infiltration (Also infiltrations) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to infiltration


  • noun the process of providing or combining or treating with oxygen
    • the oxygenation of the blood

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

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  • noun a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt; with strong acids and bases the essential reaction is the combination of hydrogen ions with hydroxyl ions to form water
    neutralization; neutralisation; neutralisation reaction.

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  • noun a disposition to behave aggressively
  • noun a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack

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  • noun an operation developed for United States troops in Vietnam; troops would move through a designated area destroying troops as they found them

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  • noun stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; assert; swear; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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  • noun an equal exchange
    swop; barter; trade.
    • we had no money so we had to live by barter
  • verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    switch; swop; trade.

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  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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  • adjective of or relating to or produced by chemical reactions at high temperatures

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  • noun the southern army during the American Civil War
    Confederate Army.

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  • noun coldness due to a cold environment
    iciness; gelidity.
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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  • noun the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
    engineering; applied science; technology.
    • he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study

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  • noun a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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  • noun the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
    wash; race; backwash; airstream.

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  • adjective satellite capable of being distributed
    allocatable; allocable.

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

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

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  • noun the airborne branch of a country's armed forces
    air force.

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  • noun one who hesitates (usually out of fear)
    hesitater; hesitator; vacillator.

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  • noun military actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments

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  • noun gradual internal motion or deformation of a solid body (as by heat)
    • rock fracture and rock flowage are different types of geological deformation
  • noun a body of water that has been created by deliberately flooding an area
    • many campsites were located near the flowage

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  • noun a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    initiation; installation.
    • his initiation into the club
    • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
    • he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame
  • noun an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current

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  • noun someone who strays or falls behind
  • adjective satellite not close together in time
    isolated; stray.
    • isolated instances of rebellion
    • a few stray crumbs

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  • noun skills that are required for the life of soldier

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  • noun (thermodynamics) any process that occurs without gain or loss of heat

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  • noun the accumulation of molecules of a gas to form a thin film on the surface of a solid

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  • noun a following of one thing after another in time
    chronological succession; chronological sequence; successiveness; sequence.
    • the doctor saw a sequence of patients
  • noun a group of people or things arranged or following in order
    • a succession of stalls offering soft drinks
    • a succession of failures

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  • noun a filter to remove impurities from the water supply

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  • adjective satellite conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
    hugger-mugger; clandestine; secret; hole-and-corner; surreptitious; underground; cloak-and-dagger; hush-hush.
    • clandestine intelligence operations
    • cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines
    • hole-and-corner intrigue
    • secret missions
    • a secret agent
    • secret sales of arms
    • surreptitious mobilization of troops
    • an undercover investigation
    • underground resistance

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

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  • noun the process of coming into being; becoming reality
    • the materialization of her dream
  • noun an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
    materialization; manifestation.

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  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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  • noun a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)
  • noun the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium
    • the percolation of rainwater through the soil
    • the infiltration of seawater through the lava

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

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  • noun the process whereby fluids pass through a filter or a filtering medium
  • noun the act of changing a fluid by passing it through a filter

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  • noun chromatography that uses selective adsorption by a column of powders

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  • noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    preparation; cookery.
    • cooking can be a great art
    • people are needed who have experience in cookery
    • he left the preparation of meals to his wife
  • verb prepare a hot meal
    • My husband doesn't cook

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  • noun an amphibious division of the United States Navy
    Marine Corps; US Marine Corps; USMC; United States Marine Corps.

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  • noun someone whose style is out of fashion
    fogey; dodo; fogy.
  • noun the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil

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  • noun the act of militarizing again

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  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solid; solid state.
  • noun the consistency of a solid

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  • noun gunfire aimed a target that is being tracked by radar

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  • noun (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance
    chemical decomposition reaction; decomposition.

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

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  • noun the force of workers available
    hands; manpower; work force; workforce.
  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male; man.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus

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  • noun fire delivered by artillery
    cannon fire.

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  • noun fire delivered on a target that is visible to the person aiming it

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

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

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  • noun 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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  • noun a geological change in the mineral content of rock after the rock has formed

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  • noun the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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  • noun lysis of bone caused by disease or infection or inadequate blood supply

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

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

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

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  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; political campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort

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  • noun crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques
    mineral extraction; mineral processing; ore processing; beneficiation; mineral dressing.

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

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  • noun any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    unit of measurement.
    • the dollar is the United States unit of currency
    • a unit of wheat is a bushel
    • change per unit volume
  • noun an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
    • the reduced the number of units and installations
    • the word is a basic linguistic unit

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  • noun the act of causing tribal people to abandon their customs and adopt urban ways of living
  • noun the decline or termination of tribal organization

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  • noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
  • verb to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    turn; plough.
    • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
    • turn the earth in the Spring

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

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  • noun a reply of denial
    • he answered in the negative
  • noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

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

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  • noun a reversible chemical reaction in which one reaction is an oxidation and the reverse is a reduction
    oxidoreduction; oxidation-reduction.

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  • 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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  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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

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  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
  • noun the process of extracting certain active properties (as a drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking (usually in water)

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

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  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of thermions
    • thermionic cathode

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  • noun the process of converting to a sol; bringing to a colloidal solution

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  • noun dissolution or destruction of bacteria

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  • noun too much production or more than expected
  • verb invade in great numbers
    • the roaches infested our kitchen

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  • noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    juncture; joint; junction; articulation.
  • noun a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
    union; sum.
    • let C be the union of the sets A and B

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

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  • noun (medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning
  • noun the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds

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  • noun the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
    • they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers
    • there is a constant hum of military preparation

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  • noun someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
  • noun someone who dives (into water)

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  • noun the process of becoming sour
  • verb go sour or spoil
    ferment; turn; sour; work.
    • The milk has soured
    • The wine worked
    • The cream has turned--we have to throw it out

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  • noun the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)
    • the strike was supported by the union rank and file
    • he rose from the ranks to become a colonel
  • noun people who constitute the main body of any group

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  • noun a descent as through liquid (especially through water)
    • they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic
  • noun a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)
    • after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market
    • he could not control the sinking of his legs

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

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  • noun large but transportable armament
    heavy weapon; ordnance; gun.
  • noun an army unit that uses big guns
    artillery unit.

