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fawn

  • noun a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
    greyish brown; dun; grayish brown.
    • she wore dun
  • noun a young deer

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gatekeeper

  • noun someone who controls access to something
    • there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief
  • noun someone who guards an entrance
    ostiary; door guard; doorkeeper; doorman; porter; hall porter.

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odd_man_out

  • noun someone regarded as eccentric or crazy and standing out from a group
    kook; queer duck; queer bird; odd fish; odd fellow.

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pardon

  • noun the act of excusing a mistake or offense
    forgiveness.
  • noun a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
    amnesty.

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limited

  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    express.
    • he caught the express to New York
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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saver

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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demand

  • noun an urgent or peremptory request
    • his demands for attention were unceasing
  • noun the ability and desire to purchase goods and services
    • the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips
    • the demand exceeded the supply

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union_member

  • noun a worker who belongs to a trade union
    trade unionist; unionist.

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protest

  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    protestation.
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    objection; dissent.

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woods

  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    wood; forest.
  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
    wood.

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shnook

  • noun (Yiddish) a gullible simpleton more to be pitied than despised
    schnook.
    • don't be such an apologetic shnook

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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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depressurise

  • verb decrease the pressure of
    depressurize; decompress.
    • depressurize the cabin in the air plane

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instruction_book

  • noun a book of directions for using or operating some piece of equipment

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buddy

  • noun a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
    crony; sidekick; chum; brother; pal.

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spin

  • noun a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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suppliant

  • noun one praying humbly for something
    supplicant; requester; petitioner.
    • a suppliant for her favors
  • adjective satellite humbly entreating
    supplicant; supplicatory.
    • a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness

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fuck_all

  • noun little or nothing at all
    Fanny Adams; bugger all; sweet Fanny Adams.
    • I asked for a raise and they gave me bugger-all
    • I know sweet Fanny Adams about surgery

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opener

  • noun the first event in a series
    • she played Chopin for her opener
    • the season's opener was a game against the Yankees
  • noun a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
    undoer; untier; unfastener.
    • children are talented undoers of their shoelaces

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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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lord

  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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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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engineering_science

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

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nonresident

  • noun someone who does not live in a particular place
    • described by an admiring nonresident as a green and pleasant land
  • adjective not living in a particular place or owned by permanent residents
    • nonresident students who commute to classes
    • nonresident real estate

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goose_egg

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; zip; nil; nada; zero; nix; cipher; zilch; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it

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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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blanket

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

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rise

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

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wriggler

  • noun one who can't stay still (especially a child)
    wiggler; squirmer.
    • the toddler was a real wiggler on plane trips
  • noun larva of a mosquito
    wiggler.

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jack

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

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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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stress_test

  • noun a test measuring how a system functions when subjected to controlled amounts of stress

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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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fat_person

  • noun a rotund individual
    roly-poly; butterball; fatty; fatso.

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missionary

  • noun someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  • noun someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
    missioner.

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waverer

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

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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peroxide_blonde

  • noun a blond whose hair is bleached with peroxide
    peroxide blond.

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water_gate

  • noun regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
    floodgate; head gate; sluicegate; penstock; sluice valve.

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scholar

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; student.
  • noun someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
    assimilator; learner.

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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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spindlelegs

  • noun a thin person with long thin legs
    spindleshanks.
  • noun long thin legs
    spindleshanks.

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white_hope

  • noun someone (or something) expected to achieve great success in a given field
    great white hope.
    • this company is the great white hope of the nuclear industry's waste management policy

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samurai

  • noun a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
  • noun feudal Japanese military aristocracy

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nigger

  • noun (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person
    nigga; nigra; jigaboo; coon; spade.
    • only a Black can call another Black a nigga

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phone_book

  • noun a directory containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers and their telephone numbers
    phonebook; telephone book; telephone directory.

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nondescript

  • noun a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    characterless.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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shlep

  • noun (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
    schlep; schlepper; shlepper.
  • noun a tedious or difficult journey
    schlep.

