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henrik_ibsen

  • noun realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)
    Henrik Johan Ibsen; Ibsen.

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j._m._synge

  • noun Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)
    John Millington Synge; Edmund John Millington Synge; Synge.

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tongue-in-cheek

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    facetious; bantering.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice
  • adverb in a bantering fashion
    banteringly.
    • he spoke to her banteringly

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magnetic

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

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desirable

  • adjective worth having or seeking or achieving
    • a desirable job
    • computer with many desirable features
    • a desirable outcome
  • adjective satellite worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
    suitable; worthy.
    • the parents found the girl suitable for their son

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harley_granville-barker

  • noun English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
    Granville-Barker.

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william_shakespeare

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    Bard of Avon; William Shakspere; Shakspere; Shakespeare.

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john_webster

  • noun English playwright (1580-1625)
    Webster.

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thomas_decker

  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Dekker; Decker; Thomas Dekker.

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thomas_kyd

  • noun English dramatist (1558-1594)
    Kid; Thomas Kid; Kyd.

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pleasing

  • noun the act of one who pleases
  • verb give pleasure to or be pleasing to
    delight; please.
    • These colors please the senses
    • a pleasing sensation

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showy

  • adjective satellite marked by ostentation but often tasteless
    splashy; flamboyant.
    • a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet
    • a splashy half-page ad
  • adjective satellite displaying brilliance and virtuosity

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lure

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

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song

  • noun a short musical composition with words
    vocal.
    • a successful musical must have at least three good songs
  • noun a distinctive or characteristic sound
    • the song of bullets was in the air
    • the song of the wind
    • the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead

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tempter

  • noun a person who tempts others
    • Satan is the great tempter of mankind

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facetious

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    bantering; tongue-in-cheek.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice

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johann_wolfgang_von_goethe

  • noun German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832)
    Goethe.

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tantalizing

  • adjective satellite arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach
    tantalising.
    • a tantalizing taste of success
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; tantalize; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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jean_genet

  • noun French writer of novels and dramas for the theater of the absurd (1910-1986)
    Genet.

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fab

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing
    fabulous.
    • a fabulous vacation

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screaming

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screech; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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elated

  • adjective exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
    • the elated winner
    • felt elated and excited
  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    intoxicate; uplift; elate; pick up; lift up.
    • Music can uplift your spirits

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congreve

  • noun English playwright remembered for his comedies (1670-1729)
    William Congreve.

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hellman

  • noun United States playwright; her plays were often indictments of injustice (1905-1984)
    Lillian Hellman.

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impressive

  • adjective making a strong or vivid impression
    • an impressive ceremony
  • adjective satellite producing a strong effect
    telling.
    • gave an impressive performance as Othello
    • a telling gesture

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beaumont

  • noun United States surgeon remembered for his studies of digestion (1785-1853)
    William Beaumont.
  • noun English dramatist who collaborated with John Fletcher (1584-1616)
    Francis Beaumont.

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kyd

  • noun English dramatist (1558-1594)
    Thomas Kyd; Kid; Thomas Kid.

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magnet

  • noun (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
  • noun a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
    attraction; attractive feature; attracter; attractor.
    • flowers are an attractor for bees

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enrapture

  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enchant; transport.

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o'casey

  • noun Irish playwright (1880-1964)
    Sean O'Casey.

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favour

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

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enthrallment

  • noun a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
    enchantment; fascination; captivation.

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pretend

  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    make-believe.
    • it was just pretend
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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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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christian_friedrich_hebbel

  • noun German dramatist (1813-1863)
    Friedrich Hebbel; Hebbel.

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splendiferous

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendid; glorious; resplendent.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity

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past

  • noun the time that has elapsed
    past times; yesteryear.
    • forget the past
  • noun a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
    • reporters dug into the candidate's past

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abstracter

  • noun one who makes abstracts or summarizes information
    abstractor.
  • adjective existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
    abstract.
    • abstract words like `truth' and `justice'

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fabulous

  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing
    fab.
    • a fabulous vacation
  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; mythical; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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shakespeare

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    Bard of Avon; William Shakspere; Shakspere; William Shakespeare.

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attention-getting

  • adjective satellite seizing the attention
    eye-catching.
    • eye-catching posters
  • adjective satellite likely to attract attention
    catchy.
    • a catchy title for a movie

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rice

  • noun grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
  • noun annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper

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thornton_niven_wilder

  • noun United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)
    Thornton Wilder; Wilder.

