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reprocess

  • verb use again after processing
    recycle; reuse.
    • We must recycle the cardboard boxes

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circumlocution

  • noun a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    periphrasis; ambage.
  • noun an indirect way of expressing something
    indirect expression.

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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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land_development

  • noun making an area of land more useful

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scheming

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    conniving; calculative; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community
  • verb form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    scheme; intrigue; connive.

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short-change

  • verb cheat someone by not returning him enough money
    short.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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half-truth

  • noun a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead

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defraud

  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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snipe

  • noun Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
  • noun a gunshot from a concealed location

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bludgeon

  • noun a club used as a weapon
  • verb overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
    • The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas

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whipsaw

  • noun a saw with handles at both ends; intended for use by two people
    lumberman's saw; two-man saw; two-handed saw.
  • verb victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations

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nominal

  • noun a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb
    nominal phrase; noun phrase.
  • adjective relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name
    • the Russian system of nominal brevity
    • a nominal lists of priests
    • taxable males as revealed by the nominal rolls

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recycle

  • verb cause to repeat a cycle
  • verb use again after processing
    reprocess; reuse.
    • We must recycle the cardboard boxes

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cozenage

  • noun a fraudulent business scheme
    scam.

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commercialisation

  • noun the act of commercializing something; involving something in commerce
    commercialization.
    • my father considered the commercialization of Christmas to be a sacrilege
    • the government tried to accelerate the commercialization of this development
    • both companies will retain control over the commercialization of their own products

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distort

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; garble.
  • verb form into a spiral shape
    twist; twine.
    • The cord is all twisted

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hocus-pocus

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; hanky panky; skulduggery; slickness; jiggery-pokery; skullduggery.

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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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disorientation

  • noun a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
    freak out.
  • noun confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction
    • his disorientation was the result of inattention

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exaggerate

  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    overdraw; magnify; overstate; hyperbolize; hyperbolise; amplify.
    • tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery
  • verb do something to an excessive degree
    overdo.
    • He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups

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housebreaker

  • noun a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house
    cat burglar.
  • noun a wrecker of houses
    housewrecker.
    • in England a housewrecker is called a housebreaker

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punching_bag

  • noun a person on whom another person vents their anger
    • he resigned because his boss used him as a punching bag
  • noun an inflated ball or bag that is suspended and punched for training in boxing
    punching ball; punch bag; punchball.

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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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phoney

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; dissembler; phony; dissimulator; pretender.
  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; bogus; phony; fake.

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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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capitalisation

  • noun writing in capital letters
    capitalization.
  • noun an estimation of the value of a business
    capitalization.

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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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channelize

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

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colonialism

  • noun exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country

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grotesquery

  • noun ludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion
    grotesquerie; grotesqueness.

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burglarise

  • verb commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
    burglarize; heist; burgle.

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designing

  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
    design.
    • he contributed to the design of a new instrument
  • verb make or work out a plan for; devise
    project; design; contrive; plan.
    • They contrived to murder their boss
    • design a new sales strategy
    • plan an attack

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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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inducement

  • noun a positive motivational influence
    motivator; incentive.
  • noun act of bringing about a desired result
    inducing.
    • inducement of sleep

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prate

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    prattle; chin music; blether; idle talk.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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protection

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

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burgle

  • verb commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
    burglarize; heist; burglarise.

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psychotic_belief

  • noun (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
    delusion.

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mannerism

  • noun a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
    idiosyncrasy; foible.
  • noun a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
    affectation; pose; affectedness.

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give_away

  • verb make a gift of
    • She gave away her antique furniture
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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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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card_player

  • noun someone who plays (or knows how to play) card games

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maunder

  • verb wander aimlessly
  • verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    mussitate; mumble; mutter.

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baseball_play

  • noun (baseball) a play executed by a baseball team

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fraud_in_the_inducement

  • noun fraud which intentionally causes a person to execute and instrument or make an agreement or render a judgment; e.g., misleading someone about the true facts

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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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armed_robbery

  • noun robbery at gunpoint
    stickup; heist; holdup.

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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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elude

  • verb escape, either physically or mentally
    bilk; evade.
    • The thief eluded the police
    • This difficult idea seems to evade her
    • The event evades explanation
  • verb be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    escape.
    • What you are seeing in him eludes me

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overworking

  • noun the act of working too much or too long
    overwork.
    • he became ill from overwork
  • verb use too much
    overwork.
    • This play has been overworked

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circumvent

  • verb surround so as to force to give up
    beleaguer; hem in; surround; besiege.
    • The Turks besieged Vienna
  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
    outsmart; beat; overreach; outwit; outfox.
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors

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manoeuver

  • verb act in order to achieve a certain goal
    maneuver; manoeuvre.
    • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
    • She maneuvered herself into the directorship
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; steer.

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cheating

  • noun a deception for profit to yourself
    cheat.
  • verb deprive somebody of something by deceit
    cheat; rip off; chisel.
    • The con-man beat me out of $50
    • This salesman ripped us off!
    • we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme
    • They chiseled me out of my money

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quibbler

  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    caviler; caviller; pettifogger.

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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tell

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

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phony

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; phoney; dissembler; dissimulator; pretender.
  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; phoney; bogus; fake.

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warp

  • noun a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    deflection.
  • noun a shape distorted by twisting or folding
    buckle.

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warm

  • verb get warm or warmer
    warm up.
    • The soup warmed slowly on the stove
  • verb make warm or warmer
    • The blanket will warm you

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faker

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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rook

  • noun (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
    castle.
  • noun common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow
    Corvus frugilegus.

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wangling

  • noun an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery
    wangle.
  • verb achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
    manage; finagle; wangle.

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interposition

  • noun the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
    interpellation; interjection; interpolation.
  • noun the act or fact of interposing one thing between or among others
    intervention.

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constructive_fraud

  • noun comprises all acts or omissions or concealments involving breach of equitable or legal duty or trust or confidence
    legal fraud.

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put_one_across

  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; dupe; befool; put one over; cod; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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exploitative

  • adjective satellite tending to exploit or make use of
    exploitatory; exploitive.

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buffoonery

  • noun acting like a clown or buffoon
    japery; harlequinade; clowning; frivolity; prank.

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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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facade

  • noun the face or front of a building
    frontal; frontage.
  • noun a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
    window dressing.

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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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peculation

  • noun the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
    embezzlement; defalcation; misappropriation; misapplication.

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zany

  • noun a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect
  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; twat; jackass; goofball.

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bunk

  • noun a long trough for feeding cattle
    feed bunk.
  • noun a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
    built in bed; berth.

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song

  • noun a short musical composition with words
    vocal.
    • a successful musical must have at least three good songs
  • noun a distinctive or characteristic sound
    • the song of bullets was in the air
    • the song of the wind
    • the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead

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shy_away_from

  • verb avoid having to deal with some unpleasant task
    • I shy away from this task

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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speciousness

  • noun an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility
    meretriciousness.
    • the speciousness of his argument

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fudge

  • noun soft creamy candy
  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
    wangle; fake; cook; misrepresent; falsify; manipulate.
    • Fudge the figures
    • cook the books
    • falsify the data

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utilise

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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possum

  • noun nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America
    opossum.
  • noun small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails
    phalanger; opossum.

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wrong

  • noun that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    wrongfulness.
    • he feels that you are in the wrong
  • noun any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    legal injury; damage.

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chump

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; mark.

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coiner

  • noun a maker of counterfeit coins
  • noun someone who is a source of new words or new expressions

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extortion

  • noun an exorbitant charge
  • noun unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)
    • the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty

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capitalise

  • verb supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
    capitalize.
  • verb draw advantages from
    capitalize; take advantage.
    • he is capitalizing on her mistake
    • she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover

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dealer

  • noun someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    trader; bargainer; monger.
  • noun a firm engaged in trading

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phrenology

  • noun a now abandoned study of the shape of skull as indicative of the strengths of different faculties

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decoy

  • noun a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
    steerer.
  • noun something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
    lure; bait.