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clothes

  • noun clothing in general
    apparel; dress; wearing apparel.
    • she was refined in her choice of apparel
    • he always bought his clothes at the same store
    • fastidious about his dress
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child

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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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leaders

  • noun the body of people who lead a group
    leadership.
    • the national leadership adopted his plan
  • noun a person who rules or guides or inspires others
    leader.

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twiddler

  • noun someone who manipulates in a nervous or unconscious manner
    fiddler.

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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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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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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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street

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

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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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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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tactile

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

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blue

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

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dictionary

  • noun a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
    lexicon.

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good_guy

  • noun any person who is on your side

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hate

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

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piccaninny

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
    pickaninny; picaninny.

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while

  • noun a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
    spell; piece; patch.
    • he was here for a little while
    • I need to rest for a piece
    • a spell of good weather
    • a patch of bad weather

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socialiser

  • noun a person who takes part in social activities
    socializer.

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pilot_experiment

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

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equilibrise

  • verb bring into balance or equilibrium
    equilibrate; equilibrize; balance.
    • She has to balance work and her domestic duties
    • balance the two weights

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unskilled

  • adjective not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    • unskilled in the art of rhetoric
    • an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
    • unskilled labor
    • workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
    • unskilled workmanship
  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    amateurish; amateur; inexpert.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

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beater

  • noun a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter
  • noun an implement for beating

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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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specialist

  • noun an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
    specializer; specialiser.
  • noun practices one branch of medicine
    medical specialist.

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hero

  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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applier

  • noun a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
    applicant.
  • noun a device for applying a substance
    applicator.

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drooler

  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    driveller; dribbler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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reporter

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

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group_discussion

  • noun a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
    conference.

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young_man

  • noun a teenager or a young adult male
    young buck.
  • noun a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
    swain; beau; fellow; boyfriend.
    • if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked

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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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carrottop

  • noun someone who has red hair
    redhead; redheader; red-header.

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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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pursuit

  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; chase.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    quest; pursuance.
    • the pursuit of love
    • life is more than the pursuance of fame
    • a quest for wealth

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job_candidate

  • noun an applicant who is being considered for a job

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active

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

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virtuoso

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

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noncompliant

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; baulker.
  • adjective boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    defiant.
    • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
    • a defiant attitude

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civic_leader

  • noun a leader in municipal affairs
    civil leader.

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property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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alchemist

  • noun one who was versed in the practice of alchemy and who sought an elixir of life and a panacea and an alkahest and the philosopher's stone

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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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postponer

  • noun someone who postpones work (especially out of laziness or habitual carelessness)
    procrastinator; cunctator.

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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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ball_cock

  • noun floating ball that controls level in a water tank
    ballcock.

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mentor

  • noun a wise and trusted guide and advisor
    wise man.
  • verb serve as a teacher or trusted counselor
    • The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school
    • She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring

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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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trooper

  • noun a soldier in a motorized army unit
    cavalryman.
  • noun a mounted policeman

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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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anarchist

  • noun an advocate of anarchism
    syndicalist; nihilist.

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trend_analysis

  • noun analysis of changes over time

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thaumaturgist

  • noun one who practices magic or sorcery
    necromancer; wizard; thaumaturge; magician; sorcerer.

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changer

  • noun a person who changes something
    modifier.
    • an inveterate changer of the menu
  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    auto-changer; record changer.

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intruder

  • noun someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission
    interloper; trespasser.

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golden

  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilded; gilt; gold.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • adjective satellite marked by peace and prosperity
    halcyon; prosperous.
    • a golden era
    • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

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food_faddist

  • noun a person who adheres briefly to different diets

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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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medical_examiner

  • noun a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes
    coroner.

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furore

  • noun an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    rage; fad; cult; furor; craze.
    • he always follows the latest fads
    • it was all the rage that season
  • noun a sudden outburst (as of protest)
    furor.

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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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synchronizing

  • noun the relation that exists when things occur at the same time
    synchronisation; synchronicity; synchronism; synchronization; synchroneity; synchrony.
    • the drug produces an increased synchrony of the brain waves
  • noun an adjustment that causes something to occur or recur in unison
    synchronising; synchronization; synchronisation.

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reckoner

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