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hair-raiser

  • noun excitation that makes your hair stand up or that chills your bones
    chiller.
    • the movie was an old-fashioned hair-raiser

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causalgia

  • noun a burning pain in a limb along the course of a peripheral nerve; usually associated with skin changes

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magnetic

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

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dynamic

  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    dynamical.
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

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foul

  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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lie_with

  • verb have sexual intercourse with
    love; fuck; sleep with; have it away; screw; have intercourse; get it on; hump; make love; make out; get laid; have a go at it; bonk; eff; have sex; jazz; be intimate; know; have it off; bang; bed; do it; roll in the hay; sleep together.
    • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
    • Adam knew Eve
    • Were you ever intimate with this man?

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huffy

  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    touchy; thin-skinned; feisty.
  • adjective satellite roused to anger
    sore; mad.
    • stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain
    • she gets mad when you wake her up so early
    • mad at his friend
    • sore over a remark

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sleep

  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    slumber.
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sopor.

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abide

  • verb dwell
    bide; stay.
    • You can stay with me while you are in town
    • stay a bit longer--the day is still young
  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    stomach; brook; support; put up; tolerate; bear; endure; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
    • I cannot bear his constant criticism
    • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    • he learned to tolerate the heat
    • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

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rekindle

  • verb kindle anew, as of a fire
  • verb arouse again
    • rekindle hopes
    • rekindle her love

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conjure

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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disoblige

  • verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    bother; inconvenience; incommode; discommode; trouble; put out.
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...
  • verb ignore someone's wishes

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calculate

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

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agnize

  • verb be fully aware or cognizant of
    recognise; recognize; realise; agnise; realize.

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electricity

  • noun a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
  • noun energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
    electrical energy.
    • they built a car that runs on electricity

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sweep_away

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

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venom

  • noun toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)
  • noun feeling a need to see others suffer
    spitefulness; maliciousness; malice; spite.

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tickle

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

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agitator

  • noun one who agitates; a political troublemaker
    fomenter.

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rankle

  • verb gnaw into; make resentful or angry
    grate; fret; eat into.
    • The injustice rankled her
    • his resentment festered

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daze

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    shock; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    haze; fog.

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under

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

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wake_up

  • verb cause to become awake or conscious
    awaken; waken; arouse; wake; rouse.
    • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
    • Please wake me at 6 AM.
  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; come alive; arouse; wake; awake; awaken.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

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lord

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

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pride

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

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forbidden

  • adjective satellite excluded from use or mention
    proscribed; tabu; prohibited; verboten; taboo; out.
    • forbidden fruit
    • in our house dancing and playing cards were out
    • a taboo subject
  • verb command against
    prohibit; forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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coition

  • noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
    congress; intercourse; sexual intercourse; sex act; sexual relation; carnal knowledge; sexual congress; relation; copulation; coitus.

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shaving

  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
    shave.
  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; sliver.

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lure

  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    come-on; enticement.
  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; bait; sweetener; hook.

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blistering

  • noun the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    vesiculation; vesication.
  • verb get blistered
    blister; vesicate.
    • Her feet blistered during the long hike

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bellyache

  • noun an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
    stomach ache; stomachache; gastralgia.
  • verb complain
    squawk; grouse; beef; gripe; holler; bitch; crab.
    • What was he hollering about?

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rescue

  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; saving; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives
  • verb free from harm or evil
    deliver.

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appal

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

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dispense

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; distribute; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks
  • verb grant a dispensation; grant an exemption
    • I was dispensed from this terrible task

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rise

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

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pierce

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

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smack

  • noun a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
    slap.
  • noun the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    nip; tang; flavour; savor; savour; sapidity; flavor; relish.

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befoul

  • verb spot, stain, or pollute
    defile; maculate; foul.
    • The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it

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jack

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

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begrudge

  • verb be envious of; set one's heart on
    envy.
  • verb wish ill or allow unwillingly
    resent.

