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strike_home

  • verb refer to or be relevant or familiar to
    strike a note; hit home; strike a chord.
    • I hope this message hits home!

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incisiveness

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

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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mind-boggling

  • adjective satellite intellectually or emotionally overwhelming
    • a mind-boggling display
    • a mind-boggling puzzle

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hate

  • noun the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
    hatred.
  • verb dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
    detest.
    • I hate Mexican food
    • She detests politicians

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recur

  • verb happen or occur again
    repeat.
    • This is a recurring story
  • verb return in thought or speech to something
    go back.

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ingraining

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    inculcation; instilling.
  • verb thoroughly work in
    grain; ingrain.
    • His hands were grained with dirt

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spark_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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she-bop

  • verb get sexual gratification through self-stimulation
    fuck off; wank; jerk off; masturbate; jack off.

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rousing

  • noun the act of arousing
    arousal.
    • the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions
  • verb become active
    bestir; rouse.
    • He finally bestirred himself

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sweep_away

  • verb eliminate completely and without a trace
    wipe out.
    • The old values have been wiped out
  • verb overwhelm emotionally
    sweep off.
    • Her swept her away

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flash

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

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vex

  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
  • verb disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
    worry.
    • I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me

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spirit

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

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tickle

  • noun a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking
  • noun the act of tickling
    titillation; tickling.

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amaze

  • verb affect with wonder
    astonish; astound.
    • Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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charge

  • 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
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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roll_around

  • verb happen regularly
    come around.
    • Christmas rolled around again

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blaze

  • noun a strong flame that burns brightly
    blazing.
    • the blaze spread rapidly
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    hell.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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tusk

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

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dislike

  • noun an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
    disfavor; disapproval; disfavour.
  • noun a feeling of aversion or antipathy
    • my dislike of him was instinctive

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pride

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

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sway

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

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stupefying

  • adjective satellite so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
    astonishing; staggering; astounding.
    • such an enormous response was astonishing
    • an astounding achievement
    • the amount of money required was staggering
    • suffered a staggering defeat
    • the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying
  • verb make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
    besot; stupefy.

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jerk

  • noun a dull stupid fatuous person
    dork.
  • noun an abrupt spasmodic movement
    jerking; jolt; saccade.

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appal

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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exalted

  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    idealistic; noble-minded; elevated; rarefied; rarified; grand; high-flown; high-minded; sublime; lofty.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose
  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    exalt; glorify; extol; laud; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking

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blanket

  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    cover.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
  • noun anything that covers
    mantle.
    • there was a blanket of snow

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be_on_cloud_nine

  • verb feel extreme happiness or elation
    walk on air; exult; jump for joy.

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agitating

  • adjective satellite causing or tending to cause anger or resentment
    provoking; agitative.
    • a provoking delay at the airport
  • verb try to stir up public opinion
    stir up; agitate; foment.

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induce

  • verb cause to arise
    bring on.
    • induce a crisis
  • verb cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
    get; make; have; cause; stimulate.
    • The ads induced me to buy a VCR
    • My children finally got me to buy a computer
    • My wife made me buy a new sofa

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bechance

  • verb become of; happen to
    betide; befall.
    • He promised that no harm would befall her
    • What has become of my children?
  • verb happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    happen; befall.
    • It happens that today is my birthday
    • These things befell" (Santayana)

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jack

  • noun a small worthless amount
    diddlyshit; squat; shit; diddly-squat; diddly-shit; diddly; diddley; diddlysquat; doodly-squat.
    • you don't know jack
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; seafarer; mariner.

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decide

  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    make up one's mind; determine.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations
  • verb bring to an end; settle conclusively
    settle; resolve; adjudicate.
    • The case was decided
    • The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
    • The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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awful

  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; terrible; unspeakable; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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affect

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

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trouble

  • noun a source of difficulty
    problem.
    • one trouble after another delayed the job
    • what's the problem?
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; hassle; fuss.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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blast

  • noun a very long fly ball
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; bang; eruption; clap.

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embroider

  • verb decorate with needlework
    broider.
  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.

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cool

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

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materialize

  • verb come into being; become reality
    happen; materialise.
    • Her dream really materialized

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din

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; cacophony; blare; blaring.
  • noun the act of making a noisy disturbance
    tumult; ruckus; commotion; rumpus; ruction.

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impressive

  • adjective making a strong or vivid impression
    • an impressive ceremony
  • adjective satellite producing a strong effect
    telling.
    • gave an impressive performance as Othello
    • a telling gesture

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accompanying

  • adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    concomitant; incidental; consequent; attendant; resultant; sequent; ensuant.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable
  • verb be present or associated with an event or entity
    attach to; come with; accompany; go with.
    • French fries come with the hamburger
    • heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue
    • fish usually goes with white wine
    • this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries

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harbor

  • noun a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo
    haven; harbour; seaport.
  • noun a place of refuge and comfort and security
    harbour.

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die

  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    dice.
  • noun a device used for shaping metal

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compassionate

  • verb share the suffering of
    pity; condole with; sympathize with; feel for.
  • adjective showing or having compassion
    • heard the soft and compassionate voices of women

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laud

  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    exalt; glorify; extol; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking

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leave

  • noun the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    leave of absence.
    • a ten day's leave to visit his mother
  • noun permission to do something
    • she was granted leave to speak

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eye-popping

  • adjective satellite amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
    fulgurous; dazzling; fulgurant.
    • the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps
    • these great best canvases still look as astonishing and as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant popularity was in full growth"- Janet Flanner
    • adventures related...in a style both vivid and fulgurous"- Idwal Jones

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take_aback

  • verb surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
    shock; ball over; blow out of the water; floor.
    • I was floored when I heard that I was promoted

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dip

  • 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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work

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

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force

  • 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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fly_high

  • verb be elated
    • He was flying high during the summer months
  • verb make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
    prosper; flourish; thrive.
    • The new student is thriving

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set_up

  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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take_place

  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; happen; occur; go on.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important

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agitate

  • verb try to stir up public opinion
    stir up; foment.
  • verb cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    commove; turn on; excite; charge up; charge; rouse.
    • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

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horn

  • 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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jump

  • noun a sudden and decisive increase
    leap.
    • a jump in attendance
  • noun an abrupt transition
    leap; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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second

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

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noise

  • noun sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
    • he enjoyed the street noises
    • they heard indistinct noises of people talking
    • during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels
  • noun the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
    racket; dissonance.
    • modern music is just noise to me

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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wow

  • noun a joke that seems extremely funny
    sidesplitter; riot; howler; belly laugh; scream; thigh-slapper.
  • verb impress greatly
    • The speaker wowed the audience

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rough

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

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institute

  • noun an association organized to promote art or science or education
  • verb set up or lay the groundwork for
    constitute; found; plant; establish.
    • establish a new department

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soak_through

  • verb be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid
    sop.

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established

  • adjective brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established
    constituted.
    • the established social order
    • distrust the constituted authority
    • a team established as a member of a major league
    • enjoyed his prestige as an established writer
    • an established precedent
    • the established Church
  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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curse

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
    condemnation; execration.

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stately

  • adjective satellite impressive in appearance
    imposing; noble; baronial.
    • a baronial mansion
    • an imposing residence
    • a noble tree
    • severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses
    • stately columns
  • adjective satellite of size and dignity suggestive of a statue
    statuesque.

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pace

  • noun the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
    gait.
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    footstep; step; stride.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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transpire

  • verb pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    transpirate.
  • verb exude water vapor
    • plants transpire

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diffusing

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

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hype_up

  • verb get excited or stimulated
    psych up.
    • The children were all psyched up after the movie

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pride_oneself

  • verb feel proud of
    take pride.
    • She took great pride in her sons

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ooze_through

  • verb run slowly and gradually
    • Blood oozed through the bandage

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blindside

  • verb catch unawares, especially with harmful consequences
    • The economic downturn blindsided many investors
  • verb attack or hit on or from the side where the attacked person's view is obstructed

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feel_for

  • verb share the suffering of
    pity; condole with; sympathize with; compassionate.

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infuse

  • verb teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
    inculcate; instill.
    • inculcate values into the young generation
  • verb fill, as with a certain quality
    impregnate; tincture; instill.
    • The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide

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horripilate

  • verb have one's hair stand on end and get goosebumps
    • I horripilate when I see violence on television
  • verb cause (someone's) hair to stand on end and to have goosebumps
    • Hitchcock movies horripilate me

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perforate

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

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full

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full-of-the-moon; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
  • verb beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
    • full the cloth

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efficacious

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

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dramatise

  • verb put into dramatic form
    dramatize; adopt.
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
  • verb represent something in a dramatic manner
    dramatize.
    • These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

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chirk_up

  • verb become cheerful
    cheer up; cheer.

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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entertain

  • verb provide entertainment for
  • verb take into consideration, have in view
    think of; think about; flirt with; toy with.
    • He entertained the notion of moving to South America

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sink

  • noun plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
  • noun (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
    • the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide

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cool_off

  • verb become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
    calm; calm down; simmer down; cool it; chill out; settle down.
    • After the fight both men need to cool off.
    • It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again.
  • verb lose intensity
    cool down; cool.
    • His enthusiasm cooled considerably

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slop

  • noun wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
    pigwash; swill; slops; pigswill.
  • noun deep soft mud in water or slush
    mire.
    • they waded through the slop

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strike_a_note

  • verb refer to or be relevant or familiar to
    hit home; strike a chord; strike home.
    • I hope this message hits home!

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backlash

  • noun a movement back from an impact
    repercussion; rebound; recoil.
  • noun an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence
    • there was a backlash of intolerance

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change

  • 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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sending

  • noun the act of causing something to go (especially messages)
  • verb cause to go somewhere
    direct; send.
    • The explosion sent the car flying in the air
    • She sent her children to camp
    • He directed all his energies into his dissertation

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awe-inspiring

  • adjective satellite inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
    awful; awing; amazing; awesome.
    • New York is an amazing city
    • the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight
    • the awesome complexity of the universe
    • this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville
    • Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent

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fulgurant

  • adjective satellite amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
    fulgurous; eye-popping; dazzling.
    • the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps
    • these great best canvases still look as astonishing and as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant popularity was in full growth"- Janet Flanner
    • adventures related...in a style both vivid and fulgurous"- Idwal Jones

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leveling

  • noun changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
    grading.
  • noun complete destruction of a building
    tearing down; demolishing; razing.

