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affair

  • noun a vaguely specified concern
    matter; thing.
    • several matters to attend to
    • it is none of your affair
    • things are going well
  • noun a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
    liaison; involvement; affaire; amour; intimacy.

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sail

  • noun a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
    canvass; canvas; sheet.
  • noun an ocean trip taken for pleasure
    cruise.

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interpretation

  • noun a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
    reading; version.
  • noun the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
    rendition; rendering.
    • her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving

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burden

  • noun an onerous or difficult concern
    load; incumbrance; onus; encumbrance.
    • the burden of responsibility
    • that's a load off my mind
  • noun weight to be borne or conveyed
    load; loading.

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lewins

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el_cid

  • noun the hero of a Spanish epic poem from the 12th century

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hierarchy

  • noun a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system
    • put honesty first in her hierarchy of values
  • noun the organization of people at different ranks in an administrative body
    pecking order; power structure.

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king_arthur

  • noun a legendary king of the Britons (possibly based on a historical figure in the 6th century but the story has been retold too many times to be sure); said to have led the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot
    Arthur.

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lack

  • noun the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    deficiency; want.
    • there is a serious lack of insight into the problem
    • water is the critical deficiency in desert regions
    • for want of a nail the shoe was lost
  • verb be without
    miss.
    • This soup lacks salt
    • There is something missing in my jewelry box!

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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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trade

  • noun the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services
    • Venice was an important center of trade with the East
    • they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade
  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    craft.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice

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lear

  • noun British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
    Edward Lear.
  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
    King Lear.

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keystone

  • noun a central cohesive source of support and stability
    mainstay; backbone; linchpin; lynchpin; anchor.
    • faith is his anchor
    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
    • he is the linchpin of this firm
  • noun the central building block at the top of an arch or vault
    headstone; key.

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sir_gawain

  • noun (Arthurian legend) a nephew of Arthur and one of the knights of the Round Table
    Gawain.

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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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skin

  • noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    tegument; cutis.
    • your skin is the largest organ of your body
  • noun an outer surface (usually thin)
    • the skin of an airplane

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huckleberry_finn

  • noun a mischievous boy in a novel by Mark Twain
    Huck Finn.

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captain

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

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great_australian_bight

  • noun a wide bay of the Indian Ocean in southern Australia; notorious for storms

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sherlock_holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Holmes.

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houyhnhnm

One of the race of horses described by Swift in his imaginary travels of Lemuel Gulliver. The Houyhnhnms were endowed with reason and noble qualities; subject to them were Yahoos, a race of brutes having the form and all the worst vices of men.

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svengali

  • noun someone (usually maleficent) who tries to persuade or force another person to do his bidding
  • noun the musician in a novel by George du Maurier who controls Trilby's singing hypnotically

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robin_hood

  • noun legendary English outlaw of the 12th century; said to have robbed the rich to help the poor

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sinbad_the_sailor

  • noun in the Arabian Nights a hero who tells of the fantastic adventures he had in his voyages
    Sinbad.

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longstanding

  • adjective satellite having existed for a long time
    • a longstanding friendship
    • the longstanding conflict

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lilliputian

  • noun a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
  • noun a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift

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cheshire_cat

  • noun a fictional cat with a broad fixed smile on its face; created by Lewis Carroll

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character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel
  • noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    lineament; quality.
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands

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humanoid

  • noun an automaton that resembles a human being
    mechanical man; android.

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iago

  • noun the villain in William Shakespeare's tragedy who tricked Othello into murdering his wife

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falstaff

  • noun a dissolute character in Shakespeare's plays
    Sir John Falstaff.

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oat

  • noun annual grass of Europe and North Africa; grains used as food and fodder (referred to primarily in the plural: `oats')
  • noun seed of the annual grass Avena sativa (spoken of primarily in the plural as `oats')

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treatment

  • noun care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
    intervention.
  • noun the management of someone or something
    handling.
    • the handling of prisoners
    • the treatment of water sewage
    • the right to equal treatment in the criminal justice system

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stable

  • noun a farm building for housing horses or other livestock
    stalls; horse barn.
  • verb shelter in a stable
    • stable horses

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ali_baba

  • noun the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment

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boulle

  • noun an inlaid furniture decoration; tortoiseshell and yellow and white metal form scrolls in cabinetwork
    boule; buhl.

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east

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
    eastward; E; due east.
  • noun the countries of Asia
    Orient.

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reversal

  • noun a change from one state to the opposite state
    • there was a reversal of autonomic function
  • noun an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
    blow; setback; reverse; black eye.