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affect

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

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swivet

  • noun a panic or extreme discomposure
    • it threw her into a swivet

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come_close

  • verb nearly do something
    • She came close to quitting her job
  • verb be close or similar
    approximate.
    • Her results approximate my own

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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disturb

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

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tweedle

  • verb sing in modulation
    chirp.
  • verb play negligently on a musical instrument

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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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conceive

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

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throw_a_fit

  • verb get very angry and fly into a rage
    hit the roof; flip one's lid; have kittens; fly off the handle; go ballistic; flip one's wig; hit the ceiling; blow one's stack; lose one's temper; combust; blow up; blow a fuse; have a fit.
    • The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
    • Spam makes me go ballistic

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preoccupancy

  • noun the mental state of being preoccupied by something
    absorption; engrossment; preoccupation.
  • noun the act of taking occupancy before someone else does
    preoccupation.

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shrill

  • verb utter a shrill cry
    pipe; pipe up; shriek.
  • adjective satellite having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
    sharp.
    • a shrill whistle
    • a shrill gaiety

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personal_appeal

  • noun a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence others
    charisma; personal magnetism.

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unhinged

  • adjective satellite affected with madness or insanity
    crazy; brainsick; demented; disturbed; mad; sick; unbalanced.
    • a man who had gone mad
  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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harrier

  • noun a persistent attacker
    harasser.
    • the harassers were not members of the regular army
  • noun a hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits

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smartness

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smarting; smart.
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    cleverness; brightness.

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force

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

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diverting

  • adjective satellite providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
    amusing; amusive.
    • an amusing speaker
    • a diverting story
  • verb turn aside; turn away from
    divert; deviate.

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direct

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

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conniption

  • noun a display of bad temper
    tantrum; scene; fit.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene

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persuade

  • verb win approval or support for
    carry; sway.
    • Carry all before one
    • His speech did not sway the voters
  • verb cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
    • You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!

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referred_pain

  • noun pain that is felt at a place in the body different from the injured or diseased part where the pain would be expected
    • angina pectoris can cause referred pain in the left shoulder
    • pain in the right shoulder can be referred pain from gallbladder disease

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epidemic_hysertia

  • noun a condition in which a large group of people exhibit the same state of violent mental agitation
    mass hysteria.

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sleep_together

  • verb have sexual intercourse with
    love; fuck; sleep with; have it away; screw; have intercourse; get it on; lie with; hump; make love; make out; get laid; have a go at it; bonk; eff; have sex; jazz; be intimate; know; have it off; bang; bed; do it; roll in the hay.
    • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
    • Adam knew Eve
    • Were you ever intimate with this man?

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loathing

  • noun hate coupled with disgust
    odium; execration; abhorrence; abomination; detestation.
  • verb find repugnant
    abominate; execrate; abhor; loathe.
    • I loathe that man
    • She abhors cats

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cobbling

  • noun the shoemaker's trade
    shoe repairing; shoemaking.
  • verb pave with cobblestones
    cobblestone; cobble.

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blue

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

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spitefulness

  • noun feeling a need to see others suffer
    maliciousness; malice; spite; venom.
  • noun malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
    spite; cattiness; bitchiness; nastiness.

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worsen

  • verb grow worse
    decline.
    • Conditions in the slum worsened
  • verb make worse
    aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

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hype_up

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

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poison

  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

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haze

  • noun atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    fog; daze.

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crown_of_thorns

  • noun any affliction that causes great suffering
    cross.
    • that is his cross to bear
    • he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns
  • noun somewhat climbing bushy spurge of Madagascar having long woody spiny stems with few leaves and flowers with scarlet bracts
    Christ plant; Christ thorn; Euphorbia milii.

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reconstruction

  • noun the activity of constructing something again
  • noun the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877
    Reconstruction Period.

