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bidding

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; command; dictation.
  • noun a request to be present
    summons.
    • they came at his bidding

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colonoscopy

  • noun visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum; requires sedation

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rene-robert_cavelier

  • noun French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
    Sieur de LaSalle; LaSalle.

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captain

  • noun an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • noun the naval officer in command of a military ship
    skipper.

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john_ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    Sir John Ross; Ross.

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calculate

  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; compute; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.
  • verb judge to be probable
    figure; reckon; forecast; estimate; count on.

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sir_martin_frobisher

  • noun English explorer who led an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage to the orient; served under Drake and helped defeat the Spanish Armada (1535-1594)
    Frobisher.

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send_word

  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; apprise; give notice; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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microscopist

  • noun a scientist who specializes in research with the use of microscopes

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postmortem

  • noun discussion of an event after it has occurred
    post-mortem.
  • noun an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
    postmortem examination; post-mortem; necropsy; post-mortem examination; autopsy; PM.

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teaching

  • noun the profession of a teacher
    pedagogy; instruction.
    • he prepared for teaching while still in college
    • pedagogy is recognized as an important profession
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; commandment.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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risk

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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adumbrate

  • verb describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
    sketch; outline.
    • sketch the outline of the book
    • outline his ideas
  • verb give to understand
    insinuate; intimate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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robert_scott

  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Falcon Scott; Scott.

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examen

  • noun a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
    examination.
  • noun a critical study (as of a writer's work)

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look_for

  • verb try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
    search; seek.
    • The police are searching for clues
    • They are searching for the missing man in the entire county
  • verb be excited or anxious about
    look to; anticipate.

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encounter

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

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specify

  • verb specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    qualify; condition; stipulate.
    • The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
    • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
  • verb decide upon or fix definitely
    set; fix; limit; determine; define.
    • fix the variables
    • specify the parameters

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investigator

  • noun a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
    researcher; research worker.
  • noun someone who investigates

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conceive

  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceptualize; conceptualise.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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undercover

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

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chew

  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    plug; wad; quid; cud; chaw.
  • noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
    manduction; chewing; mastication.

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give_notice

  • verb terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    give the axe; send away; give the sack; fire; dismiss; terminate; displace; sack; force out; can.
    • The boss fired his secretary today
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; send word; apprise; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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direct

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

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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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scrutinize

  • verb to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
    size up; take stock; scrutinise.
    • he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror
  • verb examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
    audit; inspect; scrutinise.
    • audit accounts and tax returns

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cost_analysis

  • noun breaking down the costs of some operation and reporting on each factor separately

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bar_examination

  • noun an examination conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction
    bar exam.
    • applicants may qualify to take the New York bar examination by graduating from an approved law school
    • he passed the bar exam on his third try

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captain_john_smith

  • noun English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
    John Smith; Smith.

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writing

  • noun the act of creating written works
    authorship; penning; composition.
    • writing was a form of therapy for him
    • it was a matter of disputed authorship
  • noun the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
    written material; piece of writing.
    • the writing in her novels is excellent
    • that editorial was a fine piece of writing

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ransack

  • verb steal goods; take as spoils
    pillage; strip; despoil; plunder; foray; rifle; loot; reave.
    • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners
  • verb search thoroughly
    comb.
    • They combed the area for the missing child

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shining

  • noun the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    polishing.
    • the shining of shoes provided a meager living
    • every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect; shine.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

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deliberate

  • verb think about carefully; weigh
    moot; turn over; consider; debate.
    • They considered the possibility of a strike
    • Turn the proposal over in your mind
  • verb discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    debate.

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pilot_experiment

  • noun a preliminary experiment whose outcome can lead to a more extensive experiment

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conduct

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

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numeral

  • noun a symbol used to represent a number
    number.
    • he learned to write the numerals before he went to school
  • adjective of or relating to or denoting numbers
    numerical; numeric.
    • a numeral adjective

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scent_out

  • verb recognize or detect by or as if by smelling
    nose out; sniff out; smell out.
    • He can smell out trouble

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reporter

  • noun a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories
    newsperson; newsman.

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tasman

  • noun Dutch navigator who was the first European to discover Tasmania and New Zealand (1603-1659)
    Abel Tasman; Abel Janszoon Tasman.

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deposition

  • noun the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
    deposit.
  • noun (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office

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trial_balloon

  • noun a test of public opinion
  • noun a balloon sent up to test air currents

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livingstone

  • noun Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
    David Livingstone.

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pop_the_question

  • verb ask (someone) to marry you
    propose; declare oneself; offer.
    • he popped the question on Sunday night
    • she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months
    • The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman

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venturer

  • noun a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
    merchant-venturer.
  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    adventurer.

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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controversy

  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; argument; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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credit

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

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reappraise

  • verb appraise anew
    • Homes in our town are reappraised every five years and taxes are increased accordingly

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verbalise

  • verb be verbose
    verbalize.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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personify

  • verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
    body.
  • verb represent, as of a character on stage
    embody; be.
    • Derek Jacobi was Hamlet

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military

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

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work_study

  • noun an analysis of a specific job in an effort to find the most efficient method in terms of time and effort
    time and motion study; motion study; time-motion study; time study; time-and-motion study.

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swearing

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    oath.

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straw

  • noun plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; husk; stalk; shuck.

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sebastian_vizcaino

  • noun Spanish explorer who was the first European to explore the California coast (1550-1615)
    Vizcaino.

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summons

  • noun a request to be present
    bidding.
    • they came at his bidding
  • noun an order to appear in person at a given place and time

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alpha_test

  • noun (computer science) a first test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by the developer

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glance

  • noun a quick look
    coup d'oeil; glimpse.
  • verb throw a glance at; take a brief look at
    peek; glint.
    • She only glanced at the paper
    • I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting

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total

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

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experimentation

  • noun the testing of an idea
    experiment.
    • it was an experiment in living
    • not all experimentation is done in laboratories
  • noun the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
    experiment.

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plot

  • noun a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
    game; secret plan.
    • they concocted a plot to discredit the governor
    • I saw through his little game from the start
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    patch; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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richard_evelyn_byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Admiral Byrd; Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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browse

  • noun vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat
    • a deer needs to eat twenty pounds of browse every day
  • noun reading superficially or at random
    browsing.

