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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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all

  • adjective quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class
    • we sat up all night
    • ate all the food
    • all men are mortal
    • all parties are welcome
  • adjective satellite completely given to or absorbed by
    • became all attention

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over-the-top

  • adjective satellite far more than usual or expected
    extraordinary; sinful.
    • an extraordinary desire for approval
    • it was an over-the-top experience

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remarkable

  • adjective satellite unusual or striking
    singular.
    • a remarkable sight
    • such poise is singular in one so young
  • adjective satellite worthy of notice
    noteworthy.
    • a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain
    • a remarkable achievement

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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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particular

  • noun a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    specific.
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • noun a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
    item; detail.
    • it was perfect in all details

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unique

  • adjective satellite radically distinctive and without equal
    alone; unequaled; unequalled; unparalleled.
    • he is alone in the field of microbiology
    • this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem
    • Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint
    • craftsmen whose skill is unequaled
    • unparalleled athletic ability
    • a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history
  • adjective satellite (followed by `to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality
    • a species unique to Australia

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uncontrolled

  • adjective not being under control; out of control
    • the greatest uncontrolled health problem is AIDS
    • uncontrolled growth

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alien

  • noun a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
    noncitizen; foreigner; outlander.
  • noun anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
    unknown; stranger.

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empty-headed

  • adjective satellite lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
    giddy; featherbrained; airheaded; lightheaded; dizzy; light-headed; silly.
    • a dizzy blonde
    • light-headed teenagers
    • silly giggles

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mild

  • adjective moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme
    • a mild winter storm
    • a mild fever
    • fortunately the pain was mild
    • a mild rebuke
    • mild criticism
  • adjective satellite humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness
    modest; meek.
    • meek and self-effacing

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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incommensurable

  • adjective satellite impossible to measure or compare in value or size or excellence
  • adjective satellite not having a common factor

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tenable

  • adjective satellite based on sound reasoning or evidence
    well-founded.
    • well-founded suspicions

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carpet

  • noun floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
    rug; carpeting.
  • noun a natural object that resembles or suggests a carpet
    • a carpet of flowers
    • the larvae of some moths spin a web that resembles a carpet

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dreadful

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    atrocious; terrible; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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intemperance

  • noun the quality of being intemperate
  • noun consumption of alcoholic drinks
    intemperateness.

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tempestuous

  • adjective satellite characterized by violent emotions or behavior
    stormy.
    • a stormy argument
    • a stormy marriage
  • adjective satellite (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    furious; raging; angry; wild.
    • angry clouds on the horizon
    • furious winds
    • the raging sea

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intensive

  • noun a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies
    intensifier.
    • `up' in `finished up' is an intensifier
    • `honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier
  • adjective satellite characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form
    • the questioning was intensive
    • intensive care
    • research-intensive
    • a labor-intensive industry

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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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outgo

  • noun money paid out; an amount spent
    spending; outlay; expenditure.
  • verb be or do something to a greater degree
    exceed; surpass; outperform; outstrip; outmatch; surmount; outdo.
    • her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
    • She outdoes all other athletes
    • This exceeds all my expectations
    • This car outperforms all others in its class

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angulate

  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angular.

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hideous

  • adjective satellite grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    outrageous; horrific; horrid.
    • subjected to outrageous cruelty
    • a hideous pattern of injustice
    • horrific conditions in the mining industry
  • adjective satellite so extremely ugly as to be terrifying
    repulsive.
    • a hideous scar
    • a repulsive mask

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uncommonness

  • noun extraordinariness as a consequence of being marked by an uncommon or superlative quality
  • noun extraordinariness as a consequence of being rare and seldom encountered

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overplus

  • noun extreme excess
    embarrassment; superfluity; plethora.
    • an embarrassment of riches

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protective

  • adjective intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind
    • a protective covering
    • the use of protective masks and equipment
    • protective coatings
    • kept the drunken sailor in protective custody
    • animals with protective coloring
    • protective tariffs
  • adjective satellite showing care
    • a protective mother

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premium

  • noun payment for insurance
    insurance premium.
  • noun the amount that something in scarce supply is valued above its nominal value
    • they paid a premium for access to water

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slam-bang

  • adjective satellite violent and sudden and noisy
    • a slam-bang collision
  • adverb in a careless or reckless manner
    slapdash.
    • the shelves were put up slapdash

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far

  • adjective located at a great distance in time or space or degree
    • we come from a far country
    • far corners of the earth
    • the far future
    • a far journey
    • the far side of the road
    • far from the truth
    • far in the future
  • noun a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again
    Army for the Liberation of Rwanda; Interahamwe; ALIR; Former Armed Forces.
    • in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists

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unusualness

  • noun uncommonness by virtue of being unusual

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superfluous

  • adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    pointless; senseless; purposeless; wasted; otiose.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence
  • adjective satellite more than is needed, desired, or required
    supererogatory; extra; redundant; surplus; spare; excess; supernumerary.
    • trying to lose excess weight
    • found some extra change lying on the dresser
    • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
    • skills made redundant by technological advance
    • sleeping in the spare room
    • supernumerary ornamentation
    • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
    • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
    • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
    • surplus cheese distributed to the needy

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fat

  • noun a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
    • pizza has too much fat
  • noun a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
    fatty tissue; adipose tissue.
    • fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

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choice

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; pick.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the act of choosing or selecting
    pick; selection; option.
    • your choice of colors was unfortunate
    • you can take your pick

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untenable

  • adjective satellite (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified
    indefensible.

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worst

  • noun the least favorable outcome
    • the worst that could happen
  • noun the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable
    • the invaders did their worst
    • so pure of heart that his worst is another man's best

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rattling

  • noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    rattle; rale.
    • the death rattle
  • verb make short successive sounds
    rattle.

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awful

  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; terrible; unspeakable; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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utmost

  • noun the greatest possible degree
    uttermost; maximum; level best.
    • he tried his utmost
  • adjective satellite of the greatest possible degree or extent or intensity
    uttermost; extreme.
    • extreme cold
    • extreme caution
    • extreme pleasure
    • utmost contempt
    • to the utmost degree
    • in the uttermost distress

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emphasized

  • adjective satellite spoken with emphasis
    emphatic; emphasised.
    • an emphatic word
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    emphasise; accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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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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cool

  • noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    • the cool of early morning
  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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found

  • noun food and lodging provided in addition to money
    • they worked for $30 and found
  • verb set up or found
    establish; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program

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impressive

  • adjective making a strong or vivid impression
    • an impressive ceremony
  • adjective satellite producing a strong effect
    telling.
    • gave an impressive performance as Othello
    • a telling gesture

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profligacy

  • noun the trait of spending extravagantly
    extravagance; prodigality.
  • noun dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
    dissipation; dissolution; licentiousness; looseness.

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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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marvellous

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; 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
  • adjective satellite being or having the character of a miracle
    marvelous; miraculous.

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thoughtful

  • adjective satellite having intellectual depth
    • a deeply thoughtful essay
  • adjective exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
    • a thoughtful paper

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intensify

  • verb increase in extent or intensity
    escalate; step up.
    • The Allies escalated the bombing
  • verb make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    heighten; deepen; compound.
    • The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    • Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    • This event only deepened my convictions

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zippy

  • adjective satellite quick and energetic
    brisk; spanking; alert; snappy; lively; merry; rattling.
    • a brisk walk in the park
    • a lively gait
    • a merry chase
    • traveling at a rattling rate
    • a snappy pace
    • a spanking breeze
  • adjective satellite marked by lively action
    spirited; bouncing; bouncy; peppy.
    • a bouncing gait
    • bouncy tunes
    • the peppy and interesting talk
    • a spirited dance

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epicurean

  • noun a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
    foodie; gourmet; gastronome; bon vivant; epicure.
  • adjective of Epicurus or epicureanism
    • Epicurean philosophy

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small

  • noun the slender part of the back
  • noun a garment size for a small person

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bowelless

  • adjective satellite ruthless in competition
    fierce; cutthroat.
    • cutthroat competition
    • bowelless readiness to take advantage

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eye-popping

  • adjective satellite amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
    fulgurous; dazzling; fulgurant.
    • the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps
    • these great best canvases still look as astonishing and as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant popularity was in full growth"- Janet Flanner
    • adventures related...in a style both vivid and fulgurous"- Idwal Jones

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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unexpected

  • adjective not expected or anticipated
    • unexpected guests
    • unexpected news

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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disordered

  • adjective satellite thrown into a state of disarray or confusion
    broken; upset; confused.
    • troops fleeing in broken ranks
    • a confused mass of papers on the desk
    • the small disordered room
    • with everything so upset
  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

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inconsequential

  • adjective satellite lacking worth or importance
    inconsequent.
    • his work seems trivial and inconsequential
    • the quite inconsequent fellow was managed like a puppet
  • adjective satellite not following logically as a consequence

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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past

  • noun the time that has elapsed
    past times; yesteryear.
    • forget the past
  • noun a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
    • reporters dug into the candidate's past

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rate

  • noun a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
    • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
    • the rate of change was faster than expected
  • noun amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
    charge per unit.
    • a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5

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uncomfortable

  • adjective conducive to or feeling mental discomfort
    • this kind of life can prove disruptive and uncomfortable
    • the uncomfortable truth
    • grew uncomfortable beneath his appraising eye
    • an uncomfortable way of surprising me just when I felt surest
    • the teacher's presence at the conference made the child very uncomfortable
  • adjective providing or experiencing physical discomfort
    • an uncomfortable chair
    • an uncomfortable day in the hot sun

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exuberant

  • adjective satellite joyously unrestrained
    high-spirited; ebullient.
  • adjective satellite unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant; overweening; excessive.
    • extravagant praise
    • exuberant compliments
    • overweening ambition
    • overweening greed

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abominable

  • adjective satellite unequivocally detestable
    detestable; execrable; odious.
    • abominable treatment of prisoners
    • detestable vices
    • execrable crimes
    • consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; terrible; unspeakable; awful; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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odd

  • adjective not divisible by two
    uneven.
  • adjective satellite not easily explained
    • it is odd that his name is never mentioned

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port

  • noun a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  • noun sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
    port wine.

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ribbon

  • noun any long object resembling a thin line
    thread.
    • a mere ribbon of land
    • the lighted ribbon of traffic
    • from the air the road was a grey thread
    • a thread of smoke climbed upward
  • noun an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
    laurel wreath; decoration; palm; medallion; medal.

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shining

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

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blue

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

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unconditioned

  • adjective not established by conditioning or learning
    unlearned; innate.
    • an unconditioned reflex
  • adjective not conditional
    unconditional.
    • unconditional surrender

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a-one

  • adjective satellite of the highest quality
    first-rate; ace; tops; topnotch; top-notch; crack; tiptop; super.
    • an ace reporter
    • a crack shot
    • a first-rate golfer
    • a super party
    • played top-notch tennis
    • an athlete in tiptop condition
    • she is absolutely tops

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illogical

  • adjective lacking in correct logical relation
    unlogical.
  • adjective satellite lacking orderly continuity
    disordered; disconnected; garbled; scattered; confused; disjointed; unconnected.
    • a confused set of instructions
    • a confused dream about the end of the world
    • disconnected fragments of a story
    • scattered thoughts

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outsmart

  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
    beat; overreach; outwit; outfox; circumvent.
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors
  • verb defeat by more skillful maneuvering
    outmanoeuvre; outmaneuver.
    • The English troops outmaneuvered the Germans
    • My new supervisor knows how to outmaneuver the boss in most situations

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unheralded

  • adjective satellite without warning or announcement
    unannounced; unpredicted.
    • they arrived unannounced
    • a totally unheralded telegram that his daughter...died last night"- M.A.D.Howe

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eminent

  • adjective satellite standing above others in quality or position
    high.
    • people in high places
    • the high priest
    • eminent members of the community
  • adjective satellite of imposing height; especially standing out above others
    towering; soaring; lofty.
    • an eminent peak
    • lofty mountains
    • the soaring spires of the cathedral
    • towering icebergs

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thundering

  • adjective satellite sounding like thunder
    • the thundering herd
  • verb move fast, noisily, and heavily
    thunder.
    • The bus thundered down the road

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worrisome

  • adjective not reassuring; tending to cause anxiety
    unreassuring.
  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; distressful; perturbing; troubling; disturbing; worrying.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time

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capital

  • noun assets available for use in the production of further assets
    working capital.
  • noun wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value

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vociferation

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; shout; call; outcry; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

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upstager

  • noun a selfish actor who upstages the other actors
  • adjective of the back half of a stage
    upstage.
    • she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience

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full

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full-of-the-moon; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
  • verb beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
    • full the cloth

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ferocious

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme and violent energy
    fierce; furious; savage.
    • a ferocious beating
    • fierce fighting
    • a furious battle

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degree

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; level.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    point; stage; level.
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?

