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valve

  • noun a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
  • noun device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone

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glen_canyon_dam

  • noun a large dam built in 1964 on the Colorado River in Arizona

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foul

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

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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four

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

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obstruction

  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; impediment; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
    blockage.

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covered_bridge

  • noun a bridge whose passageway is protected by a roof and enclosing sides

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sleep

  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    slumber.
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sopor.

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railing

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    rail.
  • noun material for making rails or rails collectively

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rampart

  • noun an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    wall; bulwark.
    • they stormed the ramparts of the city
    • they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down

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cantilever_bridge

  • noun bridge constructed of two cantilevers that meet in the middle

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fraise

  • noun a ruff for the neck worn in the 16th century
  • noun sloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes

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oral_contraceptive

  • noun a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
    birth control pill; contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive pill; anovulatory drug; anovulant; pill.

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straight_arch

  • noun an arch with mutually supporting voussoirs that has a straight horizontal extrados and intrados
    flat arch.

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physiological

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

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crossbar

  • noun a horizontal bar that goes across something
  • noun game equipment consisting of a horizontal bar to be jumped or vaulted over

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sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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stickball_game

  • noun a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle
    stickball.

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sway

  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

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cenotaph

  • noun a monument built to honor people whose remains are interred elsewhere or whose remains cannot be recovered
    empty tomb.

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guardrail

  • noun a railing placed alongside a stairway or road for safety
    safety rail.

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rise

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

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nuclear_chemistry

  • noun the chemistry of radioactive substances
    radiochemistry.

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scutcheon

  • noun a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers
    finger plate; escutcheon.
  • noun a shield; especially one displaying a coat of arms
    escutcheon.

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trimmer_arch

  • noun an arch built between trimmers in a floor (to support the weight of a hearth)

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washboard

  • noun device consisting of a corrugated surface to scrub clothes on
  • noun protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side
    splashboard.

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surface_chemistry

  • noun the branch of chemistry that studies processes occurring at interfaces between phases (especially those between liquid and gas)

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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prize

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

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pinch

  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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roadblock

  • noun any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
    barrier.
    • intolerance is a barrier to understanding
  • noun a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
    barricade.

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nursery

  • noun a child's room for a baby
    baby's room.
  • noun a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
    glasshouse; greenhouse.

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enclosing

  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    envelopment; inclosure; enclosure.
  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; envelop; enfold; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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block_up

  • verb render unsuitable for passage
    bar; stop; blockade; barricade; block off; block.
    • block the way
    • barricade the streets
    • stop the busy road

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windbreak

  • noun hedge or fence of trees designed to lessen the force of the wind and reduce erosion
    shelterbelt.

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dipylon_gate

  • noun a gateway to the west of ancient Athens near which a distinctive style of pottery has been found
    Dipylon.

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skeen_arch

  • noun an arch whose height is less than half its width
    skene arch; scheme arch; diminished arch.

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bannister

  • noun a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
    balusters; handrail; banister; balustrade.
  • noun English runner who in 1954 became the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes (born in 1929)
    Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister; Roger Bannister.

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second

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

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nor-q-d

  • noun trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norethindrone

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pessary

  • noun a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
    diaphragm; contraceptive diaphragm.

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spark_lever

  • noun (on early automobiles) a lever mounted on the steering column and used to adjust the timing of the ignition

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orchestra

  • noun a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players
  • noun seating on the main floor in a theater

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revolver

  • noun a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)
    six-shooter; six-gun.
  • noun a door consisting of four orthogonal partitions that rotate about a central pivot; a door designed to equalize the air pressure in tall buildings
    revolving door.

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lampshade

  • noun a protective ornamental shade used to screen a light bulb from direct view
    lamp shade.

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cerebral_thrombosis

  • noun a blood clot in a cerebral artery or vein

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toll

  • noun a fee levied for the use of roads or bridges (used for maintenance)
  • noun value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something
    price; cost.
    • the cost in human life was enormous
    • the price of success is hard work
    • what price glory?

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supplier

  • noun someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
    provider.

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tie-up

  • noun a social or business relationship
    affiliation; association; tie.
    • a valuable financial affiliation
    • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
    • many close associations with England
  • noun an interruption of normal activity
    standstill; stand.

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avert

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn away or aside
    turn away.
    • They averted their eyes when the King entered

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environmental_science

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    bionomics; ecology.

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obviating

  • adjective satellite made impossible
    preclusive.
  • verb do away with
    rid of; eliminate; obviate.

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preclusion

  • noun the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
    forestalling; obviation.

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aquatics

  • noun sports that involve bodies of water
    water sport.
  • noun a plant that lives in or on water
    aquatic.

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pontoon

  • noun (nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge
  • noun a float supporting a seaplane

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dining_area

  • noun an area arranged for dining
    • they put up tents for the dining area

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protection

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

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line_of_defence

  • noun any organization whose responsibility it is to defend against something
    line of defense.
    • police are the major line of defense against crime
  • noun defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack
    line of defense.

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dorm

  • noun a college or university building containing living quarters for students
    dormitory; residence hall; hall; student residence.

