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layover (Also layovers) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to layover

tie_up

  • verb secure with or as if with ropes
    bind; tie down; truss.
    • tie down the prisoners
    • tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed
  • verb invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes
    • All my money is tied up in long-term investments

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deferment

  • noun act of putting off to a future time
    deferral; postponement.

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dissolution

  • noun separation into component parts
    disintegration.
  • noun the process of going into solution
    dissolving.
    • the dissolving of salt in water

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horseback

  • noun the back of a horse
  • noun a narrow ridge of hills
    hogback.

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obstruction

  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; impediment; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
    blockage.

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go

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

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follow

  • verb to travel behind, go after, come after
    • The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
    • Please follow the guide through the museum
  • verb be later in time
    postdate.
    • Tuesday always follows Monday

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settlement

  • noun a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
    colony.
    • the American colony in Paris
  • noun a community of people smaller than a town
    small town; village.

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skid

  • noun one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
  • noun a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
    shoe; brake shoe.

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suicide

  • noun the act of killing yourself
    self-destruction; self-annihilation.
    • it is a crime to commit suicide
  • noun a person who kills himself intentionally
    felo-de-se.

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zone

  • noun a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
  • noun any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
    geographical zone.

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removal

  • noun the act of removing
    remotion.
    • he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy
  • noun dismissal from office

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shack

  • noun small crude shelter used as a dwelling
    hut; hutch; hovel; shanty.
  • verb make one's home in a particular place or community
    reside; domiciliate; domicile.
    • may parents reside in Florida

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congee

  • noun a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast
    jook.
  • noun (architecture) a concave molding
    conge.

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sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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breach

  • noun a failure to perform some promised act or obligation
  • noun an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)

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cold_turkey

  • noun a blunt expression of views
    • I told him cold turkey
  • noun complete and abrupt withdrawal of all addictive drugs or anything else on which you have become dependent
    • he quit smoking cold turkey
    • she quit her job cold turkey

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disfranchisement

  • noun the discontinuation of a franchise; especially the discontinuation of the right to vote

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parry

  • noun (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword
  • noun a return punch (especially by a boxer)
    counterpunch; counter.

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blockade

  • noun a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
    encirclement.
  • noun prevents access or progress

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ritual_killing

  • noun the act of killing (an animal or person) in order to propitiate a deity
    sacrifice.

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putting

  • noun hitting a golf ball that is on the green using a putter; he didn't sink a single putt over three feet"
    putt.
    • his putting let him down today
  • 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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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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ceding

  • noun the act of ceding
    cession.
  • verb give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
    cede; yield; concede; grant.

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windup

  • noun a concluding action
    completion; culmination; closing; mop up.
  • adjective satellite operated by a mechanism
    • windup toys

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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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leave

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

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way_station

  • noun a stopping place on a journey
    stopover.
    • there is a stopover to change planes in Chicago
  • noun a small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signal
    whistle stop; flag stop.

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race

  • noun any competition
    • the race for the presidency
  • noun a contest of speed
    • the race is to the swift

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horseback_riding

  • noun the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
    riding; equitation.
  • noun travel by being carried on horseback
    riding.

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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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shut_off

  • verb stem the flow of
    close off.
    • shut off the gas when you leave for a vacation
  • verb isolate or separate
    close off.
    • She was shut off from the friends

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haul_up

  • verb come to a halt after driving somewhere
    pull up; draw up.
    • The Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn
    • The chauffeur hauled up in front of us

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sign

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

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fold

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    plication; crease; bend; flexure; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    congregation; faithful.

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viatical_settlement

  • noun cash derived from sale of an insurance policy by a terminally ill policy holder
  • noun sale of an insurance policy by a terminally ill policy holder
    viaticus settlement.

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layover

  • noun a brief stay in the course of a journey
    stop; stopover.
    • they made a stopover to visit their friends

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ecclesiastical

  • adjective of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
    ecclesiastic.
    • ecclesiastic history

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get_down

  • verb lower (one's body) as by kneeling
    • Get down on your knees!
  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; lower; let down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf

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discontinuance

  • noun the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
    discontinuation.

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schism

  • noun division of a group into opposing factions
    split.
    • another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy
  • noun the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences

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melt

  • noun the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    melting; thaw; thawing.
    • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
    • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
  • verb reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    melt down; run.
    • melt butter
    • melt down gold
    • The wax melted in the sun

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honorable_discharge

  • noun a discharge from the armed forces with a commendable record

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international

  • adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    • international affairs
    • an international agreement
    • international waters
  • noun any of several international socialist organizations

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falling

  • adjective satellite decreasing in amount or degree
    • falling temperature
  • verb descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
    fall.
    • The branch fell from the tree
    • The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse

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jurist

  • noun a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
    legal expert.
  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    judge; justice.

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public

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; populace.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  • noun a body of people sharing some common interest
    • the reading public

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military_law

  • noun the body of laws and rules of conduct administered by military courts for the discipline, trial, and punishment of military personnel

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tie-up

  • noun a social or business relationship
    affiliation; association; tie.
    • a valuable financial affiliation
    • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
    • many close associations with England
  • noun an interruption of normal activity
    standstill; stand.

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explosion

  • noun a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
    detonation; blowup.
  • noun the act of exploding or bursting
    burst.
    • the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
    • the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft

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asphyxiation

  • noun the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)
    suffocation.
    • asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture
  • noun killing by depriving of oxygen
    suffocation.

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commercial

  • noun a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
    commercial message.
  • adjective connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises
    • commercial trucker
    • commercial TV
    • commercial diamonds

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pause

  • noun a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    intermission; break; suspension; interruption.
  • noun temporary inactivity

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separation

  • noun the state of lacking unity
  • noun coming apart
    breakup; detachment.

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excess

  • noun a quantity much larger than is needed
    nimiety; surplusage; surplus.
  • noun immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
    inordinateness; excessiveness.

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miscarriage

  • noun failure of a plan
    abortion.
  • noun a natural loss of the products of conception
    spontaneous abortion; stillbirth.

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bring_up

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb bring up
    parent; nurture; raise; rear.
    • raise a family
    • bring up children

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wait

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    delay; hold; postponement; time lag.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
    waiting.
    • the wait was an ordeal for him

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haemostasis

  • noun surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
    haemostasia; hemostasia; hemostasis.

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common_law

  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    case law; precedent.
  • noun a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
    case law; precedent.
    • common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States

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demolishing

  • noun complete destruction of a building
    tearing down; leveling; razing.
  • verb destroy completely
    demolish; pulverise; pulverize.
    • the wrecking ball demolished the building
    • demolish your enemies
    • pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand

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leveling

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

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canadian

Of or pertaining to Canada. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Canada.

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law_of_nations

  • noun the body of laws governing relations between nations
    international law.

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postponer

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

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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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haemostasia

  • noun surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
    haemostasis; hemostasia; hemostasis.

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abolition

  • noun the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)
    abolishment.
    • the abolition of capital punishment

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military

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

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bog

  • noun wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation; has poorer drainage than a swamp; soil is unfit for cultivation but can be cut and dried and used for fuel
    peat bog.
  • verb cause to slow down or get stuck
    bog down.
    • The vote would bog down the house

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retired

  • adjective satellite no longer active in your work or profession
  • verb go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
    retire.
    • He retired at age 68

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retiree

  • noun someone who has retired from active working
    retired person.

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extra

  • noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
    spear carrier; supernumerary.
  • noun an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)

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transit

  • noun a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
    theodolite.
  • noun a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    transportation system; transportation.