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pressure

  • noun the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)
    pressure level; force per unit area.
    • the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure
  • noun a force that compels
    • the public brought pressure to bear on the government

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bop

  • noun an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
    bebop.
  • noun the law enforcement agency of the Justice Department that operates a nationwide system of prisons and detention facilities to incarcerate inmates sentenced to imprisonment for federal crimes
    Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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important-looking

  • adjective satellite impressive in appearance

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piercing

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

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experience

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

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leaving

  • noun the act of departing
    going away; going; departure.
  • verb go away from a place
    leave; go away; go forth.
    • At what time does your train leave?
    • She didn't leave until midnight
    • The ship leaves at midnight

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trenchancy

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

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repel

  • verb cause to move back by force or influence
    repulse; beat back; drive; push back; force back.
    • repel the enemy
    • push back the urge to smoke
    • beat back the invaders
  • verb be repellent to; cause aversion in
    repulse.

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aggrandize

  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise.

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pick

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

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action

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

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implement

  • noun instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
  • verb apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design
    • implement a procedure

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fellate

  • verb provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
    blow; go down on; suck.

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set_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits
  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; start out; start; part; set out; take off.
    • The family took off for Florida

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jack_off

  • verb get sexual gratification through self-stimulation
    fuck off; wank; jerk off; she-bop; masturbate.

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call_forth

  • verb evoke or provoke to appear or occur
    provoke; evoke; kick up.
    • Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple
  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain

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love

  • noun a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
    • his love for his work
    • children need a lot of love
  • noun any object of warm affection or devotion;
    passion.
    • the theater was her first love
    • he has a passion for cock fighting

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humour

  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; temper; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor
  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humor.

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inducing

  • noun act of bringing about a desired result
    inducement.
    • inducement of sleep
  • verb cause to arise
    bring on; induce.
    • induce a crisis

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offset

  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
    outset; get-go; showtime; starting time; kickoff; start; beginning; commencement; first.
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her
  • noun a compensating equivalent
    counterbalance.

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feelings

  • noun emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity)
    • the remark hurt his feelings
  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    feeling.
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual

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abash

  • verb cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    embarrass.

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egress

  • noun (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse
    emersion.
  • noun the becoming visible
    emergence; issue.
    • not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins

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motor

  • noun machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
  • noun a nonspecific agent that imparts motion
    • happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action

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sympathise

  • verb share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of
    sympathize.
  • verb to feel or express sympathy or compassion
    sympathize; commiserate.

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apply

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; 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
  • verb be pertinent or relevant or applicable
    hold; go for.
    • The same laws apply to you!
    • This theory holds for all irrational numbers
    • The same rules go for everyone

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fuck_off

  • verb be lazy or idle
    loaf; lounge around; loll; lounge about; frig around; bum; arse around; bum around; waste one's time; arse about; loll around; bum about.
    • Her son is just bumming around all day
  • verb leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form
    bugger off; get; buzz off; scram.
    • Scram!

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strike_dumb

  • verb render speechless, as by surprising or shocking
    • we were struck dumb by the candidate's announcement

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establish

  • verb set up or found
    found; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb set up or lay the groundwork for
    constitute; found; plant; institute.
    • establish a new department

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cloud

  • noun any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  • noun a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude

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imbue

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

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inculcation

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    ingraining; instilling.

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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proceed

  • verb continue talking
    carry on; continue; go on.
    • I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice
    • carry on--pretend we are not in the room
  • verb move ahead; travel onward in time or space
    go forward; continue.
    • We proceeded towards Washington
    • She continued in the direction of the hills
    • We are moving ahead in time now

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efficaciousness

  • noun capacity or power to produce a desired effect
    efficacy.
    • concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine

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enliven

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; animate; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb make lively
    liven; animate; liven up; invigorate.
    • let's liven up this room a bit

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indispose

  • verb make unwilling
    disincline.
  • verb make unfit or unsuitable
    disqualify; unfit.
    • Your income disqualifies you

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motivate

  • verb give an incentive for action
    prompt; propel; incite; move; actuate.
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career

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throw

  • noun the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
    • the catcher made a good throw to second base
  • noun a single chance or instance
    • he couldn't afford $50 a throw

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live

  • verb inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
    dwell; inhabit; populate.
    • People lived in Africa millions of years ago
    • The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted
    • this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean
    • deer are populating the woods
  • verb lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
    • we had to live frugally after the war

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call

  • 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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impressionable

  • adjective easily impressed or influenced
    impressible; waxy.
    • an impressionable youngster
    • an impressionable age
    • a waxy mind

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spike

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

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strike

  • 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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fret

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

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uplift

  • noun (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
    upthrust; upheaval; upthrow.
  • noun a brassiere that lifts and supports the breasts

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shine

  • noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light
    effulgence; radiance; refulgency; refulgence; radiancy.
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

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mush

  • noun any soft or soggy mass
    pulp.
    • he pounded it to a pulp
  • noun cornmeal boiled in water
    cornmeal mush.

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flap

  • noun any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely
    • he wrote on the flap of the envelope
  • noun an excited state of agitation
    pother; tizzy; fuss; dither.
    • he was in a dither
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft

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engender

  • verb call forth
    spawn; breed.
  • verb make children
    sire; get; father; mother; bring forth; beget; generate.
    • Abraham begot Isaac
    • Men often father children but don't recognize them

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staggering

  • adjective satellite so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
    astonishing; stupefying; astounding.
    • such an enormous response was astonishing
    • an astounding achievement
    • the amount of money required was staggering
    • suffered a staggering defeat
    • the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying
  • verb walk as if unable to control one's movements
    swag; lurch; stagger; keel; careen; reel.
    • The drunken man staggered into the room

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tidy

  • noun receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)
  • verb put (things or places) in order
    straighten out; tidy up; straighten; clean up; square away; neaten.
    • Tidy up your room!

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impress

  • noun the act of coercing someone into government service
    impressment.
  • verb have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    strike; affect; move.
    • This child impressed me as unusually mature
    • This behavior struck me as odd

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infection

  • noun the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
  • noun (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound

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hurt

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

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outrage

  • noun a feeling of righteous anger
    indignation.
  • noun a wantonly cruel act

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warm

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

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stick

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

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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harvest

  • noun the yield from plants in a single growing season
    crop.
  • noun the consequence of an effort or activity
    • they gathered a harvest of examples
    • a harvest of love

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unhinge

  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill
  • verb remove the hinges from
    • unhinge the door

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dig_into

  • verb examine physically with or as if with a probe
    probe; poke into.
    • probe an anthill

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fly

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

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tunnel

  • noun a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)
    • the tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection
  • noun a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
    burrow.

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getting

  • noun the act of acquiring something
    acquiring.
    • I envied his talent for acquiring
    • he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire; get.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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awakening

  • noun the act of waking
    waking up; wakening.
    • it was an early awakening
    • it was the waking up he hated most
  • verb cause to become awake or conscious
    awaken; waken; arouse; wake; rouse; wake up.
    • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
    • Please wake me at 6 AM.

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roof

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

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inveterate

  • adjective satellite habitual
    chronic.
    • a chronic smoker
  • adverb in a habitual and longstanding manner
    chronically.
    • smoking chronically

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impel

  • verb urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
    force.
  • verb cause to move forward with force
    propel.
    • Steam propels this ship

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nine

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one
    IX; niner; Nina from Carolina; ennead; 9.
  • noun a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
    club; baseball club; ball club.
    • each club played six home games with teams in its own division

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hope

  • noun a specific instance of feeling hopeful
    • it revived their hope of winning the pennant
  • noun the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
    • in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope

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drill

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

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fulfill

  • verb put in effect
    fulfil; execute; accomplish; carry out; carry through; action.
    • carry out a task
    • execute the decision of the people
    • He actioned the operation
  • verb meet the requirements or expectations of
    satisfy; fulfil; live up to.

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male

  • noun an animal that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that can fertilize female gametes (ova)
  • noun a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
    male person.

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dissolve

  • noun (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
  • verb become weaker
    fade away; fade out.
    • The sound faded out

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dither

  • noun an excited state of agitation
    pother; tizzy; fuss; flap.
    • he was in a dither
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft
  • verb act nervously; be undecided; be uncertain

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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prompt

  • noun a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    prompting.
    • the audience could hear his prompting
  • noun (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
    command prompt.

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give

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

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trigger_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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wank

  • noun slang for masturbation
    jacking off; hand job; jerking off.
  • verb get sexual gratification through self-stimulation
    fuck off; jerk off; she-bop; masturbate; jack off.

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awesome

  • adjective satellite inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
    awful; awing; amazing; awe-inspiring.
    • New York is an amazing city
    • the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight
    • the awesome complexity of the universe
    • this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville
    • Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent

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fuck

  • noun slang for sexual intercourse
    ass; screw; piece of tail; fucking; shtup; screwing; roll in the hay; nookie; piece of ass; nooky; shag.
  • verb have sexual intercourse with
    love; sleep with; have it away; screw; have intercourse; get it on; lie with; hump; make love; make out; get laid; have a go at it; bonk; eff; have sex; jazz; be intimate; know; have it off; bang; bed; do it; roll in the hay; sleep together.
    • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
    • Adam knew Eve
    • Were you ever intimate with this man?

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sheathe

  • verb cover with a protective sheathing
    • sheathe her face
  • verb enclose with a sheath
    • sheathe a sword

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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coerce

  • verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
    force; squeeze; hale; pressure.
    • He squeezed her for information

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arise

  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    originate; develop; rise; uprise; spring up; grow.
    • A new religious movement originated in that country
    • a love that sprang up from friendship
    • the idea for the book grew out of a short story
    • An interesting phenomenon uprose
  • verb originate or come into being
    come up; bob up.
    • a question arose

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betide

  • verb become of; happen to
    befall; bechance.
    • He promised that no harm would befall her
    • What has become of my children?

