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peacock

  • noun European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespot
    peacock butterfly; Inachis io.
  • noun male peafowl; having a crested head and very large fanlike tail marked with iridescent eyes or spots

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brevet

  • noun a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)
  • verb promote somebody by brevet, in the military

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mithraicism

  • noun ancient Persian religion; popular among Romans during first three centuries a.d.
    Mithraism.

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rowing_club

  • noun a club for rowers

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battle

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    engagement; conflict; fight.
    • 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 an energetic attempt to achieve something
    struggle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition

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chair

  • noun a seat for one person, with a support for the back
    • he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down
  • noun the position of professor
    professorship.
    • he was awarded an endowed chair in economics

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religious

  • noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    spiritual.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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ennoblement

  • noun the state of being noble
  • noun the act of raising someone to the nobility

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devotee

  • noun an ardent follower and admirer
    lover; fan; buff.

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asian_shamanism

  • noun an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans
    shamanism.

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hillsborough

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presentation

  • noun the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)
    • she gave the trophy but he made the presentation
  • noun a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
    demonstration; presentment.
    • the presentation of new data
    • he gave the customer a demonstration

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crown_jewels

  • noun regalia (jewelry and other paraphernalia) worn by a sovereign on state occasions
  • noun the most desirable assets of a corporation
    crown jewel.
    • their crown jewels figured prominently in the takeover attempt

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queen

  • noun the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
  • noun a female sovereign ruler
    female monarch; queen regnant.

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appointment

  • noun the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
    assignment; naming; designation.
    • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee
  • noun a meeting arranged in advance
    date; engagement.
    • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

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rotary_international

  • noun a group of businessmen in a town organized as a service club and to promote world peace
    Rotary Club.

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scout

  • noun a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
    lookout; picket; sentry; watch; lookout man; spotter; sentinel.
  • noun a Boy Scout or Girl Scout

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fan

  • noun a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  • noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports
    sports fan; rooter.

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induction

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

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laying

  • noun the production of eggs (especially in birds)
    egg laying.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; put; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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bat_mitzvah

  • noun (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 12th birthday of a Jewish girl and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
    bas mitzvah; bath mitzvah.
  • verb confirm in the bat mitzvah ceremony, of girls in the Jewish faith

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idolatry

  • noun religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
    veneration; cultism; devotion.
  • noun the worship of idols; the worship of images that are not God
    idol worship.

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international_association_of_lions_clubs

  • noun club dedicated to promoting responsible citizenship and good government and community and national and international welfare
    Lions Club.

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constitution

  • noun law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
    organic law; fundamental law.
  • noun the act of forming or establishing something
    formation; organisation; establishment; organization.
    • the constitution of a PTA group last year
    • it was the establishment of his reputation
    • he still remembers the organization of the club

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section

  • noun a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
    subdivision.
    • he always turns first to the business section
    • the history of this work is discussed in the next section
  • noun a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
    • sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue

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favour

  • noun a feeling of favorable regard
    favor.
  • noun an inclination to approve
    favor.
    • that style is in favor this season

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theism

  • noun the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods

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coronet

  • noun a small crown; usually indicates a high rank but below that of sovereign
  • noun margin between the skin of the pastern and the horn of the hoof

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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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learned

  • adjective satellite having or showing profound knowledge
    erudite.
    • a learned jurist
    • an erudite professor
  • verb gain knowledge or skills
    acquire; larn; learn.
    • She learned dancing from her sister
    • I learned Sanskrit
    • Children acquire language at an amazing rate

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holy_person

  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    angel; saint; holy man.

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draftee

  • noun someone who is drafted into military service
    conscript; inductee.

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muzzle

  • noun the open circular discharging end of a gun
    gun muzzle.
  • noun forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose

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honour

  • noun the state of being honored
    honor; laurels.
  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    accolade; honor; award; laurels.
    • an award for bravery

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inauguration

  • noun the act of starting a new operation or practice
    startup.
    • he opposed the inauguration of fluoridation
    • the startup of the new factory was delayed by strikes
  • noun the ceremonial induction into a position
    inaugural.
    • the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration

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religious_cult

  • noun a system of religious beliefs and rituals
    cult; cultus.
    • devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin

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cult

  • noun followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
  • noun an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    rage; fad; furore; furor; craze.
    • he always follows the latest fads
    • it was all the rage that season

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beatification

  • noun a state of supreme happiness
    beatitude; blessedness.
  • noun the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy

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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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bestowal

  • noun the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift
    conferment; bestowment; conferral.
  • noun a gift that is bestowed or conferred
    bestowment.

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social

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

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yacht_club

  • noun club that promotes and supports yachting and boating
    boat club.

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snobby

  • adjective satellite befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
    clannish; cliquish; clubby; snobbish.

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canonisation

  • noun (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
    canonization.

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family

  • noun a social unit living together
    house; household; menage; home.
    • he moved his family to Virginia
    • It was a good Christian household
    • I waited until the whole house was asleep
    • the teacher asked how many people made up his home
  • noun primary social group; parents and children
    family unit.
    • he wanted to have a good job before starting a family

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stave

  • noun (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
    staff.
  • noun one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
    lag.