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gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

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tail

  • noun the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
  • noun the time of the last part of something
    fag end; tail end.
    • the fag end of this crisis-ridden century
    • the tail of the storm

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wilkins

  • noun United States civil rights leader (1901-1981)
    Roy Wilkins.
  • noun Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
    George Hubert Wilkins.

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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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card

  • noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
    • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys
  • noun a card certifying the identity of the bearer
    identity card.
    • he had to show his card to get in

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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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preview

  • noun an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future
    prevue; trailer.
  • noun a screening for a select audience in advance of release for the general public

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tell

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

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test_drive

  • noun test of the roadworthiness of a vehicle one is considering buying
  • verb test a vehicle by driving it
    • I want to test drive the new Porsche

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map_collection

  • noun a collection of maps in book form
    atlas; book of maps.

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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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muse

  • noun the source of an artist's inspiration
    • Euterpe was his muse
  • noun in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science

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phone

  • noun electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
    telephone set; telephone.
    • I talked to him on the telephone
  • noun (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
    sound; speech sound.

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holk

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ward

  • noun a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  • noun a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

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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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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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pursue

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    prosecute; engage.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb follow in or as if in pursuit
    follow.
    • The police car pursued the suspected attacker
    • Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life

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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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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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quarrel

  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words
  • noun an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges

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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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involve

  • verb connect closely and often incriminatingly
    affect; regard.
    • This new ruling affects your business
  • verb engage as a participant
    • Don't involve me in your family affairs!

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want

  • noun a state of extreme poverty
    neediness; deprivation; privation.
  • noun the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    deficiency; lack.
    • there is a serious lack of insight into the problem
    • water is the critical deficiency in desert regions
    • for want of a nail the shoe was lost

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admiral_byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Richard Evelyn Byrd; Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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cookery

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

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sound_out

  • verb speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
    pronounce; enunciate; articulate; say; enounce.
    • She pronounces French words in a funny way
    • I cannot say `zip wire'
    • Can the child sound out this complicated word?
  • verb try to learn someone's opinions and intentions
    feel out; check out.
    • I have to sound out the new professor

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enquiry

  • noun an instance of questioning
    inquiry; interrogation; question; query.
    • there was a question about my training
    • we made inquiries of all those who were present
  • noun a search for knowledge
    inquiry; research.
    • their pottery deserves more research than it has received

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verify

  • verb confirm the truth of
    • Please verify that the doors are closed
    • verify a claim
  • verb check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
    control.
    • Are you controlling for the temperature?

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midterm_examination

  • noun an examination administered in the middle of an academic term
    midterm exam; midterm.

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machine

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

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enquire

  • verb inquire about
    ask; inquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times
  • verb conduct an inquiry or investigation of
    inquire; investigate.
    • The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities
    • inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady

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scouring

  • noun moving over territory to search for something
    • scouring the entire area revealed nothing
  • noun the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
    scrub; scrubbing.

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interview

  • noun the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists
    • my interviews with teenagers revealed a weakening of religious bonds
  • noun a conference (usually with someone important)
    audience; consultation.
    • he had a consultation with the judge
    • he requested an audience with the king

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asearch

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after

  • adjective satellite located farther aft
  • adverb happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
    afterwards; later; later on; subsequently; afterward.
    • he apologized subsequently
    • he's going to the store but he'll be back here later
    • it didn't happen until afterward
    • two hours after that

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chapman

  • noun United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774-1845)
    John Chapman; Johnny Appleseed.
  • noun archaic term for an itinerant peddler

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lay

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    ballad.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    ballad.

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curiosity

  • noun a state in which you want to learn more about something
    wonder.
  • noun something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
    oddment; oddity; rarity; peculiarity; curio.

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summarize

  • verb give a summary (of)
    resume; sum up; summarise.
    • he summed up his results
    • I will now summarize
  • verb be a summary of
    summarise; sum up; sum.
    • The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper

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law

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

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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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third

  • noun one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
    tierce; one-third.
    • it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement
  • noun the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
    third base.
    • he is playing third

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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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appreciate

  • verb recognize with gratitude; be grateful for
  • verb be fully aware of; realize fully
    take account.
    • Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?

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maintain

  • verb keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
    hold; keep.
    • hold in place
    • She always held herself as a lady
    • The students keep me on my toes
  • verb keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
    preserve; keep up; conserve.
    • We preserve these archeological findings
    • The old lady could not keep up the building
    • children must be taught to conserve our national heritage
    • The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts

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jacques_cartier

  • noun French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)
    Cartier.

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captain_james_cook

  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Cook; Captain Cook; James Cook.

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oral_examination

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    viva; viva voce; oral; oral exam.

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order

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

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squint

  • noun abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
    strabismus.
  • noun the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed

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operations

  • noun financial transactions at a brokerage; having to do with the execution of trades and keeping customer records
    trading operations.
  • noun the state of being in effect or being operative
    operation.
    • that rule is no longer in operation

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rubberneck

  • noun a tourist who is visiting sights of interest
    tripper; excursionist; sightseer.
  • noun a person who stares inquisitively
    rubbernecker.

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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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james_clark_ross

  • noun British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    Sir James Clark Ross; Ross.

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natter

  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    shoot the breeze; chit-chat; chew the fat; confab; chitchat; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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misconduct

  • noun bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    wrongful conduct; wrongdoing; actus reus.
    • he denied any wrongdoing

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trial_and_error

  • noun experimenting until a solution is found

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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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sir_humphrey_gilbert

  • noun English navigator who in 1583 established in Newfoundland the first English colony in North America (1539-1583)
    Gilbert; Humphrey Gilbert.

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fit

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

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circularise

  • verb canvass by distributing letters
    circularize.
  • verb distribute circulars to
    circularize.