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synchronise

  • verb happen at the same time
    synchronize; contemporise; contemporize.
  • verb make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action
    synchronize.
    • synchronize this film

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martyr

  • noun one who suffers for the sake of principle
    sufferer.
  • noun one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion

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reliving

  • noun a recurrence of a prior experience
    re-experiencing.
    • the reliving of a strong emotion can be therapeutic
  • verb experience again, often in the imagination
    live over; relive.
    • He relived the horrors of war

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occur

  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; happen; take place; go on.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important
  • verb come to one's mind; suggest itself
    come.
    • It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary
    • A great idea then came to her

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weigh_on

  • verb be oppressive or disheartening to
    weigh down.

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come_around

  • verb change one's position or opinion
    come round.
    • He came around to our point of view
  • verb happen regularly
    roll around.
    • Christmas rolled around again

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dazzle

  • noun brightness enough to blind partially and temporarily
  • verb to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
    bedazzle; daze.
    • She was dazzled by the bright headlights

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provoke

  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; arouse; evoke; kindle.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
  • verb evoke or provoke to appear or occur
    evoke; call forth; kick up.
    • Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple

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torture

  • noun extreme mental distress
    torment; anguish.
  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torment.

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keen

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

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utile

  • adjective being of use or service
    useful.
    • the girl felt motherly and useful
    • a useful job
    • a useful member of society

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means

  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; way.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success
  • noun an instrumentality for accomplishing some end

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utilize

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; 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
  • verb convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)

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effectualness

  • noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
    effectuality; effectiveness; effectivity.

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amazing

  • adjective satellite surprising greatly
    astonishing.
    • she does an amazing amount of work
    • the dog was capable of astonishing tricks
  • verb affect with wonder
    amaze; astonish; astound.
    • Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!

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kermes

(Zoöl.) The dried bodies of the females of a scale insect (Coccus ilicis), allied to the cochineal insect, and found on several species of oak near the Mediterranean. They are round, about the size of a pea, contain coloring matter analogous to carmine, and are used in dyeing. They were anciently thought to be of a vegetable nature, and were used in medicine. Written also chermes.

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sink_in

  • verb become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
    get through; get across; come home; fall into place; penetrate; dawn; click.
    • It dawned on him that she had betrayed him
    • she was penetrated with sorrow
  • verb pass through
    filter; permeate; percolate.
    • Water permeates sand easily

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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stir

  • noun a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
    splash.
    • he made a great splash and then disappeared
  • noun emotional agitation and excitement

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spiritise

  • verb imbue with a spirit
    spiritize.

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pink

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

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plant

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

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utilise

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize.
    • 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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communicating

  • noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
    communication.
    • they could not act without official communication from Moscow
  • verb transmit information
    put across; pass along; communicate; pass on; pass.
    • Please communicate this message to all employees
    • pass along the good news

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sacrifice

  • noun the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
    forfeit; forfeiture.
  • noun personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)

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empale

  • verb pierce with a sharp stake or point
    impale; spike; transfix.
    • impale a shrimp on a skewer

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sneak

  • noun a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible
  • noun someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
    prowler; stalker.

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ingrained

  • adjective satellite (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held
    deep-rooted; deep-seated; planted; implanted.
    • deep-rooted prejudice
    • deep-seated differences of opinion
    • implanted convictions
    • ingrained habits of a lifetime
    • a deeply planted need
  • verb thoroughly work in
    grain; ingrain.
    • His hands were grained with dirt

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suck

  • 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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stiff

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

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corrupting

  • adjective satellite seducing into corrupt practices
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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attempt

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; effort; endeavor; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun the act of attacking
    attack.
    • attacks on women increased last year
    • they made an attempt on his life

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splendid

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendiferous; glorious; resplendent.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity
  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; first-class; excellent.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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effective

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

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alienate

  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; disaffect; estrange.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious
  • verb transfer property or ownership
    alien.
    • The will aliened the property to the heirs

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eat_on

  • verb worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way
    eat.
    • What's eating you?

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revolt

  • noun organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    rising; uprising; insurrection; rebellion.
  • verb make revolution
    • The people revolted when bread prices tripled again

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element

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

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encompassing

  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    wide; across-the-board; broad; blanket; all-encompassing; all-inclusive; all-embracing; extensive; panoptic.
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
    • granted him wide powers
  • verb include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
    cover; encompass; embrace; comprehend.
    • This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds
    • this should cover everyone in the group

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twinge

  • noun a sudden sharp feeling
    stab; pang.
    • pangs of regret
    • she felt a stab of excitement
    • twinges of conscience
  • noun a sharp stab of pain

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interpenetrate

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

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operate

  • verb direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    run.
    • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan
  • verb perform as expected when applied
    function; go; work; run.
    • The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in
    • Does this old car still run well?
    • This old radio doesn't work anymore

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turn_on

  • verb cause to operate by flipping a switch
    switch on.
    • switch on the light
    • turn on the stereo
  • verb be contingent on
    hinge upon; depend on; devolve on; ride; hinge on; depend upon.
    • The outcomes rides on the results of the election
    • Your grade will depends on your homework

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ignite

  • verb cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
    light.
    • Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter
    • Light a cigarette
  • verb start to burn or burst into flames
    catch fire; take fire; combust; erupt; conflagrate.
    • Marsh gases ignited suddenly
    • The oily rags combusted spontaneously

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help

  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    aid; assistance; assist.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading
  • noun a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistant; helper; supporter.
    • my invaluable assistant
    • they hired additional help to finish the work

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transfix

  • verb to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    grip; spellbind; fascinate.
    • The snake charmer fascinates the cobra
  • verb pierce with a sharp stake or point
    impale; spike; empale.
    • impale a shrimp on a skewer

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essence

  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; substance; center; centre; nitty-gritty; 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
  • noun any substance possessing to a high degree the predominant properties of a plant or drug or other natural product from which it is extracted

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forfeit

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

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materialise

  • verb come into being; become reality
    materialize; happen.
    • Her dream really materialized

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scandalise

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; appal; shock; appall; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends

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befall

  • verb become of; happen to
    betide; bechance.
    • He promised that no harm would befall her
    • What has become of my children?
  • verb happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    happen; bechance.
    • It happens that today is my birthday
    • These things befell" (Santayana)

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organize

  • verb create (as an entity)
    organise; form.
    • social groups form everywhere
    • They formed a company
  • verb cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
    organise.

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lyric

  • noun the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
    language; words.
    • his compositions always started with the lyrics
    • he wrote both words and music
    • the song uses colloquial language
  • noun a short poem of songlike quality
    lyric poem.

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stimulating

  • adjective rousing or quickening activity or the senses
    • a stimulating discussion
  • verb act as a stimulant
    excite; stimulate.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates

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shake

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

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suffer

  • verb undergo or be subjected to
    endure.
    • He suffered the penalty
    • Many saints suffered martyrdom
  • verb undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
    sustain; have; get.
    • She suffered a fracture in the accident
    • He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars
    • She got a bruise on her leg
    • He got his arm broken in the scuffle

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activating

  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activation.
  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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developer

  • noun someone who develops real estate (especially someone who prepares a site for residential or commercial use)
  • noun photographic equipment consisting of a chemical solution for developing film

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weigh_down

  • verb be oppressive or disheartening to
    weigh on.
  • verb exert a force with a heavy weight
    drag down; press down on; bear down; bear down on.
    • The snow bore down on the roof

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brood

  • noun the young of an animal cared for at one time
  • verb think moodily or anxiously about something
    dwell.

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susceptible

  • adjective (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of
    • susceptible to colds
    • susceptible of proof
  • adjective satellite easily impressed emotionally

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kick_up

  • noun raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand
  • verb cause to rise by kicking
    • kick up dust

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striking

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

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dispose

  • verb give, sell, or transfer to another
    • She disposed of her parents' possessions
  • verb throw or cast away
    cast aside; throw away; fling; toss; cast away; chuck out; throw out; cast out; put away; discard; toss out; toss away.
    • Put away your worries

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shaping

  • noun any process serving to define the shape of something
    defining.
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    formation.

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compelling

  • adjective satellite driving or forcing
    • compelling ambition
  • verb force somebody to do something
    oblige; obligate; compel.
    • We compel all students to fill out this form

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astonish

  • verb affect with wonder
    amaze; astound.
    • Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!

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rough-and-ready

  • adjective satellite crude but effective for the purpose at hand

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fall_out

  • verb have a breach in relations
    • We fell out over a trivial question
  • verb come as a logical consequence; follow logically
    follow.
    • It follows that your assertion is false
    • the theorem falls out nicely

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impressiveness

  • noun splendid or imposing in size or appearance
    magnificence; grandness; richness.
    • the grandness of the architecture
    • impressed by the richness of the flora
  • noun the quality of making a strong or vivid impression on the mind

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precipitate

  • 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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arrange

  • verb put into a proper or systematic order
    set up.
    • arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order
  • verb make arrangements for
    fix up.
    • Can you arrange a meeting with the President?

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defining

  • noun any process serving to define the shape of something
    shaping.
  • verb determine the essential quality of
    delineate; delimitate; delimit; specify; define.

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hurting

  • noun a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
    pain.
    • the patient developed severe pain and distension
  • verb be the source of pain
    ache; smart; hurt.

