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precise

  • adjective sharply exact or accurate or delimited
    • a precise mind
    • specified a precise amount
    • arrived at the precise moment
  • adjective satellite (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct
    accurate; exact.
    • a precise image
    • a precise measurement

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incisiveness

  • noun keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect
    trenchancy.

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scratch

  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    abrasion; excoriation; scrape.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    slit; prick; incision; dent.

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datum

  • noun an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
    data point.

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focus

  • noun the concentration of attention or energy on something
    direction; centering; focussing; focal point; focusing.
    • the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
    • he had no direction in his life
  • noun maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system
    • in focus
    • out of focus

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wakeful

  • adjective satellite carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger
    vigilant; open-eyed; argus-eyed.
    • a policy of open-eyed awareness
    • the vigilant eye of the town watch
    • there was a watchful dignity in the room
    • a watchful parent with a toddler in tow
  • adjective satellite (of sleep) easily disturbed
    light.
    • in a light doze
    • a light sleeper
    • a restless wakeful night

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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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surgical

  • adjective of or relating to or involving or used in surgery
    • surgical instruments
    • surgical intervention
  • adjective relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine
    operative.
    • a surgical appendix
    • a surgical procedure
    • operative dentistry

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huffy

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

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skin

  • noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    tegument; cutis.
    • your skin is the largest organ of your body
  • noun an outer surface (usually thin)
    • the skin of an airplane

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scheming

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    conniving; calculative; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community
  • verb form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    scheme; intrigue; connive.

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mill

  • noun a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
    factory; manufactory; manufacturing plant.
  • noun Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)
    James Mill.

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reasoning

  • noun thinking that is coherent and logical
    abstract thought; logical thinking.
  • verb decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
    reason; reason out; conclude.
    • We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

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discern

  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; make out; tell apart; recognise; distinguish; pick out.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph

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looking

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

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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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slice_up

  • verb cut into slices
    slice.
    • Slice the salami, please

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excoriate

  • verb express strong disapproval of
    decry; reprobate; objurgate; condemn.
    • We condemn the racism in South Africa
    • These ideas were reprobated
  • verb tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
    chafe.
    • This leash chafes the dog's neck

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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angulate

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

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excoriation

  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    abrasion; scrape; scratch.
  • noun severe censure

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serrate

  • verb make saw-toothed or jag the edge of
    • serrate the edges of the teeth
  • adjective satellite notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
    toothed; serrated; notched; saw-toothed.

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very

  • adjective satellite precisely as stated
    • the very center of town
  • adjective satellite being the exact same one; not any other:
    identical; selfsame.
    • this is the identical room we stayed in before
    • the themes of his stories are one and the same
    • saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers
    • on this very spot
    • the very thing he said yesterday
    • the very man I want to see

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wavy

  • adjective satellite (of hair) having waves
    • she had long wavy hair
  • adjective satellite uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
    rippled; crinkly; crinkled; wavelike.

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esthesis

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sense experience; sensation; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch

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cognisant

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognizant; aware.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit

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thumb_index

  • noun one of a series of rounded notches in the fore edge of a book to indicate sections

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exact

  • verb claim as due or just
    demand.
    • The bank demanded payment of the loan
  • verb take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
    claim; take.
    • the accident claimed three lives
    • The hard work took its toll on her

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tricksy

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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wily

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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wary

  • adjective marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
    • they were wary in their movements
    • a wary glance at the black clouds
    • taught to be wary of strangers
  • adjective satellite openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    untrusting; suspicious; leery; mistrustful.

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surgical_incision

  • noun the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
    section; incision.

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setaceous

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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apprehensible

  • adjective satellite capable of being apprehended or understood
    graspable; understandable; perceivable; intelligible.

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uncovering

  • noun the removal of covering
    stripping; husking; baring; denudation.
  • noun the act of discovering something
    find; discovery.

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sensor

  • noun any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
    sensing element; detector.

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button

  • noun a round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes
  • noun an electrical switch operated by pressing
    push; push button.
    • the elevator was operated by push buttons
    • the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk

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dig

  • noun the site of an archeological exploration
    excavation; archeological site.
    • they set up camp next to the dig
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    shaft; gibe; shot; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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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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argus-eyed

  • adjective satellite having very keen vision
    hawk-eyed; keen-sighted; quick-sighted; lynx-eyed; sharp-sighted; sharp-eyed.
    • quick-sighted as a cat
  • adjective satellite carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger
    vigilant; wakeful; open-eyed.
    • a policy of open-eyed awareness
    • the vigilant eye of the town watch
    • there was a watchful dignity in the room
    • a watchful parent with a toddler in tow

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quick

  • noun any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
  • adjective satellite accomplished rapidly and without delay
    speedy.
    • was quick to make friends
    • his quick reaction prevented an accident
    • hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem
    • a speedy recovery
    • he has a right to a speedy trial

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foramen

  • noun a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure
    hiatus.

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cuspidate

  • adjective satellite having cusps or points
    cuspidated; cuspidal; cuspated; cuspate; cusped.

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washout

  • noun the channel or break produced by erosion of relatively soft soil by water
    • it was several days after the storm before they could repair the washout and open the road
  • noun the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
    wash.
    • from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water

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proof

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

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ornamental

  • noun any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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wit

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; humor; humour.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; brain.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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scarify

  • verb puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals
    • The men in some African tribes scarify their faces
  • verb scratch the surface of
    • scarify seeds

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pyramidic

  • adjective satellite resembling a pyramid
    pyramidical; pyramidal.

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concise

  • adjective expressing much in few words
    • a concise explanation

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attic

  • noun floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
    loft; garret.
  • noun the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
    Ionic dialect; Ionic; Classical Greek.

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discover

  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; detect; find.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint
  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; get a line; see; hear; learn; find out; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted

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pincer

  • noun a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for grasping
    pair of tweezers; tweezer; pair of pincers.
  • noun a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
    nipper; claw; chela.

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skillful

  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; expert; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching
  • adjective satellite done with delicacy and skill
    nice.
    • a nice bit of craft
    • a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer
    • a nice shot

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design

  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
    designing.
    • he contributed to the design of a new instrument
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    plan.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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fluting

  • noun a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)
    flute.
  • verb form flutes in
    flute.

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acanthoid

  • adjective satellite shaped like a spine or thorn
    acanthous; spinous.

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groover

  • noun a device that makes grooves by cutting or punching

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spindle

  • noun (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle
    • chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis
  • noun a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc.

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depression

  • noun a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
  • noun a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
    slump; economic crisis.

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tactile

  • adjective of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch
    tactual; haptic.
    • haptic data
    • a tactile reflex
  • adjective satellite producing a sensation of touch
    tactual.
    • tactile qualities
    • the tactual luxury of stroking silky human hair

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index

  • noun a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
  • noun a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
    index number; indicator; indicant.

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clean-cut

  • adjective satellite neat and smart in appearance
    trim; trig.
    • a clean-cut and well-bred young man
    • the trig corporal in his jaunty cap
    • a trim beard
  • adjective satellite clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible
    clear-cut; clear.
    • as clear as a whistle
    • clear footprints in the snow
    • the letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather
    • a spire clean-cut against the sky
    • a clear-cut pattern

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diffusing

  • adjective satellite spreading by diffusion
    diffusive; dispersive; disseminative.
  • verb move outward
    fan out; spread; diffuse; spread out.
    • The soldiers fanned out

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wavelike

  • adjective satellite uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
    rippled; wavy; crinkly; crinkled.

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touch_sensation

  • noun the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
    touch; feeling; tactual sensation; tactile sensation.
    • she likes the touch of silk on her skin
    • the surface had a greasy feeling

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somatesthesia

  • noun the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations
    somesthesia; somatic sensation; somaesthesia.
    • he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes
  • noun the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
    somatic sensory system; somesthesis; somaesthesis; somataesthesis; somatic sense; somesthesia; somatosensory system; somaesthesia.

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perforate

  • verb make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation
    punch.
    • perforate the sheets of paper
  • verb pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
    penetrate.
    • The bullet penetrated her chest

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alertness

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    vigilance; watchfulness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun a state of readiness to respond
    alerting.
    • alerting was indicated by the desynchronization of the EEG

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thin

  • verb lose thickness; become thin or thinner
  • verb make thin or thinner
    • Thin the solution

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perspicaciousness

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; astuteness; perspicacity.

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efficacious

  • adjective marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect
    • written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers"-Aldous Huxley
    • the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough
  • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    effectual; effective.
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law

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perceptual_constancy

  • noun (psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation
    constancy.

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feisty

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

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understanding

  • noun the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    apprehension; savvy; discernment.
    • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect
  • noun the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
    agreement.
    • they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business
    • there was an understanding between management and the workers

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nimble

  • adjective satellite moving quickly and lightly
    quick; agile; spry.
    • sleek and agile as a gymnast
    • as nimble as a deer
    • nimble fingers
    • quick of foot
    • the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it
  • adjective satellite mentally quick
    agile.
    • an agile mind
    • nimble wits

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permeating

  • adjective satellite spreading or spread throughout
    pervasive; permeative; permeant.
    • armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations
    • the pervasive odor of garlic
    • an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion
  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; interpenetrate; pervade; penetrate; diffuse; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

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other

  • adjective not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied
    • today isn't any other day"- the White Queen
    • the construction of highways and other public works
    • he asked for other employment
    • any other person would tell the truth
    • his other books are still in storage
    • then we looked at the other house
    • hearing was good in his other ear
    • the other sex
    • she lived on the other side of the street from me
    • went in the other direction
  • adjective satellite recently past
    • the other evening

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observing

  • adjective satellite quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
    observant.
  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; detect; find; discover.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint

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subgross

  • adjective satellite too small to be visible to the naked eye

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smell_out

  • verb recognize or detect by or as if by smelling
    nose out; scent out; sniff out.
    • He can smell out trouble
  • verb become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
    smell; sense.
    • I sense his hostility
    • i smell trouble
    • smell out corruption

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publisher

  • noun a firm in the publishing business
    publishing house; publishing company; publishing firm.
  • noun a person engaged in publishing periodicals or books or music

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distinctness

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

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noticeable

  • adjective capable or worthy of being perceived
    • noticeable shadows under her eyes
    • noticeable for its vivid historical background
    • a noticeable lack of friendliness
  • adjective satellite capable of being detected
    detectable.
    • after a noticeable pause the lecturer continued

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brilliant

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

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piercing

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; penetrative; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • verb cut or make a way through
    pierce.
    • the knife cut through the flesh
    • The path pierced the jungle
    • Light pierced through the forest

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experience

  • noun the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
    • a man of experience
    • experience is the best teacher
  • noun the content of direct observation or participation in an event
    • he had a religious experience
    • he recalled the experience vividly

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somatic

  • adjective satellite affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
    corporal; corporeal; bodily.
    • bodily needs
    • a corporal defect
    • corporeal suffering
    • a somatic symptom or somatic illness

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trenchancy

  • noun keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect
    incisiveness.

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bradawl

  • noun an awl for making small holes for brads or small screws
    pricker.