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comprehend

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

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bespeak

  • verb be a signal for or a symptom of
    indicate; signal; betoken; point.
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  • verb express the need or desire for; ask for
    call for; quest; request.
    • She requested an extra bed in her room
    • She called for room service

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take_in

  • verb provide with shelter
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; dupe; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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hidden

  • adjective satellite not accessible to view
    out of sight; concealed.
    • concealed (or hidden) damage
    • in stormy weather the stars are out of sight
  • verb prevent from being seen or discovered
    conceal; hide.
    • Muslim women hide their faces
    • hide the money

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light_upon

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; come upon; chance upon; discover; come across; strike; chance on.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

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medical_examination

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical; medical exam.

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retrial

  • noun a new trial in which issues already litigated and to which the court has already rendered a verdict or decision are reexamined by the same court; occurs when the initial trial is found to have been improper or unfair due to procedural errors

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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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chance_on

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; come upon; chance upon; discover; light upon; come across; strike.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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amerigo_vespucci

  • noun Florentine navigator who explored the coast of South America; America was named in his honor (1454-1512)
    Vespucci; Americus Vespucius.

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pop_quiz

  • noun a quiz given without prior warning

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gumshoe

  • noun someone who is a detective
    hawkshaw; dick.
  • noun a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
    rubber; arctic; galosh; golosh.

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luck

  • noun your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    fortune; destiny; fate; portion; lot; circumstances.
    • whatever my fortune may be
    • deserved a better fate
    • has a happy lot
    • the luck of the Irish
    • a victim of circumstances
    • success that was her portion
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; hazard.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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put_out_feelers

  • verb make some preliminary investigations or test the waters

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louis_antoine_de_bougainville

  • noun French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
    Bougainville.

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undercover_work

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

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robert_bartlett

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Bartlett; Robert Abram Bartlett; Captain Bob.

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whiz

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air
    • he heard the whiz of bullets near his head

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rout_up

  • verb get or find by searching
    rout out.
    • What did you rout out in the library?

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come_across

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; come upon; chance upon; discover; light upon; strike; chance on.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
  • verb be perceived in a certain way; make a certain impression

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flinders

  • noun British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)
    Matthew Flinders; Sir Matthew Flinders.
  • noun bits and splinters and fragments
    • it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage

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numeration

  • noun naming numbers
  • noun the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
    count; counting; tally; enumeration; reckoning.
    • the counting continued for several hours

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contend

  • verb maintain or assert
    postulate.
    • He contended that Communism had no future
  • verb have an argument about something
    argue; debate; fence.

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network

  • noun an interconnected system of things or people
    web.
    • he owned a network of shops
    • retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life
    • tangled in a web of cloth
  • noun (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs
    • the networks compete to broadcast important sports events

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vade

To fade; hence, to vanish. Obs. " Summer leaves all vaded." Shak.
They into dust shall vade. Spenser.

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re

  • noun a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum
    atomic number 75; rhenium.
  • noun ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods
    Ra.

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medicine

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

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size

  • noun the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
    • a wolf is about the size of a large dog
  • noun the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
    • he wears a size 13 shoe

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call_in

  • verb summon to enter
    • The nurse called in the next patient
  • verb summon to a particular activity or employment
    • Experts were called in

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linear

  • adjective designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
    additive.
  • adjective of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension
    one-dimensional.
    • a linear measurement

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breathalyze

  • verb test someone's alcohol level in his blood by means of a breathalyzer
    breathalyse.

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associate

  • noun a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
    • he had to consult his associate before continuing
  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    familiar; comrade; fellow; companion.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms

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mourning

  • noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    bereavement.
  • noun the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
    lamentation.

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struggle

  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    battle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition
  • noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    battle; conflict.
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

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collation

  • noun a light informal meal
    bite; snack.
  • noun assembling in proper numerical or logical sequence

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detecting

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

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examination_paper

  • noun a written examination
    exam paper; question sheet; test paper.

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relief_map

  • noun a map having contour lines through points of equal elevation
    contour map.

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logging

  • noun the work of cutting down trees for timber
  • verb enter into a log, as on ships and planes
    log.

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curb

  • noun an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
    kerb; curbing.
  • noun a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
    curb bit.

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take_out

  • verb cause to leave
    remove; move out.
    • The teacher took the children out of the classroom
  • verb remove from its packing
    unpack.
    • unpack the presents

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researcher

  • noun a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
    investigator; research worker.

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giovanni_da_verrazano

  • noun Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)
    Verrazzano; Verrazano; Giovanni da Verrazzano.

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hearing

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

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wash

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

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enumerate

  • verb specify individually
    recite; itemise; itemize.
    • She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered
    • The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug
  • verb determine the number or amount of
    count; numerate; number.
    • Can you count the books on your shelf?
    • Count your change

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electronic

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

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fact-finding

  • adjective satellite designed to find information or ascertain facts
    investigative; investigatory.
    • a fact-finding committee
    • investigative reporting

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service

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

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tot

  • noun a small amount (especially of a drink)
    • a tot of rum
  • noun a young child
    bambino; toddler; yearling.

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confirming

  • adjective indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen
    positive.
    • a positive pregnancy test
  • verb establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    affirm; substantiate; support; confirm; corroborate; sustain.
    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant

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fumble

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

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bethink

  • verb cause oneself to consider something
  • verb consider or ponder something carefully
    • She bethought her of their predicament

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listen

  • verb hear with intention
    • Listen to the sound of this cello
  • verb listen and pay attention
    take heed; hear.
    • Listen to your father
    • We must hear the expert before we make a decision

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pondering

  • adjective satellite deeply or seriously thoughtful;
    pensive; broody; ruminative; brooding; contemplative; musing; meditative; reflective.
    • Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man
  • verb reflect deeply on a subject
    ponder; ruminate; mull; muse; think over; reflect; contemplate; meditate; chew over; mull over; excogitate; speculate.
    • I mulled over the events of the afternoon
    • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
    • The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

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task

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; undertaking; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    job; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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come_upon

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; chance upon; discover; light upon; come across; strike; chance on.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
  • verb take possession of
    luck into; enter upon.
    • She entered upon the estate of her rich relatives

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preliminary_examination

  • noun an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
    preliminary exam; prelim.

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gambler

  • noun a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
  • noun someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    risk taker.

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peril

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a state of danger involving risk
    riskiness.

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scrutineer

  • noun someone who examines votes at an election
    canvasser.