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private

  • noun an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines
    common soldier; buck private.
    • our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value
  • adjective confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
    • a private place
    • private discussions
    • private lessons
    • a private club
    • a private secretary
    • private property
    • the former President is now a private citizen
    • public figures struggle to maintain a private life

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new_zealand

  • noun an independent country within the British Commonwealth; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1907; known for sheep and spectacular scenery
  • noun North Island and South Island and adjacent small islands in the South Pacific
    New Zealand Islands.

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getup

  • noun a set of clothing (with accessories)
    rig; turnout; outfit.
    • his getup was exceedingly elegant

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snoot

  • noun a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
    snob; snot; prig.
  • noun informal terms for the nose
    hooter; nozzle; schnoz; snout; beak; schnozzle; honker.

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sassoon

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rotary_club

  • noun a group of businessmen in a town organized as a service club and to promote world peace
    Rotary International.

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throne

  • noun the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.
    • the king sat on his throne
  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    toilet; commode; crapper; stool; potty; can; pot.

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holy

  • noun a sacred place of pilgrimage
    sanctum; holy place.
  • adjective belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

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materiel

  • noun equipment and supplies of a military force
    equipage.

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club

  • noun a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
    nine; baseball club; ball club.
    • each club played six home games with teams in its own division
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; society; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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billet

  • noun a short personal letter
    note; line; short letter.
    • drop me a line when you get there
  • noun lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)

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behalf

  • noun as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of");
    • the guardian signed the contract on behalf of the minor child
    • this letter is written on behalf of my client
  • noun for someone's benefit (usually expressed as `in behalf' rather than `on behalf' and usually with a possessive)
    • in your behalf
    • campaigning in his own behalf
    • spoke a good word in his friend's behalf

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nature_worship

  • noun a system of religion that deifies and worships natural forces and phenomena

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berth

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

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regalia

  • noun paraphernalia indicative of royalty (or other high office)
  • noun especially fine or decorative clothing
    array; raiment.

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crown

  • noun the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy
    • the colonies revolted against the Crown
  • noun the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel

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installing

  • noun the act of installing something (as equipment)
    installation; installment; instalment.
    • the telephone installation took only a few minutes
  • verb set up for use
    instal; set up; install; put in.
    • install the washer and dryer
    • We put in a new sink

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purge

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

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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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hinduism

  • noun the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
    Hindooism.
  • noun a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
    Hindooism.

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british_crown

  • noun the symbol of the power of the British monarchy
    • members of the British Commonwealth owe allegiance to the British Crown

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dress

  • noun a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
    frock.
  • noun clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
    garb; attire.
    • formal attire
    • battle dress

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ceremony

  • noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
    ceremonial occasion; observance; ceremonial.
    • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor
  • noun any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way
    • the ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine
    • he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball
    • he disposed of it without ceremony

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united

  • adjective characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity
    • presented a united front
  • verb act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
    unify; unite.

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court

  • noun an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    tribunal; judicature.
  • noun a room in which a lawcourt sits
    courtroom.
    • television cameras were admitted in the courtroom

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initiate

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

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ordinance

  • noun an authoritative rule
    regulation.
  • noun a statute enacted by a city government

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outfitting

  • noun the act of renovating and fitting out a ship
  • verb provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
    equip; fit out; fit; outfit.
    • The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities

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inaugural

  • noun an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president)
    inaugural address.
  • noun the ceremonial induction into a position
    inauguration.
    • the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration

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stock

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

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edinburgh

  • noun the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth

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elizabeth

  • noun daughter of George VI who became the Queen of England and Northern Ireland in 1952 on the death of her father (1926-)
    Elizabeth II.
    • Elizabeth II is the head of state in Great Britain
  • noun Queen of England from 1558 to 1603; daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn; she succeeded Mary I (who was a Catholic) and restored Protestantism to England; during her reign Mary Queen of Scots was executed and the Spanish Armada was defeated; her reign was marked by prosperity and literary genius (1533-1603)
    Elizabeth I.

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ballroom

  • noun large room used mainly for dancing
    dance hall; dance palace.

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spot

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    topographic point; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

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loyalty

  • noun the quality of being loyal
    trueness.
  • noun feelings of allegiance

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clubby

  • adjective satellite effusively sociable
    clubbish.
    • a clubbish set
    • we got rather clubby
  • adjective satellite befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
    clannish; cliquish; snobbish; snobby.

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president

  • noun an executive officer of a firm or corporation
  • noun the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
    United States President; President of the United States; Chief Executive.
    • the President likes to jog every morning

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revealed_religion

  • noun a religion founded primarily on the revelations of God to humankind

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castle

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

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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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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mitzvah

  • noun (Judaism) a precept or commandment of the Jewish law
    mitsvah.
  • noun (Judaism) a good deed performed out of religious duty
    mitsvah.

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jewelled_headdress

  • noun a headdress adorned with jewels
    jeweled headdress.

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verb

  • noun the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence
  • noun a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence

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tenure

  • noun the term during which some position is held
    term of office; incumbency.
  • noun the right to hold property; part of an ancient hierarchical system of holding lands
    land tenure.