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  • noun an attack without warning
    surprise attack.

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  • noun material with which something is impregnated
    • the impregnation, whatever it was, had turned the rock blue
  • noun the process of totally saturating something with a substance
    • the impregnation of wood with preservative
    • the saturation of cotton with ether

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  • noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    preparation; cooking.
    • cooking can be a great art
    • people are needed who have experience in cookery
    • he left the preparation of meals to his wife

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  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    • 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
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    travesty; farce comedy.
  • noun mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs

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  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travelling; traveling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • noun a movement through space that changes the location of something
    change of location.

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

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

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  • noun a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins)
  • noun the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining

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  • noun an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
  • verb land on a beach
    • the ship beached near the port

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  • verb imbue with a spirit

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

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

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  • noun a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    guerrilla; insurgent; irregular.

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  • noun military actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments
    psychological operation.

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  • noun surgical removal of a body part or tissue
    extirpation; excision; cutting out.
  • noun the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers

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  • noun (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
    central office; main office; home office; home base.
    • many companies have their headquarters in New York
  • noun the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command
    military headquarters; HQ.
    • the general's headquarters were a couple of large tents

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  • noun a name that has been assumed temporarily
    assumed name; false name.
  • adverb as known or named at another time or place
    a.k.a.; also known as.
    • Mr. Smith, alias Mr. Lafayette

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  • noun an oily colorless liquid obtained by the condensation of two molecules of acetaldehyde; contains an alcohol group (-OH) and an aldehyde group (-CHO)

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

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  • adjective relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
    carboniferous; carbonous; carbonaceous.

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

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

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

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

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  • noun the process in which part of the output of a system is returned to its input in order to regulate its further output
  • noun response to an inquiry or experiment

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  • 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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  • noun a filter that removes dust from the air that passes through it
    air filter.

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

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  • noun an attack by dropping bombs
  • noun the use of bombs for sabotage; a tactic frequently used by terrorists

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  • noun the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)

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  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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  • noun the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
    soakage; soak.
    • a good soak put life back in the wagon
  • noun the act of making something completely wet
    souse; drenching; sousing.
    • he gave it a good drenching

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  • noun an agent that produces coagulation

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

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  • noun dissipation of heat

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

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  • noun an attack of machine-gun fire or cannon fire from a low flying airplane
    • the next morning they carried out a strafe of enemy airfields
  • verb attack with machine guns or cannon fire from a low-flying plane
    • civilians were strafed in an effort to force the country's surrender

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  • noun a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
  • verb bring about abruptly
    • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

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  • noun a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans
    • he ordered a cup of coffee
  • noun any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans
    coffee tree.

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  • noun a process used for separating mixtures by virtue of differences in absorbency

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  • noun lysis of plant or animal tissue by an internal process

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

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

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

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  • noun a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
  • noun a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
    whisk broom.

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  • noun a metal conductor specially designed to conduct (and radiate) heat

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

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  • noun any material that fills a space or container
    • there was not enough fill for the trench
  • noun flow into something (as a container)

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  • noun a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
  • noun a subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization
    • network affiliates

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  • noun a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
  • noun a mountain formed by volcanic material

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  • noun a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
  • noun a handwheel that is used for steering
    steering wheel.

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  • noun a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation

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  • noun act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation

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  • noun the act of keeping a secret watch for intelligence purposes

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  • noun a church congregation guided by a pastor
  • noun a group of birds

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  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
  • noun a passage selected from a larger work
    excerption; selection; excerpt.
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

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  • noun a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    oceanic abyss; deep.

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  • noun the United States and its allies defeated Iraq in a ground war that lasted 100 hours (1991)

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  • noun the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
  • verb move with a sibilant sound
    • He whooshed the doors open

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

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  • noun merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
    spark; light; twinkle.
    • he had a sparkle in his eye
    • there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes
  • noun the occurrence of a small flash or spark
    glitter; coruscation.

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  • noun fire distributed in depth by successive changes in the elevation of the gun

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  • noun the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    medical specialty.
  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicament; medication; medicinal drug.

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  • noun the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
  • noun a sudden unexpected event

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  • noun an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
    • a defensive formation
    • a formation of planes
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape

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

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

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  • noun fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations
    • artillery provided covering fire for the withdrawal

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

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  • noun device that removes something from whatever passes through it
  • noun an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it

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  • noun nuclear fusion at or near room temperatures; claims to have discovered it are generally considered to have been mistaken

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  • noun fire approximately parallel to the ground; the center of the cone of fire does rise above 1 meter from the ground

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  • noun the department of local government that is responsible for managing the treatment of convicted offenders
    department of corrections.
    • for a career in corrections turn to the web site of the New Jersey Department of Corrections
  • noun the social control of offenders through a system of imprisonment and rehabilitation and probation and parole

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  • noun the process whereby water particles become visible in the sky
    clouding up.
  • verb make overcast or cloudy
    overcast; cloud.
    • Fall weather often overcasts our beaches

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  • noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
  • noun relative status
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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  • noun a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family
  • verb cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
    • They pelted each other with snowballs

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  • noun a thin coat of water-base paint
  • noun the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
    lavation; washing.

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  • adjective of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons
    • electronic devices
  • adjective of or concerned with electrons
    • electronic energy

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  • noun fire directed to an area to prevent the enemy from using that area

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  • noun an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
    extractor; separator.
  • verb rotate at very high speed in order to separate the liquids from the solids

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  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

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  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    wearing; eating away; eroding; erosion.

