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inning

  • noun (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
    frame.

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pacemaker

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

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augustine

(Eccl.) A member of one of the religious orders called after St. Augustine; an Austin friar.

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limited

  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    express.
    • he caught the express to New York
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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sampler

  • noun an observation station that is set up to make sample observations of something
    sampling station.
  • noun someone who samples food or drink for its quality
    taster; taste tester; taste-tester.

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precondition

  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    condition; stipulation.
  • noun an assumption that is taken for granted
    presumption; given.

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foul

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

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four

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

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preoccupancy

  • noun the mental state of being preoccupied by something
    absorption; engrossment; preoccupation.
  • noun the act of taking occupancy before someone else does
    preoccupation.

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robbery_suspect

  • noun someone suspected of committing robbery

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francesco

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speaker_identification

  • noun identification of a person from the sound of their voice
    talker identification.

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conjure

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

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regularize

  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularise; regulate; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
  • verb make regular or more regular
    regularise.
    • regularize the heart beat with a pace maker

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onus

  • noun an onerous or difficult concern
    load; incumbrance; encumbrance; burden.
    • the burden of responsibility
    • that's a load off my mind

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grammatical_rule

  • noun a linguistic rule for the syntax of grammatical utterances
    rule of grammar.

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calculate

  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; compute; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.
  • verb judge to be probable
    figure; reckon; forecast; estimate; count on.

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stock_purchase_plan

  • noun an organized plan for employees of a company to buy shares of its stock

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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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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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investigation

  • noun an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
    probe.
    • there was a congressional probe into the scandal
  • noun the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
    investigating.

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law_of_conservation_of_energy

  • noun the fundamental principle of physics that the total energy of an isolated system is constant despite internal changes
    first law of thermodynamics; conservation of energy.

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tenacity

  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; tenaciousness; doggedness; pertinacity; persistence.

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ontological

  • adjective of or relating to ontology
    • ontological speculations

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ergo

  • adverb (used as a sentence connector) therefore or consequently

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reconsider

  • verb consider again; give new consideration to; usually with a view to changing
    • Won't you reconsider your decision?
  • verb consider again (a bill) that had been voted upon before, with a view to altering it

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divergent

  • adjective satellite diverging from another or from a standard
    • a divergent opinion
  • adjective tending to move apart in different directions
    diverging.

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categorisation

  • noun a group of people or things arranged by class or category
    categorization; classification.
  • noun the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
    categorization; sorting; classification.

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applied

  • adjective concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
    • applied physics
    • applied psychology
    • technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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conjecture

  • noun a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    speculation.
    • speculations about the outcome of the election
    • he dismissed it as mere conjecture
  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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misunderstanding

  • noun putting the wrong interpretation on
    mistaking; misinterpretation.
    • his misinterpretation of the question caused his error
    • there was no mistaking her meaning
  • noun an understanding of something that is not correct
    misapprehension; mistake.
    • he wasn't going to admit his mistake
    • make no mistake about his intentions
    • there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister

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adumbrate

  • verb describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
    sketch; outline.
    • sketch the outline of the book
    • outline his ideas
  • verb give to understand
    insinuate; intimate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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signature_tune

  • noun a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program
    theme song; signature.

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govern

  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
  • verb direct or strongly influence the behavior of
    • His belief in God governs his conduct

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affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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mythical_place

  • noun a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings
    imaginary place; fictitious place.

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come_close

  • verb nearly do something
    • She came close to quitting her job
  • verb be close or similar
    approximate.
    • Her results approximate my own

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unpleasure

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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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basics

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

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disorientation

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

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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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daydream

  • noun absentminded dreaming while awake
    revery; castle in Spain; air castle; daydreaming; reverie; castle in the air; oneirism.
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; stargaze; dream.

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obsessive

  • noun a person who has obsessions
  • adjective satellite characterized by or constituting an obsession
    obsessional.
    • the obsessional character of his response
    • obsessive gambling

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conceive

  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceptualize; conceptualise.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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scalar

  • noun a variable quantity that cannot be resolved into components
  • adjective of or relating to a musical scale
    • he played some basic scalar patterns on his guitar

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maiden_over

  • noun (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored
    maiden.

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set_to_music

  • verb write (music) for (a text)

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guiding

  • adjective satellite exerting control or influence
    • a guiding principle
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; manoeuver; steer.

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obsess

  • verb haunt like a ghost; pursue
    ghost; haunt.
    • Fear of illness haunts her
  • noun a major river of western Siberia; flows generally northward and westward to the Gulf of Ob and the Kara Sea
    Ob River; Ob.

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chew

  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    plug; wad; quid; cud; chaw.
  • noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
    manduction; chewing; mastication.

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suppositional

  • adjective satellite based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    conjectural; supposititious; suppositious; supposed; hypothetical; hypothetic; divinatory.
    • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
    • the supposed reason for his absence
    • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
    • hypothetical situation

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faint

  • noun a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
    swoon; deliquium; syncope.
  • verb pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
    swoon; pass out; conk.

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reel

  • noun a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector
  • noun music composed for dancing a reel

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capitalisation

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

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mirage

  • noun an optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects
  • noun something illusory and unattainable

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direct

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

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impressionistic

  • adjective of or relating to or based on an impression rather than on facts or reasoning
    • a surprisingly impressionistic review bearing marks of hasty composition
    • she had impressionistic memories of her childhood
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Impressionism
    impressionist.
    • impressionist music

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budget

  • noun a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose
    • the laboratory runs on a budget of a million a year
  • noun a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them
    • the president submitted the annual budget to Congress

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approximation

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    estimate; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)

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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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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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invariant

  • noun a feature (quantity or property or function) that remains unchanged when a particular transformation is applied to it
  • adjective satellite unaffected by a designated operation or transformation

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expressive

  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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virgin

  • noun a person who has never had sex
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
    Virgo.

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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deliberate

  • verb think about carefully; weigh
    moot; turn over; consider; debate.
    • They considered the possibility of a strike
    • Turn the proposal over in your mind
  • verb discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    debate.

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commemorating

  • adjective intended as a commemoration
    commemorative.
    • a commemorative plaque
  • verb mark by some ceremony or observation
    commemorate; mark.
    • The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade

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stein

  • noun a mug intended for serving beer
    beer mug.
  • noun experimental expatriate United States writer (1874-1946)
    Gertrude Stein.

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