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chain

  • noun a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
    concatenation.
    • the chain of command
    • a complicated concatenation of circumstances
  • noun (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
    chemical chain.

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sluggishness

  • noun a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
    lethargy; lassitude.
  • noun the pace of things that move relatively slowly
    • the sluggishness of the economy
    • the sluggishness of the compass in the Arctic cold

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laziness

  • noun inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
    indolence.
  • noun relaxed and easy activity
    • the laziness of the day helped her to relax

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dynamic

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

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hitch

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

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toggle

  • noun any instruction that works first one way and then the other; it turns something on the first time it is used and then turns it off the next time
  • noun a hinged switch that can assume either of two positions
    on/off switch; toggle switch; on-off switch.

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sleep

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

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morphology

  • noun the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
  • noun studies of the rules for forming admissible words

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integrity

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

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rigidity

  • noun the physical property of being stiff and resisting bending
    rigidness.
  • noun the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe
    rigidness; inflexibility.

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physiological

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

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stationariness

  • noun remaining in place
    fixedness; immobility.

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lodgement

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

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passivity

  • noun the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative
    passiveness.
  • noun submission to others or to outside influences
    passiveness.

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string

  • noun a lightweight cord
    twine.
  • noun stringed instruments that are played with a bow
    bowed stringed instrument.
    • the strings played superlatively well

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sitting

  • noun (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
    posing.
    • he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting
  • noun the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
    • he read the mystery at one sitting

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hibernating

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

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condition

  • noun a state at a particular time
    status.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations
  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    precondition; stipulation.

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cool

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

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impassiveness

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; emotionlessness; phlegm.

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paternity

  • noun the state of being a father
    • tests were conducted to determine paternity
  • noun the kinship relation between an offspring and the father
    fatherhood.

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cable

  • noun a telegram sent abroad
    overseas telegram; cablegram.
  • noun a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
    transmission line; line.

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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sluggish

  • adjective satellite moving slowly
    sulky.
    • a sluggish stream
  • adjective satellite (of business) not active or brisk
    slow; dull.
    • business is dull (or slow)
    • a sluggish market

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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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zing

  • noun a brief high-pitched buzzing or humming sound
    • the zing of the passing bullet
  • noun the activeness of an energetic personality
    pizzazz; pizzaz; dynamism; oomph.

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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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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biological

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biologic.
  • adjective of parents and children; related by blood
    • biological child

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saving_grace

  • noun (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
    grace; state of grace.
    • the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
    • it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
    • the Virgin lived in a state of grace
  • noun a redeeming quality or characteristic
    • her love of music remains her one saving grace
    • her sense of humor has to be a saving grace
    • the saving grace for both developments is that they are creating jobs

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picket

  • noun a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    lookout; sentry; watch; lookout man; scout; spotter; sentinel.
  • noun a detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack

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clinch

  • noun (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
  • noun a small slip noose made with seizing
    clench.

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languor

  • noun a relaxed comfortable feeling
    dreaminess.
  • noun a feeling of lack of interest or energy
    lassitude; listlessness.

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dormancy

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

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power

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    powerfulness.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
  • noun (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

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restfulness

  • noun the attribute of being restful
    • he longed for the restfulness of home

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microbiology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans

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state_of_flux

  • noun a state of uncertainty about what should be done (usually following some important event) preceding the establishment of a new direction of action
    flux.
    • the flux following the death of the emperor

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passiveness

  • noun submission to others or to outside influences
    passivity.
  • noun the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative
    passivity.

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degree

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

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environmental_science

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

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impendence

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

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dazed

  • adjective satellite in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock
    stupefied; stupid; stunned.
    • he had a dazed expression on his face
    • lay semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow
    • was stupid from fatigue
  • verb to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
    dazzle; bedazzle; daze.
    • She was dazzled by the bright headlights

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torpid

  • adjective satellite slow and apathetic
    soggy; sluggish; inert.
    • she was fat and inert
    • a sluggish worker
    • a mind grown torpid in old age
  • adjective satellite in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
    dormant; hibernating.
    • dormant buds
    • a hibernating bear
    • torpid frogs

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brooch

  • noun a decorative pin worn by women
    breastpin; broach.
  • verb fasten with or as if with a brooch
    clasp.

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impendency

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

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active

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

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tremor

  • noun an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
    shudder.
  • noun a small earthquake
    earth tremor; microseism.

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hasp

  • noun a fastener for a door or lid; a hinged metal plate is fitted over a staple and is locked with a pin or padlock
  • verb secure or lock with a hasp

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physiology

  • noun the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
  • noun processes and functions of an organism

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dry

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

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stupor

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    shock; daze.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun marginal consciousness
    semiconsciousness; grogginess; stupefaction.
    • his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows
    • someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor

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numbness

  • noun partial or total lack of sensation in a part of the body; a symptom of nerve damage or dysfunction
  • noun the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
    spiritlessness; apathy; indifference.

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enmity

  • noun a state of deep-seated ill-will
    hostility; antagonism.
  • noun the feeling of a hostile person
    ill will; hostility.
    • he could no longer contain his hostility

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anchor

  • noun a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
    ground tackle.
  • noun a central cohesive source of support and stability
    mainstay; backbone; linchpin; lynchpin; keystone.
    • faith is his anchor
    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
    • he is the linchpin of this firm

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stiffness

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

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action

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

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deadness

  • noun the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events
    unresponsiveness.
    • she began to recover from her numb unresponsiveness after the accident
    • in an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away
  • noun the physical property of something that has lost its elasticity
    • he objected to the deadness of the tennis balls

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tightness

  • noun a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
    stringency.
  • noun a tight feeling in some part of the body
    constriction.
    • he felt a constriction in her chest
    • she felt an alarming tightness in her chest
    • emotion caused a constriction of his throat

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hypoactive

  • adjective satellite abnormally inactive
    underactive.