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  • noun action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war
    • the neutralization of Belgium
  • noun a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt; with strong acids and bases the essential reaction is the combination of hydrogen ions with hydroxyl ions to form water
    neutralization reaction; neutralisation; neutralisation reaction.

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

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  • noun (sports) dropping the ball
  • verb feel about uncertainly or blindly
    • She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom

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

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  • noun lysis of erythrocytes with the release of hemoglobin
    haemolysis; hematolysis; hemolysis.

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  • adjective relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
    • urban sociology
    • urban development
  • adjective located in or characteristic of a city or city life
    • urban property owners
    • urban affairs
    • urban manners

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  • noun social control achieved as a manifestation of self-will or general consent

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  • noun a sandwich made from a western omelet
    western sandwich.
  • noun a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
    horse opera.

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  • noun a very slow movement
    • the traffic advanced at a crawl
  • noun a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
    Australian crawl; front crawl.

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  • noun the froth produced by soaps or detergents
    soapsuds; suds.
  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; sweat; stew; fret.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams

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  • noun any entry into an area not previously occupied
    invasion; encroachment.
    • an invasion of tourists
    • an invasion of locusts
  • noun entrance by force or without permission or welcome

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  • noun predicting what the weather will be
    weather forecasting.
  • noun the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)

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  • noun the conversion of a solid or a gas into a liquid

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  • noun the act of punishing
    penalty; punishment; penalisation.

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

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  • adjective of or relating to biochemistry; involving chemical processes in living organisms

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  • 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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  • noun an amphibious operation attacking a land base that is carried out by troops that are landed by naval ships

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  • noun the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
  • verb try to get or reach
    • seek a position
    • seek an education
    • seek happiness

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

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

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  • noun a rester who is sleeping
  • noun a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal

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  • noun the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
    lying in wait; ambush; trap.
  • verb wait in hiding to attack
    scupper; lie in wait; lurk; bushwhack; ambush; waylay.

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  • noun the process of erosion whereby a level surface is produced

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  • noun Dutch dancer who was executed by the French as a German spy in World War I (1876-1917)
    Mata Hari.

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  • noun a regular patron
    fixture; habitue.
    • an habitue of the racetrack
    • a bum who is a Central Park fixture
  • noun a soldier in the regular army

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  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

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  • noun several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)

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  • noun the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
    chemical science.
  • noun the chemical composition and properties of a substance or object
    • the chemistry of soil

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

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  • noun low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
  • noun a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables
    • he was trapped in a medical swamp

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  • noun the process of mountain formation (especially by the upward displacement of the earth's crust)

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  • noun a very small circular shape
    • a row of points
    • draw lines between the dots
  • noun the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
    Department of Transportation; Transportation.

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  • noun formality and propriety of manner
  • noun something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    stockpile; backlog.

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  • noun an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
  • noun strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
    bomb calorimeter.

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  • noun crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques
    mineral extraction; mineral processing; ore processing; beneficiation; ore dressing.

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  • noun weaponry used by military or naval force
  • noun the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
    arming; equipping.

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  • noun an unsteady uneven gait
    stagger; stumble.
  • noun a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)

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  • noun a military campaign designed to achieve a specific objective in a foreign country
    military expedition; expedition.

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  • noun used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
    blue; blueing.
  • noun a process that makes something blue (or bluish)

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  • noun control exerted (actively or passively) by group action

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  • noun a complete failure
    flop; fizzle.
    • the play was a dismal flop
  • noun the chest of a woman
    female chest.

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  • noun (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
    geological process.

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

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  • noun a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery
    lubricant; lubricating substance; lubricator.
  • verb apply a lubricant to
    • lubricate my car

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  • noun grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
  • noun annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper

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

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  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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

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  • adjective of or pertaining to photoelectricity
    • the photoelectric effect

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  • noun crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques
    mineral extraction; mineral processing; beneficiation; ore dressing; mineral dressing.

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

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  • verb string together (morphemes in an agglutinating language)
  • verb clump together; as of bacteria, red blood cells, etc.

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  • noun a small ring-shaped friedcake
    donut; doughnut.
  • noun a weight that sinks (as to hold nets or fishing lines under water)

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  • noun merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    liberation; freeing.

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  • noun water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
  • verb travel by means of steam power
    • The ship steamed off into the Pacific

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  • noun a horizontal beam that extends across something
    crosspiece; crossbeam; trave.
  • noun a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it

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  • adjective satellite discovered or determined by scientific observation
    discovered; ascertained.
    • variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors
    • the discovered behavior norms
    • discovered differences in achievement
    • no explanation for the observed phenomena
  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; detect; find; discover.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint

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  • noun a movement through space that changes the location of something

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  • noun the transformation of a gamma-ray photon into an electron and a positron when the photon passes close to an atomic nucleus
    pair production; pair creation.

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  • noun the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    flow rate; flow.

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  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; governance; governing; government.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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

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  • noun processes for chemical reactions at high temperatures
    pyrochemical process.

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  • noun authoritative prohibition
  • noun a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity

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  • noun the act of becoming stiff
    • stiffening his shoulders, he prepared to advance
  • noun the process of becoming stiff or rigid
    rigidification; rigidifying.

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  • noun the addition or substitution of chlorine in organic compounds
  • noun disinfection of water by the addition of small amounts of chlorine or a chlorine compound

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  • noun a dilute solution of acetic acid that is used as a solvent (e.g. for a drug)
  • noun sour-tasting liquid produced usually by oxidation of the alcohol in wine or cider and used as a condiment or food preservative

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  • noun the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction
    oxidization; oxidisation.

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  • noun the German airforce
    German Luftwaffe.