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dredge

  • noun a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
  • verb cover before cooking
    • dredge the chicken in flour before frying it

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tree

  • noun a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • noun a figure that branches from a single root
    tree diagram.
    • genealogical tree

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drive_out

  • verb force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
    turn back; dispel; drive away; chase away; drive off; run off.
    • Drive away potential burglars
    • drive away bad thoughts
    • dispel doubts
    • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers
  • verb force or drive out
    force out; rouse; rout out.
    • The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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matter

  • noun a vaguely specified concern
    thing; affair.
    • several matters to attend to
    • it is none of your affair
    • things are going well
  • noun some situation or event that is thought about
    topic; issue; subject.
    • he kept drifting off the topic
    • he had been thinking about the subject for several years
    • it is a matter for the police

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hernando_cortez

  • noun Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
    Hernando Cortes; Hernan Cortes; Cortez; Hernan Cortez; Cortes.

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jeopardise

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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risk_taker

  • noun someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    gambler.

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chew_over

  • verb reflect deeply on a subject
    ponder; ruminate; mull; muse; think over; reflect; contemplate; meditate; mull over; excogitate; speculate.
    • I mulled over the events of the afternoon
    • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
    • The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

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da_gamma

  • noun Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524)
    Gamma; Vasco da Gamma.

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foot_up

  • verb add a column of numbers
    foot.

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spectrum

  • noun an ordered array of the components of an emission or wave
  • noun a broad range of related objects or values or qualities or ideas or activities

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shell

  • noun ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
  • noun the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

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crab

  • noun decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crabby person.

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contents

  • noun a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start
    table of contents.
  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    content.
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content

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ray

  • noun a column of light (as from a beacon)
    shaft; ray of light; irradiation; shaft of light; beam; beam of light; light beam.
  • noun a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence

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ponder

  • verb reflect deeply on a subject
    ruminate; mull; muse; think over; reflect; contemplate; meditate; chew over; mull over; excogitate; speculate.
    • I mulled over the events of the afternoon
    • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
    • The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

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pick_up_the_gauntlet

  • verb be dared to do something and attempt it
    take a dare.

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urinalysis

  • noun (medicine) the chemical analysis of urine (for medical diagnosis)
    uranalysis.

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fitting

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    adjustment; accommodation.
  • noun a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

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bank_examination

  • noun an examination of the affairs and records of a bank by a state or federal bank examiner

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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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sleeper

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

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data-based

  • adjective satellite relying on observation or experiment
    observational; experimental.
    • experimental results that supported the hypothesis

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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margarete_gertrud_zelle

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

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sir_henry_morton_stanley

  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    Stanley; John Rowlands; Henry M. Stanley.

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anatomy

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

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audition

  • noun the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
    auditory sense; sense of hearing; auditory modality; hearing.
    • his hearing was impaired
  • noun a test of the suitability of a performer
    tryout.

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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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ensure

  • verb make certain of
    insure; assure; secure; guarantee.
    • This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us
    • Preparation will guarantee success!
  • verb be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    insure; control; see to it; assure; see; ascertain; check.
    • He verified that the valves were closed
    • See that the curtains are closed
    • control the quality of the product

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claim

  • noun an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
    • his claim asked for damages
  • noun an assertion that something is true or factual
    • his claim that he was innocent
    • evidence contradicted the government's claims

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autopsy

  • noun an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
    postmortem examination; post-mortem; necropsy; post-mortem examination; postmortem; PM.
  • verb perform an autopsy on a dead body; do a post-mortem

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doc

  • noun a licensed medical practitioner
    MD; medico; physician; doctor; Dr..
    • I felt so bad I went to see my doctor
  • noun the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
    Commerce; Commerce Department; Department of Commerce.

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muckraker

  • noun one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)
    mudslinger.

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dog

  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    domestic dog; Canis familiaris.
    • the dog barked all night
  • noun a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    frump.
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog

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time_study

  • noun an analysis of a specific job in an effort to find the most efficient method in terms of time and effort
    time and motion study; work study; motion study; time-motion study; time-and-motion study.

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reserve

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

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advisory

  • noun an announcement that usually advises or warns the public of some threat
    • a frost advisory
  • adjective satellite giving advice
    consultive; consultatory; consultative.
    • an advisory memorandum", "his function was purely consultative

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poll_taker

  • noun someone who conducts surveys of public opinion
    headcounter; canvasser; pollster.
    • a pollster conducts public opinion polls
    • a headcounter counts heads

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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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scatology

  • noun a preoccupation with obscenity (especially that dealing with excrement or excretory functions)
  • noun (medicine) the chemical analysis of excrement (for medical diagnosis or for paleontological purposes)

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dupe

  • noun a person who is tricked or swindled
    victim.
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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queer

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; pouf; faggot; fag.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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substituting

  • noun working as a substitute for someone who is ill or on leave of absence
    subbing.
  • verb put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
    interchange; exchange; substitute; replace.
    • the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt
    • substitute regular milk with fat-free milk
    • synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning

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wordbook

  • noun a reference book containing words (usually with their meanings)

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foraging

  • noun the act of searching for food and provisions
    forage.
  • verb collect or look around for (food)
    forage; scrounge.

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cripple

  • noun someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
  • verb deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless
    stultify.
    • This measure crippled our efforts
    • Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work

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case_study

  • noun a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure
  • noun a detailed analysis of a person or group from a social or psychological or medical point of view

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pearler

  • noun a diver who searches for molluscs containing pearls
    pearl diver.

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watch

  • noun a small portable timepiece
    ticker.
  • noun a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

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perceive

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

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da

  • noun an official prosecutor for a judicial district
    district attorney.

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meditate

  • verb reflect deeply on a subject
    ponder; ruminate; mull; muse; think over; reflect; contemplate; chew over; mull over; excogitate; speculate.
    • I mulled over the events of the afternoon
    • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
    • The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate
  • verb think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes
    contemplate; study.
    • He is meditating in his study

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palpation

  • noun a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)
    tactual exploration.

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francisco_pizarro

  • noun Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incas in what is now Peru and founded the city of Lima (1475-1541)
    Pizarro.

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bar

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

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lasalle

  • noun French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
    Sieur de LaSalle; Rene-Robert Cavelier.