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shortness

  • noun the property of being of short spatial extent
    • the shortness of the Channel crossing
  • noun the condition of being short of something
    • there was no shortness of money
    • can cause shortness of breath

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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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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postponer

  • noun someone who postpones work (especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness)
    procrastinator; cunctator.

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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rigor_mortis

  • noun temporary stiffness of joints and muscular rigidity occurring after death
  • noun muscular stiffening that begins 2 to 4 hours after death and lasts for about 4 days

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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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fretwork

  • noun framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal
    lattice; latticework.

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lichgate

  • noun a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used as a temporary shelter for the bier during funerals
    lychgate.

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cardhouse

  • noun an unstable construction with playing cards
    cardcastle; house of cards; card-house.
    • he built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed

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set_back

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb slow down the progress of; hinder
    • His late start set him back

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trade_protection

  • noun the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition
    protection.
    • he made trade protection a plank in the party platform

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army

  • noun a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
    ground forces; regular army.
  • noun a large number of people united for some specific purpose

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tail

  • noun the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
  • noun the time of the last part of something
    fag end; tail end.
    • the fag end of this crisis-ridden century
    • the tail of the storm

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privet

  • noun any of various Old World shrubs having smooth entire leaves and terminal panicles of small white flowers followed by small black berries; many used for hedges

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escarpment

  • noun a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion
    scarp.
  • noun a steep artificial slope in front of a fortification
    scarp; escarp; protective embankment.

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diaphragm

  • noun a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
    stop.
    • the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically
  • noun (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
    midriff.

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calk

  • noun a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping
    calkin.
  • verb provide with calks
    • calk horse shoes

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spike

  • noun a transient variation in voltage or current
  • noun sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes
    • spikes provide greater traction

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rock_climbing

  • noun the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)

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assessment

  • noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
    appraisal.
  • noun an amount determined as payable
    • the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership

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pulmonary_embolism

  • noun blockage of the pulmonary artery by foreign matter or by a blood clot

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labial_stop

  • noun a stop consonant that is produced with the lips

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widow's_walk

  • noun a lookout atop a coastal house

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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choke_off

  • verb suppress
    choke back; choke down.
    • He choked down his rage
  • verb become or cause to become obstructed
    clog; congest; choke; foul; clog up; back up.
    • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
    • The water pipe is backed up

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ward

  • noun a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  • noun a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

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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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blocking

  • noun the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
    block.
  • verb render unsuitable for passage
    bar; block up; stop; blockade; barricade; block off; block.
    • block the way
    • barricade the streets
    • stop the busy road

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stickball

  • noun a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle
    stickball game.

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hutch

  • noun a cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals
  • noun small crude shelter used as a dwelling
    hut; shack; hovel; shanty.

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brattice

  • noun a partition (often temporary) of planks or cloth that is used to control ventilation in a mine
  • verb supply with a brattice, to ventilate mines

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physiological_state

  • noun the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
    physiological condition; physical condition.

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tumbler_pigeon

  • noun pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground
    tumbler; roller.

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rood

  • noun representation of the cross on which Jesus died
    rood-tree; crucifix.

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suffocative

  • adjective satellite causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat
    suffocating; smothering.
    • the choking June dust
    • the smothering soft voices
    • smothering heat
    • the room was suffocating--hot and airless

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roof

  • noun a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
  • noun protective covering on top of a motor vehicle

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rim

  • noun the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object
  • noun (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended
    • the ball hit the rim and bounced off

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holdfast

  • noun restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    fastening; fixing; fastener.

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containment

  • noun a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully
    • containment of communist expansion was a central principle of United States' foreign policy from 1947 to the 1975
  • noun (physics) a system designed to prevent the accidental release of radioactive material from a reactor

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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power_pylon

  • noun a large vertical steel tower supporting high-tension power lines
    pylon.
    • power pylons are a favorite target for terrorists

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coapt

  • verb cause to adhere
    conglutinate.
    • The wounds were coapted
  • verb fit tightly and fasten

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split_rail

  • noun a rail that is split from a log
    fence rail.

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statutory_law

  • noun the body of laws created by legislative statutes

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shielding

  • noun the act of shielding from harm
  • noun a shield of lead or concrete intended as a barrier to radiation emitted in nuclear decay

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keep

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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dyke

  • noun (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
    butch; dike.
  • noun a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
    dam; dike.

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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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pergola

  • noun a framework that supports climbing plants
    arbor; bower; arbour.
    • the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park

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bung

  • noun a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
    spile.
  • verb give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
    fee; tip.
    • Remember to tip the waiter
    • fee the steward

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stint

  • noun an unbroken period of time during which you do something
    stretch.
    • there were stretches of boredom
    • he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary
  • noun smallest American sandpiper
    Erolia minutilla; least sandpiper.

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machine

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

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tornado_cellar

  • noun an underground shelter where you can go until a storm passes
    cyclone cellar; storm cellar.

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cervical_cap

  • noun a contraceptive device consisting of a small thimble-shaped cup that is placed over the uterine cervix to prevent the entrance of spermatozoa

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toxic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison
    • suffering from exposure to toxic substances

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gate

  • noun a movable barrier in a fence or wall
  • noun a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
    logic gate.