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  • noun a European river; flows into the North Sea
  • noun an American operation in World War I (1918); American troops under Pershing drove back the German armies which were saved only by the armistice on November 11
    Argonne Forest; Argonne; Meuse-Argonne operation; Meuse-Argonne; Meuse.

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  • noun a reaction of aldehydes resulting in an aldol

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  • noun an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
    C; atomic number 6.
  • noun a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper
    carbon paper.

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  • noun a material having capacity or tendency to absorb another substance
    absorbent material.
  • adjective having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)
    • as absorbent as a sponge

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  • noun the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time
    • the dank climate of southern Wales
    • plants from a cold clime travel best in winter
  • noun the prevailing psychological state
    • the climate of opinion
    • the national mood had changed radically since the last election

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  • noun the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
  • noun utility to warm a building
    heating system; heat; heating plant.
    • the heating system wasn't working
    • they have radiant heating

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  • noun a process in which liquid blood is changed into a semisolid mass (a blood clot)
    blood coagulation.

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  • noun lysis of plant or animal tissue by an internal process

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  • noun activation by an inner spirit or force or principle
    • the Holy Spirit is the indweller of the church and its members
  • noun a person who inhabits a particular place
    inhabitant; habitant; dweller; denizen.

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  • noun an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target
    area bombing; saturation bombing.
  • verb bomb a large area systematically and extensively
    carpet bomb.
    • The U.S. decided to carpet bomb Vietnam

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

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  • noun (photography) the formation of a network of cracks or wrinkles in a photographic emulsion
  • noun an arrangement resembling a net or network
    • the reticulation of a leaf
    • the reticulation of a photographic emulsion

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  • noun a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis
    CO2; carbon dioxide.

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  • noun a sudden short attack
    maraud; raid.
  • noun an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)
    • scientists' forays into politics

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  • noun a prescription drug that is provided again
    • he got a refill of his prescription
    • the prescription specified only one refill
  • noun a commercial product that refills a container with its appropriate contents
    • he got a refill for his ball-point pen
    • he got a refill for his notebook

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  • noun the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
    expulsion; ejection; projection.

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  • noun the act of grazing
  • noun the act of brushing against while passing
    skimming; shaving.

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  • noun act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
    mobilisation; militarisation; militarization.
  • noun act of marshaling and organizing and making ready for use or action
    • mobilization of the country's economic resources

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  • noun fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air
    • the furniture was covered with dust
  • noun the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
    detritus; junk; debris; rubble.

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  • verb wear off or die down
    • The pain subsided
  • verb sink to a lower level or form a depression
    • the valleys subside

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  • noun (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
    chemical action; chemical process.

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  • noun a covert operation not attributable to the organization carrying it out

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  • noun the German airforce

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  • noun lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
    gun trigger.
  • noun a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen

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  • noun the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
    slipstream; wash; race; airstream.
  • noun the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
    aftermath; wake.
    • the aftermath of war
    • in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured

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  • noun the motion of charged particles in a colloid under the influence of an electric field; particles with a positive charge go to the cathode and negative to the anode
    electrophoresis; cataphoresis; ionophoresis.

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  • noun an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.
  • noun (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board

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  • 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
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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  • 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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  • noun (chemistry) a reaction in which an elementary substance displaces and sets free a constituent element from a compound

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  • noun someone who attacks
    assailant; aggressor; assaulter.

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

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  • noun members of a body of troops trained to serve on land or at sea
  • noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; devil dog; Marine; leatherneck.

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  • noun an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target
    carpet bombing; saturation bombing.

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  • noun the power or ability to move
    locomotion; motive power.

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  • adjective concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
    • applied physics
    • applied psychology
    • technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; 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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  • noun the process of introducing an acetyl group into a compound
    • the acetylation of cyclooxygenase-2 by aspirin

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  • noun anything added to fill out a whole
    • some of the items in the collection are mere makeweights
  • noun a weight added to the scale to reach a required weight

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

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  • noun an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    airplane; plane.
    • the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane

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  • noun one trouble leads to another that aggravates the first
    vicious cycle.
  • noun an argument that assumes that which is to be proved

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  • noun the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
    cooling; temperature reduction.
  • verb depress or discourage
    • The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers

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  • noun a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
    alcoholic; lush; alky; boozer; dipsomaniac; soaker.
  • noun pork trimmings chopped and pickled and jelled

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  • noun a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
    • the sting of death
    • he felt the stinging of nettles
  • noun a mental pain or distress
    • a pang of conscience

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  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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

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  • noun a chemical reaction produced by the action of light

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  • noun a vitrified substance; the glassy result of being vitrified
  • noun the process of becoming vitreous

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

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  • noun a military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters

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

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

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  • noun acceleration of a chemical reaction induced the presence of material that is chemically unchanged at the end of the reaction
    contact action.
    • of the top 50 commodity chemicals, 30 are created directly by catalysis and another 6 are made from raw materials that are catalytically produced

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  • adjective satellite imbued with militarism

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  • noun a sudden short attack
    maraud; foray.
  • noun an attempt by speculators to defraud investors

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  • noun a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
  • noun a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
    • the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles

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  • noun the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium
    • the percolation of rainwater through the soil
    • the infiltration of seawater through the lava
  • noun the act of making coffee in a percolator

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

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  • noun a chemical reaction in which a molecule decomposes to two different molecules

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  • noun the force of workers available
    hands; manpower; work force; men.

