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gatekeeper

  • noun someone who controls access to something
    • there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief
  • noun someone who guards an entrance
    ostiary; door guard; doorkeeper; doorman; porter; hall porter.

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group_o

  • noun the blood group whose red cells carry neither the A nor B antigens
    type O; O.
    • people with type O blood are universal donors

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adrenal_cortex

  • noun the cortex of the adrenal gland; secretes corticosterone and sex hormones

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lacrimal

  • adjective of or relating to tears
    lachrymal.
  • adjective relating to or located near the organ that produces tears
    lachrymal.

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group_b

  • noun the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen
    type B; B.

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foul

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

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group_a

  • noun the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen
    A; type A.

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intemperateness

  • noun consumption of alcoholic drinks
    intemperance.
  • noun excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
    self-indulgence; intemperance.
    • the intemperance of their language

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team_spirit

  • noun the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed
    esprit de corps; morale.

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huffy

  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    touchy; thin-skinned; feisty.
  • adjective satellite roused to anger
    sore; mad.
    • stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain
    • she gets mad when you wake her up so early
    • mad at his friend
    • sore over a remark

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clotted

  • adjective satellite thickened or coalesced in soft thick lumps (such as clogs or clots)
    clogged.
    • clotted blood
    • seeds clogged together
  • verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
    clot; coagulate.
    • coagulated blood

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hate

  • noun the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
    hatred.
  • verb dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
    detest.
    • I hate Mexican food
    • She detests politicians

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ingratiating

  • adjective satellite capable of winning favor
    • with open arms and an ingratiating smile
  • verb gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
    ingratiate.

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buddy

  • noun a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
    crony; sidekick; chum; brother; pal.

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physiological

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

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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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soupiness

  • noun the property of having the thickness of heavy cream
    creaminess.
  • noun falsely emotional in a maudlin way
    sentimentality; drippiness; mushiness; mawkishness; sloppiness.

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scold

  • noun someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
    nagger; common scold; nag; scolder.
  • verb censure severely or angrily
    call on the carpet; rag; dress down; remonstrate; chew out; take to task; call down; jaw; lambast; trounce; chide; berate; chew up; have words; rebuke; reprimand; reproof; lecture; bawl out; lambaste.
    • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

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dolichocephalism

  • noun the quality of being dolichocephalic
    dolichocephaly.

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originality

  • noun the ability to think and act independently
  • noun the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

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unsuitableness

  • noun the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose
    ineptness; unsuitability.

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outwit

  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
    outsmart; beat; overreach; outfox; circumvent.
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors

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socializer

  • noun a person who takes part in social activities
    socialiser.

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funk

  • noun a state of nervous depression
    blue funk.
    • he was in a funk
  • noun United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)
    Casimir Funk.

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raillery

  • noun light teasing repartee
    banter; give-and-take; backchat.

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pride

  • noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    pridefulness.
  • noun satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
    • he takes pride in his son's success

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dissolution

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

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informality

  • noun a manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
  • noun freedom from constraint or embarrassment
    ease.
    • I am never at ease with strangers

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hormone

  • noun the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
    endocrine; internal secretion.

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bellyache

  • noun an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
    stomach ache; stomachache; gastralgia.
  • verb complain
    squawk; grouse; beef; gripe; holler; bitch; crab.
    • What was he hollering about?

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geology

  • noun a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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hilarious

  • adjective satellite marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    screaming; uproarious.
    • hilarious broad comedy
    • a screaming farce
    • uproarious stories

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pierce

  • verb cut or make a way through
    • the knife cut through the flesh
    • The path pierced the jungle
    • Light pierced through the forest
  • noun 14th President of the United States (1804-1869)
    Franklin Pierce; President Pierce.

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early_childhood

  • noun the early stage of growth or development
    babyhood; infancy.

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fattiness

  • noun having the property of containing fat
    adiposeness; adiposity.
    • he recommended exercise to reduce my adiposity

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vitreous

  • adjective of or relating to or constituting the vitreous humor of the eye
    • the vitreous chamber
  • adjective relating to or resembling or derived from or containing glass
    • vitreous rocks
    • vitreous silica

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gratification

  • noun state of being gratified or satisfied
    satisfaction.
    • dull repetitious work gives no gratification
    • to my immense gratification he arrived on time
  • noun the act or an instance of satisfying

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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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screaming

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screech; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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rancour

  • noun a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
    gall; rancor; bitterness; resentment.

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blue_story

  • noun an indelicate joke
    dirty joke; dirty story; blue joke.

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disturb

  • verb move deeply
    upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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irresoluteness

  • noun the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose
    irresolution.

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prize

  • noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    award.
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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parrot

  • noun usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
  • noun a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated

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loneliness

  • noun the state of being alone in solitary isolation
    solitariness.
  • noun sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
    forlornness; desolation.