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pick

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; choice.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    picking.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years

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astuteness

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; perspicaciousness; perspicacity.
  • noun the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
    depth; profundity; profoundness; deepness.

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astute

  • adjective satellite marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    sharp; shrewd.
    • a smart businessman
    • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
    • he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow

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punctilious

  • adjective satellite marked by precise accordance with details
    meticulous.
    • meticulous research
    • punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette

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bristle-pointed

  • adjective satellite pointed like bristles

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motile

  • noun one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
  • adjective satellite (of spores or microorganisms) capable of movement

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flash

  • noun a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun a momentary brightness

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slicer

  • noun a golfer whose shots typically curve right (for right-handed golfers)
  • noun a machine for cutting; usually with a revolving blade

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keenness

  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    sharpness; acuteness; acuity.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind
  • noun a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
    avidity; avidness; eagerness.

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get_onto

  • verb understand, usually after some initial difficulty
    get it; catch on; latch on; tumble; get wise; twig; cotton on.
    • She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on

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dagger-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a dagger

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apt

  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
    given; tending; disposed; minded.
    • he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant
    • I am not minded to answer any questions
  • adjective satellite at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
    liable.
    • he is apt to lose
    • she is liable to forget

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visible

  • adjective capable of being seen; or open to easy view
    seeable.
    • a visible object
    • visible stars
    • mountains visible in the distance
    • a visible change of expression
    • visible files
  • adjective satellite obvious to the eye
    • a visible change of expression

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unsmooth

  • adjective having or caused by an irregular surface
    rough.
    • trees with rough bark
    • rough ground
    • rough skin
    • rough blankets
    • his unsmooth face

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conniving

  • adjective satellite acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
    collusive.
  • verb encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
    connive.

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armed

  • adjective (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
    • armed robbery
  • verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    build up; gird; fortify; arm.
    • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
    • troops are building up on the Iraqi border

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droopy

  • adjective satellite hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)
    drooping; sagging.

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executable

  • adjective satellite capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
    viable; workable; practicable; feasible.

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discriminative

  • adjective satellite capable of making fine distinctions
    discriminatory.
  • adjective satellite expressing careful judgment
    judicial.
    • discriminative censure
    • a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"-Tyler Dennett

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sound_perception

  • noun the perception of sound as a meaningful phenomenon
    auditory perception.

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distinct

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
    distinguishable.
    • plants of several distinct types
    • the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses
    • gold is distinct from iron
    • a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech
    • management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees
  • adjective easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
    • a distinct flavor
    • a distinct odor of turpentine
    • a distinct outline
    • the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette
    • distinct fingerprints

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faint

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

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two

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    II; deuce; 2.
  • noun one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
    deuce.

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anatomical

  • noun an expression that relates to anatomy
    anatomical reference.
  • adjective of or relating to the structure of the body
    anatomic.
    • anatomical features

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barbellate

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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asteroid

  • noun any of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter)
  • adjective satellite shaped like a star
    star-shaped.

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sighted

  • adjective able to see
  • verb catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
    spy; sight.
    • he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge

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wise_to

  • adjective satellite evidencing the possession of inside information
    knowing; wise.

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ncsim

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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clever

  • adjective satellite showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
    cagy; canny; cagey.
    • a cagey lawyer
    • too clever to be sound
  • adjective satellite mentally quick and resourceful
    apt.
    • an apt pupil
    • you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker

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rub_off

  • verb wear away
    corrade; abrase; abrade; rub down.

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beholder

  • noun a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
    percipient; perceiver; observer.

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perineotomy

  • noun surgical incision into the perineum

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briery

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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interpenetrate

  • verb penetrate mutually or be interlocked
    permeate.
    • The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot
  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; pervade; penetrate; diffuse; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

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aware

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognisant; cognizant.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit
  • adjective bearing in mind; attentive to
    mindful.
    • ever mindful of her health
    • mindful of his responsibilities
    • mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action

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visual

  • adjective relating to or using sight
    ocular; optical; optic.
    • ocular inspection
    • an optical illusion
    • visual powers
    • visual navigation
  • adjective satellite visible; give me the ocular proof"- Shakespeare
    ocular.
    • be sure of it
    • a visual presentation
    • a visual image

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lidless

  • adjective not having or covered with a lid or lids
    • a lidless container
  • adjective satellite having no lid
    • a lidless container

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stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

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scratcher

  • noun a workman who uses a tool for scratching
  • noun a person who scratches to relieve an itch

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suite

  • noun a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected
  • noun apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel)
    rooms.

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cryptogamous

  • adjective of or relating to a cryptogam
    cryptogamic.

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panoptic

  • adjective satellite including everything visible in one view
    panoptical.
    • a panoptic aerial photograph of the missile base
    • a panoptic stain used in microscopy
  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    wide; across-the-board; broad; blanket; all-encompassing; encompassing; all-inclusive; all-embracing; extensive.
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
    • granted him wide powers

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cunning

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness.
  • noun crafty artfulness (especially in deception)

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fly

  • noun two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • noun flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
    rainfly; tent flap; fly sheet; tent-fly.

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flora

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    botany; vegetation.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    plant; plant life.

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metal-cutting

  • adjective satellite hard and sharp enough to cut metal
    • metal-cutting tools

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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chisel

  • noun an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
  • verb engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
    cheat.
    • Who's chiseling on the side?

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laparotomy

  • noun surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs

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laparoscopy

  • noun laparotomy performed with a laparoscope that makes a small incision to examine the abdominal cavity (especially the ovaries and Fallopian tubes)

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abrasive

  • noun a substance that abrades or wears down
    abradant; abrasive material.
  • adjective satellite causing abrasion
    scratchy.

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on_the_button

  • adjective satellite being precise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion
    on the nose.
    • his guess was on the nose
    • the prediction for snow was right on the button
  • adverb just as it should be
    on the nose; on the dot; exactly; precisely.
    • `Precisely, my lord,' he said

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sharp

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

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drill

  • noun a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
  • noun similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
    Mandrillus leucophaeus.

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somesthesia

  • noun the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations
    somatesthesia; somatic sensation; somaesthesia.
    • he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes
  • noun the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
    somatic sensory system; somesthesis; somaesthesis; somataesthesis; somatesthesia; somatic sense; somatosensory system; somaesthesia.

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scratch_up

  • verb cut the surface of; wear away the surface of
    scratch; scrape.

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aspirant

  • noun an ambitious and aspiring young person
    hopeful; wannabee; wannabe; aspirer.
    • a lofty aspirant
    • two executive hopefuls joined the firm
    • the audience was full of Madonna wannabes
  • adjective satellite desiring or striving for recognition or advancement
    wishful; aspiring.

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hirudinean

  • noun carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
    bloodsucker; leech.

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decorative

  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    ornamental; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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perceivable

  • adjective satellite capable of being perceived especially by sight or hearing
    • perceivable through the mist
  • adjective satellite capable of being apprehended or understood
    graspable; understandable; intelligible; apprehensible.

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get_wise

  • verb understand, usually after some initial difficulty
    get it; catch on; latch on; tumble; get onto; twig; cotton on.
    • She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on

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figure

  • noun a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    fig.
    • the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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spying

  • noun keeping a secret or furtive watch
  • noun the act of keeping a secret watch for intelligence purposes
    undercover work.

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pelvic

  • adjective of or relating to the pelvis
    • pelvic exam
    • pelvic inflammation

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chip

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

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nock

  • verb make small marks into the surface of
    score; mark.
    • score the clay before firing it

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tactile_sensation

  • noun the sensation produced by pressure receptors in the skin
    touch; feeling; tactual sensation; touch sensation.
    • she likes the touch of silk on her skin
    • the surface had a greasy feeling

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slit

  • noun a long narrow opening
  • noun obscene terms for female genitals
    puss; pussy; snatch; twat; cunt.

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sense

  • noun a general conscious awareness
    • a sense of security
    • a sense of happiness
    • a sense of danger
    • a sense of self
  • noun the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    signified.
    • the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    • in the best sense charity is really a duty
    • the signifier is linked to the signified

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pelvis

  • noun the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
    hip; pelvic girdle; pelvic arch.
  • noun a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter
    renal pelvis.

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scar

  • noun a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue
    cicatrix; cicatrice.
  • noun an indication of damage
    scratch; scrape; mark.

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intelligible

  • adjective satellite capable of being apprehended or understood
    graspable; understandable; perceivable; apprehensible.
  • adjective well articulated or enunciated, and loud enough to be heard distinctly
    • intelligible pronunciation

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valvulotomy

  • noun incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
    valvotomy.

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cut_off

  • verb make a break in
    interrupt; disrupt; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages
  • verb cease, stop
    cut.
    • cut the noise
    • We had to cut short the conversation

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quick-witted

  • adjective satellite mentally nimble and resourceful
    • quick-witted debater
    • saved an embarrassing situation with quick-witted tact

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united

  • adjective characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity
    • presented a united front
  • verb act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
    unify; unite.

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six

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
    sixer; sestet; Captain Hicks; hexad; sise; VI; sextet; half a dozen; 6; sextuplet.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips
    six-spot.

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calculative

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community

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roughness

  • noun a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven
    raggedness.
  • noun the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
    harshness.

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adjacent

  • adjective satellite nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space
    side by side; next.
    • had adjacent rooms
    • in the next room
    • the person sitting next to me
    • our rooms were side by side
  • adjective satellite having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"
    neighboring; conterminous; contiguous.
    • Rhode Island has two bordering states
    • the side of Germany conterminous with France
    • Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho
    • neighboring cities

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cuspidated

  • adjective satellite having cusps or points
    cuspidal; cuspated; cuspate; cuspidate; cusped.

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thin-skinned

  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    touchy; huffy; feisty.

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intelligent

  • adjective having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
    • is there intelligent life in the universe?
    • an intelligent question
  • adjective satellite possessing sound knowledge
    well-informed.
    • well-informed readers

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spiritise

  • verb imbue with a spirit
    spiritize.

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cadence

  • noun (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
    beat; metre; meter; measure.
  • noun the close of a musical section

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gash

  • noun a wound made by cutting
    cut; slice; slash.
    • he put a bandage over the cut
  • noun a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
    cut.

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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nipper

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
    claw; chela; pincer.

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grooving

  • noun the cutting of spiral grooves on the inside of the barrel of a firearm
    rifling.
  • verb make a groove in, or provide with a groove
    groove.
    • groove a vinyl record

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spot

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    topographic point; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

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perceive

  • verb to become aware of through the senses
    comprehend.
    • I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon
  • verb become conscious of
    • She finally perceived the futility of her protest

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cut_down

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    slash.

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nibbed

  • adjective satellite (used of pens) having a writing point or nib especially of a certain kind
    • a broad-nibbed pen

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plane

  • noun an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    airplane; aeroplane.
    • the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane
  • noun (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
    sheet.
    • we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane
    • any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane

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incurvate

  • verb bend inwards
    • The body incurvates a little at the back
  • verb cause to curve inward
    • gravity incurvates the rays

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floral

  • adjective satellite resembling or made of or suggestive of flowers
    flowered.
    • an unusual floral design
  • adjective relating to or associated with flowers
    • floral organs

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acanthous

  • adjective satellite shaped like a spine or thorn
    acanthoid; spinous.