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enticing

  • adjective satellite highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
    alluring; beguiling; tempting.
    • an alluring prospect
    • her alluring smile
    • the voice was low and beguiling
    • difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement
    • a tempting invitation
  • verb provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
    lure; entice; tempt.
    • He lured me into temptation

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garcia_lorca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist who was shot dead by Franco's soldiers soon after the start of the Spanish Civil War (1898-1936)
    Lorca; Frederico Garcia Lorca.

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williams

  • noun United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
    Hiram Williams; Hiram King Williams; Hank Williams.
  • noun English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)
    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams; Sir Bernard Williams.

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leading_astray

  • noun the act of enticing others into sinful ways
    leading off.

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jocular

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; joking; jocose.
  • adverb with humor
    jocosely.
    • they tried to deal with this painful subject jocularly

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appealingness

  • noun attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    appeal; charm.
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her

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low_comedy

  • noun a comedy characterized by slapstick and burlesque

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wilder

  • noun United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)
    Thornton Wilder; Thornton Niven Wilder.
  • noun United States filmmaker (born in Austria) whose dark humor infused many of the films he made (1906-2002)
    Billy Wilder; Samuel Wilder.

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appeal

  • noun earnest or urgent request
    entreaty; prayer.
    • an entreaty to stop the fighting
    • an appeal for help
    • an appeal to the public to keep calm
  • noun attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    charm; appealingness.
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her

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haggard

  • noun British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
    Sir Henry Rider Haggard; Rider Haggard.
  • adjective satellite showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
    careworn; raddled; worn; drawn.
    • looking careworn as she bent over her mending
    • her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness
    • that raddled but still noble face
    • shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens

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coward

  • noun a person who shows fear or timidity
  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Noel Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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jean_anouilh

  • noun French dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987)
    Anouilh.

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dramatise

  • verb put into dramatic form
    dramatize; adopt.
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
  • verb represent something in a dramatic manner
    dramatize.
    • These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

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magnetism

  • noun attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force
    magnetic attraction; magnetic force.
  • noun the branch of science that studies magnetism
    magnetics.

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witch

  • noun a female sorcerer or magician
    enchantress.
  • noun a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil

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magnetise

  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks
  • verb make magnetic
    magnetize.
    • The strong magnet magnetized the iron shavings

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personable

  • adjective satellite (of persons) pleasant in appearance and personality

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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robert_emmet_sherwood

  • noun United States playwright (1896-1955)
    Sherwood.

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ravish

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

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piquant

  • adjective satellite having an agreeably pungent taste
    savory; savoury; spicy; zesty.
  • adjective satellite engagingly stimulating or provocative
    salty.
    • a piquant wit
    • salty language

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hardy

  • noun United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
    Oliver Hardy.
  • noun English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
    Thomas Hardy.

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gleeful

  • adjective satellite full of high-spirited delight
    elated; jubilant; joyful.
    • a joyful heart

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suitable

  • adjective satellite meant or adapted for an occasion or use
    suited.
    • a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty
    • not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy
  • adjective satellite worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
    desirable; worthy.
    • the parents found the girl suitable for their son

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intrigue

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

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attractor

  • noun an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    attraction; draw; drawing card; attracter.
    • he was the biggest drawing card they had
  • noun (physics) a point in the ideal multidimensional phase space that is used to describe a system toward which the system tends to evolve regardless of the starting conditions of the system
    attracter.

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humour

  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; temper; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor
  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humor.

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temptingness

  • noun the power to entice or attract through personal charm
    allurement; allure.

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ironical

  • adjective satellite characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
    ironic.
    • madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    • it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely
  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; wry.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit

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beckon

  • verb signal with the hands or nod
    wave.
    • She waved to her friends
    • He waved his hand hospitably
  • verb appear inviting
    • The shop window decorations beckoned

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hypersensitised

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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sympathetic

  • adjective of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system
    • sympathetic neurons
    • sympathetic stimulation
  • adjective expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward
    • sympathetic to the students' cause
    • a sympathetic observer
    • a sympathetic gesture

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william_butler_yeats

  • noun Irish poet and dramatist (1865-1939)
    W. B. Yeats; Yeats.

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john_dryden

  • noun the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)
    Dryden.