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strap

  • noun an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position
  • noun hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train; passengers hold onto it

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lodging

  • noun structures collectively in which people are housed
    housing; living accommodations.
  • noun the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily
    lodgement; lodgment.
    • the lodgment of the balloon in the tree

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illumination

  • noun a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
    light.
    • follow God's light
  • noun the degree of visibility of your environment

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extinction

  • noun no longer active; extinguished
    • the extinction of the volcano
  • noun no longer in existence
    defunctness.
    • the extinction of a species

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staple

  • noun (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
    basic.
  • noun a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn
    staple fiber; staple fibre.
    • staple fibers vary widely in length

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stream

  • noun a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
    watercourse.
  • noun dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
    current; flow.
    • two streams of development run through American history
    • stream of consciousness
    • the flow of thought
    • the current of history

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neurobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that deals with the anatomy and physiology and pathology of the nervous system

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lock

  • noun a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  • noun a strand or cluster of hair
    curl; ringlet; whorl.

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immobilizing

  • noun the act of limiting movement or making incapable of movement
    immobilisation; immobilization.
    • the storm caused complete immobilization of the rescue team
  • verb hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
    immobilize; immobilise.

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lodgment

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

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trait

  • noun a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

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faineance

  • noun the trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work
    idleness.

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rigid

  • adjective satellite incapable of or resistant to bending
    stiff.
    • a rigid strip of metal
    • a table made of rigid plastic
    • a palace guardsman stiff as a poker
    • stiff hair
    • a stiff neck
  • adjective satellite incapable of compromise or flexibility
    strict.

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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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hole

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

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berth

  • noun a job in an organization
    office; billet; spot; place; situation; position; post.
    • he occupied a post in the treasury
  • noun a place where a craft can be made fast
    moorage; slip; mooring.

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physiological_state

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

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holdfast

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

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freedom

  • noun the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints
  • noun immunity from an obligation or duty
    exemption.

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tribalism

  • noun the state of living together in tribes
  • noun the beliefs of a tribal society

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indolence

  • noun inactivity resulting from a dislike of work
    laziness.

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zoological_science

  • noun the branch of biology that studies animals
    zoology.

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wedge

  • noun any shape that is triangular in cross section
    wedge shape; cuneus.
  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; submarine; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.

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quiver

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a shaky motion
    quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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aestivation

  • noun (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period
    estivation.
  • noun (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens
    estivation.

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quivering

  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe
  • noun the act of vibrating
    quiver; vibration.

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semiconsciousness

  • noun marginal consciousness
    grogginess; stupor; stupefaction.
    • his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows
    • someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor

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imminentness

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

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end

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

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paleobiology

  • noun a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
    palaeobiology.

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emotionalism

  • noun emotional nature or quality
    emotionality.

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emotionlessness

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; phlegm.
  • noun absence of emotion
    unemotionality.

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attachment

  • noun a feeling of affection for a person or an institution
    fond regard.
  • noun a supplementary part or accessory

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impassivity

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; indifference; emotionlessness; phlegm.

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stock

  • noun the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    • he owns a controlling share of the company's stock
  • noun the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    inventory.
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

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immobilisation

  • noun fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part in order to promote proper healing
    immobilization.
    • immobilization of the injured knee was necessary
  • noun the act of limiting movement or making incapable of movement
    immobilizing; immobilization.
    • the storm caused complete immobilization of the rescue team

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tack

  • noun the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
  • noun a short nail with a sharp point and a large head

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phlegmatical

  • adjective satellite showing little emotion
    phlegmatic.
    • a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man

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inactivity

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

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readiness

  • noun the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
    preparation; preparedness.
    • putting them in readiness
    • their preparation was more than adequate
  • noun prompt willingness
    zeal; eagerness; forwardness.
    • readiness to continue discussions
    • they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel
    • they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority
    • he tried to explain his forwardness in battle

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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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emotionality

  • noun emotional nature or quality
    emotionalism.

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bind

  • noun something that hinders as if with bonds
  • verb stick to firmly
    stick to; hold fast; adhere; stick; bond.
    • Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

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trembling

  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; palpitation; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe
  • verb move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways
    tremble.
    • His hands were trembling when he signed the document

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deposit

  • noun the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
    sedimentation; alluviation.
  • noun matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    sediment.

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representation

  • noun a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
    mental representation; internal representation.
  • noun a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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perfection

  • noun the state of being without a flaw or defect
    flawlessness; ne plus ultra.
  • noun an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
    beau ideal; paragon; idol.

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soggy

  • adjective satellite (of soil) soft and watery
    mucky; swampy; boggy; quaggy; muddy; marshy; sloughy; sloppy; miry; waterlogged; squashy.
    • the ground was boggy under foot
    • a marshy coastline
    • miry roads
    • wet mucky lowland
    • muddy barnyard
    • quaggy terrain
    • the sloughy edge of the pond
    • swampy bayous
  • adjective satellite having the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking; it's a doughy mess"
    doughy.
    • the cake fell

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office

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

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languorous

  • adjective satellite lacking spirit or liveliness
    dreamy; languid; lackadaisical.
    • a lackadaisical attempt
    • a languid mood
    • a languid wave of the hand
    • a hot languorous afternoon

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unreactivity

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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hibernation

  • noun the torpid or resting state in which some animals pass the winter
  • noun cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals

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brio

  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    vivification; animation; spiritedness; invigoration.

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quake

  • noun shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
    seism; temblor; earthquake.
  • verb shake with fast, tremulous movements
    palpitate; quiver.
    • His nostrils palpitated

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shake

  • noun building material used as siding or roofing
    shingle.
  • noun frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    milk shake; milkshake.

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existence

  • noun the state or fact of existing
    being; beingness.
    • a point of view gradually coming into being
    • laws in existence for centuries
  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    universe; creation; macrocosm; world; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence

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cold

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

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still

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

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grout

  • noun a thin mortar that can be poured and used to fill cracks in masonry or brickwork
  • verb bind with grout
    • grout the bathtub

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hole_up

  • verb remain secluded or in hiding
    • He is writing his book and is holing up in his study
  • verb score a hole in one

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imperfection

  • noun the state or an instance of being imperfect
    imperfectness.

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abeyant

  • adjective satellite inactive but capable of becoming active
    dormant.
    • her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened

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immovability

  • noun not capable of being moved or rearranged
    immovableness.