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arch

  • noun a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  • noun a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)

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fray

  • noun a noisy fight
    affray; disturbance; ruffle.
  • verb wear away by rubbing
    frazzle.
    • The friction frayed the sleeve

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espial

  • noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
    detection; spying; catching; spotting.

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unsubtle

  • adjective satellite lacking subtlety; obvious
    broad.
    • gave us a broad hint that it was time to leave

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natural

  • noun someone regarded as certain to succeed
    • he's a natural for the job
  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    cancel.

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effective

  • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    effectual; efficacious.
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law
  • adjective satellite able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
    efficient.
    • people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw
    • effective personnel
    • an efficient secretary
    • the efficient cause of the revolution

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permeant

  • adjective satellite spreading or spread throughout
    pervasive; permeative; permeating.
    • armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations
    • the pervasive odor of garlic
    • an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion

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pyramidical

  • adjective satellite resembling a pyramid
    pyramidal; pyramidic.

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light

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

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meticulous

  • adjective satellite marked by precise accordance with details
    punctilious.
    • meticulous research
    • punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette
  • adjective satellite marked by extreme care in treatment of details
    • a meticulous craftsman
    • almost worryingly meticulous in his business formalities

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mandibular_notch

  • noun small indentation in the middle of the lower jawbone

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element

  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; factor; component.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech
  • noun an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    constituent; component.
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system

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thorny

  • adjective satellite bristling with perplexities
    • the thorny question of states' rights
  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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acuteness

  • noun a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed
    • dogs have a remarkable acuteness of smell
  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    keenness; sharpness; acuity.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind

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prima_facie

  • adjective satellite as it seems at first sight
    • a prima facie case of murder
  • adverb at first sight

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crafty

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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file-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a file

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stensen

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rutted

  • adjective satellite full of ruts
    rutty.
    • rutty farm roads
  • verb be in a state of sexual excitement; of male mammals
    rut.

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seeing

  • noun perception by means of the eyes
    visual perception; beholding.
  • noun normal use of the faculty of vision
    eyesight; sightedness.

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pointed

  • adjective having a point
  • verb indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    show; indicate; designate; point.
    • I showed the customer the glove section
    • He pointed to the empty parking space
    • he indicated his opponents

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insight

  • noun clear or deep perception of a situation
    penetration.
  • noun a feeling of understanding
    perceptiveness; perceptivity.

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thoracotomy

  • noun surgical incision into the chest walls opening up the pleural cavity

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perceptive

  • adjective of or relating to perception
    • perceptive faculties
  • adjective having the ability to perceive or understand; keen in discernment
    • a perceptive eye
    • a perceptive observation

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knowingness

  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; consciousness; awareness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive
  • noun shrewdness demonstrated by knowledge

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lucidity

  • noun free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
    limpidity; pellucidity; clarity; lucidness; clearness.
  • noun a lucid state of mind; not confused

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responsive

  • adjective containing or using responses; alternating
    antiphonal.
    • responsive reading
    • antiphonal laughter
  • adjective readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion
    • children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience

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smart

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

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visceral

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

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digest

  • noun a periodical that summarizes the news
  • noun something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
    compilation.

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steel

  • noun an alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon; widely used in construction; mechanical properties can be varied over a wide range
  • noun a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    brand; blade; sword.

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thumb

  • noun the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb
    pollex.
  • noun the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb

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auditory

  • adjective of or relating to the process of hearing
    auditive; audile.
    • auditory processing
    • an audile person

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dodgy

  • adjective satellite of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
    chanceful; chancy; dicey.
    • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker
  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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comprehend

  • verb get the meaning of something
    grok; apprehend; dig; grasp; compass; savvy; get the picture.
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
  • verb to become aware of through the senses
    perceive.
    • I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon

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microscopic

  • adjective of or relating to or used in microscopy
    microscopical.
    • microscopic analysis
    • microscopical examination
  • adjective satellite visible under a microscope; using a microscope
    microscopical.

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foxiness

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; craftiness; wiliness; cunning.

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workable

  • adjective satellite capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
    viable; executable; practicable; feasible.

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star-shaped

  • adjective satellite shaped like a star
    asteroid.

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cagy

  • adjective satellite showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
    canny; clever; cagey.
    • a cagey lawyer
    • too clever to be sound
  • adjective satellite characterized by great caution and wariness
    chary; cagey.
    • a cagey avoidance of a definite answer
    • chary of the risks involved
    • a chary investor

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undercut

  • noun the material removed by a cut made underneath
  • noun the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column
    tenderloin.

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three-cornered

  • adjective satellite having three corners
    • a three-cornered hat
  • adjective satellite involving a group or set of three
    • a three-cornered race

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trenchant

  • adjective satellite having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect
    searching.
    • searching insights
    • trenchant criticism
  • adjective satellite characterized by or full of force and vigor
    hard-hitting.
    • a hard-hitting expose
    • a trenchant argument

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sharpness

  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    keenness; acuteness; acuity.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind
  • noun the attribute of urgency in tone of voice
    edge.
    • his voice had an edge to it

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outlined

  • adjective satellite showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary
    defined.
    • hills defined against the evening sky
    • the setting sun showed the outlined figure of a man standing on the hill
  • verb describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
    sketch; outline; adumbrate.
    • sketch the outline of the book
    • outline his ideas

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scratch_out

  • verb strike or cancel by or as if by rubbing or crossing out
    cut out.
    • scratch out my name on that list

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sarcastic

  • adjective expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds

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abrasion

  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    excoriation; scrape; scratch.
  • noun erosion by friction
    detrition; corrasion; attrition.

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cutting

  • noun the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
    film editing.
  • noun a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    slip.

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penetration

  • noun an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
    incursion.
  • noun clear or deep perception of a situation
    insight.

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penetrate

  • verb pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
    perforate.
    • The bullet penetrated her chest
  • verb come to understand
    fathom; bottom.

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front

  • noun the side that is forward or prominent
    forepart; front end.
  • noun the line along which opposing armies face each other
    front line; battlefront.

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prima

  • adjective satellite indicating the most important performer or role
    stellar; leading; star; starring.
    • the leading man
    • prima ballerina
    • prima donna
    • a star figure skater
    • the starring role
    • a stellar role
    • a stellar performance
  • noun used primarily as eating apples

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one

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

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brightness

  • noun the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    cleverness; smartness.

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whacking

  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    trouncing; drubbing; thrashing; licking; lacing; beating.
  • verb hit hard
    wham; whop; whack; wallop.
    • The teacher whacked the boy

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sleepless

  • adjective satellite experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness
    watchful; insomniac.
    • insomniac old people
    • insomniac nights
    • lay sleepless all night
    • twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights"- Shakespeare
  • adjective satellite always watchful
    lidless.
    • to an eye like mine, a lidless watcher of the public weal"- Alfred Tennyson

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cotton_on

  • verb understand, usually after some initial difficulty
    get it; catch on; latch on; tumble; get wise; get onto; twig.
    • She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on

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drill-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a drill

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venesection

  • noun surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
    phlebotomy.

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trap

  • noun a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
  • noun drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas

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five-pointed

  • adjective satellite having five points

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unintelligent

  • adjective lacking intelligence
    stupid.
    • a dull job with lazy and unintelligent co-workers

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bicuspid

  • noun a tooth having two cusps or points; located between the incisors and the molars
    premolar.
  • adjective satellite having two cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
    bicuspidate.
    • bicuspid teeth
    • bicuspid leaves

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monosemous

  • adjective satellite having only one meaning

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bone

  • noun rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    os.
  • noun the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
    osseous tissue.

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forthright

  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; straight-from-the-shoulder; outspoken; point-blank; candid; plainspoken; blunt; free-spoken.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation
  • adverb directly and without evasion; not roundabout
    squarely; forthrightly.
    • to face a problem squarely
    • the responsibility lies squarely with them
    • spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point

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orchotomy

  • noun surgical incision into the testis to obtain material for analysis (as in cases of abnormally low sperm count)

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incise

  • verb make an incision into by carving or cutting

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observance

  • noun the act of observing; taking a patient look
    observation; watching.
  • noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
    ceremony; ceremonial occasion; ceremonial.
    • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor

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mental

  • adjective involving the mind or an intellectual process
    • mental images of happy times
    • mental calculations
    • in a terrible mental state
    • mental suffering
    • free from mental defects
  • adjective of or relating to the mind
    • mental powers
    • mental development
    • mental hygiene

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grok

  • verb get the meaning of something
    apprehend; dig; comprehend; grasp; compass; savvy; get the picture.
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

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bicuspidate

  • adjective satellite having two cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
    bicuspid.
    • bicuspid teeth
    • bicuspid leaves

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hard

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    difficult.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective dispassionate;
    • took a hard look
    • a hard bargainer

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plant_life

  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    plant; flora.

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breakthrough

  • noun a productive insight
    find; discovery.
  • noun making an important discovery

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nephrotomy

  • noun incision into a kidney (usually to remove a kidney stone)

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catching

  • noun (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
  • noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
    detection; espial; spying; spotting.

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setose

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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recognizable

  • adjective satellite easily perceived; easy to become aware of
    • this situation produces recognizable stress symptoms
  • adjective satellite capable of being recognized
    placeable; recognisable.

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scribe

  • noun informal terms for journalists
    penman; scribbler.
  • noun French playwright (1791-1861)
    Augustin Eugene Scribe.

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cicatrise

  • verb form a scar, after an injury
    cicatrize.
    • the skin will cicatrize and it will heal soon

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whip

  • noun an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • noun a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    party whip.

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out

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

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cerebral

  • adjective involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct
    intellectual.
    • a cerebral approach to the problem
    • cerebral drama
  • adjective of or relating to the cerebrum or brain
    • cerebral hemisphere
    • cerebral activity

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nonrational

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

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fathom

  • noun a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
    fthm.
  • noun (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
    fthm.

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fang-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a fang

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diffusive

  • adjective satellite spreading by diffusion
    dispersive; diffusing; disseminative.

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penetrative

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • adjective satellite tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing
    penetrating.
    • a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface
    • a cold penetrating wind
    • a penetrating odor

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pock

  • noun a pustule in an eruptive disease
  • verb mark with a scar
    scar; pit; mark.
    • The skin disease scarred his face permanently

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rational

  • noun an integer or a fraction
    rational number.
  • adjective consistent with or based on or using reason
    • rational behavior
    • a process of rational inference
    • rational thought

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print

  • noun the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication
    • I want to see it in print
  • noun a picture or design printed from an engraving

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perceiver

  • noun a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
    percipient; observer; beholder.

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sharp-eyed

  • adjective satellite having very keen vision
    hawk-eyed; keen-sighted; argus-eyed; quick-sighted; lynx-eyed; sharp-sighted.
    • quick-sighted as a cat
  • adjective satellite keenly perceptive or alert
    quick-sighted; sharp-sighted.
    • quick-sighted into the faults of the time"- Leonard Bacon

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get_the_picture

  • verb get the meaning of something
    grok; apprehend; dig; comprehend; grasp; compass; savvy.
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

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viable

  • adjective satellite capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
    executable; workable; practicable; feasible.
  • adjective satellite capable of life or normal growth and development
    • viable seeds
    • a viable fetus

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tingling

  • noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    prickling; tingle.
  • verb cause a stinging or tingling sensation
    tingle; prickle.