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boat_club

  • noun club that promotes and supports yachting and boating
    yacht club.

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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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office

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

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devote

  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    commit; consecrate; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church
  • verb dedicate
    pay; give.
    • give thought to
    • give priority to
    • pay attention to

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coronate

  • verb invest with regal power; enthrone
    crown.
    • The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey

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aggrandisement

  • noun the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something
    elevation; aggrandizement.
    • the aggrandizement of the king
    • his elevation to cardinal

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snobbishness

  • noun the trait of condescending to those of lower social status
    snobbism; snobbery.

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worship

  • noun the activity of worshipping
  • noun a feeling of profound love and admiration
    adoration.

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social_club

  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; society; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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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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glee

  • noun great merriment
    mirth; gleefulness; mirthfulness; hilarity.
  • noun malicious satisfaction
    gloating; gloat.

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united_kingdom

  • noun a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
    U.K.; Great Britain; Britain; UK; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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sanctification

  • noun a religious ceremony in which something is made holy

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fin

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
    quintet; quintuplet; quint; Little Phoebe; cinque; fivesome; 5; Phoebe; V; five; pentad.
  • noun one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
    tail fin; tailfin.

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meridian

  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
  • noun a town in eastern Mississippi

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adornment

  • noun a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
  • noun the action of decorating yourself with something colorful and interesting

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equipage

  • noun equipment and supplies of a military force
    materiel.
  • noun a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
    rig; carriage.

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cataphatism

  • noun the religious belief that God has given enough clues to be known to humans positively and affirmatively (e.g., God created Adam `in his own image')

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heathenism

  • noun any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism
    paganism; pagan religion.

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supreme_court

  • noun the highest federal court in the United States; has final appellate jurisdiction and has jurisdiction over all other courts in the nation
    United States Supreme Court; Supreme Court of the United States.
  • noun the highest court in most states of the United States
    state supreme court; high court.

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hands

  • noun (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child
    custody.
    • my fate is in your hands
    • too much power in the president's hands
    • your guests are now in my custody
    • the mother was awarded custody of the children
  • noun the force of workers available
    manpower; work force; men; workforce.

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pinnacle

  • noun (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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bas_mitzvah

  • noun (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 12th birthday of a Jewish girl and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
    bat mitzvah; bath mitzvah.

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association

  • noun a formal organization of people or groups of people
    • he joined the Modern Language Association
  • noun the act of consorting with or joining with others
    • you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association

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chair_of_state

  • noun a ceremonial chair for an exalted or powerful person

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investiture

  • noun the ceremony of installing a new monarch
    enthronization; enthronement; coronation; enthronisation.
  • noun the ceremonial act of clothing someone in the insignia of an office; the formal promotion of a person to an office or rank
    investment.

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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atheneum

  • noun a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning
    athenaeum.
  • noun a place where reading materials are available
    athenaeum.

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acme

  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
  • noun the highest point (of something)
    apex; vertex; peak.
    • at the peak of the pyramid

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university

  • noun the body of faculty and students at a university
  • noun establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching

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bless

  • verb give a benediction to
    • The dying man blessed his son
  • verb confer prosperity or happiness on

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commonwealth

  • noun the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)
  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    land; res publica; country; nation; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land

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observance

  • noun the act of observing; taking a patient look
    observation; watching.
  • noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
    ceremony; ceremonial occasion; ceremonial.
    • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor

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beginner

  • noun someone new to a field or activity
    tyro; initiate; novice; tiro.
  • noun a person who founds or establishes some institution
    founding father; father; founder.
    • George Washington is the father of his country

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exclusiveness

  • noun tendency to associate with only a select group
    cliquishness; clannishness.

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shintoism

  • noun the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors
    Shinto.

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society

  • noun an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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investors_club

  • noun a club of small investors who buy and sell securities jointly

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furtherance

  • noun encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
    promotion; advancement.
  • noun the advancement of some enterprise
    promotion; forwarding.
    • his experience in marketing resulted in the forwarding of his career

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year

  • noun a period of time containing 365 (or 366) days
    yr; twelvemonth.
    • she is 4 years old
    • in the year 1920
  • noun a period of time occupying a regular part of a calendar year that is used for some particular activity
    • a school year

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cathedral

  • noun any large and important church
  • noun the principal Christian church building of a bishop's diocese
    duomo.

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clothe

  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child
  • verb furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
    invest; adorn.

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pagan_religion

  • noun any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism
    paganism; heathenism.

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veneration

  • noun a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    fear; awe; reverence.
    • the fear of God
    • the Chinese reverence for the dead
    • the French treat food with gentle reverence
    • his respect for the law bordered on veneration
  • noun religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
    idolatry; cultism; devotion.

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armor

  • noun protective covering made of metal and used in combat
    armour.
  • noun a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
    armour.