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glorify

  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    exalt; extol; laud; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking
  • verb bestow glory upon
    • The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic

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affected

  • adjective acted upon; influenced
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch; affect.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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richness

  • noun the property of being extremely abundant
    profusion; cornucopia; profuseness.
    • the profusion of detail
    • the idiomatic richness of English
  • noun abundant wealth
    affluence.
    • they studied forerunners of richness or poverty
    • the richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty

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trenchant

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

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actuate

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits
  • verb give an incentive for action
    motivate; prompt; propel; incite; move.
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career

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practice

  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    pattern.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern
  • noun systematic training by multiple repetitions
    recitation; practice session; drill; exercise.
    • practice makes perfect

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disturb

  • verb move deeply
    upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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introduce

  • verb cause to come to know personally
    acquaint; present.
    • permit me to acquaint you with my son
    • introduce the new neighbors to the community
  • verb bring something new to an environment
    innovate.
    • A new word processor was introduced

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break

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

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bang

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

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touching

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touch.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the act of putting two things together with no space between them
    touch.
    • at his touch the room filled with lights

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hale

  • verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
    coerce; force; squeeze; pressure.
    • He squeezed her for information
  • noun a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
    Nathan Hale.

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titillate

  • verb touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
    tickle; vellicate.
  • verb excite pleasurably or erotically
    • A titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine

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towering

  • adjective satellite of imposing height; especially standing out above others
    soaring; eminent; lofty.
    • an eminent peak
    • lofty mountains
    • the soaring spires of the cathedral
    • towering icebergs
  • verb appear very large or occupy a commanding position
    tower; loom; hulk; predominate.
    • The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain
    • Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall

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prick

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

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occult

  • noun supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
    supernatural.
    • She doesn't believe in the supernatural
  • noun supernatural practices and techniques
    occult arts.
    • he is a student of the occult

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execute

  • verb kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
    put to death.
    • In some states, criminals are executed
  • verb murder in a planned fashion
    • The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed

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thrill

  • noun the swift release of a store of affective force
    rush; boot; charge; bang; flush; kick.
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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sop

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

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intervene

  • verb get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
    step in; interpose; interfere.
    • Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?
  • verb be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events
    • This interludes intervenes between the two movements
    • Eight days intervened

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explode

  • verb cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    detonate; blow up; set off.
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • verb burst outward, usually with noise
    burst.
    • The champagne bottle exploded

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synchronize

  • verb make synchronous and adjust in time or manner
    synchronise; sync.
    • Let's synchronize our efforts
  • verb happen at the same time
    synchronise; contemporise; contemporize.

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found

  • noun food and lodging provided in addition to money
    • they worked for $30 and found
  • verb set up or found
    establish; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program

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rejoicing

  • noun a feeling of great happiness
  • noun the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
    jubilation; exultation.

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bone

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

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lofty

  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    idealistic; exalted; noble-minded; elevated; rarefied; rarified; grand; high-flown; high-minded; sublime.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose
  • adjective satellite of imposing height; especially standing out above others
    towering; soaring; eminent.
    • an eminent peak
    • lofty mountains
    • the soaring spires of the cathedral
    • towering icebergs

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activate

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits
  • verb make active or more active
    • activate an old file

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weight

  • noun the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
  • noun sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms
    exercising weight; free weight.

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hard

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

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constitute

  • verb form or compose
    represent; be; comprise; make up.
    • This money is my only income
    • The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance
    • These constitute my entire belonging
    • The children made up the chorus
    • This sum represents my entire income for a year
    • These few men comprise his entire army
  • verb create and charge with a task or function
    appoint; nominate; name.
    • nominate a committee

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catching

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

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undertake

  • verb enter upon an activity or enterprise
    set about; attempt.
  • verb accept as a challenge
    tackle; take on.
    • I'll tackle this difficult task

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whet

  • verb make keen or more acute
    quicken.
    • whet my appetite
  • verb sharpen by rubbing, as on a whetstone

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happen

  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; take place; occur; go on.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important
  • verb happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    befall; bechance.
    • It happens that today is my birthday
    • These things befell" (Santayana)

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event

  • noun something that happens at a given place and time
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    case.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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popping

  • noun a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork
    pop.
  • verb bulge outward
    bulge; bug out; pop; come out; start; pop out; protrude; bulge out.
    • His eyes popped

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actuating

  • adjective satellite causing motion or action or change
    activating.
  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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gallant

  • noun a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
    dandy; clotheshorse; fop; beau; swell; dude; sheik; fashion plate.
  • noun a man who attends or escorts a woman
    squire.

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living

  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    life.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life
  • noun people who are still living
    • save your pity for the living

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accomplish

  • verb put in effect
    fulfil; execute; carry out; carry through; action; fulfill.
    • carry out a task
    • execute the decision of the people
    • He actioned the operation
  • verb to gain with effort
    reach; attain; achieve.
    • she achieved her goal despite setbacks

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concur

  • verb be in accord; be in agreement
    hold; agree; concord.
    • We agreed on the terms of the settlement
    • I can't agree with you!
    • I hold with those who say life is sacred
    • Both philosophers concord on this point
  • verb happen simultaneously
    coincide.
    • The two events coincided

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prepossess

  • verb possess beforehand
  • verb cause to be preoccupied
    • The idea of his failure prepossesses him

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driving

  • noun hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
    drive.
    • he sliced his drive out of bounds
  • noun the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

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unnerve

  • verb disturb the composure of
    faze; unsettle; enervate.

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disquiet

  • noun a feeling of mild anxiety about possible developments
    anxiousness.
  • noun the trait of seeming ill at ease
    uneasiness; unease.

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looking

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

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condole

  • verb express one's sympathetic grief, on the occasion of someone's death
    • You must condole the widow

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zap

  • noun a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact
    • they gave it another zap of radiation
  • verb strike suddenly and with force
    • This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes

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engrave

  • verb carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    scratch; inscribe; grave.
    • engrave a pen
    • engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's
    • the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree
  • verb impress or affect deeply
    • The event engraved itself into her memory

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surprise

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

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contemporise

  • verb happen at the same time
    synchronize; synchronise; contemporize.
  • verb arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
    synchronize; synchronise; contemporize.
    • synchronize biblical events

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cause

  • noun events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • noun a justification for something existing or happening
    reason; grounds.
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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obsess

  • verb haunt like a ghost; pursue
    ghost; haunt.
    • Fear of illness haunts her
  • noun a major river of western Siberia; flows generally northward and westward to the Gulf of Ob and the Kara Sea
    Ob River; Ob.

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dunk

  • noun a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket
    dunk shot; stuff shot.
  • verb immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
    souse; plunge; dip; douse.
    • dip the garment into the cleaning solution
    • dip the brush into the paint

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contemporize

  • verb happen at the same time
    synchronize; synchronise; contemporise.
  • verb arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
    synchronize; synchronise; contemporise.
    • synchronize biblical events

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expansive

  • adjective able or tending to expand or characterized by expansion
    • Expansive materials
    • the expansive force of fire
  • adjective satellite of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope
    heroic; grand.
    • an expansive lifestyle
    • in the grand manner
    • collecting on a grand scale
    • heroic undertakings

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scandalize

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    appal; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends

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veto

  • noun a vote that blocks a decision
  • noun the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)

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come_to

  • verb cause to experience suddenly
    strike; hit.
    • Panic struck me
    • An interesting idea hit her
    • A thought came to me
    • The thought struck terror in our minds
    • They were struck with fear
  • verb be relevant to
    touch on; relate; pertain; have-to doe with; bear on; touch; refer; concern.
    • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
    • My remark pertained to your earlier comments

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palatial

  • adjective relating to or being a palace
    • the palatial residence
  • adjective satellite suitable for or like a palace
    • palatial furnishings
    • a palatial yacht

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bombshell

  • noun an entertainer who has a sensational effect
    • she was a blonde bombshell
  • noun a shocking surprise
    thunderclap; thunderbolt.
    • news of the attack came like a bombshell

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cark

  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

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dig

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

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uncovering

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

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tempt

  • verb dispose or incline or entice to
    allure.
    • We were tempted by the delicious-looking food
  • verb provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
    lure; entice.
    • He lured me into temptation

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thrust

  • noun the force used in pushing
    push.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines
  • noun a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    knife thrust; stab.
    • one strong stab to the heart killed him

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embarrass

  • verb cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    abash.
  • verb hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    obstruct; hinder; stymie; blockade; stymy; block.
    • His brother blocked him at every turn

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submerse

  • verb sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
    submerge.
  • verb put under water
    submerge.
    • submerge your head completely

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heroic

  • noun a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
    heroic verse; heroic meter.
  • adjective satellite very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    epic; larger-than-life.
    • an epic voyage
    • of heroic proportions
    • heroic sculpture

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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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waxy

  • adjective made of or covered with wax
    waxen.
    • waxen candles
    • careful, the floor is waxy
  • adjective easily impressed or influenced
    impressible; impressionable.
    • an impressionable youngster
    • an impressionable age
    • a waxy mind

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hasten

  • verb act or move at high speed
    rush; festinate; look sharp; hurry.
    • We have to rush!
    • hurry--it's late!
  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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effectuation

  • noun the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
    implementation.

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filter

  • 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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initiate

  • noun someone new to a field or activity
    tyro; novice; beginner; tiro.
  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    savant; pundit; learned person.

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enkindle

  • verb cause to start burning
    inflame; kindle; conflagrate.
    • The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds
  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; elicit; arouse; evoke; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy

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hit_home

  • verb refer to or be relevant or familiar to
    strike a note; strike a chord; strike home.
    • I hope this message hits home!

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turn_out

  • verb be shown or be found to be
    turn up; prove.
    • She proved to be right
    • The medicine turned out to save her life
    • She turned up HIV positive
  • verb prove to be in the result or end
    • It turns out that he was right

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consequence

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; result; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
    aftermath.

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moving

  • adjective in motion
    • a constantly moving crowd
    • the moving parts of the machine
  • verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    go; travel; move; locomote.
    • How fast does your new car go?
    • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    • news travelled fast

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castle

  • noun a large and stately mansion
    palace.
  • noun a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack

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divine

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

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facilitate

  • verb make easier
    ease; alleviate.
    • you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge
  • verb be of use
    help.
    • This will help to prevent accidents

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scare

  • noun sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
    panic.
    • panic in the stock market
    • a war scare
    • a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building
  • noun a sudden attack of fear
    panic attack.