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luculent

  • adjective satellite (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    crystal clear; lucid; limpid; perspicuous; pellucid.
    • writes in a limpid style
    • lucid directions
    • a luculent oration"- Robert Burton
    • pellucid prose
    • a crystal clear explanation
    • a perspicuous argument

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perception

  • noun the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
    percept; perceptual experience.
  • noun a way of conceiving something
    • Luther had a new perception of the Bible

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solvent

  • noun a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
    dissolver; dissolving agent; resolvent; dissolvent.
    • the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; resolution; solution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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tasteless

  • adjective lacking flavor
  • adjective lacking aesthetic or social taste

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perceptibility

  • noun the property of being perceptible by the mind or the senses

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fathomable

  • adjective (of depth) capable of being sounded or measured for depth
    soundable; plumbable.
  • adjective satellite (of meaning) capable of being penetrated or comprehended

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graze

  • noun a superficial abrasion
  • noun the act of grazing
    grazing.

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sclerotomy

  • noun surgical incision of the sclerotic coat of the eye

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mammal

  • noun any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
    mammalian.

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detecting

  • noun a police investigation to determine the perpetrator
    detection; sleuthing; detective work.
    • detection is hard on the feet
  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; detect; find; discover.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint

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bleed

  • verb lose blood from one's body
    shed blood; hemorrhage.
  • verb draw blood
    phlebotomise; phlebotomize; leech.
    • In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment

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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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incisory

Having the quality of cutting; incisor; incisive.

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definition

  • noun a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
  • noun clarity of outline
    • exercise had given his muscles superior definition

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rope_burn

  • noun abrasion (usually on the hands) caused by friction from a rope

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indent

  • noun an order for goods to be exported or imported
  • noun the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
    indention; indenture; indentation.

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perceptible

  • adjective capable of being perceived by the mind or senses
    • a perceptible limp
    • easily perceptible sounds
    • perceptible changes in behavior
  • adjective satellite easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind
    • a perceptible sense of expectation in the court

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dispersal

  • noun the act of dispersing or diffusing something
    dispersion; diffusion; dissemination.
    • the dispersion of the troops
    • the diffusion of knowledge

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feasible

  • adjective satellite capable of being done with means at hand and circumstances as they are
    viable; executable; workable; practicable.

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keen

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

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diffuser

  • noun baffle that distributes sound waves evenly
    diffusor.
  • noun optical device that distributes the light of a lamp evenly
    diffusor.

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somaesthesia

  • noun the perception of tactual or proprioceptive or gut sensations
    somesthesia; somatesthesia; somatic sensation.
    • he relied on somesthesia to warn him of pressure changes
  • noun the faculty of bodily perception; sensory systems associated with the body; includes skin senses and proprioception and the internal organs
    somatic sensory system; somesthesis; somaesthesis; somataesthesis; somatesthesia; somatic sense; somesthesia; somatosensory system.

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valvotomy

  • noun incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
    valvulotomy.

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biting

  • adjective satellite capable of wounding
    barbed; pungent; nipping; mordacious.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire
  • verb to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
    bite; seize with teeth.
    • Gunny invariably tried to bite her

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ding

  • noun a ringing sound
  • noun an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
    nick; gouge; dent.

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permeative

  • adjective satellite spreading or spread throughout
    pervasive; permeating; permeant.
    • armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations
    • the pervasive odor of garlic
    • an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion

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latch_on

  • verb take hold of or attach to
    • The biochip latches onto the genes
  • verb adopt
    fasten on; hook on; take up; seize on.
    • take up new ideas

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serration

  • noun the condition of being serrated
    • the serrations of a city skyline
  • noun a row of notches
    • the pliers had serrations to improve the grip

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striking

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

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fancy

  • noun something many people believe that is false
    phantasy; fantasy; illusion.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
  • noun a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

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hearing

  • noun (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
  • noun an opportunity to state your case and be heard
    audience.
    • they condemned him without a hearing
    • he saw that he had lost his audience

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fancy

  • noun something many people believe that is false
    phantasy; fantasy; illusion.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
  • noun a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

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phlebotomise

  • verb draw blood
    phlebotomize; bleed; leech.
    • In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment

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sensing_element

  • noun any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
    detector; sensor.

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quick-sighted

  • adjective satellite having very keen vision
    hawk-eyed; keen-sighted; argus-eyed; lynx-eyed; sharp-sighted; sharp-eyed.
    • quick-sighted as a cat
  • adjective satellite keenly perceptive or alert
    sharp-eyed; sharp-sighted.
    • quick-sighted into the faults of the time"- Leonard Bacon

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clarity

  • noun free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
    limpidity; pellucidity; lucidity; lucidness; clearness.
  • noun the quality of clear water
    uncloudedness; clearness.
    • when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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angular

  • adjective measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle
    • angular momentum
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angulate.

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endemic

  • noun a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location
    endemic disease.
  • noun a plant that is native to a certain limited area
    • it is an endemic found only this island

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milling

  • noun corrugated edge of a coin
  • verb move about in a confused manner
    mill; mill around; mill about.

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dispersive

  • adjective satellite spreading by diffusion
    diffusive; diffusing; disseminative.

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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clapperclaw

  • verb claw with the nails
  • verb use foul or abusive language towards
    shout; blackguard; abuse.
    • The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket
    • The angry mother shouted at the teacher

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cut_up

  • verb cut to pieces
    carve.
    • Father carved the ham
  • verb destroy or injure severely
    mutilate; mangle.
    • The madman mutilates art work

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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detectable

  • adjective satellite capable of being detected
    noticeable.
    • after a noticeable pause the lecturer continued
  • adjective satellite easily seen or detected
    perceptible.
    • a detectable note of sarcasm
    • he continued after a perceptible pause

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prescient

  • adjective satellite perceiving the significance of events before they occur
    • extraordinarily prescient memoranda on the probable course of postwar relations"-R.H.Rovere

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get_it

  • verb understand, usually after some initial difficulty
    catch on; latch on; tumble; get wise; get onto; twig; cotton on.
    • She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on
  • verb receive punishment
    • You are going to get it!

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rippled

  • adjective satellite uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
    wavy; crinkly; crinkled; wavelike.
  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; undulate; ruffle; cockle.

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insightful

  • adjective satellite exhibiting insight or clear and deep perception
    • an insightful parent
    • the chapter is insightful and suggestive of new perspectives"-R.C.Angell

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pervasive

  • adjective satellite spreading or spread throughout
    permeative; permeating; permeant.
    • armed with permeative irony...he punctures affectations
    • the pervasive odor of garlic
    • an error is pervasive if it is material to more than one conclusion

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brainy

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

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finespun

  • adjective satellite developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety
    delicate.
    • the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense
  • adjective satellite developed in excessively fine detail
    hairsplitting.
    • finespun distinctions

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tool

  • noun an implement used in the practice of a vocation
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    instrument.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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needle

  • noun the leaf of a conifer
    acerate leaf.
  • noun a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument

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sensation

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sense experience; esthesis; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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approachable

  • adjective satellite capable of being read with comprehension
    accessible.
    • readily accessible to the nonprofessional reader
    • the tales seem more approachable than his more difficult novels
  • adjective easy to meet or converse or do business with
    • a friendly approachable person

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appreciation

  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; hold.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices
  • noun delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    taste; perceptiveness; discernment.
    • arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
    • to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

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audile

  • noun one whose mental imagery is auditory rather than visual or motor
  • adjective of or relating to the process of hearing
    auditive; auditory.
    • auditory processing
    • an audile person

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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recess

  • noun a state of abeyance or suspended business
    deferral.
  • noun a small concavity
    recession; corner; niche.

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steel_trap

  • noun an acute intelligence (an analogy based on the well-known sharpness of steel traps)
    • he's as sharp as a steel trap
    • a mind like a steel trap
  • noun a trap made of steel with a strong spring and sharp toothlike projections to hold the prey

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pelvic_girdle

  • noun the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
    hip; pelvis; pelvic arch.

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open-eyed

  • adjective satellite carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger
    vigilant; wakeful; argus-eyed.
    • a policy of open-eyed awareness
    • the vigilant eye of the town watch
    • there was a watchful dignity in the room
    • a watchful parent with a toddler in tow

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reflection

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflexion; rumination; musing; thoughtfulness.
  • noun the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
    reflexion.

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diffusion

  • noun (physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration
  • noun the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another

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wide

  • adjective having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
    broad.
    • wide roads
    • a wide necktie
    • wide margins
    • three feet wide
    • a river two miles broad
    • broad shoulders
    • a broad river
  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    across-the-board; broad; blanket; all-encompassing; encompassing; all-inclusive; all-embracing; extensive; panoptic.
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
    • granted him wide powers

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guile

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness; cunning.
  • noun the quality of being crafty
    craftiness; deceitfulness.

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incision

  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; prick; dent.
  • noun the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
    section; surgical incision.

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girdle

  • noun an encircling or ringlike structure
  • noun a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
    cincture; waistband; sash; waistcloth.

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oversensitive

  • adjective satellite unduly sensitive or thin-skinned

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see

  • noun the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
  • verb perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
    • You have to be a good observer to see all the details
    • Can you see the bird in that tree?
    • He is blind--he cannot see

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unmistakable

  • adjective satellite clearly evident to the mind
    • his opposition to slavery was unmistakable
  • adjective satellite clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
    evident; patent; plain; apparent; manifest.
    • the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields
    • evident hostility
    • manifest disapproval
    • patent advantages
    • made his meaning plain
    • it is plain that he is no reactionary
    • in plain view

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discriminating

  • adjective showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste
    • the discriminating eye of the connoisseur
  • verb recognize or perceive the difference
    know apart; discriminate.

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on_the_nose

  • adjective satellite being precise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion
    on the button.
    • his guess was on the nose
    • the prediction for snow was right on the button
  • adverb just as it should be
    on the dot; exactly; precisely; on the button.
    • `Precisely, my lord,' he said

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panoptical

  • adjective satellite including everything visible in one view
    panoptic.
    • a panoptic aerial photograph of the missile base
    • a panoptic stain used in microscopy

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precocious

  • adjective characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude)
    • a precocious child
    • a precocious achievement
  • adjective satellite appearing or developing early
    • precocious flowers appear before the leaves as in some species of magnolias

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street

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

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precisive

Cutting off; (Logic) exactly limiting by cutting off all that is not absolutely relative to the purpose; as, precisive censure; precisive abstraction. I. Watts.

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feeling

  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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legibility

  • noun distinctness that makes perception easy
    discernability.
  • noun a quality of writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read
    readability.

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anatomic

  • adjective of or relating to the structure of the body
    anatomical.
    • anatomical features
  • adjective of or relating to the branch of morphology that studies the structure of organisms
    anatomical.
    • anatomical research

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spotter

  • noun a worker employed at a dry-cleaning establishment to remove spots
  • noun a worker employed to apply spots (as markers or identifiers)

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diffusor

  • noun baffle that distributes sound waves evenly
    diffuser.
  • noun optical device that distributes the light of a lamp evenly
    diffuser.