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assertive

  • adjective aggressively self-assured
    self-assertive; self-asserting.
    • an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue
    • pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act

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top-flight

  • adjective satellite excellent; best possible
    top-hole; topping.

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loose

  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; free; release; liberate.
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    let loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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inspiring

  • adjective stimulating or exalting to the spirit
  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; animate; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination

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upgrade

  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; raise; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • noun software that provides better performance than an earlier version did

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licentiousness

  • noun the quality of being lewd and lascivious
    wantonness.
  • noun dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
    dissipation; dissolution; looseness; profligacy.

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governing

  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; government.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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excess

  • noun a quantity much larger than is needed
    nimiety; surplusage; surplus.
  • noun immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
    inordinateness; excessiveness.

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alone

  • adjective satellite isolated from others
    • could be alone in a crowded room
    • was alone with her thoughts
    • I want to be alone
  • adjective satellite lacking companions or companionship
    solitary; lonely; lone.
    • he was alone when we met him
    • she is alone much of the time
    • the lone skier on the mountain
    • a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel
    • a lonely soul
    • a solitary traveler

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dissipated

  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or morality
    debauched; libertine; dissolute; fast; degenerate; degraded; riotous; profligate.
    • Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society
    • deplorably dissipated and degraded
    • riotous living
    • fast women
  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; break up; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

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abnegate

  • verb deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
    deny.
    • She denied herself wine and spirits
  • verb surrender (power or a position)
    • The King abnegated his power to the ministers

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repressing

  • adjective satellite restrictive of action
    repressive; inhibitory.
    • a repressive regime
    • an overly strict and inhibiting discipline
  • verb put down by force or intimidation
    subdue; reduce; repress; quash; subjugate; keep down.
    • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
    • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
    • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land

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unequaled

  • adjective satellite radically distinctive and without equal
    alone; unequalled; unique; unparalleled.
    • he is alone in the field of microbiology
    • this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem
    • Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint
    • craftsmen whose skill is unequaled
    • unparalleled athletic ability
    • a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history

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extreme

  • noun the furthest or highest degree of something
    • he carried it to extremes
  • noun the point located farthest from the middle of something
    extremum; extreme point.

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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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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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ultra

  • adjective satellite (used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm
    extremist; radical.
    • extremist political views
    • radical opinions on education
    • an ultra conservative

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awe-inspiring

  • adjective satellite inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
    awful; awing; amazing; awesome.
    • New York is an amazing city
    • the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight
    • the awesome complexity of the universe
    • this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville
    • Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent

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fulgurant

  • adjective satellite amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
    fulgurous; eye-popping; dazzling.
    • the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps
    • these great best canvases still look as astonishing and as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant popularity was in full growth"- Janet Flanner
    • adventures related...in a style both vivid and fulgurous"- Idwal Jones

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restrictive

  • adjective serving to restrict
    • teenagers eager to escape restrictive home environments
  • adjective satellite (of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports

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healthy

  • adjective having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease
    • a rosy healthy baby
    • staying fit and healthy
  • adjective satellite financially secure and functioning well
    • a healthy economy

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elaborate

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • The bee elaborates honey

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important-looking

  • adjective satellite impressive in appearance

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brutal

  • adjective satellite (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    savage; barbarous; vicious; cruel; fell; roughshod.
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks
  • adjective satellite harsh
    unrelenting.
    • the brutal summer sun
    • a brutal winter

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proud

  • adjective feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride
    • proud parents
    • proud of his accomplishments
    • a proud moment
    • proud to serve his country
    • a proud name
    • proud princes
  • adjective satellite having or displaying great dignity or nobility
    gallant; majestic; lofty.
    • a gallant pageant
    • lofty ships
    • majestic cities
    • proud alpine peaks

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top-hole

  • adjective satellite excellent; best possible
    top-flight; topping.

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weapons-grade

  • adjective satellite of a quality adequate for use in weapons (especially in weapons of mass destruction)
    • weapons-grade plutonium
    • weapons-grade anthrax
  • adjective satellite extremely strong or concentrated or durable
    industrial-strength.
    • industrial-strength detergent
    • weapons-grade salsa

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uncivilized

  • adjective satellite without civilizing influences
    savage; barbarian; barbaric; uncivilised; wild.
    • barbarian invaders
    • barbaric practices
    • a savage people
    • fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade
    • wild tribes

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unconditional

  • adjective not conditional
    unconditioned.
    • unconditional surrender
  • adjective satellite not modified or restricted by reservations
    flat; categoric; categorical.
    • a categorical denial
    • a flat refusal

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superstitious

  • adjective satellite showing ignorance of the laws of nature and faith in magic or chance
    • finally realized that the horror he felt was superstitious in origin

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stressed

  • adjective satellite suffering severe physical strain or distress
    distressed.
    • he dropped out of the race, clearly distressed and having difficulty breathing
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    emphasise; accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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strong-arm

  • verb handle roughly
    • He was strong-armed by the policemen
  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; hector; push around; boss around; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

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outmarch

  • verb march longer distances and for a longer time than
    • This guy can outmarch anyone!

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golden

  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilded; gilt; gold.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • adjective satellite marked by peace and prosperity
    halcyon; prosperous.
    • a golden era
    • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

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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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exorbitance

  • noun excessive excess
    outrageousness.

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regardless

  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration
    careless.
    • careless of the consequences
    • crushing the blooms with regardless tread
  • adverb in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks
    irrespective; disregarding; no matter; disregardless.
    • he carried on regardless of the difficulties

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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extra

  • noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
    spear carrier; supernumerary.
  • noun an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)

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extravagancy

  • noun the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth
    extravagance.
    • we were surprised by the extravagance of his description

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fatuous

  • adjective satellite devoid of intelligence
    vacuous; mindless; inane; asinine.

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extravagance

  • noun the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth
    extravagancy.
    • we were surprised by the extravagance of his description
  • noun the trait of spending extravagantly
    prodigality; profligacy.

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immoderate

  • adjective beyond reasonable limits
    • immoderate laughter
    • immoderate spending

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mortify

  • verb practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
  • verb hold within limits and control
    crucify; subdue.
    • subdue one's appetites
    • mortify the flesh

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indulgence

  • noun an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
    self-indulgence.
  • noun a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
    lenience; leniency.
    • too much indulgence spoils a child

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wakeless

  • adjective satellite (of sleep) deep and complete
    heavy; sound; profound.
    • a heavy sleep
    • fell into a profound sleep
    • a sound sleeper
    • deep wakeless sleep

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circumvent

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

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tautological

  • adjective satellite repetition of same sense in different words
    pleonastic; redundant; tautologic.
    • `a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions
    • the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological
    • at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant

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select

  • verb pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    pick out; choose; take.
    • Take any one of these cards
    • Choose a good husband for your daughter
    • She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her
  • adjective satellite of superior grade
    prime; quality; prize; choice.
    • choice wines
    • prime beef
    • prize carnations
    • quality paper
    • select peaches

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all-time

  • adjective satellite unsurpassed in some respect up to the present
    • prices at an all-time high
    • morale at an all-time low
    • among the all-time great lefthanders

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spiffing

  • adjective satellite excellent or splendid
    • that's a perfectly spiffing idea

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unlaced

  • adjective with laces not tied
    untied.
    • teenagers slopping around in unlaced sneakers
  • verb undo the ties of
    untie; unbrace; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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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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licentious

  • adjective satellite lacking moral discipline; especially sexually unrestrained
    • coarse and licentious men

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angry

  • adjective feeling or showing anger
    • angry at the weather
    • angry customers
    • an angry silence
    • sending angry letters to the papers
  • adjective satellite (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    furious; raging; wild; tempestuous.
    • angry clouds on the horizon
    • furious winds
    • the raging sea

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preternatural

  • adjective satellite surpassing the ordinary or normal
    uncanny.
    • Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will
    • his uncanny sense of direction
  • adjective satellite existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
    nonnatural; otherworldly; transcendental.
    • find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley

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one_and_only

  • adjective satellite eminent beyond or above comparison
    unrivaled; unrivalled; peerless; unmatched; one; matchless; unmatchable; nonpareil.
    • matchless beauty
    • the team's nonpareil center fielder
    • she's one girl in a million
    • the one and only Muhammad Ali
    • a peerless scholar
    • infamy unmatched in the Western world
    • wrote with unmatchable clarity
    • unrivaled mastery of her art

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olympian

  • adjective satellite majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters
    majestic.
    • his majestic presence
    • olympian detachment
    • olympian beauty and serene composure
  • noun an athlete who participates in the Olympic games

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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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heroic

  • noun a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
    heroic verse; heroic meter.
  • adjective satellite very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    epic; larger-than-life.
    • an epic voyage
    • of heroic proportions
    • heroic sculpture

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highflying

  • adjective satellite moving upward or along at a considerable height
    • some highflying fighter pilot fired a cannon shell into it
  • adjective satellite extravagant or ambitious or extreme in aims or opinions
    • they did not understand what had happend at the once highflying company

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indefensible

  • adjective satellite (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified
    untenable.
  • adjective satellite not able to be protected against attack

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wicked

  • adjective morally bad in principle or practice
  • adjective satellite having committed unrighteous acts
    sinful; unholy.
    • a sinful person

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levelheaded

  • adjective satellite exercising or showing good judgment
    healthy; sound; intelligent; level-headed.
    • healthy scepticism
    • a healthy fear of rattlesnakes
    • the healthy attitude of French laws
    • healthy relations between labor and management
    • an intelligent solution
    • a sound approach to the problem
    • sound advice
    • no sound explanation for his decision

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barbarous

  • adjective satellite (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    savage; vicious; brutal; cruel; fell; roughshod.
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks
  • adjective satellite primitive in customs and culture

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staggering

  • adjective satellite so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
    astonishing; stupefying; astounding.
    • such an enormous response was astonishing
    • an astounding achievement
    • the amount of money required was staggering
    • suffered a staggering defeat
    • the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying
  • verb walk as if unable to control one's movements
    swag; lurch; stagger; keel; careen; reel.
    • The drunken man staggered into the room

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brisk

  • verb become brisk
    brisk up; brisken.
    • business brisked up
  • adjective satellite quick and energetic
    zippy; spanking; alert; snappy; lively; merry; rattling.
    • a brisk walk in the park
    • a lively gait
    • a merry chase
    • traveling at a rattling rate
    • a snappy pace
    • a spanking breeze

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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cautious

  • noun people who are fearful and cautious
    timid.
    • whitewater rafting is not for the timid
  • adjective showing careful forethought; never making swift decisions"
    • reserved and cautious
    • a cautious driver

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excellent

  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; first-class; splendid.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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hole

  • noun an opening into or through something
  • noun an opening deliberately made in or through something

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hold

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

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profoundness

  • noun extremeness of degree
    • the profoundness of his ignorance
  • noun wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
    reconditeness; abstruseness; abstrusity; profundity.
    • the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs

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unequalled

  • adjective satellite radically distinctive and without equal
    alone; unequaled; unique; unparalleled.
    • he is alone in the field of microbiology
    • this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem
    • Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint
    • craftsmen whose skill is unequaled
    • unparalleled athletic ability
    • a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history

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unrivalled

  • adjective satellite eminent beyond or above comparison
    unrivaled; one and only; peerless; unmatched; one; matchless; unmatchable; nonpareil.
    • matchless beauty
    • the team's nonpareil center fielder
    • she's one girl in a million
    • the one and only Muhammad Ali
    • a peerless scholar
    • infamy unmatched in the Western world
    • wrote with unmatchable clarity
    • unrivaled mastery of her art

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lightheaded

  • adjective satellite weak and likely to lose consciousness
    light; swooning; faint; light-headed.
    • suddenly felt faint from the pain
    • was sick and faint from hunger
    • felt light in the head
    • a swooning fit
    • light-headed with wine
    • light-headed from lack of sleep
  • adjective satellite lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
    giddy; featherbrained; airheaded; empty-headed; dizzy; light-headed; silly.
    • a dizzy blonde
    • light-headed teenagers
    • silly giggles

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unthought-of

  • adjective satellite so unexpected as to have not been imagined
    unhoped; unhoped-for; unthought.
    • an unhoped-for piece of luck
    • an unthought advantage
    • an unthought-of place to find the key

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shame

  • noun a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
  • noun a state of dishonor
    disgrace; ignominy.
    • one mistake brought shame to all his family
    • suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison

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meliorative

  • adjective satellite tending to ameliorate
    ameliorative; ameliorating; amelioratory.