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abortionist

  • noun a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies

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spontaneous_abortion

  • noun a natural loss of the products of conception
    miscarriage; stillbirth.

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extinction

  • noun no longer active; extinguished
    • the extinction of the volcano
  • noun no longer in existence
    defunctness.
    • the extinction of a species

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armed

  • adjective (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
    • armed robbery
  • 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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bog_down

  • verb get stuck while doing something
    bog.
    • She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation
  • verb cause to get stuck as if in a mire
    mire.
    • The mud mired our cart

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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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wrecking

  • noun the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled
    razing.
  • noun destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
    ruination; laying waste; ruin; ruining.

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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breakup

  • noun the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations)
    dissolution.
  • noun coming apart
    detachment; separation.

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destination

  • noun the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
    finish; goal.
    • a crowd assembled at the finish
    • he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view
  • noun the ultimate goal for which something is done
    terminus.

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visit

  • noun the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
    • he dropped by for a visit
  • noun a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice
    • he scheduled a visit to the dentist

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ravage

  • noun (usually plural) a destructive action
    depredation.
    • the ravages of time
    • the depredations of age and disease
  • verb make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
    harry.

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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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vehicle

  • noun a conveyance that transports people or objects
  • noun a medium for the expression or achievement of something
    • his editorials provided a vehicle for his political views
    • a congregation is a vehicle of group identity
    • the play was just a vehicle to display her talents

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air_travel

  • noun travel via aircraft
    aviation; air.
    • air travel involves too much waiting in airports
    • if you've time to spare go by air

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stage

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    phase.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    point; degree; level.
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?

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law_of_the_land

  • noun a phrase used in the Magna Carta to refer to the then established law of the kingdom (as distinct from Roman or civil law); today it refers to fundamental principles of justice commensurate with due process
    • the United States Constitution declares itself to be `the supreme law of the land'

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malicious_mischief

  • noun willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
    vandalism; hooliganism.

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disruption

  • noun an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
    break; interruption; gap.
    • it was presented without commercial breaks
    • there was a gap in his account
  • noun a disorderly outburst or tumult
    to-do; disturbance; hurly burly; kerfuffle; commotion; hoo-ha; hoo-hah; flutter.
    • they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused

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flag

  • noun emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
  • noun a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.
    masthead.

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train

  • noun public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
    railroad train.
    • express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction
  • noun a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
    string.
    • a string of islands
    • train of mourners
    • a train of thought

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stick

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

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emeritus

  • noun a professor or minister who is retired from assigned duties
  • adjective satellite honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'

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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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finalization

  • noun the act of finalizing
    finalisation.

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military_reserve

  • noun armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency
    reserve.

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kibosh

  • verb stop from happening or developing
    stop; halt; block.
    • Block his election
    • Halt the process

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phase-out

  • noun the act or instance of a planned discontinuation

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securities_law

  • noun the body of laws governing the issuance and selling of securities

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hour

  • noun a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
    hr; 60 minutes.
    • the job will take more than an hour
  • noun clock time
    time of day.
    • the hour is getting late

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ecclesiastical_law

  • noun the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
    canon law.

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topographic_point

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet

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abortion

  • noun termination of pregnancy
  • noun failure of a plan
    miscarriage.

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human_action

  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; act.

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putoff

  • noun a pretext for delay or inaction

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can

  • noun airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.
    tin; tin can.
  • noun the quantity contained in a can
    canful.

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shelve

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb place on a shelf
    • shelve books

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closing

  • noun the act of closing something
    shutting.
  • noun the last section of a communication
    close; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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spontaneous

  • adjective happening or arising without apparent external cause
    self-generated.
    • spontaneous laughter
    • spontaneous combustion
    • a spontaneous abortion
  • adjective satellite said or done without having been planned or written in advance
    unwritten; ad-lib.
    • he made a few ad-lib remarks

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dissolve

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

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break_off

  • verb interrupt before its natural or planned end
    break short; cut short.
    • We had to cut short our vacation
  • verb prevent completion
    break; stop; discontinue.
    • stop the project
    • break off the negotiations

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defer

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb yield to another's wish or opinion
    give in; accede; submit; bow.
    • The government bowed to the military pressure

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tearing_down

  • noun complete destruction of a building
    demolishing; leveling; razing.

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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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sign_off

  • verb cease broadcasting; get off the air; as of radio stations

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climax

  • noun the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding
    flood tide.
    • the climax of the artist's career
    • in the flood tide of his success
  • noun the decisive moment in a novel or play
    culmination.
    • the deathbed scene is the climax of the play

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defusing

  • noun the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)
    deactivation.
  • verb remove the triggering device from
    defuse.

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tax

  • noun charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
    revenue enhancement; taxation.
  • verb levy a tax on
    • The State taxes alcohol heavily
    • Clothing is not taxed in our state

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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abort

  • noun the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
    • I wasted a year of my life working on an abort
    • he sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area
  • verb terminate before completion
    • abort the mission
    • abort the process running on my computer

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airplane

  • noun an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    plane; aeroplane.
    • the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane

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lay_over

  • verb interrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight
    stop over.
    • We had to stop over in Venezuela on our flight back from Brazil
  • verb place on top of
    superimpose; superpose.
    • can you superimpose the two images?

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leave_off

  • verb come to an end, stop or cease
    • the road leaves off at the edge of the forest
    • leave off where you started
  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; omit; except; leave out; exclude.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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recovery

  • noun return to an original state
    • the recovery of the forest after the fire was surprisingly rapid
  • noun gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
    convalescence; recuperation.

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stymie

  • noun a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
    stymy.
  • noun a thwarting and distressing situation
    stymy.

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handover

  • noun act of relinquishing property or authority etc
    • the handover of occupied territory

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travel

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travelling; traveling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • noun a movement through space that changes the location of something
    change of location.

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breaking

  • noun the act of breaking something
    break; breakage.
    • the breakage was unavoidable
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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extra_time

  • noun playing time beyond regulation, to break a tie
    overtime.

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machine

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

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abidance

  • noun acting according to certain accepted standards
    compliance; conformity; conformation.
    • their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices
  • noun the act of dwelling in a place
    residence; residency.

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plant

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

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flag_down

  • verb signal to stop
    • Let's flag down a cab--it's starting to rain
    • The policeman flagged down our car

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military_machine

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

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sacrifice

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

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lag

  • noun the act of slowing down or falling behind
    retardation; slowdown.
  • noun the time between one event, process, or period and another
    meantime; interim; meanwhile.
    • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

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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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retirement

  • noun the state of being retired from one's business or occupation
  • noun withdrawal from your position or occupation

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scratch

  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    abrasion; excoriation; scrape.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    slit; prick; incision; dent.

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lay

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

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hemostatic

  • adjective satellite tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels
    styptic.

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loading_area

  • noun a stop where carriers can be loaded and unloaded
    loading zone.

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mercantile_law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    law merchant; commercial law.

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give_up

  • verb lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    throw overboard; forego; forfeit; waive; forgo.
    • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
    • forfeited property
  • verb give up with the intent of never claiming again
    abandon.
    • Abandon your life to God
    • She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti
    • We gave the drowning victim up for dead

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hooliganism

  • noun willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
    malicious mischief; vandalism.

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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broadcasting

  • noun a medium that disseminates via telecommunications
    broadcast medium.
  • noun taking part in a radio or tv program

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nol_pros

  • noun an entry in the court record to the effect that the plaintiff or prosecutor will not proceed
    nolle prosequi.

