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tie_up

  • verb secure with or as if with ropes
    bind; tie down; truss.
    • tie down the prisoners
    • tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed
  • verb invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes
    • All my money is tied up in long-term investments

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interference

  • noun a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
    intervention.
  • noun the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
    hinderance; hindrance.

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mackerel

  • noun flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish
  • noun any of various fishes of the family Scombridae

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acanthopterygian

  • noun a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
    spiny-finned fish.

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windscreen

  • noun transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle
    windshield.

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mid-on

  • noun the fielding position in cricket closest to the bowler on the on side

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climb_on

  • verb get up on the back of
    hop on; get on; mount; mount up; bestride; jump on.
    • mount a horse

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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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four

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

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obstruction

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

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hanging

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

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spellbind

  • verb to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    grip; fascinate; transfix.
    • The snake charmer fascinates the cobra
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

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aggression

  • noun a disposition to behave aggressively
  • noun a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
    aggressiveness.

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looking

  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking at; look.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him
  • noun the act of searching visually
    looking for.

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grub_up

  • verb dig up
    grub out.
    • grub up roots and tree stumps

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feeding

  • noun the act of consuming food
    eating.
  • noun the act of supplying food and nourishment
    alimentation.

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swab

  • noun implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
  • noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    swob; mop.

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three-bagger

  • noun a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
    three-base hit; triple.

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tweet

  • noun a weak chirping sound as of a small bird
  • verb make a weak, chirping sound
    twirp.
    • the small bird was tweeting in the tree

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swan

  • noun stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; assert; swear; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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misdating

  • noun something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
    anachronism; mistiming.
  • verb assign the wrong date to
    misdate.

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pop-fly

  • noun a short high fly ball
    pop fly; pop-up.

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hermann

  • noun German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)
    Arminius; Armin.

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stickball_game

  • noun a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle
    stickball.

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sway

  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

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magnetic

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

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shaving

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

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antecede

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    forego; predate; forgo; antedate; precede.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools

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swivel

  • noun a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
  • verb turn on a pivot
    pivot.

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shielding

  • noun the act of shielding from harm
  • noun a shield of lead or concrete intended as a barrier to radiation emitted in nuclear decay

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rescue

  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; saving; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives
  • verb free from harm or evil
    deliver.

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activation

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

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pothook

  • noun an S-shaped hook to suspend a pot over a fire

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overprotection

  • noun excessive protection
    momism; overshielding.

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smack

  • noun a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
    slap.
  • noun the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    nip; tang; flavour; savor; savour; sapidity; flavor; relish.

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handling

  • noun manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something
  • noun the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means
    manipulation.

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wriggler

  • noun one who can't stay still (especially a child)
    wiggler; squirmer.
    • the toddler was a real wiggler on plane trips
  • noun larva of a mosquito
    wiggler.

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foul

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

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rotary_motion

  • noun the act of rotating as if on an axis
    rotation.
    • the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music

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cut_down

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

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trailer

  • noun someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
    poke; dawdler; laggard; drone; lagger.
  • noun an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future
    preview; prevue.

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missionary

  • noun someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  • noun someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
    missioner.

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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monkfish

  • noun flesh of a large-headed anglerfish of the Atlantic waters of North America
  • noun fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
    lotte; Lophius Americanus; allmouth; anglerfish; angler; angler fish; goosefish.

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propping_up

  • noun the act of propping up with shores
    shoring up; shoring.

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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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diabolatry

  • noun the acts or rites of worshiping devils
    demonolatry; devil-worship.

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artistic_production

  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; art.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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roadblock

  • noun any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
    barrier.
    • intolerance is a barrier to understanding
  • noun a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
    barricade.

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make-work

  • noun active work of little value
    busywork.
    • while he was waiting he filled the days with busywork

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windscreen_wiper

  • noun a mechanical device that cleans the windshield
    wiper blade; wiper; windshield wiper.

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undercover

  • adjective satellite conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
    hugger-mugger; clandestine; secret; hole-and-corner; surreptitious; underground; cloak-and-dagger; hush-hush.
    • clandestine intelligence operations
    • cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines
    • hole-and-corner intrigue
    • secret missions
    • a secret agent
    • secret sales of arms
    • surreptitious mobilization of troops
    • an undercover investigation
    • underground resistance

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round_whitefish

  • noun a whitefish with a bronze back; of northern North America and Siberia
    Prosopium cylindraceum; Menominee whitefish.

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fritter

  • noun small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables
  • verb spend frivolously and unwisely
    shoot; fool; fool away; fritter away; dissipate; frivol away.
    • Fritter away one's inheritance

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enjoy

  • verb derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
    savor; savour; bask; relish.
    • She relished her fame and basked in her glory
  • verb have benefit from
    • enjoy privileges

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bicycle

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bike; cycle.
  • verb ride a bicycle
    wheel; pedal; bike; cycle.