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level_best

  • noun the greatest possible degree
    uttermost; utmost; maximum.
    • he tried his utmost

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plump

  • noun the sound of a sudden heavy fall
  • verb drop sharply
    plummet.
    • The stock market plummeted

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mild-mannered

  • adjective satellite behaving in or having a mild or gentle manner

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proof

  • noun any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
    cogent evidence.
    • if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it
  • noun a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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transcend

  • verb be greater in scope or size than some standard
    exceed; surpass.
    • Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
    exceed; top; overstep; go past; pass.
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year

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hedonic

  • adjective satellite devoted to pleasure
    hedonistic; epicurean.
    • a hedonic thrill
    • lives of unending hedonistic delight
    • epicurean pleasures

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atrocious

  • adjective satellite shockingly brutal or cruel
    grievous; monstrous; flagitious.
    • murder is an atrocious crime
    • a grievous offense against morality
    • a grievous crime
    • no excess was too monstrous for them to commit
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; terrible; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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life-threatening

  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    grievous; dangerous; severe; serious; grave.
    • a dangerous operation
    • a grave situation
    • a grave illness
    • grievous bodily harm
    • a serious wound
    • a serious turn of events
    • a severe case of pneumonia
    • a life-threatening disease

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garbled

  • adjective satellite lacking orderly continuity
    disordered; disconnected; scattered; confused; disjointed; unconnected; illogical.
    • a confused set of instructions
    • a confused dream about the end of the world
    • disconnected fragments of a story
    • scattered thoughts
  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; distort; garble.

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awesome

  • adjective satellite inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
    awful; awing; amazing; awe-inspiring.
    • New York is an amazing city
    • the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight
    • the awesome complexity of the universe
    • this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville
    • Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent

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utterness

  • noun the quality of being complete or utter or extreme
    absoluteness; starkness.
    • the starkness of his contrast between justice and fairness was open to many objections

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confused

  • adjective satellite perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
    baffled; bewildered; bemused; lost; confounded; befuddled; at sea; mazed; mixed-up.
    • obviously bemused by his questions
    • bewildered and confused
    • a cloudy and confounded philosopher
    • just a mixed-up kid
    • she felt lost on the first day of school
  • verb mistake one thing for another
    confound; confuse.
    • you are confusing me with the other candidate
    • I mistook her for the secretary

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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unanticipated

  • adjective satellite not anticipated
    unforeseen; out of the blue; unlooked-for.
    • unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development"- H.W.Glidden
    • unforeseen circumstances
    • a virtue unlooked-for in people so full of energy
    • like a bolt out of the blue

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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low-toned

  • adjective satellite very low in volume
    low.
    • a low murmur
    • the low-toned murmur of the surf

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indifferent

  • adjective satellite marked by a lack of interest; it is simply indifferent"
    apathetic.
    • an apathetic audience
    • the universe is neither hostile nor friendly
  • adjective satellite showing no care or concern in attitude or action
    • indifferent to the sufferings of others
    • indifferent to her plea

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fearsome

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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tremendous

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree; that a whole civilization should be dependent on technology"- Walter Lippman
    enormous.
    • an enormous boulder
    • enormous expenses
    • tremendous sweeping plains
    • a tremendous fact in human experience
    • a plane took off with a tremendous noise
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling.
    • 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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redundancy

  • noun repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission
  • noun the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded
    redundance.
    • the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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lousy

  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; stinky; crappy; rotten; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  • adjective satellite infested with lice
    • burned their lousy clothes

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severeness

  • noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
    badness; severity.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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ungoverned

  • adjective satellite not restrained or controlled
    uncurbed; unbridled; unchecked.
    • unbridled rage
    • an unchecked temper
    • ungoverned rage
  • adjective satellite lacking in discipline or control
    undisciplined.
    • undisciplined behavior
    • ungoverned youth

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amazing

  • adjective satellite surprising greatly
    astonishing.
    • she does an amazing amount of work
    • the dog was capable of astonishing tricks
  • verb affect with wonder
    amaze; astonish; astound.
    • Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!

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aching

  • noun a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
    ache.
  • verb feel physical pain
    ache; suffer; hurt.
    • Were you hurting after the accident?

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ordinary

  • noun a judge of a probate court
  • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
    • not out of the ordinary

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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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void

  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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redundance

  • noun the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded
    redundancy.
    • the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers

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especial

  • adjective satellite surpassing what is common or usual or expected
    particular; special; exceptional.
    • he paid especial attention to her
    • exceptional kindness
    • a matter of particular and unusual importance
    • a special occasion
    • a special reason to confide in her
    • what's so special about the year 2000?

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irrational

  • noun a real number that cannot be expressed as a rational number
    irrational number.
  • adjective not consistent with or using reason
    • irrational fears
    • irrational animals

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blear

  • verb make dim or indistinct
    blur.
    • The fog blurs my vision
  • adjective satellite tired to the point of exhaustion
    blear-eyed; bleary; bleary-eyed.

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escalate

  • verb increase in extent or intensity
    step up; intensify.
    • The Allies escalated the bombing

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warm

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

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vicious

  • adjective satellite (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    savage; barbarous; brutal; cruel; fell; roughshod.
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks
  • adjective satellite having the nature of vice
    evil.

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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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blood

  • noun the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
    • blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products
    • the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions
  • noun temperament or disposition
    • a person of hot blood

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drastic

  • adjective satellite forceful and extreme and rigorous
    • drastic measures

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coagulate

  • verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
    clot.
    • coagulated blood
  • verb cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
    clot.

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filthy

  • adjective satellite disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter
    nasty; foul.
    • as filthy as a pigsty
    • a foul pond
    • a nasty pigsty of a room
  • adjective satellite vile; despicable
    lousy; dirty.
    • a dirty (or lousy) trick
    • a filthy traitor

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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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amelioratory

  • adjective satellite tending to ameliorate
    ameliorative; ameliorating; meliorative.

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temperate

  • adjective (of weather or climate) free from extremes; mild; or characteristic of such weather or climate
    • a temperate region
    • the temperate zones
    • temperate plants
  • adjective not extreme in behavior
    • temperate in his habits
    • a temperate response to an insult
    • temperate in his eating and drinking

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unreasoning

  • adjective satellite not based on reason or evidence
    blind.
    • blind hatred
    • blind faith
    • unreasoning panic

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austere

  • adjective satellite severely simple
    severe; stark; stern.
    • a stark interior
  • adjective satellite of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
    stern.
    • an austere expression
    • a stern face

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splendid

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendiferous; glorious; resplendent.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity
  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; first-class; excellent.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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redundant

  • adjective satellite more than is needed, desired, or required
    supererogatory; extra; surplus; spare; excess; superfluous; supernumerary.
    • trying to lose excess weight
    • found some extra change lying on the dresser
    • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
    • skills made redundant by technological advance
    • sleeping in the spare room
    • supernumerary ornamentation
    • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
    • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
    • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
    • surplus cheese distributed to the needy
  • adjective satellite repetition of same sense in different words
    pleonastic; tautological; tautologic.
    • `a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions
    • the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological
    • at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant

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hold_in

  • verb close in; darkness enclosed him"
    confine; enclose.
  • verb lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
    control; moderate; curb; contain; hold; check.
    • moderate your alcohol intake
    • hold your tongue
    • hold your temper
    • control your anger

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dread

  • noun fearful expectation or anticipation
    apprehension; apprehensiveness.
    • the student looked around the examination room with apprehension
  • verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    fear.
    • I fear the winters in Moscow
    • We should not fear the Communists!

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fundamental

  • noun any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
    • fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure
  • noun the lowest tone of a harmonic series
    first harmonic; fundamental frequency.

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furious

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme and violent energy
    fierce; ferocious; savage.
    • a ferocious beating
    • fierce fighting
    • a furious battle
  • adjective satellite marked by extreme anger
    enraged; angered; maddened; infuriated.
    • the enraged bull attached
    • furious about the accident
    • a furious scowl
    • infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy
    • could not control the maddened crowd

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playing

  • noun the act of playing a musical instrument
  • noun the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation

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unappeasable

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; inexorable; relentless; stern; unforgiving; grim.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood

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maddened

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme anger
    furious; enraged; angered; infuriated.
    • the enraged bull attached
    • furious about the accident
    • a furious scowl
    • infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy
    • could not control the maddened crowd
  • verb cause to go crazy; cause to lose one's mind
    madden; craze.

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over

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

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unjustified

  • adjective satellite lacking justification or authorization
    undue; unwarranted.
    • desire for undue private profit
    • unwarranted limitations of personal freedom

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outshine

  • verb shine brighter than
    • What star outshines the sun?
  • verb attract more attention and praise than others
    • This film outshone all the others in quality

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pleonastic

  • adjective satellite repetition of same sense in different words
    tautological; redundant; tautologic.
    • `a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions
    • the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological
    • at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant

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surmount

  • verb get on top of; deal with successfully
    get over; master; subdue; overcome.
    • He overcame his shyness
  • verb be on top of
    • The scarf surmounted the gown

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rigorousness

  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters
  • noun excessive sternness
    harshness; stiffness; severity; severeness; inclemency; rigor; rigour; hardness; rigourousness.
    • severity of character
    • the harshness of his punishment was inhuman
    • the rigors of boot camp

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abstruse

  • adjective satellite difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
    recondite; deep.
    • the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them
    • a deep metaphysical theory
    • some recondite problem in historiography

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cold

  • noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    common cold.
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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still

  • noun a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; stillness.
    • the still of the night

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unchecked

  • adjective satellite not restrained or controlled
    ungoverned; uncurbed; unbridled.
    • unbridled rage
    • an unchecked temper
    • ungoverned rage

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unwonted

  • adjective satellite out of the ordinary
    • an unwonted softness in her face

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perfect

  • noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
    perfective; perfect tense; perfective tense.
  • verb make perfect or complete
    hone.
    • perfect your French in Paris!

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herod

  • noun king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC)
    Herod the Great.

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outbrave

  • verb resist bravely
    • He outbraved the enemy
  • verb be braver than

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singular

  • noun the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
    singular form.
  • adjective satellite unusual or striking
    remarkable.
    • a remarkable sight
    • such poise is singular in one so young

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unforeseen

  • adjective satellite not anticipated
    out of the blue; unlooked-for; unanticipated.
    • unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development"- H.W.Glidden
    • unforeseen circumstances
    • a virtue unlooked-for in people so full of energy
    • like a bolt out of the blue

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banner

  • noun long strip of cloth or paper used for decoration or advertising
    streamer.
  • noun a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
    streamer.

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unprovide

To deprive of necessary provision; to unfurnish.
Lest her . . . beauty unprovide my mind again. Shak.

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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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awfulness

  • noun a quality of extreme unpleasantness
    dreadfulness; horridness; terribleness.