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shrewd

  • adjective satellite marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    sharp; astute.
    • a smart businessman
    • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
    • he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow
  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; calculative; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community

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street_smart

  • adjective satellite having the shrewd resourcefulness needed to survive in an urban environment
    with-it; streetwise.

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cognizant

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognisant; aware.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit

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vasosection

  • noun surgical incision into or division of the vas deferens
    vasotomy.

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cleverness

  • noun the power of creative imagination
    ingeniousness; inventiveness; ingenuity.
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    smartness; brightness.

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sounding

  • noun a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
  • noun the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

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tell_apart

  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; make out; recognise; distinguish; pick out; discern.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph
  • verb mark as different
    secernate; severalise; separate; severalize; differentiate; distinguish; tell; secern.
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple

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limpidity

  • noun free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
    pellucidity; lucidity; clarity; lucidness; clearness.
  • noun passing light without diffusion or distortion
    pellucidity; pellucidness.

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prehensile

  • adjective adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object
    • a monkey's prehensile tail
  • adjective satellite having a keen intellect
    • poets--those gifted strangely prehensile men"- A.T.Quiller-Couch

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clearcutness

  • noun clarity as a consequence of precision
    preciseness.

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rout

  • noun a disorderly crowd of people
    rabble; mob.
  • noun an overwhelming defeat

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pectoral

  • noun either of two large muscles of the chest
    pectoral muscle; pectoralis; pecs; musculus pectoralis.
  • noun an adornment worn on the chest or breast
    pectoral medallion.

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acumen

  • noun a tapering point
  • noun shrewdness shown by keen insight
    insightfulness.

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toothed

  • adjective having teeth especially of a certain number or type; often used in combination
    • saw-toothed
  • adjective satellite notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
    serrated; notched; saw-toothed; serrate.

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square

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    foursquare.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • noun the product of two equal terms
    second power.
    • nine is the second power of three
    • gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance

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carnassial

  • adjective satellite (of a tooth) adapted for shearing flesh
    • the carnassial teeth of carnivores

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finding

  • noun the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    determination.
    • the determination of molecular structures
  • noun the decision of a court on issues of fact or law

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detector

  • noun any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
    sensing element; sensor.
  • noun rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
    demodulator.

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crinkled

  • adjective satellite uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
    rippled; wavy; crinkly; wavelike.
  • verb make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
    scrunch; crisp; crease; crinkle; ruckle; wrinkle; scrunch up.
    • The dress got wrinkled
    • crease the paper like this to make a crane

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channel

  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    transmission channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company
  • noun a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
    • the fields were crossed with irrigation channels
    • gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street

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buff

  • noun an ardent follower and admirer
    devotee; lover; fan.
  • noun a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen

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skinned

  • adjective having skin of a specified kind
  • verb climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
    shin; shinny; skin; sputter; clamber; scramble; struggle.

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prick

  • noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    mother fucker; bastard; SOB; motherfucker; whoreson; dickhead; son of a bitch; asshole; cocksucker; shit.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; incision; dent.

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trace

  • noun a just detectable amount
    suggestion; hint.
    • he speaks French with a trace of an accent
  • noun an indication that something has been present
    vestige; shadow; tincture.
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension

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track

  • noun a line or route along which something travels or moves
    path; course.
    • the hurricane demolished houses in its path
    • the track of an animal
    • the course of the river
  • noun evidence pointing to a possible solution
    trail; lead.
    • the police are following a promising lead
    • the trail led straight to the perpetrator

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discerning

  • adjective having or revealing keen insight and good judgment
    • a discerning critic
    • a discerning reader
  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; make out; tell apart; recognise; distinguish; pick out; discern.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph

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flute

  • noun a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
    transverse flute.
  • noun a tall narrow wineglass
    champagne flute; flute glass.

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triangular

  • adjective satellite having three angles; forming or shaped like a triangle
    • a triangular figure
    • a triangular pyrimid has a triangle for a base
  • adjective satellite having three sides
    trilateral; three-sided.
    • a trilateral figure

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anatomy

  • noun the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
    general anatomy.
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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cracking

  • noun a sudden sharp noise
    snap; crack.
    • the crack of a whip
    • he heard the cracking of the ice
    • he can hear the snap of a twig
  • noun the act of cracking something
    fracture; crack.

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canny

  • adjective satellite showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
    cagy; clever; cagey.
    • a cagey lawyer
    • too clever to be sound

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cleared

  • adjective rid of objects or obstructions such as e.g. trees and brush
    • cleared land
    • cleared streets free of fallen trees and debris
    • a cleared passage through the underbrush
    • played poker on the cleared dining room table
  • verb rid of obstructions
    unclutter; clear.
    • Clear your desk

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clear-sighted

  • adjective satellite having sharp clear vision
  • adjective satellite mentally acute or penetratingly discerning
    perspicacious; clear-eyed.
    • too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow
    • chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument

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constancy

  • noun the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation
    stability.
    • early mariners relied on the constancy of the trade winds
  • noun (psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation
    perceptual constancy.

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incisive

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • adjective satellite suitable for cutting or piercing
    • incisive teeth

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touchy

  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    thin-skinned; huffy; feisty.
  • adjective satellite difficult to handle; requiring great tact
    delicate; ticklish.
    • delicate negotiations with the big powers
    • hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter
    • a touchy subject

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clear

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

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metal

  • noun any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
    metallic element.
  • noun a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
    alloy.
    • brass is an alloy of zinc and copper

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dent

  • noun an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)
    • it made a dent in my bank account
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; prick; incision.

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prickly

  • adjective satellite very irritable
    waspish; bristly; splenetic.
    • bristly exchanges between the White House and the press
    • he became prickly and spiteful
    • witty and waspish about his colleagues
  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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clean

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

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pectoral_girdle

  • noun a skeletal support to which the forelimbs of vertebrates are attached

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fossa

  • noun a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    pit.
  • noun monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets
    genus Fossa.

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notch

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

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scotch

  • noun a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
    score.
  • noun whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
    Scotch malt whisky; Scotch malt whiskey; Scotch whisky; malt whiskey; malt whisky; Scotch whiskey.

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section

  • noun a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
    subdivision.
    • he always turns first to the business section
    • the history of this work is discussed in the next section
  • noun a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
    • sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue

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detective

  • noun a police officer who investigates crimes
    tec; police detective; investigator.
  • noun an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public

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impression

  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    feeling; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying
  • noun an outward appearance
    effect.
    • he made a good impression
    • I wanted to create an impression of success
    • she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

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aquatic

  • noun a plant that lives in or on water
  • adjective relating to or consisting of or being in water
    • an aquatic environment

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discoverer

  • noun someone who is the first to think of or make something
    artificer; inventor.
  • noun someone who is the first to observe something
    spotter; finder.

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unicuspid

  • adjective satellite having a single cusp or point
    • a unicuspid tooth

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bright

  • adjective emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
    • the sun was bright and hot
    • a bright sunlit room
  • adjective satellite having striking color
    brilliant; vivid.
    • bright dress
    • brilliant tapestries
    • a bird with vivid plumage

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striate

  • verb mark with striae or striations
  • adjective marked with stria or striations

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subtle

  • adjective satellite difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
    elusive.
    • his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
    • a subtle difference
    • that elusive thing the soul
  • adjective satellite able to make fine distinctions
    • a subtle mind

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rough

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

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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find

  • noun a productive insight
    breakthrough; discovery.
  • noun the act of discovering something
    uncovering; discovery.

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comprehendible

  • adjective capable of being comprehended or understood
    comprehensible.
    • an idea comprehensible to the average mind

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slot

  • noun a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable
    • he developed a version of slot grammar
  • noun a small slit (as for inserting a coin or depositing mail)
    • he put a quarter in the slot

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circumpolar

  • adjective satellite (of a celestial body) continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel
    • a circumpolar star
  • adjective satellite located or found throughout a polar region

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hopeful

  • noun an ambitious and aspiring young person
    wannabee; aspirant; wannabe; aspirer.
    • a lofty aspirant
    • two executive hopefuls joined the firm
    • the audience was full of Madonna wannabes
  • adjective having or manifesting hope
    • a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets
    • found a hopeful way of attacking the problem

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snick

  • noun a small cut
    nick; notch.
  • noun a glancing contact with the ball off the edge of the cricket bat

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interpenetration

  • noun the action of penetrating between or among
  • noun mutual penetration; diffusion of each through the other
    permeation.

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score

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; mark.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
    musical score.
    • he studied the score of the sonata

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wiliness

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; cunning.

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jag

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

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in_sight

  • adjective satellite at or within a reasonable distance for seeing
    • not a policeman in sight
    • kept the monkey in view

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hip

  • noun either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh
  • noun the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
    pelvis; pelvic girdle; pelvic arch.

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peaked

  • adjective satellite somewhat ill or prone to illness
    indisposed; unwell; sickly; under the weather; ailing; seedy; poorly.
    • my poor ailing grandmother
    • feeling a bit indisposed today
    • you look a little peaked
    • feeling poorly
    • a sickly child
    • is unwell and can't come to work
  • verb to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity
    peak; top out.
    • That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929
    • Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million

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hit

  • noun (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
    • he came all the way around on Williams' hit
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; striking.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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scuff

  • noun a slipper that has no fitting around the heel
    mule.
  • noun the act of scuffing (scraping or dragging the feet)

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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hygrophytic

  • adjective satellite requiring an abundance of moisture
    • some tropical ferns are hygrophytic

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six-pointed

  • adjective satellite having six points

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macroscopical

  • adjective satellite visible to the naked eye; using the naked eye
    macroscopic.
  • adjective satellite large enough to be visible with the naked eye
    macroscopic.

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guileful

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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slyness

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness; cunning.

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sense_impression

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense experience; sensation; esthesis; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch

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compass

  • noun navigational instrument for finding directions
  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    ambit; reach; orbit; range; scope.
    • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    • the ambit of municipal legislation
    • within the compass of this article
    • within the scope of an investigation
    • outside the reach of the law
    • in the political orbit of a world power

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deaden

  • verb make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
    damp; dampen.
    • muffle the message
  • verb cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
    girdle.
    • girdle the plant

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episiotomy

  • noun surgical incision of the perineum to enlarge the vagina and so facilitate delivery during childbirth

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acrogenous

  • adjective pertaining to flowerless plants (ferns or mosses) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem
    acrogenic.

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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perspicacity

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; perspicaciousness; astuteness.
  • noun the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
    judgement; sound judgment; judgment; sound judgement.

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intuitive

  • adjective satellite spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency
    • an intuitive revulsion
  • adjective satellite obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
    visceral; nonrational.