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wrongness

  • noun inappropriate conduct
    inappropriateness.
  • noun contrary to conscience or morality

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artistic_production

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

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impenetrability

  • noun the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
    imperviousness.
  • noun incomprehensibility by virtue of being too dense to understand
    impenetrableness.

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solid

  • noun matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solidness; solid state.

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inutility

  • noun the quality of having no practical use
    unusefulness; uselessness.

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nondescript

  • noun a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    characterless.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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het_up

  • adjective satellite made warm or hot (`het' is a dialectal variant of `heated')
    het; heated up; heated.
    • a heated swimming pool
    • wiped his heated-up face with a large bandana
    • he was all het up and sweaty
  • adjective satellite worked up emotionally by anger or excitement
    • was terribly het up over the killing of the eagle
    • got really het up over the new taxes
    • he was suddenly het up about racing cars

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colostrum

  • noun milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition
    foremilk.

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triumph

  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    victory.
    • a narrow victory
    • the general always gets credit for his army's victory
    • clinched a victory
    • convincing victory
    • the agreement was a triumph for common sense
  • noun the exultation of victory

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degeneracy

  • noun the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
    degeneration; decadence; decadency.
  • noun moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    putrefaction; depravation; depravity; corruption.
    • the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
    • moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration
    • its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity
    • Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction

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decadency

  • noun the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
    degeneration; decadence; degeneracy.

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passing_comment

  • noun an incidental remark
    obiter dictum.

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hemodynamics

  • noun the branch of physiology that studies the circulation of the blood and the forces involved

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blasphemy

  • noun blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
  • noun blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    profanation; desecration; sacrilege.
    • desecration of the Holy Sabbath

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punning

  • noun a humorous play on words
    pun; wordplay; paronomasia.
    • I do it for the pun of it
    • his constant punning irritated her
  • verb make a play on words
    pun.
    • Japanese like to pun--their language is well suited to punning

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blindworm

  • noun small burrowing legless European lizard with tiny eyes; popularly believed to be blind
    Anguis fragilis; slowworm.
  • noun any of the small slender limbless burrowing wormlike amphibians of the order Gymnophiona; inhabit moist soil in tropical regions
    caecilian.

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second

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

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fabulous

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing
    fab.
    • a fabulous vacation
  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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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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soybean_milk

  • noun a milk substitute containing soybean flour and water; used in some infant formulas and in making tofu
    soymilk; soya milk.

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decadence

  • noun the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
    degeneration; decadency; degeneracy.

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blue

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

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understandability

  • noun the quality of comprehensible language or thought
    comprehensibility.

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grotesquery

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

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good_guy

  • noun any person who is on your side

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ugly

  • adjective displeasing to the senses
    • an ugly face
    • ugly furniture
  • adjective satellite inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
    surly.
    • a surly waiter
    • an ugly frame of mind

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thunder

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

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cooking

  • noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    preparation; cookery.
    • cooking can be a great art
    • people are needed who have experience in cookery
    • he left the preparation of meals to his wife
  • verb prepare a hot meal
    cook.
    • My husband doesn't cook

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jocular

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; joking; jocose.
  • adverb with humor
    jocosely.
    • they tried to deal with this painful subject jocularly

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socialiser

  • noun a person who takes part in social activities
    socializer.

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unskilled

  • adjective not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    • unskilled in the art of rhetoric
    • an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
    • unskilled labor
    • workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
    • unskilled workmanship
  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    amateurish; amateur; inexpert.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

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animated_cartoon

  • noun a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence
    toon; cartoon.

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conduct

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

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arability

  • noun the quality of land that is appropriate for cultivation

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peacefulness

  • noun a state that is calm and tranquil
    peaceableness.
  • noun the absence of mental stress or anxiety
    peace; ataraxis; repose; serenity; heartsease; peace of mind.

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hero

  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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hail-fellow-well-met

  • adjective satellite heartily friendly and congenial
    comradely; hail-fellow.

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drooler

  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    driveller; dribbler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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festive

  • adjective satellite offering fun and gaiety
    festal; merry; gay.
    • a festive (or festal) occasion
    • gay and exciting night life
    • a merry evening

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feisty

  • adjective satellite showing courage
    spunky; plucky.
    • the champion is faced with a feisty challenger
  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    touchy; thin-skinned; huffy.

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antiquated

  • adjective satellite so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
    antediluvian; archaic.
    • a ramshackle antediluvian tenement
    • antediluvian ideas
    • archaic laws
  • verb make obsolete or old-fashioned
    antiquate.

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meet

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

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passeriform_bird

  • noun perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless
    passerine.

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carrottop

  • noun someone who has red hair
    redhead; redheader; red-header.

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laugh_away

  • verb deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it
    laugh off.
    • She laughs away all these problems

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humility

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

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active

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

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moroseness

  • noun a gloomy ill-tempered feeling
    sullenness; glumness.
  • noun a sullen moody resentful disposition
    sulkiness; sullenness; sourness.