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restrain

  • verb keep under control; keep in check
    keep back; hold back; keep.
    • suppress a smile
    • Keep your temper
    • keep your cool
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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stifling

  • noun forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    quelling; crushing; suppression.
    • the suppression of heresy
    • the quelling of the rebellion
    • the stifling of all dissent
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; strangle; stifle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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vehemence

  • noun intensity or forcefulness of expression
    emphasis.
    • the vehemence of his denial
    • his emphasis on civil rights
  • noun the property of being wild or turbulent
    fury; violence; furiousness; wildness; fierceness; ferocity.
    • the storm's violence

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main

  • noun any very large body of (salt) water
    briny.
  • noun a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage

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meridian

  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
  • noun a town in eastern Mississippi

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card-playing

  • adjective satellite preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance
    dissipated; sporting; betting.
    • led a dissipated life
    • a betting man
    • a card-playing son of a bitch
    • a gambling fool
    • sporting gents and their ladies

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inordinateness

  • noun immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
    excessiveness; excess.

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grievous

  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    life-threatening; dangerous; severe; serious; grave.
    • a dangerous operation
    • a grave situation
    • a grave illness
    • grievous bodily harm
    • a serious wound
    • a serious turn of events
    • a severe case of pneumonia
    • a life-threatening disease
  • adjective satellite causing or marked by grief or anguish
    heartbreaking; heartrending.
    • a grievous loss
    • a grievous cry
    • her sigh was heartbreaking
    • the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

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fling

  • noun a usually brief attempt
    whirl; offer; crack; pass; go.
    • he took a crack at it
    • I gave it a whirl
  • noun a brief indulgence of your impulses
    spree.

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bound

  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge.
  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bounds.

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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conquer

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    inhibit; stamp down; subdue; suppress; curb.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • verb take possession of by force, as after an invasion
    capture; appropriate; seize.
    • the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants
    • The army seized the town
    • The militia captured the castle

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compound

  • noun a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  • noun (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    chemical compound.

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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incoherent

  • adjective without logical or meaningful connection
    • a turgid incoherent presentation
  • adjective (physics) of waves having no stable definite or stable phase relation

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outweigh

  • verb be heavier than
  • verb weigh more heavily
    overbalance; outbalance; preponderate.
    • these considerations outweigh our wishes

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minimalist

  • noun a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics
  • noun a practitioner or advocate of artistic minimalism

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first-rate

  • adjective satellite of the highest quality
    ace; tops; topnotch; A-one; top-notch; crack; tiptop; super.
    • an ace reporter
    • a crack shot
    • a first-rate golfer
    • a super party
    • played top-notch tennis
    • an athlete in tiptop condition
    • she is absolutely tops
  • adverb quite well
    very well.
    • she doesn't feel first-rate today

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excessiveness

  • noun immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
    inordinateness; excess.

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acme

  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
  • noun the highest point (of something)
    apex; vertex; peak.
    • at the peak of the pyramid

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profound

  • adjective showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    • the differences are profound
    • a profound insight
    • a profound book
    • a profound mind
    • profound contempt
    • profound regret
  • adjective satellite of the greatest intensity; complete
    • a profound silence
    • a state of profound shock

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mastery

  • noun great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
    control; command.
    • a good command of French
  • noun power to dominate or defeat
    supremacy; domination.
    • mastery of the seas

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perturbing

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; distressful; troubling; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

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unmerciful

  • adjective having or showing no mercy
    merciless.
    • the merciless enemy
    • a merciless critic
    • gave him a merciless beating

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careless

  • adjective marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful
    • careless about her clothes
    • forgotten by some careless person
    • a careless housekeeper
    • careless proofreading
    • it was a careless mistake
    • hurt by a careless remark
  • adjective satellite effortless and unstudied
    • an impression of careless elegance
    • danced with careless grace

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reasonable

  • adjective showing reason or sound judgment
    sensible.
    • a sensible choice
    • a sensible person
  • adjective satellite not excessive or extreme
    fairish; fair.
    • a fairish income
    • reasonable prices

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boisterous

  • adjective satellite noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    rambunctious; rumbustious; robustious; unruly.
    • a boisterous crowd
    • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
    • a robustious group of teenagers
    • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
    • an unruly class
  • adjective satellite full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
    knockabout.
    • boisterous practical jokes
    • knockabout comedy

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spread-eagle

  • verb stretch out completely
    • They spread-eagled him across the floor
  • verb stretch over
    • His residences spread-eagle the entire county

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exquisite

  • adjective satellite intense or sharp
    keen.
    • suffered exquisite pain
    • felt exquisite pleasure
  • adjective satellite lavishly elegant and refined
    recherche.

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lofty

  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    idealistic; exalted; noble-minded; elevated; rarefied; rarified; grand; high-flown; high-minded; sublime.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose
  • adjective satellite of imposing height; especially standing out above others
    towering; soaring; eminent.
    • an eminent peak
    • lofty mountains
    • the soaring spires of the cathedral
    • towering icebergs

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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cry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    shout; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • noun a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate)
    yell.
    • a cry of rage
    • a yell of pain

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stupefying

  • adjective satellite so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
    astonishing; staggering; astounding.
    • such an enormous response was astonishing
    • an astounding achievement
    • the amount of money required was staggering
    • suffered a staggering defeat
    • the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying
  • verb make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
    besot; stupefy.

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fired

  • adjective satellite having lost your job
    laid-off; pink-slipped; dismissed; discharged.
  • verb start firing a weapon
    fire; open fire.

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knockout

  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; beauty; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.
  • noun a blow that renders the opponent unconscious
    kayo; KO.

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pucka

  • adjective satellite absolutely first class and genuine
    pukka.
    • pukka sahib
    • pukka quarters with a swarm of servants

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train

  • noun public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
    railroad train.
    • express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction
  • noun a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
    string.
    • a string of islands
    • train of mourners
    • a train of thought

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crushing

  • noun forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    stifling; quelling; suppression.
    • the suppression of heresy
    • the quelling of the rebellion
    • the stifling of all dissent
  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; suppress; oppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists

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abnormal

  • adjective not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm
    unnatural.
    • abnormal powers of concentration
    • abnormal amounts of rain
    • abnormal circumstances
    • an abnormal interest in food
  • adjective departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
    • they were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormal
    • an abnormal personality

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uninhibited

  • adjective not inhibited or restrained
    • uninhibited exuberance

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aggravated

  • adjective satellite made more severe or intense especially in law
    • aggravated assault
  • verb make worse
    worsen; aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

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exorbitant

  • adjective satellite greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    extortionate; usurious; outrageous; unconscionable; steep.
    • exorbitant rent
    • extortionate prices
    • spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
    • usurious interest rate
    • unconscionable spending

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commonsense

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsensible; commonsensical.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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first-class

  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; splendid; excellent.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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starkness

  • noun the quality of being complete or utter or extreme
    absoluteness; utterness.
    • the starkness of his contrast between justice and fairness was open to many objections
  • noun an extreme lack of furnishings or ornamentation
    bareness.
    • I was struck by the starkness of my father's room

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popping

  • noun a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
    pop.
  • verb bulge outward
    bulge; bug out; pop; come out; start; pop out; protrude; bulge out.
    • His eyes popped

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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gallant

  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    dandy; clotheshorse; fop; beau; swell; dude; sheik; fashion plate.
  • noun a man who attends or escorts a woman
    squire.

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low-pitched

  • adjective used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency
    low.
  • adjective satellite set at a low angle or slant
    • a low-pitched roof

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extraordinariness

  • noun the quality of being extraordinary and not commonly encountered

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effete

  • adjective satellite marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
    decadent.
    • a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility
    • a group of effete self-professed intellectuals

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borderline

  • noun a line that indicates a boundary
    delimitation; border; boundary line; mete.
  • adjective satellite of questionable or minimal quality
    marginal.
    • borderline grades
    • marginal writing ability

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infuriated

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme anger
    furious; enraged; angered; maddened.
    • the enraged bull attached
    • furious about the accident
    • a furious scowl
    • infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy
    • could not control the maddened crowd
  • verb make furious
    infuriate; incense; exasperate.

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nonpareil

  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; apotheosis; ideal; saint.
  • noun colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies

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vehement

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
    fierce; tearing; trigger-happy; violent.
    • fierce loyalty
    • in a tearing rage
    • vehement dislike
    • violent passions
  • adjective satellite characterized by great force or energy
    • vehement deluges of rain
    • vehement clapping
    • a vehement defense

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peerless

  • adjective satellite eminent beyond or above comparison
    unrivaled; unrivalled; one and only; unmatched; one; matchless; unmatchable; nonpareil.
    • matchless beauty
    • the team's nonpareil center fielder
    • she's one girl in a million
    • the one and only Muhammad Ali
    • a peerless scholar
    • infamy unmatched in the Western world
    • wrote with unmatchable clarity
    • unrivaled mastery of her art

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nonrational

  • adjective satellite not based on reason
    • there is a great deal that is nonrational in modern culture
  • adjective satellite obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
    visceral; intuitive.

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barbaric

  • adjective satellite without civilizing influences
    savage; barbarian; uncivilized; uncivilised; wild.
    • barbarian invaders
    • barbaric practices
    • a savage people
    • fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade
    • wild tribes
  • adjective satellite unrestrained and crudely rich
    • barbaric use of color or ornament

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looking

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

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wondrous

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; 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
  • adverb (used as an intensifier) extremely well
    wondrously; marvellously; terrifically; superbly; toppingly; wonderfully; marvelously.
    • her voice is superbly disciplined
    • the colors changed wondrously slowly

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correct

  • verb make right or correct
    right; rectify.
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation
  • verb make reparations or amends for
    compensate; right; redress.
    • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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stately

  • adjective satellite impressive in appearance
    imposing; noble; baronial.
    • a baronial mansion
    • an imposing residence
    • a noble tree
    • severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses
    • stately columns
  • adjective satellite of size and dignity suggestive of a statue
    statuesque.

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eagle

  • noun any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
    bird of Jove.
  • noun (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole

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expansive

  • adjective able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion
    • Expansive materials
    • the expansive force of fire
  • adjective satellite of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope
    heroic; grand.
    • an expansive lifestyle
    • in the grand manner
    • collecting on a grand scale
    • heroic undertakings

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forcible

  • adjective satellite impelled by physical force especially against resistance
    strong-arm; physical.
    • forcible entry
    • a real cop would get physical
    • strong-arm tactics

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high-performance

  • adjective satellite modified to give superior performance
    • a high-performance car

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tautologic

  • adjective satellite repetition of same sense in different words
    pleonastic; tautological; redundant.
    • `a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions
    • the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological
    • at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant

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palatial

  • adjective relating to or being a palace
    • the palatial residence
  • adjective satellite suitable for or like a palace
    • palatial furnishings
    • a palatial yacht

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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extraordinary

  • adjective beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable
    • extraordinary authority
    • an extraordinary achievement
    • her extraordinary beauty
    • enjoyed extraordinary popularity
    • an extraordinary capacity for work
    • an extraordinary session of the legislature
  • adjective satellite far more than usual or expected
    over-the-top; sinful.
    • an extraordinary desire for approval
    • it was an over-the-top experience

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light-headed

  • adjective satellite weak and likely to lose consciousness
    light; swooning; faint; lightheaded.
    • suddenly felt faint from the pain
    • was sick and faint from hunger
    • felt light in the head
    • a swooning fit
    • light-headed with wine
    • light-headed from lack of sleep
  • adjective satellite lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
    giddy; featherbrained; airheaded; lightheaded; empty-headed; dizzy; silly.
    • a dizzy blonde
    • light-headed teenagers
    • silly giggles

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matchless

  • adjective satellite eminent beyond or above comparison
    unrivaled; unrivalled; one and only; peerless; unmatched; one; unmatchable; nonpareil.
    • matchless beauty
    • the team's nonpareil center fielder
    • she's one girl in a million
    • the one and only Muhammad Ali
    • a peerless scholar
    • infamy unmatched in the Western world
    • wrote with unmatchable clarity
    • unrivaled mastery of her art

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dire

  • adjective satellite fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
    desperate.
    • a desperate illness
    • on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall
    • a dire emergency
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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damper

  • noun a movable iron plate that regulates the draft in a stove or chimney or furnace
  • noun a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations
    muffler.