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conduct

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

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squeeze_out

  • verb force out
    • Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts
  • verb make by laborious and precarious means
    eke out.
    • He eked out a living as a painter

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hallucinating

  • adjective satellite experiencing delirium
    delirious.
  • verb perceive what is not there; have illusions
    hallucinate.

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inducement

  • noun a positive motivational influence
    motivator; incentive.
  • noun act of bringing about a desired result
    inducing.
    • inducement of sleep

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disagree_with

  • verb not be very easily digestible
    • Spicy food disagrees with some people

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feisty

  • adjective satellite showing courage
    spunky; plucky.
    • the champion is faced with a feisty challenger
  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    touchy; thin-skinned; huffy.

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chirk_up

  • verb become cheerful
    cheer up; cheer.

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acidify

  • verb make sour or more sour
    sour; acetify; acidulate.
  • verb turn acidic
    acetify.
    • the solution acetified

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step_forward

  • verb make oneself visible; take action
    step to the fore; come to the fore; step up; come forward; come out.
    • Young people should step to the fore and help their peers

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porno

  • noun creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire
    pornography; erotica; smut; porn.

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pleurodynia

  • noun pain in the chest caused by inflammation of the muscles between the ribs
    costalgia; pleuralgia.

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cool_off

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

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miskindle

To kindle amiss; to inflame to a bad purpose; to excite wrongly.

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pass_away

  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102
  • verb go out of existence
    • She hoped that the problem would eventually pass away

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spark_off

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

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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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ravish

  • verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
    violate; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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cigarette_lighter

  • noun a lighter for cigars or cigarettes
    pocket lighter; cigar lighter.

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study

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

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ridicule

  • noun language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
  • noun the act of deriding or treating with contempt
    derision.

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puppy_love

  • noun temporary love of an adolescent
    crush; calf love; infatuation.

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harass

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb exhaust by attacking repeatedly
    • harass the enemy

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personify

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

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someone

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

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intrigue

  • noun a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
    machination.
  • noun a clandestine love affair

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heedful

  • adjective taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    paying attention; thoughtful; attentive.
    • heedful of the warnings
    • so heedful a writer
    • heedful of what they were doing
  • adjective satellite cautiously attentive
    careful.
    • careful of her feelings
    • heedful of his father's advice

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projection

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

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straw

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

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contumelious

  • adjective satellite arrogantly insolent

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tempt

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

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dehumanize

  • verb deprive of human qualities
    dehumanise.
    • Life in poverty has dehumanized them
  • verb make mechanical or routine
    dehumanise.

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county

  • noun (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
    • the county has a population of 12,345 people
  • noun (United States) the largest administrative district within a state
    • the county plans to build a new road

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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unit

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

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personal_business

  • noun matters of personal concern
    affairs; personal matters.
    • get his affairs in order

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devastation

  • noun the state of being decayed or destroyed
    desolation.
  • noun the feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed
    • her departure left him in utter devastation

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plow

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

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temptable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to temptation

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motivate

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

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exhort

  • verb spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    urge; inspire; barrack; cheer; urge on; root on; pep up.
    • The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers
  • verb force or impel in an indicated direction
    press; urge; urge on.
    • I urged him to finish his studies

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negative

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

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insult

  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; abuse; vilification; contumely.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team
  • noun a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    affront.
    • turning his back on me was a deliberate insult

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program

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    plan; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
    programme.
    • he proposed an elaborate program of public works
    • working mothers rely on the day care program

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call

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

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calm

  • noun steadiness of mind under stress
    equanimity; calmness; composure.
    • he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
  • noun wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    calm air.

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retaking

  • noun the act of taking something back
    recapture.
  • verb take back by force, as after a battle
    retake; recapture.
    • The military forces managed to recapture the fort

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strike

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

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torment

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

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assessment

  • noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
    appraisal.
  • noun an amount determined as payable
    • the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership

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calf

  • noun young of domestic cattle
  • noun the muscular back part of the shank
    sura.