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  • noun water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
  • noun drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds

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

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  • noun the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity
    overspill; overflow.
  • noun a final election to resolve an earlier election that did not produce a winner

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  • noun a chemical process that combines several monomers to form a polymer or polymeric compound

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  • noun the action of forming or becoming a nation
  • noun the action of rendering national in character

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  • noun the imposition of standards or regulations
    normalisation; standardisation; standardization.
    • a committee was appointed to recommend terminological standardization

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  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    round; rhythm.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons
  • noun a series of poems or songs on the same theme
    • Schubert's song cycles

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

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

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  • adjective satellite not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; it's real synthetic fur"
    faux; false; imitation; fake.
    • it isn't fake anything
    • faux pearls
    • false teeth
    • decorated with imitation palm leaves
    • a purse of simulated alligator hide
  • verb reproduce someone's behavior or looks
    imitate; copy; simulate.
    • The mime imitated the passers-by
    • Children often copy their parents or older siblings

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  • noun a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
    U-boat; sub; pigboat.
  • 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
    wedge; bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.

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  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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  • noun (astronomy) the cosmic synthesis of atoms more complex than the hydrogen atom

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  • noun the process of becoming a vapor
    evaporation; vaporization; vapor; vapour.
  • noun annihilation by vaporizing something

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  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; dispense; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks
  • verb distribute or disperse widely
    • The invaders spread their language all over the country

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  • noun the act of segregating or sequestering
    • sequestration of the jury
  • noun the action of forming a chelate or other stable compound with an ion or atom or molecule so that it is no longer available for reactions

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  • noun the largest island of the central Ryukyu Islands
  • noun a campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April to June 1945); in savage close-quarter fighting United States marines and regular army troops took the island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory of the Pacific campaign for the Americans
    Okinawa campaign.

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  • noun a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly
    • the first scatterings of green
    • a sprinkling of grey at his temples
  • noun the physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions

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  • noun a method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes
    freeze-drying; lyophilization.

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  • noun an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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  • noun archaic terms for army
  • noun association of ex-servicemen
    • the American Legion

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  • noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    simplicity; simpleness; easiness.
    • he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    • they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    • the very easiness of the deed held her back
  • noun a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    • a life of luxury and ease
    • he had all the material comforts of this world

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  • 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
    • Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith

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

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  • noun the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
    • he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions

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  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    maneuver; manoeuvre; tactics.

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  • noun a state of surviving; remaining alive
  • noun a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
    survival of the fittest; selection; natural selection.

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  • noun the strait between the Aegean and the Sea of Marmara that separates European Turkey from Asian Turkey
    Canakkale Bogazi; Hellespont.
  • noun the unsuccessful campaign in World War I (1915) by the English and French to open a passage for aid to Russia; defeated by the Turks
    Dardanelles campaign.

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  • noun an occurrence that involves the production of a union
    merger; unification.
  • noun the state of being combined into one body

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  • verb do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
    • The fire destroyed the house
  • verb destroy completely; damage irreparably
    • You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!
    • The tears ruined her make-up

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  • adjective free from filth and pathogens
    • sanitary conditions for preparing food
    • a sanitary washroom

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  • noun the process of preventing redeposition

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  • noun (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat
    • the disorderly retreat of French troops
  • noun a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet

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

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

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  • noun the condition in which a standard has been successfully established
    • standardization of nuts and bolts had saved industry millions of dollars
  • noun the imposition of standards or regulations
    normalization; normalisation; standardisation.
    • a committee was appointed to recommend terminological standardization

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  • noun activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)
    • it was a joint operation of the navy and air force

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  • noun a rapid rise
    rapid climb; rapid growth.
  • noun the act of rising upward into the air

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  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

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  • noun a particular instance of buying or selling
    business deal; trade.
    • it was a package deal
    • I had no further trade with him
    • he's a master of the business deal
  • noun an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    • he made a bargain with the devil
    • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

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  • verb make a passage or journey from one place to another
    move through; transit; pass across; pass over.
    • The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs
    • "Some travelers pass through the desert
  • verb cause to move through
    • Pass a chemical through a solution

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  • adjective satellite having intervening factors or persons or influences
    • reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light
    • indirect evidence
    • an indirect cause
  • adjective not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination
    • sometimes taking an indirect path saves time
    • you must take an indirect course in sailing

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  • noun someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
    weirdy; weirdo; weirdie; spook.
  • noun a slow longitudinal movement or deformation

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

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  • noun chlorination prior to another chemical process

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  • noun the process of becoming stiff or rigid
    stiffening; rigidifying.

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  • noun (chemistry) a method of producing pure water; a solvent passes through a semipermeable membrane in a direction opposite to that for natural osmosis when it is subjected to a hydrostatic pressure greater than the osmotic pressure

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  • noun the systematic use of spies to get military or political secrets

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  • noun (geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind
    • a constant deflation of the desert landscape
  • noun a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices

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  • noun a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
    alveolar; dental consonant; alveolar consonant.
  • adjective of or relating to the teeth
    • dental floss

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  • noun disintegration and dissolution of dead tissue

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  • noun a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
    fusion; nuclear fusion.

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  • noun a violent kind of alcoholic fermentation at a temperature high enough to carry the yeast cells to the top of the fermenting liquid; used in the production of ale
    • top fermentation uses a yeast that ferments at higher temperatures than that used for bottom fermentation

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  • noun a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)
    paramilitary unit; paramilitary organization; paramilitary; paramilitary organisation.

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  • noun a principle that limits the extent of something
    • I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements
  • noun the quality of being limited or restricted
    • it is a good plan but it has serious limitations

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  • noun the act of mobilizing for a common purpose
    • the bell was a signal for the rallying of the whole neighborhood
  • noun the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
    • he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning
    • he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack

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  • noun close fighting during the culmination of a military attack
  • noun a threatened or attempted physical attack by someone who appears to be able to cause bodily harm if not stopped

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  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    environment; surroundings; environs.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround
  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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  • noun a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
  • noun (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank

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  • noun skills that are required for the life of soldier
  • noun the evasion of work or duty
    slacking; shirking; goofing off; goldbricking.