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interrupter

  • noun a device for automatically interrupting an electric current

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nolle_prosequi

  • noun an entry in the court record to the effect that the plaintiff or prosecutor will not proceed
    nol pros.
  • verb drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records
    nolle pros; nol.pros..
    • They nolle prossed the charge

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race_murder

  • noun systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
    racial extermination; genocide.

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over

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

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move

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

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laying_waste

  • noun destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
    ruination; ruin; ruining; wrecking.

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trade

  • noun the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services
    • Venice was an important center of trade with the East
    • they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade
  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    craft.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice

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hibernation

  • noun the torpid or resting state in which some animals pass the winter
  • noun cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals

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through

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

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staunch

  • verb stop the flow of a liquid
    stanch; halt; stem.
    • staunch the blood flow
    • stem the tide
  • adjective satellite firm and dependable especially in loyalty
    unswerving; steadfast.
    • a steadfast ally
    • a staunch defender of free speech
    • unswerving devotion
    • unswerving allegiance

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cold

  • noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    common cold.
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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culmination

  • noun a final climactic stage
    apogee.
    • their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development
  • noun (astronomy) a heavenly body's highest celestial point above an observer's horizon

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delay

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    hold; postponement; time lag; wait.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
    holdup.

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law_merchant

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; commercial law.

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stopover

  • noun a stopping place on a journey
    way station.
    • there is a stopover to change planes in Chicago
  • noun a brief stay in the course of a journey
    stop; layover.
    • they made a stopover to visit their friends

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crew

  • noun the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
  • noun an organized group of workmen
    work party; gang.

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public_transit

  • noun a public transportation system for moving passengers

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minute

  • noun a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
    min.
    • he ran a 4 minute mile
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; second.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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fade

  • noun a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer
    slicing; slice.
    • he took lessons to cure his slicing
  • noun gradually ceasing to be visible
    disappearance.

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suspension

  • noun a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy
  • noun a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    intermission; break; pause; interruption.

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return

  • noun document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
    tax return; income tax return.
    • his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    homecoming.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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halt

  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    stoppage; stop; hitch; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • noun the event of something ending
    stop.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

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break

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

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detachment

  • noun avoiding emotional involvement
    withdrawal.
  • noun the act of releasing from an attachment or connection
    disengagement.

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interrupt

  • noun a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
  • verb make a break in
    cut off; disrupt; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages

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day

  • noun time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
    twenty-four hours; mean solar day; twenty-four hour period; solar day; 24-hour interval.
    • two days later they left
    • they put on two performances every day
    • there are 30,000 passengers per day
  • noun some point or period in time
    • it should arrive any day now
    • after that day she never trusted him again
    • those were the days
    • these days it is not unusual

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bank

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

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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adjournment

  • noun the termination of a meeting
    dissolution.
  • noun the act of postponing to another time or place

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viaticus

  • noun purchasing insurance policies for cash from terminally ill policy holders
    viatication.

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final_stage

  • noun the concluding parts of an event or occurrence
    last; end.
    • the end was exciting
    • I had to miss the last of the movie

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arrester

  • noun a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
    arrester hook.

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retired_person

  • noun someone who has retired from active working
    retiree.

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interruption

  • noun an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
    break; gap; disruption.
    • it was presented without commercial breaks
    • there was a gap in his account
  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    break.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt

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self-annihilation

  • noun the act of killing yourself
    self-destruction; suicide.
    • it is a crime to commit suicide

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unhorse

  • verb alight from (a horse)
    light; dismount; get off; get down.

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cloture

  • noun a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
    closure; gag rule; gag law.
  • verb terminate debate by calling for a vote
    closure.
    • debate was closured
    • cloture the discussion

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international_law

  • noun the body of laws governing relations between nations
    law of nations.

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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termination

  • noun a coming to an end of a contract period
    expiration; expiry.
    • the expiry of his driver's license
  • noun a place where something ends or is complete
    end point; endpoint; terminus.

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extinguishing

  • noun the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning
    quenching; extinction.
    • the extinction of the lights
  • verb put an end to; kill
    snuff out; extinguish.
    • The Nazis snuffed out the life of many Jewish children

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driving

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

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dismissal

  • noun a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial
    judgment of dismissal; judgement of dismissal.
  • noun official notice that you have been fired from your job
    pink slip; dismission.

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relinquishing

  • noun a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.
    relinquishment.
  • noun the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
    relinquishment.

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pit_stop

  • noun a stop during an automobile trip for rest and refreshment
  • noun a brief stop at a pit during an automobile race to take on fuel or service the car

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settle

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

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honorable

  • adjective not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
    honest.
    • honest lawyers
    • honest reporting
  • adjective worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
    honourable.
    • an honorable man
    • led an honorable life
    • honorable service to his country

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postpone

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam

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induced

  • adjective brought about or caused; not spontaneous
    • a case of steroid-induced weakness
  • verb cause to arise
    bring on; induce.
    • induce a crisis

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deferral

  • noun a state of abeyance or suspended business
    recess.
  • noun act of putting off to a future time
    deferment; postponement.

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prorogue

  • verb hold back to a later time
    set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body

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shut

  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window
  • verb become closed
    close.
    • The windows closed with a loud bang

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earlier

  • adjective satellite (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early
    earliest.
    • a fashion popular in earlier times
    • his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher
    • Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera
  • adjective at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
    early.
    • early morning
    • an early warning
    • early diagnosis
    • an early death
    • took early retirement
    • an early spring
    • early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties

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mercantile

  • adjective of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism
    • mercantile theories
    • mercantile system
  • adjective satellite profit oriented
    moneymaking; mercenary.
    • a commercial book
    • preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan
    • a mercenary enterprise
    • a moneymaking business

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city

  • noun a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
    metropolis; urban center.
    • Ancient Troy was a great city
  • noun an incorporated administrative district established by state charter
    • the city raised the tax rate

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rail

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    railing.
  • noun short for railway
    • he traveled by rail
    • he was concerned with rail safety

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u.s.

  • noun the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
    United States government; United States; US Government; U.S. government.
  • noun North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
    USA; the States; U.S.A.; United States; US; United States of America; America.

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withdrawal

  • noun a retraction of a previously held position
    backdown; climb-down.
  • noun the act of taking out money or other capital

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invalidation

  • noun (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)
    annulment.

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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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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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reason

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

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; 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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quits

  • adjective satellite on equal terms by payment or requital
    • we're now quits
    • finally quits with the loan
  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    quit; discontinue; lay off; stop; give up; cease.
    • Quit teasing your little brother

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obliteration

  • noun destruction by annihilating something
    annihilation.
  • noun the complete destruction of every trace of something
    eradication.

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finishing

  • noun a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
    finish; coating.
    • the boat had a metallic finish
    • he applied a coat of a clear finish
    • when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly
  • noun the act of finishing
    finish.
    • his best finish in a major tournament was third
    • the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause

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shelver

  • noun a worker who puts things (as books) on shelves

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waiter

  • noun a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)
    server.
  • noun a person who waits or awaits

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route

  • noun an established line of travel or access
    path; itinerary.
  • noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    road.

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ritual

  • noun any customary observance or practice
    rite.
  • noun the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies

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statutory_law

  • noun the body of laws created by legislative statutes

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keep

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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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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neutralization

  • noun action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war
    neutralisation.
    • the neutralization of Belgium
  • noun a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt; with strong acids and bases the essential reaction is the combination of hydrogen ions with hydroxyl ions to form water
    neutralization reaction; neutralisation; neutralisation reaction.