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bag

  • noun a flexible container with a single opening
    • he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
  • noun the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
    • his bag included two deer

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mackenzie

  • noun Canadian explorer (born in England) who explored the Mackenzie River and who was first to cross North America by land north of Mexico (1764-1820)
    Sir Alexander Mackenzie.
  • noun a Canadian river; flows into the Beaufort Sea
    Mackenzie River.

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analytical

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

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attest

  • verb provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
    certify; demonstrate; evidence; manifest.
    • His high fever attested to his illness
    • The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication
    • This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness
  • verb authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity
    • I attest this signature

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reference

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    mention.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; mention; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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tabularise

  • verb arrange or enter in tabular form
    table; tabularize; tabulate.

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testing

  • noun the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works
    • they agreed to end the testing of atomic weapons
  • noun an examination of the characteristics of something
    • there are laboratories for commercial testing
    • it involved testing thousands of children for smallpox

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detection

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

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cloning

  • noun a general term for the research activity that creates a copy of some biological entity (a gene or organism or cell)
  • verb make multiple identical copies of
    clone.
    • people can clone a sheep nowadays

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substantiating

  • adjective satellite serving to support or corroborate
    collateral; verificatory; validating; verifying; substantiative; confirming; confirmatory; corroboratory; corroborative; validatory; confirmative.
    • collateral evidence
  • verb establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    affirm; substantiate; support; confirm; corroborate; sustain.
    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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quest_after

  • verb go in search of or hunt for
    pursue; go after; quest for.
    • pursue a hobby

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count_down

  • verb count backwards; before detonating a bomb, for example

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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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scuba_diver

  • noun an underwater diver who uses scuba gear

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william_clark

  • noun United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838)
    Clark.

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pizarro

  • noun Spanish conquistador who conquered the Incas in what is now Peru and founded the city of Lima (1475-1541)
    Francisco Pizarro.

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score

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

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finger

  • noun any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
    • her fingers were long and thin
  • noun the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
    finger's breadth; fingerbreadth; digit.

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scrag

  • noun a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
    thin person; skin and bones.
  • noun lean end of the neck

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adventuresome

  • adjective willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
    adventurous.
    • adventurous pioneers
    • the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy

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personate

  • verb pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
    pose; impersonate.
    • She posed as the Czar's daughter
  • verb attribute human qualities to something
    personify.
    • The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous

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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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visualise

  • verb view the outline of by means of an X-ray
    visualize.
    • The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver
  • verb form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract
    visualize.
    • Mathematicians often visualize

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personalize

  • verb make personal or more personal
    individualize; personalise; individualise.
    • personalized service

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rapporteur

  • noun a recorder appointed by a committee to prepare reports of the meetings

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cop

  • noun uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
    pig; fuzz; copper; bull.
  • verb take by theft
    knock off; glom; thieve; hook; snitch.
    • Someone snitched my wallet!

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deep-sea_diver

  • noun a diver in the deeper parts of the sea

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boffin

  • noun (British slang) a scientist or technician engaged in military research

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eyeball

  • noun the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
    orb.
  • verb look at
    eye.

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adventurer

  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    venturer.
  • noun someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
    explorer.

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technical_analysis

  • noun (stock exchange) analysis of past price changes in the hope of forecasting future price changes
    technical analysis of stock trends.

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participating

  • adjective satellite taking part in an activity
    active.
    • an active member of the club
    • he was politically active
    • the participating organizations
  • verb share in something
    take part; participate.

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encore

  • noun an extra or repeated performance; usually given in response to audience demand
  • verb request an encore, from a performer

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argue

  • verb present reasons and arguments
    reason.
  • verb have an argument about something
    contend; debate; fence.

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escapade

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; adventure; dangerous undertaking.
  • noun any carefree episode
    lark.

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schmooze

  • noun an informal conversation
    confab; schmoose; confabulation; chat.
  • verb talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
    shmoose; shmooze; schmoose; jawbone.

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prospect

  • noun the possibility of future success
    chance.
    • his prospects as a writer are excellent
  • noun belief about (or mental picture of) the future
    outlook; expectation.

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sit_back

  • verb settle into a comfortable sitting position
    take it easy.
  • verb be inactive or indifferent while something is happening
    sit by.
    • Don't just sit by while your rights are violated!

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inquisitive

  • adjective satellite showing curiosity
    speculative; wondering; questioning.
    • if someone saw a man climbing a light post they might get inquisitive
    • raised a speculative eyebrow
  • adjective satellite inquiring or appearing to inquire
    • an inquiring look
    • the police are proverbially inquisitive

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speak

  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; verbalize; mouth; utter; talk.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize
  • verb exchange thoughts; talk with
    talk.
    • We often talk business
    • Actions talk louder than words

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beat_about

  • verb search anxiously
    cast around; cast about.

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billing

  • noun request for payment of a debt
    charge.
    • they submitted their charges at the end of each month
  • verb demand payment
    charge; bill.
    • Will I get charged for this service?
    • We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights

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advert

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advertising; advertisement; advertizement; advertizing.
  • verb give heed (to)
    hang; give ear; attend; pay heed.
    • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
    • She hung on his every word
    • They attended to everything he said

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turn_to

  • verb speak to
    address.
    • He addressed the crowd outside the window
  • verb direct one's interest or attention towards; go into
    • The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction
    • People turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium

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ransacking

  • noun a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion)
    rummage.
    • he gave the attic a good rummage but couldn't find his skis
  • verb steal goods; take as spoils
    pillage; strip; despoil; plunder; foray; rifle; loot; reave; ransack.
    • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners

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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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flexible

  • adjective capable of being changed
    • flexible schedules
  • adjective able to flex; able to bend easily
    flexile.
    • slim flexible birches

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retrospect

  • noun contemplation of things past
    • in retrospect
  • verb look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
    review; look back.
    • she reviewed her achievements with pride

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entrance_exam

  • noun examination to determine a candidate's preparation for a course of studies
    entrance examination.

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worker

  • noun a person who works at a specific occupation
    • he is a good worker
  • noun a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
    proletarian; prole.
    • workers of the world--unite!