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instantiate

  • verb represent by an instance
    • This word instantiates the usage that the linguists claimed to be typical for a certain dialect
  • verb find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word)
    • The linguists could not instantiate this sense of the noun that he claimed existed in a certain dialect

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effectual

  • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    efficacious; effective.
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law
  • adjective satellite having legal efficacy or force
    sound; legal.
    • a sound title to the property

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stupid

  • noun a person who is not very bright
    pillock; dullard; pudding head; poor fish; stupe; pudden-head; stupid person; dolt.
    • The economy, stupid!
  • adjective lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

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spiked

  • adjective satellite having a long sharp point
  • verb stand in the way of
    spike.

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exculpated

  • adjective satellite freed from any question of guilt
    vindicated; clear; exonerated; absolved; cleared.
    • is absolved from all blame
    • was now clear of the charge of cowardice
    • his official honor is vindicated
  • verb pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
    exculpate; acquit; clear; discharge; assoil; exonerate.
    • The suspect was cleared of the murder charges

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verification

  • noun additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
    confirmation; substantiation; check.
    • fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory
  • noun (law) an affidavit attached to a statement confirming the truth of that statement

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analytical

  • adjective using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
    analytic.
    • an analytic experiment
    • an analytic approach
    • a keenly analytic man
    • analytical reasoning
    • an analytical mind
  • adjective of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
    analytic.
    • `all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition

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autotrophic

  • adjective of or relating to organisms (as green plants) that can make complex organic nutritive compounds from simple inorganic sources by photosynthesis
    autophytic.

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set

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

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beholding

  • noun perception by means of the eyes
    seeing; visual perception.
  • verb see with attention
    behold; lay eyes on.
    • behold Christ!

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observer

  • noun a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
    percipient; perceiver; beholder.
  • noun an expert who observes and comments on something
    commentator.

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intelligence

  • noun the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
  • noun a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy
    intelligence service; intelligence agency.

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ocular

  • noun combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
    eyepiece.
  • adjective of or relating to or resembling the eye
    optical; opthalmic; optic.
    • ocular muscles
    • an ocular organ
    • ocular diseases
    • the optic (or optical) axis of the eye
    • an ocular spot is a pigmented organ or part believed to be sensitive to light

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detection

  • noun the perception that something has occurred or some state exists
    sensing.
    • early detection can often lead to a cure
  • noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
    espial; spying; catching; spotting.

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vigilant

  • adjective satellite carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger
    wakeful; open-eyed; argus-eyed.
    • a policy of open-eyed awareness
    • the vigilant eye of the town watch
    • there was a watchful dignity in the room
    • a watchful parent with a toddler in tow

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pink

  • noun a light shade of red
  • noun any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
    garden pink.

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decided

  • adjective satellite recognizable; marked
    distinct.
    • noticed a distinct improvement
    • at a distinct (or decided) disadvantage
  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    make up one's mind; determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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microscopical

  • adjective of or relating to or used in microscopy
    microscopic.
    • microscopic analysis
    • microscopical examination
  • adjective satellite visible under a microscope; using a microscope
    microscopic.

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pellucid

  • adjective satellite transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    crystal clear; lucid; limpid; crystalline; transparent.
    • the cold crystalline water of melted snow
    • crystal clear skies
    • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
    • lucid air
    • a pellucid brook
    • transparent crystal
  • adjective satellite (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    luculent; crystal clear; lucid; limpid; perspicuous.
    • writes in a limpid style
    • lucid directions
    • a luculent oration"- Robert Burton
    • pellucid prose
    • a crystal clear explanation
    • a perspicuous argument

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discernment

  • noun the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    apprehension; savvy; understanding.
    • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect
  • noun delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    taste; appreciation; perceptiveness.
    • arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
    • to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

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incisor

  • noun a tooth for cutting or gnawing; located in the front of the mouth in both jaws

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apperceptive

  • adjective satellite able to relate new percepts to past experience

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pricking

  • noun the act of puncturing with a small point
    prick.
    • he gave the balloon a small prick
  • verb make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn
    prick; prickle.
    • The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample

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with-it

  • adjective satellite in accord with the most fashionable ideas or style
    up-to-date; cutting-edge.
    • wears only the latest style
    • the last thing in swimwear
    • cutting-edge technology
    • a with-it boutique
  • adjective satellite having the shrewd resourcefulness needed to survive in an urban environment
    street smart; streetwise.

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incisura

  • noun (anatomy) a notch or small hollow
    incisure.

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detect

  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; find; discover.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint

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heads-up

  • noun a warning message
    • he sent a heads-up to the District Attorney
  • adjective satellite fully alert and watchful
    wide-awake.
    • played heads-up ball

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fang

  • noun an appendage of insects that is capable of injecting venom; usually evolved from the legs
  • noun a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon

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pelvic_arch

  • noun the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
    hip; pelvis; pelvic girdle.

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definite

  • adjective precise; explicit and clearly defined
    • I want a definite answer
    • a definite statement of the terms of the will
    • a definite amount
    • definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol
    • the wedding date is now definite
    • a definite drop in attendance
  • adjective satellite known for certain
    • it is definite that they have won

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drooping

  • adjective satellite weak from exhaustion
    flagging.
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; sag; droop.

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spindle-shaped

  • adjective satellite tapering at each end
    fusiform; cigar-shaped.

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perspicuous

  • adjective satellite (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    luculent; crystal clear; lucid; limpid; pellucid.
    • writes in a limpid style
    • lucid directions
    • a luculent oration"- Robert Burton
    • pellucid prose
    • a crystal clear explanation
    • a perspicuous argument

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abrade

  • verb wear away
    corrade; rub off; abrase; rub down.
  • verb rub hard or scrub
    scour.
    • scour the counter tops

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wise

  • noun a way of doing or being
    • in no wise
    • in this wise
  • noun United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
    Stephen Samuel Wise.

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suffusion

  • noun the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
    pervasion; permeation.

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discovery

  • noun the act of discovering something
    uncovering; find.
  • noun something that is discovered

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knowing

  • noun a clear and certain mental apprehension
  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    know; cognize; cognise.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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notice

  • noun an announcement containing information about an event
    • you didn't give me enough notice
    • an obituary notice
    • a notice of sale
  • noun the act of noticing or paying attention
    observance; observation.
    • he escaped the notice of the police

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vindicated

  • adjective satellite freed from any question of guilt
    clear; exonerated; absolved; exculpated; cleared.
    • is absolved from all blame
    • was now clear of the charge of cowardice
    • his official honor is vindicated
  • verb show to be right by providing justification or proof
    vindicate; justify.
    • vindicate a claim

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tricky

  • adjective satellite not to be trusted
    slippery.
    • how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee
  • adjective satellite having concealed difficulty
    catchy.
    • a catchy question
    • a tricky recipe to follow

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neuroanatomic

  • adjective of or relating to neural tissue or the nervous system
    neuroanatomical.

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weak

  • adjective wanting in physical strength
    • a weak pillar
  • adjective satellite overly diluted; thin and insipid
    watery; washy.
    • washy coffee
    • watery milk
    • weak tea

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succulent

  • noun a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs
  • adjective satellite full of juice
    lush.
    • lush fruits
    • succulent roast beef
    • succulent plants with thick fleshy leaves

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percipient

  • noun a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
    perceiver; observer; beholder.
  • adjective satellite characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
    clear.
    • clear mind
    • a percipient author

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distinguish

  • verb mark as different
    secernate; severalise; separate; severalize; tell apart; differentiate; tell; secern.
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple
  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; make out; tell apart; recognise; pick out; discern.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph

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papilla

  • noun (botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf
  • noun a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell
    • the papillae of the tongue

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observable

  • adjective satellite capable of being seen or noticed
    discernible; evident.
    • a discernible change in attitude
    • a clearly evident erasure in the manuscript
    • an observable change in behavior

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discernible

  • adjective perceptible by the senses or intellect
    discernable.
    • things happen in the earth and sky with no discernible cause
    • the newspaper reports no discernible progress in the negotiations
    • the skyline is easily discernible even at a distance of several miles
  • adjective satellite capable of being perceived clearly
    • an essay with a meaning that was not always discernible

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spinal

  • noun anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord
    spinal anaesthesia; spinal anesthesia.
  • adjective of or relating to the spine or spinal cord
    • spinal cord
    • spinal injury

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annual

  • noun (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year
  • noun a reference book that is published regularly once every year
    yearly; yearbook.

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argus

  • noun large brilliantly patterned East Indian pheasant
    argus pheasant.
  • noun (Greek mythology) a giant with 100 eyes; was guardian of the heifer Io and was slain by Hermes

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sharp-sighted

  • adjective satellite having very keen vision
    hawk-eyed; keen-sighted; argus-eyed; quick-sighted; lynx-eyed; sharp-eyed.
    • quick-sighted as a cat
  • adjective satellite keenly perceptive or alert
    sharp-eyed; quick-sighted.
    • quick-sighted into the faults of the time"- Leonard Bacon

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sensitive

  • noun someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
    spiritualist; medium.
    • he consulted several mediums
  • adjective responsive to physical stimuli
    • a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch
    • a sensitive voltmeter
    • sensitive skin
    • sensitive to light

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aesthesis

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sense experience; sensation; esthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch

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smart_as_a_whip

  • adjective satellite having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
    brilliant; brainy.
    • some men dislike brainy women
    • a brilliant mind
    • a brilliant solution to the problem

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riddle

  • noun a difficult problem
    conundrum; enigma; brain-teaser.
  • noun a coarse sieve (as for gravel)

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vent

  • noun a hole for the escape of gas or air
    blowhole; venthole; vent-hole.
  • noun external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate

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unclear

  • adjective poorly stated or described
    ill-defined.
    • he confuses the reader with ill-defined terms and concepts
  • adjective not clear to the mind
    • the law itself was unclear on that point
    • the reason for their actions is unclear to this day

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cornered

  • adjective satellite forced to turn and face attackers
    at bay; treed; trapped.
    • a stag at bay
    • she had me cornered between the porch and her car
    • like a trapped animal
  • verb gain control over
    corner.
    • corner the gold market

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point

  • noun a geometric element that has position but no extension
    • a point is defined by its coordinates
  • noun the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

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color

  • noun a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    colour; coloring; colouring.
    • a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light
  • noun interest and variety and intensity
    vividness; colour.
    • the Puritan Period was lacking in color
    • the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness

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apprehender

  • noun a person who knows or apprehends
    knower.
  • noun a person who seizes or arrests (especially a person who seizes or arrests in the name of justice)

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pop

  • noun an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
    dad; dada; papa; pappa; pa; daddy.
  • noun a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
    tonic; soda pop; soda water; soda.
    • in New England they call sodas tonics

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sharp-angled

  • adjective satellite having sharp corners
    sharp-cornered.

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palate

  • noun the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
    roof of the mouth.

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spotting

  • noun the act of spotting or staining something
    staining; maculation.
  • noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
    detection; espial; spying; catching.

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comprehension

  • noun an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result)
    • how you can do that is beyond my comprehension
    • he was famous for his comprehension of American literature
  • noun the relation of comprising something
    inclusion.
    • he admired the inclusion of so many ideas in such a short work

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tactual

  • adjective of or relating to or proceeding from the sense of touch
    tactile; haptic.
    • haptic data
    • a tactile reflex
  • adjective satellite producing a sensation of touch
    tactile.
    • tactile qualities
    • the tactual luxury of stroking silky human hair

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spiritize

  • verb imbue with a spirit
    spiritise.