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catchy

  • adjective satellite having concealed difficulty
    tricky.
    • a catchy question
    • a tricky recipe to follow
  • adjective satellite likely to attract attention
    attention-getting.
    • a catchy title for a movie

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captivate

  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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john_osborne

  • noun English playwright (1929-1994)
    John James Osborne; Osborne.

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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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gorgeous

  • adjective satellite dazzlingly beautiful
    • a gorgeous Victorian gown

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nonresistant

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
    nonimmune; unresistant; liable.
    • liable to diabetes
  • adjective satellite offering no resistance

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swagger

  • noun an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    swaggie; swagman.
  • noun a proud stiff pompous gait
    prance; strut.

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ravishing

  • adjective satellite stunningly beautiful
    • a ravishing blonde
  • verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
    violate; ravish; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night

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persuasive

  • adjective intended or having the power to induce action or belief
    • persuasive eloquence
    • a most persuasive speaker
    • a persuasive argument

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possession

  • noun the act of having and controlling property
    ownership.
  • noun anything owned or possessed

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entrance

  • noun something that provides access (to get in or get out)
    entryway; entree; entranceway; entry.
    • they waited at the entrance to the garden
    • beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral
  • noun a movement into or inward
    entering.

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chekhov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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seneca

  • noun Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
  • noun a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living in New York State south of Lake Ontario

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mesmerize

  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks
  • verb induce hypnosis in
    hypnotize; mesmerise; hypnotise.

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pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin Pitt; George Dibdin-Pitt; George Pitt.
  • noun English statesman and son of Pitt the Elder (1759-1806)
    Pitt the Younger; Second Earl of Chatham; William Pitt.

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charming

  • adjective satellite pleasing or delighting
    • endowed with charming manners
    • a charming little cottage
    • a charming personality
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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seriocomedy

  • noun a comedy with serious elements or overtones
    tragicomedy.

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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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cunning

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness.
  • noun crafty artfulness (especially in deception)

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fictile

  • adjective of or relating to the craft of pottery
    • the fictile art
    • fictile ware
  • adjective satellite susceptible to being led or directed
    pliable.
    • fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda

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overdramatize

  • verb present in an overly dramatic manner
    overdramatise.
    • She is overdramatizing her child's failure in the physics class

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farce_comedy

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    travesty; farce.

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melodrama

  • noun an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than characterization

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gilbertian

  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of the style of William S. Gilbert
    • Gilbertian libretti
  • adjective satellite wildly comic and improbable as in Gilbert and Sullivan operas
    • a Gilbertian world people with foundlings and changelings"- T.C.Worsley

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william_wycherley

  • noun English playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)
    Wycherley.

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beautiful

  • adjective delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration
    • a beautiful child
    • beautiful country
    • a beautiful painting
    • a beautiful theory
    • a beautiful party
  • adjective satellite (of weather) highly enjoyable
    • what a beautiful day

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aeschylean

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Aeschylus

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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glamourous

  • adjective satellite having an air of allure, romance and excitement
    glamorous.
    • glamorous movie stars

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attract

  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; pull in; draw in; draw.
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
  • verb be attractive to
    appeal.
    • The idea of a vacation appeals to me
    • The beautiful garden attracted many people

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tennessee_williams

  • noun United States playwright (1911-1983)
    Williams; Thomas Lanier Williams.

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siren

  • noun a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
    temptress; Delilah; enchantress; femme fatale.
  • noun a sea nymph (part woman and part bird) supposed to lure sailors to destruction on the rocks where the nymphs lived
    • Odysseus ordered his crew to plug their ears so they would not hear the Siren's fatal song

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farce

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    travesty; farce comedy.
  • noun mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
    forcemeat.

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picturesque

  • adjective satellite suggesting or suitable for a picture; pretty as a picture
    • a picturesque village
  • adjective satellite strikingly expressive
    • a picturesque description of the rainforest

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andre_paul_guillaume_gide

  • noun French author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951)
    Andre Gide; Gide.

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feature

  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    characteristic.
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
  • noun the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
    lineament.
    • an expression of pleasure crossed his features
    • his lineaments were very regular

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mesmeric

  • adjective satellite attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
    spellbinding; mesmerizing; hypnotic.
    • read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice
    • she had a warm mesmeric charm
    • the sheer force of his presence was mesmerizing
    • a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome

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animal

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; fauna; creature.
  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; sensual.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

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waggish

  • adjective satellite witty or joking
    • Muskrat Castle as the house has been facetiously named by some waggish officer"- James Fenimore Cooper

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closet_drama

  • noun drama more suitable for reading that for performing

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comedy

  • noun light and humorous drama with a happy ending
  • noun a comic incident or series of incidents
    funniness; drollery; clowning.