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wish

  • noun a specific feeling of desire
    wishing; want.
    • he got his wish
    • he was above all wishing and desire
  • noun an expression of some desire or inclination
    indirect request.
    • I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave
    • his crying was an indirect request for attention

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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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encyclopaedia

  • noun a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty
    cyclopedia; encyclopedia; cyclopaedia.

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wildcat

  • noun an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
    wildcat well.
  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    beast; savage; wolf; brute.

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qualitative_analysis

  • noun the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements
    chemical analysis.

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dissect

  • verb cut open or cut apart
    • dissect the bodies for analysis
  • verb make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
    take apart; analyze; analyse; break down.
    • analyze a specimen
    • analyze a sentence
    • analyze a chemical compound

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quest_for

  • verb go in search of or hunt for
    pursue; go after; quest after.
    • pursue a hobby

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aid

  • noun a resource
    assistance; help.
    • visual aids in teaching
  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistance; assist; help.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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procedure

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    process.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
    operation.
    • the operations in building a house
    • certain machine tool operations

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uranalysis

  • noun (medicine) the chemical analysis of urine (for medical diagnosis)
    urinalysis.

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it

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

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in

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

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cordova

  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Francisco Fernandez de Cordova; Francisco Fernandez Cordoba; Cordoba.
  • noun a city in southern Spain; center of Moorish culture
    Cordoba.

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mouse

  • noun any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
  • noun a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
    black eye; shiner.

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wooing

  • noun a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)
    courtship; suit; courting.
    • its was a brief and intense courtship
  • verb seek someone's favor
    woo; court.
    • China is wooing Russia

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straw_poll

  • noun an unofficial vote taken to determine opinion on some issue
    straw vote.

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take_stock

  • verb to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
    size up; scrutinize; scrutinise.
    • he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror
  • verb make or include in an itemized record or report
    stock-take; inventory.
    • Inventory all books before the end of the year

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drive_away

  • verb force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
    turn back; drive out; dispel; chase away; drive off; run off.
    • Drive away potential burglars
    • drive away bad thoughts
    • dispel doubts
    • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers

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see_to_it

  • verb be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something
    insure; control; assure; see; ensure; ascertain; check.
    • He verified that the valves were closed
    • See that the curtains are closed
    • control the quality of the product

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interpellation

  • noun (parliament) a parliamentary procedure of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy
  • noun the action of interjecting or interposing an action or remark that interrupts
    interposition; interjection; interpolation.

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spying

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

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settle

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

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raid

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

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post-mortem_examination

  • noun an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
    postmortem examination; post-mortem; necropsy; postmortem; autopsy; PM.

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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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champlain

  • noun French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)
    Samuel de Champlain.
  • noun a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Quebec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812
    Lake Champlain.

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spectroscopic_analysis

  • noun the use of spectroscopes to analyze spectra
    spectrometry; spectrographic analysis; spectroscopy; spectrum analysis.

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screen_out

  • verb examine in order to test suitability
    sort; screen; sieve.
    • screen these samples
    • screen the job applicants

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audited_account

  • noun an inspection of the accounting procedures and records by a trained accountant or CPA
    audit.

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shadower

  • noun a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements
    tail; shadow.

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studying

  • noun reading carefully with intent to remember
    perusal; perusing; poring over.
  • verb consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    canvas; study; analyse; examine; canvass; analyze.
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives

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quantitative

  • adjective expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible of measurement
    • export wheat without quantitative limitations
    • quantitative analysis determines the amounts and proportions of the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture
  • adjective relating to the measurement of quantity
    • quantitative studies

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departed

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; deceased person; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
  • verb move away from a place into another direction
    go; go away; depart.
    • Go away before I start to cry
    • The train departs at noon

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sentence

  • noun a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
    • he always spoke in grammatical sentences
  • noun (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
    condemnation; judgment of conviction; conviction.
    • the conviction came as no surprise

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sporting

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporty; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • verb wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    sport; feature; boast.
    • she was sporting a new hat

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fact

  • noun a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
    • first you must collect all the facts of the case
  • noun a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
    • he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts

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field_work

  • noun an investigation carried out in the field rather than in a laboratory or headquarters

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bering

  • noun Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)
    Behring; Vitus Bering; Vitus Behring.

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catch_out

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

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sleuthing

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

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jim_bowie

  • noun United States pioneer and hero of the Texas revolt against Mexico; he shared command of the garrison that resisted the Mexican attack on the Alamo where he died (1796-1836)
    James Bowie; Bowie.

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lay_on_the_line

  • verb expose to a chance of loss or damage
    put on the line; risk.
    • We risked losing a lot of money in this venture
    • Why risk your life?
    • She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong

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hunt_down

  • verb pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
    hunt; run; track down.
    • Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland
    • The dogs are running deer
    • The Duke hunted in these woods

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midterm_exam

  • noun an examination administered in the middle of an academic term
    midterm examination; midterm.

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botanize

  • verb collect and study plants
    botanise.

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birth

  • noun the time when something begins (especially life)
    • they divorced after the birth of the child
    • his election signaled the birth of a new age
  • noun the event of being born
    nativity; nascency; nascence.
    • they celebrated the birth of their first child

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commentate

  • verb make a commentary on
  • verb serve as a commentator, as in sportscasting

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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shadow

  • noun shade within clear boundaries
  • noun an unilluminated area
    dark; darkness.
    • he moved off into the darkness

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apart

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

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desire

  • noun the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
  • noun an inclination to want things
    • a man of many desires

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third_degree

  • noun interrogation often accompanied by torture to extort information or a confession

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hunt

  • noun an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
    hunt club.
  • noun Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)
    William Holman Hunt; Holman Hunt.

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go_for_broke

  • verb risk everything in one big effort
    • the cyclist went for broke at the end of the race

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altercate

  • verb have a disagreement over something
    argufy; scrap; dispute; quarrel.
    • We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
    • These two fellows are always scrapping over something

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lascaux

  • noun a cave in southwestern France that contains Paleolithic paintings

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preliminary_exam

  • noun an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
    preliminary examination; prelim.