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cardsharp

  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    card sharper; sharpy; sharper; card shark; cardsharper; card sharp; sharpie.

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devote

  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    commit; consecrate; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church
  • verb dedicate
    pay; give.
    • give thought to
    • give priority to
    • pay attention to

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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ensnare

  • verb take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    entrap; frame; set up.
    • I was set up!
    • The innocent man was framed by the police
  • verb catch in or as if in a trap
    trammel; entrap; snare; trap.
    • The men trap foxes

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sibylle

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merry_andrew

  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goof; goofball; buffoon; clown.

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fable

  • noun a deliberately false or improbable account
    fabrication; fiction.
  • noun a short moral story (often with animal characters)
    parable; allegory; apologue.

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tricker

  • noun someone who plays practical jokes on others
    cut-up; prankster; trickster; practical joker; hoaxer.

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auditory

  • adjective of or relating to the process of hearing
    auditive; audile.
    • auditory processing
    • an audile person

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fib

  • noun a trivial lie
    tale; story; taradiddle; tarradiddle.
    • he told a fib about eating his spinach
    • how can I stop my child from telling stories?
  • verb tell a relatively insignificant lie
    • Fibbing is not acceptable, even if you don't call it lying

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defrauder

  • noun a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
    gouger; chiseller; chiseler; swindler; scammer; grifter.

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foxiness

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; craftiness; wiliness; cunning.

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mistreat

  • verb treat badly
    ill-use; ill-treat; maltreat; step; abuse.
    • This boss abuses his workers
    • She is always stepping on others to get ahead

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take_in

  • verb provide with shelter
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; dupe; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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goldbricking

  • noun the evasion of work or duty
    slacking; shirking; goofing off; soldiering.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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songwriter

  • noun a composer of words or music for popular songs
    ballad maker; songster.

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plaster

  • noun a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings
  • noun any of several gypsum cements; a white powder (a form of calcium sulphate) that forms a paste when mixed with water and hardens into a solid; used in making molds and sculptures and casts for broken limbs
    plaster of Paris.

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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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genovese

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Genoa or its inhabitants
    Genoese.
    • the Genoese sailor we call Columbus

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enamor

  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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bunko_game

  • noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    bunko; bunco game; sting; flimflam; con game; confidence game; gyp; bunco; hustle; confidence trick; con.

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straining

  • noun an intense or violent exertion
    strain.
  • noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    twisting; overrefinement; torture; distortion.

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interpolation

  • noun a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted
    insertion.
    • with the help of his friend's interpolations his story was eventually told
    • with many insertions in the margins
  • noun (mathematics) calculation of the value of a function between the values already known

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neocolonialism

  • noun control by a powerful country of its former colonies (or other less developed countries) by economic pressures

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juggling

  • noun the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    juggle.
  • noun throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    juggle.

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shirking

  • noun the evasion of work or duty
    slacking; goofing off; soldiering; goldbricking.
  • verb avoid (one's assigned duties)
    goldbrick; shrink from; shirk; fiddle.
    • The derelict soldier shirked his duties

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ill-usage

  • noun cruel or inhumane treatment
    maltreatment; ill-treatment; abuse.
    • the child showed signs of physical abuse

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tricksy

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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palaver

  • noun flattery intended to persuade
    cajolery; blandishment.
  • noun loud and confused and empty talk
    rhetoric; empty talk; empty words; hot air.
    • mere rhetoric

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wittol

  • noun an archaic term for a cuckold who knows about his wife's infidelity but tolerates it

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turning

  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turn.
    • he took a turn to the right
  • noun act of changing in practice or custom
    • the law took many turnings over the years

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bill_of_goods

  • noun communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable
    • they tried to sell me a bill of goods about a secondhand car
  • noun a consignment of merchandise

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entrap

  • verb take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    ensnare; frame; set up.
    • I was set up!
    • The innocent man was framed by the police
  • verb catch in or as if in a trap
    trammel; ensnare; snare; trap.
    • The men trap foxes

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mutilate

  • verb destroy or injure severely
    mangle; cut up.
    • The madman mutilates art work
  • verb alter so as to make unrecognizable
    murder; mangle.
    • The tourists murdered the French language

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horseshit

  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    crap; Irish bull; dogshit; bull; bullshit; shit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull

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mail_fraud

  • noun use of the mails to defraud someone

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mountebank

  • noun a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
    charlatan.

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get_away

  • verb run away from confinement
    break loose; escape.
    • The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison
  • verb escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action
    get out; escape; get off; get by.
    • She gets away with murder!
    • I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities

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puck

  • noun a vulcanized rubber disk 3 inches in diameter that is used instead of a ball in ice hockey
    hockey puck.
  • noun a mischievous sprite of English folklore
    Robin Goodfellow.

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hook

  • noun a catch for locking a door
  • noun a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    crotchet.

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stoolie

  • noun someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    sneaker; stool pigeon; canary; sneak; stoolpigeon; fink; snitch; snitcher.

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thick

  • noun the location of something surrounded by other things
    midst.
    • in the midst of the crowd
  • adjective not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions
    • an inch thick
    • a thick board
    • a thick sandwich
    • spread a thick layer of butter
    • thick coating of dust
    • thick warm blankets

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hedging

  • noun any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    hedge.
  • noun an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
    hedge.
    • when you say `maybe' you are just hedging

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service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

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fiction

  • noun a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
  • noun a deliberately false or improbable account
    fable; fabrication.

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gypsum_board

  • noun wallboard with a gypsum plaster core bonded to layers of paper or fiberboard; used instead of plaster or wallboard to make interior walls
    plasterboard.

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malingering

  • noun evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated
    skulking.
    • they developed a test to detect malingering
  • verb avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
    skulk; malinger.

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garble

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; distort.

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murder

  • noun unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
    slaying; execution.
  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    off; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

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overdraw

  • verb draw more money from than is available
    • She overdrew her account
  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    magnify; exaggerate; overstate; hyperbolize; hyperbolise; amplify.
    • tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery

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tool

  • noun an implement used in the practice of a vocation
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    instrument.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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flimflam

  • noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    bunko; bunco game; bunko game; sting; con game; confidence game; gyp; bunco; hustle; confidence trick; con.

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fraud_in_the_factum

  • noun fraud that arises from a disparity between the instrument intended to be executed and the instrument actually executed; e.g., leading someone to sign the wrong contract

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gyp

  • noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    bunko; bunco game; bunko game; sting; flimflam; con game; confidence game; bunco; hustle; confidence trick; con.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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tithe

  • noun a levy of one tenth of something
  • noun an offering of a tenth part of some personal income

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guile

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness; cunning.
  • noun the quality of being crafty
    craftiness; deceitfulness.

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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hallucination

  • noun illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder
  • noun a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea
    delusion.
    • he has delusions of competence
    • his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination

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prankster

  • noun someone who plays practical jokes on others
    cut-up; trickster; tricker; practical joker; hoaxer.

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rag

  • noun a small piece of cloth or paper
    tatter; shred; tag; tag end.
  • noun a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
    rag week.

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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mine

  • noun excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
  • noun explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel

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rat

  • noun any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; blackleg.

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cannibalize

  • verb eat human flesh
    cannibalise.
  • verb use parts of something to repair something else
    cannibalise.

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put_on

  • verb put clothing on one's body
    assume; don; get into; wear.
    • What should I wear today?
    • He put on his best suit for the wedding
    • The princess donned a long blue dress
    • The queen assumed the stately robes
    • He got into his jeans
  • verb add to something existing
    • She put on a sun room

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snow

  • noun precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
    snowfall.
  • noun a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

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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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finagle

  • verb achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
    manage; wangle.

