inactivity (Also inactivities) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to inactivity


  • noun an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
  • verb be an understudy or alternate for a role

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  • noun act of putting off to a future time
    deferral; postponement.

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

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  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

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

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

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  • noun a physiological need to drink
  • noun strong desire for something (not food or drink)
    hungriness; thirstiness; hunger.
    • a thirst for knowledge
    • hunger for affection

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  • noun the act of producing drawings on wood or leather by using heated tools or a fine flame

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  • noun a feeling of craving something
    appetence; appetency.
    • an appetite for life
    • the object of life is to satisfy as many appetencies as possible"- Granville Hicks

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  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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  • 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 functions
    • physiological processes

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  • noun the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
    handicap; impairment; disablement.
    • reading disability
    • hearing impairment

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  • noun bringing a charge or accusation against someone
  • noun the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily
    lodgment; lodging.
    • the lodgment of the balloon in the tree

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  • verb be based on; of theories and claims, for example
    build on; repose on; rest on.
    • What's this new evidence based on?

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  • noun a disappointing decline after a previous rise
    • the anticlimax of a brilliant career
  • noun a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one

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

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

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  • noun a condition of great disorder
  • noun a building where animals are butchered
    butchery; abattoir; slaughterhouse.

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  • noun the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible

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  • noun disorder caused by a detectable physiological or structural change in an organ

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  • noun fixedness by or as if by roots
    • strengthened by rootage in the firm soil of faith
  • noun a developed system of roots
    root system.

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  • noun stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activating.

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  • adjective characteristic of a region
    • regional flora
  • adjective satellite related or limited to a particular region
    • a regional dialect

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  • verb lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

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  • noun the chemistry of radioactive substances

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  • noun the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    dryness; waterlessness.

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  • noun the quality of being mentally slow and limited
    dumbness; denseness.

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  • noun a state of affairs in which you have no privacy
    fish bowl; goldfish bowl.
    • the president lives in a goldfish bowl
  • noun a transparent bowl in which small fish are kept
    fish bowl; goldfish bowl.

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  • adjective satellite in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
    dormant; torpid.
    • dormant buds
    • a hibernating bear
    • torpid frogs
  • verb sleep during winter
    hole up; hibernate.
    • Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves

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

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  • noun the condition of being amphidiploid

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  • noun a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
  • adjective of or relating to or designating narcotics
    • narcotic addicts
    • narcotic stupor

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  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam

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  • noun a minor short-term fight
    skirmish; brush; clash.
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway

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  • noun the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend
  • noun the property of moving with pain or difficulty
    • he awoke with a painful stiffness in his neck

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

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

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  • noun the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
    plural form.
  • adjective composed of more than one member, set, or kind

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

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

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  • noun a state of inaction with no progress and no change
    • you should go into a holding pattern until he gets over his disappointment
  • noun the flight path (usually circular) maintained by an aircraft that is awaiting permission to land

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

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  • verb be based on; of theories and claims, for example
    build on; rest on; build upon.
    • What's this new evidence based on?

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  • noun the theory and practice of navigation through air or space

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  • noun the early stage of growth or development
    early childhood; babyhood.
  • noun the earliest state of immaturity

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  • noun a disorder or defect of metabolism

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  • adjective characterized by an absence of force or forcefulness

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  • 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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  • noun the state of containing nothing
  • noun having an empty stomach

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  • noun having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful
    • the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness
  • noun the quality of being without practical use

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  • noun a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
    quiescency; quiescence.
    • the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy
  • noun quiet and inactive restfulness
    quiescence; sleeping; quiescency.

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  • noun the status of being acknowledged as a star
    • stardom meant nothing to her

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  • adverb not ever; at no time in the past or future
    • I have never been to China
    • I shall never forget this day
    • had never seen a circus
    • never on Sunday
    • I will never marry you!

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  • noun immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
  • noun freedom of choice
    • liberty of opinion
    • liberty of worship
    • liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases
    • at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes

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  • noun the quality possessed by something that is unreal
  • noun the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact

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  • noun the state of being humble and unimportant
    obscureness; humbleness; unimportance.
  • noun a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
    low status; lowness.

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

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  • noun a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body
    • common male fetishes are breasts, legs, hair, shoes, and underwear
  • noun a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
    juju; voodoo; hoodoo; fetich.

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  • noun yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; bitterness; acerbity; thorniness.

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  • noun lacking and evidencing lack of experience of life
    jejuneness; juvenility.

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  • verb enter uninvited; informal
    gate-crash; crash.
    • let's crash the party!
  • verb break into a conversation
    put in; cut in; butt in; chisel in; break in; chime in.
    • her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation

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  • noun the sound of something crunching
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
  • noun a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch

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  • noun a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
    • he found his niche in the academic world
  • noun a small concavity
    recession; corner; recess.

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  • noun a positive feeling of liking
    heart; warmness; warmheartedness; tenderness; affection; affectionateness; fondness.
    • he had trouble expressing the affection he felt
    • the child won everyone's heart
    • the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home

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

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

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  • noun a line of people or vehicles waiting for something

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  • noun the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
    imminentness; forthcomingness; imminence; imminency; impendency.