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  • noun the process of decomposing organic matter (as in sewage) by bacteria or by chemical action or heat
  • noun the organic process by which food is converted into substances that can be absorbed into the body

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  • noun the cloak as a symbol of authority
    • place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders
  • noun United States baseball player (1931-1997)
    Mickey Mantle; Mickey Charles Mantle.

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  • noun the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
  • noun the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public

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  • noun the heating of a conducting material caused by an electric current induced in it

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  • 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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  • noun piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid
  • noun a concession given to mollify or placate
    • the offer was a sop to my feelings

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  • noun the action of establishing on a socialist basis
    • the socialization of medical services
  • noun the act of meeting for social purposes
    socialising; socialisation; socializing.
    • there was too much socialization with the enlisted men

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  • noun erosion by friction
    abrasion; detrition; corrasion.
  • noun the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
    abrasion; detrition; grinding.

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  • noun any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent
  • noun loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer
    • a doctor supervised her reducing

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  • noun artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
    pom-pom; ack-ack; antiaircraft gun; ack-ack gun; flack; flak.
  • adjective satellite designed for defense from a surface position against air attack

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  • noun the science of matter and energy and their interactions
    • his favorite subject was physics

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  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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  • noun a heterocyclic compound having a metal ion attached by coordinate bonds to at least two nonmetal ions
    chelate compound.
  • verb form a chelate, in chemistry

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  • noun raising silkworms in order to obtain raw silk
  • noun the production of raw silk by raising silkworms

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  • noun changing something from state to private ownership or control
    privatization; privatisation; denationalisation.

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  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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  • noun an effervescent beverage (usually alcoholic)
  • verb become bubbly or frothy or foaming
    froth; foam; effervesce; sparkle; form bubbles.
    • The boiling soup was frothing
    • The river was foaming
    • Sparkling water

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  • noun cutlery used for serving and eating food
  • noun the act of branching out or dividing into branches
    branching; forking; ramification.

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  • noun the emission of electrons from very hot substances
    thermal emission.

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  • noun those in a business who are responsible for sales

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  • noun an intermediate platform in a staircase
  • noun structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
    landing place.

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  • noun military officers assigned to assist a senior officer in planning military policy

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  • noun the contraction of two vowels into a diphthong
  • noun the separation of liquid from a gel that is caused by contraction (as in cheese making)

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  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat energy.
  • noun the presence of heat
    high temperature; hotness.

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  • noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    agglomerate; cumulus; pile; mound; cumulation.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    look; feel; tone; flavor; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason
  • noun (physics) the six kinds of quarks

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  • noun a mission to discover something

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  • noun the removal of salt (especially from sea water)
    desalination; desalinisation.

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  • noun the act of militarizing again

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  • noun a flock of coots
  • noun a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    concealment; screen; cover.
    • a screen of trees afforded privacy
    • under cover of darkness
    • the brush provided a covert for game
    • the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background

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

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  • noun a spy who works against enemy espionage

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  • noun the process of turning some plant material into stone by infiltration with water carrying mineral particles without changing the original shape

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  • noun any of various organs that synthesize substances needed by the body and release it through ducts or directly into the bloodstream
    secretor; secreter; secretory organ.

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  • noun a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  • verb transport commercially
    send; transport.

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  • noun the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers)
    • the incursion of television into the American living room
  • noun an attack that penetrates into enemy territory

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  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    mould; cast; stamp.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; cast.

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  • noun the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    mol; gram molecule.
  • noun a spy who works against enemy espionage

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  • 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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  • noun the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  • noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    baksheesh; pourboire; bakshis; bakshish; gratuity; backsheesh.

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  • noun the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    alluvion; deluge; inundation.
    • plains fertilized by annual inundations
  • noun an overwhelming number or amount
    torrent; deluge; inundation.
    • a flood of requests
    • a torrent of abuse

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  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; military; armed services; military machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker

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  • verb militarize anew
    • Should Japan be remilitarized?

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  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    wearing; eating away; eroding; wearing away.
  • noun condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind

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  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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  • noun an extravasated liquid (blood or lymph or urine); the product of extravasation
  • noun (of volcanos) pouring out fumes or lava (or a deposit so formed)
    eructation; eruption.

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  • noun a nuclear reaction occurring with absorption of energy

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  • noun the act of traveling from one place to another
  • verb undertake a journey or trip

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  • noun breaking up and scattering by dispersion
    • the dissipation of the mist
  • noun dissolute indulgence in sensual pleasure
    dissolution; licentiousness; looseness; profligacy.

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  • noun the sudden giving off of energy
  • noun the act of venting

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  • noun a time period usually extending from Friday night through Sunday; more loosely defined as any period of successive days including one and only one Sunday
  • verb spend the weekend

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  • noun the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay

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  • noun fire designed to disturb the rest of enemy troops and to curtail movement and to lower enemy morale

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  • adjective satellite (used of an accent in Hebrew orthography) indicating that the word marked is separated to a greater or lesser degree rhythmically and grammatically from the word that follows it
  • adjective satellite serving to separate or divide into parts
    • partitive tendencies in education
    • the uniting influence was stronger than the separative

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  • adjective satellite mentally and emotionally stable
    • she's really together
  • adverb in contact with each other or in proximity
    • the leaves stuck together

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  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • noun the force used in pushing
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines

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  • noun a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
  • noun an aimless amble on a winding course

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  • noun impregnation with ammonia or a compound of ammonia

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  • noun a filter that removes dust from the air that passes through it
    air cleaner.

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  • noun a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
    • 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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  • adjective satellite involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope
    worldwide; planetary; world-wide; world.
    • global war
    • global monetary policy
    • neither national nor continental but planetary
    • a world crisis
    • of worldwide significance
  • adjective satellite having the shape of a sphere or ball
    spherical; ball-shaped; globular; orbicular; spheric; globose.
    • a spherical object
    • nearly orbicular in shape
    • little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey

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  • noun a group of associated research workers in a university or library or laboratory

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  • noun a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
  • noun (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
    rotting; putrefaction; decomposition.