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henrik_johan_ibsen

  • noun realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)
    Ibsen; Henrik Ibsen.

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supersensitized

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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capture

  • noun the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
    seizure; gaining control.
  • noun a process whereby a star or planet holds an object in its gravitational field

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rattigan

  • noun British playwright (1911-1977)
    Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan; Terence Rattigan.

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sir_terence_mervyn_rattigan

  • noun British playwright (1911-1977)
    Terence Rattigan; Rattigan.

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tragedy

  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    calamity; cataclysm; catastrophe; disaster.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster
  • noun drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity

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albee

  • noun United States dramatist (1928-)
    Edward Albee; Edward Franklin Albeen.

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bertolt_brecht

  • noun German dramatist and poet who developed a style of epic theater (1898-1956)
    Brecht.

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lucius_annaeus_seneca

  • noun Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
    Seneca.

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grow

  • verb pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
    turn.
    • The weather turned nasty
    • She grew angry
  • verb become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain
    • The problem grew too large for me
    • Her business grew fast

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risible

  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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marlowe

  • noun English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593)
    Christopher Marlowe.
  • noun tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
    Philip Marlowe.

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purchase

  • noun the acquisition of something for payment
    • they closed the purchase with a handshake
  • noun something acquired by purchase

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lope_felix_de_vega_carpio

  • noun prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
    Lope de Vega; Vega.

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splendid

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendiferous; glorious; resplendent.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity
  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; first-class; excellent.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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hypnotic

  • noun a drug that induces sleep
    soporific.
  • adjective of or relating to hypnosis

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john_marstan

  • noun English playwright (1575-1634)
    Marstan.

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marvin_neil_simon

  • noun United States playwright noted for light comedies (born in 1927)
    Simon; Neil Simon.

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pulchritudinous

  • adjective satellite used of persons only; having great physical beauty
    • pulchritudinous movie stars

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anouilh

  • noun French dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987)
    Jean Anouilh.

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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dramatic_event

  • noun an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional
    drama.

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cute

  • adjective satellite attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness
    cunning.
    • a cute kid with pigtails
    • a cute little apartment
    • cunning kittens
    • a cunning baby
  • adjective satellite obviously contrived to charm
    precious.
    • an insufferably precious performance
    • a child with intolerably cute mannerisms

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transfix

  • verb to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    grip; spellbind; fascinate.
    • The snake charmer fascinates the cobra
  • verb pierce with a sharp stake or point
    impale; spike; empale.
    • impale a shrimp on a skewer

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inge

  • noun English prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860-1954)
    Gloomy Dean; William Ralph Inge.
  • noun United States playwright (1913-1973)
    William Inge.

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bewitching

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    captivating; fascinating; entrancing; enthralling; enchanting.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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beguile

  • verb influence by slyness
    juggle; hoodwink.
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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predisposed

  • adjective satellite made susceptible
    • because of conditions in the mine, miners are predisposed to lung disease
  • verb make susceptible
    predispose.
    • This illness predisposes you to gain weight

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james_matthew_barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    J. M. Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; James Barrie; Barrie.

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white

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.
  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.

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pull_in

  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; draw in; attract; draw.
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
  • verb earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    earn; bring in; clear; take in; gain; realise; realize; make.
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
    • She earns a lot in her new job
    • this merger brought in lots of money
    • He clears $5,000 each month

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t._s._eliot

  • noun British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)
    Thomas Stearns Eliot; Eliot.

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smoothie

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothy; sweet talker; charmer.
  • noun a thick smooth drink consisting of fresh fruit pureed with ice cream or yoghurt or milk

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george_bernard_shaw

  • noun British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
    G. B. Shaw; Shaw.

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comic

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comedian.
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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likeability

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winning

  • noun succeeding with great difficulty
    • winning is not everything
  • verb be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious
    win.
    • He won the Gold Medal in skating
    • Our home team won
    • Win the game

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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attraction

  • noun the force by which one object attracts another
    attractive force.
  • noun an entertainment that is offered to the public

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buffoonish

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    clownish; zany; clownlike.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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sensitized

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen
  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilise; sensibilize; sensitize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

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admirable

  • adjective satellite deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
    • an estimable young professor
    • trains ran with admirable precision
    • his taste was impeccable, his health admirable
  • adjective satellite inspiring admiration or approval
    • among her many admirable qualities are generosity and graciousness

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carlo_goldoni

  • noun prolific Italian dramatist (1707-1793)
    Goldoni.