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scaremonger

  • noun a person who spreads frightening rumors and stirs up trouble
    stirrer.

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please

  • verb give pleasure to or be pleasing to
    delight.
    • These colors please the senses
    • a pleasing sensation
  • verb be the will of or have the will (to)
    • he could do many things if he pleased

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relax

  • verb become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    unwind; unbend; decompress; slow down; loosen up.
    • He relaxed in the hot tub
    • Let's all relax after a hard day's work
  • verb make less taut
    unbend.
    • relax the tension on the rope

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expose

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

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prodding

  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; goad; spurring; prod; spur; urging.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  • verb to push against gently
    prod; nudge; poke at.
    • She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant

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billowing

  • adjective satellite characterized by great swelling waves or surges
    surging; billowy.
    • billowy storm clouds
    • the restless billowing sea
    • surging waves
  • verb rise up as if in waves
    wallow; billow.
    • smoke billowed up into the sky

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aware

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognisant; cognizant.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit
  • adjective bearing in mind; attentive to
    mindful.
    • ever mindful of her health
    • mindful of his responsibilities
    • mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action

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lunge

  • noun the act of moving forward suddenly
    lurch.
  • noun (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward
    passado; straight thrust.

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cloud_over

  • verb become covered with clouds
    overcloud; cloud up.
    • The sky clouded over
  • verb become overcast
    • the sky clouded over

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bemusement

  • noun confusion resulting from failure to understand
    puzzlement; mystification; bewilderment; befuddlement; bafflement; obfuscation.

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frenzy

  • noun state of violent mental agitation
    fury; delirium; craze; hysteria.

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sting

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

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hurl

  • noun a violent throw
    cast.
  • verb throw forcefully
    cast; hurtle.

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ward

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

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hold

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

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blustering

  • adjective satellite blowing in violent and abrupt bursts
    blustery; blusterous.
    • blustering (or blusterous) winds of Patagonia
    • a cold blustery day
    • a gusty storm with strong sudden rushes of wind
  • verb blow hard; be gusty, as of wind
    bluster.
    • A southeaster blustered onshore
    • The flames blustered

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shoot

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

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word

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

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cattish

  • adjective satellite marked by or arising from malice
    catty; bitchy.
    • a catty remark

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pursue

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

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sexed

  • adjective satellite having sexual differentiation
  • verb stimulate sexually
    turn on; arouse; excite; wind up; sex.
    • This movie usually arouses the male audience

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sweeten

  • verb make sweeter in taste
    dulcify; edulcorate; dulcorate.
  • verb make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable
    • sweeten a deal

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work

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

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roof

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

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taken_up

  • adjective satellite having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something
    preoccupied; haunted; obsessed.
    • became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle
    • was absolutely obsessed with the girl
    • got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children
    • he was taken up in worry for the old woman

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tinder

  • noun material for starting a fire
    punk; kindling; touchwood; spunk.

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root

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

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dither

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

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publishing

  • noun the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
    publication.
  • verb put into print
    print; publish.
    • The newspaper published the news of the royal couple's divorce
    • These news should not be printed

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set_off

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

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defile

  • noun a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
    gorge.
  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    sully; corrupt; taint; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation

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loosen

  • verb make loose or looser
    loose.
    • loosen the tension on a rope
  • verb make less severe or strict
    relax.
    • The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught

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quiver

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a shaky motion
    quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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give

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

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trigger_off

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

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keep_track

  • verb keep informed of fully aware
    • I keep track of the stock market developments

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slenderize

  • verb make slender or appear to be slender
    slenderise.
    • slenderizing skirts
  • verb take off weight
    slim; melt off; reduce; slim down; lose weight; thin.

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turn_one's_stomach

  • verb upset and make nauseated
    nauseate; sicken.
    • The smell of the food turned the pregnant woman's stomach
    • The mold on the food sickened the diners

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involve

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

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