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foot_pedal

  • noun a lever that is operated with the foot
    pedal; foot lever; treadle.

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sopor

  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sleep.

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gaming

  • noun the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
    gambling; play.
    • his gambling cost him a fortune
    • there was heavy play at the blackjack table
  • verb place a bet on
    stake; bet on; back; gage; game; punt.
    • Which horse are you backing?
    • I'm betting on the new horse

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crowding

  • noun a situation in which people or things are crowded together
    • he didn't like the crowding on the beach
  • verb cause to herd, drive, or crowd together
    crowd; herd.
    • We herded the children into a spare classroom

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breathlessness

  • noun a dyspneic condition
    shortness of breath; SOB.

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after

  • adjective satellite located farther aft
  • adverb happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
    afterwards; later; later on; subsequently; afterward.
    • he apologized subsequently
    • he's going to the store but he'll be back here later
    • it didn't happen until afterward
    • two hours after that

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cyclone_cellar

  • noun an underground shelter where you can go until a storm passes
    tornado cellar; storm cellar.

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loestrin

  • noun trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone

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family_circle

  • noun rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats
    upper balcony; peanut gallery; second balcony.

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oxygen_debt

  • noun a cumulative deficit of oxygen resulting from intense exercise; the deficit must be made up when the body returns to rest

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lay

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    ballad.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    ballad.

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birth_control_pill

  • noun a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
    contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive; anovulatory drug; anovulant; pill.

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law

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

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book_binding

  • noun the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book
    cover; binding; back.
    • the book had a leather binding

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oxbow

  • noun the land inside an oxbow bend in a river
  • noun a U-shaped curve in a stream

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inactivity

  • noun the state of being inactive
    inactiveness; inaction.
  • noun a disposition to remain inactive or inert
    inertia; inactiveness.
    • he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work

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choking

  • noun a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx)
  • noun the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe
    strangling; strangulation; throttling.
    • no evidence that the choking was done by the accused

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third

  • noun one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
    tierce; one-third.
    • it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement
  • noun the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
    third base.
    • he is playing third

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detent

  • noun a hinged catch that fits into a notch of a ratchet to move a wheel forward or prevent it from moving backward
    pawl; click; dog.

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baggage

  • noun cases used to carry belongings when traveling
    luggage.
  • noun a worthless or immoral woman

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resister

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; thwarter; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun someone who offers opposition
    opposer; adversary; antagonist; opponent.

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hatchback_door

  • noun a sloping rear car door that is lifted to open
    hatchback.

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lunette

  • noun temporary fortification like a detached bastion
  • noun oval or circular opening; to allow light into a dome or vault
    fenestella.

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jungle

  • noun a location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival
  • noun a place where hoboes camp
    hobo camp.

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chemical_science

  • noun the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
    chemistry.

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plumbing

  • noun utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage
    plumbing system.
  • noun the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
    plumbery.

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preventive

  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    preventative; prophylactic.
    • the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; preventative; encumbrance; interference; hitch; hindrance; hinderance.

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vapor

  • noun a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance
    vapour.
  • noun the process of becoming a vapor
    evaporation; vaporisation; vaporization; vapour.

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wing

  • noun a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
  • noun one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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gas_embolism

  • noun obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba diving
    air embolism; aeroembolism.
  • noun pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
    caisson disease; bends; air embolism; aeroembolism; decompression sickness.

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oestrus

  • noun applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
    estrus; heat; rut.
  • noun type genus of the Oestridae: sheep botflies
    genus Oestrus.

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fife

  • noun a small high-pitched flute similar to a piccolo; has a shrill tone and is used chiefly to accompany drums in a marching band

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office

  • noun place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
    business office.
    • he rented an office in the new building
  • noun an administrative unit of government
    agency; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority

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deck

  • noun any of various platforms built into a vessel
  • noun street name for a packet of illegal drugs

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telecom

  • noun (often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically
    telecommunication.

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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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strangle

  • verb kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    strangulate; throttle.
    • he tried to strangle his opponent
    • A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; stifle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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bottleneck

  • noun a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
    chokepoint; constriction.
  • noun the narrow part of a bottle near the top

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disinterment

  • noun the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried
    digging up; exhumation.

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fix

  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage
  • noun something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    • she needed a fix of chocolate

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law_merchant

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; commercial law.

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production

  • noun the act or process of producing something
    • Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous
    • the production of white blood cells
  • noun a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
    • have you seen the new production of Hamlet?

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nanus

  • noun a person who is markedly small
    midget; dwarf.

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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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team_sport

  • noun a sport that involves competition between teams of players
    • baseball is a team sport by golf is not

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debarment

  • noun the state of being debarred (excluded from enjoying certain possessions or rights or practices)
  • noun the act of prevention by legal means
    • they achieved his debarment from holding public office

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safe

  • noun strongbox where valuables can be safely kept
  • noun a ventilated or refrigerated cupboard for securing provisions from pests

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intimidation

  • noun the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
    bullying.
  • noun the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.

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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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gable_wall

  • noun the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
    gable end; gable.