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british_empire

  • noun a former empire consisting of Great Britain and all the territories under its control; reached its greatest extent at the end of World War I; it included the British Isles, British West Indies, Canada, British Guiana; British West Africa, British East Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand
    • the sun never sets on the British Empire

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norm

  • noun a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical
    • the current middle-class norm of two children per family
  • noun a statistic describing the location of a distribution
    average.
    • it set the norm for American homes

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scheduled

  • adjective planned or scheduled for some certain time or times
    • the scheduled meeting
    • the scheduled flights had to be cancelled because of snow
  • verb plan for an activity or event
    schedule.
    • I've scheduled a concert next week

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australia

  • noun a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
    Commonwealth of Australia.
  • noun the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean

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passion

  • noun a strong feeling or emotion
    passionateness.
  • noun the trait of being intensely emotional
    heat; warmth.

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pure

  • adjective free of extraneous elements of any kind
    • pure air and water
    • pure gold
    • pure primary colors
    • the violin's pure and lovely song
    • pure tones
    • pure oxygen
  • adjective satellite without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    perfect; double-dyed; complete; gross; arrant; unadulterated; sodding; stark; consummate; utter; thoroughgoing; everlasting; staring.
    • an arrant fool
    • a complete coward
    • a consummate fool
    • a double-dyed villain
    • gross negligence
    • a perfect idiot
    • pure folly
    • what a sodding mess
    • stark staring mad
    • a thoroughgoing villain
    • utter nonsense
    • the unadulterated truth

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morality

  • noun concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethics; ethical motive; morals.

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tarzan

  • noun (sometimes used ironically) a man of great strength and agility (after the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
  • noun a man raised by apes who was the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Tarzan of the Apes.

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pangloss

  • noun an incurable optimist in a satire by Voltaire

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couple

  • noun a pair who associate with one another
    twosome; duet; duo.
    • the engaged couple
    • an inseparable twosome
  • noun a pair of people who live together
    mates; match.
    • a married couple from Chicago

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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eugenics

  • noun the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)

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little_john

  • noun legendary follower of Robin Hood; noted for his size and strength

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robinson_crusoe

  • noun the hero of Daniel Defoe's novel about a shipwrecked English sailor who survives on a small tropical island

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preference

  • noun a strong liking
    predilection; taste; penchant.
    • my own preference is for good literature
    • the Irish have a penchant for blarney
  • noun a predisposition in favor of something
    predilection; orientation.
    • a predilection for expensive cars
    • his sexual preferences
    • showed a Marxist orientation

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edels

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cape

  • noun a strip of land projecting into a body of water
    ness.
  • noun a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
    mantle.

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part

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

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humanity

  • noun the quality of being humane
  • noun the quality of being human
    manhood; humanness.
    • he feared the speedy decline of all manhood

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inspector_maigret

  • noun a fictional detective in novels by Georges Simenon
    Commissaire Maigret.

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horatio_hornblower

  • noun a fictional English admiral during the Napoleonic Wars in novels written by C. S. Forester
    Captain Horatio Hornblower.

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chicken_little

  • noun a fictional character who was hit on the head with an acorn and believed that the sky was falling

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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intelligent

  • adjective having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
    • is there intelligent life in the universe?
    • an intelligent question
  • adjective satellite possessing sound knowledge
    well-informed.
    • well-informed readers

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wilkins_micawber

  • noun fictional character created by Charles Dickens; an eternal optimist
    Micawber.

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satirical

  • adjective satellite exposing human folly to ridicule
    satiric.
    • a persistent campaign of mockery by the satirical fortnightly magazine

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morning

  • noun the time period between dawn and noon
    morning time; forenoon; morn.
    • I spent the morning running errands
  • noun a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
    good morning.

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mainland

  • noun the main land mass of a country or continent; as distinguished from an island or peninsula

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benefit

  • noun financial assistance in time of need
  • noun something that aids or promotes well-being
    welfare.
    • for the benefit of all

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race

  • noun any competition
    • the race for the presidency
  • noun a contest of speed
    • the race is to the swift

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raskolnikov

  • noun a fictional character in Dostoevsky's novel `Crime and Punishment'; he kills old women because he believes he is beyond the bounds of good or evil
    Rodya Raskolnikov.

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rodya_raskolnikov

  • noun a fictional character in Dostoevsky's novel `Crime and Punishment'; he kills old women because he believes he is beyond the bounds of good or evil
    Raskolnikov.