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regulatory

  • adjective satellite restricting according to rules or principles
    regulative.
    • a regulatory gene

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outdo

  • verb be or do something to a greater degree
    exceed; surpass; outperform; outgo; outstrip; outmatch; surmount.
    • her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
    • She outdoes all other athletes
    • This exceeds all my expectations
    • This car outperforms all others in its class
  • verb get the better of
    scoop; outflank; best; trump.
    • the goal was to best the competition

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card

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

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advance

  • noun a movement forward
    progress; progression.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    betterment; improvement.

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looseness

  • noun frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
    looseness of the bowels; diarrhea; diarrhoea.
  • noun freedom from restraint
    • the flexibility and looseness of the materials from which mythology is made

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quiet

  • noun a period of calm weather
    lull.
    • there was a lull in the storm
  • noun an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    tranquility; tranquillity.

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ameliorative

  • adjective satellite tending to ameliorate
    ameliorating; meliorative; amelioratory.

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terrible

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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worrying

  • noun the act of harassing someone
    bedevilment; torment; badgering.
  • noun the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes
    • vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw

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keen

  • noun a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  • verb express grief verbally
    lament.
    • we lamented the death of the child

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overweening

  • adjective satellite unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant; excessive; exuberant.
    • extravagant praise
    • exuberant compliments
    • overweening ambition
    • overweening greed
  • adjective satellite presumptuously arrogant
    uppity.
    • had a witty but overweening manner
    • no idea how overweening he would be"- S.V.Benet
    • getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down"- NY Times

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mortal

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

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outcry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; shout; call; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • verb shout louder than
    outshout.

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unexpectedness

  • noun extraordinariness by virtue of being unexpected
    surprisingness.
    • the unexpectedness of the warm welcome

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first

  • noun the first or highest in an ordering or series
    number one.
    • He wanted to be the first
  • noun the first element in a countable series
    number 1; number one.
    • the first of the month

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blind

  • noun people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
    • he spent hours reading to the blind
  • noun a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    • he waited impatiently in the blind

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enraged

  • adjective satellite marked by extreme anger
    furious; angered; maddened; infuriated.
    • the enraged bull attached
    • furious about the accident
    • a furious scowl
    • infuriated onlookers charged the police who were beating the boy
    • could not control the maddened crowd
  • verb put into a rage; make violently angry
    enrage.

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striking

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

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grade

  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    course; class; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    tier; level.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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radical

  • noun (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
    chemical group; group.
  • noun an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule that has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule
    free radical.
    • in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells

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transcendency

  • noun a state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience
    transcendence.
  • noun the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits
    transcendence; superiority.

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barbarian

  • noun a member of an uncivilized people
    savage.
  • noun a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
    Goth; boor; tyke; peasant; churl; tike.

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restrict

  • verb place restrictions on
    curtail; curb; cut back.
    • curtail drinking in school
  • verb place under restrictions; limit access to
    • This substance is controlled

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sybaritic

  • adjective satellite displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
    voluptuous; luxurious; epicurean; voluptuary; luxuriant.
    • an epicurean banquet
    • enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs
    • Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence
    • a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness

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mouth_off

  • verb talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
    rabbit on; spout; rant; rave; jabber.

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walloping

  • noun a sound defeat
    trouncing; drubbing; whipping; thrashing; slaughter; debacle.
  • verb hit hard
    wham; whop; whack; wallop.
    • The teacher whacked the boy

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sober

  • verb cause to become sober
    • A sobering thought
  • verb become more realistic
    sober up.
    • After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up

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fantabulous

  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    first-class; splendid; excellent.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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thick

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

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quality

  • noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    caliber; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber

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rashness

  • noun the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
    heedlessness; mindlessness.
  • noun the trait of giving little thought to danger
    foolhardiness; recklessness.

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impetuous

  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    brainish; tearaway; impulsive; madcap; hotheaded.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades
  • adjective satellite marked by violent force
    • impetuous heaving waves

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little

  • noun a small amount or duration
    • he accepted the little they gave him
  • adjective limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    small.
    • a little dining room
    • a little house
    • a small car
    • a little (or small) group

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indulgent

  • adjective characterized by or given to yielding to the wishes of someone
    • indulgent grandparents
  • adjective satellite tolerant or lenient
    lenient; soft.
    • indulgent parents risk spoiling their children
    • too soft on the children
    • they are soft on crime

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top

  • noun the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; upper side; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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threatening

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; forbidding; baleful; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly
  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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unhoped

  • adjective satellite so unexpected as to have not been imagined
    unhoped-for; unthought; unthought-of.
    • an unhoped-for piece of luck
    • an unthought advantage
    • an unthought-of place to find the key

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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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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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suppressive

  • adjective satellite tending to suppress
    • the government used suppressive measures to control the protest

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time

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

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scant

  • verb work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
    skimp.
  • verb limit in quality or quantity
    skimp.

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subdue

  • verb put down by force or intimidation
    reduce; repress; quash; subjugate; keep down.
    • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
    • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
    • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land
  • verb to put down by force or authority
    inhibit; stamp down; suppress; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires

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badness

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    bad.
    • take the bad with the good
  • noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
    severity; severeness.

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bitter

  • noun English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
  • noun the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
    bitterness.

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merciless

  • adjective having or showing no mercy
    unmerciful.
    • the merciless enemy
    • a merciless critic
    • gave him a merciless beating

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featherbrained

  • adjective satellite lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
    giddy; airheaded; lightheaded; empty-headed; dizzy; light-headed; silly.
    • a dizzy blonde
    • light-headed teenagers
    • silly giggles

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vigorous

  • adjective satellite characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity
    • a vigorous hiker
    • gave her skirt a vigorous shake
    • a vigorous campaign
    • a vigorous foreign policy
    • vigorous opposition to the war
  • adjective satellite strong and active physically or mentally
    • a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback"- W.H.Hudson

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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usury

  • noun an exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest
    vigorish.
  • noun the act of lending money at an exorbitant rate of interest

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vanquishable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to being defeated
    vincible; beatable.

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unlooked-for

  • adjective satellite not anticipated
    unforeseen; out of the blue; unanticipated.
    • unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development"- H.W.Glidden
    • unforeseen circumstances
    • a virtue unlooked-for in people so full of energy
    • like a bolt out of the blue

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pukka

  • adjective satellite absolutely first class and genuine
    pucka.
    • pukka sahib
    • pukka quarters with a swarm of servants

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wasted

  • adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    pointless; senseless; purposeless; otiose; superfluous.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence
  • verb spend thoughtlessly; throw away
    blow; waste; squander.
    • He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
    • You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree

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prodigious

  • adjective satellite so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
    colossal; stupendous.
    • colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple
    • has a colossal nerve
    • a prodigious storm
    • a stupendous field of grass
    • stupendous demand
  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    portentous.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision

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overwhelming

  • adjective satellite so strong as to be irresistible
    overpowering.
    • an overpowering need for solitude
    • the temptation to despair may become overwhelming
    • an overwhelming majority
  • verb overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
    overtake; overwhelm; overpower; whelm; overcome; sweep over.

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heedlessness

  • noun a lack of attentiveness (as to children or helpless people)
    inattentiveness.
  • noun the trait of acting rashly and without prudence
    mindlessness; rashness.

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peculiar

  • adjective satellite beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
    funny; rum; singular; queer; curious; odd; rummy.
    • a curious hybrid accent
    • her speech has a funny twang
    • they have some funny ideas about war
    • had an odd name
    • the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves
    • something definitely queer about this town
    • what a rum fellow
    • singular behavior
  • adjective satellite unique or specific to a person or thing or category
    special; particular.
    • the particular demands of the job
    • has a particular preference for Chinese art
    • a peculiar bond of sympathy between them
    • an expression peculiar to Canadians
    • rights peculiar to the rich
    • the special features of a computer
    • my own special chair

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ferocity

  • noun the property of being wild or turbulent
    fury; violence; furiousness; wildness; fierceness; vehemence.
    • the storm's violence

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throttle

  • noun a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
    throttle valve; accelerator.
  • noun a pedal that controls the throttle valve
    gas pedal; accelerator pedal; accelerator; gas; gun.
    • he stepped on the gas

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last

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; finis; finale; close; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last or lowest in an ordering or series
    • he was the last to leave
    • he finished an inglorious last

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fulgurous

  • adjective satellite amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
    eye-popping; dazzling; fulgurant.
    • the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps
    • these great best canvases still look as astonishing and as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant popularity was in full growth"- Janet Flanner
    • adventures related...in a style both vivid and fulgurous"- Idwal Jones

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intensity

  • noun the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)
    strength; intensity level.
    • he adjusted the intensity of the sound
    • they measured the station's signal strength
  • noun high level or degree; the property of being intense
    intensiveness.

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purposeless

  • adjective not evidencing any purpose or goal
  • adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    pointless; senseless; wasted; otiose; superfluous.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence

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limiting

  • noun the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase
    modification; qualifying.
  • 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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outrageous

  • adjective satellite grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    hideous; horrific; horrid.
    • subjected to outrageous cruelty
    • a hideous pattern of injustice
    • horrific conditions in the mining industry
  • adjective satellite greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    extortionate; usurious; exorbitant; unconscionable; steep.
    • exorbitant rent
    • extortionate prices
    • spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
    • usurious interest rate
    • unconscionable spending

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superfluity

  • noun extreme excess
    embarrassment; overplus; plethora.
    • an embarrassment of riches

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silly

  • noun a word used for misbehaving children
    • don't be a silly
  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; goofy; sappy; whacky; 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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painful

  • adjective causing physical or psychological pain
    • worked with painful slowness
  • adjective satellite causing misery or pain or distress
    sore; afflictive.
    • it was a sore trial to him
    • the painful process of growing up

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unforgiving

  • adjective unwilling or unable to forgive or show mercy
    • a surly unforgiving old woman
  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; inexorable; unappeasable; relentless; stern; grim.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood

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lurid

  • adjective satellite horrible in fierceness or savagery
    • lurid crimes
    • a lurid life
  • adjective satellite glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
    shocking.
    • lurid details of the accident

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steep

  • noun a steep place (as on a hill)
  • verb devote (oneself) fully to
    plunge; immerse; absorb; soak up; engross; engulf.
    • He immersed himself into his studies

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colour

  • noun any material used for its color
    color; coloring material; colouring material.
    • she used a different color for the trim
  • noun a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
    color; people of color; people of colour.

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inanity

  • noun total lack of meaning or ideas
    pointlessness; vacuity; senselessness; mindlessness.

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crucify

  • verb kill by nailing onto a cross
    • Jesus Christ was crucified
  • verb treat cruelly
    bedevil; rag; dun; frustrate; torment.
    • The children tormented the stuttering teacher

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accelerative

  • adjective satellite tending to increase velocity
    acceleratory.

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outstanding

  • adjective satellite distinguished from others in excellence
    • did outstanding work in human relations
    • an outstanding war record
  • adjective satellite having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    striking; salient; prominent; spectacular.
    • an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    • salient traits
    • a spectacular rise in prices
    • a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
    • a striking resemblance between parent and child

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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mind

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

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decadent

  • noun a person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically)
  • adjective satellite marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
    effete.
    • a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility
    • a group of effete self-professed intellectuals

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grotty

  • adjective satellite very unpleasant or offensive
    • a grotty little play

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medium

  • noun a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  • noun the surrounding environment
    • fish require an aqueous medium

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depleted

  • adjective satellite no longer sufficient
    low.
    • supplies are low
    • our funds are depleted
  • verb use up (resources or materials)
    exhaust; consume; wipe out; deplete; use up; eat up; eat; run through.
    • this car consumes a lot of gas
    • We exhausted our savings
    • They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

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outstrip

  • verb be or do something to a greater degree
    exceed; surpass; outperform; outgo; outmatch; surmount; outdo.
    • her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
    • She outdoes all other athletes
    • This exceeds all my expectations
    • This car outperforms all others in its class
  • verb go far ahead of
    distance; outdistance.
    • He outdistanced the other runners

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tender

  • noun something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    legal tender; stamp.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    attendant; attender.