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heckle

  • noun a comb for separating flax fibers
    hatchel.
  • verb comb with a heckle
    hatchel; hackle.
    • heckle hemp or flax

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ruination

  • noun an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
    ruin.
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
  • noun an event that results in destruction
    ruin.

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cheese

  • noun a solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk
  • noun erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States
    tall mallow; high mallow; Malva sylvestris; cheeseflower.

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force_out

  • noun a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base
    force play; force-out; force.
    • the shortstop got the runner at second on a force
  • verb force to leave (an office)
    depose.

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sack

  • noun a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
    carrier bag; poke; paper bag.
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pocket; pouch.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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hook

  • noun a catch for locking a door
  • noun a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    crotchet.

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lay_off

  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    quit; discontinue; stop; give up; cease.
    • Quit teasing your little brother
  • verb dismiss, usually for economic reasons
    furlough.
    • She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized

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stillbirth

  • noun a natural loss of the products of conception
    miscarriage; spontaneous abortion.

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conge

  • noun (architecture) a concave molding
    congee.
  • noun formal permission to depart
    congee.
    • he gave me his conge

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islamic_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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law

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

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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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divorce

  • noun the legal dissolution of a marriage
    divorcement.
  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; disjoint; disassociate; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president

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superannuation

  • noun a monthly payment made to someone who is retired from work
    retirement fund; old-age pension; retirement benefit; retirement check; retirement pension.
  • noun the property of being out of date and not current
    obsoleteness.

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pull_the_plug

  • verb prevent from happening or continuing
    • The government pulled the plug on spending

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drug_withdrawal

  • noun the termination of drug taking
    withdrawal.

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station

  • noun a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose
    • he started looking for a gas station
    • the train pulled into the station
  • noun proper or designated social situation
    place.
    • he overstepped his place
    • the responsibilities of a man in his station
    • married above her station

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rein

  • noun one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse
  • noun any means of control
    • he took up the reins of government

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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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final

  • noun the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
  • noun an examination administered at the end of an academic term
    final examination; final exam.

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stypsis

  • noun the ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids
    astringency.

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break_up

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

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mop

  • noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    swob; swab.
  • verb to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
    wipe up; mop up.
    • Mop the hallway now
    • He mopped her forehead with a towel

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murder

  • noun unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
    slaying; execution.
  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    off; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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hub

  • noun the central part of a car wheel (or fan or propeller etc) through which the shaft or axle passes
  • noun a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve
    • the playground is the hub of parental supervision
    • the airport is the economic hub of the area

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broadcast

  • noun message that is transmitted by radio or television
  • noun a radio or television show
    program; programme.
    • did you see his program last night?

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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put_off

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb cause to feel intense dislike or distaste
    turn off.

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off

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

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nolle

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grace

  • noun (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
    state of grace; saving grace.
    • the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
    • it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
    • the Virgin lived in a state of grace
  • noun elegance and beauty of movement or expression
    gracility.
    • a beautiful figure which she used in subtle movements of unparalleled grace

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boarding

  • noun the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
    embarkation; embarkment.
  • noun a structure of boards

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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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scourge

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

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nation

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; country; 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 people who live in a nation or country
    country; land.
    • a statement that sums up the nation's mood
    • the news was announced to the nation
    • the whole country worshipped him

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annihilation

  • noun destruction by annihilating something
    obliteration.
  • noun total destruction
    disintegration.
    • bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll

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stall

  • noun a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
  • noun small area set off by walls for special use
    kiosk; cubicle; booth.

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poisoning

  • noun the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
    toxic condition; intoxication.
  • noun the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill

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martial_law

  • noun the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law

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administrative_law

  • noun the body of rules and regulations and orders and decisions created by administrative agencies of government

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follow-through

  • noun carrying some project or intention to full completion
    • I appreciated his follow-through on his promise
  • noun the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion
    • his follow-through was straight down the line toward the target
    • squash can be dangerous if your opponent has a long follow-through

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reprieve

  • noun a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
    respite.
  • noun an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
    suspension; abatement; hiatus; respite.

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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standdown

  • noun a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
    stand-down.
  • noun (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
    stand-down.

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law_of_moses

  • noun the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah)
    Mosaic law.

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fracture

  • noun breaking of hard tissue such as bone
    break.
    • it was a nasty fracture
    • the break seems to have been caused by a fall
  • noun (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
    fault; geological fault; break; faulting; shift.
    • they built it right over a geological fault
    • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

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falconry

  • noun the art of training falcons to hunt and return

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trade_embargo

  • noun a government order imposing a trade barrier
    embargo; trade stoppage.

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surcease

  • noun a stopping
    cessation.
    • a cessation of the thunder

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get_off

  • verb leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
  • verb be relieved of one's duties temporarily

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secession

  • noun an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s
    sezession.
  • noun the withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War

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disenfranchisement

  • noun the act of withdrawing certification or terminating a franchise

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topographic

  • adjective concerned with topography
    topographical.
    • a topographical engineer
    • a topographical survey
    • topographic maps

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prolongation

  • noun the act of prolonging something
    lengthening; perpetuation; protraction.
    • there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks
  • noun amount or degree or range to which something extends
    lengthiness; extension.
    • the wire has an extension of 50 feet

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axe

  • noun an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
    ax.
  • verb chop or split with an ax
    ax.
    • axe wood

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nolle_pros

  • verb drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records
    nolle prosequi; nol.pros..
    • They nolle prossed the charge

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racial_extermination

  • noun systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
    race murder; genocide.

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reserve

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

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recess

  • noun a state of abeyance or suspended business
    deferral.
  • noun a small concavity
    recession; corner; niche.

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settee

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settle.
  • noun a small sofa

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breaking_away

  • noun the act of breaking away or withdrawing from
    breakaway.
    • there was a breakaway by the discontented members
    • a breaking away from family and neighborhood
  • noun departing hastily

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retire

  • verb go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
    • He retired at age 68
  • verb withdraw from active participation
    withdraw.
    • He retired from chess

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ending

  • noun the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
    termination.
    • I don't like words that have -ism as an ending
  • noun the act of ending something
    termination; conclusion.
    • the termination of the agreement

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bring

  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point
  • verb cause to come into a particular state or condition
    • Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence
    • bring water to the boiling point

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arrester_hook

  • noun a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
    arrester.

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splitsville

  • noun separation or breakup or divorce
    • after 15 years together they are headed for splitsville

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bus_stop

  • noun a place on a bus route where buses stop to discharge and take on passengers

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abolishment

  • noun the act of abolishing a system or practice or institution (especially abolishing slavery)
    abolition.
    • the abolition of capital punishment

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completion

  • noun (American football) a successful forward pass in football
    pass completion.
  • noun a concluding action
    culmination; closing; mop up; windup.

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dishonorable_discharge

  • noun a discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage or espionage or cowardice or murder)

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busy

  • verb keep busy with
    occupy.
    • She busies herself with her butterfly collection
  • adjective actively or fully engaged or occupied
    • busy with her work
    • a busy man
    • too busy to eat lunch

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induced_abortion

  • noun a deliberate termination of pregnancy

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ruin

  • noun an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
    ruination.
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
  • noun a ruined building
    • they explored several Roman ruins

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terminal

  • noun station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
    terminus; depot.
  • noun a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
    pole.

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liberation

  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    release; freeing.
  • noun the attempt to achieve equal rights or status
    • she worked for women's liberation

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jam

  • noun preserve of crushed fruit
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; fix; muddle; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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riding

  • noun the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
    horseback riding; equitation.
  • noun travel by being carried on horseback
    horseback riding.