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clogging

  • adjective satellite preventing movement
    impeding; hindering; obstructive.
    • the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street
  • verb become or cause to become obstructed
    clog; congest; choke; foul; clog up; choke off; back up.
    • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
    • The water pipe is backed up

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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oxygen

  • noun a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust
    O; atomic number 8.

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quadrangle

  • noun a four-sided polygon
    tetragon; quadrilateral.
  • noun a rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings
    quad.

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bench_hook

  • noun any of various stops on a workbench against which work can be pushed (as while chiseling or planing)

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choir

  • noun a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
  • noun a family of similar musical instrument playing together
    consort.

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intrauterine_device

  • noun contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
    IUD.

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embankment

  • noun a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection

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contraceptive_diaphragm

  • noun a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
    diaphragm; pessary.

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handbarrow

  • noun a rectangular frame with handles at both ends; carried by two people

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muscularity

  • noun the physiological state of having or consisting of muscle
  • noun possessing muscular strength
    brawn; heftiness; sinew; brawniness; muscle.

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bond

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

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burial

  • noun the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
    interment; sepulture; inhumation; entombment.
  • noun concealing something under the ground
    burying.

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suspended

  • adjective satellite (of undissolved particles in a fluid) supported or kept from sinking or falling by buoyancy and without apparent attachment
    • suspended matter such as silt or mud...
    • dust particles suspended in the air
    • droplets in suspension in a gas
  • verb hang freely
    suspend.
    • The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them

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blinder

  • noun blind consisting of a leather eyepatch sewn to the side of the halter that prevents a horse from seeing something on either side
    winker; blinker.
  • adjective unable to see
    blind; unsighted.
    • a person is blind to the extent that he must devise alternative techniques to do efficiently those things he would do with sight if he had normal vision"--Kenneth Jernigan

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obviation

  • noun the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
    preclusion; forestalling.

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lift_bridge

  • noun a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it
    drawbridge.

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loge

  • noun balcony consisting of the forward section of a theater mezzanine
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    box.
    • the royal box was empty

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lever_tumbler

  • noun a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock
    lever.

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bodywork

  • noun the exterior body of a motor vehicle
  • noun the work of making or repairing vehicle bodies

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bathing_machine

  • noun a building containing dressing rooms for bathers
    bathhouse.

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hostel

  • noun a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
    lodge; auberge; hostelry; inn.
  • noun inexpensive supervised lodging (especially for youths on bicycling trips)
    student lodging; youth hostel.

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volary

  • noun a building where birds are kept
    bird sanctuary; aviary.

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safety

  • noun the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
    • insure the safety of the children
    • the reciprocal of safety is risk
  • noun a safe place
    refuge.
    • He ran to safety

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pier_arch

  • noun an arch supported on piers

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sliding

  • adjective satellite being a smooth continuous motion
  • verb move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
    slew; slide; skid; slip; slue.
    • the wheels skidded against the sidewalk

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barrier

  • noun a structure or object that impedes free movement
  • noun any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
    roadblock.
    • intolerance is a barrier to understanding

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rail

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    railing.
  • noun short for railway
    • he traveled by rail
    • he was concerned with rail safety

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threshing

  • noun the separation of grain or seeds from the husks and straw
    • they used to do the threshing by hand but now there are machines to do it
  • verb move or stir about violently
    thresh about; thrash about; convulse; jactitate; thresh; slash; toss; thrash.
    • The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed

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whammy

  • noun a serious or devastating setback
  • noun an evil spell
    curse; hex; jinx.
    • a witch put a curse on his whole family
    • he put the whammy on me

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splasher

  • noun a protective covering over or beside a wheel to protect the upper part of a vehicle from splashes of mud
  • noun protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.
    splashboard; dashboard.

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great_pyramid

  • noun a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt
    Pyramid; Pyramids of Egypt.

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anti-sway_bar

  • noun a rigid metal bar between the front suspensions and between the rear suspensions of cars and trucks; serves to stabilize the chassis
    stabilizer bar.

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fastening

  • noun restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    fixing; fastener; holdfast.
  • noun the act of fastening things together
    attachment.

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infix

  • noun an affix that is inserted inside the word
  • verb put or introduce into something
    insert; introduce; enter.
    • insert a picture into the text

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cattle_grid

  • noun a bridge over a ditch consisting of parallel metal bars that allow pedestrians and vehicles to pass, but not cattle
    cattle guard.

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fret

  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; sweat; stew; lather.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams
  • noun a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
    worn spot.

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aisle

  • noun a long narrow passage (as in a cave or woods)
  • noun passageway between seating areas as in an auditorium or passenger vehicle or between areas of shelves of goods as in stores
    gangway.

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public_works

  • noun structures (such as highways or schools or bridges or docks) constructed at government expense for public use

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pole_jumper

  • noun an athlete who jumps over a high crossbar with the aid of a long pole
    pole vaulter; vaulter.

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steward

  • noun someone who manages property or other affairs for someone else
  • noun the ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements

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sociobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that conducts comparative studies of the social organization of animals (including human beings) with regard to its evolutionary history

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industrial

  • adjective of or relating to or resulting from industry
    • industrial output
  • adjective having highly developed industries
    • the industrial revolution
    • an industrial nation

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render

  • noun a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  • verb cause to become
    • The shot rendered her immobile

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rampant_arch

  • noun an arch whose support is higher on one side than on the other

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hoop

  • noun a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
  • noun a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
    ring.
    • there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse

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crenelation

  • noun a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
    crenellation; battlement.
  • noun the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows
    crenellation.