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play_around

  • verb commit adultery
    fool around.
    • he plays around a lot
  • verb work with in an amateurish manner
    dabble; smatter.
    • She dabbles in astronomy
    • He plays around with investments but he never makes any money

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capitalization

  • noun writing in capital letters
    capitalisation.
  • noun an estimation of the value of a business
    capitalisation.

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phantasy

  • noun something many people believe that is false
    fantasy; illusion; fancy.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
  • noun fiction with a large amount of imagination in it
    fantasy.
    • she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies

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water_program

  • noun making an area of water more useful
    water development; water project.

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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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coin

  • noun a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
  • verb make up
    • coin phrases or words

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singer

  • noun a person who sings
    vocalizer; vocalist; vocaliser.
  • noun United States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
    Isaac Merrit Singer; Isaac M. Singer.

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saint_george

  • noun Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)
    George; St. George.

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impostor

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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irish_bull

  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    crap; horseshit; dogshit; bull; bullshit; shit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull

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fair_game

  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    prey; target; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt

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babble_out

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; spill the beans; tattle; blab out; sing; blab; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks

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dupe

  • noun a person who is tricked or swindled
    victim.
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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sharpie

  • noun an alert and energetic person
    sharpy; eager beaver; busy bee; live wire.
  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    card sharper; sharpy; sharper; card shark; cardsharp; cardsharper; card sharp.

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availability

  • noun the quality of being at hand when needed
    handiness; availableness; accessibility.

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caper

  • noun any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis
  • noun pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces

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decarlo

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bush

  • noun a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
    shrub.
  • noun a large wilderness area

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wiliness

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; cunning.

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new_york_city

  • noun the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
    New York; Greater New York.

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denounce

  • verb speak out against
    • He denounced the Nazis
  • verb to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
    stigmatise; brand; stigmatize; mark.
    • He denounced the government action
    • She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock

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guileful

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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april_fool

  • noun the butt of a prank played on April 1st
  • noun a practical joke or trick played on the first day of April

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commercialization

  • noun the act of commercializing something; involving something in commerce
    commercialisation.
    • my father considered the commercialization of Christmas to be a sacrilege
    • the government tried to accelerate the commercialization of this development
    • both companies will retain control over the commercialization of their own products

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bag

  • noun a flexible container with a single opening
    • he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
  • noun the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
    • his bag included two deer

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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enchant

  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; transport.
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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setup

  • noun equipment designed to serve a specific function
    apparatus.
  • noun the way something is organized or arranged
    • it takes time to learn the setup around here

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postiche

  • noun a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
    false hair; hairpiece.
  • noun something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    sham; fake.

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wipe_out

  • verb use up (resources or materials)
    exhaust; consume; deplete; use up; eat up; eat; run through.
    • this car consumes a lot of gas
    • We exhausted our savings
    • They run through 20 bottles of wine a week
  • verb kill in large numbers
    annihilate; carry off; decimate; eliminate; extinguish; eradicate.
    • the plague wiped out an entire population

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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misdirect

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; 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 lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    mislead; lead astray; misguide.
    • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

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water_development

  • noun making an area of water more useful
    water program; water project.

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inappropriate

  • adjective not suitable for a particular occasion etc
    • noise seems inappropriate at a time of sadness
    • inappropriate shoes for a walk on the beach
    • put inappropriate pressure on them
  • adjective satellite not in keeping with what is correct or proper
    unfitting; incompatible; out or keeping.
    • completely inappropriate behavior

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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mug

  • noun the quantity that can be held in a mug
    mugful.
  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; chump; mark.

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soft_touch

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.

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personate

  • verb pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
    pose; impersonate.
    • She posed as the Czar's daughter
  • verb attribute human qualities to something
    personify.
    • The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous

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extend

  • verb extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard
  • verb stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    go; run; lead; pass.
    • Service runs all the way to Cranbury
    • His knowledge doesn't go very far
    • My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
    • The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

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felony

  • noun a serious crime (such as murder or arson)

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trickster

  • noun someone who plays practical jokes on others
    cut-up; prankster; tricker; practical joker; hoaxer.
  • noun someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    slicker; beguiler; cheat; deceiver; cheater.

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fallacious

  • adjective satellite containing or based on a fallacy
    unsound.
    • fallacious reasoning
    • an unsound argument
  • adjective satellite intended to deceive
    fraudulent; deceitful.
    • deceitful advertising
    • fallacious testimony
    • smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge
    • a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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delusory

  • adjective satellite causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
    deceptive.
    • deceptive calm
    • a delusory pleasure

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tattle

  • noun disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    telling; singing.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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cod

  • noun the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    pod; seedcase.
  • noun lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
    codfish.

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genus

  • noun a general kind of something
    • ignore the genus communism
  • noun (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species

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con

  • noun an argument opposed to a proposal
  • noun a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
    inmate; convict; yard bird; yardbird.

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shiftiness

  • noun the quality of being a slippery rascal
    slipperiness; rascality; trickiness.
  • noun the quality of being changeable in direction
    • the shiftiness of the wind caused the boat to veer unpredictably

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st._lawrence

  • noun Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
    Saint Lawrence; Laurentius; Lawrence.
  • noun a North American river; flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic
    Saint Lawrence River; Saint Lawrence; St. Lawrence River.

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trickery

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    hanky panky; skulduggery; slickness; jiggery-pokery; hocus-pocus; skullduggery.
  • noun the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
    chicanery; chicane; wile; shenanigan; guile.

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recur

  • verb happen or occur again
    repeat.
    • This is a recurring story
  • verb return in thought or speech to something
    go back.

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roper

  • noun a decoy who lures customers into a gambling establishment (especially one with a fixed game)
  • noun a cowboy who uses a lasso to rope cattle or horses

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putz

  • noun (Yiddish) a fool; an idiot
  • noun obscene terms for penis
    shaft; prick; cock; tool; dick; peter; pecker.

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jackass

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; goofball.
  • noun male donkey
    jack.

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steamroller

  • noun a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way
    juggernaut.
  • noun vehicle equipped with heavy wide smooth rollers for compacting roads and pavements
    road roller.

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craft

  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    trade.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice
  • noun a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space

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pejorative

  • adjective satellite expressing disapproval
    dyslogistic; dislogistic.
    • dyslogistic terms like `nitwit' and `scalawag'

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catch

  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    gimmick.
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    haul.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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spin

  • noun a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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chicanery

  • noun the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
    trickery; chicane; wile; shenanigan; guile.

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sly

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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hat

  • noun headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
    lid; chapeau.
  • noun an informal term for a person's role
    • he took off his politician's hat and talked frankly

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pokery

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employ

  • noun the state of being employed or having a job
    employment.
    • they are looking for employment
    • he was in the employ of the city
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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calcium

  • noun a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
    Ca; atomic number 20.

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near

  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
  • adjective not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    close; nigh.
    • near neighbors
    • in the near future
    • they are near equals
    • his nearest approach to success
    • a very near thing
    • a near hit by the bomb
    • she was near tears
    • she was close to tears
    • had a close call

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st._george

  • noun Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)
    George; Saint George.

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mangle

  • noun clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers
  • verb press with a mangle
    • mangle the sheets

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sting

  • noun a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
    stinging.
    • the sting of death
    • he felt the stinging of nettles
  • noun a mental pain or distress
    pang.
    • a pang of conscience

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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acousma

  • noun illusory auditory perception of strange nonverbal sounds
    auditory hallucination.

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jest

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; joke; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; joke.

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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trap_play

  • noun (American football) a play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the place the lineman vacated
    mousetrap.

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surcharge

  • noun an additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)
  • verb charge an extra fee, as for a special service

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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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craniology

  • noun the scientific study of the skulls of various human races

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straw_man

  • noun a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
    figurehead; nominal head; front; strawman; front man.
  • noun a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
    strawman.