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non

  • adverb negation of a word or group of words
    not.
    • he does not speak French
    • she is not going
    • they are not friends
    • not many
    • not much
    • not at all

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halt

  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    stoppage; stop; hitch; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • noun the event of something ending
    stop.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

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insensibility

  • noun a lack of sensibility
  • noun devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness
    callousness; callosity; hardness; unfeelingness.

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invigoration

  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    vivification; animation; brio; spiritedness.
  • noun the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
    animation; vivification.

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immobility

  • noun remaining in place
    fixedness; stationariness.
  • noun the quality of not moving

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radiobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the effects of radiation on living organisms

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velcro

  • verb fasten with Velcro
    • velcro the belt
  • noun nylon fabric used as a fastening

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beingness

  • noun the state or fact of existing
    being; existence.
    • a point of view gradually coming into being
    • laws in existence for centuries

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stuporous

  • adjective satellite stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
    foggy; groggy; logy; dazed.

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stiff

  • noun an ordinary man
    • a lucky stiff
    • a working stiff
  • noun the dead body of a human being
    remains; clay; corpse; cadaver.
    • the cadaver was intended for dissection
    • the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse
    • the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river
    • honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay

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receivership

  • noun the state of property that is in the hands of a receiver
    • the business is in receivership
  • noun a court action that places property under the control of a receiver during litigation so that it can be preserved for the benefit of all

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listless

  • adjective satellite lacking zest or vivacity
    • he was listless and bored
  • adjective satellite marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
    dispirited.
    • a dispirited and divided Party
    • reacted to the crisis with listless resignation

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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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shaking

  • noun the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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clamp

  • noun a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
    clinch.
  • verb fasten or fix with a clamp
    • clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened

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status

  • noun the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
    position.
    • he had the status of a minor
    • the novel attained the status of a classic
    • atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life
  • noun a state at a particular time
    condition.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations

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fixture

  • noun an object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)
  • noun a regular patron
    regular; habitue.
    • an habitue of the racetrack
    • a bum who is a Central Park fixture

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logy

  • adjective satellite stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
    foggy; groggy; stuporous; dazed.

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stillness

  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; still.
    • the still of the night
  • noun calmness without winds
    windlessness.

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static

  • noun a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
    atmospherics; atmospheric static.
  • noun angry criticism
    • they will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial

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unification

  • noun an occurrence that involves the production of a union
    merger; fusion.
  • noun the state of being joined or united or linked
    union.
    • there is strength in union

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stitch

  • noun a link or loop or knot made by an implement in knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or sewing
  • noun a sharp spasm of pain in the side resulting from running

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space

  • noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    infinite.
    • they tested his ability to locate objects in space
    • the boundless regions of the infinite
  • noun an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    • the architect left space in front of the building
    • they stopped at an open space in the jungle
    • the space between his teeth

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liveliness

  • noun general activity and motion
    animation.
  • noun animation and energy in action or expression
    life; sprightliness; spirit.
    • it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it

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activist

  • noun a militant reformer
    militant.
  • adjective satellite advocating or engaged in activism
    activistic.

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exobiology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    astrobiology; space biology.

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issue

  • noun an important question that is in dispute and must be settled
    • the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone
    • politicians never discuss the real issues
  • noun one of a series published periodically
    number.
    • she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room

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inaction

  • noun the state of being inactive
    inactivity; inactiveness.

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hibernate

  • verb sleep during winter
    hole up.
    • Bears must eat a lot of food before they hibernate in their caves
  • verb be in an inactive or dormant state

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state_of_grace

  • noun (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
    grace; saving grace.
    • the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
    • it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
    • the Virgin lived in a state of grace

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inert

  • adjective satellite unable to move or resist motion
  • adjective satellite having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive
    neutral; indifferent.
    • inert matter
    • an indifferent chemical in a reaction

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zoological

  • adjective concerning the study of animals and their classification and properties
    • zoological research
  • adjective of or relating to animals or animal groups
    • zoological garden

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eternal

  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; perpetual; ageless; eonian; everlasting; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven
  • adjective satellite tiresomely long; seemingly without end
    interminable; endless.
    • endless debates
    • an endless conversation
    • the wait seemed eternal
    • eternal quarreling
    • an interminable sermon

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abeyance

  • noun temporary cessation or suspension
    suspension.

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fastening

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

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obligation

  • noun the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
    duty; responsibility.
    • we must instill a sense of duty in our children
    • every right implies a responsibility
  • noun the state of being obligated to do or pay something
    • he is under an obligation to finish the job

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sedentary

  • adjective satellite requiring sitting or little activity
    • forced by illness to lead a sedentary life

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utilization

  • noun the act of using
    use; utilisation; usage; employment; exercise.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers
  • noun the state of having been made use of
    • the rate of utilization

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motion

  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    gesture.
  • noun a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    movement.

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chilly

  • noun very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
    chilli; chili; chile; chili pepper.
  • adjective satellite not characterized by emotion
    • a female form in marble--a chilly but ideal medium for depicting abstract virtues"-C.W.Cunningham

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sociobiology

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

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botany

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    flora; vegetation.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    phytology.

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saving

  • noun an act of economizing; reduction in cost
    economy.
    • it was a small economy to walk to work every day
    • there was a saving of 50 cents
  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; rescue; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives

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rooted

  • adjective satellite absolutely still
    frozen; stock-still.
    • frozen with horror
    • they stood rooted in astonishment
  • verb take root and begin to grow
    root.
    • this plant roots quickly

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hook

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

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plurality

  • noun the state of being plural
    • to mark plurality, one language may add an extra syllable to the word whereas another may simply change the vowel in the existing final syllable
  • noun a large indefinite number
    battalion; pack; multitude; large number.
    • a battalion of ants
    • a multitude of TV antennas
    • a plurality of religions

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inertion

Want of activity or exertion; inertness; quietude. R.
These vicissitudes of exertion and inertion of the arterial system constitute the paroxysms of remittent fever. E. Darwin.

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underactive

  • adjective satellite abnormally inactive
    hypoactive.

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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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separation

  • noun the state of lacking unity
  • noun coming apart
    breakup; detachment.