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checkpoint

  • noun a place (as at a frontier) where travellers are stopped for inspection and clearance

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sacking

  • noun coarse fabric used for bags or sacks
    bagging.
  • noun the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
    dismissal; firing; sack; liberation; release; discharge; dismission.

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get

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

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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stop

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

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timing

  • noun the time when something happens
  • noun the regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect (as in music, theater, athletics, mechanics)

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draw_up

  • verb form or arrange in order or formation, as of a body of soldiers
  • verb straighten oneself
    pull up; straighten up.
    • He drew himself up when he talked to his superior

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disinherit

  • verb prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
    disown.

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closure

  • noun approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
    closing.
    • the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision
  • noun a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
    cloture; gag rule; gag law.

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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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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sojourn

  • noun a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
    visit.
  • verb spend a certain length of time; reside temporarily

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intermission

  • noun the act of suspending activity temporarily
  • noun a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    break; pause; suspension; interruption.

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disownment

  • noun refusal to acknowledge as one's own
    disowning.

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time_lag

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    delay; hold; postponement; wait.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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activity

  • noun any specific behavior
    • they avoided all recreational activity
  • noun the state of being active
    action; activeness.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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release

  • noun merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    liberation; freeing.

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case_law

  • noun a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
    common law; precedent.
    • common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States
  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    common law; precedent.

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knock_off

  • verb get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
    neutralize; liquidate; do in; waste; neutralise.
    • The mafia liquidated the informer
    • the double agent was neutralized
  • verb cut the price of
    shave.

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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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disaster

  • noun a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
    catastrophe.
    • lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system
    • his policies were a disaster
  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; calamity; cataclysm; catastrophe.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster

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consummation

  • noun the completion of marriage by sexual intercourse
  • noun the act of bringing to completion or fruition

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deactivation

  • noun breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
    inactivation.
  • noun the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)
    defusing.

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freeze

  • noun the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
    freezing.
  • noun weather cold enough to cause freezing
    frost.

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put_over

  • verb communicate successfully
    get across.
    • I couldn't get across the message
    • He put over the idea very well
  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put off; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam

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disinheritance

  • noun the act by a donor that terminates the right of a person to inherit

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close

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; last; finis; finale; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last section of a communication
    closing; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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despatch

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

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nol.pros.

  • verb drop prosecution of by entering a nolle prosequi in the court records
    nolle prosequi; nolle pros.
    • They nolle prossed the charge

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tone_ending

  • noun (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone
    release.

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expert

  • noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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away

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

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rustication

  • noun the condition naturally attaching to life in the country
  • noun the construction of masonry or brickwork in a rustic manner

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sabotage

  • noun a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged
  • verb destroy property or hinder normal operations
    countermine; subvert; counteract; undermine; weaken.
    • The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war

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arrival

  • noun accomplishment of an objective
    reaching.
  • noun the act of arriving at a certain place
    • they awaited her arrival

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subversive

  • noun a radical supporter of political or social revolution
    revolutionary; subverter; revolutionist.
  • adjective satellite in opposition to a civil authority or government
    insurgent; seditious.

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breakaway

  • noun the act of breaking away or withdrawing from
    breaking away.
    • there was a breakaway by the discontented members
    • a breaking away from family and neighborhood
  • adjective satellite having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude
    separatist; fissiparous.
    • a breakaway faction

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splinter

  • noun a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
    sliver.
    • he got a splinter in his finger
    • it broke into slivers
  • verb withdraw from an organization or communion
    break away; secede.
    • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

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styptic

  • noun a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
    astringent drug; astringent.
  • adjective satellite tending to check bleeding by contracting the tissues or blood vessels
    hemostatic.

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postponement

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    delay; hold; time lag; wait.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun act of putting off to a future time
    deferment; deferral.

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killing

  • noun an event that causes someone to die
    violent death.
  • noun the act of terminating a life
    kill; putting to death.

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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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deathblow

  • noun the blow that kills (usually mercifully)
    coup de grace.

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pull

  • noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    pulling.
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
  • noun the force used in pulling
    • the pull of the moon
    • the pull of the current

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last

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; finis; finale; close; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last or lowest in an ordering or series
    • he was the last to leave
    • he finished an inglorious last

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many

  • adjective a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number
    • many temptations
    • the temptations are many
    • a good many
    • a great many
    • many directions
    • take as many apples as you like
    • too many clouds to see
    • never saw so many people

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set_back

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb slow down the progress of; hinder
    • His late start set him back

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drug

  • noun a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
  • verb administer a drug to
    dose.
    • They drugged the kidnapped tourist

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plosion

  • noun the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
    explosion.

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astringency

  • noun a sharp astringent taste; the taste experience when a substance causes the mouth to pucker
    astringence.
  • noun the ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids
    stypsis.

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connection

  • noun a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)
    connexion; connectedness.
    • there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare
  • noun the state of being connected
    link; connectedness.
    • the connection between church and state is inescapable

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residency

  • noun the act of dwelling in a place
    residence; abidance.
  • noun the position of physician who is receiving special training in a hospital (usually after completing an internship)

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stymy

  • noun a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
    stymie.
  • noun a thwarting and distressing situation
    stymie.

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tone

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone of voice.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
  • noun (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    • the Beijing dialect uses four tones

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point

  • noun a geometric element that has position but no extension
    • a point is defined by its coordinates
  • noun the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

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human_activity

  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human action; act.

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continuation

  • noun the act of continuing an activity without interruption
    continuance.
  • noun a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
    sequel.

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congestion

  • noun excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part
  • noun excessive crowding
    over-crowding.
    • traffic congestion

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period

  • noun an amount of time
    period of time; time period.
    • a time period of 30 years
    • hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • Picasso's blue period
  • noun the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

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dispatch

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

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shutdown

  • noun termination of operations
    closure; closedown; closing.
    • they regretted the closure of the day care center

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cancel

  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    natural.
  • verb postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
    scratch; scrub; call off.
    • Call off the engagement
    • cancel the dinner party
    • we had to scrub our vacation plans
    • scratch that meeting--the chair is ill

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table

  • noun a set of data arranged in rows and columns
    tabular array.
    • see table 1
  • noun a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
    • it was a sturdy table

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secede

  • verb withdraw from an organization or communion
    splinter; break away.
    • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

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turkey

  • noun large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
    Meleagris gallopavo.
  • noun a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
    Republic of Turkey.

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quit

  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    discontinue; lay off; stop; give up; cease.
    • Quit teasing your little brother
  • verb give up or retire from a position
    step down; leave office; resign.
    • The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month
    • The chairman resigned over the financial scandal

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disowning

  • noun refusal to acknowledge as one's own
    disownment.
  • verb prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
    disown; disinherit.

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addition

  • noun a component that is added to something to improve it
    improver; add-on.
    • the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement
    • the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor
  • noun the act of adding one thing to another
    • the addition of flowers created a pleasing effect
    • the addition of a leap day every four years

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implosion

  • noun a sudden inward collapse
    • the implosion of a light bulb
  • noun the initial occluded phase of a stop consonant

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tax_law

  • noun the body of laws governing taxation

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demonetisation

  • noun ending something (e.g. gold or silver) as no longer the legal tender of a country
    demonetization.