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etymology

  • noun a history of a word
  • noun the study of the sources and development of words

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glee_club

  • noun a club organized to sing together

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sikhism

  • noun the doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam

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northern_ireland

  • noun a division of the United Kingdom located on the northern part of the island of Ireland

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sainthood

  • noun saints collectively
  • noun the status and dignity of a saint

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outfitter

  • noun someone who sells men's clothes
  • noun a shop that provides equipment for some specific purpose
    • an outfitter provided everything needed for the safari

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belief

  • noun any cognitive content held as true
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; feeling; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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enlightened

  • noun people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
    initiate.
    • it is very familiar to the initiate
  • verb make understand
    edify; enlighten.
    • Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal

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turnout

  • noun the group that gathers together for a particular occasion
    • a large turnout for the meeting
  • noun a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
    widening.

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advance

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

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country_club

  • noun a suburban club for recreation and socializing

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waterloo

  • noun a final crushing defeat
    • he met his waterloo
  • noun a town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon met his final defeat

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enfranchisement

  • noun freedom from political subjugation or servitude
  • noun a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote)
    franchise.

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american

Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.

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birthday

  • noun an anniversary of the day on which a person was born (or the celebration of it)
  • noun the date on which a person was born
    natal day.

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place

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

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promotion

  • noun a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
    promotional material; packaging; publicity.
    • the packaging of new ideas
  • noun act of raising in rank or position

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religious_belief

  • noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    religion; faith.
    • he lost his faith but not his morality

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buddhism

  • noun a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
  • noun the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth

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consecrate

  • verb appoint to a clerical posts
    ordinate; ordain; order.
    • he was ordained in the Church
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; commit; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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investor

  • noun someone who commits capital in order to gain financial returns

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preferment

  • noun the act of preferring
    • the preferment went to the younger candidate
  • noun the act of making accusations
    • preferment of charges

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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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reveal

  • verb make visible
    bring out; uncover; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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top

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

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assumption

  • noun a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
    premiss; premise.
    • on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play
  • noun a hypothesis that is taken for granted
    supposal; supposition.
    • any society is built upon certain assumptions

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saint

  • noun a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; angel; holy man.

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racket_club

  • noun club for players of racket sports

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clannish

  • adjective satellite characteristic of a clan especially in being unified
    • clannish loyalty
  • adjective satellite befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
    cliquish; clubby; snobbish; snobby.

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institution

  • noun an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
    establishment.
  • noun an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated

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mercy

  • noun leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
    mercifulness; clemency.
    • he threw himself on the mercy of the court
  • noun a disposition to be kind and forgiving
    mercifulness.
    • in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband

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guild

  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    club; society; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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inductee

  • noun a person inducted into an organization or social group
    • Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth were 1936 inductees in the National Baseball Hall of Fame
  • noun someone who is drafted into military service
    draftee; conscript.

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coronation

  • noun the ceremony of installing a new monarch
    enthronization; investiture; enthronement; enthronisation.

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manichaeism

  • noun a religion founded by Manes in the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000
    Manichaeanism.

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savant

  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    initiate; pundit; learned person.

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youth

  • noun a young person (especially a young man or boy)
    young person; spring chicken; younker.
  • noun young people collectively
    young.
    • rock music appeals to the young
    • youth everywhere rises in revolt

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hunt_club

  • noun an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
    hunt.

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lover

  • noun a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
  • noun an ardent follower and admirer
    devotee; fan; buff.

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oath

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; 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
    swearing.

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devotion

  • noun feelings of ardent love
    devotedness.
    • their devotion to each other was beautiful
  • noun commitment to some purpose
    • the devotion of his time and wealth to science

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palace

  • noun a large and stately mansion
    castle.
  • noun the governing group of a kingdom
    • the palace issued an order binding on all subjects

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jewel

  • noun a precious or semiprecious stone incorporated into a piece of jewelry
    precious stone; gem.
  • noun a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
    gem.

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episcopal

  • adjective denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops
    pontifical.
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Episcopal church
    Episcopalian.
    • the Episcopal hierarchy
    • married by an Episcopalian minister

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jeweled_headdress

  • noun a headdress adorned with jewels
    jewelled headdress.

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realm

  • noun a domain in which something is dominant
    kingdom; land.
    • the untroubled kingdom of reason
    • a land of make-believe
    • the rise of the realm of cotton in the south
  • noun the domain ruled by a king or queen
    kingdom.

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scotland

  • noun one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts

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snot

  • noun a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
    snob; snoot; prig.
  • noun nasal mucus

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investment

  • noun the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit
    investing.
  • noun money that is invested with an expectation of profit
    investment funds.

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equipment

  • noun an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

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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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chess

  • noun weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
    cheat; Bromus secalinus.
  • noun a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
    chess game.

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analogy

  • noun an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
  • noun drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
    • the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain
    • the models show by analogy how matter is built up

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snob

  • noun a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
    snoot; snot; prig.

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sorority

  • noun a social club for female undergraduates

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buff

  • noun an ardent follower and admirer
    devotee; lover; fan.
  • noun a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen

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peacock-throne

  • noun the golden throne of former kings of Delhi; stolen by the Persians in 1739 and subsequently lost; symbol of the former Shah of Iran

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gild

  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; society; social club; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today
  • verb decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
    engild; begild.