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cunctation

  • noun the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time
    shillyshally; procrastination.

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hook

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

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skeletal_frame

  • noun the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape
    frame; underframe; skeleton.
    • the building has a steel skeleton

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equipoise

  • noun equality of distribution
    balance; counterbalance; equilibrium.

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hood

  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; tough; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie.
  • noun a protective covering that is part of a plant
    cap.

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islamic_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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dolens

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whorehouse

  • noun a building where prostitutes are available
    cathouse; bordello; bagnio; house of prostitution; brothel; sporting house; bawdyhouse; house of ill repute.

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dissuasion

  • noun a communication that dissuades you
  • noun persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action

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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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armguard

  • noun a protective covering for the wrist or arm that is used in archery and fencing and other sports
    bracer.

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analgesia

  • noun absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness

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filibuster

  • noun a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
    filibusterer.
  • noun (law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

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statue_of_liberty

  • noun a large monumental statue symbolizing liberty on Liberty Island in New York Bay

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bearing_wall

  • noun any wall supporting a floor or the roof of a building

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plate_rail

  • noun rail or narrow shelf fixed to a wall to display plates

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centered

  • adjective satellite being or placed in the center
  • verb center upon
    center on; revolve about; revolve around; focus on; concentrate on; center.
    • Her entire attention centered on her children
    • Our day revolved around our work

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telco_building

  • noun a building that houses telecommunications equipment
    telecom hotel.
    • the telecom hotels are prime targets for bombing

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gym

  • noun athletic facility equipped for sports or physical training
    gymnasium.

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prosthetic

  • adjective of or relating to prosthetics
  • adjective relating to or serving as a prosthesis

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tampon

  • noun plug of cotton or other absorbent material; inserted into wound or body cavity to absorb exuded fluids (especially blood)
  • verb plug with a tampon

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white

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

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boarding

  • noun the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
    embarkation; embarkment.
  • noun a structure of boards

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safety_lock

  • noun guard consisting of a locking device that prevents a weapon from being fired
    safety catch.
  • noun a bolt that cannot be moved from outside the door or gate
    safety bolt.

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tavern

  • noun a building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks
    tap house.

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nation

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; country; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the people who live in a nation or country
    country; land.
    • a statement that sums up the nation's mood
    • the news was announced to the nation
    • the whole country worshipped him

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shower

  • noun a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you
    • they installed a shower in the bathroom
  • noun washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle
    shower bath.
    • he took a shower after the game

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iron

  • noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    atomic number 26; Fe.
  • noun a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

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martial_law

  • noun the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law

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milk_leg

  • noun painful thrombosis of the femoral vein in the leg following childbirth
    phlegmasia alba dolens; white leg.

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sconce

  • noun a shelter or screen providing protection from enemy fire or from the weather
  • noun a small fort or earthwork defending a ford, pass, or castle gate

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pantheon

  • noun all the gods of a religion
  • noun a monument commemorating a nation's dead heroes

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pylon

  • noun a tower for guiding pilots or marking the turning point in a race
  • noun a large vertical steel tower supporting high-tension power lines
    power pylon.
    • power pylons are a favorite target for terrorists

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arousal

  • noun the act of arousing
    rousing.
    • the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions
  • noun a state of heightened physiological activity

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farm_building

  • noun a building on a farm

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absorber

  • noun (physics) material in a nuclear reactor that absorbs radiation

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secure

  • verb get by special effort
    procure.
    • He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed
  • verb cause to be firmly attached
    fasten; fix.
    • fasten the lock onto the door
    • she fixed her gaze on the man

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snow

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

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coaming

  • noun a raised framework around a hatchway on a ship to keep water out

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hatch

  • noun the production of young from an egg
    hatching.
  • noun shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
    crosshatch; hachure; hatching.

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tombstone

  • noun a stone that is used to mark a grave
    gravestone; headstone.

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post_and_lintel

  • noun a structure consisting of vertical beams (posts) supporting a horizontal beam (lintel)

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trade_embargo

  • noun a government order imposing a trade barrier
    embargo; trade stoppage.

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oral_contraceptive_pill

  • noun a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
    birth control pill; contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive; anovulatory drug; anovulant; pill.

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prohibitive

  • adjective satellite tending to discourage (especially of prices)
    prohibitory.
    • the price was prohibitive

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venetian_blind

  • noun a window blind made of horizontal strips that overlap when closed

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retain

  • verb hold back within
    • This soil retains water
    • I retain this drug for a long time
    • the dam retains the water
  • verb allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
    continue; keep on; keep.
    • We cannot continue several servants any longer
    • She retains a lawyer
    • The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff
    • Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on
    • We kept the work going as long as we could
    • She retained her composure
    • this garment retains its shape even after many washings

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coil

  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    volute; spiral; helix; whorl.
    • a coil of rope
  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; curl; curlicue; roll.

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sconcheon

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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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padding

  • noun artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
    cushioning.
  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.