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crystalline

  • adjective consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals
    • granite is crystalline
  • adjective satellite distinctly or sharply outlined
    • crystalline sharpness of outline"- John Buchan

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two-year

  • adjective having a life cycle lasting two seasons
    biennial.
    • a biennial life cycle
    • parsnips and carrots are biennial plants often grown as annuals

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sensible

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

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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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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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defined

  • adjective clearly characterized or delimited
    • lost in a maze of words both defined and undefined
    • each child has clearly defined duties
  • verb determine the essential quality of
    delineate; delimitate; delimit; specify; define.

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needlelike

  • adjective satellite ending in a sharp point
    sharp; acuate; acute.

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plantal

  • adjective of or relating to plants

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pervade

  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; interpenetrate; penetrate; diffuse; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

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square-shaped

  • adjective satellite shaped like a square

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glochidium

  • noun a barbed spine or bristle (often tufted on cacti)
    glochid.

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acuity

  • noun sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
    sharp-sightedness; visual acuity.
  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    keenness; sharpness; acuteness.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind

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chela

  • noun a Hindu disciple of a swami
  • noun a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods
    nipper; claw; pincer.

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angled

  • adjective satellite forming or set at an angle
    • angled parking
  • verb move or proceed at an angle
    angle.
    • he angled his way into the room

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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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sharp-toothed

  • adjective satellite having sharp teeth

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crisscross

  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    cross; mark.
  • verb cross in a pattern, often random

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heterodont

(Anat.) Having the teeth differentiated into incisors, canines, and molars, as in man; -- opposed to homodont.

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insightfulness

  • noun shrewdness shown by keen insight
    acumen.

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crystal_clear

  • adjective satellite transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    lucid; limpid; pellucid; crystalline; transparent.
    • the cold crystalline water of melted snow
    • crystal clear skies
    • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
    • lucid air
    • a pellucid brook
    • transparent crystal
  • adjective satellite (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    luculent; lucid; limpid; perspicuous; pellucid.
    • writes in a limpid style
    • lucid directions
    • a luculent oration"- Robert Burton
    • pellucid prose
    • a crystal clear explanation
    • a perspicuous argument

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striation

  • noun any of a number of tiny parallel grooves such as: the scratches left by a glacier on rocks or the streaks or ridges in muscle tissue
    stria.
  • noun a stripe or stripes of contrasting color
    band; banding; stria.
    • chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands
    • the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps

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craft

  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    trade.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice
  • noun a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space

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determination

  • noun the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    finding.
    • the determination of molecular structures
  • noun the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
    purpose.
    • his determination showed in his every movement
    • he is a man of purpose

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preciseness

  • noun clarity as a consequence of precision
    clearcutness.
  • noun the quality of being reproducible in amount or performance
    precision.
    • he handled it with the preciseness of an automaton
    • note the meticulous precision of his measurements

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craftiness

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; foxiness; wiliness; cunning.
  • noun the quality of being crafty
    deceitfulness; guile.

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diffuse

  • verb move outward
    fan out; spread; spread out.
    • The soldiers fanned out
  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; interpenetrate; pervade; penetrate; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

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twig

  • noun a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
    sprig; branchlet.
  • verb branch out in a twiglike manner
    • The lightning bolt twigged in several directions

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furrow

  • noun a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
  • noun a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
    crease; seam; crinkle; line; wrinkle.
    • his face has many lines
    • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

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sound

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

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sly

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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apprehension

  • noun fearful expectation or anticipation
    apprehensiveness; dread.
    • the student looked around the examination room with apprehension
  • noun the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    savvy; discernment; understanding.
    • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect

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smartness

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

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rectangular

  • adjective satellite having four right angles
    • a rectangular figure twice as long as it is wide
  • adjective satellite having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles
    orthogonal.
    • wind and sea may displace the ship's center of gravity along three orthogonal axes
    • a rectangular Cartesian coordinate system

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rope

  • noun a strong line
  • noun street names for flunitrazepan
    R-2; roofy; forget me drug; Mexican valium; rophy; roach; circle.

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taste

  • noun the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
    gustatory sensation; taste sensation; gustatory perception; taste perception.
    • the candy left him with a bad taste
    • the melon had a delicious taste
  • noun a strong liking
    predilection; penchant; preference.
    • my own preference is for good literature
    • the Irish have a penchant for blarney

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cagey

  • adjective satellite showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
    cagy; canny; clever.
    • a cagey lawyer
    • too clever to be sound
  • adjective satellite characterized by great caution and wariness
    cagy; chary.
    • a cagey avoidance of a definite answer
    • chary of the risks involved
    • a chary investor

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smart

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

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burred

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers
  • verb remove the burrs from
    bur; burr.

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promising

  • adjective satellite showing possibility of achievement or excellence
    • a promising young man
  • verb make a promise or commitment
    assure; promise.

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well-defined

  • adjective satellite having a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges
    chiseled.
    • a finely chiseled nose
    • well-defined features
  • adjective accurately stated or described
    clear.
    • a set of well-defined values

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permeate

  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; interpenetrate; pervade; penetrate; diffuse; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks
  • verb pass through
    filter; sink in; percolate.
    • Water permeates sand easily

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apprehend

  • verb get the meaning of something
    grok; dig; comprehend; grasp; compass; savvy; get the picture.
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
  • verb take into custody
    nab; cop; pick up; nail; arrest; collar.
    • the police nabbed the suspected criminals

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sticker

  • noun a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    pricker; spine; thorn; prickle; spikelet.
  • noun an adhesive label
    gummed label; paster.

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binding

  • noun the capacity to attract and hold something
  • noun strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration

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it

  • noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
    information technology.

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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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ready

  • noun poised for action
    • their guns were at the ready
  • verb prepare for eating by applying heat
    cook; fix; make; prepare.
    • Cook me dinner, please
    • can you make me an omelette?
    • fix breakfast for the guests, please

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unambiguous

  • adjective having or exhibiting a single clearly defined meaning
    • As a horror, apartheid...is absolutely unambiguous"- Mario Vargas Llosa
  • adjective admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; having only one meaning or interpretation and leading to only one conclusion
    unequivocal; univocal.
    • unequivocal evidence
    • took an unequivocal position
    • an unequivocal success
    • an unequivocal promise
    • an unequivocal (or univocal) statement

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worry

  • noun something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
    headache; vexation; concern.
    • New York traffic is a constant concern
    • it's a major worry
  • noun a strong feeling of anxiety
    trouble.
    • his worry over the prospect of being fired
    • it is not work but worry that kills
    • he wanted to die and end his troubles

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barreled

  • adjective put in or stored in a barrel
    barrelled.
    • barreled beer
  • verb put in barrels
    barrel.

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fusiform

  • adjective satellite tapering at each end
    cigar-shaped; spindle-shaped.

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watchful

  • adjective engaged in or accustomed to close observation
    alert.
    • caught by a couple of alert cops
    • alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came
    • constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty
  • adjective satellite experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness
    sleepless; insomniac.
    • insomniac old people
    • insomniac nights
    • lay sleepless all night
    • twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights"- Shakespeare

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neuroanatomical

  • adjective of or relating to neural tissue or the nervous system
    neuroanatomic.

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bristly

  • adjective satellite very irritable
    waspish; prickly; splenetic.
    • bristly exchanges between the White House and the press
    • he became prickly and spiteful
    • witty and waspish about his colleagues
  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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cross

  • noun a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    crisscross; mark.

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foxy

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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bristle

  • noun a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic
  • noun a stiff hair

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clearness

  • noun free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
    limpidity; pellucidity; lucidity; clarity; lucidness.
  • noun the quality of clear water
    clarity; uncloudedness.
    • when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes

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acrogenic

  • adjective pertaining to flowerless plants (ferns or mosses) in which growth occurs only at the tip of the main stem
    acrogenous.

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barbed

  • adjective satellite capable of wounding
    biting; pungent; nipping; mordacious.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire
  • verb provide with barbs
    barb.
    • barbed wire

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edged

  • adjective satellite having a specified kind of border or edge
    • a black-edged card
    • rough-edged leaves
    • dried sweat left salt-edged patches
  • verb advance slowly, as if by inches
    inch; edge.
    • He edged towards the car

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indentation

  • noun a concave cut into a surface or edge (as in a coastline)
    indenture.
  • noun the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
    pitting; roughness.

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itch

  • noun a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
    scabies.
    • he has a bad case of the itch
  • noun a strong restless desire
    urge.
    • why this urge to travel?

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sapient

  • adjective satellite acutely insightful and wise
    perspicacious; sagacious.
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument
    • observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions
    • a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators

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comprehensive

  • noun an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
    comp; comprehensive examination.
    • she took her comps in English literature
  • adjective including all or everything
    • comprehensive coverage
    • a comprehensive history of the revolution
    • a comprehensive survey
    • a comprehensive education

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pockmark

  • noun a scar or pit on the skin that is left by a pustule of smallpox or acne or other eruptive disease
  • verb mark with or as if with pockmarks
    • Her face was pockmarked by the disease

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alert

  • noun condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
    qui vive.
    • bombers were put on alert during the crisis
  • noun a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
    alerting.

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absolved

  • adjective satellite freed from any question of guilt
    vindicated; clear; exonerated; exculpated; cleared.
    • is absolved from all blame
    • was now clear of the charge of cowardice
    • his official honor is vindicated
  • verb grant remission of a sin to
    shrive; absolve.
    • The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's

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sagacious

  • adjective satellite acutely insightful and wise
    perspicacious; sapient.
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument
    • observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions
    • a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators
  • adjective satellite skillful in statecraft or management
    • an astute and sagacious statesman

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pick_out

  • verb pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
    choose; select; take.
    • Take any one of these cards
    • Choose a good husband for your daughter
    • She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her
  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; make out; tell apart; recognise; distinguish; discern.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph

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palpable

  • adjective capable of being perceived; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt
    tangible.
    • a barely palpable dust
    • felt sudden anger in a palpable wave
    • the air was warm and close--palpable as cotton
    • a palpable lie
  • adjective satellite can be felt by palpation
    • a palpable tumor

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discernable

  • adjective perceptible by the senses or intellect
    discernible.
    • things happen in the earth and sky with no discernible cause
    • the newspaper reports no discernible progress in the negotiations
    • the skyline is easily discernible even at a distance of several miles

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cusped

  • adjective satellite having cusps or points
    cuspidated; cuspidal; cuspated; cuspate; cuspidate.

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perspicacious

  • adjective satellite acutely insightful and wise
    sagacious; sapient.
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument
    • observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions
    • a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators
  • adjective satellite mentally acute or penetratingly discerning
    clear-eyed; clear-sighted.
    • too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow
    • chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument

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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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phlebotomy

  • noun surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
    venesection.