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equipping

  • noun the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
    armament; arming.
  • verb provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
    equip; fit out; fit; outfit.
    • The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities

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slate_club

  • noun a group of people who save money in a common fund for a specific purpose (usually distributed at Christmas)

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zealand

  • noun the largest island of Denmark and the site of Copenhagen
    Sjaelland; Seeland.

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royal_family

  • noun royal persons collectively
    royal line; royalty; royal house.
    • the wedding was attended by royalty

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canonization

  • noun (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
    canonisation.

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occasion

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

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ordination

  • noun the status of being ordained to a sacred office
  • noun logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
    ordering; order.
    • we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation

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golf

  • noun a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
    golf game.
  • verb play golf

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bookclub

  • noun a club that people join in order to buy selected books at reduced prices

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armament

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

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prig

  • noun a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
    snob; snoot; snot.

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cliquishness

  • noun tendency to associate with only a select group
    clannishness; exclusiveness.

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rector

  • noun a person authorized to conduct religious worship
    curate; pastor; minister; minister of religion; parson.
    • clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches

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zoroastrianism

  • noun system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; set forth in the Zend-Avesta; based on concept of struggle between light (good) and dark (evil)
    Mazdaism.

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upgrade

  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; raise; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • noun software that provides better performance than an earlier version did

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northern

  • adjective in or characteristic of a region of the United States north of (approximately) the Mason-Dixon line
    • Northern liberals
    • northern industry
    • northern cities
  • noun a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans

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justice

  • noun the quality of being just or fair
    justness.
  • noun judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments

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tiro

  • noun someone new to a field or activity
    tyro; initiate; novice; beginner.

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snobbism

  • noun the trait of condescending to those of lower social status
    snobbery; snobbishness.

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snobbish

  • adjective satellite befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
    clannish; cliquish; clubby; snobby.

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lodge

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

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robe

  • noun any loose flowing garment
  • noun outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions
    gown.

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consecration

  • noun a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal)
    • his consecration to study
  • noun (religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God
    • the Cardinal attended the consecration of the church

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rededication

  • noun a new dedication
    • the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem

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ordainer

  • noun a cleric who ordains; a cleric who admits someone to holy orders

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mysticism

  • noun a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality
    religious mysticism.
  • noun obscure or irrational thought

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spur

  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; goad; spurring; prodding; prod; urging.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  • noun any sharply pointed projection
    spine; acantha.

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bat

  • noun nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
    chiropteran.
  • noun (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
    at-bat.
    • he was at bat when it happened
    • he got four hits in four at-bats

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brahminism

  • noun the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism
    Brahmanism.
  • noun the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads
    Brahmanism.

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ba

  • noun a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite
    barium; atomic number 56.
  • noun a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
    AB; Bachelor of Arts; Artium Baccalaurens.

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covering

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

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rowing

  • noun the act of rowing as a sport
    row.
  • verb propel with oars
    row.
    • row the boat across the lake

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ordain

  • verb order by virtue of superior authority; decree
    enact.
    • The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews
    • the legislature enacted this law in 1985
  • verb appoint to a clerical posts
    ordinate; consecrate; order.
    • he was ordained in the Church

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bath_mitzvah

  • noun (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 12th birthday of a Jewish girl and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
    bas mitzvah; bat mitzvah.

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hsuan_chiao

  • noun popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic
    Taoism.

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musnud

  • noun a seat with a cushion that is used as a throne by Indian princes

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manichaeanism

  • noun a religion founded by Manes in the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000
    Manichaeism.

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set

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

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seat

  • noun a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
    place.
    • he booked their seats in advance
    • he sat in someone else's place
  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; ass; behind; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

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individual

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a single organism

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racket

  • noun a loud and disturbing noise
  • noun an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
    illegitimate enterprise; fraudulent scheme.

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brahmanism

  • noun the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism
    Brahminism.
  • noun the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads
    Brahminism.

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jainism

  • noun sect founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism
  • noun religion founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism; emphasizes asceticism and immortality and transmigration of the soul; denies existence of a perfect or supreme being

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wire

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

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prince

  • noun a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)

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favor

  • noun an act of gracious kindness
    favour.
  • noun an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
    favour.
    • the outcome was in his favor

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state

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

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athenaeum

  • noun a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning
    atheneum.
  • noun a place where reading materials are available
    atheneum.

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tyro

  • noun someone new to a field or activity
    initiate; novice; beginner; tiro.

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latin

Of or pertaining to Latium, or to the Latins, a people of Latium; Roman; as, the Latin language.

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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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jewelled

  • adjective satellite covered with beads or jewels or sequins
    gemmed; spangled; beady; sequined; spangly; jeweled.
  • verb adorn or decorate with precious stones
    jewel; bejewel.
    • jeweled dresses

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vestment

  • noun gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy

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hindooism

  • noun the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
    Hinduism.
  • noun a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
    Hinduism.

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tennis_club

  • noun a club of people to play tennis

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dedication

  • noun complete and wholehearted fidelity
  • noun a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose

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outfit

  • noun any cohesive unit such as a military company
  • noun a set of clothing (with accessories)
    rig; turnout; getup.
    • his getup was exceedingly elegant

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pagan

  • noun a person who does not acknowledge your god
    heathen; infidel; gentile.
  • noun a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)

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installation

  • noun the act of installing something (as equipment)
    installing; installment; instalment.
    • the telephone installation took only a few minutes
  • noun a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
    facility.
    • the assembly plant is an enormous facility

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golf_club

  • noun a club of people to play golf
  • noun golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball
    club; golf-club.