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swarm

  • noun a moving crowd
    drove; horde.
  • noun a group of many things in the air or on the ground
    cloud.
    • a swarm of insects obscured the light
    • clouds of blossoms
    • it discharged a cloud of spores

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immovable

  • noun property consisting of houses and land
    real estate; real property; realty.
  • adjective satellite not able or intended to be moved
    immoveable; unmovable; stabile.
    • the immovable hills

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palpitation

  • noun a rapid and irregular heart beat
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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molecular

  • adjective relating to or produced by or consisting of molecules
    • molecular structure
    • molecular oxygen
    • molecular weight is the sum of all the atoms in a molecule
  • adjective relating to simple or elementary organization
    • proceed by more and more detailed analysis to the molecular facts of perception"--G.A. Miller

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relationship

  • noun a relation between people; (`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness)
    human relationship.
    • the relationship between mothers and their children
  • noun a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection)
    • he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship

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ownership

  • noun the relation of an owner to the thing possessed; possession with the right to transfer possession to others
  • noun the act of having and controlling property
    possession.

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bouncing

  • noun rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
    bounce.
  • verb spring back; spring away from an impact
    spring; rebound; bound; bounce; take a hop; reverberate; recoil; resile; ricochet.
    • The rubber ball bounced
    • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

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cleat

  • noun a metal or leather projection (as from the sole of a shoe); prevents slipping
  • noun a fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured

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environmental

  • adjective of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings
    • environmental factors
  • adjective concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment
    • environmental pollution

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stoic

  • noun someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
    unemotional person.
  • noun a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno
    • a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny

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grace

  • noun (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
    state of grace; saving grace.
    • the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
    • it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
    • the Virgin lived in a state of grace
  • noun elegance and beauty of movement or expression
    gracility.
    • a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace

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bitt

  • noun a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines)
    bollard.
    • the road was closed to vehicular traffic with bollards
  • verb secure with a bitt
    • bitt the ship line

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skillfulness

  • noun the state of being cognitively skillful

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preparation

  • noun the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
    readying.
    • preparations for the ceremony had begun
  • noun a substance prepared according to a formula
    formulation.
    • the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine

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grogginess

  • noun a dazed and staggering state caused by alcohol
  • noun a groggy state resulting from weariness

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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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spiritedness

  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    vivification; animation; brio; invigoration.

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tautness

  • noun the physical condition of being stretched or strained
    tension; tenseness; tensity.
    • it places great tension on the leg muscles
    • he could feel the tenseness of her body
  • noun lack of movement or room for movement
    tightness.

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desuetude

  • noun a state of inactivity or disuse

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kalemia

  • noun the presence of excess potassium in the circulating blood

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flatness

  • noun the property of having two dimensions
    two-dimensionality; planeness.
  • noun a want of animation or brilliance
    • the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style

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deep_freeze

  • noun temporary inactivity or suspension
    • the legislation has now been revived after ten years in the deep freeze
  • verb store in a deep-freeze, as for conservation
    • deep-freeze the food

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affairs

  • noun matters of personal concern
    personal business; personal matters.
    • get his affairs in order
  • noun transactions of professional or public interest
    • news of current affairs
    • great affairs of state

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imperfectness

  • noun the state or an instance of being imperfect
    imperfection.

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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agency

  • noun an administrative unit of government
    office; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • noun a business that serves other businesses

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standdown

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

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lackadaisical

  • adjective satellite lacking spirit or liveliness
    languorous; dreamy; languid.
    • a lackadaisical attempt
    • a languid mood
    • a languid wave of the hand
    • a hot languorous afternoon
  • adjective satellite idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way
    • she was annoyingly lackadaisical and impractical
    • a...lackadaisical, spiritless young man-about-town"- P.G.Wodehouse

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animation

  • noun the condition of living or the state of being alive
    living; life; aliveness.
    • while there's life there's hope
    • life depends on many chemical and physical processes
  • noun the property of being able to survive and grow
    vitality.
    • the vitality of a seed

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torpidness

  • noun inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
    torpor; torpidity; listlessness.

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vegetation

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    botany; flora.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun the process of growth in plants

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vibration

  • noun the act of vibrating
    quivering; quiver.
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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loginess

  • noun a dull and listless state resulting from weariness
    logginess.

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letter

  • noun a written message addressed to a person or organization
    missive.
    • mailed an indignant letter to the editor
  • noun the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
    alphabetic character; letter of the alphabet.
    • his grandmother taught him his letters

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flawlessness

  • noun the state of being without a flaw or defect
    ne plus ultra; perfection.

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clasp

  • noun a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; hold.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing

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turgor

  • noun (biology) the normal rigid state of fullness of a cell or blood vessel or capillary resulting from pressure of the contents against the wall or membrane

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unemotionality

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; impassivity; indifference; emotionlessness; phlegm.
  • noun absence of emotion
    emotionlessness.

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flow

  • noun the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
    flowing.
  • noun the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    flow rate; rate of flow.

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temporary_state

  • noun a state that continues for a limited time

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stand-down

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

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pizzazz

  • noun the activeness of an energetic personality
    pizzaz; dynamism; zing; oomph.

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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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languid

  • adjective satellite lacking spirit or liveliness
    languorous; dreamy; lackadaisical.
    • a lackadaisical attempt
    • a languid mood
    • a languid wave of the hand
    • a hot languorous afternoon

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immaturity

  • noun not having reached maturity
    immatureness.

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chock

  • noun a block of wood used to prevent the sliding or rolling of a heavy object
    wedge.
  • verb secure with chocks

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ground

  • noun the solid part of the earth's surface
    dry land; land; terra firma; earth; solid ground.
    • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • the earth shook for several minutes
    • he dropped the logs on the ground
  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    reason.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration

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phytology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    botany.

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quiescency

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

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quiescence

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

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going

  • noun the act of departing
    going away; departure; leaving.
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; exit; expiration; release; passing.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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lodge

  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; society; social club; gild; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today
  • noun English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
    Sir Oliver Lodge; Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge.

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indifference

  • noun unbiased impartial unconcern
  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; emotionlessness; phlegm.

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antagonism

  • noun a state of deep-seated ill-will
    enmity; hostility.
  • noun the relation between opposing principles or forces or factors
    • the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism

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hostility

  • noun a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
    ill will.
    • he could not conceal his hostility
  • noun a state of deep-seated ill-will
    enmity; antagonism.