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pragmatic

  • noun an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
    pragmatic sanction.
  • adjective satellite concerned with practical matters
    matter-of-fact; pragmatical.
    • a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem
    • a matter-of-fact account of the trip

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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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welfare

  • noun governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
    social welfare; public assistance.
    • she lives on welfare
  • noun something that aids or promotes well-being
    benefit.
    • for the benefit of all

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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pulse

  • noun (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    pulsing; pulsation; impulse.
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; heartbeat; pulsation.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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voting

  • noun a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
    vote; ballot; balloting.
    • there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion
    • they allowed just one vote per person
  • verb express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote
    vote.
    • He voted for the motion
    • None of the Democrats voted last night

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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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winder

  • noun a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
  • noun mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
    key.

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repetition

  • noun an event that repeats
    repeat.
    • the events today were a repeat of yesterday's
  • noun the act of doing or performing again
    repeating.

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shining

  • noun the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    polishing.
    • the shining of shoes provided a meager living
    • every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect; shine.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

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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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six-gilled_shark

  • noun large primitive shark widely distributed in warm seas
    cow shark; Hexanchus griseus.

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settlement

  • noun a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
    colony.
    • the American colony in Paris
  • noun a community of people smaller than a town
    small town; village.

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fielder's_choice

  • noun a play made on a ground ball in which the fielder chooses to put out an advancing runner instead of the batter

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blueback

(Zoöl.) (a) A trout (Salmo oquassa) inhabiting some of the lakes of Maine. (b) A salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) of the Columbia River and northward. (c) An American river herring (Clupea æstivalis), closely allied to the alewife.

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thunder

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

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boogie

  • noun an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
    boogie-woogie.
  • verb dance to boogie music

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schism

  • noun division of a group into opposing factions
    split.
    • another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy
  • noun the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences

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driving_force

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; drive.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off

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tilter

  • noun someone who engages in a tilt or joust
  • noun a device for emptying a cask by tilting it without disturbing the dregs

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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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albacore

  • noun relatively small tuna with choice white flesh; major source of canned tuna
  • noun large pelagic tuna the source of most canned tuna; reaches 93 pounds and has long pectoral fins; found worldwide in tropical and temperate waters
    long-fin tunny; Thunnus alalunga.

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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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usance

  • noun the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange)
  • noun (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
    use of goods and services; use; economic consumption; consumption.
    • the consumption of energy has increased steadily

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avert

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn away or aside
    turn away.
    • They averted their eyes when the King entered

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military_campaign

  • noun several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
    campaign.

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leaning

  • noun an inclination to do something
    propensity; tendency.
    • he felt leanings toward frivolity
  • noun a natural inclination
    propensity; proclivity.
    • he has a proclivity for exaggeration

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teetertotter

  • noun a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
    tilting board; teeter; teeter-totter; seesaw; dandle board; teeterboard.
  • verb ride on a plank
    seesaw; teeter-totter.

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allmouth

  • noun fishes having large mouths with a wormlike filament attached for luring prey
    lotte; Lophius Americanus; anglerfish; angler; angler fish; monkfish; goosefish.

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vivification

  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    animation; brio; spiritedness; invigoration.
  • noun the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
    animation; invigoration.

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porno

  • noun creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire
    pornography; erotica; smut; porn.

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modelling

  • noun a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied
    modeling; moulding; molding.
  • noun the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)
    modeling; model.

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pursuit

  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; chase.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    quest; pursuance.
    • the pursuit of love
    • life is more than the pursuance of fame
    • a quest for wealth

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plunker

  • noun (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
    plunk.

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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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vibrating_reed

  • noun a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it
    reed.
    • the clarinetist fitted a new reed onto his mouthpiece

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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celebration

  • noun a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
    jubilation.
  • noun any joyous diversion
    festivity.

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dry

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

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undulation

  • noun an undulating curve
    wave.
  • noun wavelike motion; a gentle rising and falling in the manner of waves

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scorpaenoid_fish

  • noun fishes having the head armored with bony plates
    scorpaenoid.

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rumba

  • noun syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
    rhumba.
  • noun a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
    rhumba.

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trebinje

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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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precede

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    antecede; forego; predate; forgo; antedate.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools
  • verb come before
    predate.
    • Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify

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pelvimetry

  • noun measurement of the dimensions of the bony birth canal (to determine whether vaginal birth is possible)

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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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procedure

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    process.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
    operation.
    • the operations in building a house
    • certain machine tool operations

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smoke

  • noun a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
    fume.
  • noun a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
    smoking.
    • the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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changer

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

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bottom_fish

  • noun fish that live on the sea bottom (particularly the commercially important gadoid fish like cod and haddock, or flatfish like flounder)
    groundfish.

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knavery

  • noun lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing
    dishonesty.

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sand_eel

  • noun very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beaches
    launce; sand lance; sand launce.

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fantastic

  • adjective satellite ludicrously odd
    grotesque; antic; fantastical.
    • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
    • fantastic Halloween costumes
    • a grotesque reflection in the mirror
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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