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ruining

  • noun destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
    ruination; laying waste; ruin; wrecking.
  • verb destroy completely; damage irreparably
    destroy; ruin.
    • You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!
    • The tears ruined her make-up

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electrocution

  • noun execution by electricity
    burning.
  • noun killing by electric shock

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flight

  • noun a formation of aircraft in flight
  • noun an instance of traveling by air
    flying.
    • flying was still an exciting adventure for him

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hemostasis

  • noun surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
    haemostasis; haemostasia; hemostasia.

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fire

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

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gap

  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    spread.
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs
  • noun an open or empty space in or between things
    opening.
    • there was a small opening between the trees
    • the explosion made a gap in the wall

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logjam

  • noun any stoppage attributable to unusual activity
    • the legislation ran into a logjam
  • noun an immovable mass of logs blocking a river

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viaticus_settlement

  • noun sale of an insurance policy by a terminally ill policy holder
    viatical settlement.

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lift

  • noun the act of giving temporary assistance
  • noun the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    aerodynamic lift.

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hemostasia

  • noun surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
    haemostasis; haemostasia; hemostasis.

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aviation

  • noun the aggregation of a country's military aircraft
    air power.
  • noun the operation of aircraft to provide transportation

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overturn

  • noun the act of upsetting something
    upset; turnover.
    • he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed
  • noun an improbable and unexpected victory
    upset.
    • the biggest upset since David beat Goliath

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rupture

  • noun state of being torn or burst open
  • noun a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
    rift; severance; falling out; break; breach.
    • they hoped to avoid a break in relations

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case

  • noun an occurrence of something
    instance; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    event.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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multi

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bank_closing

  • noun act of closing down a bank because of a fiscal emergency or failure

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demonetization

  • noun ending something (e.g. gold or silver) as no longer the legal tender of a country
    demonetisation.

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holocaust

  • noun an act of mass destruction and loss of life (especially in war or by fire)
    • a nuclear holocaust
  • noun the mass murder of Jews under the German Nazi regime from 1941 until 1945
    final solution.

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air

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

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moratorium

  • noun a legally authorized postponement before some obligation must be discharged
  • noun suspension of an ongoing activity

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barricade

  • noun a barrier set up by police to stop traffic on a street or road in order to catch a fugitive or inspect traffic etc.
    roadblock.
  • noun a barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy
    • they stormed the barricade

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unloading

  • noun the labor of taking a load of something off of or out of a vehicle or ship or container etc.
  • verb leave or unload
    unload; drop off; drop; put down; set down; discharge.
    • unload the cargo
    • drop off the passengers at the hotel

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itinerary

  • noun an established line of travel or access
    path; route.
  • noun a guidebook for travelers
    travel guidebook.

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residence

  • noun any address at which you dwell more than temporarily
    abode.
    • a person can have several residences
  • noun the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president)
    • he refused to live in the governor's residence

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discontinuation

  • noun the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
    discontinuance.

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layoff

  • noun the act of laying off an employee or a work force

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shariah_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    sharia; Islamic law; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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break_away

  • verb move away or escape suddenly
    break; break out.
    • The horses broke from the stable
    • Three inmates broke jail
    • Nobody can break out--this prison is high security
  • verb break off (a piece from a whole)
    chip; chip off; break off; come off.
    • Her tooth chipped

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canon

  • noun a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy
    • the neoclassical canon
    • canons of polite society
  • noun a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

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it

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

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stand-down

  • noun a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
    standdown.
  • noun (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
    standdown.

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separatist

  • noun an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
    separationist.
  • adjective satellite having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude
    fissiparous; breakaway.
    • a breakaway faction

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brake

  • noun a restraint used to slow or stop a vehicle
  • noun any of various ferns of the genus Pteris having pinnately compound leaves and including several popular houseplants

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stanch

  • verb stop the flow of a liquid
    staunch; halt; stem.
    • staunch the blood flow
    • stem the tide

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in

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

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conk

  • noun informal term for the nose
  • verb come to a stop
    stall.
    • The car stalled in the driveway

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demolition

  • noun an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
    wipeout; destruction.
  • noun the act of demolishing

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falling_out

  • noun a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
    rift; severance; break; breach; rupture.
    • they hoped to avoid a break in relations

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rein_in

  • verb stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins
    rein.
    • They reined in in front of the post office
  • verb control and direct with or as if by reins
    draw rein; harness; rein.
    • rein a horse

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trip

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

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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vandalism

  • noun willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
    malicious mischief; hooliganism.

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dishonorable

  • adjective lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor
    dishonourable.
    • dishonorable in thought and deed
  • adjective deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
    dishonest.

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finish

  • noun a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
    finishing; coating.
    • the boat had a metallic finish
    • he applied a coat of a clear finish
    • when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly
  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    last; finis; finale; close; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season

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driver

  • noun the operator of a motor vehicle
  • noun someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle

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kill

  • noun the act of terminating a life
    putting to death; killing.
  • noun the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
    • the pilot reported two kills during the mission

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action

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

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statutory

  • adjective relating to or created by statutes
    • statutory matters
    • statutory law
  • adjective satellite prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute
    • statutory restrictions
    • a statutory age limit
    • statutory crimes
    • statutory rape

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disown

  • verb prevent deliberately (as by making a will) from inheriting
    disinherit.
  • verb cast off
    repudiate; renounce.
    • She renounced her husband
    • The parents repudiated their son

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destruction

  • noun the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
    devastation.
  • noun an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
    wipeout; demolition.

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rift

  • noun a gap between cloud masses
    • the sun shone through a rift in the clouds
  • noun a narrow fissure in rock

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retard

  • noun a person of subnormal intelligence
    half-wit; idiot; imbecile; changeling; moron; cretin.
  • verb cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate
    • This drug will retard your heart rate

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euthanasia

  • noun the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)
    mercy killing.

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trade_stoppage

  • noun a government order imposing a trade barrier
    embargo; trade embargo.

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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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services

  • noun performance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others
    • the mayor tried to maintain city services
    • the medical services are excellent
  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    service.
    • budget separately for goods and services

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relief

  • noun the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced
    assuagement; alleviation.
    • as he heard the news he was suddenly flooded with relief
  • noun the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
    ease.
    • he enjoyed his relief from responsibility
    • getting it off his conscience gave him some ease

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withdraw

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; pull back; move back; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb
  • verb withdraw from active participation
    retire.
    • He retired from chess

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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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coup

  • noun a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
    takeover; coup d'etat; putsch.
  • noun a brilliant and notable success

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mosaic_law

  • noun the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah)
    Law of Moses.

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domestic

  • noun a servant who is paid to perform menial tasks around the household
    house servant; domestic help.
  • adjective of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation
    • domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction

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rest

  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; residual; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; repose; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool

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cease

  • noun (`cease' is a noun only in the phrase `without cease') end
  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    quit; discontinue; lay off; stop; give up.
    • Quit teasing your little brother

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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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transportation

  • noun a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    transit; transportation system.
  • noun the act of moving something from one location to another
    transfer; conveyance; transport; transferral.

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civil_law

  • noun the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
  • noun the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
    Justinian code; Roman law; jus civile.

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loading

  • noun weight to be borne or conveyed
    load; burden.
  • noun a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time
    load.
    • the system broke down under excessive loads

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waste

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

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domicile

  • noun (law) the residence where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return; every person is compelled to have one and only one domicile at a time
    legal residence.
    • what's his legal residence?
  • noun housing that someone is living in
    abode; dwelling house; dwelling; habitation; home.
    • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
    • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless

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subversion

  • noun destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity
    corruption.
    • corruption of a minor
    • the big city's subversion of rural innocence
  • noun the act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted government
    subversive activity.