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havel

  • noun Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936)
    Vaclav Havel.

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thornton_wilder

  • noun United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)
    Thornton Niven Wilder; Wilder.

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good

  • noun benefit
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  • noun moral excellence or admirableness
    goodness.
    • there is much good to be found in people

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amenable

  • adjective satellite disposed or willing to comply
    conformable.
    • someone amenable to persuasion
  • adjective satellite readily reacting to suggestions and influences
    tractable.
    • a responsive student

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hale

  • verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
    coerce; force; squeeze; pressure.
    • He squeezed her for information
  • noun a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
    Nathan Hale.

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webster

  • noun English playwright (1580-1625)
    John Webster.
  • noun United States politician and orator (1782-1817)
    Daniel Webster.

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enamor

  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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mesmerizing

  • adjective satellite attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
    spellbinding; mesmeric; hypnotic.
    • read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice
    • she had a warm mesmeric charm
    • the sheer force of his presence was mesmerizing
    • a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

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stopper

  • noun an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
    showstopper; show-stopper.
  • noun a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
    conversation stopper.

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goethean

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Goethe
    Goethian.

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imprisoned

  • adjective satellite being in captivity
    confined; captive; jailed.
  • verb lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    incarcerate; jug; remand; lag; immure; gaol; jail; put away; imprison; put behind bars.
    • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
    • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life

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scenic

  • adjective satellite used of locations; having beautiful natural scenery
    • scenic drives
  • adjective of or relating to the stage or stage scenery
    • scenic design

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eugene_gladstone_o'neill

  • noun United States playwright (1888-1953)
    O'Neill; Eugene O'Neill.

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mirthful

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; jolly; jovial; merry.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
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travelog

  • noun a film or illustrated lecture on traveling
    travelogue.

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clifford_odets

  • noun United States playwright (1906-1963)
    Odets.

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delightful

  • adjective satellite greatly pleasing or entertaining
    delicious.
    • a delightful surprise
    • the comedy was delightful
    • a delicious joke

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calderon

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)
    Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Calderon de la Barca.

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eliot

  • noun British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)
    T. S. Eliot; Thomas Stearns Eliot.
  • noun British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880)
    George Eliot; Mary Ann Evans.

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exquisite

  • adjective satellite intense or sharp
    keen.
    • suffered exquisite pain
    • felt exquisite pleasure
  • adjective satellite lavishly elegant and refined
    recherche.

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fine-looking

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    well-favoured; better-looking; well-favored; good-looking; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

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winsome

  • adjective satellite charming in a childlike or naive way

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engaging

  • adjective satellite attracting or delighting
    piquant.
    • an engaging frankness
    • a piquant face with large appealing eyes
  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    pursue; prosecute; engage.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion

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george_dibdin_pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin-Pitt; George Pitt; Pitt.

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tragicomic

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedy
    • a playwright specializing in tragicomic drama
  • adjective satellite manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
    tragicomical.
    • the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman

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sexual

  • adjective of or relating to or characterized by sexuality
    • sexual orientation
    • sexual distinctions
  • adjective having or involving sex
    • sexual reproduction
    • sexual spores

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event

  • noun something that happens at a given place and time
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    case.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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more

  • noun English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
    Sir Thomas More; Thomas More.
  • adjective (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
    more than.
    • more land
    • more support
    • more rain fell
    • more than a gallon

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sitcom

  • noun a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life
    situation comedy.
  • noun a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life
    situation comedy.

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shakespearian

  • noun a Shakespearean scholar
    Shakespearean.
  • adjective of or relating to William Shakespeare or his works
    Shakespearean.
    • Shakespearean plays

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attracter

  • noun an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    attraction; draw; drawing card; attractor.
    • he was the biggest drawing card they had
  • noun (physics) a point in the ideal multidimensional phase space that is used to describe a system toward which the system tends to evolve regardless of the starting conditions of the system
    attractor.

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dekker

  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Decker; Thomas Decker; Thomas Dekker.

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pretty-pretty

  • adjective satellite ostentatiously or inappropriately pretty

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jean_giraudoux

  • noun French novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944)
    Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux; Giraudoux.