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  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; rest; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun (often plural) a payment that is made to a performer or writer or director of a television show or commercial that is paid for every repeat showing
    • he could retire on his residuals

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  • noun a particular situation that is radically different from the preceding situation
    • HDTV looks the same but it's really a whole new ballgame

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  • noun the condition of being dissociated into ions (as by heat or radiation or chemical reaction or electrical discharge)
    • the ionization of a gas
  • noun the process of ionizing; the formation of ions by separating atoms or molecules or radicals or by adding or subtracting electrons from atoms by strong electric fields in a gas

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  • noun a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    culture; polish; cultivation; finish.
    • they performed with great polish
    • I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose
    • almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
  • noun the result of improving something
    • he described a refinement of this technique

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  • noun someone who walks about in their sleep
    noctambulist; somnambulist.

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  • noun the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
    imminentness; forthcomingness; impendence; imminence; imminency.

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

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

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  • adjective of or relating to an activity that is passive and monotonous
    • a dull vegetative lifestyle

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  • noun the trait of wasting resources
    thriftlessness; waste.
    • a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
    • the wastefulness of missed opportunities
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; waste.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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  • noun (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary

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

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  • noun an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects

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  • noun the quality of being sharp and clear
  • noun the state of being several and distinct
    discreteness; severalty; separateness.

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

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  • noun the state of being vulnerable or exposed
    • his vulnerability to litigation
    • his exposure to ridicule
  • noun susceptibility to injury or attack

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

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

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  • noun approval
    • give her recognition for trying
    • he was given credit for his work
    • give her credit for trying
  • noun money available for a client to borrow

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  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; lurk; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?
  • verb leave slowly and hesitantly

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  • noun a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
    confusion; disarray; confusedness; muddiness.
    • a confusion of impressions

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  • noun absentminded dreaming while awake
    revery; castle in Spain; air castle; daydream; daydreaming; reverie; oneirism.

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  • noun the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)
    • the abolition of capital punishment

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  • 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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  • noun a large indefinite number
    plurality; battalion; multitude; large number.
    • a battalion of ants
    • a multitude of TV antennas
    • a plurality of religions
  • noun a complete collection of similar things

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  • noun an idle worthless person
    no-account; goldbrick; good-for-naught; good-for-nothing; goof-off.

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  • noun a defect that is present at birth
    congenital disorder; birth defect; congenital anomaly; congenital defect.

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  • noun the state of being more than full
    surfeit; excess.
  • noun a quantity that is more than what is appropriate
    overmuchness; overmuch; superabundance.
    • four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy
    • we received an inundation of email

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  • noun a person of less than normal intelligence
  • adjective satellite below normal or average
    • after the floods the harvests were subnormal
    • subnormal intelligence

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  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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  • noun a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
  • noun a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
    oddment; remainder; end.

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  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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  • noun the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance
  • noun the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
    remittal; remission of sin; remission.

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  • noun someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
    cadger; scrounger; moocher.
  • verb ask for and get free; be a parasite
    sponge; cadge; bum; grub.

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

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  • adjective satellite closed or immobilized by a strike
    • a strikebound airline

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  • noun the state of being subject to danger or injury
  • noun the anxiety you experience when you feel vulnerable and insecure

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  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; decrease.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease; lessen.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper

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

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  • noun steadiness of mind under stress
    equanimity; calmness; composure.
    • he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
  • noun wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    calm air.

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  • noun travel via aircraft
    aviation; air.
    • air travel involves too much waiting in airports
    • if you've time to spare go by air

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

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  • verb lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind
  • verb establish vegetation on
    • They vegetated the hills behind their house

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  • verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    respire; take a breath; suspire.
    • I can breathe better when the air is clean
    • The patient is respiring
  • verb be alive
    • Every creature that breathes

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  • noun transport by boat or aircraft
  • verb transport from one place to another

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  • noun the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
    poverty; poorness.
  • noun the act of making someone poor
    pauperization; pauperisation.

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  • verb become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    unwind; unbend; decompress; slow down; loosen up.
    • He relaxed in the hot tub
    • Let's all relax after a hard day's work
  • verb make less taut
    • relax the tension on the rope

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  • noun the quality of being wordy and talkative
    garrulity; loquacity; garrulousness; talkativeness.

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  • adjective having little desire for success or achievement

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  • noun (medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal
    • curvature of the spine
  • noun the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve

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

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  • noun a person who escapes into a world of fantasy
    wishful thinker; dreamer.

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  • noun an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
    break; interruption; gap.
    • it was presented without commercial breaks
    • there was a gap in his account
  • noun a disorderly outburst or tumult
    to-do; disturbance; hurly burly; kerfuffle; commotion; hoo-ha; hoo-hah; flutter.
    • they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused

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  • noun an inadvertent interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound

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

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  • noun uneasiness about the fitness of an action
    scruple; misgiving.
  • noun a mild state of nausea
    squeamishness; queasiness.

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  • verb close at the end of a session
    recess; break up.
    • The court adjourned
  • verb break from a meeting or gathering
    retire; withdraw.
    • We adjourned for lunch
    • The men retired to the library

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

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  • 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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  • noun a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

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  • noun your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    fortune; destiny; fate; portion; lot; luck.
    • whatever my fortune may be
    • deserved a better fate
    • has a happy lot
    • the luck of the Irish
    • a victim of circumstances
    • success that was her portion
  • noun a person's financial situation (good or bad)
    • he found himself in straitened circumstances

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