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arrest

  • noun the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal)
    taking into custody; apprehension; pinch; catch; collar.
    • the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; hitch; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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overthrow

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

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closedown

  • noun termination of operations
    closure; closing; shutdown.
    • they regretted the closure of the day care center

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loading_zone

  • noun a stop where carriers can be loaded and unloaded
    loading area.

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broadcast_medium

  • noun a medium that disseminates via telecommunications
    broadcasting.

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scheduled

  • adjective planned or scheduled for some certain time or times
    • the scheduled meeting
    • the scheduled flights had to be cancelled because of snow
  • verb plan for an activity or event
    schedule.
    • I've scheduled a concert next week

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suffocation

  • noun killing by depriving of oxygen
    asphyxiation.
  • noun the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)
    asphyxiation.
    • asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture

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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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disappearance

  • noun the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
    disappearing.
  • noun the event of passing out of sight

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astringent

  • noun a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
    astringent drug; styptic.
  • adjective satellite sour or bitter in taste
    acerb; acerbic.

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discontinue

  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    quit; lay off; stop; give up; cease.
    • Quit teasing your little brother
  • verb come to or be at an end
    • the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31

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haul

  • noun the act of drawing or hauling something
    haulage; draw.
    • the haul up the hill went very slowly
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    catch.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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dismount

  • noun the act of dismounting (a horse or bike etc.)
  • verb alight from (a horse)
    light; unhorse; get off; get down.

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traffic

  • noun the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time
  • noun buying and selling; especially illicit trade

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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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armed_forces

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

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knock

  • noun the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    knocking.
    • the knocking grew louder
  • noun negative criticism
    roast.

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standstill

  • noun a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
    dead end; impasse; deadlock; stalemate.
    • reached an impasse on the negotiations
  • noun an interruption of normal activity
    tie-up; stand.

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neutralisation

  • noun a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt; with strong acids and bases the essential reaction is the combination of hydrogen ions with hydroxyl ions to form water
    neutralization; neutralization reaction; neutralisation reaction.
  • noun (euphemism) the removal of a threat by killing or destroying it (especially in a covert operation or military operation)
    neutralization.

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occlusion

  • noun closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)
  • noun (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft
    occluded front.

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security

  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    protection.
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

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prosequi

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night

  • noun the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
    dark; nighttime.
  • noun a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

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countercheck

  • noun a check that restrains another check
  • noun something that checks the correctness of a previous check
    double check.

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inter

  • verb place in a grave or tomb
    lay to rest; inhume; bury; entomb.
    • Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square
    • The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids
    • My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday

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call_it_a_day

  • verb stop doing what one is doing
    call it quits.
    • At midnight, the student decided to call it quits and closed his books

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liquidation

  • noun termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
    settlement.
  • noun the act of exterminating
    extermination.

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prorogation

  • noun discontinuation of the meeting (of a legislative body) without dissolving it

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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holdup

  • noun robbery at gunpoint
    armed robbery; stickup; heist.
  • noun the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
    delay.

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martial

  • adjective satellite (of persons) befitting a warrior
    soldierlike; warriorlike; soldierly.
    • a military bearing
  • noun Roman poet noted for epigrams (first century BC)

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close_off

  • verb stem the flow of
    shut off.
    • shut off the gas when you leave for a vacation
  • verb isolate or separate
    shut off.
    • She was shut off from the friends

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split_up

  • noun an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
    stock split; split.
    • they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock
  • verb get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage
    divorce.
    • The couple divorced after only 6 months

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racial

  • adjective of or related to genetically distinguished groups of people
    • racial groups
  • adjective of or characteristic of race or races or arising from differences among groups
    • racial differences
    • racial discrimination

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quenching

  • noun the act of extinguishing; causing to stop burning
    extinction; extinguishing.
    • the extinction of the lights
  • verb satisfy (thirst)
    quench; allay; slake; assuage.
    • The cold water quenched his thirst

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jurisprudence

  • noun the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    legal philosophy; law.
  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    law.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order

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severance

  • noun a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
    rift; falling out; break; breach; rupture.
    • they hoped to avoid a break in relations
  • noun the act of severing
    severing.

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pro

  • noun an athlete who plays for pay
    professional.
  • noun an argument in favor of a proposal

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legal

  • adjective established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
  • adjective of or relating to jurisprudence
    • legal loophole

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putting_to_death

  • noun the act of terminating a life
    kill; killing.

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separationist

  • noun an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
    separatist.

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be

  • noun a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
    atomic number 4; glucinium; beryllium.
  • verb have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
    • John is rich
    • This is not a good answer

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protraction

  • noun the consequence of being lengthened in duration
    continuation; lengthiness; prolongation.
  • noun the act of prolonging something
    lengthening; perpetuation; prolongation.
    • there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks

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schedule

  • noun a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
    docket; agenda.
  • noun an ordered list of times at which things are planned to occur

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pose

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    airs.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

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slaughter

  • noun the killing of animals (as for food)
  • noun a sound defeat
    trouncing; drubbing; whipping; thrashing; debacle; walloping.

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stem

  • noun (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
    root word; radical; theme; base; root.
    • thematic vowels are part of the stem
  • noun a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
    stalk.

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pull_up_short

  • verb stop abruptly
    • The police car pulled up short and then turned around fast

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respite

  • noun a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
    reprieve.
  • noun a pause from doing something (as work)
    break; time out; recess.
    • we took a 10-minute break
    • he took time out to recuperate

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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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plug

  • noun blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    stopper; stopple.
  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    chew; wad; quid; cud; chaw.

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shariah

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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extension

  • noun a mutually agreed delay in the date set for the completion of a job or payment of a debt
    • they applied for an extension of the loan
  • noun act of expanding in scope; making more widely available
    • extension of the program to all in need

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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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firing

  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    fire.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire
  • noun the act of discharging a gun
    discharge; firing off.

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graduation

  • noun the successful completion of a program of study
  • noun an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
    graduation exercise; commencement ceremony; commencement; commencement exercise.

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coup_de_grace

  • noun the blow that kills (usually mercifully)
    deathblow.

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fell

  • noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    hide.
  • noun seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges
    felled seam.

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genocide

  • noun systematic killing of a racial or cultural group
    race murder; racial extermination.

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stand

  • noun a support or foundation
    pedestal; base.
    • the base of the lamp
  • noun the position where a thing or person stands

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act

  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    enactment.
  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; human action.

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commercial_law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; law merchant.

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block

  • noun a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
    • the pyramids were built with large stone blocks
  • noun a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
    city block.
    • he lives in the next block

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decimation

  • noun destroying or killing a large part of the population (literally every tenth person as chosen by lot)

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civil

  • adjective satellite applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military
    • civil authorities
  • adjective not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others
    polite.
    • even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham

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down

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

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phase

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    stage.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
    form.
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

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relinquishment

  • noun a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.
    relinquishing.
  • noun the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
    relinquishing.

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operator

  • noun (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation
  • noun an agent that operates some apparatus or machine
    manipulator.
    • the operator of the switchboard

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procrastinator

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

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area

  • noun a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
    country.
    • it was a mountainous area
    • Bible country
  • noun a subject of study
    • it was his area of specialization
    • areas of interest include...

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stoppage

  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stop; hitch; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • noun an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    closure; blockage; occlusion; stop; block.
    • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

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annulment

  • noun the state of being cancelled or annulled
    revocation.
  • noun (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)
    invalidation.

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astringent_drug

  • noun a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
    astringent; styptic.