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stasis

  • noun an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped
  • noun inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces

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stop

  • noun the event of something ending
    halt.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • noun the act of stopping something
    stoppage.
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

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listlessness

  • noun a feeling of lack of interest or energy
    languor; lassitude.
  • noun inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
    torpor; torpidity; torpidness.

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joint

  • noun (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
    articulatio; articulation.
  • noun a disreputable place of entertainment

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fixedness

  • noun remaining in place
    stationariness; immobility.
  • noun the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
    secureness; fixity; fixture; fastness.

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heterozygosity

  • noun the state of being heterozygous; having two different alleles of the same gene

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rest

  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; residual; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; repose; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool

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precession

  • noun the motion of a spinning body (as a top) in which it wobbles so that the axis of rotation sweeps out a cone
  • noun the act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)
    precedency; precedence.

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bar

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

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delegacy

  • noun the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent
    representation; agency.
  • noun a group of representatives or delegates
    delegation; commission; deputation; mission.

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deferral

  • noun a state of abeyance or suspended business
    recess.
  • noun act of putting off to a future time
    deferment; postponement.

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activity

  • noun any specific behavior
    • they avoided all recreational activity
  • noun the state of being active
    action; activeness.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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cleavage

  • noun the state of being split or cleft
    • there was a cleavage between the liberal and conservative members
  • noun the breaking of a chemical bond in a molecule resulting in smaller molecules

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dead_letter

  • noun the state of something that has outlived its relevance
    non-issue.
  • noun mail that can neither be delivered nor returned
    dead mail.

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fixed

  • adjective satellite (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value
  • verb restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
    repair; touch on; doctor; fix; furbish up; restore; mend; bushel.
    • She repaired her TV set
    • Repair my shoes please

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rivet

  • noun ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
    stud.
  • noun heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together

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biogeography

  • noun dealing with the geographical distribution of animals and plants

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stagnancy

  • noun inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation
    stagnation.
  • noun a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
    doldrums; stagnation.
    • economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation

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cramp

  • noun a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
    muscle spasm; spasm.
  • noun a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued

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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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lethargy

  • noun a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
    sluggishness; lassitude.
  • noun weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
    slackness; inanition; lassitude.

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motionlessness

  • noun a state of no motion or movement
    lifelessness; stillness.
    • the utter motionlessness of a marble statue

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groggy

  • adjective satellite stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
    foggy; logy; stuporous; dazed.

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freeze

  • noun the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
    freezing.
  • noun weather cold enough to cause freezing
    frost.

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asleep

  • adjective in a state of sleep
    • were all asleep when the phone rang
    • fell asleep at the wheel
  • adjective satellite lacking sensation
    benumbed; numb.
    • my foot is asleep
    • numb with cold

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damnation

  • noun the act of damning
  • noun the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell
    eternal damnation.

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immobilization

  • noun fixation (as by a plaster cast) of a body part in order to promote proper healing
    immobilisation.
    • immobilization of the injured knee was necessary
  • noun the act of limiting movement or making incapable of movement
    immobilisation; immobilizing.
    • the storm caused complete immobilization of the rescue team

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astrobiology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    exobiology; space biology.

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wire

  • noun ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc
  • noun a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
    conducting wire.

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pattern

  • noun a perceptual structure
    shape; form.
    • the composition presents problems for students of musical form
    • a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them
  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    practice.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern

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utopia

  • noun ideally perfect state; especially in its social and political and moral aspects
  • noun a book written by Sir Thomas More (1516) describing the perfect society on an imaginary island

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secureness

  • noun the state of freedom from fear or danger
  • noun the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
    fixity; fixedness; fixture; fastness.

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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fastness

  • noun a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
    speed; swiftness.
    • the project advanced with gratifying speed
  • noun the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
    secureness; fixity; fixedness; fixture.

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lethargic

  • adjective deficient in alertness or activity
    unenrgetic.
    • bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights

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stagnation

  • noun a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
    doldrums; stagnancy.
    • economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation
  • noun inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation
    stagnancy.

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bound

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

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cold_storage

  • noun in a state of abeyance or postponement
  • noun refrigerated storage for preservation

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unconscious

  • noun that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware
    unconscious mind.
  • adjective not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead
    • lay unconscious on the floor

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nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

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embryology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms

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steady

  • noun a person loved by another person
    truelove; sweetheart; sweetie.
  • verb make steady
    becalm; calm.
    • steady yourself

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joggle

  • noun a fastener that is inserted into holes in two adjacent pieces and holds them together
    dowel pin; dowel.
  • noun a slight irregular shaking motion
    jiggle.

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firmness

  • noun the muscle tone of healthy tissue
    soundness.
    • his muscular firmness
  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; resolve; firmness of purpose; resolution.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work

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ne_plus_ultra

  • noun the state of being without a flaw or defect
    flawlessness; perfection.

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dependance

  • noun being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
    addiction; habituation; dependence; dependency.
  • noun the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
    dependence; dependency.

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zipper

  • noun a fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab
    slide fastener; zip fastener; zip.
  • verb close with a zipper
    zip up; zip.
    • Zip up your jacket--it's cold

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inertia

  • noun a disposition to remain inactive or inert
    inactivity; inactiveness.
    • he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work
  • noun (physics) the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force

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oomph

  • noun attractiveness to the opposite sex
    desirability; sex appeal; desirableness.
  • noun the activeness of an energetic personality
    pizzazz; pizzaz; dynamism; zing.

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homozygosity

  • noun the state of being homozygous; having two identical alleles of the same gene

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space_biology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    exobiology; astrobiology.

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tremolo

  • noun (music) a tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or rapid alternation of two tones
  • noun vocal vibrato especially an excessive or poorly controlled one

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fix

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

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physiological_condition

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

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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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preparedness

  • noun the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
    preparation; readiness.
    • putting them in readiness
    • their preparation was more than adequate

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stabile

  • noun a sculpture having fixed units (usually constructed of sheet metal) and attached to a fixed support
  • adjective satellite (chemistry, physics, biology) resistant to change

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unemotional

  • adjective unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
  • adjective satellite cool and formal in manner
    reticent; restrained.