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antihero

  • noun a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine)

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scaramouche

  • noun a stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful coward
    Scaramouch.

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ruritanian

  • noun an imaginary inhabitant of Ruritania
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of Ruritania (or any other imaginary country)

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ethical

  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical study of ethics
    • ethical codes
    • ethical theories
  • adjective conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior
    • an ethical lawyer
    • ethical medical practice
    • an ethical problem
    • had no ethical objection to drinking
    • Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants"- Omar N. Bradley

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king_lear

  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
    Lear.

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merlin

  • noun (Arthurian legend) the magician who acted as King Arthur's advisor
  • noun small falcon of Europe and America having dark plumage with black-barred tail; used in falconry
    pigeon hawk; Falco columbarius.

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art

  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    fine art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art
  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; artistic production.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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victim

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

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aladdin

  • noun in the Arabian Nights a boy who acquires a magic lamp from which he can summon a genie

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snoopy

  • noun a fictional beagle in a comic strip drawn by Charles Schulz
  • adjective satellite offensively curious or inquisitive
    nosy; prying; nosey.
    • curious about the neighbor's doings
    • he flipped through my letters in his nosy way
    • prying eyes
    • the snoopy neighbor watched us all day

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walter_mitty

  • noun fictional character created by James Thurber who daydreams about his adventures and triumphs

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sir_galahad

  • noun (Arthurian legend) the most virtuous knight of the Round Table; was able to see the Holy Grail
    Galahad.

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james_bond

  • noun British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
    Bond.

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sex

  • noun activities associated with sexual intercourse
    sexual activity; sex activity; sexual practice.
    • they had sex in the back seat
  • noun either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided
    • the war between the sexes

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society

  • noun an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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cost

  • noun the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
  • noun the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    price; 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

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sea

  • noun a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
  • noun anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
    ocean.

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guenevere

  • noun (Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur; in some versions of the legend she became Lancelot's lover and that led to the end of the Knights of the Round Table
    Guinevere.

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population

  • noun the people who inhabit a territory or state
    • the population seemed to be well fed and clothed
  • noun a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area
    • they hired hunters to keep down the deer population

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home

  • noun where you live at a particular time
    place.
    • deliver the package to my home
    • he doesn't have a home to go to
    • your place or mine?
  • noun housing that someone is living in
    abode; dwelling house; dwelling; domicile; habitation.
    • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
    • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless

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empire

  • noun the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
    imperium.
  • noun a group of countries under a single authority
    • the British created a great empire

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babar

  • noun an imaginary elephant that appears in a series of French books for children

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nuyts

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concern

  • noun something that interests you because it is important or affects you
    • the safety of the ship is the captain's concern
  • noun an anxious feeling
    fear; care.
    • care had aged him
    • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

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planet

  • noun (astronomy) any of the nine large celestial bodies in the solar system that revolve around the sun and shine by reflected light; Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in order of their proximity to the sun; viewed from the constellation Hercules, all the planets rotate around the sun in a counterclockwise direction
    major planet.
  • noun a person who follows or serves another
    satellite.

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defence

  • noun (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
    defence mechanism; defense reaction; defense; defense mechanism; defence reaction.
  • noun (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
    defense; defending team.
    • his teams are always good on defense

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paul_bunyan

  • noun a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
    Bunyan.
    • Paul Bunyan had a blue ox named Babe
    • the lakes of Minnesota began when Paul Bunyan and Babe's footprints filled with water

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simon_legree

  • noun a cruel employer who demands excessive work from the employees
    slave driver.
  • noun the cruel slave dealer in an anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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faustus

  • noun an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge
    Faust.

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reform

  • noun a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses
    • justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts
  • noun a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices
    • the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians

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savage

  • noun a member of an uncivilized people
    barbarian.
  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    beast; wolf; brute; wildcat.

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nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

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pluto

  • noun a cartoon character created by Walt Disney
  • noun (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
    Aidoneus; Aides; Hades.

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stable

  • noun a farm building for housing horses or other livestock
    stalls; horse barn.
  • verb shelter in a stable
    • stable horses

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religion

  • noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    religious belief; faith.
    • he lost his faith but not his morality
  • noun an institution to express belief in a divine power
    organized religion; faith.
    • he was raised in the Baptist religion
    • a member of his own faith contradicted him

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pied_piper

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

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jonathan_swift

  • noun an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)
    Dean Swift; Swift.