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go_over

  • verb hold a review (of troops)
    survey; review.
  • verb happen in a particular manner
    come off; go off.
    • how did your talk go over?

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grime

  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    grease; filth; dirt; soil; grunge; stain.
  • verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    begrime; soil; bemire; dirty; colly.
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!

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saving

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

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rooted

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

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perturb

  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill
  • verb disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom
    • The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion

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feel

  • noun an intuitive awareness;
    • he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; 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

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wakening

  • noun the act of waking
    awakening; waking up.
    • it was an early awakening
    • it was the waking up he hated most
  • verb cause to become awake or conscious
    awaken; waken; arouse; wake; rouse; wake up.
    • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
    • Please wake me at 6 AM.

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powerful

  • adjective having great power or force or potency or effect
    • the most powerful government in western Europe
    • his powerful arms
    • a powerful bomb
    • the horse's powerful kick
    • powerful drugs
    • a powerful argument
  • adjective satellite strong enough to knock down or overwhelm
    knock-down.
    • a knock-down blow

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resplend

  • verb be resplendent or radiant; to shine brightly
    • The Queen's garments resplended in velvet and jewels

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soaring

  • noun the activity of flying a glider
    gliding; sailing; glide; sailplaning.
  • verb rise rapidly
    soar up; surge; zoom; soar upwards; soar.
    • the dollar soared against the yen

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pliant

  • adjective satellite capable of being influenced or formed
    plastic.
    • the plastic minds of children
    • a pliant nature
  • adjective satellite capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
    ductile; pliable; malleable; tensile; tractile.
    • ductile copper
    • malleable metals such as gold
    • they soaked the leather to made it pliable
    • pliant molten glass
    • made of highly tensile steel alloy

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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radiate

  • verb send out rays or waves
    • The sun radiates heat
  • verb send out real or metaphoric rays
    • She radiates happiness

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shake_up

  • verb shock physically
    bump around; jar.
    • Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game
  • verb organize anew
    reorganize; reorganise.
    • We must reorganize the company if we don't want to go under

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instill

  • verb impart gradually
    transfuse.
    • Her presence instilled faith into the children
    • transfuse love of music into the students
  • verb enter drop by drop
    instil.
    • instill medication into my eye

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regret

  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    sorrow; ruefulness; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game
  • verb feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
    repent; rue.

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discompose

  • verb cause to lose one's composure
    untune; upset; disconcert; discomfit.

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perturbation

  • noun an unhappy and worried mental state
    disturbance; upset.
    • there was too much anger and disturbance
    • she didn't realize the upset she caused me
  • noun (physics) a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly

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bite

  • noun a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  • noun a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
    bit; morsel.
    • all they had left was a bit of bread

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breed

  • noun a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
    strain; stock.
    • he experimented on a particular breed of white rats
    • he created a new strain of sheep
  • noun a special type
    • Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs

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quicken

  • verb move faster
    speed up; speed; accelerate.
    • The car accelerated
  • verb make keen or more acute
    whet.
    • whet my appetite

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vibrate

  • verb shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner
  • verb move or swing from side to side regularly
    oscillate.
    • the needle on the meter was oscillating

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plastic

  • noun generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
  • noun a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered
    charge plate; charge card; credit card.
    • do you take plastic?

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attack

  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    onset; onrush; onslaught.
    • the attack began at dawn
  • noun an offensive move in a sport or game
    • they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning

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ingrained

  • adjective satellite (used especially of ideas or principles) deeply rooted; firmly fixed or held
    deep-rooted; deep-seated; planted; implanted.
    • deep-rooted prejudice
    • deep-seated differences of opinion
    • implanted convictions
    • ingrained habits of a lifetime
    • a deeply planted need
  • verb thoroughly work in
    grain; ingrain.
    • His hands were grained with dirt

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storm

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

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dwell

  • verb think moodily or anxiously about something
    brood.
  • verb originate (in)
    lie in; consist; lie.
    • The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country

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white

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

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break_up

  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
  • verb discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    break; separate; split up; part; split.
    • The business partners broke over a tax question
    • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
    • My friend and I split up

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discombobulate

  • verb cause to be confused emotionally
    bemuse; throw; bewilder.
  • verb be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
    bedevil; confuse; fox; confound; befuddle; fuddle; throw.
    • These questions confuse even the experts
    • This question completely threw me
    • This question befuddled even the teacher

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creep_in

  • verb enter surreptitiously
    sneak in.
    • He sneaked in under cover of darkness
    • In this essay, the author's personal feelings creep in

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smolder

  • noun a fire that burns with thick smoke but no flame
    smoulder.
    • the smoulder suddenly became a blaze
  • verb burn slowly and without a flame
    smoulder.
    • a smoldering fire

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indoctrinate

  • verb teach doctrines to; teach uncritically
    • The Moonies indoctrinate their disciples

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serve

  • noun (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
    service.
    • his powerful serves won the game
  • verb serve a purpose, role, or function
    function.
    • The tree stump serves as a table
    • The female students served as a control group
    • This table would serve very well
    • His freedom served him well
    • The table functions as a desk

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go_through

  • verb go or live through
    see; experience.
    • We had many trials to go through
    • he saw action in Viet Nam
  • verb apply thoroughly; think through
    work through; run through.
    • We worked through an example

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embellish

  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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wound

  • noun an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
    lesion.
  • noun a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
    injury; combat injury.

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shock

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    daze; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
    impact.
    • the armies met in the shock of battle

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worrying

  • noun the act of harassing someone
    bedevilment; torment; badgering.
  • noun the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes
    • vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw

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upshot

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; result; consequence; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event

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sign

  • noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    mark.
    • he showed signs of strain
    • they welcomed the signs of spring
  • noun a public display of a message
    • he posted signs in all the shop windows

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infiltrate

  • verb cause (a liquid) to enter by penetrating the interstices
  • verb enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members
    penetrate.
    • The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor

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center

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
    centerfield; center field.
    • he hit the ball to deep center

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reason

  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    ground.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration
  • noun an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon
    • the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly

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fulgurous

  • adjective satellite amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
    eye-popping; dazzling; fulgurant.
    • the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps
    • these great best canvases still look as astonishing and as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant popularity was in full growth"- Janet Flanner
    • adventures related...in a style both vivid and fulgurous"- Idwal Jones

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bother

  • noun an angry disturbance
    trouble; hassle; fuss.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother
  • noun something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
    annoyance; pain in the ass; pain; infliction; botheration; pain in the neck.
    • washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer
    • a bit of a bother
    • he's not a friend, he's an infliction

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scourge

  • noun a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
    flagellum.
  • noun something causing misery or death
    bane; nemesis; curse.
    • the bane of my life

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discriminating

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

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ooze

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; slime; muck; goop; sludge.
  • noun the process of seeping
    oozing; seepage.

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sweep_off

  • verb overwhelm emotionally
    sweep away.
    • Her swept her away

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impale

  • verb pierce with a sharp stake or point
    spike; empale; transfix.
    • impale a shrimp on a skewer
  • verb kill by piercing with a spear or sharp pole
    stake.
    • the enemies were impaled and left to die

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kindle

  • verb catch fire
    inflame.
    • The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles
  • verb cause to start burning
    inflame; enkindle; conflagrate.
    • The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds

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charge_up

  • verb cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    commove; turn on; excite; agitate; charge; rouse.
    • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

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feeling

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

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brilliant

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

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sublime

  • verb vaporize and then condense right back again
    sublimate.
  • verb change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting
    sublimate.
    • sublime iodine
    • some salts sublime when heated

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bowl_over

  • verb cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
    turn over; tip over; tump over; upset; knock over; overturn.
    • The cat knocked over the flower vase
    • the clumsy customer turned over the vase
    • he tumped over his beer
  • verb overcome with amazement
    boggle; flabbergast.
    • This boggles the mind!

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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blow_up

  • verb cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    explode; detonate; set off.
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • verb make large
    enlarge; magnify.
    • blow up an image

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effectuate

  • verb produce
    set up; effect.
    • The scientists set up a shock wave

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strike_up

  • verb start playing
    sound off.
    • The musicians struck up a tune
  • verb begin
    • strike up a conversation
    • strike up a friendship

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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come_up

  • verb bring forth, usually something desirable
    • The committee came up with some interesting recommendations
  • verb result or issue
    arise.
    • A slight unpleasantness arose from this discussion

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torment

  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torture.
  • noun extreme mental distress
    anguish; torture.

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have

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

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anger

  • noun a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
    choler; ire.
  • noun the state of being angry
    angriness.

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regulate

  • verb fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
    modulate.
    • regulate the temperature
    • modulate the pitch
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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fire_up

  • verb arouse or excite feelings and passions
    ignite; stir up; inflame; heat; wake.
    • The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor
    • The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world
    • Wake old feelings of hatred
  • verb begin to smoke
    light; light up.
    • After the meal, some of the diners lit up

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invite

  • noun a colloquial expression for invitation
    • he didn't get no invite to the party
  • verb increase the likelihood of
    ask for.
    • ask for trouble
    • invite criticism

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issue

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

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soak

  • noun the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
    soaking; soakage.
    • a good soak put life back in the wagon
  • noun washing something by allowing it to soak
    soaking.

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recrudesce

  • verb happen
    break; develop.
    • Report the news as it develops
    • These political movements recrudesce from time to time
  • verb become raw or open
    erupt; break out.
    • He broke out in hives
    • My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries
    • Such boils tend to recrudesce

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efficient

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

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condole_with

  • verb share the suffering of
    pity; sympathize with; compassionate; feel for.