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astray

  • adverb away from the right path or direction
    • he was led astray
  • adverb far from the intended target
    wide.
    • the arrow went wide of the mark
    • a bullet went astray and killed a bystander

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jolly

  • noun a happy party
  • noun a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
    jolly boat.

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looking

  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking at; look.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him
  • noun the act of searching visually
    looking for.

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acting

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    performing; playacting; playing.
  • verb perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    move; act.
    • think before you act
    • We must move quickly
    • The governor should act on the new energy bill
    • The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

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mate

  • noun the officer below the master on a commercial ship
    first mate.
  • noun a fellow member of a team
    teammate.
    • it was his first start against his former teammates

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augustin_eugene_scribe

  • noun French playwright (1791-1861)
    Scribe.

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hilarious

  • adjective satellite marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    screaming; uproarious.
    • hilarious broad comedy
    • a screaming farce
    • uproarious stories

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beguilement

  • noun magnetic personal charm
    bewitchery; animal magnetism.
  • noun an entertainment that provokes pleased interest and distracts you from worries and vexations
    distraction.

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luigi_pirandello

  • noun Italian novelist and playwright (1867-1936)
    Pirandello.

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showstopper

  • noun an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
    stopper; show-stopper.
  • noun something that is strikingly attractive or has great popular appeal
    show-stopper.
    • she has a show-stopper of a smile
    • the brilliant orange flowers against the green foliage were a showstopper

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bully

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; ruffian; tough; roughneck; hooligan; rowdy; yob; yobbo.
  • noun a hired thug

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favored

  • adjective satellite preferred above all others and treated with partiality
    preferent; pet; favorite; preferred; favourite; best-loved.
    • the favored child
  • verb promote over another
    favor; prefer; favour.
    • he favors his second daughter

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upon

On; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable. "Upon an hill of flowers." Chaucer.
Our host upon his stirrups stood anon. Chaucer.
Thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar. Ex. xxix. 21.
The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. Judg. xvi. 9.
As I did stand my watch upon the hill. Shak.
He made a great difference between people that did rebel upon wantonness, and them that did rebel upon want. Bacon.
This advantage we lost upon the invention of firearms. Addison.
Upon the whole, it will be necessary to avoid that perpetual repetition of the same epithets which we find in Homer. Pope.
He had abandoned the frontiers, retiring upon Glasgow. Sir. W. Scott.
Philip swore upon the Evangelists to abstain from aggression in my absence. Landor.
Upon conveys a more distinct notion that on carries with it of something that literally or metaphorically bears or supports. It is less employed than it used to be, on having for the most part taken its place. Some expressions formed with it belong only to old style; as, upon pity they were taken away; that is, in consequence of pity: upon the rate of thirty thousand; that is, amounting to the rate: to die upon the hand; that is, by means of the hand: he had a garment upon; that is, upon himself: the time is coming fast upon; that is, upon the present time. By the omission of its object, upon acquires an adverbial sense, as in the last two examples.

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ravishment

  • noun a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment
    entrancement.
  • noun the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will
    violation; assault; rape.

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clownlike

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    clownish; zany; buffoonish.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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heartbreaker

  • noun a charming person who is irresponsible in emotional relationships
  • noun a narrow defeat or a defeat at the last minute

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tempt

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

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entrancing

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    captivating; fascinating; bewitching; enthralling; enchanting.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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laughable

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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jubilant

  • adjective satellite joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
    triumphal; rejoicing; prideful; triumphant; exulting; exultant.
    • rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day
    • a triumphal success
    • a triumphant shout
  • adjective satellite full of high-spirited delight
    elated; joyful; gleeful.
    • a joyful heart

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decker

  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Dekker; Thomas Decker; Thomas Dekker.
  • noun (often used in combinations) something constructed with multiple levels
    • they rode in a double-decker bus

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aristophanes

  • noun an ancient Greek dramatist remembered for his comedies (448-380 BC)

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stoppard

  • noun British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937)
    Thomas Straussler; Sir Tom Stoppard; Tom Stoppard.

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samuel_beckett

  • noun a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)
    Beckett.

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dishy

  • adjective satellite (informal British) sexually attractive
    • a dishy blonde

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middleton

  • noun English playwright and pamphleteer (1570-1627)
    Thomas Middleton.

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cyrano_de_bergerac

  • noun a French soldier and dramatist remembered chiefly for fighting many duels (often over the size of his nose); was immortalized in 1897 in a play by Edmond Rostand (1619-1655)
    Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac.