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athletic_game

  • noun a game involving athletic activity

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observation

  • noun the act of making and recording a measurement
  • noun the act of observing; taking a patient look
    observance; watching.

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medical

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical examination; medical exam.
  • adjective relating to the study or practice of medicine
    • the medical profession
    • a medical student
    • medical school

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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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water_sport

  • noun sports that involve bodies of water
    aquatics.

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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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valance

  • noun a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing
    valance board; pelmet; cornice.

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storm

  • noun a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
    violent storm.
  • noun a violent commotion or disturbance
    tempest.
    • the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away
    • it was only a tempest in a teapot

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sun

  • noun the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system
    • the sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system
    • the Earth revolves around the Sun
  • noun the rays of the sun
    sunshine; sunlight.
    • the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind

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rotunda

  • noun a building having a circular plan and a dome
  • noun a large circular room

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stand-down

  • noun a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
    standdown.
  • noun (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
    standdown.

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amphitheatre

  • noun a sloping gallery with seats for spectators (as in an operating room or theater)
    amphitheater.
  • noun an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held
    coliseum; amphitheater.

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crowbar

  • noun a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
    pry; pry bar; wrecking bar.

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sanctuary

  • noun a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept
  • noun a shelter from danger or hardship
    asylum; refuge.

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chinning_bar

  • noun a horizontal bar on which you can chin yourself

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gun_turret

  • noun a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation
    turret; gun enclosure.

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overload

  • noun an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power
  • noun an excessive burden
    overburden.

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queer

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; pouf; faggot; fag.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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earth

  • noun the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    globe; world.
    • the Earth moves around the sun
    • he sailed around the world
  • noun the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    ground.
    • they dug into the earth outside the church

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thermochemistry

  • noun the branch of chemistry that studies the relation between chemical action and the amount of heat absorbed or generated

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drawbridge

  • noun a bridge that can be raised to block passage or to allow boats or ships to pass beneath it
    lift bridge.

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egression

  • noun the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent
    emergence; egress.

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groyne

  • noun a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away
    bulwark; jetty; breakwater; groin; mole; seawall.

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headline

  • noun the heading or caption of a newspaper article
    newspaper headline.
  • verb publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline

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institution

  • noun an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
    establishment.
  • noun an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated

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bush

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

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screening

  • noun the display of a motion picture
    viewing; showing.
  • noun fabric of metal or plastic mesh

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supporting_tower

  • noun a tower that serves to support something

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hardball

  • noun a no-nonsense attitude in business or politics
    • they play hardball in the Senate
  • noun baseball as distinguished from softball

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place_of_worship

  • noun any building where congregations gather for prayer
    house of worship; house of prayer; house of God.

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crown_of_thorns

  • noun any affliction that causes great suffering
    cross.
    • that is his cross to bear
    • he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns
  • noun somewhat climbing bushy spurge of Madagascar having long woody spiny stems with few leaves and flowers with scarlet bracts
    Christ plant; Christ thorn; Euphorbia milii.

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wearing

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    eating away; eroding; erosion; wearing away.
  • noun the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
    wear.
    • she bought it for everyday wear

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plate

  • noun (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score
    home; home base; home plate.
    • he ruled that the runner failed to touch home
  • noun a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic

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de

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

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bell_jar

  • noun a bell-shaped glass cover used to protect and display delicate objects or to cover scientific apparatus or to contain gases
    bell glass.

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baffle

  • noun a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
    baffle board.
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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prohibitory

  • adjective satellite tending to discourage (especially of prices)
    prohibitive.
    • the price was prohibitive

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shutting

  • noun the act of closing something
    closing.
  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close; shut.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window

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cushion

  • noun a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
    shock; shock absorber.
    • the old car needed a new set of shocks
  • noun the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle

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peanut_gallery

  • noun (figurative) people whose criticisms are regarded as irrelevant or insignificant (resembling uneducated people who throw peanuts on the stage to express displeasure with a performance)
    • he ignored complaints from the peanut gallery
  • noun rearmost or uppermost area in the balcony containing the least expensive seats
    upper balcony; family circle; second balcony.

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handspike

  • noun a metal bar (or length of pipe) used as a lever

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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covering

  • noun a natural object that covers or envelops
    cover; natural covering.
    • under a covering of dust
    • the fox was flushed from its cover
  • noun an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

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rowing

  • noun the act of rowing as a sport
    row.
  • verb propel with oars
    row.
    • row the boat across the lake

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patch

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; maculation; fleck; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    plot; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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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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barbette

  • noun (formerly) a mound of earth inside a fort from which heavy gun can be fired over the parapet

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medical_building

  • noun building where medicine is practiced
    healthcare facility; health facility.

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fertility

  • noun the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year
    birthrate; birth rate; fertility rate; natality.
  • noun the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
    fecundity.

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steal

  • noun an advantageous purchase
    buy; bargain.
    • she got a bargain at the auction
    • the stock was a real buy at that price
  • noun a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)

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defending_team

  • noun (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
    defense; defence.
    • his teams are always good on defense

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thwarting

  • noun an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
    foiling; frustration.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; queer; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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resist

  • verb elude, especially in a baffling way
    defy; refuse.
    • This behavior defies explanation
  • verb stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    withstand; hold out; stand firm.