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  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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  • noun (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
    • the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides
  • noun a very rapid raid

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  • noun a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses
  • noun a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog

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  • noun the formation of frost or ice on a surface
  • noun a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes
    frosting; ice.

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  • verb call to arms; of military personnel
    rally; mobilize; call up.
  • verb get ready for war

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  • noun a mission requiring one force to support another specific force and authorizing it to answer directly the supported force's request for assistance

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  • 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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  • noun flow of a gas or liquid in which the velocity at any point is relatively steady

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  • verb march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
    • Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939
  • verb to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate
    intrude on; obtrude upon; encroach upon.
    • This new colleague invades my territory
    • The neighbors intrude on your privacy

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  • noun (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
  • noun a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
    attraction; attractive feature; attracter; attractor.
    • flowers are an attractor for bees

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  • noun act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
    mobilisation; militarization; mobilization.

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  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    wearing; eating away; erosion; wearing away.
  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; gnaw; erode; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded

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  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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  • noun an increase by natural growth or addition
  • noun several things grouped together or considered as a whole
    assemblage; aggregation; collection.

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  • noun someone who enters by force in order to conquer

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  • noun the process of oscillating between states
  • noun (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean

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

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  • noun the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
    outpouring; onslaught; barrage.
    • a barrage of questions
    • a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake
  • noun the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
    battery; barrage fire; barrage; shelling.
    • they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops
    • the shelling went on for hours without pausing

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  • noun the process of removing a carboxyl group from a chemical compound (usually replacing it with hydrogen)

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  • noun (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants

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  • noun a slow kind of alcoholic fermentation at a temperature low enough that the yeast cells can sink to the bottom of the fermenting liquid; used in the production of lager

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  • noun used for filling cracks or holes in a surface
  • noun 100 filler equal 1 forint in Hungary

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  • noun act of changing from a war basis to a peace basis including disbanding or discharging troops
    • demobilization of factories
    • immediate demobilization of the reserves

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

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  • noun the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
    spurt; squirt; jet.
  • verb gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
    spurt; spout; gush.
    • water gushed forth

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  • noun the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
    • he leaned against the wall for support
  • verb give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to
    support; back up.
    • She supported him during the illness
    • Her children always backed her up

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  • adjective satellite not observed
  • adjective satellite not observed
    • managed to slip away unobserved

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  • noun fire for which the point of impact (the bursts) cannot be observed

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  • noun a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
  • verb examine in order to test suitability
    sort; screen; screen out.
    • screen these samples
    • screen the job applicants

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  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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  • noun a person who murders their brother or sister
  • noun fire that injures or kills an ally
    friendly fire.

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  • noun the extent or degree to which something is magnetized
  • noun the process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently)
    magnetization; magnetic induction.

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  • adjective relating to fluids at rest or to the pressures they exert or transmit
    • hydrostatic pressure

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  • noun the act of forcing out someone or something
    riddance; ejection; exclusion.
    • the ejection of troublemakers by the police
    • the child's expulsion from school
  • noun squeezing out by applying pressure
    • an unexpected extrusion of toothpaste from the bottom of the tube
    • the expulsion of pus from the pimple

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  • noun fire intended to neutralize or destroy enemy weapons

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  • noun the power or ability to move
    motive power; motivity.
  • noun self-propelled movement

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  • noun formerly the airborne division of the United States Army

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  • noun the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
    battery; barrage; bombardment; shelling.
    • they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops
    • the shelling went on for hours without pausing

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  • noun (biology) growth anew of lost tissue or destroyed parts or organs
  • noun feedback in phase with (augmenting) the input
    positive feedback.

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  • noun the power or ability to move
    locomotion; motivity.

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  • noun soldiers collectively
    soldiery; military personnel.
  • noun a group of soldiers

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  • noun the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution
    positive degree.
  • noun a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject

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  • noun professional or clerical workers in an office
    • the whole office was late the morning of the blizzard

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  • noun one who hesitates (usually out of fear)
    waverer; hesitator; vacillator.

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  • noun the process of deformation that produces continents and ocean basins in the earth's crust

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  • noun metamorphism that occurs at or near the earth's surface; breaks down complex minerals into simpler ones

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  • noun the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family
  • noun the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another

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  • adjective satellite (of tactics e.g.) likely or designed to confuse or deceive

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

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  • noun the action of establishing on a socialist basis
    • the socialization of medical services
  • noun the act of meeting for social purposes
    socialising; socialization; socializing.
    • there was too much socialization with the enlisted men

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  • noun the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    purgation; purging.
  • noun an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements

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  • noun a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
  • noun the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
    tartness; sourness.

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  • noun a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
  • noun transport by boat or aircraft

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  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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  • noun (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors
    undercover agent.
  • noun a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people
    • my spies tell me that you had a good time last night

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  • noun a transparent filter that reduces the light (or some wavelengths of the light) passing through it
    diffusing screen.

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  • noun the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)
  • verb remove the triggering device from

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  • noun the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors
  • noun a purified liquid produced by condensation from a vapor during distilling; the product of distilling

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  • noun an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
    • their research uncovered new disease agents
  • noun a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

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  • noun the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
    • I wasted a year of my life working on an abort
    • he sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area
  • verb terminate before completion
    • abort the mission
    • abort the process running on my computer

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  • noun being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
  • noun the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
    whiteness; sinlessness; innocence; pureness.

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  • noun a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
    offensive activity; discourtesy; offence.
  • noun a feeling of anger caused by being offended
    umbrage; offence.
    • he took offence at my question

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  • noun (biology, chemistry) diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal

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  • noun the product of filtration; a gas or liquid that has been passed through a filter
  • verb remove by passing through a filter
    filter; separate out; filter out; strain.
    • filter out the impurities

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  • noun a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)
    paramilitary organization; paramilitary; paramilitary force; paramilitary organisation.