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note

  • noun a brief written record
    • he made a note of the appointment
  • noun a short personal letter
    line; billet; short letter.
    • drop me a line when you get there

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causing

  • noun the act of causing something to happen
    causation.
  • verb give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
    do; make; cause.
    • cause a commotion
    • make a stir
    • cause an accident

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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poke_into

  • verb enter briefly
    • We poked into the bar
  • verb examine physically with or as if with a probe
    dig into; probe.
    • probe an anthill

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thundering

  • adjective satellite sounding like thunder
    • the thundering herd
  • verb move fast, noisily, and heavily
    thunder.
    • The bus thundered down the road

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coincide

  • verb go with, fall together
    co-occur; cooccur.
  • verb happen simultaneously
    concur.
    • The two events coincided

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effectiveness

  • noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
    effectuality; effectivity; effectualness.
  • noun capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
    strength; potency.
    • the toxin's potency
    • the strength of the drinks

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honeycomb

  • noun a structure of small hexagonal cells constructed from beeswax by bees and used to store honey and larvae
  • noun a framework of hexagonal cells resembling the honeycomb built by bees

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pother

  • noun an excited state of agitation
    tizzy; fuss; dither; flap.
    • he was in a dither
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft
  • verb make upset or troubled

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go_on

  • verb continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    go along; keep; continue; proceed.
    • Keep on working!
    • We continued to work into the night
    • Keep smiling
    • We went on working until well past midnight
  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; happen; take place; occur.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important

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grandness

  • noun a prominent status
    importance.
    • a person of importance
  • noun unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    immenseness; vastness; immensity; greatness; wideness; enormousness; sizeableness.

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index

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

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inconvenience

  • noun an inconvenient discomfort
    incommodiousness.
  • noun a difficulty that causes anxiety
    worriment; troublesomeness.

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steam

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

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rarefied

  • adjective satellite having low density
    rarified; rare.
    • rare gasses
    • lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air
  • verb lessen the density or solidity of
    rarefy.
    • The bones are rarefied

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offend

  • verb cause to feel resentment or indignation
    pique.
    • Her tactless remark offended me
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; violate; break; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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poke

  • noun tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous
    scoke; Phytolacca americana; garget; pigeon berry.
  • noun someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
    dawdler; laggard; drone; lagger; trailer.

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bridle

  • noun headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
  • noun the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
    curb; check.
    • his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

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innovate

  • verb bring something new to an environment
    introduce.
    • A new word processor was introduced

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reverence

  • noun a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    fear; veneration; awe.
    • the fear of God
    • the Chinese reverence for the dead
    • the French treat food with gentle reverence
    • his respect for the law bordered on veneration
  • noun a reverent mental attitude

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fluster

  • noun a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    perturbation.
  • verb be flustered; behave in a confused manner

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awe

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
    • he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe
  • noun a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    fear; veneration; reverence.
    • the fear of God
    • the Chinese reverence for the dead
    • the French treat food with gentle reverence
    • his respect for the law bordered on veneration

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glow

  • noun an alert and refreshed state
    freshness.
  • noun light from nonthermal sources
    luminescence.

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energize

  • verb cause to be alert and energetic
    arouse; energise; perk up; brace; stimulate.
    • Coffee and tea stimulate me
    • This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate
  • verb raise to a higher energy level
    energise; excite.
    • excite the atoms

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smoulder

  • noun a fire that burns with thick smoke but no flame
    smolder.
    • the smoulder suddenly became a blaze
  • verb have strong suppressed feelings
    smolder.

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clear

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

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proud

  • adjective feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride
    • proud parents
    • proud of his accomplishments
    • a proud moment
    • proud to serve his country
    • a proud name
    • proud princes
  • adjective satellite having or displaying great dignity or nobility
    gallant; majestic; lofty.
    • a gallant pageant
    • lofty ships
    • majestic cities
    • proud alpine peaks

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upset

  • noun an unhappy and worried mental state
    perturbation; disturbance.
    • there was too much anger and disturbance
    • she didn't realize the upset she caused me
  • noun the act of disturbing the mind or body
    overthrow; derangement.
    • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
    • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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dent

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

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astonishing

  • adjective satellite surprising greatly
    amazing.
    • she does an amazing amount of work
    • the dog was capable of astonishing tricks
  • verb affect with wonder
    amaze; astonish; astound.
    • Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!

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sympathize

  • verb share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of
    sympathise.
  • verb be understanding of
    understand; empathise; empathize; sympathise.
    • You don't need to explain--I understand!

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consummate

  • verb fulfill sexually
    • consummate a marriage
  • verb make perfect; bring to perfection

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wind

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

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ineradicable

  • adjective not able to be destroyed or rooted out
    • ineradicable superstitions

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occasion

  • noun an event that occurs at a critical time
    juncture.
    • at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave
    • it was needed only on special occasions
  • noun a vaguely specified social event
    function; affair; social occasion; social function.
    • the party was quite an affair
    • an occasion arranged to honor the president
    • a seemingly endless round of social functions

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rattling

  • noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    rattle; rale.
    • the death rattle
  • verb make short successive sounds
    rattle.

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incite

  • verb give an incentive for action
    motivate; prompt; propel; move; actuate.
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career
  • verb provoke or stir up
    set off; instigate; stir up.
    • incite a riot
    • set off great unrest among the people

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intoxicate

  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    uplift; elate; pick up; lift up.
    • Music can uplift your spirits
  • verb make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
    inebriate; soak.

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niggle

  • verb worry unnecessarily or excessively
    fuss; fret.
    • don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now
  • verb argue over petty things
    squabble; pettifog; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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unsettle

  • verb disturb the composure of
    faze; enervate; unnerve.

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inspire

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; animate; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb supply the inspiration for
    • The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work

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throw_out_of_kilter

  • verb throw into great confusion or disorder
    derange; perturb.
    • Fundamental Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria and Egypt

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agonize

  • verb cause to agonize
    agonise.
  • verb suffer agony or anguish
    agonise.

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probe

  • noun an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
    investigation.
    • there was a congressional probe into the scandal
  • noun a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities

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telling

  • noun an act of narration
    recounting; relation.
    • he was the hero according to his own relation
    • his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
  • noun informing by words
    notification; apprisal.

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fear

  • noun an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
    fearfulness; fright.
  • noun an anxious feeling
    care; concern.
    • care had aged him
    • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

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boggle

  • verb startle with amazement or fear
  • verb hesitate when confronted with a problem, or when in doubt or fear

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find

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

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european

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Europe
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Europe or the people of Europe
    • European Community

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impact

  • noun the striking of one body against another
  • noun a forceful consequence; a strong effect
    wallop.
    • the book had an important impact on my thinking
    • the book packs a wallop

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gilded

  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilt; gold; golden.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • verb decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
    gild; engild; begild.

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inspiring

  • adjective stimulating or exalting to the spirit
  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; animate; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination

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squeeze

  • noun the act of gripping and pressing firmly
    squeezing.
    • he gave her cheek a playful squeeze
  • noun a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
    liquidity crisis; credit crunch.

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ossified

  • adjective satellite set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs
    fossilised; fossilized.
    • obsolete fossilized ways
    • an ossified bureaucratic system
  • verb become bony
    ossify.
    • The tissue ossified

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get_up

  • verb rise to one's feet
    stand up; rise; uprise; arise.
    • The audience got up and applauded
  • verb get up and out of bed
    rise; turn out; uprise; arise.
    • I get up at 7 A.M. every day
    • They rose early
    • He uprose at night

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implementation

  • noun the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
    execution; carrying out.
    • the agency was created for the implementation of the policy
  • noun the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
    effectuation.

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dramatize

  • verb put into dramatic form
    adopt; dramatise.
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
  • verb represent something in a dramatic manner
    dramatise.
    • These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

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machinate

  • verb arrange by systematic planning and united effort
    organize; prepare; devise; get up; organise.
    • machinate a plot
    • organize a strike
    • devise a plan to take over the director's office
  • verb engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together
    complot; cabal; conspire; conjure.
    • They conspired to overthrow the government

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jar

  • noun a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
  • noun the quantity contained in a jar
    jarful.
    • he drank a jar of beer

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jolt

  • noun a sudden jarring impact
    shock; jar; jounce.
    • the door closed with a jolt
    • all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers
  • noun an abrupt spasmodic movement
    jerking; jerk; saccade.

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see_red

  • verb become angry
    anger.
    • He angers easily

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going

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

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touched

  • adjective having come into contact
  • verb make physical contact with, come in contact with
    touch.
    • Touch the stone for good luck
    • She never touched her husband

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disgust

  • noun strong feelings of dislike
  • verb fill with distaste
    gross out; repel; revolt.
    • This spoilt food disgusts me

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factor

  • noun anything that contributes causally to a result
    • a number of factors determined the outcome
  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; component; element.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech

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fuel

  • noun a substance that can be consumed to produce energy
    • more fuel is needed during the winter months
    • they developed alternative fuels for aircraft
  • verb provide with a combustible substance that provides energy
    • fuel aircraft, ships, and cars

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wool

  • noun a fabric made from the hair of sheep
    woolen; woollen.
  • noun fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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ball_over

  • verb surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
    take aback; shock; blow out of the water; floor.
    • I was floored when I heard that I was promoted

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instilling

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    inculcation; ingraining.
  • verb impart gradually
    transfuse; instill.
    • Her presence instilled faith into the children
    • transfuse love of music into the students

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wearing

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

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do

  • 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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move

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

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founding

  • noun the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    foundation; instauration; introduction; origination; creation; initiation; innovation; institution.
    • she looked forward to her initiation as an adult
    • the foundation of a new scientific society
  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program

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get

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

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stop

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

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rush

  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    hurry; haste; rushing.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book
  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    upsurge; spate; surge.

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beam

  • noun a signal transmitted along a narrow path; guides airplane pilots in darkness or bad weather
    radio beam.
  • noun long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

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submerge

  • verb sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
    submerse.
  • verb cover completely or make imperceptible
    overwhelm; drown.
    • I was drowned in work
    • The noise drowned out her speech

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penetrate

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

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nurse

  • noun one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician)
  • noun a woman who is the custodian of children
    nursemaid; nanny.