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rational

  • noun an integer or a fraction
    rational number.
  • adjective consistent with or based on or using reason
    • rational behavior
    • a process of rational inference
    • rational thought

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reader

  • noun a person who enjoys reading
  • noun someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
    subscriber.

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frankenstein

  • noun an agency that escapes control and destroys its creator
  • noun the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)
    Frankenstein's monster.

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spoof

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; charade; burlesque; parody.
  • verb make a parody of
    burlesque; parody.
    • The students spoofed the teachers

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commissaire_maigret

  • noun a fictional detective in novels by Georges Simenon
    Inspector Maigret.

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reality

  • noun all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
    world.
    • his world was shattered
    • we live in different worlds
    • for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were
  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realness; realism.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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approach

  • noun ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    plan of attack; attack.
    • his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons
    • an attack on inflation
    • his plan of attack was misguided
  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    coming; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese

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corruption

  • noun lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain
    corruptness.
  • noun in a state of progressive putrefaction
    putrescence; rottenness; putridness.

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tristan

  • noun (Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Tristram.

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tom_sawyer

  • noun the boy hero of a novel by Mark Twain

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belief

  • noun any cognitive content held as true
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; feeling; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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parent

  • noun a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian
  • noun an organism (plant or animal) from which younger ones are obtained

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beowulf

  • noun the legendary hero of an anonymous Old English epic poem composed in the early 8th century; he slays a monster and becomes king but dies fighting a dragon

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importance

  • noun the quality of being important and worthy of note
    • the importance of a well-balanced diet
  • noun a prominent status
    grandness.
    • a person of importance

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piet

(Zoöl.) (a) The dipper, or watter ouzel. Scot. (b) The magpie. Prov.Eng.

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trilby

  • noun singer in a novel by George du Maurier who was under the control of the hypnotist Svengali
  • noun a hat made of felt with a creased crown
    Stetson; homburg; fedora; felt hat.

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sole

  • noun the underside of footwear or a golf club
  • noun lean flesh of any of several flatfish
    fillet of sole.

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story

  • noun a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
    tale; narration; narrative.
    • his narrative was interesting
    • Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children
  • noun a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
    • he writes stories for the magazines

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brobdingnag

  • noun a land imagined by Jonathan Swift where everything was enormous

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fictional_character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel

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arthur

  • noun elected vice president and became 21st President of the United States when Garfield was assassinated (1830-1886)
    Chester Alan Arthur; President Arthur; Chester A. Arthur.
  • noun a legendary king of the Britons (possibly based on a historical figure in the 6th century but the story has been retold too many times to be sure); said to have led the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot
    King Arthur.

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protagonist

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; admirer; supporter; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun the principal character in a work of fiction
    agonist.

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utter

  • verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    give tongue to; express; verbalise; verbalize.
    • She expressed her anger
    • He uttered a curse
  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    let loose; emit; let out.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand

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captain_horatio_hornblower

  • noun a fictional English admiral during the Napoleonic Wars in novels written by C. S. Forester
    Horatio Hornblower.

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intermediate

  • noun a substance formed during a chemical process before the desired product is obtained
  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    mediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement

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mistress

  • noun an adulterous woman; a woman who has an ongoing extramarital sexual relationship with a man
    kept woman; fancy woman.
  • noun a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)
    schoolma'am; schoolmistress; schoolmarm.

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francis

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swift

  • noun a small bird that resembles a swallow and is noted for its rapid flight
  • noun United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)
    Gustavus Franklin Swift.

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projector

  • noun an optical device for projecting a beam of light
  • noun an optical instrument that projects an enlarged image onto a screen

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micawber

  • noun fictional character created by Charles Dickens; an eternal optimist
    Wilkins Micawber.

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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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great

  • noun a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
    • he is one of the greats of American music
  • adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay

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male

  • noun an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
  • noun a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
    male person.

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gulliver

  • noun a fictional Englishman who travels to the imaginary land of Lilliput in a satirical novel by Jonathan Swift

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shipping

  • noun the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
    transportation; transport.
  • noun conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
    merchant vessels; merchant marine; cargo ships.

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agonist

  • noun the principal character in a work of fiction
    protagonist.
  • noun someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon)

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row

  • noun an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line
    • a row of chairs
  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; quarrel.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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island

  • noun a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
  • noun a zone or area resembling an island

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beatrice

  • noun the woman who guided Dante through Paradise in the Divine Comedy

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iseult

  • noun (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Isolde.