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belt

  • noun endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
  • noun a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

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immobile

  • adjective not capable of movement or of being moved
  • adjective satellite securely fixed in place
    firm; fast.
    • the post was still firm after being hit by the car

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union

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

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unenrgetic

  • adjective deficient in alertness or activity
    lethargic.
    • bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights

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steadiness

  • noun freedom from wavering or indecision; constancy of resolve or conduct
    • He trusted her clear steadiness that she would do what she said
  • noun the quality of being steady or securely and immovably fixed in place
    firmness.

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becalmed

  • adjective satellite rendered motionless for lack of wind
  • verb make steady
    becalm; steady; calm.
    • steady yourself

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genetic

  • adjective satellite occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    transmissible; familial; hereditary; transmitted; inherited.
    • an inherited disease
    • familial traits
    • genetically transmitted features
  • adjective of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
    genetical; genic.
    • genic combinations
    • genetic code

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wobbly

  • adjective satellite inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
    shaky; rickety; wonky.
    • a rickety table
    • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
    • the ladder felt a little wobbly
    • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky
  • noun a member of the Industrial Workers of the World

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bionomics

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

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firm

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

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doldrums

  • noun a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
    stagnancy; stagnation.
    • economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation
  • noun a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific

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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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sprightliness

  • noun animation and energy in action or expression
    liveliness; life; spirit.
    • it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it

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molecular_biology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role)

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neotony

  • noun the state resulting when juvenile characteristics are retained by the adults of a species

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bight

  • noun a loop in a rope
  • noun a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)

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cinch

  • noun any undertaking that is easy to do
    picnic; walkover; duck soup; piece of cake; breeze; child's play; snap; pushover.
    • marketing this product will be no picnic
  • noun stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
    girth.

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suspension

  • noun a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy
  • noun a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    intermission; break; pause; interruption.

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perpetual_motion

  • noun motion that continues indefinitely without any external source of energy; impossible in practice because of friction

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foggy

  • adjective satellite stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows or drunkenness or exhaustion)
    groggy; logy; stuporous; dazed.
  • adjective satellite indistinct or hazy in outline
    muzzy; hazy; blurred; fuzzy; bleary; blurry.
    • a landscape of blurred outlines
    • the trees were just blurry shapes

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spirit

  • noun the vital principle or animating force within living things
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; feel; tone; flavor; feeling; smell.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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deskbound

  • adjective satellite restricted to working in an office rather than in an active physical capacity
    desk-bound.

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frozen

  • adjective turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold
    • the frozen North
    • frozen pipes
    • children skating on a frozen brook
  • verb stop moving or become immobilized
    stop dead; freeze.
    • When he saw the police car he froze

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slumber

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

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non-issue

  • noun the state of something that has outlived its relevance
    dead letter.

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employ

  • noun the state of being employed or having a job
    employment.
    • they are looking for employment
    • he was in the employ of the city
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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moratorium

  • noun a legally authorized postponement before some obligation must be discharged
  • noun suspension of an ongoing activity

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dynamism

  • noun any of the various theories or doctrines or philosophical systems that attempt to explain the phenomena of the universe in terms of some immanent force or energy
  • noun active strength of body or mind
    vigor; vigour; heartiness.

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wild

  • noun a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
    natural state; state of nature.
    • he lived in the wild
    • they collected mushrooms in the wild
  • noun a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
    wilderness.
    • it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers

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situation

  • noun the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
    state of affairs.
    • the present international situation is dangerous
    • wondered how such a state of affairs had come about
    • eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
  • noun a condition or position in which you find yourself
    position.
    • the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils
    • found herself in a very fortunate situation

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ultra

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

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lassitude

  • noun a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
    sluggishness; lethargy.
  • noun a feeling of lack of interest or energy
    languor; listlessness.

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girth

  • noun the distance around a person's body
  • noun stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
    cinch.

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inertness

  • noun immobility by virtue of being inert

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sleeping

  • noun the state of being asleep
  • noun quiet and inactive restfulness
    quiescence; quiescency; dormancy.

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omniscience

  • noun the state of being omniscient; having infinite knowledge

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rig

  • noun gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
  • noun a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
    trailer truck; tractor trailer; semi; trucking rig; articulated lorry.

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unity

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    integrity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; one; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one

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conflict

  • noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    battle; struggle.
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs
  • noun opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings
    • he was immobilized by conflict and indecision

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exertion

  • noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    elbow grease; effort; travail; sweat.
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion

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temporary

  • noun a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis
    temporary worker; temp.
  • adjective not permanent; not lasting
    impermanent.
    • politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber
    • impermanent palm cottages
    • a temperary arrangement
    • temporary housing

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hang

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

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cement

  • noun concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement
    • they stood on the grey cement beside the pool
  • noun a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar

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dreaminess

  • noun a relaxed comfortable feeling
    languor.

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rootage

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

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stolidity

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; emotionlessness; phlegm.
  • noun an indifference to pleasure or pain
    stolidness; stoicism.

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calcification

  • noun a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
  • noun tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts

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wholeness

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; integrity.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun a state of robust good health
    haleness.

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destruction

  • noun the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
    devastation.
  • noun an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
    wipeout; demolition.

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motionless

  • adjective satellite not in physical motion
    still; inactive; static.
    • the inertia of an object at rest

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unreactive

  • adjective (chemistry) not reacting chemically
  • adjective satellite not tending to react to stimulation

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shakiness

  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe
  • noun the quality of being unstable and insecure
    • the shakiness of the present regime

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matureness

  • noun state of being mature; full development
    maturity.

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position

  • noun the particular portion of space occupied by something
    place.
    • he put the lamp back in its place
  • noun a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
    military position.

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estivation

  • noun (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period
    aestivation.
  • noun (botany) the arrangement of sepals and petals in a flower bud before it opens
    aestivation.

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stake

  • noun (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    interest.
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future
  • noun a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
    post.
    • a pair of posts marked the goal
    • the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake

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unemployment

  • noun the state of being unemployed or not having a job
    • unemployment is a serious social evil
    • the rate of unemployment is an indicator of the health of an economy

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being

  • noun the state or fact of existing
    beingness; existence.
    • a point of view gradually coming into being
    • laws in existence for centuries
  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    organism.