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peculator

  • noun someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
    defalcator; embezzler.

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welsh

  • verb cheat by avoiding payment of a gambling debt
    welch.
  • noun a native or resident of Wales
    Welshman; Cymry; Cambrian.

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redevelop

  • verb develop for a second time, in order to improve the contrast, colour, etc., of a negative or print
  • verb formulate or develop again, of an improved theory or hypothesis
    reformulate.

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kid

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
    kidskin.
    • kid gloves

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someone

  • noun a human being
    somebody; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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gabble

  • noun rapid and indistinct speech
    jabber; jabbering.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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contact

  • noun close interaction
    • they kept in daily contact
    • they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings
  • noun the act of touching physically
    physical contact.
    • her fingers came in contact with the light switch

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goof

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goofball; buffoon; clown; merry andrew.

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simulated

  • adjective satellite not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; it's real synthetic fur"
    faux; false; imitation; fake.
    • it isn't fake anything
    • faux pearls
    • false teeth
    • decorated with imitation palm leaves
    • a purse of simulated alligator hide
  • verb reproduce someone's behavior or looks
    imitate; copy; simulate.
    • The mime imitated the passers-by
    • Children often copy their parents or older siblings

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knavery

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

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joan_of_arc

  • noun French heroine and military leader inspired by religious visions to organize French resistance to the English and to have Charles VII crowned king; she was later tried for heresy and burned at the stake (1412-1431)
    Saint Joan; Jeanne d'Arc.

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victim

  • noun an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
  • noun a person who is tricked or swindled
    dupe.

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lasso

  • noun a long noosed rope used to catch animals
    reata; lariat; riata.
  • noun Belgian composer (1532-1594)
    Orlando di Lasso; Roland de Lassus.

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short-circuit

  • verb hamper the progress of; impede
    • short-circuit warm feelings
  • verb create a short circuit in
    short.

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hay

  • noun grass mowed and cured for use as fodder
  • verb convert (plant material) into hay

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board

  • noun a committee having supervisory powers
    • the board has seven members
  • noun a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    plank.

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easy

  • adjective posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
    • an easy job
    • an easy problem
    • an easy victory
    • the house is easy to heat
    • satisfied with easy answers
    • took the easy way out of his dilemma
  • adjective satellite not hurried or forced
    easygoing; leisurely.
    • an easy walk around the block
    • at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace

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break-in

  • noun trespassing for an unlawful purpose; illegal entrance into premises with criminal intent
    housebreaking; breaking and entering.

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tartufe

  • noun a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
    Tartuffe.

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reuse

  • verb use again after processing
    recycle; reprocess.
    • We must recycle the cardboard boxes

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pump-and-dump_scheme

  • noun an illegal scheme for making money by manipulating stock prices; the schemer persuades other people to buy the stock and then sells it himself as soon as the price of the stock rises

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poser

  • noun a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not
    poseur.
  • noun a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor
    model.
    • the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos

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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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thimblerig

  • noun a swindling sleight-of-hand game; victim guesses which of three things a pellet is under
    shell game.

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ill-treat

  • verb treat badly
    ill-use; maltreat; step; abuse; mistreat.
    • This boss abuses his workers
    • She is always stepping on others to get ahead

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warping

  • noun a moral or mental distortion
    warp.
  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; distort; garble.

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hunt

  • noun an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
    hunt club.
  • noun Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)
    William Holman Hunt; Holman Hunt.

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people

  • noun (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
    • old people
    • there were at least 200 people in the audience
  • noun the body of citizens of a state or country
    citizenry.
    • the Spanish people

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insistency

  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    press; pressure; imperativeness; insistence.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
  • noun the act of insisting on something
    insistence.
    • insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position

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holdup

  • noun robbery at gunpoint
    armed robbery; stickup; heist.
  • noun the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
    delay.

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deflection

  • noun a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    warp.
  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    refraction; deflexion.

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punch

  • noun (boxing) a blow with the fist
    biff; clout; poke; lick; slug.
    • I gave him a clout on his nose
  • noun an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl

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pseud

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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election

  • noun a vote to select the winner of a position or political office
    • the results of the election will be announced tonight
  • noun the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice
    • her election of medicine as a profession

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invoice

  • noun an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
    account; bill.
    • he paid his bill and left
    • send me an account of what I owe
  • verb send an bill to
    • She invoiced the company for her expenses

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insistence

  • noun continual and persistent demands
    insisting.
  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    press; pressure; insistency; imperativeness.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters

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indirect

  • adjective satellite having intervening factors or persons or influences
    • reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light
    • indirect evidence
    • an indirect cause
  • adjective not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination
    • sometimes taking an indirect path saves time
    • you must take an indirect course in sailing

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work_out

  • verb come up with
    work up.
    • His colleagues worked out his interesting idea
    • We worked up an ad for our client
  • verb happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well
    • Things worked out in an interesting way
    • Not everything worked out in the end and we were disappointed

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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armed

  • adjective (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
    • armed robbery
  • verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    build up; gird; fortify; arm.
    • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
    • troops are building up on the Iraqi border

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fox

  • noun alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
  • noun a shifty deceptive person
    dodger; slyboots.

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fob

  • noun a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch
    watch pocket.
  • noun an adornment that hangs from a watch chain

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spill_the_beans

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; babble out; tattle; blab out; sing; blab; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks

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bamboozle

  • verb conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end
    lead by the nose; play false; snow; hoodwink; pull the wool over someone's eyes.
    • He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well

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devil

  • noun an evil supernatural being
    daemon; demon; daimon; fiend.
  • noun (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
    Prince of Darkness; Lucifer; the Tempter; Beelzebub; Satan; Old Nick.

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pose

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    airs.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

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blackmail

  • noun extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information
  • verb exert pressure on someone through threats
    pressure; blackjack.

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ply

  • noun one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination
    • three-ply cord
    • four-ply yarn
  • noun (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood

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constructive

  • adjective constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development
    • constructive criticism
    • a constructive attitude
    • a constructive philosophy
    • constructive permission
  • adjective satellite emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good
    • constructive criticism

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glibness

  • noun a kind of fluent easy superficiality
    slickness.
    • the glibness of a high-pressure salesman

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paperhanger

  • noun someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money
  • noun one whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper
    paperer.

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saphead

  • noun a person who lacks good judgment
    fool; sap; tomfool; muggins.

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hyperbolize

  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    overdraw; magnify; exaggerate; overstate; hyperbolise; amplify.
    • tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery

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misleading

  • adjective satellite designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
    shoddy; deceptive.
    • the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm
    • deliberately deceptive packaging
    • a misleading similarity
    • statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading
    • shoddy business practices
  • verb lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    mislead; lead astray; misguide; misdirect.
    • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

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commit

  • verb perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    perpetrate; pull.
    • perpetrate a crime
    • pull a bank robbery
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; consecrate; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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blabber

  • noun one who reveals confidential information in return for money
    squealer; informer; rat; betrayer.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; twaddle.

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soldiering

  • noun skills that are required for the life of soldier
    soldiership.
  • noun the evasion of work or duty
    slacking; shirking; goofing off; goldbricking.

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defalcate

  • verb appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
    embezzle; misappropriate; malversate; peculate.
    • The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family

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trouble_maker

  • noun someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
    mischief-maker; troublemaker; bad hat; troubler.

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sop

  • noun piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid
    sops.
  • noun a concession given to mollify or placate
    • the offer was a sop to my feelings

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annoyance

  • noun the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
    botheration; vexation; irritation.
  • noun anger produced by some annoying irritation
    chafe; vexation.

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deception

  • noun a misleading falsehood
    deceit; misrepresentation.
  • noun the act of deceiving
    deceit; dissimulation; dissembling.