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obliterate

  • verb mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
    wipe out; kill.
    • kill these lines in the President's speech
  • verb make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
    hide; obscure; veil; blot out.
    • a hidden message
    • a veiled threat

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nazi

  • noun a German member of Adolf Hitler's political party
    German Nazi.
  • noun derogatory term for a person who is fanatically dedicated to, or seeks to control, some activity, practice, etc.

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some

  • adjective quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity
    • have some milk
    • some roses were still blooming
    • having some friends over
    • some apples
    • some paper
  • adjective satellite relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent
    • we talked for some time
    • he was still some distance away

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geologic

  • adjective of or relating to or based on geology
    geological.
    • geological formations
    • geologic forces

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tough

  • noun someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
    street fighter.
  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.

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unheeding

  • adjective marked by or paying little heed or attention; we know now that it is bad economics"--Franklin D. Roosevelt
    heedless.
    • We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals
    • heedless of danger
    • heedless of the child's crying

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recondite

  • adjective satellite difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
    deep; abstruse.
    • the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them
    • a deep metaphysical theory
    • some recondite problem in historiography

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emphasis

  • noun special importance or significance
    accent.
    • the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis
    • the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents
  • noun intensity or forcefulness of expression
    vehemence.
    • the vehemence of his denial
    • his emphasis on civil rights

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substitute

  • noun a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    replacement.
  • noun an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
    second-stringer; reserve.

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amendable

  • adjective satellite capable of being corrected by additions
    correctable.
    • an amendable flaw

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performance

  • noun a dramatic or musical entertainment
    public presentation.
    • they listened to ten different performances
    • the play ran for 100 performances
    • the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity
  • noun the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
    • we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal
    • an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto

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hedonistic

  • adjective satellite devoted to pleasure
    hedonic; epicurean.
    • a hedonic thrill
    • lives of unending hedonistic delight
    • epicurean pleasures

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convulsive

  • adjective satellite affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm
    spastic; spasmodic.
    • convulsive motions
    • his body made a spasmodic jerk
    • spastic movements
  • adjective satellite resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent
    • a convulsive rage
    • convulsive laughter

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imprudent

  • adjective not prudent or wise
    • very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas
    • would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger
  • adjective satellite lacking wise self-restraint
    • an imprudent remark

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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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topping

  • noun a flavorful addition on top of a dish
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
    transcend; exceed; top; overstep; go past; pass.
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year

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shallow

  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shoal.
  • verb make shallow
    shoal.
    • The silt shallowed the canal

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uncivilised

  • adjective satellite without civilizing influences
    savage; barbarian; barbaric; uncivilized; wild.
    • barbarian invaders
    • barbaric practices
    • a savage people
    • fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade
    • wild tribes

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unparalleled

  • adjective satellite radically distinctive and without equal
    alone; unequaled; unequalled; unique.
    • he is alone in the field of microbiology
    • this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem
    • Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint
    • craftsmen whose skill is unequaled
    • unparalleled athletic ability
    • a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history

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promiscuous

  • adjective satellite not selective of a single class or person
    • Clinton was criticized for his promiscuous solicitation of campaign money
  • adjective satellite casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
    sluttish; wanton; light; loose; easy.
    • her easy virtue
    • he was told to avoid loose (or light) women
    • wanton behavior

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disjointed

  • adjective satellite lacking orderly continuity
    disordered; disconnected; garbled; scattered; confused; unconnected; illogical.
    • a confused set of instructions
    • a confused dream about the end of the world
    • disconnected fragments of a story
    • scattered thoughts
  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; divorce; disjoint; disassociate; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president

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bridle

  • noun headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
  • noun the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
    curb; check.
    • his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

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unthought

  • adjective satellite so unexpected as to have not been imagined
    unhoped; unhoped-for; unthought-of.
    • an unhoped-for piece of luck
    • an unthought advantage
    • an unthought-of place to find the key

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gilt

  • noun a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
    gilding.
  • verb decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
    gild; engild; begild.

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ruffianly

  • adjective satellite violent and lawless
    tough.
    • the more ruffianly element
    • tough street gangs

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awe

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
    • he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe
  • noun a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    fear; veneration; reverence.
    • the fear of God
    • the Chinese reverence for the dead
    • the French treat food with gentle reverence
    • his respect for the law bordered on veneration

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voluptuary

  • noun a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses
    sybarite.
  • adjective satellite displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
    voluptuous; luxurious; sybaritic; epicurean; luxuriant.
    • an epicurean banquet
    • enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs
    • Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence
    • a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness

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class

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    category; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    grade; course; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy

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grave

  • noun death of a person
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    tomb.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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rigourousness

  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters
  • noun excessive sternness
    harshness; stiffness; severity; severeness; inclemency; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; hardness.
    • severity of character
    • the harshness of his punishment was inhuman
    • the rigors of boot camp

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deny

  • verb declare untrue; contradict
    • He denied the allegations
    • She denied that she had taken money
  • verb refuse to accept or believe
    • He denied his fatal illness

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inexorable

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; unappeasable; relentless; stern; unforgiving; grim.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
  • adjective satellite impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, reason; she would have none of him"- W.Churchill
    intransigent; adamant; adamantine.
    • he is adamant in his refusal to change his mind
    • Cynthia was inexorable
    • an intransigent conservative opposed to every liberal tendency

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surprising

  • adjective causing surprise or wonder or amazement
    • the report shows a surprising lack of hard factual data
    • leaped up with surprising agility
    • she earned a surprising amount of money
  • verb cause to be surprised
    surprise.
    • The news really surprised me

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spleen

  • noun a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses
    lien.
  • noun a feeling of resentful anger
    irascibility; quick temper; short temper.

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overmuch

  • noun a quantity that is more than what is appropriate
    overmuchness; superabundance; overabundance.
    • four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy
    • we received an inundation of email
  • adjective satellite very great in quantity; overabundant
    • showed overmuch affection

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clear

  • noun the state of being free of suspicion
    • investigation showed that he was in the clear
  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    open.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open

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camp

  • noun temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
    encampment; bivouac; cantonment.
    • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
  • noun a group of people living together in a camp
    • the whole camp laughed at his mistake

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upset

  • noun an unhappy and worried mental state
    perturbation; disturbance.
    • there was too much anger and disturbance
    • she didn't realize the upset she caused me
  • noun the act of disturbing the mind or body
    overthrow; derangement.
    • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
    • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

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dog

  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    domestic dog; Canis familiaris.
    • the dog barked all night
  • noun a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    frump.
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog

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regulative

  • adjective satellite restricting according to rules or principles
    regulatory.
    • a regulatory gene

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astonishing

  • adjective satellite surprising greatly
    amazing.
    • she does an amazing amount of work
    • the dog was capable of astonishing tricks
  • verb affect with wonder
    amaze; astonish; astound.
    • Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!

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absurd

  • noun a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
    the absurd.
    • The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--Albert Camus
  • adjective satellite inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense
    • the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman

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clean

  • noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    clean and jerk.
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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outrageousness

  • noun excessive excess
    exorbitance.
  • noun the quality of being outrageous
    enormity.

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alterable

  • adjective capable of being changed or altered in some characteristic
    • alterable clothing
    • alterable conditions of employment
  • adjective satellite (of the punishment ordered by a court) capable of being changed to one less severe

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notch

  • noun a V-shaped indentation
    • mandibular notch
  • noun the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
    mountain pass; pass.
    • we got through the pass before it started to snow

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inane

  • adjective satellite devoid of intelligence
    vacuous; mindless; fatuous; asinine.

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accented

  • adjective used of syllables
    tonic.
    • a tonic syllables carries the main stress in a word
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    emphasise; accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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surplus

  • noun a quantity much larger than is needed
    nimiety; surplusage; excess.
  • adjective satellite more than is needed, desired, or required
    supererogatory; extra; redundant; spare; excess; superfluous; supernumerary.
    • trying to lose excess weight
    • found some extra change lying on the dresser
    • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
    • skills made redundant by technological advance
    • sleeping in the spare room
    • supernumerary ornamentation
    • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
    • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
    • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
    • surplus cheese distributed to the needy

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scattered

  • adjective satellite occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space
    • scattered showers
    • scattered villages
  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; break up; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

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spanking

  • noun the act of slapping on the buttocks
    • he gave the brat a good spanking
  • verb give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
    larrup; paddle; spank.

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undue

  • adjective not yet payable
    • an undue loan
  • adjective not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances
    • undue influence
    • I didn't want to show undue excitement
    • accused of using undue force

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elevate

  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; promote; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work
  • verb raise from a lower to a higher position
    get up; lift; bring up; raise.
    • Raise your hands
    • Lift a load

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blue-ribbon

  • adjective satellite selected or chosen for special qualifications
    select.
    • the blue-ribbon event of the season

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top-notch

  • adjective satellite of the highest quality
    first-rate; ace; tops; topnotch; A-one; crack; tiptop; super.
    • an ace reporter
    • a crack shot
    • a first-rate golfer
    • a super party
    • played top-notch tennis
    • an athlete in tiptop condition
    • she is absolutely tops

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self-indulgent

  • adjective satellite indulgent of your own appetites and desires
    • a self-indulgent...way of looking at life"- Havelock Ellis

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rough

  • noun the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  • verb prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
    rough in; rough out.

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self-assertive

  • adjective aggressively self-assured
    assertive; self-asserting.
    • an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue
    • pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act
  • adjective satellite offensively self-assertive
    bumptious.

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distressing

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressful; perturbing; troubling; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
    straiten; distress.

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absoluteness

  • noun the quality of being complete or utter or extreme
    starkness; utterness.
    • the starkness of his contrast between justice and fairness was open to many objections
  • noun the quality of being absolute
    • the absoluteness of the pope's decree could not be challenged

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promote

  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; encourage; boost; further.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom
  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; elevate; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work

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uncomparable

  • adjective such that comparison is impossible; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared
    incomparable.
    • an incomparable week of rest and pleasure
    • the computer proceeds with its incomparable logic and efficiency
    • this report is incomparable with the earlier ones because of different breakdowns of the data

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stormy

  • adjective (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion
    • a stormy day
    • wide and stormy seas
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent emotions or behavior
    tempestuous.
    • a stormy argument
    • a stormy marriage

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modestness

  • noun the property of being moderate in price or expenditures
    reasonableness; moderateness.
    • the store is famous for the reasonableness of its prices
    • the modestness of the living standards here becomes obvious immediately
  • noun freedom from vanity or conceit
    modesty.

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immoderateness

  • noun the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation
    immoderation.

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pampering

  • noun the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
    indulging; indulgence; humoring.
  • verb treat with excessive indulgence
    featherbed; pamper; cosset; cocker; mollycoddle; spoil; indulge; baby; coddle.
    • grandparents often pamper the children
    • Let's not mollycoddle our students!

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rash

  • noun any red eruption of the skin
    skin rash; roseola; efflorescence.
  • noun a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences
    blizzard.
    • a rash of bank robberies
    • a blizzard of lawsuits

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only

  • adjective satellite being the only one; single and isolated from others
    lonesome; solitary; sole; lone.
    • the lone doctor in the entire county
    • a lonesome pine
    • an only child
    • the sole heir
    • the sole example
    • a solitary instance of cowardice
    • a solitary speck in the sky
  • adjective satellite exclusive of anyone or anything else
    alone.
    • she alone believed him
    • cannot live by bread alone
    • I'll have this car and this car only

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roughshod

  • adjective satellite (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping
  • adjective satellite (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    savage; barbarous; vicious; brutal; cruel; fell.
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks

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jag

  • noun a sharp projection on an edge or surface
    • he clutched a jag of the rock
  • noun a slit in a garment that exposes material of a different color underneath; used in Renaissance clothing

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outwear

  • verb last longer than others
    • This material outwears all others
  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; wear down; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike

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otiose

  • adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    pointless; senseless; purposeless; wasted; superfluous.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence
  • adjective satellite producing no result or effect
    ineffectual; unavailing; futile.
    • a futile effort
    • the therapy was ineffectual
    • an otiose undertaking
    • an unavailing attempt

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dreaded

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    fear; dread.
    • I fear the winters in Moscow
    • We should not fear the Communists!