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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perennial

  • noun (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or more
  • adjective lasting three seasons or more
    • the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant

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auspicious

  • adjective auguring favorable circumstances and good luck
    • an auspicious beginning for the campaign

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colour

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

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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efficient

  • adjective being effective without wasting time or effort or expense
    • an efficient production manager
    • efficient engines save gas
  • adjective satellite able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
    effective.
    • people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw
    • effective personnel
    • an efficient secretary
    • the efficient cause of the revolution

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wide-awake

  • adjective satellite fully awake
    unsleeping.
    • the unsleeping city
    • so excited she was wide-awake all night
  • adjective satellite fully alert and watchful
    heads-up.
    • played heads-up ball

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knower

  • noun a person who knows or apprehends
    apprehender.

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savvy

  • noun the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    apprehension; discernment; understanding.
    • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect
  • verb get the meaning of something
    grok; apprehend; dig; comprehend; grasp; compass; get the picture.
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?

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explicable

  • adjective capable of being explicated or accounted for
    • explicable behavior

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perceptiveness

  • noun a feeling of understanding
    insight; perceptivity.
  • noun delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    taste; appreciation; discernment.
    • arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
    • to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

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sensing

  • noun the perception that something has occurred or some state exists
    detection.
    • early detection can often lead to a cure
  • noun becoming aware of something via the senses
    perception.

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disseminative

  • adjective satellite spreading by diffusion
    diffusive; dispersive; diffusing.

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one-year

  • adjective completing its life cycle within a year
    annual.
    • a border of annual flowering plants

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accurate

  • adjective conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
    • an accurate reproduction
    • the accounting was accurate
    • accurate measurements
    • an accurate scale
  • adjective satellite (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct
    precise; exact.
    • a precise image
    • a precise measurement

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imprint

  • noun a distinctive influence
    • English stills bears the imprint of the Norman invasion
  • noun a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
    impression; depression.
    • he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud

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touch

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touching.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    sense of touch; touch modality; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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macroscopic

  • adjective satellite visible to the naked eye; using the naked eye
    macroscopical.
  • adjective satellite large enough to be visible with the naked eye
    macroscopical.

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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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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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street_smarts

  • noun a shrewd ability to survive in a dangerous urban environment

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observant

  • adjective satellite paying close attention especially to details
  • adjective satellite quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
    observing.

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thinking

  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; mentation; thought; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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agile

  • adjective satellite moving quickly and lightly
    quick; spry; nimble.
    • sleek and agile as a gymnast
    • as nimble as a deer
    • nimble fingers
    • quick of foot
    • the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it
  • adjective satellite mentally quick
    nimble.
    • an agile mind
    • nimble wits

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barrelled

  • adjective put in or stored in a barrel
    barreled.
    • barreled beer
  • verb put in barrels
    barrel.

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rebate

  • noun a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
    discount.
  • noun a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
    rabbet.

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spread

  • noun process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    spreading.
  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    gap.
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs

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crack

  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; fissure.
  • noun a narrow opening
    gap.
    • he opened the window a crack

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comprehensible

  • adjective capable of being comprehended or understood
    comprehendible.
    • an idea comprehensible to the average mind

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catch_out

  • verb trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act
    find out.
    • He was caught out
    • She was found out when she tried to cash the stolen checks

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finder

  • noun someone who comes upon something after searching
  • noun someone who is the first to observe something
    spotter; discoverer.

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kingdom

  • noun a domain in which something is dominant
    land; realm.
    • the untroubled kingdom of reason
    • a land of make-believe
    • the rise of the realm of cotton in the south
  • noun a country with a king as head of state

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sonic

  • adjective (of speed) having or caused by speed approximately equal to that of sound in air at sea level
    transonic.
    • a sonic boom
  • adjective satellite relating to audible sound
    • a sonic wave

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quirk

  • noun a strange attitude or habit
    crotchet; quirkiness; queerness; oddity.
  • noun a narrow groove beside a beading

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apprehensive

  • adjective satellite quick to understand
    discerning.
    • a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • adjective satellite mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc
    worried.
    • apprehensive about her job
    • not used to a city and worried about small things
    • felt apprehensive about the consequences

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discriminatory

  • adjective being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand
    prejudiced.
    • a prejudiced judge
  • adjective satellite containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice
    invidious.
    • discriminatory attitudes and practices
    • invidious comparisons

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cosmetic

  • noun a toiletry designed to beautify the body
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; ornamental.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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general_anatomy

  • noun the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
    anatomy.

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cicatrix

  • noun a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue
    cicatrice; scar.

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five

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
    quintet; quintuplet; quint; Little Phoebe; cinque; fivesome; 5; Phoebe; V; fin; pentad.
  • noun a team that plays basketball
    basketball team.

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chisel-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a chisel

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spikelike

  • adjective satellite resembling a spike

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sharpened

  • adjective satellite having the point made sharp
    • a sharpened pencil
  • verb make sharp or sharper
    sharpen.
    • sharpen the knives

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visual_perception

  • noun perception by means of the eyes
    seeing; beholding.

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advanced

  • adjective satellite farther along in physical or mental development
    • the child's skeletal age was classified as `advanced'
    • children in the advanced classes in elementary school read far above grade average
  • verb move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    advance; move on; march on; progress; pass on; go on.
    • Time marches on

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apart

  • adjective satellite remote and separate physically or socially
    obscure; isolated.
    • existed over the centuries as a world apart
    • preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson
    • tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
    • an obscure village
  • adjective satellite having characteristics not shared by others
    • scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush

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sleuthing

  • noun a police investigation to determine the perpetrator
    detection; detecting; detective work.
    • detection is hard on the feet
  • verb watch, observe, or inquire secretly
    sleuth; spy; snoop; stag.

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acute

  • noun a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    ague; acute accent.
  • adjective having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
    • acute appendicitis
    • the acute phase of the illness
    • acute patients

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phlebotomize

  • verb draw blood
    phlebotomise; bleed; leech.
    • In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment

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pointedness

  • noun the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
    point.
  • noun the quality of being obviously directed at a particular person or thing
    • the pointedness of his sarcasm was unmistakable

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crisp

  • noun a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
    Saratoga chip; potato chip; chip.
  • verb make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
    scrunch; crease; crinkle; ruckle; wrinkle; scrunch up.
    • The dress got wrinkled
    • crease the paper like this to make a crane

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like

  • noun a similar kind
    the likes of; the like.
    • dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here
  • noun a kind of person
    ilk.
    • We'll not see his like again
    • I can't tolerate people of his ilk

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shaped

  • adjective satellite shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)
    wrought; molded.
    • a shaped handgrip
    • the molded steel plates
    • the wrought silver bracelet
  • verb shape or influence; give direction to
    influence; shape; regulate; mold; determine.
    • experience often determines ability
    • mold public opinion

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spine

  • noun the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    rachis; spinal column; vertebral column; backbone; back.
    • the fall broke his back
  • noun any sharply pointed projection
    spur; acantha.

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backscratcher

  • noun someone who is willing to trade favors or services for mutual advantage
  • noun a long-handled scratcher for scratching your back

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cicatrize

  • verb form a scar, after an injury
    cicatrise.
    • the skin will cicatrize and it will heal soon

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specific

  • noun a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    particular.
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • noun a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease
    • quinine is a specific for malaria

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rabbet

  • noun a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
    rebate.
  • verb join with a rabbet joint

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spiny

  • adjective having spines
    spinous.
    • the dorsal fin is spinous
  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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clunky

  • adjective satellite lacking grace in movement or posture
    clumsy; gawky; unwieldy; ungainly.
    • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
    • clumsy fingers
    • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
    • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair
  • adjective satellite making a clunking sound

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claw

  • noun sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
  • noun a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
    hook.

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tricuspid

  • adjective satellite having three cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
    tricuspidate.
    • tricuspid molar
    • tricuspid valve

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audible

  • noun a football play is changed orally after both teams have assumed their positions at the line of scrimmage
  • adjective heard or perceptible by the ear
    hearable.
    • he spoke in an audible whisper

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accessible

  • adjective capable of being reached
    • a town accessible by rail
  • adjective satellite capable of being read with comprehension
    approachable.
    • readily accessible to the nonprofessional reader
    • the tales seem more approachable than his more difficult novels

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incisively

  • adverb in an incisive manner
    • he was incisively critical
  • adverb in a precise manner
    exactly; precisely.
    • she always expressed herself precisely

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briary

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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understand

  • verb know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
    • She did not understand her husband
    • I understand what she means
  • verb perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
    see; realize; realise.
    • Now I see!
    • I just can't see your point
    • Does she realize how important this decision is?
    • I don't understand the idea

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searching

  • adjective satellite diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation
    probing; inquisitory.
    • a probing inquiry
    • a searching investigation of their past dealings
  • verb try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
    look for; search; seek.
    • The police are searching for clues
    • They are searching for the missing man in the entire county

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alive

  • adjective possessing life
    live.
    • the happiest person alive
    • the nerve is alive
    • doctors are working hard to keep him alive
    • burned alive
    • a live canary
  • adjective satellite (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit
    • she was wonderfully alive for her age
    • a face alive with mischief

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born

  • adjective brought into existence
    • he was a child born of adultery
  • noun British nuclear physicist (born in Germany) honored for his contributions to quantum mechanics (1882-1970)
    Max Born.

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tricuspidate

  • adjective satellite having three cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
    tricuspid.
    • tricuspid molar
    • tricuspid valve

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sight

  • noun an instance of visual perception
    • the sight of his wife brought him back to reality
    • the train was an unexpected sight
  • noun anything that is seen
    • he was a familiar sight on the television
    • they went to Paris to see the sights

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cryptogamic

  • adjective of or relating to a cryptogam
    cryptogamous.

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divine

  • noun a clergyman or other person in religious orders
    cleric; ecclesiastic; churchman.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Maker; Godhead.

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cigar-shaped

  • adjective satellite tapering at each end
    fusiform; spindle-shaped.

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knifelike

  • adjective satellite cutting or able to cut as if with a knife
  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations

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gross

  • noun twelve dozen
    144.
  • noun the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
    receipts; revenue.

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slice

  • noun a share of something
    piece.
    • a slice of the company's revenue
  • noun a serving that has been cut from a larger portion
    piece.
    • a piece of pie
    • a slice of bread

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tasteful

  • adjective having or showing or conforming to good taste
  • adjective satellite free from what is tawdry or unbecoming
    refined; neat.
    • a neat style
    • a neat set of rules
    • she hated to have her neat plans upset

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bottom

  • noun the lower side of anything
    undersurface; underside.
  • noun the lowest part of anything
    • they started at the bottom of the hill

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broad

  • noun slang term for a woman
    • a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch
  • adjective having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
    wide.
    • wide roads
    • a wide necktie
    • wide margins
    • three feet wide
    • a river two miles broad
    • broad shoulders
    • a broad river

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slick

  • noun a slippery smoothness
    slickness; slipperiness; slip.
    • he could feel the slickness of the tiller
  • noun a magazine printed on good quality paper
    glossy; slick magazine.

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critical

  • adjective marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
    • a critical attitude
  • adjective at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction
    • a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure
    • critical mass
    • go critical

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slash

  • noun a wound made by cutting
    gash; cut; slice.
    • he put a bandage over the cut
  • noun an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)

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imbue

  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; interpenetrate; pervade; penetrate; diffuse.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks
  • verb fill, soak, or imbue totally
    soak.
    • soak the bandage with disinfectant