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country

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; nation; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the territory occupied by a nation
    state; land.
    • he returned to the land of his birth
    • he visited several European countries

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dedicate

  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; commit; consecrate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church
  • verb open to public use, as of a highway, park, or building
    • The Beauty Queen spends her time dedicating parks and nursing homes

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fraternity

  • noun a social club for male undergraduates
    frat.
  • noun people engaged in a particular occupation
    sodality; brotherhood.
    • the medical fraternity

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wale

  • noun a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
    wheal; weal; welt.
  • noun thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
    strake.

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allegiance

  • noun the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
    dedication; loyalty; commitment.
    • his long commitment to public service
    • they felt no loyalty to a losing team
  • noun the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)
    fealty.

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height

  • noun the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
    tallness.
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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disinvestiture

The act of depriving of investiture. Obs. Ogilvie.

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laying_on_of_hands

  • noun the application of a faith healer's hands to the patient's body
  • noun laying hands on a person's head to invoke spiritual blessing in Christian ordination

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boat

  • noun a small vessel for travel on water
  • noun a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce
    gravy holder; sauceboat; gravy boat.

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poem

  • noun a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
    verse form.

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investure

Investiture; investment. Obs. Bp. Burnet.

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raise

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

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instalment

  • noun a part of a broadcast serial
    episode; installment.
  • noun a part of a published serial
    installment.

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learned_person

  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    initiate; savant; pundit.

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commission

  • noun a special group delegated to consider some matter
    committee.
    • a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
  • noun a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary)
    • he works on commission

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doctrine_of_analogy

  • noun the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate
    analogy.

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initiation

  • noun a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    induction; installation.
    • his initiation into the club
    • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
    • he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame
  • noun the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    foundation; instauration; founding; introduction; origination; creation; innovation; institution.
    • she looked forward to her initiation as an adult
    • the foundation of a new scientific society

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ireland

  • noun a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
    Eire; Republic of Ireland; Irish Republic.
  • noun an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
    Hibernia; Emerald Isle.

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shaft

  • noun a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    gibe; shot; dig; 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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sanctify

  • verb render holy by means of religious rites
    bless; consecrate; hallow.
  • verb make pure or free from sin or guilt
    purge; purify.
    • he left the monastery purified

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governor

  • noun the head of a state government
  • noun a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
    regulator.

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horseshoe

  • noun game equipment consisting of an open ring of iron used in playing horseshoes
  • noun U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
    shoe.

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situation

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

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vest

  • noun a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat
    waistcoat.
  • noun a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body
    undershirt; singlet.

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communalism

  • noun the practice of communal living and common ownership
  • noun loyalty and commitment to the interests of your own minority or ethnic group rather than to society as a whole

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cliquish

  • adjective satellite befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
    clannish; clubby; snobbish; snobby.

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ii

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    deuce; 2; two.
  • adjective satellite being one more than one
    2; two.
    • he received two messages

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middle

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; eye; center; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun an intermediate part or section
    • A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle

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vow

  • noun a solemn pledge (to oneself or to another or to a deity) to do something or to behave in a certain manner
    • they took vows of poverty
  • verb make a vow; promise
    • He vowed never to drink alcohol again

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rig

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

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snobbery

  • noun the trait of condescending to those of lower social status
    snobbism; snobbishness.

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generic

  • noun a wine that is a blend of several varieties of grapes with no one grape predominating; a wine that does not carry the name of any specific grape
    generic wine.
  • noun any product that can be sold without a brand name

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enlistment

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    hitch; tour; term of enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the act of enlisting (as in a military service)

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buckingham_palace

  • noun the London residence of the British sovereign

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incumbent

  • noun the official who holds an office
    officeholder.
  • adjective satellite lying or leaning on something else
    • an incumbent geological formation

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slate

  • noun (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate
  • noun thin layers of rock used for roofing
    slating.

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refit

  • noun outfitting a ship again (by repairing or replacing parts)
  • verb fit out again

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kit

  • noun a case for containing a set of articles
  • noun gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
    outfit.

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holy_man

  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; angel; saint.

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fuse

  • noun an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
    electrical fuse; safety fuse.
  • noun any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
    fusee; fuze; fuzee; primer; priming.

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chess_club

  • noun a club of people to play chess

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shamanism

  • noun any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)
  • noun an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans
    Asian shamanism.

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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collar

  • noun a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over
    neckband.
  • noun (zoology) an encircling band or marking around the neck of any animal

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mithraism

  • noun ancient Persian religion; popular among Romans during first three centuries a.d.
    Mithraicism.

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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position

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

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arming

  • noun the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
    armament; equipping.
  • verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    build up; gird; fortify; arm.
    • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
    • troops are building up on the Iraqi border

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middle_age

  • noun the time of life between youth and old age (e.g., between 40 and 60 years of age)

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armour

  • noun a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
    armor.
  • noun protective covering made of metal and used in combat
    armor.