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shivering

  • noun a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever
    chill.
  • verb tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
    shudder; throb; shiver; thrill.

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anergy

  • noun reduction or lack of an immune response to a specific antigen
  • noun inactivity and lack of energy

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proposer

  • noun someone who advances a suggestion or proposal
    suggester.
    • the suggester of this absurd strategy was a fool
  • noun (parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion
    mover.

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inactive

  • adjective satellite (chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert
    • desired amounts of inactive chlorine
  • adjective (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly

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forthcomingness

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

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biologist

  • noun (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
    life scientist.

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inflexibleness

  • noun a lack of physical flexibility
    inflexibility.

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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state_of_nature

  • noun a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
    wild; natural state.
    • he lived in the wild
    • they collected mushrooms in the wild

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isomerism

  • noun the state of being an isomer; the complex of chemical and physical phenomena characteristic of isomers

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unmoving

  • adjective not in motion
    nonmoving.
  • adjective not arousing emotions

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biological_science

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biology.

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passive

  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
    passive voice.
    • `The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice
    • `The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive
  • adjective lacking in energy or will
    inactive.
    • Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith

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arrest

  • noun the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    taking into custody; apprehension; pinch; catch; collar.
    • the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; hitch; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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immovableness

  • noun not capable of being moved or rearranged
    immovability.

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immatureness

  • noun not having reached maturity
    immaturity.

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omnipotence

  • noun the state of being omnipotent; having unlimited power

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dreamy

  • adjective satellite dreamy in mood or nature
    moony; woolgathering.
    • a woolgathering moment
  • adjective satellite lacking spirit or liveliness
    languorous; languid; lackadaisical.
    • a lackadaisical attempt
    • a languid mood
    • a languid wave of the hand
    • a hot languorous afternoon

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bandage

  • noun a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
    patch.
  • verb wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
    bind.

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desk

  • noun a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments

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vivification

  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    animation; brio; spiritedness; invigoration.
  • noun the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
    animation; invigoration.

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perpetual

  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; eternal; ageless; eonian; everlasting; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven
  • adjective satellite uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
    ceaseless; constant; unceasing; never-ending; incessant; unremitting.
    • the ceaseless thunder of surf
    • in constant pain
    • night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city
    • the never-ending search for happiness
    • the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy
    • man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation
    • unremitting demands of hunger

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flux

  • noun the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface
  • noun a flow or discharge
    fluxion.

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eternal_damnation

  • noun the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell
    damnation.

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fixity

  • noun the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
    secureness; fixedness; fixture; fastness.
  • noun the quality of being incapable of mutation
    immutableness; immutability.
    • Darwin challenged the fixity of species

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disorder

  • noun a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
    upset.
    • the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder
    • everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time
  • noun a condition in which things are not in their expected places
    disorderliness.
    • the files are in complete disorder

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ecology

  • noun the environment as it relates to living organisms
    • it changed the ecology of the island
  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    bionomics; environmental science.

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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self-motion

Motion given by inherent power, without external impulse; spontaneus or voluntary motion.
Matter is not induced with self-motion. Cheyne.

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employment

  • noun the state of being employed or having a job
    employ.
    • they are looking for employment
    • he was in the employ of the city
  • noun the occupation for which you are paid
    work.
    • he is looking for employment
    • a lot of people are out of work

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desk-bound

  • adjective satellite restricted to working in an office rather than in an active physical capacity
    deskbound.

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inflexibility

  • noun a lack of physical flexibility
    inflexibleness.
  • noun the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe
    rigidity; rigidness.

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genetics

  • noun the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
    genetic science.

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moor

  • noun open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss
    moorland.
  • noun one of the Muslim people of north Africa; of mixed Arab and Berber descent; converted to Islam in the 8th century; conqueror of Spain in the 8th century

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genetic_science

  • noun the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
    genetics.

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noose

  • noun a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
    gin; snare.
  • noun a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
    slip noose; running noose.

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logginess

  • noun a dull and listless state resulting from weariness
    loginess.

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ornamentation

  • noun the state of being ornamented
  • noun something used to beautify
    decoration; ornament.

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biology

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biological science.
  • noun characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms
    • the biology of viruses

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life_scientist

  • noun (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
    biologist.

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imminence

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

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imminency

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

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belay

  • noun something to which a mountain climber's rope can be secured
  • verb turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him

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stage

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    phase.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    point; degree; level.
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?

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dormant

  • adjective satellite in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
    hibernating; torpid.
    • dormant buds
    • a hibernating bear
    • torpid frogs
  • adjective (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct
    inactive.
    • a dormant volcano

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dystopia

  • noun state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror
  • noun a work of fiction describing an imaginary place where life is extremely bad because of deprivation or oppression or terror

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zip

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; nil; nada; zero; nix; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it
  • noun a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
    postal code; postcode; ZIP code.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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shiftlessness

  • noun a failure to be active as a consequence of lack of initiative or ambition

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phlegmatic

  • adjective satellite showing little emotion
    phlegmatical.
    • a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man

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dependence

  • noun the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
    dependance; dependency.
  • noun being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
    dependance; addiction; habituation; dependency.

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dependency

  • noun the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else
    dependance; dependence.
  • noun being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
    dependance; addiction; habituation; dependence.

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plus

  • noun a useful or valuable quality
    asset.
  • noun the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers
    summation; addition.
    • the summation of four and three gives seven
    • four plus three equals seven

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stand

  • noun a support or foundation
    pedestal; base.
    • the base of the lamp
  • noun the position where a thing or person stands

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stationary

  • adjective satellite standing still
    • the car remained stationary with the engine running
  • adjective satellite not capable of being moved
    • stationary machinery

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polyvalence

  • noun (chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two
    polyvalency; multivalency; multivalence.
  • noun (toxicology) the state of being capable of counteracting more than one toxin or antigen or kind of microorganism
    polyvalency.

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multivalence

  • noun (chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two
    polyvalency; multivalency; polyvalence.

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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multivalency

  • noun (chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two
    polyvalency; polyvalence; multivalence.