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modest

  • adjective marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
    • a modest apartment
    • too modest to wear his medals
  • adjective satellite not large but sufficient in size or amount
    small.
    • a modest salary
    • modest inflation
    • helped in my own small way

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british

Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; -- sometimes restrict to the original inhabitants.

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plenty

  • noun a full supply
    plentifulness; plentitude; plenteousness; plenitude.
    • there was plenty of food for everyone
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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john_henry

  • noun hero of American folk tales; portrayed as an enormously strong black man who worked on the railroads and died from exhaustion after winning a contest with a steam drill

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context

  • noun discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
    linguistic context; context of use.
  • noun the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
    setting; circumstance.
    • the historical context

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colonel_blimp

  • noun any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low)
    Blimp.
  • noun a pompous reactionary cartoon character created by Sir David Low

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sinbad

  • noun in the Arabian Nights a hero who tells of the fantastic adventures he had in his voyages
    Sinbad the Sailor.

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uncle_remus

  • noun the fictional storyteller of tales written in the Black Vernacular and set in the South; the tales were first collected and published in book form in 1880

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sir_john_falstaff

  • noun a dissolute character in Shakespeare's plays
    Falstaff.

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south

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
    due south; S; southward.
  • noun the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line

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houyhnhnm

  • noun one of a race of intelligent horses who ruled the Yahoos in a novel by Jonathan Swift

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criticism

  • noun disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
    unfavorable judgment.
    • the senator received severe criticism from his opponent
  • noun a serious examination and judgment of something
    critique.
    • constructive criticism is always appreciated

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dracula

  • noun comprises tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia: diminutive plants having bizarre and often sinister-looking flowers with pendulous scapes and motile lips
    genus Dracula.
  • noun fictional vampire in a gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker

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philip_marlowe

  • noun tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
    Marlowe.

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family

  • noun a social unit living together
    house; household; menage; home.
    • he moved his family to Virginia
    • It was a good Christian household
    • I waited until the whole house was asleep
    • the teacher asked how many people made up his home
  • noun primary social group; parents and children
    family unit.
    • he wanted to have a good job before starting a family

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portuguese

Of or pertaining to Portugal, or its inhabitants. -- n. sing. & pl. A native or inhabitant of Portugal; people of Portugal.

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color

  • noun a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    colour; coloring; colouring.
    • a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light
  • noun interest and variety and intensity
    vividness; colour.
    • the Puritan Period was lacking in color
    • the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness

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satire

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    sarcasm; irony; caustic remark.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift

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goofy

  • noun a cartoon character created by Walt Disney
  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; sappy; whacky; silly; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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speaker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; talker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims
  • noun electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
    loudspeaker; speaker unit; loudspeaker system; speaker system.

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sign

  • noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    mark.
    • he showed signs of strain
    • they welcomed the signs of spring
  • noun a public display of a message
    • he posted signs in all the shop windows

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nonsense

  • noun a message that seems to convey no meaning
    bunk; hokum; meaninglessness; nonsensicality.
  • noun ornamental objects of no great value
    gimcrackery; trumpery; falderol; frill; gimcrack; folderal.

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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veiled

  • adjective having or as if having a veil or concealing cover
    • a veiled dancer
    • a veiled hat
    • veiled threats
    • veiled insults
  • verb to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
    veil.
    • women in Afghanistan veil their faces

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visit

  • noun the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
    • he dropped by for a visit
  • noun a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice
    • he scheduled a visit to the dentist

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tub

  • noun a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
    bathing tub; bathtub; bath.
  • noun a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
    vat.

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ape

  • noun any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all
  • noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
    aper; copycat; imitator; emulator.

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tristram

  • noun (Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Tristan.

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horse

  • noun solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
    Equus caballus.
  • noun a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
    gymnastic horse.

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ancient

  • noun a very old person
    antediluvian.
  • noun a person who lived in ancient times

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deception

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

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classical

  • noun traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
    classical music; serious music.
  • adjective of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture
    classic.
    • classic Cinese pottery

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temperament

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

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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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sir_lancelot

  • noun (Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table; friend of King Arthur until (according to some versions of the legend) he became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere
    Lancelot.

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question

  • noun an instance of questioning
    enquiry; inquiry; interrogation; query.
    • there was a question about my training
    • we made inquiries of all those who were present
  • noun the subject matter at issue
    head.
    • the question of disease merits serious discussion
    • under the head of minor Roman poets

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yahoo

  • noun a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
    rube; bumpkin; hayseed; chawbacon; yokel; hick.
  • noun one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift

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struldbrug

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start

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

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pantaloon

  • noun a buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes
  • noun a character in the commedia dell'arte; portrayed as a foolish old man

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gawain

  • noun (Arthurian legend) a nephew of Arthur and one of the knights of the Round Table
    Sir Gawain.