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  • noun a process whereby the degree of hotness of a body (or medium) changes

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  • noun the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
    lying in wait; ambuscade; trap.
  • verb wait in hiding to attack
    scupper; lie in wait; lurk; bushwhack; waylay; ambuscade.

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  • noun the process of removing magnetization

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  • noun material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    chemical substance.
  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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  • noun a charge imposed and collected
  • noun the act of drafting into military service
    levy en masse.

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

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  • noun loss of calcium from bones or teeth

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  • noun the act of sucking
    suction; sucking.
  • verb draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
    • suck the poison from the place where the snake bit
    • suck on a straw
    • the baby sucked on the mother's breast

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  • noun the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
    solidifying; hardening; set; solidification.
    • the hardening of concrete
    • he tested the set of the glue
  • verb provide a cure for, make healthy again
    heal; cure; bring around.
    • The treatment cured the boy's acne
    • The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to

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

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  • verb treat with ammonia; cause to undergo ammonification

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  • noun any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue

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  • noun an agency of the Department of Transportation responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce
    U. S. Coast Guard; US Coast Guard.

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  • noun the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities
  • noun the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
    refinement; refining.

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  • noun a container that is usually woven and has handles
  • noun the quantity contained in a basket

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  • noun an instrument for extracting tight-fitting components
  • noun an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
    centrifuge; separator.

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  • noun a state of extreme poverty
    neediness; deprivation; want.
  • noun act of depriving someone of food or money or rights
    • nutritional privation
    • deprivation of civil rights

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  • 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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  • 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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  • noun electrophoresis carried out on filter paper
    carrier electrophoresis.

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  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    descend; come down; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
    settle; sink; go under.

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  • noun the force of policemen and officers
    law; police force; constabulary.
    • the law came looking for him
  • verb maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol

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  • noun the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    governing body; administration; governance; organization; brass; establishment.
    • he claims that the present administration is corrupt
    • the governance of an association is responsible to its members
    • he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment
  • noun a group of people who work together

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  • noun a chemical process that adds hydrogen atoms to an unsaturated oil
    • food producers use hydrogenation to keep fat from becoming rancid

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

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  • noun filter consisting of a layer of sand or gravel for filtering water

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  • noun the process of cooling or freezing (e.g., food) for preservative purposes

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  • noun adsorption (especially when irreversible) by means of chemical instead of physical forces
    • chemisorption of gaseous nitrogen on iron catalysts

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

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  • noun the process of interacting with gas
  • noun the deliberate act of poisoning some person or animal with gas

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  • noun a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt; with strong acids and bases the essential reaction is the combination of hydrogen ions with hydroxyl ions to form water
    neutralization; neutralization reaction; neutralisation.

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  • noun heating a building by radiation from panels containing hot water or electrical heaters

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  • noun the act of forcing the enemy to withdraw
  • verb cause to move back by force or influence
    repulse; beat back; repel; drive; force back.
    • repel the enemy
    • push back the urge to smoke
    • beat back the invaders

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  • noun the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer
  • noun abnormal condition in which an organ is turned inward or inside out (as when the upper part of the uterus is pulled into the cervical canal after childbirth)

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Of or pertaining to infiltration. Kane.

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  • noun the product of vaporization of a solid
  • verb direct energy or urges into useful activities

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  • verb give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.
    emit; give off.
    • The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits
  • verb give to several people
    pass out; distribute; hand out.
    • The teacher handed out the exams

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  • noun a nuclear fusion reaction taking place at very high temperatures (as in the sun)

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  • noun the emission of electrons from very hot substances
    thermionic emission.

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  • noun the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
    clotting; curdling.

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  • noun a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
    sprinkling; scattering.
  • noun the act of sprinkling or splashing water
    sprinkling; sparge.
    • baptized with a sprinkling of holy water
    • a sparge of warm water over the malt

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

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  • noun the condition of being covered with glaciers or masses of ice; the result of glacial action
    • Agassiz recognized marks of glaciation all over northern Europe
  • noun the process of covering the earth with glaciers or masses of ice

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  • noun a town in southeastern Virginia (south of Richmond); scene of heavy fighting during the American Civil War
  • noun the final campaign of the American Civil War (1864-65); Union forces under Grant besieged and finally defeated Confederate forces under Lee
    Petersburg Campaign.

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  • noun insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  • noun a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing

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  • noun a sudden jarring impact
    shock; jar; jolt.
    • the door closed with a jolt
    • all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers
  • verb move up and down repeatedly

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  • noun the airborne branch of a country's armed forces
  • noun the airforce of the United States of America; the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space
    US Air Force; USAF; United States Air Force; U. S. Air Force.

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  • noun the emission of electrons that are stripped from parent atoms by a high electric field

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  • noun general activity and motion
  • 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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  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    onset; attack; onslaught.
    • the attack began at dawn
  • noun a forceful forward rush or flow
    • from the bow she stared at the mesmerising onrush of the sea where it split and foamed
    • the explosion interrupted the wild onrush of her thoughts

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  • noun a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment
  • verb fight a quick and surprising war

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  • noun a military training exercise
    simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.

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

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  • noun a large scale offensive (more than a counterattack) undertaken by a defending force to seize the initiative from an attacking force

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  • noun gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment
  • noun the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    flood; deluge; inundation.
    • plains fertilized by annual inundations

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  • 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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  • noun a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined
  • noun a monetary subunit in Denmark and Norway and Sweden; 100 ore equal 1 krona

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  • noun the act of providing approval and support
    backing; championship; backup.
    • his vigorous backing of the conservatives got him in trouble with progressives
  • noun customers collectively
    clientele; business.
    • they have an upper class clientele

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

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