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gip

  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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new_jersey

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
    Garden State; NJ; Jersey.
  • noun one of the British colonies that formed the United States

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intrinsic

  • adjective belonging to a thing by its very nature
    intrinsical.
    • form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey
  • adjective satellite situated within or belonging solely to the organ or body part on which it acts
    • intrinsic muscles

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avail

  • noun a means of serving
    help; service.
    • of no avail
    • there's no help for it
  • verb use to one's advantage
    • He availed himself of the available resources

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war

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    warfare.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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deplete

  • verb use up (resources or materials)
    exhaust; consume; wipe out; use up; eat up; eat; run through.
    • this car consumes a lot of gas
    • We exhausted our savings
    • They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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laurentius

  • noun Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
    St. Lawrence; Saint Lawrence; Lawrence.

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linebacker_blitzing

  • noun (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line
    blitz; safety blitz.

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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stoolpigeon

  • noun someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    sneaker; stool pigeon; canary; sneak; fink; stoolie; snitch; snitcher.

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heat

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat energy.
  • noun the presence of heat
    high temperature; hotness.

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misinform

  • verb give false or misleading information to
    mislead.

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trump_up

  • verb invent
    concoct.
    • trump up charges

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escape

  • noun the act of escaping physically
    flight.
    • he made his escape from the mental hospital
    • the canary escaped from its cage
    • his flight was an indication of his guilt
  • noun an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
    escapism.
    • romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life
    • his alcohol problem was a form of escapism

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riqueti

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fibbing

  • noun a trivial act of lying or being deliberately unclear
    paltering.
  • verb tell a relatively insignificant lie
    fib.
    • Fibbing is not acceptable, even if you don't call it lying

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annoying

  • noun the act of troubling or annoying someone
    annoyance; vexation; irritation.
  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

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trip

  • noun a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
    • he took a trip to the shopping center
  • noun a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs
    • an acid trip

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shit

  • noun obscene terms for feces
    poop; crap; dirt; shite; turd.
  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    crap; horseshit; Irish bull; dogshit; bull; bullshit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull

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utterer

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; vocaliser.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun someone who circulates forged banknotes or counterfeit coins

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piffle

  • noun trivial nonsense
    balderdash; fiddle-faddle.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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role

  • noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    function; part; office.
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    part; character; persona; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona

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war_machine

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; military; armed services; military 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

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martyrise

  • verb torture and torment like a martyr
    martyr; martyrize.

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pseudonym

  • noun a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role
    nom de guerre; anonym.

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flush

  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; bloom; heyday.
  • noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    rosiness; blush; bloom.

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persecution

  • noun the act of persecuting (especially on the basis of race or religion)

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stops

  • noun a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
    Michigan; Newmarket; boodle; Chicago.
  • noun the event of something ending
    stop; halt.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

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assume

  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    take for granted; presume.
    • I assume his train was late
  • verb take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    take on; take over; adopt.
    • When will the new President assume office?

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pseudo

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.
  • adjective satellite (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
    • a pseudo esthete
    • pseudoclassic

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cheater

  • noun someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    slicker; trickster; beguiler; cheat; deceiver.

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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dance

  • noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  • noun a party of people assembled for dancing

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rob

  • verb take something away by force or without the consent of the owner
    • The burglars robbed him of all his money
  • verb rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    fleece; soak; plume; pluck; hook; overcharge; gazump; surcharge.

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invent

  • verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    formulate; devise; contrive; excogitate; forge.
    • excogitate a way to measure the speed of light
  • verb make up something artificial or untrue
    fabricate; manufacture; cook up; make up.

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mill

  • noun a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
    factory; manufactory; manufacturing plant.
  • noun Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)
    James Mill.

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grifter

  • noun a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
    gouger; chiseller; chiseler; defrauder; swindler; scammer.

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milk

  • noun a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings
  • noun produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young

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deceitful

  • adjective satellite intended to deceive
    fallacious; fraudulent.
    • deceitful advertising
    • fallacious testimony
    • smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge
    • a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes
  • adjective satellite marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
    double-dealing; two-faced; duplicitous; double-faced; Janus-faced; ambidextrous; double-tongued.
    • she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
    • a double-dealing double agent
    • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

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sufferer

  • noun a person suffering from an illness
    sick person; diseased person.
  • noun one who suffers for the sake of principle
    martyr.

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stool_pigeon

  • noun someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    sneaker; canary; sneak; stoolpigeon; fink; stoolie; snitch; snitcher.
  • noun a dummy pigeon used to decoy others

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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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icing

  • noun the formation of frost or ice on a surface
    frost.
  • noun a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes
    frosting; ice.

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advantage

  • noun the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
    vantage.
    • the experience gave him the advantage over me
  • noun (tennis) first point scored after deuce

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two-time

  • verb carry on a romantic relationship with two people at the same time

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cook

  • noun someone who cooks food
  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Captain Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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trouble

  • noun a source of difficulty
    problem.
    • one trouble after another delayed the job
    • what's the problem?
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; hassle; fuss.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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bluffer

  • noun a person who tries to bluff other people
    four-flusher.
  • adjective satellite very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
    sheer; bold; bluff.
    • a bluff headland
    • where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise
    • a sheer descent of rock

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skulduggery

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; hanky panky; slickness; jiggery-pokery; hocus-pocus; skullduggery.

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dig

  • noun the site of an archeological exploration
    excavation; archeological site.
    • they set up camp next to the dig
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    shaft; gibe; shot; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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two-timer

  • noun someone who deceives a lover or spouse by carrying on a sexual relationship with somebody else
  • noun a person who says one thing and does another
    double-crosser; traitor; betrayer; double-dealer.

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tyndale

  • noun English translator and Protestant martyr; his translation of the Bible into English (which later formed the basis for the King James Version) aroused ecclesiastical opposition; he left England in 1524 and was burned at the stake in Antwerp as a heretic (1494-1536)
    Tindale; Tindal; William Tindale; William Tindal; William Tyndale.

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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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encroach

  • verb advance beyond the usual limit
    infringe; impinge.
  • verb impinge or infringe upon
    impinge; trench; entrench.
    • This impinges on my rights as an individual
    • This matter entrenches on other domains

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guy

  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; hombre; cat.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll
  • noun an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

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george

  • noun Christian martyr; patron saint of England; hero of the legend of Saint George and the Dragon in which he slew a dragon and saved a princess (?-303)
    St. George; Saint George.
  • noun King of Great Britain and Ireland and emperor of India from 1936 to 1947; he succeeded Edward VIII (1895-1952)
    George VI.

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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dealing

  • noun method or manner of conduct in relation to others
    • honest dealing
  • noun the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
    transaction; dealings.
    • no transactions are possible without him
    • he has always been honest is his dealings with me

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blab_out

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; spill the beans; babble out; tattle; sing; blab; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks

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talker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; speaker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims

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build_up

  • verb enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages
    • build up your savings
  • verb form or accumulate steadily
    progress; build; work up.
    • Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly
    • Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border

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twaddle

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber.

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stealer

  • noun a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
    thief.

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victimization

  • noun adversity resulting from being made a victim
    • his victimization infuriated him
  • noun an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
    exploitation; using; victimisation.
    • capitalistic exploitation of the working class
    • paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization

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fraud_in_fact

  • noun actual deceit; concealing something or making a false representation with an evil intent to cause injury to another
    positive fraud.

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sentimentalise

  • verb make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities
    sentimentalize.
    • Too much poetry sentimentalizes the mind
    • These experiences have sentimentalized her
  • verb look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment
    sentimentalize.
    • Don't sentimentalize the past events

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barratry

  • noun traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments
    simony.
  • noun the crime of a judge whose judgment is influenced by bribery

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white_slaver

  • noun a person who forces women to become prostitutes

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collateral

  • noun a security pledged for the repayment of a loan
  • adjective descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
    indirect.
    • cousins are collateral relatives
    • an indirect descendant of the Stuarts

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chicane

  • noun a bridge hand that is void of trumps
  • noun a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file

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harlequinade

  • noun acting like a clown or buffoon
    japery; clowning; frivolity; buffoonery; prank.