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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peaceful

  • adjective not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
    peaceable.
    • a peaceful nation
    • peaceful times
    • a far from peaceful Christmas
    • peaceful sleep
  • adjective satellite peacefully resistant in response to injustice
    passive.
    • passive resistance

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shylock

  • noun someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest
    moneylender; loan shark; usurer.
  • noun a merciless usurer in a play by Shakespeare

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australian

Of or pertaining to Australia. -- n. A native or an inhabitant of Australia.

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inspiration

  • noun arousal of the mind to special unusual activity or creativity
  • noun a product of your creative thinking and work
    brainchild.
    • he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists
    • after years of work his brainchild was a tangible reality

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meeting

  • noun a formally arranged gathering
    group meeting.
    • next year the meeting will be in Chicago
    • the meeting elected a chairperson
  • noun a small informal social gathering
    get together.
    • there was an informal meeting in my living room

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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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cannibalism

  • noun the practice of eating the flesh of your own kind

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pity

  • noun a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
    commiseration; ruth; pathos.
    • the blind are too often objects of pity
  • noun an unfortunate development
    shame.
    • it's a pity he couldn't do it

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wit

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; humor; humour.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; brain.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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north

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
    northward; due north; N.
  • noun the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line

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immorality

  • noun the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct
    • the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction
  • noun morally objectionable behavior
    iniquity; wickedness; evil.

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company

  • noun an institution created to conduct business
    • he only invests in large well-established companies
    • he started the company in his garage
  • noun small military unit; usually two or three platoons

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converse

  • noun a proposition obtained by conversion
  • verb carry on a conversation
    discourse.

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yahoo

  • noun a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
    rube; bumpkin; hayseed; chawbacon; yokel; hick.
  • noun one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift

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lancelot

  • noun (Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table; friend of King Arthur until (according to some versions of the legend) he became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere
    Sir Lancelot.

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pierre

  • noun capital of the state of South Dakota; located in central South Dakota on the Missouri river
    capital of South Dakota.

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kilroy

  • noun a nonexistent person popularized by American servicemen during World War II
    • Kilroy was here

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excuse

  • noun a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
    exculpation; alibi; self-justification.
    • he kept finding excuses to stay
    • every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job
    • his transparent self-justification was unacceptable
  • noun a note explaining an absence
    • he had to get his mother to write an excuse for him

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bight

  • noun a loop in a rope
  • noun a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)

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child

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    kid.
    • they had three children
    • they were able to send their kids to college

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don_quixote

  • noun the hero of a romance by Cervantes; chivalrous but impractical
  • noun any impractical idealist (after Cervantes' hero)

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tasmania

  • noun an Australian state on the island of Tasmania
  • noun an island off the southeastern coast of Australia

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iv

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; four; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun administration of nutrients through a vein
    intravenous feeding.

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iii

  • adjective satellite being one more than two
    3; three.
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; three; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; triad; threesome; leash; trinity; terzetto.

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frankenstein's_monster

  • noun the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)
    Frankenstein.

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land

  • noun the land on which real estate is located
    • he built the house on land leased from the city
  • noun material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
    soil; ground.
    • the land had never been plowed
    • good agricultural soil

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holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Sherlock Holmes.
  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..

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account

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

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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language

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    linguistic communication.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; voice communication; speech communication; speech; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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tarzan_of_the_apes

  • noun a man raised by apes who was the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Tarzan.

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fictitious_character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; character.
    • she is the main character in the novel

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uncle_tom

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
    Tom.
  • noun a servile black character in a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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tip

  • noun the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  • noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    baksheesh; pourboire; bakshis; bakshish; gratuity; backsheesh.

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tree

  • noun a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • noun a figure that branches from a single root
    tree diagram.
    • genealogical tree

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hamlet

  • noun a community of people smaller than a village
    crossroads.
  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who hoped to avenge the murder of his father

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lesser

  • adjective of less size or importance
    • the lesser anteater
    • the lesser of two evils
  • adjective satellite smaller in size or amount or value
    • the lesser powers of Europe
    • the lesser anteater

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skiff

  • noun any of various small boats propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor

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mr._moto

  • noun Japanese sleuth created by John Marquand

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marriage

  • noun the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
    union; spousal relationship; matrimony; wedlock.
    • a long and happy marriage
    • God bless this union
  • noun two people who are married to each other
    married couple; man and wife.
    • his second marriage was happier than the first
    • a married couple without love

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isolde

  • noun (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Iseult.