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immerse

  • verb thrust or throw into
    plunge.
    • Immerse yourself in hot water
  • verb devote (oneself) fully to
    plunge; absorb; soak up; engross; engulf; steep.
    • He immersed himself into his studies

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boggle

  • verb startle with amazement or fear
  • verb hesitate when confronted with a problem, or when in doubt or fear

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shape

  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    configuration; contour; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes
  • noun the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    form.
    • geometry is the mathematical science of shape

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proclaim

  • verb declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles
    • He was proclaimed King
  • verb state or announce
    exclaim; promulgate.
    • `I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed
    • The King will proclaim an amnesty

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effectual

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

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erupt

  • verb start abruptly
    break out.
    • After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc
  • verb erupt or intensify suddenly
    flare; break open; flare up; burst out; irrupt.
    • Unrest erupted in the country
    • Tempers flared at the meeting
    • The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism

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she

This or that female; the woman understood or referred to; the animal of the female sex, or object personified as feminine, which was spoken of.
She loved her children best in every wise. Chaucer.
Then Sarah denied, . . . for she was afraid. Gen. xviii. 15.

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hype

  • noun blatant or sensational promotion
    plug; hoopla; ballyhoo.
  • verb publicize in an exaggerated and often misleading manner

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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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fixed

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

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anticipate

  • verb regard something as probable or likely
    expect.
    • The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow
  • verb act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
    forestall; counter; foresee.

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set

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

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imposing

  • adjective satellite impressive in appearance
    noble; baronial; stately.
    • a baronial mansion
    • an imposing residence
    • a noble tree
    • severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses
    • stately columns
  • verb compel to behave in a certain way
    impose; enforce.
    • Social relations impose courtesy

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emote

  • verb give expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role

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potent

  • adjective satellite having great influence
    powerful.
  • adjective satellite having or wielding force or authority
    strong.
    • providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons

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sex

  • noun activities associated with sexual intercourse
    sexual activity; sex activity; sexual practice.
    • they had sex in the back seat
  • noun either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided
    • the war between the sexes

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see

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

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arouse

  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; evoke; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; come alive; wake; awake; awaken; wake up.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

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dumb

  • adjective satellite slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    dim; slow; dense; obtuse; dull.
    • so dense he never understands anything I say to him
    • never met anyone quite so dim
    • although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray
    • dumb officials make some really dumb decisions
    • he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse
    • worked with the slow students
  • adjective satellite temporarily incapable of speaking
    speechless.
    • struck dumb
    • speechless with shock

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backfire

  • noun the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
    blowback.
  • noun a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine

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despatch

  • noun an official report (usually sent in haste)
    dispatch; communique.
  • noun the property of being prompt and efficient
    expeditiousness; dispatch; expedition.
    • it was done with dispatch

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go_down_on

  • verb provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
    blow; fellate; suck.

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aroused

  • adjective satellite aroused to action
    • the aroused opposition
  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; arouse; evoke; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy

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concern

  • noun something that interests you because it is important or affects you
    • the safety of the ship is the captain's concern
  • noun an anxious feeling
    fear; care.
    • care had aged him
    • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

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limber

  • noun a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun or caisson
  • verb attach the limber
    limber up.
    • limber a cannon

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pattern

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

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away

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

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inebriate

  • noun a chronic drinker
    drunk; sot; wino; drunkard; rummy.
  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; tickle pink; exalt; exhilarate; beatify.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success

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startle

  • noun a sudden involuntary movement
    jump; start.
    • he awoke with a start
  • verb to stimulate to action
    galvanise; galvanize.
    • ..startled him awake
    • galvanized into action

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affecting

  • adjective satellite arousing affect
    poignant; touching.
    • the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene
    • poignant grief cannot endure forever
    • his gratitude was simple and touching
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch; affect.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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beatify

  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; tickle pink; inebriate; exalt; exhilarate.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success
  • verb make blessedly happy

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nature

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

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joy

  • noun the emotion of great happiness
    joyfulness; joyousness.
  • noun something or someone that provides a source of happiness
    delight; pleasure.
    • a joy to behold
    • the pleasure of his company
    • the new car is a delight

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sorrow

  • noun an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
    • he tried to express his sorrow at her loss
  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    ruefulness; regret; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game

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bemuse

  • verb cause to be confused emotionally
    throw; bewilder; discombobulate.

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punch

  • noun (boxing) a blow with the fist
    biff; clout; poke; lick; slug.
    • I gave him a clout on his nose
  • noun an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl

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carry_through

  • verb put in effect
    fulfil; execute; accomplish; carry out; action; fulfill.
    • carry out a task
    • execute the decision of the people
    • He actioned the operation
  • verb bring into safety
    bring through; save; pull through.
    • We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack

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aggrandise

  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandize.

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spark

  • noun a momentary flash of light
    glint; flicker.
  • noun merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
    sparkle; light; twinkle.
    • he had a sparkle in his eye
    • there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes

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come

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; ejaculate; seminal fluid; seed; cum.
  • verb move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    come up.
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room

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pity

  • noun a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
    commiseration; ruth; pathos.
    • the blind are too often objects of pity
  • noun an unfortunate development
    shame.
    • it's a pity he couldn't do it

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outcome

  • noun something that results
    final result; termination; result; resultant.
    • he listened for the results on the radio
  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; result; consequence; upshot; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event

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acquiring

  • noun the act of acquiring something
    getting.
    • I envied his talent for acquiring
    • he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire; get.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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distinguished

  • adjective satellite (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
    • our distinguished professor
  • verb mark as different
    secernate; severalise; separate; severalize; tell apart; differentiate; distinguish; tell; secern.
    • We distinguish several kinds of maple

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grain

  • noun a relatively small granular particle of a substance
    • a grain of sand
    • a grain of sugar
  • noun foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
    food grain; cereal.

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agonise

  • verb cause to agonize
    agonize.
  • verb suffer agony or anguish
    agonize.

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center_punch

  • noun a tool with a conical point that is used to make indentations in metal (especially to mark points for drilling)
  • verb make a small hole in something as a guide for a drill

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glorious

  • adjective having or deserving or conferring glory
    • a long and glorious career
    • our glorious literature
  • adjective satellite characterized by grandeur
    brilliant; magnificent; splendid.
    • the brilliant court life at Versailles
    • a glorious work of art
    • magnificent cathedrals
    • the splendid coronation ceremony

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carry_weight

  • verb have influence to a specified degree
    • Her opinion carries a lot of weight

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riddle

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

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wear

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

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distress

  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; hurt.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress
  • noun a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)
    • a ship in distress
    • she was the classic maiden in distress

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touch_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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wonder

  • noun the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
    admiration; wonderment.
  • noun something that causes feelings of wonder
    marvel.
    • the wonders of modern science

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sweep

  • noun a wide scope
    expanse.
    • the sweep of the plains
  • noun someone who cleans soot from chimneys
    chimneysweep; chimneysweeper.

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dispatch

  • noun an official report (usually sent in haste)
    despatch; communique.
  • noun the act of sending off something
    despatch; shipment.

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walk

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walking.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; pass.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls

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foray

  • 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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majestic

  • adjective satellite majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters
    olympian.
    • his majestic presence
    • olympian detachment
    • olympian beauty and serene composure
  • adjective satellite having or displaying great dignity or nobility
    gallant; proud; lofty.
    • a gallant pageant
    • lofty ships
    • majestic cities
    • proud alpine peaks

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sympathize_with

  • verb share the suffering of
    pity; condole with; compassionate; feel for.

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spiritize

  • verb imbue with a spirit
    spiritise.

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supple

  • verb make pliant and flexible
    • These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use
  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte.

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jerk_off

  • verb get sexual gratification through self-stimulation
    fuck off; wank; she-bop; masturbate; jack off.

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aback

  • adverb having the wind against the forward side of the sails
    • the ship came up into the wind with all yards aback
  • adverb by surprise
    • taken aback by the caustic remarks

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strong

  • adjective having strength or power greater than average or expected
    • a strong radio signal
    • strong medicine
    • a strong man
  • adjective satellite not faint or feeble
    • a strong odor of burning rubber

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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bewilder

  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me
  • verb cause to be confused emotionally
    bemuse; throw; discombobulate.

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electrify

  • verb excite suddenly and intensely
    • The news electrified us
  • verb charge (a conductor) with electricity

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brainwashing

  • noun forcible indoctrination into a new set of attitudes and beliefs
  • verb persuade completely, often through coercion
    brainwash.
    • The propaganda brainwashed many people

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appall

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; appal; shock; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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dazzling

  • adjective satellite amazingly impressive; suggestive of the flashing of lightning
    fulgurous; eye-popping; fulgurant.
    • the skater's dazzling virtuosic leaps
    • these great best canvases still look as astonishing and as invitingly new as they did...when...his fulgurant popularity was in full growth"- Janet Flanner
    • adventures related...in a style both vivid and fulgurous"- Idwal Jones
  • verb to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
    dazzle; bedazzle; daze.
    • She was dazzled by the bright headlights

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hitting

  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hit; striking.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit
  • verb cause to move by striking
    hit.
    • hit a ball

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taste

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

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trigger

  • 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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interest

  • noun a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
    involvement.
    • an interest in music
  • noun a reason for wanting something done
    sake.
    • for your sake
    • died for the sake of his country
    • in the interest of safety
    • in the common interest

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pervade

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

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waste

  • noun any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    waste material; waste matter; waste product.
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; wastefulness.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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efficacy

  • noun capacity or power to produce a desired effect
    efficaciousness.
    • concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine

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fire

  • noun the event of something burning (often destructive)
    • they lost everything in the fire
  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    firing.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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infect

  • verb communicate a disease to
    • Your children have infected you with this head cold
  • verb contaminate with a disease or microorganism
    taint.

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tap

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    pat; rap.
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; rap.

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overthrow

  • noun the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
  • noun the act of disturbing the mind or body
    upset; derangement.
    • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
    • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

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excite

  • verb arouse or elicit a feeling
  • verb act as a stimulant
    stimulate.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates

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permeating

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

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misgive

  • verb suggest fear or doubt
    • Her heart misgave her that she had acted inexcusably

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dramatic

  • adjective suitable to or characteristic of drama
    • a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape
    • a dramatic rescue at sea
  • adjective satellite sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
    spectacular; striking.
    • a dramatic sunset
    • a dramatic pause
    • a spectacular display of northern lights
    • it was a spectacular play
    • his striking good looks always created a sensation

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wake

  • noun the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
    aftermath; backwash.
    • the aftermath of war
    • in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured
  • noun an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
    Wake Island.