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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baseball

  • noun a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs
    baseball game.
    • he played baseball in high school
    • there was a baseball game on every empty lot
    • there was a desire for National League ball in the area
    • play ball!
  • noun a ball used in playing baseball

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address

  • noun (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
    reference; computer address.
  • noun the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with

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deceit

  • noun the quality of being fraudulent
    fraudulence.
  • noun a misleading falsehood
    misrepresentation; deception.

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victimizer

  • noun a person who victimizes others
    victimiser.
    • I thought we were partners, not victim and victimizer

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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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molestation

  • noun the act of subjecting someone to unwanted or improper sexual advances or activity (especially women or children)
  • noun the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism
    harassment.

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boy

  • noun a youthful male person
    male child.
    • the baby was a boy
    • she made the boy brush his teeth every night
    • most soldiers are only boys in uniform
  • noun a friendly informal reference to a grown man
    • he likes to play golf with the boys

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cuckoo

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail

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disregard

  • noun lack of attention and due care
    neglect.
  • noun willful lack of care and attention
    neglect.

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somatic

  • adjective satellite affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
    corporal; corporeal; bodily.
    • bodily needs
    • a corporal defect
    • corporeal suffering
    • a somatic symptom or somatic illness

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exploitation

  • noun the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
    development.
    • the development of Alaskan resources
    • the exploitation of copper deposits
  • noun an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
    using; victimisation; victimization.
    • capitalistic exploitation of the working class
    • paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization

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mimicker

  • noun someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)
    mimic.

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scam

  • noun a fraudulent business scheme
    cozenage.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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fakery

  • noun the act of faking (or the product of faking)

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concoct

  • verb make a concoction (of) by mixing
  • verb prepare or cook by mixing ingredients
    cook up.
    • concoct a strange mixture

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lenox

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sharper

  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    card sharper; sharpy; card shark; cardsharp; cardsharper; card sharp; sharpie.
  • adjective satellite (of something seen or heard) clearly defined
    sharp; crisp.
    • a sharp photographic image
    • the sharp crack of a twig
    • the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot

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positive

  • noun the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution
    positive degree.
  • noun a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject

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captivate

  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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by

  • adverb so as to pass a given point
    past.
    • every hour a train goes past
  • adverb in reserve; not for immediate use
    away; aside.
    • started setting aside money to buy a car
    • put something by for her old age
    • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

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prey

  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; target; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt
  • noun animal hunted or caught for food
    quarry.

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injured_party

  • noun someone injured or killed in an accident
    casualty.

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sting_operation

  • noun a complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care (especially an operation implemented by undercover agents to apprehend criminals)

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entrance

  • noun something that provides access (to get in or get out)
    entryway; entree; entranceway; entry.
    • they waited at the entrance to the garden
    • beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral
  • noun a movement into or inward
    entering.

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maximise

  • verb make the most of
    maximize.
    • He maximized his role
  • verb make as big or large as possible
    maximize.
    • Maximize your profits!

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visual

  • adjective relating to or using sight
    ocular; optical; optic.
    • ocular inspection
    • an optical illusion
    • visual powers
    • visual navigation
  • adjective satellite visible; give me the ocular proof"- Shakespeare
    ocular.
    • be sure of it
    • a visual presentation
    • a visual image

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icing_the_puck

  • noun (ice hockey) the act of shooting the puck from within your own defensive area the length of the rink beyond the opponent's goal
    icing.

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lead_by_the_nose

  • verb conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end
    play false; snow; hoodwink; pull the wool over someone's eyes; bamboozle.
    • He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well

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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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dissembler

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; phoney; phony; dissimulator; pretender.

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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cat

  • noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
    true cat.
  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; guy; hombre.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll

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frivolity

  • noun the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
    frivolousness.
  • noun something of little value or significance
    frippery; fluff; bagatelle.

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slowness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness.
  • noun a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    deliberateness; unhurriedness; deliberation.

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dodge

  • noun an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
    stratagem; contrivance.
    • his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track
  • noun a quick evasive movement

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sandbag

  • noun a bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast
  • verb treat harshly or unfairly

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trump

  • noun a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps
    trump card.
    • the ace of trumps is a sure winner
  • noun (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand
    • clubs were declared trumps
    • a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led

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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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stroke

  • noun (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    shot.
    • it took two strokes to get out of the bunker
    • a good shot requires good balance and tempo
    • he left me an almost impossible shot
  • noun the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    throw; cam stroke.

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nihilism

  • noun a revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake
  • noun the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal
    nihilistic delusion.

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pocus

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cavil

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    quibble; quiddity.
  • verb raise trivial objections
    carp; chicane.

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levy

  • noun a charge imposed and collected
  • noun the act of drafting into military service
    levy en masse.

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dive

  • noun a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
    honkytonk.
  • noun a headlong plunge into water
    diving.

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perfidy

  • noun betrayal of a trust
    perfidiousness; treachery.
  • noun an act of deliberate betrayal
    betrayal; treachery; treason.

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sandbagger

  • noun someone who deceives you about his true nature or intent in order to take advantage of you

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suck

  • noun the act of sucking
    suction; sucking.
  • verb draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
    • suck the poison from the place where the snake bit
    • suck on a straw
    • the baby sucked on the mother's breast

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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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fraudulence

  • noun a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
    duplicity.
  • noun the quality of being fraudulent
    deceit.

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psychoneurotic

  • noun a person suffering from neurosis
    mental case; neurotic.
  • adjective affected with emotional disorder
    neurotic.

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jokester

  • noun a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes
    joker.

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befool

  • verb make a fool or dupe of
    fool; gull.
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; dupe; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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deceive

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; lead on; delude.
  • verb cause someone to believe an untruth
    lead astray; betray.
    • The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house

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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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false_witness

  • noun a person who deliberately gives false testimony
    perjurer.

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misapplication

  • noun wrong use or application
  • noun the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
    embezzlement; peculation; defalcation; misappropriation.

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canary

  • noun someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    sneaker; stool pigeon; sneak; stoolpigeon; fink; stoolie; snitch; snitcher.
  • noun a female singer

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embezzlement

  • noun the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else
    peculation; defalcation; misappropriation; misapplication.

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burglary

  • noun entering a building unlawfully with intent to commit a felony or to steal valuable property

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pseudohallucination

  • noun an image vivid enough to be a hallucination but recognized as unreal

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smoothie

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothy; sweet talker; charmer.
  • noun a thick smooth drink consisting of fresh fruit pureed with ice cream or yoghurt or milk

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wring

  • noun a twisting squeeze
    squeeze.
    • gave the wet cloth a wring
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    distort; deform; contort.

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troubler

  • noun someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
    mischief-maker; troublemaker; bad hat; trouble maker.

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hanky

  • noun a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
    hankey; hankie; handkerchief.

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hold_up

  • verb be the physical support of; carry the weight of
    support; hold; sustain.
    • The beam holds up the roof
    • He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam
    • What's holding that mirror?
  • verb hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration

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window

  • noun a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
  • noun a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened

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jip

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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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intrinsic_fraud

  • noun fraud (as by use of forged documents or false claims or perjury) that misleads a court or jury and induces a finding for the one perpetrating the fraud

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hale

  • verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
    coerce; force; squeeze; pressure.
    • He squeezed her for information
  • noun a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
    Nathan Hale.

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half

  • noun one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
    one-half.
    • half a loaf
    • half an hour
    • a century and one half
  • noun one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval

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bullshit

  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    crap; horseshit; Irish bull; dogshit; bull; shit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull
  • verb speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
    fake; bull; talk through one's hat.
    • The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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exploitatory

  • adjective satellite tending to exploit or make use of
    exploitive; exploitative.