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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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medium

  • noun a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  • noun the surrounding environment
    • fish require an aqueous medium

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mischief

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    mischief-making; rascality; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; devilment; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.
  • noun the quality or nature of being harmful or evil
    maleficence; balefulness.

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armed_services

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

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bus

  • noun a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
    coach; omnibus; motorbus; motorcoach; passenger vehicle; charabanc; jitney; autobus; double-decker.
    • he always rode the bus to work
  • noun the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar
    bus topology.

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night-stop

  • noun a break in a journey for the night

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finalisation

  • noun the act of finalizing
    finalization.

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viatical

  • adjective pertaining to the purchase of insurance policies from terminally ill policy holders
    • viatical business
    • viatical companies
    • National Viatical Association

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probate

  • noun a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate
    probate will.
  • noun the act of proving that an instrument purporting to be a will was signed and executed in accord with legal requirements

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embargo

  • noun a government order imposing a trade barrier
    trade embargo; trade stoppage.
  • verb ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons
    • embargoed publications

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mop_up

  • noun a concluding action
    completion; culmination; closing; windup.
  • verb to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
    mop; wipe up.
    • Mop the hallway now
    • He mopped her forehead with a towel

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terminus

  • noun a place where something ends or is complete
    end point; endpoint; termination.
  • noun the ultimate goal for which something is done
    destination.

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blockage

  • noun the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
    obstruction.
  • noun an obstruction in a pipe or tube
    closure; stoppage; occlusion; stop; block.
    • we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe

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maximum

  • noun the largest possible quantity
    upper limit.
  • noun the greatest possible degree
    uttermost; utmost; level best.
    • he tried his utmost

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extermination

  • noun complete annihilation
    extinction.
    • they think a meteor cause the extinction of the dinosaurs
  • noun the act of exterminating
    liquidation.

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mercy_killing

  • noun the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone suffering from an incurable illness)
    euthanasia.

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tearing

  • noun shedding tears
    lacrimation; watering; lachrymation.
  • verb separate or cause to separate abruptly
    tear; snap; rupture; bust.
    • The rope snapped
    • tear the paper

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distance

  • noun the property created by the space between two objects or points
  • noun a distant region
    • I could see it in the distance

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passenger

  • noun a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
    rider.

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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decapitation

  • noun execution by cutting off the victim's head
    beheading.
  • noun killing by cutting off the head
    beheading.

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ax

  • noun an edge tool with a heavy bladed head mounted across a handle
    axe.
  • verb chop or split with an ax
    axe.
    • axe wood

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deed

  • noun a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it
    deed of conveyance; title.
    • he signed the deed
    • he kept the title to his car in the glove compartment
  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    human activity; human action; act.

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drop_out

  • verb give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
    quit; throw in; throw in the towel; chuck up the sponge; fall by the wayside; give up; drop by the wayside.
    • In the second round, the challenger gave up
  • verb withdraw from established society, especially because of disillusion with conventional values
    • She hasn't heard from her brother in years--he dropped out after moving to California

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pit

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    cavity.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    fossa.

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check

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    cheque; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    assay.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress

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subversive_activity

  • noun the act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted government
    subversion.

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stop_over

  • verb interrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight
    lay over.
    • We had to stop over in Venezuela on our flight back from Brazil
  • verb interrupt a trip
    stop.
    • we stopped at Aunt Mary's house
    • they stopped for three days in Florence

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self-destruction

  • noun the act of killing yourself
    self-annihilation; suicide.
    • it is a crime to commit suicide
  • noun the act of destroying yourself
    • his insistence was pure self-destruction

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sharia

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; Islamic law; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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inactivation

  • noun the process of rendering inactive
    • the gene inactivation system
    • thermal inactivation of serum samples
  • noun breaking up a military unit (by transfers or discharges)
    deactivation.

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malicious

  • adjective having the nature of or resulting from malice
    • malicious gossip
    • took malicious pleasure in...watching me wince"- Rudyard Kipling

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beheading

  • noun execution by cutting off the victim's head
    decapitation.
  • noun killing by cutting off the head
    decapitation.

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war_machine

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

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plant_closing

  • noun act of shutting down operation of a plant

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tie

  • noun neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
    necktie.
    • he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie
    • he wore a vest and tie
  • noun a social or business relationship
    affiliation; tie-up; association.
    • a valuable financial affiliation
    • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
    • many close associations with England

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conclusion

  • noun a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
    decision; determination.
    • a decision unfavorable to the opposition
    • his conclusion took the evidence into account
    • satisfied with the panel's determination
  • noun an intuitive assumption
    • jump to a conclusion

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draw

  • noun a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  • noun an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    attraction; drawing card; attracter; attractor.
    • he was the biggest drawing card they had

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scrub

  • noun dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
    bush; chaparral.
  • noun the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
    scouring; scrubbing.

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separate

  • noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    offprint; reprint.
  • noun a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

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lengthiness

  • noun amount or degree or range to which something extends
    prolongation; extension.
    • the wire has an extension of 50 feet
  • noun the consequence of being lengthened in duration
    continuation; protraction; prolongation.

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stay

  • noun continuing or remaining in a place or state
    • they had a nice stay in Paris
    • a lengthy hospital stay
    • a four-month stay in bankruptcy court
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; hitch; arrest; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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journey

  • noun the act of traveling from one place to another
    journeying.
  • verb undertake a journey or trip
    travel.

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variable

  • noun something that is likely to vary; something that is subject to variation
    • the weather is one variable to be considered
  • noun a quantity that can assume any of a set of values
    variable quantity.

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discharge

  • noun the sudden giving off of energy
  • noun the act of venting
    venting.

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canon_law

  • noun the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
    ecclesiastical law.

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call_it_quits

  • verb stop doing what one is doing
    call it a day.
    • At midnight, the student decided to call it quits and closed his books

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land

  • noun the land on which real estate is located
    • he built the house on land leased from the city
  • noun material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
    soil; ground.
    • the land had never been plowed
    • good agricultural soil

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hold_over

  • verb intimidate somebody (with a threat)
    • She was holding it over him
  • verb hold over goods to be sold for the next season
    carry over.

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cunctator

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

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remit

  • noun the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with
    • they set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life
  • noun (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
    remitment; remission.

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section_eight

  • noun a soldier who received a Section Eight discharge as unfit for military service
  • noun a discharge from the US Army based on unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable

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mass

  • noun the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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razing

  • noun the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled
    wrecking.
  • noun complete destruction of a building
    tearing down; demolishing; leveling.

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retardation

  • noun a decrease in rate of change
    deceleration; slowing.
    • the deceleration of the arms race
  • noun the extent to which something is delayed or held back

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spoliation

  • noun (law) the intentional destruction of a document or an alteration of it that destroys its value as evidence
  • noun the act of stripping and taking by force
    despoliation; spoilation; spoil; despoilation; despoilment.

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go_off

  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    abscond; make off; absquatulate; decamp; bolt; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe
  • verb be discharged or activated
    • the explosive devices went off

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dismission

  • noun official notice that you have been fired from your job
    pink slip; dismissal.
  • noun the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
    sacking; dismissal; firing; sack; liberation; release; discharge.

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precedent

  • noun an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
    case in point.
  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    common law; case law.

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waiver

  • noun a formal written statement of relinquishment
    release; discharge.

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pull_up

  • verb come to a halt after driving somewhere
    draw up; haul up.
    • The Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn
    • The chauffeur hauled up in front of us
  • verb straighten oneself
    draw up; straighten up.
    • He drew himself up when he talked to his superior

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