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torpidity

  • noun a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility
    torpor.
    • he fell into a deep torpor
  • noun inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
    torpor; torpidness; listlessness.

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rigidness

  • noun the physical property of being stiff and resisting bending
    rigidity.
  • noun the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe
    rigidity; inflexibility.

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zoology

  • noun all the animal life in a particular region or period
    fauna.
    • the fauna of China
    • the zoology of the Pliocene epoch
  • noun the branch of biology that studies animals
    zoological science.

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polyvalency

  • noun (chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two
    multivalency; polyvalence; multivalence.
  • noun (toxicology) the state of being capable of counteracting more than one toxin or antigen or kind of microorganism
    polyvalence.

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stoppage

  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stop; hitch; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • noun an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    closure; blockage; occlusion; stop; block.
    • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

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buckle

  • noun fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong
  • noun a shape distorted by twisting or folding
    warp.

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fast

  • noun abstaining from food
    fasting.
  • verb abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
    • Catholics sometimes fast during Lent

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annulment

  • noun the state of being cancelled or annulled
    revocation.
  • noun (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)
    invalidation.

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stupefaction

  • noun a feeling of stupefied astonishment
  • noun marginal consciousness
    semiconsciousness; grogginess; stupor.
    • his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows
    • someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor

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medium

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

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spike

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

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inactiveness

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

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crank

  • noun a bad-tempered person
    grouch; churl; grump; crosspatch.
  • noun a whimsically eccentric person
    screwball; fruitcake; nut case; nut; crackpot.

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attribute

  • noun a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
    property; dimension.
    • self-confidence is not an endearing property
  • noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

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cytology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells

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spiritlessness

  • noun the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
    apathy; indifference; numbness.

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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indisposition

  • noun a slight illness
  • noun a certain degree of unwillingness
    hesitation; hesitancy; reluctance; disinclination.
    • a reluctance to commit himself
    • his hesitancy revealed his basic indisposition
    • after some hesitation he agreed

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maturity

  • noun the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
    adulthood.
  • noun state of being mature; full development
    matureness.

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holding_pattern

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

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latch

  • noun spring-loaded doorlock that can only be opened from the outside with a key
    door latch.
  • noun catch for fastening a door or gate; a bar that can be lowered or slid into a groove

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torpor

  • noun a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility
    torpidity.
    • he fell into a deep torpor
  • noun inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
    torpidity; torpidness; listlessness.

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pin

  • noun a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
  • noun when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
    fall.

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woolgathering

  • noun an idle indulgence in fantasy
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; stargaze; dream; daydream.

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garter

  • noun a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
    supporter.
  • verb fasten with or as if with a garter

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ground_state

  • noun (physics) the lowest energy state of an atom or other particle

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deep

  • noun the central and most intense or profound part
    • in the deep of night
    • in the deep of winter
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    trench; oceanic abyss.

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natural_state

  • noun a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
    wild; state of nature.
    • he lived in the wild
    • they collected mushrooms in the wild

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mover

  • noun workman employed by a moving company
    • the movers were very careful with the grand piano
  • noun (parliamentary procedure) someone who makes a formal motion
    proposer.

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tremble

  • noun a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
    shiver; shake.
  • verb move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways
    • His hands were trembling when he signed the document

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check

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    cheque; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    assay.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress

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physical

  • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
    • physical exercise
    • physical suffering
    • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
  • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
    • physical sciences
    • physical laws

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palaeobiology

  • noun a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
    paleobiology.

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revocation

  • noun the state of being cancelled or annulled
    annulment.
  • noun the act (by someone having the authority) of annulling something previously done
    • the revocation of a law

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fixing

  • noun the act of putting something in working order again
    repair; reparation; fix; mending; fixture; mend.
  • noun restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    fastening; fastener; holdfast.

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idleness

  • noun having no employment
    idling; loafing.
  • noun the quality of lacking substance or value
    groundlessness.
    • the groundlessness of their report was quickly recognized

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storage

  • noun the act of storing something
  • noun a depository for goods
    entrepot; depot; store; storehouse.
    • storehouses were built close to the docks

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ne

  • noun a colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube; one of the six inert gasses; occurs in the air in small amounts
    atomic number 10; neon.
  • noun the compass point midway between north and east; at 45 degrees
    northeast; northeastward; nor'-east.

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forestry

  • noun the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber

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activeness

  • noun the state of being active
    action; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action
  • noun the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically
    activity.
    • the level of activity declines with age

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holding

  • noun the act of retaining something
    keeping; retention.
  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; property.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property

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tie

  • noun neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
    necktie.
    • he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie
    • he wore a vest and tie
  • noun a social or business relationship
    affiliation; tie-up; association.
    • a valuable financial affiliation
    • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
    • many close associations with England

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physical_condition

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

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state_of_affairs

  • noun the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
    situation.
    • the present international situation is dangerous
    • wondered how such a state of affairs had come about
    • eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt

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stay

  • noun continuing or remaining in a place or state
    • they had a nice stay in Paris
    • a lengthy hospital stay
    • a four-month stay in bankruptcy court
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; hitch; arrest; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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enlargement

  • noun the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope
    expansion.
  • noun the state of being enlarged

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pizzaz

  • noun the activeness of an energetic personality
    pizzazz; dynamism; zing; oomph.

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merchantability

  • noun the state of being fit for market; ready to be bought or sold

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lifelessness

  • noun a state of no motion or movement
    motionlessness; stillness.
    • the utter motionlessness of a marble statue
  • noun not having life
    inanimateness.

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cryobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the effects of low temperatures on living tissues or organs or organisms

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apathy

  • noun an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
  • noun the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally
    spiritlessness; indifference; numbness.

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stock-still

  • adjective satellite absolutely still
    frozen; rooted.
    • frozen with horror
    • they stood rooted in astonishment
  • adverb without moving or making a sound
    still.
    • he sat still as a statue
    • time stood still
    • they waited stock-still outside the door
    • he couldn't hold still any longer

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fastener

  • noun a person who fastens or makes fast
    • he found the door fastened and wondered who the fastener was
  • noun restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    fastening; fixing; holdfast.

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phlegm

  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; indifference; emotionlessness.
  • noun expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness
    sputum.

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