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shinto

  • noun the native religion and former ethnic cult of Japan
  • noun the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors
    Shintoism.

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world

  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    universe; creation; macrocosm; existence; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence
  • noun people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
    domain.
    • the Western world

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angel

  • noun spiritual being attendant upon God
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; saint; holy man.

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ceremonial_occasion

  • noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
    ceremony; observance; ceremonial.
    • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor

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hallow

  • verb render holy by means of religious rites
    bless; consecrate; sanctify.

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possessory

Of or pertaining to possession, either as a fact or a right; of the nature of possession; as, a possessory interest; a possessory lord.

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knight

  • noun originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit
  • noun a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)
    horse.

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royal

  • noun a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
  • noun stag with antlers of 12 or more branches
    royal stag.

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advancement

  • noun encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
    promotion; furtherance.
  • noun the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    advance; forward motion; progression; procession; onward motion; progress.

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instrument

  • noun a device that requires skill for proper use
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    tool.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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cub

  • noun an awkward and inexperienced youth
    rookie; greenhorn.
  • noun a male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
    lad; laddie; sonny; sonny boy.

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jeweled

  • adjective satellite covered with beads or jewels or sequins
    gemmed; spangled; beady; jewelled; sequined; spangly.
  • verb adorn or decorate with precious stones
    jewel; bejewel.
    • jeweled dresses

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siegfried

  • noun (German mythology) mythical German warrior hero of the Nibelungenlied who takes possession of the accursed treasure of the Nibelungs by slaying the dragon that guards it and awakens Brynhild and is eventually killed; Sigurd is the Norse counterpart

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kingdom

  • noun a domain in which something is dominant
    land; realm.
    • the untroubled kingdom of reason
    • a land of make-believe
    • the rise of the realm of cotton in the south
  • noun a country with a king as head of state

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elevation

  • noun the event of something being raised upward
    lift; raising.
    • an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
    • a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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government

  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    authorities; regime.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; governing.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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chancellor

  • noun the person who is head of state (in several countries)
    premier; prime minister.
  • noun the British cabinet minister responsible for finance
    Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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conscript

  • noun someone who is drafted into military service
    draftee; inductee.
  • verb enroll into service compulsorily
    • The men were conscripted

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clannishness

  • noun tendency to associate with only a select group
    cliquishness; exclusiveness.

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mazdaism

  • noun system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; set forth in the Zend-Avesta; based on concept of struggle between light (good) and dark (evil)
    Zoroastrianism.

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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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bar_mitzvah

  • noun (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
    • a bar mitzvah is an important social event
  • verb confirm in the bar mitzvah ceremony, of boys in the Jewish faith

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formal

  • noun a lavish dance requiring formal attire
    ball.
  • noun a gown for evening wear
    dinner dress; evening gown; dinner gown.

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installment

  • noun a payment of part of a debt; usually paid at regular intervals
  • noun a part of a broadcast serial
    episode; instalment.

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enthronisation

  • noun the ceremony of installing a new monarch
    enthronization; investiture; enthronement; coronation.

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chamber

  • noun a natural or artificial enclosed space
  • noun an enclosed volume in the body
    • the chambers of his heart were healthy

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ceremonial

  • noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
    ceremony; ceremonial occasion; observance.
    • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor
  • adjective satellite marked by pomp or ceremony or formality
    • a ceremonial occasion
    • ceremonial garb

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superlative

  • noun an exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
    • the critics lavished superlatives on it
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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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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apophatism

  • noun the religious belief that God cannot be known but is completely `other' and must be described in negative terms (in terms of what God is not)

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people

  • noun (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively
    • old people
    • there were at least 200 people in the audience
  • noun the body of citizens of a state or country
    citizenry.
    • the Spanish people

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crown

  • noun the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
  • noun the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy
    • the colonies revolted against the Crown

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preposition

  • noun a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or adjectival relation to some other word
  • noun (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another (as placing a modifier before the word it modifies in a sentence or placing an affix before the base to which it is attached)

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turnverein

  • noun a club of tumblers or gymnasts

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cultism

  • noun devotion to the doctrine or a cult or to the practices of a cult
  • noun religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
    idolatry; veneration; devotion.

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investitural

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religion

  • noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    religious belief; faith.
    • he lost his faith but not his morality
  • noun an institution to express belief in a divine power
    organized religion; faith.
    • he was raised in the Baptist religion
    • a member of his own faith contradicted him

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mercy_seat

  • noun the throne of God
  • noun the golden covering of the ark of the covenant

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bishop's_throne

  • noun a throne that is the official chair of a bishop
    cathedra.

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equivalent

  • noun a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc
    • send two dollars or the equivalent in stamps
  • noun the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen
    combining weight; eq; equivalent weight.