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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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servant

  • noun a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
    retainer.
  • noun in a subordinate position
    handmaiden; handmaid.
    • theology should be the handmaiden of ethics
    • the state cannot be a servant of the church

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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vexation

  • noun anger produced by some annoying irritation
    chafe; annoyance.
  • noun the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
    botheration; annoyance; irritation.

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deceptiveness

  • noun the quality of being deceptive
    obliquity.

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unitization

  • noun (psychology) the configuration of smaller units of information into large coordinated units
    unitisation; chunking.
  • noun the act of packaging cargo into unit loads
    unitisation.

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goose

  • noun web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.

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entering

  • noun a movement into or inward
    entrance.
  • noun the act of entering
    entry; entrance; incoming; ingress.
    • she made a grand entrance

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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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astray

  • adverb away from the right path or direction
    • he was led astray
  • adverb far from the intended target
    wide.
    • the arrow went wide of the mark
    • a bullet went astray and killed a bystander

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schtik

  • noun (Yiddish) a little; a piece
    shtick; shtik; schtick.
    • give him a shtik cake
    • he's a shtik crazy
    • he played a shtik Beethoven
  • noun (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
    shtick; shtik; schtick.
    • play it straight with no shtik

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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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romani

  • noun a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
    Gipsy; Rommany; Gypsy; Bohemian; Roma; Romany.
  • adjective of or relating to the Gypsies or their language or culture
    Romany.
    • Romani nomads
    • Romany folk songs
    • a Gypsy fortune-teller

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obscurantism

  • noun a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge
  • noun a deliberate act intended to make something obscure

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snooker

  • noun a form of pool played with 15 red balls and six balls of other colors and a cue ball
  • verb fool or dupe
    • He was snookered by the con-man's smooth talk

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mime

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; pantomimer; mummer; mimer.
  • noun a performance using gestures and body movements without words
    dumb show; pantomime.

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card

  • noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
    • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys
  • noun a card certifying the identity of the bearer
    identity card.
    • he had to show his card to get in

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delude

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; lead on; deceive.

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impose

  • verb compel to behave in a certain way
    enforce.
    • Social relations impose courtesy
  • verb impose something unpleasant
    bring down; visit; inflict.
    • The principal visited his rage on the students

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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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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quibble

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    cavil; quiddity.
  • verb evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

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neglect

  • noun lack of attention and due care
    disregard.
  • noun the state of something that has been unused and neglected
    disuse.
    • the house was in a terrible state of neglect

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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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feign

  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; pretend; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache
  • verb make a pretence of
    assume; simulate; sham.
    • She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger
    • he feigned sleep

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striking

  • noun the physical coming together of two or more things
    impinging; contact.
    • contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; hit.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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commercialize

  • verb exploit for maximal profit, usually by sacrificing quality
    • The hotel owners are commercializing the beaches
  • verb make commercial
    market; commercialise.
    • Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life

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crib

  • noun baby bed with high sides made of slats
    cot.
  • noun a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
    pony; trot.

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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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consecrate

  • verb appoint to a clerical posts
    ordinate; ordain; order.
    • he was ordained in the Church
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; commit; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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city

  • noun a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
    metropolis; urban center.
    • Ancient Troy was a great city
  • noun an incorporated administrative district established by state charter
    • the city raised the tax rate

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sheet

  • noun any broad thin expanse or surface
    • a sheet of ice
  • noun paper used for writing or printing
    sheet of paper; piece of paper.

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pull_a_fast_one_on

  • verb deceive somebody
    play tricks; flim-flam; play a joke on; fox; trick; play a trick on; fob.
    • We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week

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psychotic

  • noun a person afflicted with psychosis
    psychotic person; psycho.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of or suffering from psychosis

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snipe_hunt

  • noun an elaborate practical joke in which the unsuspecting victim hunts a snipe and is typically left in the dark holding a bag and waiting for the snipe to run into it
    • in the South a snipe hunt is practically a rite of passage

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white

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.
  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.

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friend

  • noun a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
    • he was my best friend at the university
  • noun an associate who provides cooperation or assistance
    ally.
    • he's a good ally in fight

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eyes

  • noun opinion or judgment
    • in the eyes of the law
    • I was wrong in her eyes
  • noun the organ of sight
    eye; optic; oculus.

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thieving

  • noun the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    larceny; thievery; theft; stealing.
    • the thieving is awful at Kennedy International
  • verb take by theft
    cop; knock off; glom; thieve; hook; snitch.
    • Someone snitched my wallet!

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antic

  • noun a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    caper; joke; trick; put-on; prank.
  • verb act as or like a clown
    clown around; clown.

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butt

  • noun thick end of the handle
    butt end.
  • noun the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

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bewitch

  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

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impinge

  • verb impinge or infringe upon
    trench; entrench; encroach.
    • This impinges on my rights as an individual
    • This matter entrenches on other domains
  • verb advance beyond the usual limit
    infringe; encroach.

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drywall

  • noun a wide flat board used to cover walls or partitions; made from plaster or wood pulp or other materials and used primarily to form the interior walls of houses
    wallboard; dry wall.

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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twisting

  • noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    straining; overrefinement; torture; distortion.
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; spin; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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blitz

  • noun (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line
    linebacker blitzing; safety blitz.
  • noun a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment
    blitzkrieg.

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impingement

  • noun influencing strongly
    impact; encroachment.
    • they resented the impingement of American values on European culture
  • noun a sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something
    impaction.

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clown_around

  • verb act as or like a clown
    antic; clown.

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sap

  • noun a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant
  • noun a person who lacks good judgment
    fool; saphead; tomfool; muggins.

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lead_on

  • verb entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken
  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; deceive; delude.

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easy_mark

  • noun a defenseless victim
    sitting duck.

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slacking

  • noun the evasion of work or duty
    shirking; goofing off; soldiering; goldbricking.
  • verb avoid responsibilities and work, be idle
    slack.

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wretch

  • noun performs some wicked deed
  • noun someone you feel sorry for
    poor devil.

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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price

  • noun the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    cost; monetary value.
    • the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver
    • he puts a high price on his services
    • he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection
  • noun the amount of money needed to purchase something
    terms; damage.
    • the price of gasoline
    • he got his new car on excellent terms
    • how much is the damage?

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betrayal

  • noun an act of deliberate betrayal
    perfidy; treachery; treason.
  • noun the quality of aiding an enemy

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get_off

  • verb leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
  • verb be relieved of one's duties temporarily

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make_hay

  • verb turn to one's advantage
    • The environmentalist lobby made hay of the nuclear plant accident

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ill-use

  • verb treat badly
    ill-treat; maltreat; step; abuse; mistreat.
    • This boss abuses his workers
    • She is always stepping on others to get ahead

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rascality

  • noun the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks
    prankishness; roguishness.
  • noun the quality of being a slippery rascal
    slipperiness; shiftiness; trickiness.

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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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slaver

  • noun a person engaged in slave trade
    slave dealer; slave trader.
  • noun someone who holds slaves
    slave owner; slaveholder.

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shop

  • noun a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    store.
    • he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
  • noun small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
    workshop.

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chiseller

  • noun a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
    gouger; chiseler; defrauder; swindler; scammer; grifter.

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tell_on

  • verb give away information about somebody
    shop; give away; denounce; stag; rat; betray; snitch; grass; shit.
    • He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam
  • verb produce an effect or strain on somebody
    • Each step told on his tired legs

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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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show

  • noun the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    display.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested

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cheat

  • noun weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
    darnel; bearded darnel; Lolium temulentum; tare.
  • noun weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
    Bromus secalinus; chess.

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meretriciousness

  • noun an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility
    speciousness.
    • the speciousness of his argument
  • noun tasteless showiness
    tawdriness; gaudiness; glitz; flashiness; brashness; loudness; garishness.