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gastroscopy

  • noun visual examination of the stomach by means of a gastroscope inserted through the esophagus

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antique

  • noun an elderly man
    old geezer; old-timer; gaffer; oldtimer.
  • noun any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

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performing

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    acting; playacting; playing.
  • verb carry out or perform an action
    perform; 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

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deal

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

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scrutiniser

  • noun a careful examiner; someone who inspects with great care
    scrutinizer.

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scrabble

  • noun an aimless drawing
    scribble; doodle.
  • noun a board game in which words are formed from letters in patterns similar to a crossword puzzle; each letter has a value and those values are used to score the game

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mapquest

  • noun a free, widely-used Web Map Server
  • verb search for a location and directions by means of the MapQuest program
    • you can just mapquest the restaurant

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work_out

  • verb come up with
    work up.
    • His colleagues worked out his interesting idea
    • We worked up an ad for our client
  • verb happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well
    • Things worked out in an interesting way
    • Not everything worked out in the end and we were disappointed

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proceeding

  • noun (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
    legal proceeding; proceedings.
  • verb continue talking
    carry on; continue; proceed; go on.
    • I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice
    • carry on--pretend we are not in the room

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trace

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

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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track

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

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asking

  • noun the verbal act of requesting
    request.
  • verb inquire about
    ask; inquire; enquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times

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charles_francis_hall

  • noun United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871)
    Hall.

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tabular_matter

  • noun information set out in tabular form
    tabulation.

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espionage

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

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officer

  • noun any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command
    military officer.
    • an officer is responsible for the lives of his men
  • noun someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
    officeholder.
    • he is an officer of the court
    • the club elected its officers for the coming year

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gray

  • noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
    grayness; greyness; grey.
  • noun clothing that is a grey color
    grey.
    • he was dressed in grey

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marketing

  • noun the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
    selling; merchandising.
  • noun the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling and distributing a product or service
    • most companies have a manager in charge of marketing

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big_science

  • noun scientific research that requires massive capital investment but is expected to yield very significant results

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check_over

  • verb examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    check into; go over; suss out; check up on; look into; check out; check.
    • check the brakes
    • Check out the engine

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confer

  • verb have a conference in order to talk something over
    confab; consult; confabulate.
    • We conferred about a plan of action
  • verb present
    bestow.
    • The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated
    • bestow an honor on someone

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sift

  • verb move as if through a sieve
    • The soldiers sifted through the woods
  • verb separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
    strain; sieve.
    • sift the flour

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confrontation

  • noun a bold challenge
  • noun discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions

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peer

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    compeer; equal; match.
  • noun a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

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taker

  • noun one who accepts an offer
  • noun one who takes a bet or wager

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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census

  • noun a periodic count of the population
    nose count; nosecount.
  • verb conduct a census
    • They censused the deer in the forest

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give_the_glad_eye

  • verb look seductively at someone

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summarise

  • verb be a summary of
    summarize; sum up; sum.
    • The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper
  • verb give a summary (of)
    summarize; resume; sum up.
    • he summed up his results
    • I will now summarize

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declare_oneself

  • verb ask (someone) to marry you
    pop the question; propose; offer.
    • he popped the question on Sunday night
    • she proposed marriage to the man she had known for only two months
    • The old bachelor finally declared himself to the young woman

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plus

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

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glance_over

  • verb examine hastily
    rake; skim; run down; scan.
    • She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi

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tag_along

  • verb go along with, often uninvited
    • my younger brother often tagged along when I went out with my friends

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puzzle

  • noun a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
    puzzler; mystifier; teaser.
    • he loved to solve chessmate puzzles
    • that's a real puzzler
  • noun a game that tests your ingenuity

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float

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

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litmus

  • noun a coloring material (obtained from lichens) that turns red in acid solutions and blue in alkaline solutions; used as a very rough acid-base indicator
    litmus test.

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down

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

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google

  • verb search the internet (for information) using the Google search engine
    • He googled the woman he had met at the party
    • My children are googling all day
  • noun a widely used search engine that uses text-matching techniques to find web pages that are important and relevant to a user's search

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samuel_de_champlain

  • noun French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)
    Champlain.

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vizcaino

  • noun Spanish explorer who was the first European to explore the California coast (1550-1615)
    Sebastian Vizcaino.

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francis_drake

  • noun English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
    Sir Francis Drake; Drake.

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comparing

  • noun the act of examining resemblances
    comparison.
    • they made a comparison of noise levels
    • the fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator
  • verb examine and note the similarities or differences of
    compare.
    • John compared his haircut to his friend's
    • We compared notes after we had both seen the movie

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support

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

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fight

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; engagement; conflict.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fighting.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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seeker

  • noun someone making a search or inquiry
    quester; searcher.
    • they are seekers after truth
  • noun a missile equipped with a device that is attracted toward some kind of emission (heat or light or sound or radio waves)

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bear_witness

  • verb provide evidence for
    show; evidence; testify; prove.
    • The blood test showed that he was the father
    • Her behavior testified to her incompetence
  • verb give testimony in a court of law
    attest; testify; take the stand.

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war

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

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offer

  • noun the verbal act of offering
    offering.
    • a generous offer of assistance
  • noun something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    offering.
    • noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds

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health_check

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; medical examination; medical; medical exam.

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converse

  • noun a proposition obtained by conversion
  • verb carry on a conversation
    discourse.

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analyse

  • verb consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    canvas; study; examine; canvass; analyze.
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives
  • verb break down into components or essential features
    analyze.
    • analyze today's financial market

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hear

  • verb perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; get a line; discover; see; learn; find out; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted

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exam_paper

  • noun a written examination
    examination paper; question sheet; test paper.

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analyst

  • noun someone who is skilled at analyzing data
  • noun an expert who studies financial data (on credit or securities or sales or financial patterns etc.) and recommends appropriate business actions

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viva

  • noun an examination conducted by spoken communication
    oral examination; viva voce; oral; oral exam.

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ophthalmoscopy

  • noun examination of the interior of an eye using an ophthalmoscope

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check_up_on

  • verb examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    check into; go over; suss out; check over; look into; check out; check.
    • check the brakes
    • Check out the engine

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paging

  • noun calling out the name of a person (especially by a loudspeaker system)
    • the public address system in the hospital was used for paging
  • noun the system of numbering pages
    pagination; page number; folio.