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lift_up

  • verb take and lift upward
    pick up; gather up.
  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    intoxicate; uplift; elate; pick up.
    • Music can uplift your spirits

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catch

  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    gimmick.
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    haul.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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gross

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

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masturbate

  • verb stimulate sexually
    • The old man wanted to be masturbated by the prostitute
  • verb get sexual gratification through self-stimulation
    fuck off; wank; jerk off; she-bop; jack off.

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diffuse

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

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funk

  • noun a state of nervous depression
    blue funk.
    • he was in a funk
  • noun United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)
    Casimir Funk.

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pierce

  • verb cut or make a way through
    • the knife cut through the flesh
    • The path pierced the jungle
    • Light pierced through the forest
  • noun 14th President of the United States (1804-1869)
    Franklin Pierce; President Pierce.

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troubled

  • adjective characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need
    • troubled areas
    • fell into a troubled sleep
    • a troubled expression
    • troubled teenagers
  • verb move deeply
    disturb; upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought

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invigorate

  • verb heighten or intensify
    enliven; animate; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb give life or energy to
    quicken.
    • The cold water invigorated him

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flabbergast

  • verb overcome with amazement
    boggle; bowl over.
    • This boggles the mind!

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mount

  • noun a lightweight horse kept for riding only
    riding horse; saddle horse.
  • noun the act of climbing something
    climb.
    • it was a difficult climb to the top

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air

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

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employ

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

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ail

  • noun aromatic bulb used as seasoning
    garlic.
  • verb be ill or unwell

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stunning

  • adjective satellite commanding attention
    arresting; sensational.
    • an arresting drawing of people turning into animals
    • a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten
    • a stunning performance
  • verb make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
    stun; stupefy.
    • stun fish

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smart

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

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leaning

  • noun an inclination to do something
    propensity; tendency.
    • he felt leanings toward frivolity
  • noun a natural inclination
    propensity; proclivity.
    • he has a proclivity for exaggeration

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carry_out

  • verb put in effect
    fulfil; execute; accomplish; carry through; action; fulfill.
    • carry out a task
    • execute the decision of the people
    • He actioned the operation
  • verb pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue
    follow up; follow through; go through; follow out; put through; implement.
    • Did he go through with the treatment?
    • He implemented a new economic plan
    • She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal

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spawn

  • noun the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs
  • verb call forth
    breed; engender.

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permeate

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

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souse

  • 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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precipitating

  • adjective satellite bringing on suddenly or abruptly
    • the completion of the railroad was the precipitating cause in the extinction of waterborne commerce
  • verb bring about abruptly
    precipitate.
    • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

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astound

  • verb affect with wonder
    amaze; astonish.
    • Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!

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set_about

  • verb begin to deal with
    go about; approach.
    • approach a task
    • go about a difficult problem
    • approach a new project
  • verb enter upon an activity or enterprise
    attempt; undertake.

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shame

  • noun a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
  • noun a state of dishonor
    disgrace; ignominy.
    • one mistake brought shame to all his family
    • suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison

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elicit

  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; arouse; evoke; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
  • verb deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    draw out; extract; educe; evoke.
    • We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant

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clutter

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    welter; muddle; smother; mare's nest; fuddle; jumble.
  • noun unwanted echoes that interfere with the observation of signals on a radar screen

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in

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

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ready

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

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enervate

  • verb weaken mentally or morally
  • verb disturb the composure of
    faze; unsettle; unnerve.

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anguish

  • noun extreme mental distress
    torment; torture.
  • noun extreme distress of body or mind

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worry

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

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exult

  • verb feel extreme happiness or elation
    be on cloud nine; walk on air; jump for joy.
  • verb to express great joy
    exuberate; jubilate; rejoice; triumph.
    • Who cannot exult in Spring?

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result

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; solvent; resolution; solution.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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grandiose

  • adjective satellite impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval
  • adjective satellite affectedly genteel
    highfalutin; la-di-da; highfaluting; hoity-toity; hifalutin.

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develop

  • verb make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
    • Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather
    • They developed a new technique
  • verb work out
    evolve; germinate.
    • We have developed a new theory of evolution

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ingrain

  • verb thoroughly work in
    grain.
    • His hands were grained with dirt
  • verb produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
    impress; instill.
    • Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us

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perform

  • verb carry out or perform an action
    do; execute.
    • John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
    • the skater executed a triple pirouette
    • she did a little dance
  • verb perform a function
    • Who will perform the wedding?

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reshape

  • verb shape anew or differently
    • The new foreign minister reshaped the foreign policy of his country
  • verb shape again or shape differently
    remold.

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make

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

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bowl

  • noun a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids;
  • noun a concave shape with an open top
    trough.

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elevated

  • noun a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
    el; elevated railway; overhead railway; elevated railroad.
  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; elevate; promote; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work

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trip

  • noun a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
    • he took a trip to the shopping center
  • noun a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs
    • an acid trip

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second_nature

  • noun acquired behavior that is practiced so long it seems innate

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magnificence

  • noun splendid or imposing in size or appearance
    impressiveness; grandness; richness.
    • the grandness of the architecture
    • impressed by the richness of the flora
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; splendour; grandeur; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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pad

  • noun a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
    pad of paper; tablet.
  • noun the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)

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badgering

  • noun the act of harassing someone
    bedevilment; torment; worrying.
  • verb annoy persistently
    badger; beleaguer; pester; bug; tease.
    • The children teased the boy because of his stammer

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grand

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    yard; G; thou; thousand; M; chiliad; one thousand; K; 1000.
  • noun a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    grand piano.

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noble

  • noun a titled peer of the realm
    nobleman; Lord.
  • adjective satellite impressive in appearance
    imposing; baronial; stately.
    • a baronial mansion
    • an imposing residence
    • a noble tree
    • severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses
    • stately columns

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ball

  • noun round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
    • the mayor threw out the first ball
    • the ball rolled into the corner pocket
  • noun a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
    musket ball.
    • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

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raid

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

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fuss

  • noun an excited state of agitation
    pother; tizzy; dither; flap.
    • he was in a dither
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; trouble; hassle.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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effect

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    result; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun an outward appearance
    impression.
    • he made a good impression
    • I wanted to create an impression of success
    • she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

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reigning

  • adjective satellite exercising power or authority
    regnant; ruling.
  • verb have sovereign power
    reign.
    • Henry VIII reigned for a long time

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weigh

  • verb have a certain weight
  • verb show consideration for; take into account
    count; consider.
    • You must consider her age
    • The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient

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impelling

  • adjective satellite markedly effective as if by emotional pressure
    • impelling skill as a teller of tales
    • an impelling personality
  • verb urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
    impel; force.

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purpose

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; intent.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun what something is used for
    function; use; role.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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cheer_up

  • verb cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful
    cheer; jolly along; jolly up.
    • She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee
  • verb become cheerful
    cheer; chirk up.

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haunting

  • adjective satellite continually recurring to the mind
    persistent.
    • haunting memories
    • the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy
  • verb follow stealthily or recur constantly and spontaneously to
    stalk; haunt.
    • her ex-boyfriend stalked her
    • the ghost of her mother haunted her

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recapture

  • noun a legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount
  • noun the act of taking something back
    retaking.

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gutter

  • noun a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
    trough.
  • noun misfortune resulting in lost effort or money
    toilet; sewer.
    • his career was in the gutter
    • all that work went down the sewer
    • pensions are in the toilet

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off

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

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effectivity

  • noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
    effectuality; effectiveness; effectualness.

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know

  • noun the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people
    • he is always in the know
  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    cognize; cognise.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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cheer

  • noun a cry or shout of approval
  • noun the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
    sunshine; cheerfulness; sunniness.
    • flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room

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supercharged

  • adjective satellite (of e.g. an engine) having the power increased by fitting with a supercharger
  • verb increase or raise
    advance; supercharge; boost.
    • boost the voltage in an electrical circuit

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regulating

  • noun the act of controlling or directing according to rule
    regulation.
    • fiscal regulations are in the hands of politicians
  • verb fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
    regulate; modulate.
    • regulate the temperature
    • modulate the pitch

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grounds

  • noun your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
    evidence.
    • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling
  • noun the enclosed land around a house or other building
    curtilage; yard.
    • it was a small house with almost no yard

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charged

  • adjective of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of positive or negative electric charge
    • charged particles
    • a charged battery
  • verb to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
    charge; bear down.
    • he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork

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chord

  • noun a straight line connecting two points on a curve
  • noun a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together

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fume

  • noun a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
    smoke.
  • verb be mad, angry, or furious

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disconcert

  • verb cause to feel embarrassment
    flurry; confuse; put off.
    • The constant attention of the young man confused her
  • verb cause to lose one's composure
    untune; discompose; upset; discomfit.

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affright

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    terror; panic.
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; fright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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effector

  • noun one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose
    effecter.
  • noun a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion

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lavish

  • verb expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns
    shower.
    • He was showered with praise
  • adjective satellite very generous
    overgenerous; unstinting; unstinted; munificent; too-generous; unsparing.
    • distributed gifts with a lavish hand
    • the critics were lavish in their praise
    • a munificent gift
    • his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent
    • prodigal praise
    • unsparing generosity
    • his unstinted devotion
    • called for unstinting aid to Britain

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blow_out_of_the_water

  • verb surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
    take aback; shock; ball over; floor.
    • I was floored when I heard that I was promoted

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walk_on_air

  • verb feel extreme happiness or elation
    be on cloud nine; exult; jump for joy.

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touch

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

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useful

  • adjective being of use or service
    utile.
    • the girl felt motherly and useful
    • a useful job
    • a useful member of society
  • adjective satellite having a useful function
    utilitarian.
    • utilitarian steel tables

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