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trespass

  • noun a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
  • noun entry to another's property without right or permission
    violation; encroachment; usurpation; intrusion.

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trot

  • noun a slow pace of running
    lope; jog.
  • noun radicals who support Trotsky's theory that socialism must be established throughout the world by continuing revolution
    Trotskyite; Trotskyist.

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trickiness

  • noun the quality of being a slippery rascal
    slipperiness; shiftiness; rascality.
  • noun the quality of requiring skill or caution
    • these puzzles are famous for their trickiness

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plume

  • noun anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness
    • a plume of smoke
    • grass with large plumes
  • noun a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament

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gull

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.
  • noun mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
    sea gull; seagull.

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crime

  • noun (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
    offence; criminal offense; law-breaking; offense; criminal offence.
    • a long record of crimes
  • noun an evil act not necessarily punishable by law
    • crimes of the heart

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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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dissembling

  • noun pretending with intention to deceive
    pretence; pretense; feigning.
  • noun the act of deceiving
    deceit; dissimulation; deception.

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stick_up

  • verb rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
    hold up.
  • verb defend against attack or criticism
    stand up.
    • He stood up for his friend
    • She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student

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wool

  • noun a fabric made from the hair of sheep
    woolen; woollen.
  • noun fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving

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exaggeration

  • noun extravagant exaggeration
    hyperbole.
  • noun the act of making something more noticeable than usual
    • the dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • 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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charlatanism

  • noun the dishonesty of a charlatan
    quackery.

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aim

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    intention; design; intent; purpose.
    • 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 the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    objective; object; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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slyness

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness; cunning.

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hedge

  • noun a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
    hedgerow.
  • noun any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    hedging.

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gibber

  • noun unintelligible talking
    gibberish.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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treachery

  • noun betrayal of a trust
    perfidy; perfidiousness.
  • noun an act of deliberate betrayal
    perfidy; betrayal; treason.

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artist

  • noun a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
    creative person.

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availableness

  • noun the quality of being at hand when needed
    handiness; accessibility; availability.

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lip_service

  • noun an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
    hypocrisy.

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joker

  • noun a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes
    jokester.
  • noun a person who does something thoughtless or annoying
    turkey.
    • some joker is blocking the driveway

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paper

  • noun a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
  • noun an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
    report; theme; composition.
    • he got an A on his composition

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imposter

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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college

  • noun the body of faculty and students of a college
  • noun an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university

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diddle

  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change
  • verb manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
    toy; fiddle; play.
    • She played nervously with her wedding ring
    • Don't fiddle with the screws
    • He played with the idea of running for the Senate

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hanky_panky

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; skulduggery; slickness; jiggery-pokery; hocus-pocus; skullduggery.

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pump

  • noun a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    heart; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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delusions_of_persecution

  • noun a delusion (common in paranoia) that others are out to get you and frustrate and embarrass you or inflict suffering on you; a complicated conspiracy is frequently imagined

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across

  • adverb to the opposite side
    • the football field was 300 feet across
  • adverb transversely
    crosswise; crossways.
    • the marble slabs were cut across

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smoothy

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothie; sweet talker; charmer.

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charmer

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothie; smoothy; sweet talker.
  • noun a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness)
    beguiler.

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pluck

  • noun the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    pluckiness; gutsiness.
  • noun the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

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overcharge

  • noun a price that is too high
  • verb rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    fleece; soak; plume; pluck; hook; rob; gazump; surcharge.

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victimiser

  • noun a person who victimizes others
    victimizer.
    • I thought we were partners, not victim and victimizer

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bunko

  • noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    bunco game; bunko game; sting; flimflam; con game; confidence game; gyp; bunco; hustle; confidence trick; con.

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auditory_hallucination

  • noun illusory auditory perception of strange nonverbal sounds
    acousma.

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darin

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trader

  • noun someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    bargainer; monger; dealer.

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hypocrisy

  • noun an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
    lip service.
  • noun insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have

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dedicate

  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; commit; consecrate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church
  • verb open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building
    • The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing homes

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belie

  • verb be in contradiction with
    negate; contradict.
  • verb represent falsely
    misrepresent.
    • This statement misrepresents my intentions

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expression

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; look; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun expression without words
    reflexion; reflection; manifestation.
    • tears are an expression of grief
    • the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

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potemkin_village

  • noun something that seems impressive but in fact lacks substance

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characterization

  • noun a graphic or vivid verbal description
    picture; delineation; characterisation; word picture; depiction; word-painting.
    • too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures
    • the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland
    • the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters
  • noun the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
    characterisation.
    • the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd

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flim-flam

  • verb deceive somebody
    play tricks; play a joke on; fox; pull a fast one on; trick; play a trick on; fob.
    • We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week

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exploit

  • noun a notable achievement
    effort; feat.
    • he performed a great feat
    • the book was her finest effort
  • verb use or manipulate to one's advantage
    work.
    • He exploit the new taxation system
    • She knows how to work the system
    • he works his parents for sympathy

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visual_hallucination

  • noun illusory visual perception

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mousetrap

  • noun a trap for catching mice
  • noun (American football) a play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the place the lineman vacated
    trap play.

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harassment

  • noun a feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented
    torment.
    • so great was his harassment that he wanted to destroy his tormentors
  • noun the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism
    molestation.

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card_sharp

  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    card sharper; sharpy; sharper; card shark; cardsharp; cardsharper; sharpie.

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consumptive

  • noun a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
    lunger; tubercular.
  • adjective tending to consume or use often wastefully
    • water suitable for beneficial consumptive uses
    • duties consumptive of time and energy
    • consumptive fires

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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quackery

  • noun medical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings
    empiricism.
  • noun the dishonesty of a charlatan
    charlatanism.

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tittle

  • noun a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
    smidge; smidgeon; scintilla; iota; smidgin; shred; whit; smidgen.

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card_shark

  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    card sharper; sharpy; sharper; cardsharp; cardsharper; card sharp; sharpie.

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quack

  • noun an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
  • noun the harsh sound of a duck

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sidestep

  • noun a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
  • verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    dodge; fudge; evade; parry; elude; skirt; duck; hedge; circumvent; put off.
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully

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whipping_boy

  • noun someone who is punished for the errors of others
    scapegoat.

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andrew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of Peter; patron saint of Scotland
    Saint Andrew; Saint Andrew the Apostle; St. Andrew.

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accessibility

  • noun the quality of being at hand when needed
    handiness; availableness; availability.
  • noun the attribute of being easy to meet or deal with
    approachability.

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craftiness

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; foxiness; wiliness; cunning.
  • noun the quality of being crafty
    deceitfulness; guile.

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poor_devil

  • noun someone you feel sorry for
    wretch.

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shaft

  • noun a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    gibe; shot; dig; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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pretence

  • noun a false or unsupportable quality
    pretension; pretense.
  • noun an artful or simulated semblance
    guise; pretense; pretext.
    • under the guise of friendship he betrayed them

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trick

  • noun a cunning or deceitful action or device
    fast one.
    • he played a trick on me
    • he pulled a fast one and got away with it
  • noun a period of work or duty

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joke

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; jest; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; jest.

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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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blab

  • verb divulge confidential information or secrets
    let the cat out of the bag; peach; babble; spill the beans; babble out; tattle; blab out; sing; talk.
    • Be careful--his secretary talks
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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pat

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    tap; rap.
  • noun a light touch or stroke
    tap; dab.

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author

  • noun writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
    writer.
  • noun someone who originates or causes or initiates something
    source; generator.
    • he was the generator of several complaints

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delusive

  • adjective satellite inappropriate to reality or facts
    false.
    • delusive faith in a wonder drug
    • delusive expectations
    • false hopes

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jiggery-pokery

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; hanky panky; skulduggery; slickness; hocus-po