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perry_mason

  • noun fictional detective in novels by Erle Stanley Gardner

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wild

  • noun a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
    natural state; state of nature.
    • he lived in the wild
    • they collected mushrooms in the wild
  • noun a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
    wilderness.
    • it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers

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scaramouch

  • noun a stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful coward
    Scaramouche.

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grass

  • noun narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
  • noun German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927)
    Gunter Grass; Gunter Wilhelm Grass.

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little_red_riding_hood

  • noun a girl in a fairy tale who meets a wolf while going to visit her grandmother

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annual

  • noun (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
  • noun a reference book that is published regularly once every year
    yearly; yearbook.

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gulliver

  • noun a fictional Englishman who travels to the imaginary land of Lilliput in a satirical novel by Jonathan Swift

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rumpelstiltskin

  • noun a dwarf in one of the fairy stories of the brothers Grimm; tells a woman he will not hold her to a promise if she can guess his name and when she discovers it he is so furious that he destroys himself

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cinderella

  • noun a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition
  • noun a fictional young girl who is saved from her stepmother and stepsisters by her fairy godmother and a handsome prince

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surface

  • noun the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    • there is a special cleaner for these surfaces
    • the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface
  • noun the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
    • they skimmed over the surface of the water
    • a brush small enough to clean every dental surface
    • the sun has no distinct surface

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bluebeard

  • noun (fairytale) a monstrous villain who marries seven women; he kills the first six for disobedience

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pierrot

  • noun a male character in French pantomime; usually dressed in white with a whitened face

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proper

  • adjective marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness
    • proper medical treatment
    • proper manners
  • adjective satellite having all the qualities typical of the thing specified; not just a snack"
    • wanted a proper dinner
    • he finally has a proper job

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critic

  • noun a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
  • noun anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

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galahad

  • noun (Arthurian legend) the most virtuous knight of the Round Table; was able to see the Holy Grail
    Sir Galahad.

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torment

  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torture.
  • noun extreme mental distress
    anguish; torture.

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analysis

  • noun an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
  • noun the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
    analytic thinking.

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countryman

  • noun a man from your own country
  • noun a man who lives in the country and has country ways
    ruralist.

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uncle_sam

  • noun a personification of the United States government

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scholar

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; student.
  • noun someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
    assimilator; learner.

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offspring

  • noun the immediate descendants of a person
    progeny; issue.
    • she was the mother of many offspring
    • he died without issue
  • noun something that comes into existence as a result
    materialisation; materialization.
    • industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring
    • this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts

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father_brown

  • noun a Catholic priest who was the hero of detective stories by G. K. Chesterton

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todd

  • noun Scottish chemist noted for his research into the structure of nucleic acids (born in 1907)
    Lord Todd; Sir Alexander Robertus Todd.
  • noun fictional character in a play by George Pitt; a barber who murdered his customers
    Sweeney Todd.

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mother_goose

  • noun the imaginary author of a collection of nursery rhymes

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lie

  • noun a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
    prevarication.
  • noun Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
    Trygve Lie; Trygve Halvden Lie.

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sweep

  • noun a wide scope
    expanse.
    • the sweep of the plains
  • noun someone who cleans soot from chimneys
    chimneysweep; chimneysweeper.

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blefuscu

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leeuwin

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torture

  • noun extreme mental distress
    torment; anguish.
  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torment.

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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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agony

  • noun intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
    torment; torture.
    • an agony of doubt
    • the torments of the damned
  • noun a state of acute pain
    excruciation; suffering.

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travel

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travelling; traveling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • noun a movement through space that changes the location of something
    change of location.

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rip_van_winkle

  • noun a person oblivious to social changes
  • noun a person who sleeps a lot

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arrangement

  • noun the thing arranged or agreed to
    agreement.
    • they made arrangements to meet in Chicago
  • noun an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging
    • a flower arrangement

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book

  • noun a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
    • I am reading a good book on economics
  • noun physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
    volume.
    • he used a large book as a doorstop

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othello

  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who would not trust his wife

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animal

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

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bunyan

  • noun English preacher and author of an allegorical novel, Pilgrim's Progress (1628-1688)
    John Bunyan.
  • noun a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
    Paul Bunyan.
    • Paul Bunyan had a blue ox named Babe
    • the lakes of Minnesota began when Paul Bunyan and Babe's footprints filled with water

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extirpation

  • noun surgical removal of a body part or tissue
    excision; ablation; cutting out.
  • noun the act of pulling up or out; uprooting; cutting off from existence
    excision; deracination.