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outsell

  • verb be sold more often than other, similar products
    • The new Toyota outsells the Honda by a wide margin
  • verb sell more than others
    • This salesman outsells his colleagues

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unpleasant

  • adjective disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
    • an unpleasant personality
    • unpleasant repercussions
    • unpleasant odors

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immoderation

  • noun the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation
    immoderateness.

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dominant

  • noun (music) the fifth note of the diatonic scale
  • noun an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
    dominant allele.

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distressful

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; perturbing; troubling; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time

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exceptional

  • adjective satellite far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
    surpassing; prodigious; olympian; exceeding.
    • a night of exceeding darkness
    • an exceptional memory
    • olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy
    • the young Mozart's prodigious talents
  • adjective satellite surpassing what is common or usual or expected
    especial; particular; special.
    • he paid especial attention to her
    • exceptional kindness
    • a matter of particular and unusual importance
    • a special occasion
    • a special reason to confide in her
    • what's so special about the year 2000?

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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rampageous

  • adjective satellite displaying raging violence; often destructive
    • the hot rampageous horses of my will"- W.H.Auden

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routine

  • noun an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
    modus operandi.
  • noun a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
    turn; bit; number; act.
    • he did his act three times every evening
    • she had a catchy little routine
    • it was one of the best numbers he ever did

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marvelous

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; 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
  • adjective satellite too improbable to admit of belief
    marvellous; improbable; tall.
    • a tall story

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stamp_down

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    inhibit; subdue; suppress; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires

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blinking

  • noun a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    nictitation; winking; eye blink; nictation; blink; wink.
  • verb briefly shut the eyes
    wink; nictitate; nictate; blink.
    • The TV announcer never seems to blink

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unlooked

Not observed or foreseen; unexpected; -- generally with for. "Unlooked success." Denham.
She comes unlooked for, if she comes at all. Pope.

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legitimate

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized
  • verb show or affirm to be just and legitimate

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nasty

  • adjective offensive or even (of persons) malicious
    awful.
    • in a nasty mood
    • a nasty accident
    • a nasty shock
    • a nasty smell
    • a nasty trick to pull
    • Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"- Ezra Pound
  • adjective satellite exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
    tight.
    • a nasty problem
    • a good man to have on your side in a tight situation

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frightening

  • noun the act of inspiring with fear
    terrorisation; terrorization.
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; fright; affright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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prime

  • noun a number that has no factor but itself and 1
    prime quantity.
  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; flush; bloom; heyday.

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red-carpet

  • adjective satellite special treatment or hospitality
    red carpet.
    • the maitre d' gave them the red-carpet treatment

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horridness

  • noun a quality of extreme unpleasantness
    dreadfulness; awfulness; terribleness.

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pinnacle

  • noun (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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outperform

  • verb be or do something to a greater degree
    exceed; surpass; outgo; outstrip; outmatch; surmount; outdo.
    • her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
    • She outdoes all other athletes
    • This exceeds all my expectations
    • This car outperforms all others in its class

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self-indulgence

  • noun an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
    indulgence.
  • noun excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence
    intemperateness; intemperance.
    • the intemperance of their language

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boggle

  • verb startle with amazement or fear
  • verb hesitate when confronted with a problem, or when in doubt or fear

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topnotch

  • adjective satellite of the highest quality
    first-rate; ace; tops; A-one; top-notch; crack; tiptop; super.
    • an ace reporter
    • a crack shot
    • a first-rate golfer
    • a super party
    • played top-notch tennis
    • an athlete in tiptop condition
    • she is absolutely tops

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unbridled

  • adjective satellite not restrained or controlled
    ungoverned; uncurbed; unchecked.
    • unbridled rage
    • an unchecked temper
    • ungoverned rage
  • verb remove the bridle from (a horse or mule)
    unbridle.

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trammel

  • noun a fishing net with three layers; the outer two are coarse mesh and the loose inner layer is fine mesh
    trammel net.
  • noun an adjustable pothook set in a fireplace

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bad

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

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contain

  • verb include or contain; have as a component
    incorporate; comprise.
    • A totally new idea is comprised in this paper
    • The record contains many old songs from the 1930's
  • verb contain or hold; have within
    carry; hold; bear.
    • The jar carries wine
    • The canteen holds fresh water
    • This can contains water

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obscure

  • verb make less visible or unclear
    befog; haze over; fog; becloud; mist; obnubilate; cloud.
    • The stars are obscured by the clouds
    • the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley
  • verb make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
    confuse; obnubilate; blur.
    • Her remarks confused the debate
    • Their words obnubilate their intentions

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relentless

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; inexorable; unappeasable; stern; unforgiving; grim.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
  • adjective satellite never-ceasing
    unrelenting; persistent.
    • the relentless beat of the drums

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sluttish

  • adjective satellite characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women
    blowsy; slatternly; blowzy.
  • adjective satellite casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
    wanton; light; promiscuous; loose; easy.
    • her easy virtue
    • he was told to avoid loose (or light) women
    • wanton behavior

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all-fired

  • adjective satellite extreme; used as an intensifier
    • why is he in such an all-fired hurry?
  • adverb extremely
    damn; bloody.
    • you are bloody right
    • Why are you so all-fired aggressive?

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fair

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

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imposing

  • adjective satellite impressive in appearance
    noble; baronial; stately.
    • a baronial mansion
    • an imposing residence
    • a noble tree
    • severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses
    • stately columns
  • verb compel to behave in a certain way
    impose; enforce.
    • Social relations impose courtesy

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intemperate

  • adjective (of weather or climate) not mild; subject to extremes
    • an intemperate climate
    • intemperate zones
  • adjective excessive in behavior
    • intemperate rage

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transcendent

  • adjective satellite exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence
    surpassing.
  • adjective satellite beyond and outside the ordinary range of human experience or understanding
    • the notion of any transcendent reality beyond thought

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enhancive

  • adjective satellite intensifying by augmentation and enhancement
    augmentative.
  • adjective satellite serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body
    cosmetic.
    • cosmetic surgery
    • enhansive makeup

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uncurbed

  • adjective satellite not restrained or controlled
    ungoverned; unbridled; unchecked.
    • unbridled rage
    • an unchecked temper
    • ungoverned rage

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quotidian

  • adjective satellite found in the ordinary course of events
    mundane; unremarkable; workaday; routine; everyday.
    • a placid everyday scene
    • it was a routine day
    • there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant

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acceleratory

  • adjective satellite tending to increase velocity
    accelerative.

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individual

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

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horrendous

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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corrupt

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
    grease one's palms; buy; bribe.
    • This judge can be bought

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disturbing

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; distressful; perturbing; troubling; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb move deeply
    disturb; upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought

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asperity

  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters
  • noun harshness of manner
    sharpness.

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arm

  • noun a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
  • noun any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
    limb; branch.
    • the arm of the record player
    • an arm of the sea
    • a branch of the sewer

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

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unrelenting

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    inexorable; unappeasable; relentless; stern; unforgiving; grim.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
  • adjective satellite harsh
    brutal.
    • the brutal summer sun
    • a brutal winter

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visceral

  • adjective relating to or affecting the viscera
    splanchnic.
    • visceral bleeding
    • a splanchnic nerve
  • adjective satellite obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
    nonrational; intuitive.

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inhibitory

  • adjective satellite restrictive of action
    repressive; repressing.
    • a repressive regime
    • an overly strict and inhibiting discipline

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horrid

  • adjective satellite exceedingly bad
    • when she was bad she was horrid
  • adjective satellite grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    outrageous; hideous; horrific.
    • subjected to outrageous cruelty
    • a hideous pattern of injustice
    • horrific conditions in the mining industry

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unabated

  • adjective satellite continuing at full strength or intensity
    • the winds are unabated
    • the popularity of his books among young people continued unabated

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alarming

  • adjective frightening because of an awareness of danger
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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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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superb

  • adjective satellite of surpassing excellence
    brilliant.
    • a brilliant performance
    • a superb actor
  • adjective satellite surpassingly good
    • a superb meal

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weapon

  • noun any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
    arm; weapon system.
    • he was licensed to carry a weapon
  • noun a means of persuading or arguing
    artillery.
    • he used all his conversational weapons

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fierceness

  • noun the property of being wild or turbulent
    fury; violence; furiousness; wildness; vehemence; ferocity.
    • the storm's violence

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horrible

  • adjective satellite provoking horror
    frightful; ugly; horrifying; atrocious.
    • an atrocious automobile accident
    • a frightful crime of decapitation
    • an alarming, even horrifying, picture
    • war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill
    • an ugly wound

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crude

  • noun a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
    crude oil; oil; fossil oil; petroleum; rock oil.
  • adjective satellite not carefully or expertly made
    rough.
    • managed to make a crude splint
    • a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them
    • rough carpentry

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unconscionable

  • adjective satellite lacking a conscience
    conscienceless.
    • a conscienceless villain
    • brash, unprincipled, and conscienceless
    • an unconscionable liar
  • adjective satellite greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    extortionate; usurious; outrageous; exorbitant; steep.
    • exorbitant rent
    • extortionate prices
    • spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
    • usurious interest rate
    • unconscionable spending

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rigor

  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters
  • noun the quality of being valid and rigorous
    rigour; validity; cogency.

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plethoric

  • adjective satellite excessively abundant
    rife; overabundant.

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kick_upstairs

  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; elevate; promote; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work

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hardship

  • noun a state of misfortune or affliction
    hard knocks; adversity.
    • debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity
    • a life of hardship
  • noun something hard to endure
    rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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superior

  • noun one of greater rank or station or quality
    superordinate; higher-up.
  • noun the head of a religious community

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hurrying

  • noun changing location rapidly
    speed; speeding.
  • verb move very fast
    speed; hurry; travel rapidly; zip.
    • The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed

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restricting

  • adjective satellite restricting the scope or freedom of action
    constraining; constrictive; confining; limiting.
  • verb place restrictions on
    restrict; curtail; curb; cut back.
    • curtail drinking in school

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boss

  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; chief; gaffer; honcho.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman
  • noun a person responsible for hiring workers
    hirer.
    • the boss hired three more men for the new job

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embarrassment

  • noun the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
  • noun the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy)
    • he is currently suffering financial embarrassments

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spare

  • noun an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
    spare part.
  • noun an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
    fifth wheel.

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merry

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; mirthful; jolly; jovial.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh
  • adjective satellite offering fun and gaiety
    festal; gay; festive.
    • a festive (or festal) occasion
    • gay and exciting night life
    • a merry evening

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tiptop

  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
  • noun the extreme top or summit

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out_of_the_blue

  • adjective satellite not anticipated
    unforeseen; unlooked-for; unanticipated.
    • unanticipated and disconcerting lines of development"- H.W.Glidden
    • unforeseen circumstances
    • a virtue unlooked-for in people so full of energy
    • like a bolt out of the blue
  • adverb in a way that was not expected
    unexpectedly.
    • her brother showed up at the wedding out of the blue

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concentrated

  • adjective gathered together or made less diffuse
    • their concentrated efforts
    • his concentrated attention
    • concentrated study
    • a narrow thread of concentrated ore
  • verb make denser, stronger, or purer
    concentrate.
    • concentrate juice

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overabundant

  • adjective satellite excessively abundant
    rife; plethoric.

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thermostatic

  • adjective of or relating to a thermostat
    • thermostatic control

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direful

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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reverse

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
    reverse gear.