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inquiring

  • noun a request for information
    questioning.
  • verb inquire about
    ask; inquire; enquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times

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follow_up

  • verb pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue
    follow through; go through; carry out; 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
  • verb increase the effectiveness or success of by further action
    • The doctor followed up the surgery with radiation

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diagnose

  • verb determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
    name.
  • verb subject to a medical analysis

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computing

  • noun the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
    computer science.
  • noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
    calculation; computation.

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hudson

  • noun a New York river; flows southward into New York Bay; explored by Henry Hudson early in the 17th century
    Hudson River.
  • noun English naturalist (born in Argentina) (1841-1922)
    W. H. Hudson; William Henry Hudson.

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counterspy

  • noun a spy who works against enemy espionage
    mole.

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evidence

  • noun your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
    grounds.
    • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling
  • noun an indication that makes something evident
    • his trembling was evidence of his fear

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cabot

  • noun son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)
    Sebastian Cabot.
  • noun Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
    John Cabot; Giovanni Cabato.

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sniff_out

  • verb recognize or detect by or as if by smelling
    nose out; scent out; smell out.
    • He can smell out trouble

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potholer

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; spelunker; speleologist.

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mole

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

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leer

  • noun a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls
    sneer.
  • noun a suggestive or sneering look or grin

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no

  • noun a negative
    • his no was loud and clear
  • noun a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known
    atomic number 102; nobelium.

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stake

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

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fine-toothed_comb

  • noun a comb with teeth set close together
    fine-tooth comb.
  • noun a method of examining in minute detail
    fine-tooth comb.
    • he went over the contract with a fine-tooth comb looking for loopholes

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interested

  • adjective having or showing interest; especially curiosity or fascination or concern
    • an interested audience
    • interested in sports
    • was interested to hear about her family
    • interested in knowing who was on the telephone
    • interested spectators
  • verb excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
    interest.

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computer_science

  • noun the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
    computing.

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war_machine

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

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field-test

  • verb test something under the conditions under which it will actually be used
    • The Army field tested the new tanks

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test

  • noun trying something to find out about it
    trial; trial run; tryout.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain
  • noun any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
    mental testing; mental test; psychometric test.
    • the test was standardized on a large sample of students

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remilitarise

  • verb militarize anew
    remilitarize.
    • Should Japan be remilitarized?

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smell

  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odour; odor; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses
  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odor; odour; aroma; olfactory property.

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weather_chart

  • noun (meteorology) a map showing the principal meteorological elements at a given time and over an extended region
    weather map.

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anatomise

  • verb dissect in order to analyze
    anatomize.
    • anatomize the bodies of the victims of this strange disease

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tapper

  • noun a tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks
    tapster.
  • noun a person who strikes a surface lightly and usually repeatedly
    • finger tappers irritated her

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francisco_fernandez_de_cordova

  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Cordova; Francisco Fernandez Cordoba; Cordoba.

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glass

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

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investigability

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john_hanning_speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    Speke; John Speke.

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differential_blood_count

  • noun counting the number of specific types of white blood cells found in 1 cubic millimeter of blood; may be included as part of a complete blood count

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bartholomeu_diaz

  • noun Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
    Bartholomeu Dias; Diaz; Dias.

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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backward

  • adjective directed or facing toward the back or rear
    • a backward view
  • adjective (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
    • a backward lover

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bartholomeu_dias

  • noun Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
    Bartholomeu Diaz; Diaz; Dias.

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shop

  • noun a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    store.
    • he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
  • noun small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
    workshop.

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peruse

  • verb examine or consider with attention and in detail
    • Please peruse this report at your leisure

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skim

  • noun a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
    • there was a thin skim of oil on the water
  • noun reading or glancing through quickly
    skimming.

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skin

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

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shot

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shooting.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    pellet.
    • the shot buzzed past his ear

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dismantling

  • noun the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery)
    dismantlement; disassembly.
    • Russia and the United States discussed the dismantling of their nuclear weapons
  • verb tear down so as to make flat with the ground
    rase; level; take down; dismantle; pull down; tear down; raze.
    • The building was levelled

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row

  • noun an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line
    • a row of chairs
  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; quarrel.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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vet

  • noun a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
    veterinary surgeon; veterinary; veterinarian.
  • noun a person who has served in the armed forces
    veteran; ex-serviceman.

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show

  • noun the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    display.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested

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fernao_magalhaes

  • noun Portuguese navigator in the service of Spain; he commanded an expedition that was the first to circumnavigate the world (1480-1521)
    Ferdinand Magellan; Magellan.

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countdown

  • noun counting backward from an arbitrary number to indicate the time remaining before some event (such as launching a space vehicle)

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x-raying

  • noun obtaining images by the use of X rays
    X-radiation.
  • verb examine by taking x-rays
    x-ray.

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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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glad

  • noun any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated
    gladiolus; sword lily; gladiola.
  • adjective showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy
    • glad you are here
    • glad that they succeeded
    • gave a glad shout
    • a glad smile
    • heard the glad news
    • a glad occasion

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argufy

  • verb have a disagreement over something
    altercate; scrap; dispute; quarrel.
    • We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
    • These two fellows are always scrapping over something

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embark

  • verb go on board
    ship.
  • verb set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
    enter.
    • she embarked upon a new career

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road_test

  • noun a test to insure that a vehicle is roadworthy

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dating

  • noun use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens
    geological dating.
  • verb go on a date with
    date.
    • Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart

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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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coinvestigate

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call_back

  • verb cause to be returned
    recall; call in; withdraw.
    • recall the defective auto tires
    • The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt
  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; remember; recall; recollect; think; call up.
    • I can't remember saying any such thing
    • I can't think what her last name was
    • can you remember her phone number?
    • Do you remember that he once loved you?
    • call up memories

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differential

  • noun the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
    derivative; derived function; first derivative; differential coefficient.
  • noun a quality that differentiates between similar things

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science

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

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robert_gray

  • noun American navigator who twice circumnavigated the globe and who discovered the Columbia River (1755-1806)
    Gray.

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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