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neigh

  • noun the characteristic sounds made by a horse
    whinny; nicker; whicker.
  • verb make a characteristic sound, of a horse
    whinny; nicker; whicker.

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proposal

  • noun something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
  • noun an offer of marriage
    marriage proposal; proposal of marriage; marriage offer.

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immoral

  • adjective deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
  • adjective satellite not adhering to ethical or moral principles
    base.
    • base and unpatriotic motives
    • a base, degrading way of life
    • cheating is dishonorable
    • they considered colonialism immoral
    • unethical practices in handling public funds

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creature

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; animal; fauna.
  • noun a human being; `wight' is an archaic term
    wight.

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map

  • noun a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
  • noun (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
    function; single-valued function; mathematical function; mapping.

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practice

  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    pattern.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern
  • noun systematic training by multiple repetitions
    recitation; practice session; drill; exercise.
    • practice makes perfect

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description

  • noun a statement that represents something in words
    verbal description.
  • noun the act of describing something

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opposite

  • noun a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
    opposite word; antonym.
    • to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'
  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; reverse.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true

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brer_rabbit

  • noun the fictional character of a rabbit who appeared in tales supposedly told by Uncle Remus and first published in 1880

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philosophy

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; school of thought; ism; doctrine.
  • noun the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

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southern

  • adjective in or characteristic of a region of the United States south of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
    • southern hospitality
    • southern cooking
    • southern plantations
  • adjective satellite situated in or oriented toward the south
    southerly.
    • a southern exposure
    • took a southerly course

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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beast

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; animal; fauna; creature.
  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    savage; wolf; brute; wildcat.

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fagin

  • noun a villainous Jew in a novel by Charles Dickens
    • Fagin was a fence who trained boys as pickpockets

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scale

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; ordered series; graduated table.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10
  • noun relative magnitude
    • they entertained on a grand scale

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faust

  • noun an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge
    Faustus.

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peter_pan

  • noun a boyish or immature man; after the boy in Barrie's play who never grows up
  • noun the main character in a play and novel by J. M. Barrie; a boy who won't grow up

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argonaut

  • noun someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure
  • noun (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece

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smell

  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odour; odor; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses
  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odor; odour; aroma; olfactory property.

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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reason

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

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livestock

  • noun any animals kept for use or profit
    farm animal; stock.

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bond

  • noun an electrical force linking atoms
    chemical bond.
  • noun a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
    bond certificate.

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marlowe

  • noun English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593)
    Christopher Marlowe.
  • noun tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
    Philip Marlowe.

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purchase

  • noun the acquisition of something for payment
    • they closed the purchase with a handshake
  • noun something acquired by purchase

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lane

  • noun a narrow way or road
  • noun a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic

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emile

  • noun the boy whose upbringing was described by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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houyhnhnmland

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pied_piper_of_hamelin

  • noun the title character in a German folk tale and in a poem by Robert Browning
    Pied Piper.

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guinevere

  • noun (Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur; in some versions of the legend she became Lancelot's lover and that led to the end of the Knights of the Round Table
    Guenevere.

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sweers

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lilliput

  • noun a land imagined by Jonathan Swift that was inhabited by tiny people

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english_language

  • noun an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
    English.

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saint

  • noun a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; angel; holy man.

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tale

  • noun a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
    story; narration; narrative.
    • his narrative was interesting
    • Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children
  • noun a trivial lie
    fib; story; taradiddle; tarradiddle.
    • he told a fib about eating his spinach
    • how can I stop my child from telling stories?

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fictitious

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fabricated; fictional; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • adjective satellite adopted in order to deceive
    false; put on; assumed; pretended; fictive; sham.
    • an assumed name
    • an assumed cheerfulness
    • a fictitious address
    • fictive sympathy
    • a pretended interest
    • a put-on childish voice
    • sham modesty

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english

Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.

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fictional

  • adjective related to or involving literary fiction
    • clever fictional devices
    • a fictional treatment of the train robbery
  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character

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sweeney_todd

  • noun fictional character in a play by George Pitt; a barber who murdered his customers
    Todd.

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notion

  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; feeling; belief; opinion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying
  • noun a general inclusive concept

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maatsuyker

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huck_finn

  • noun a mischievous boy in a novel by Mark Twain
    Huckleberry Finn.

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