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celebration

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

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dry

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

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newborn_infant

  • noun a baby from birth to four weeks
    newborn; newborn baby; neonate.

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unwillingness

  • noun the trait of being unwilling
    involuntariness.
    • his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made
    • in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton

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ridicule

  • noun language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
  • noun the act of deriding or treating with contempt
    derision.

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foolishness

  • noun the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    folly; unwiseness.
  • noun the quality of being rash and foolish
    folly; madness; craziness.
    • trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly
    • adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness

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hokey

  • adjective satellite effusively or insincerely emotional
    sentimental; schmalzy; bathetic; mushy; soppy; kitschy; slushy; soupy; maudlin; schmaltzy; mawkish; drippy.
    • a bathetic novel
    • maudlin expressions of sympathy
    • mushy effusiveness
    • a schmaltzy song
    • sentimental soap operas
    • slushy poetry
  • adjective satellite artificially formal
    contrived; stilted; artificial.
    • that artificial humility that her husband hated
    • contrived coyness
    • a stilted letter of acknowledgment
    • when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

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thymosin

  • noun hormone secreted by the thymus; stimulates immunological activity of lymphoid tissue

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personify

  • verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
    body.
  • verb represent, as of a character on stage
    embody; be.
    • Derek Jacobi was Hamlet

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cross-pollination

  • noun fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another
  • noun stimulating influence among diverse elements
    • the cross-pollination of the arts

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good-temperedness

  • noun a cheerful willingness to be obliging
    good-humouredness; good-humoredness; good-naturedness.

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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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changer

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

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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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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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canola

  • noun vegetable oil made from rapeseed; it is high in monounsaturated fatty acids
    canola oil.

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homogenized_milk

  • noun milk with the fat particles broken up and dispersed uniformly so the cream will not rise

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old_geezer

  • noun an elderly man
    antique; old-timer; gaffer; oldtimer.

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mawkishness

  • noun insincere pathos
    bathos.
  • noun falsely emotional in a maudlin way
    sentimentality; soupiness; drippiness; mushiness; sloppiness.

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scoffer

  • noun someone who eats food rapidly and greedily
    gorger.
  • noun someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
    jeerer; flouter; mocker.

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ridiculer

  • noun a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
    ironist; satirist.

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soybean

  • noun a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food
    soy; soya bean.
  • noun erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia
    soya bean; Glycine max; soybean plant; soja bean; soya; soy; soja.

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large_person

  • noun a person of greater than average size

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couthie

  • adjective satellite (chiefly Scottish) agreeable and genial
    couthy.

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particularity

  • noun the quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance
    specialness.
    • the particularity of human situations

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devastation

  • noun the state of being decayed or destroyed
    desolation.
  • noun the feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed
    • her departure left him in utter devastation

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exceedance

  • noun (geology) the probability that an earthquake will generate a level of ground motion that exceeds a specified reference level during a given exposure time
    • the concept of exceedance can be applied to any type of environmental risk modeling

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pulling

  • noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    pull.
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
  • verb cause to move by pulling
    pull; draw; force.
    • draw a wagon
    • pull a sled

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ploy

  • noun an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
    gambit.
  • noun a maneuver in a game or conversation
    gambit; stratagem.

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thyroxin

  • noun hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells
    T; thyroxine; tetraiodothyronine.
    • thyroxine is 65% iodine

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wordplay

  • noun a humorous play on words
    pun; punning; paronomasia.
    • I do it for the pun of it
    • his constant punning irritated her

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insult

  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; abuse; vilification; contumely.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team
  • noun a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    affront.
    • turning his back on me was a deliberate insult

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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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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comradely

  • adjective satellite heartily friendly and congenial
    hail-fellow-well-met; hail-fellow.

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luteinizing

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changelessness

  • noun the property of remaining unchanged
  • noun the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
    unchangeableness; unchangeability; unchangingness.

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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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negativism

  • noun characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
    negativeness; negativity.

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musk

  • noun an odorous glandular secretion from the male musk deer; used as a perfume fixative
  • noun the scent of a greasy glandular secretion from the male musk deer

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shout_out

  • verb utter a sudden loud cry
    cry; hollo; squall; shout; call; holler; yell; scream.
    • she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle
    • I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me
  • verb utter in a very loud voice
    vociferate.
    • They vociferated their demands

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mush

  • noun any soft or soggy mass
    pulp.
    • he pounded it to a pulp
  • noun cornmeal boiled in water
    cornmeal mush.

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peevish

  • adjective satellite easily irritated or annoyed
    peckish; nettlesome; testy; tetchy; petulant; cranky; techy; fractious; irritable; scratchy; pettish.
    • an incorrigibly fractious young man
    • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

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withholder

  • noun a person who refrains from granting
    • a withholder of payments
  • noun a person who restrains or checks or holds back