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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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jockey_club

  • noun a club to promote and regulate horse racing

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chapter

  • noun a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled
    • he read a chapter every night before falling asleep
  • noun any distinct period in history or in a person's life
    • the industrial revolution opened a new chapter in British history
    • the divorce was an ugly chapter in their relationship

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faith

  • noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    religion; religious belief.
    • he lost his faith but not his morality
  • noun complete confidence in a person or plan etc
    trust.
    • he cherished the faith of a good woman
    • the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust

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service_club

  • noun a club of professional or business people organized for their coordination and active in public services
  • noun a recreational center for servicemen

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have

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

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christianity

  • noun a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
    Christian religion.
  • noun the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
    Christendom.
    • for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom

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christian_religion

  • noun a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
    Christianity.

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commit

  • verb perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    perpetrate; pull.
    • perpetrate a crime
    • pull a bank robbery
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; consecrate; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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commitment

  • noun the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
    committedness.
    • a man of energy and commitment
  • noun the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
    dedication; loyalty; allegiance.
    • his long commitment to public service
    • they felt no loyalty to a losing team

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bath

  • noun a vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed (as to process it or to maintain it at a constant temperature or to lubricate it)
    • she soaked the etching in an acid bath
  • noun you soak and wash your body in a bathtub
    • he has a good bath every morning

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doctrine

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; ism.

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enthronization

  • noun the ceremony of installing a new monarch
    investiture; enthronement; coronation; enthronisation.

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paganism

  • noun any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism
    pagan religion; heathenism.

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feudal

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of feudalism
    feudalistic.

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aggrandizement

  • noun the act of increasing the wealth or prestige or power or scope of something
    elevation; aggrandisement.
    • the aggrandizement of the king
    • his elevation to cardinal

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jockey

  • noun someone employed to ride horses in horse races
  • noun an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus
    • he's a truck jockey
    • a computer jockey
    • a disc jockey

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pundit

  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    initiate; savant; learned person.

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transfer

  • noun the act of moving something from one location to another
    conveyance; transportation; transport; transferral.
  • noun someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another
    transferee.
    • the best student was a transfer from LSU

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tennis

  • noun a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
    lawn tennis.

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ordinate

  • noun the value of a coordinate on the vertical axis
  • verb appoint to a clerical posts
    consecrate; ordain; order.
    • he was ordained in the Church

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spar

  • noun any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
  • noun a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging

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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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function

  • noun (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
    single-valued function; mathematical function; mapping; map.
  • noun what something is used for
    use; role; purpose.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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religious_mysticism

  • noun a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality
    mysticism.

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buckingham

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cathedra

  • noun a throne that is the official chair of a bishop
    bishop's throne.

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enthrone

  • verb provide with power and authority
    invest; vest.
    • They vested the council with special rights
  • verb put a monarch on the throne
    throne.
    • The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago

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tiptop

  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
  • noun the extreme top or summit

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adorn

  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    ornament; embellish; beautify; decorate; grace.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; embellish; beautify; decorate; grace.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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supreme

  • adjective satellite final or last in your life or progress
    • the supreme sacrifice
    • the supreme judgment
  • adjective satellite greatest in status or authority or power
    sovereign.
    • a supreme tribunal

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enthronement

  • noun the ceremony of installing a new monarch
    enthronization; investiture; coronation; enthronisation.

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general

  • noun a general officer of the highest rank
    full general.
  • noun the head of a religious order or congregation
    superior general.

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cultus

  • noun a system of religious beliefs and rituals
    cult; religious cult.
    • devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin

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bahaism

  • noun a religion founded in Iran in 1863; emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind; incorporates Christian and Islamic tenets; many adherents live in the United States
    • Bahaism has no public rituals or sacraments and praying is done in private

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novice

  • noun someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows
    novitiate.
  • noun someone new to a field or activity
    tyro; initiate; beginner; tiro.

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role

  • noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    function; part; office.
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    part; character; persona; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona

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vestis

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symbol

  • noun an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
  • noun something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
    symbolization; symbolic representation; symbolisation.
    • the eagle is a symbol of the United States

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peak

  • noun the most extreme possible amount or value
    extremum.
    • voltage peak
  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; flush; bloom; heyday.

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wicca

  • noun a community of followers of the Wicca religion
  • noun the polytheistic nature religion of modern witchcraft whose central deity is a mother goddess; claims origins in pre-Christian pagan religions of western Europe

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diadem

  • noun an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty
    crown.

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ecclesiasticism

  • noun excessive adherence to ecclesiastical forms and activities
    • their ecclesiasticism overwhelmed their religion
  • noun religion appropriate to a church and to ecclesiastical principles and practices

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invest

  • verb make an investment
    put; place; commit.
    • Put money into bonds
  • verb give qualities or abilities to
    endue; gift; empower; indue; endow.

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age

  • noun how long something has existed
    • it was replaced because of its age
  • noun an era of history having some distinctive feature
    historic period.
    • we live in a litigious age

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vestire

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yacht

  • noun an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing
    racing yacht.
  • verb travel in a yacht

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lions_club

  • noun club dedicated to promoting responsible citizenship and good government and community and national and international welfare
    International Association of Lions clubs.

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summit

  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; height; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
  • noun the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    crown; top; tip; peak; crest.
    • the view from the peak was magnificent
    • they clambered to the tip of Monadnock
    • the region is a few molecules wide at the summit

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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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taoism

  • noun a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
  • noun religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu

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