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cattle

  • noun domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
    cows; kine; oxen; Bos taurus.
    • so many head of cattle
    • wait till the cows come home
    • seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible
    • a team of oxen

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valve_rocker

  • noun a lever pivoted at the center; used especially to push a valve down in an internal-combustion engine
    rocker arm.

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distention

  • noun the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
    distension; dilatation.
  • noun the act of expanding by pressure from within
    distension.

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laryngospasm

  • noun a closure of the larynx that blocks the passage of air to the lungs

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propulsion

  • noun a propelling force
  • noun the act of propelling
    actuation.

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away

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

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sail

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

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causeway

  • noun a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand
  • verb provide with a causeway
    • A causewayed swamp

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finger

  • noun any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
    • her fingers were long and thin
  • noun the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
    finger's breadth; fingerbreadth; digit.

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embroidery

  • noun elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
    embellishment.
    • the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings
  • noun decorative needlework
    fancywork.

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gaming_house

  • noun a public building in which a variety of games of chance can be played (operated as a business)
    gambling hell; gambling den; gambling house.

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gravestone

  • noun a stone that is used to mark a grave
    tombstone; headstone.

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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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filibusterer

  • noun a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
    filibuster.

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wear

  • noun impairment resulting from long use
    • the tires showed uneven wear
  • noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
    habiliment; vesture; clothing; wearable; article of clothing.

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debt

  • noun the state of owing something (especially money)
    • he is badly in debt
  • noun money or goods or services owed by one person to another

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roller

  • noun a grounder that rolls along the infield
  • noun a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
    rolling wave; roll.

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circumvallate

  • verb surround with or as if with a rampart or other fortification

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permissive_waste

  • noun (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
    waste.

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resistant

  • adjective satellite relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
    immune.
  • adjective satellite able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
    tolerant.
    • the plant is tolerant of saltwater
    • these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided
    • the new hybrid is more resistant to drought

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ill

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

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snow_bank

  • noun a mound or heap of snow
    snowbank.

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poorhouse

  • noun an establishment maintained at public expense in order to provide housing for the poor and homeless

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opium_den

  • noun a building where opium is sold and used

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pre

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gable

  • noun the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof
    gable end; gable wall.
  • noun United States film actor (1901-1960)
    William Clark Gable; Clark Gable.

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rounders

  • noun an English ball game similar to baseball
  • noun a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
    debauchee; rounder; libertine.

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human_activity

  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human action; act.

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burthen

  • noun a variant of `burden'
  • verb weight down with a load
    weight down; weight; burden.

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wash_out

  • verb prevent or interrupt due to rain
    rain out.
    • The storm had washed out the game
  • verb wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt
    • Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink

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pregnancy

  • noun the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
    maternity; gestation.

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truss

  • noun (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
  • noun a framework of beams (rafters, posts, struts) forming a rigid structure that supports a roof or bridge or other structure

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lighthouse

  • noun a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
    pharos; beacon; beacon light.

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union

  • noun an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
    trades union; brotherhood; labor union; trade union.
    • you have to join the union in order to get a job
  • noun the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
    North.
    • he has visited every state in the Union
    • Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union
    • the North's superior resources turned the scale

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dillydally

  • verb postpone doing what one should be doing
    dilly-dally; drag one's heels; procrastinate; stall; shillyshally; drag one's feet.
    • He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days

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three

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; triad; threesome; leash; III; trinity; terzetto.
  • noun one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips
    trey.

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tax_law

  • noun the body of laws governing taxation

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impeding

  • adjective satellite preventing movement
    hindering; clogging; obstructive.
    • the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street
  • verb be a hindrance or obstacle to
    hinder; impede.
    • She is impeding the progress of our project

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frisk

  • noun the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs
    frisking.
    • he gave the suspect a quick frisk
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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frise

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seven_wonders_of_the_world

  • noun impressive monuments created in the ancient world that were regarded with awe
    Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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lockup

  • noun jail in a local police station
  • noun the act of locking something up to protect it
    locking.

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haemostasis

  • noun surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
    haemostasia; hemostasia; hemostasis.

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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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loft

  • noun floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space
  • noun floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
    attic; garret.

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shock_absorber

  • noun a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses
    shock; cushion.
    • the old car needed a new set of shocks

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breech_closer

  • noun a metal block in breech-loading firearms that is withdrawn to insert a cartridge and replaced to close the breech before firing
    breechblock.

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catchment

  • noun a structure in which water is collected (especially a natural drainage area)

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lift

  • noun the act of giving temporary assistance
  • noun the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    aerodynamic lift.

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cork_up

  • verb close a bottle with a cork
    cork.

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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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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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save

  • noun (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    • the goalie made a brilliant save
    • the relief pitcher got credit for a save
  • verb save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    relieve; salvage; salve.

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prosthetic_device

  • noun corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
    prosthesis.

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legislating

  • noun the act of making or enacting laws
    legislation; lawmaking.
  • verb make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
    legislate; pass.
    • They passed the amendment
    • We cannot legislate how people spend their free time

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splash_guard

  • noun a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels
    splash-guard; mudguard.