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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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outdraw

  • verb draw a gun faster, or best someone in a gunfight

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bonzer

  • adjective satellite remarkable or wonderful

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reasonableness

  • noun the state of having good sense and sound judgment
    reason; rationality.
    • his rationality may have been impaired
    • he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions
  • noun goodness of reason and judgment
    • the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges

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commonsensible

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsense; commonsensical.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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correctable

  • adjective satellite capable of being returned to the original condition; not necessarily permanent
    • a correctable image
  • adjective satellite capable of being corrected by additions
    amendable.
    • an amendable flaw

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ameliorating

  • adjective satellite tending to ameliorate
    ameliorative; meliorative; amelioratory.
  • verb to make better
    better; amend; ameliorate; meliorate; improve.
    • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes

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brag

  • noun an instance of boastful talk
    crow; vaporing; crowing; bragging; line-shooting; gasconade.
    • his brag is worse than his fight
    • whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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nonmeaningful

  • adjective having no meaning or direction or purpose
    meaningless.
    • a meaningless endeavor
    • a meaningless life
    • a verbose but meaningless explanation

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glorious

  • adjective having or deserving or conferring glory
    • a long and glorious career
    • our glorious literature
  • adjective satellite characterized by grandeur
    brilliant; magnificent; splendid.
    • the brilliant court life at Versailles
    • a glorious work of art
    • magnificent cathedrals
    • the splendid coronation ceremony

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and

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

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tone

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone of voice.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
  • noun (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    • the Beijing dialect uses four tones

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headed

  • adjective satellite having a heading or course in a certain direction
    • westward headed wagons
  • verb to go or travel towards
    head.
    • where is she heading
    • We were headed for the mountains

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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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usurious

  • adjective satellite greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    extortionate; outrageous; exorbitant; unconscionable; steep.
    • exorbitant rent
    • extortionate prices
    • spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
    • usurious interest rate
    • unconscionable spending

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betting

  • adjective satellite preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance
    dissipated; sporting; card-playing.
    • led a dissipated life
    • a betting man
    • a card-playing son of a bitch
    • a gambling fool
    • sporting gents and their ladies
  • verb maintain with or as if with a bet
    wager; bet.
    • I bet she will be there!

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well-founded

  • adjective satellite based on sound reasoning or evidence
    tenable.
    • well-founded suspicions

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hollow

  • noun a cavity or space in something
    • hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks
  • noun a small valley between mountains
    holler.
    • he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians

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terribleness

  • noun a quality of extreme unpleasantness
    dreadfulness; awfulness; horridness.

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unlogical

  • adjective lacking in correct logical relation
    illogical.

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majestic

  • adjective satellite majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters
    olympian.
    • his majestic presence
    • olympian detachment
    • olympian beauty and serene composure
  • adjective satellite having or displaying great dignity or nobility
    gallant; proud; lofty.
    • a gallant pageant
    • lofty ships
    • majestic cities
    • proud alpine peaks

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mind-boggling

  • adjective satellite intellectually or emotionally overwhelming
    • a mind-boggling display
    • a mind-boggling puzzle

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unrestrained

  • adjective not subject to restraint
    • unrestrained laughter
  • adjective satellite marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
    mad; frantic; excited; delirious.
    • a crowd of delirious baseball fans
    • something frantic in their gaiety
    • a mad whirl of pleasure

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sensible

  • adjective showing reason or sound judgment
    reasonable.
    • a sensible choice
    • a sensible person
  • adjective able to feel or perceive
    sensitive.
    • even amoeba are sensible creatures
    • the more sensible parts of the skin

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consuming

  • adjective satellite very intense
    overwhelming.
    • politics is his consuming passion
    • overwhelming joy
  • verb eat immoderately
    down; go through; devour; consume.
    • Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal

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roaring

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; thunder; boom.
  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing.
    • his bellow filled the hallway

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incomparable

  • adjective such that comparison is impossible; unsuitable for comparison or lacking features that can be compared
    uncomparable.
    • an incomparable week of rest and pleasure
    • the computer proceeds with its incomparable logic and efficiency
    • this report is incomparable with the earlier ones because of different breakdowns of the data

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self-asserting

  • adjective aggressively self-assured
    assertive; self-assertive.
    • an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue
    • pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act

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regenerate

  • verb reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    renew.
    • We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years
    • They renewed their membership
  • verb amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit

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damp

  • noun a slight wetness
    dampness; moistness.
  • verb deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
    dampen; mute; muffle; tone down; dull.

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dazzling

  • adjective satellite amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
    fulgurous; eye-popping; fulgurant.
    • the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps
    • these great best canvases still look as astonishing and as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant popularity was in full growth"- Janet Flanner
    • adventures related...in a style both vivid and fulgurous"- Idwal Jones
  • verb to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
    dazzle; bedazzle; daze.
    • She was dazzled by the bright headlights

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unmatchable

  • adjective satellite eminent beyond or above comparison
    unrivaled; unrivalled; one and only; peerless; unmatched; one; matchless; nonpareil.
    • matchless beauty
    • the team's nonpareil center fielder
    • she's one girl in a million
    • the one and only Muhammad Ali
    • a peerless scholar
    • infamy unmatched in the Western world
    • wrote with unmatchable clarity
    • unrivaled mastery of her art

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augmentative

  • adjective satellite increasing or having the power to increase especially in size or amount or degree
    • `up' is an augmentative word in `hurry up'
  • adjective satellite intensifying by augmentation and enhancement
    enhancive.

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impellent

  • adjective satellite forcing forward or onward; impelling
    • an impellent power
    • an impellent cause

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extravagant

  • adjective satellite unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    overweening; excessive; exuberant.
    • extravagant praise
    • exuberant compliments
    • overweening ambition
    • overweening greed
  • adjective satellite recklessly wasteful
    prodigal; spendthrift; profligate.
    • prodigal in their expenditures

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vacuity

  • noun the absence of matter
    vacuum.
  • noun a region that is devoid of matter
    vacuum.

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empty

  • noun a container that has been emptied
    • return all empties to the store
  • verb make void or empty of contents
    • Empty the box
    • The alarm emptied the building

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commonsensical

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsensible; commonsense.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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firm

  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    house; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house
  • verb become taut or tauter
    tauten.
    • Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly
    • the rope tautened

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wonderful

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; 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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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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flight

  • noun a formation of aircraft in flight
  • noun an instance of traveling by air
    flying.
    • flying was still an exciting adventure for him

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gay

  • noun someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
    homo; homosexual; homophile.
  • adjective satellite bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer
    cheery; sunny.
    • a cheery hello
    • a gay sunny room
    • a sunny smile

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suppress

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    inhibit; stamp down; subdue; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; oppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists

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wet

  • noun wetness caused by water
    moisture.
    • drops of wet gleamed on the window
  • verb cause to become wet
    • Wet your face

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golden_mean

  • noun the proportional relation between two divisions of line or two dimension of a plane figure such that short : long :: long : (short + long)
    golden section.
  • noun the middle between extremes

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uncommon

  • adjective not common or ordinarily encountered; unusually great in amount or remarkable in character or kind
    • uncommon birds
    • frost and floods are uncommon during these months
    • doing an uncommon amount of business
    • an uncommon liking for money
    • he owed his greatest debt to his mother's uncommon character and ability
  • adjective satellite marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind
    rare.
    • what is so rare as a day in June"-J.R.Lowell
    • a rare skill
    • an uncommon sense of humor
    • she was kind to an uncommon degree

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supernumerary

  • noun a person serving no apparent function
    • reducing staff is difficult because our employees include no supernumeraries
  • noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
    spear carrier; extra.

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moderation

  • noun quality of being moderate and avoiding extremes
    moderateness.
  • noun a change for the better
    easing; relief.

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dramatic

  • adjective suitable to or characteristic of drama
    • a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape
    • a dramatic rescue at sea
  • adjective satellite sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
    spectacular; striking.
    • a dramatic sunset
    • a dramatic pause
    • a spectacular display of northern lights
    • it was a spectacular play
    • his striking good looks always created a sensation

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tense

  • noun a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
  • verb become stretched or tense or taut
    strain.
    • the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed
    • "the rope strained when the weight was attached

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tabu

  • noun a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
    taboo.
  • noun an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
    taboo.

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hateful

  • adjective evoking or deserving hatred
    • no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly
  • adjective satellite characterized by malice
    mean.
    • a hateful thing to do
    • in a mean mood

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uncanny

  • adjective satellite suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
    weird; eldritch; unearthly.
    • an eldritch screech
    • the three weird sisters
    • stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy
    • an unearthly light
    • he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley
  • adjective satellite surpassing the ordinary or normal
    preternatural.
    • Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will
    • his uncanny sense of direction

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catch

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

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deepen

  • verb make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    heighten; intensify; compound.
    • The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    • Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    • This event only deepened my convictions
  • verb become more intense
    intensify.
    • The debate intensified
    • His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan

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exclamatory

  • adjective satellite sudden and strong
    emphatic.
    • an emphatic no

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heighten

  • verb become more extreme
    rise.
    • The tension heightened
  • verb make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity
    • heightened interest

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freewheeling

  • adjective satellite free of restraints or rules
    • freewheeling foolishness
    • the versatility of his poetic freewheeling style
  • verb live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
    drift; freewheel.
    • My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school

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shut_up

  • verb refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
    close up; belt up; button up; clam up; be quiet; dummy up; keep mum.
    • The children shut up when their father approached
  • verb place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    lock up; lock; lock in; put away; shut away; lock away.
    • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
    • She locked her jewels in the safe

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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inhibit

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    stamp down; subdue; suppress; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • verb limit the range or extent of
    • Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs

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trigger-happy

  • adjective satellite irresponsible in the use of firearms
  • adjective satellite marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
    fierce; vehement; tearing; violent.
    • fierce loyalty
    • in a tearing rage
    • vehement dislike
    • violent passions

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disconnected

  • adjective (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply
    staccato.
    • staccato applause
    • a staccato command
    • staccato notes
  • verb pull the plug of (electrical appliances) and render inoperable
    disconnect; unplug.
    • unplug the hair dryer after using it

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profane

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb violate the sacred character of a place or language
    outrage; desecrate; violate.
    • desecrate a cemetery
    • violate the sanctity of the church
    • profane the name of God

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gentle

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    ennoble; entitle.

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fearful

  • adjective satellite experiencing or showing fear
    • a fearful glance
    • fearful of criticism
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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smartness

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smarting; smart.
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    cleverness; brightness.

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tone_down

  • verb deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
    dampen; mute; muffle; damp; dull.
  • verb make less strong or intense; soften
    moderate; tame.
    • Tone down that aggressive letter
    • The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements

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brilliant

  • adjective satellite of surpassing excellence
    superb.
    • a brilliant performance
    • a superb actor
  • adjective satellite having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
    smart as a whip; brainy.
    • some men dislike brainy women
    • a brilliant mind
    • a brilliant solution to the problem

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stunning

  • adjective satellite commanding attention
    arresting; sensational.
    • an arresting drawing of people turning into animals
    • a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten
    • a stunning performance
  • verb make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
    stun; stupefy.
    • stun fish

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slam

  • noun winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
    sweep.
  • noun the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects

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smart

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smartness; smarting.
  • verb be the source of pain
    ache; hurt.

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rigour

  • noun the quality of being valid and rigorous
    rigor; validity; cogency.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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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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prostrate

  • verb get into a prostrate position, as in submission
    bow down.
  • verb render helpless or defenseless
    • They prostrated the enemy

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unaccustomed

  • adjective not habituated to; unfamiliar with
    • unaccustomed to wearing suits
  • adjective satellite not customary or usual
    • an unaccustomed pleasure
    • many varieties of unaccustomed foods
    • a new budget of unaccustomed austerity

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implacable

  • adjective incapable of being placated
    • an implacable enemy

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unprovided_for

  • adjective satellite without income or means
    • left his family unprovided for
  • adjective satellite not prepared or ready for

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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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equal

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    peer; compeer; match.
  • verb be identical or equivalent to
    be.
    • One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!

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immoderately

  • adverb without moderation; in an immoderate manner
    • he eats immoderately
  • adverb to a degree that exceeds the bounds or reason or moderation
    unreasonably.
    • his prices are unreasonably high

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middle

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; eye; center; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun an intermediate part or section
    • A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle

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dizzy

  • verb make dizzy or giddy
    • a dizzying pace
  • adjective satellite having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling
    giddy; vertiginous; woozy.
    • had a dizzy spell
    • a dizzy pinnacle
    • had a headache and felt giddy
    • a giddy precipice
    • feeling woozy from the blow on his head
    • a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff

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confining

  • adjective satellite restricting the scope or freedom of action
    constraining; constrictive; restricting; limiting.
  • 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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