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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dashboard

  • noun protective covering consisting of a panel to protect people from the splashing water or mud etc.
    splasher; splashboard.
  • noun instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing dials and controls
    fascia.

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fall-board

  • noun the hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played
    fallboard.

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balance

  • noun a state of equilibrium
  • noun equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

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orchestra_pit

  • noun lowered area in front of a stage where an orchestra accompanies the performers
    pit.

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handrail

  • noun a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
    balusters; bannister; banister; balustrade.

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melting_pot

  • noun an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated
  • noun a vessel made of material that does not melt easily; used for high temperature chemical reactions
    crucible.

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undercarriage

  • noun framework that serves as a support for the body of a vehicle

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healthiness

  • noun the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
    good health.

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cant

  • noun stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
    buzzword.
  • noun a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
    camber; bank.

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in

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

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breakfast

  • noun the first meal of the day (usually in the morning)
  • verb eat an early morning meal
    • We breakfast at seven

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surcharge

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

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memorial

  • noun a recognition of meritorious service
    remembrance; commemoration.
  • noun a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority

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swingletree

  • noun a crossbar that is attached to the traces of a draft horse and to the vehicle or implement that the horse is pulling
    whiffletree; whippletree.

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thumbstall

  • noun protective covering for an injured thumb

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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complex

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    composite.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
    coordination compound.

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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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drop_cloth

  • noun a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
    drop; drop curtain.
  • noun a large piece of cloth laid over the floor or furniture while a room is being painted

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tail_gate

  • noun a gate downstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the lower end

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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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deflect

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    bend; turn away.

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hand

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

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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bunker

  • noun a hazard on a golf course
    trap; sand trap.
  • noun a large container for storing fuel
    • the ship's bunkers were full of coal

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obstructor

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; resister; thwarter; obstructer.
  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; obstruction; impediment; obstructer.

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dado

  • noun panel forming the lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest of the wall
    wainscot.
  • noun the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase

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romp

  • noun an easy victory
    laugher; blowout; runaway; walkaway; shoo-in.
  • noun a girl who behaves in a boyish manner
    tomboy; hoyden.

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drip

  • noun flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
    trickle; dribble.
    • there's a drip through the roof
  • noun the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
    dripping.
    • the constant sound of dripping irritated him

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contact

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

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impediment

  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; baulk; check; hindrance; deterrent; hinderance.
  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; obstruction; obstructor; obstructer.

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diminished_arch

  • noun an arch whose height is less than half its width
    skene arch; scheme arch; skeen arch.

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defensive_structure

  • noun a structure used to defend against attack
    defense; defence.
    • the artillery battered down the defenses

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plaque

  • noun (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body
  • noun a memorial made of brass
    brass; memorial tablet.

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outdoor_sport

  • noun a sport that is played outdoors
    field sport.

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athletic

  • adjective relating to or befitting athletics or athletes
    • athletic facilities
  • adjective satellite vigorously active
    gymnastic; acrobatic.
    • an acrobatic dance
    • an athletic child
    • athletic playing
    • gymnastic exercises

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sporting

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporty; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • verb wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    sport; feature; boast.
    • she was sporting a new hat

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drainplug

  • noun a removable plug for holding water in a tub or basin

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human

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

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landing_place

  • noun structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
    landing.

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projection

  • noun a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
  • noun the projection of an image from a film onto a screen

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civil_law

  • noun the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
  • noun the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
    Justinian code; Roman law; jus civile.

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forfeiture

  • noun something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;
    forfeit.
  • noun a penalty for a fault or mistake that involves losing or giving up something
    forfeit.
    • the contract specified forfeits if the work was not completed on time

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micronor

  • noun trade name for and oral contraceptive containing the progestin compound norethindrone

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board

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

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envelopment

  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    inclosure; enclosure; enclosing.

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rood_screen

  • noun a screen in a church; separates the nave from the choir or chancel

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hat

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

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house_of_cards

  • noun a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
    bubble.
    • his proposal was nothing but a house of cards
    • a real estate bubble
  • noun an unstable construction with playing cards
    cardhouse; cardcastle; card-house.
    • he built three levels of his cardcastle before it collapsed

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flatulence

  • noun a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
    flatulency; gas.
  • noun pompously embellished language
    turgidness; turgidity.

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flatulency

  • noun a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
    gas; flatulence.

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government_building

  • noun a building that houses a branch of government

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birth

  • noun the time when something begins (especially life)
    • they divorced after the birth of the child
    • his election signaled the birth of a new age
  • noun the event of being born
    nativity; nascency; nascence.
    • they celebrated the birth of their first child

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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hatchback

  • noun a car having a hatchback door
  • noun a sloping rear car door that is lifted to open
    hatchback door.

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melting

  • noun the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    thaw; melt; thawing.
    • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
    • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
  • verb reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    melt down; run; melt.
    • melt butter
    • melt down gold
    • The wax melted in the sun

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visor

  • noun a piece of armor plate (with eye slits) fixed or hinged to a medieval helmet to protect the face
    vizor.
  • noun a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes
    bill; peak; eyeshade; vizor.
    • he pulled down the bill of his cap and trudged ahead

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