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tempting

  • adjective satellite highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
    alluring; beguiling; enticing.
    • an alluring prospect
    • her alluring smile
    • the voice was low and beguiling
    • difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement
    • a tempting invitation
  • verb dispose or incline or entice to
    allure; tempt.
    • We were tempted by the delicious-looking food

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corrupting

  • adjective satellite seducing into corrupt practices
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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strindberg

  • noun Swedish dramatist and novelist (1849-1912)
    Johan August Strindberg; August Strindberg.

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commedia

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lillian_hellman

  • noun United States playwright; her plays were often indictments of injustice (1905-1984)
    Hellman.

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striking

  • noun the physical coming together of two or more things
    impinging; contact.
    • contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; hit.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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anton_chekov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Chekhov; Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Chekov.

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hugo

  • noun French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885)
    Victor Hugo; Victor-Marie Hugo.

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powerful

  • adjective having great power or force or potency or effect
    • the most powerful government in western Europe
    • his powerful arms
    • a powerful bomb
    • the horse's powerful kick
    • powerful drugs
    • a powerful argument
  • adjective satellite strong enough to knock down or overwhelm
    knock-down.
    • a knock-down blow

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howard_lindsay

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with Russel Crouse on several musicals (1889-1931)
    Lindsay.

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humourous

  • adjective full of or characterized by humor
    humorous.
    • humorous stories
    • humorous cartoons
    • in a humorous vein

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elmer_leopold_rice

  • noun United States playwright (1892-1967)
    Elmer Rice; Rice; Elmer Reizenstein.

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draw_in

  • verb pull inward or towards a center
    retract.
    • The pilot drew in the landing gear
    • The cat retracted his claws
  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; pull in; attract; draw.
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers

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delicious

  • adjective satellite greatly pleasing or entertaining
    delightful.
    • a delightful surprise
    • the comedy was delightful
    • a delicious joke
  • noun variety of sweet eating apples

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capek

  • noun Czech writer who introduced the word `robot' into the English language (1890-1938)
    Karel Capek.

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jean-baptiste_poquelin

  • noun French author of sophisticated comedies (1622-1673)
    Moliere.

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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susceptible

  • adjective (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of
    • susceptible to colds
    • susceptible of proof
  • adjective satellite easily impressed emotionally

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persuasible

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    suasible; convincible; persuadable.

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perturbation

  • noun an unhappy and worried mental state
    disturbance; upset.
    • there was too much anger and disturbance
    • she didn't realize the upset she caused me
  • noun (physics) a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly

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fascinating

  • adjective satellite capable of arousing and holding the attention
    absorbing; riveting; engrossing; gripping.
    • a fascinating story
  • verb cause to be interested or curious
    intrigue; fascinate.

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commedia_dell'arte

  • noun Italian comedy of the 16th to 18th centuries improvised from standardized situations and stock characters

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pinter

  • noun English dramatist whose plays are characterized by silences and the use of inaction (born in 1930)
    Harold Pinter.

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leading

  • noun thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
    lead.
  • noun the activity of leading
    leadership.
    • his leadership inspired the team

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seduction

  • noun enticing someone astray from right behavior
  • noun an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone
    conquest.

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regulation

  • noun an authoritative rule
    ordinance.
  • noun a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
    rule.
    • it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast
    • short haircuts were the regulation

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situation_comedy

  • noun a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life
    sitcom.
  • noun a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life
    sitcom.

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enthral

  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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karel_capek

  • noun Czech writer who introduced the word `robot' into the English language (1890-1938)
    Capek.

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tragic

  • adjective satellite very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction
    tragical.
    • a tragic face
    • a tragic plight
    • a tragic accident
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy
    • tragic hero

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barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; James Barrie.

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giraudoux

  • noun French novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944)
    Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux; Jean Giraudoux.

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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uproarious

  • adjective satellite uncontrollably noisy
    rackety; rip-roaring.
  • adjective satellite marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    screaming; hilarious.
    • hilarious broad comedy
    • a screaming farce
    • uproarious stories

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enthrall

  • verb hold spellbound
    ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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fugard

  • noun South African playwright whose plays feature the racial tensions in South Africa during apartheid (born in 1932)
    Athol Fugard.

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well-favored

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; well-favoured; better-looking; good-looking; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

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ridiculous

  • adjective satellite inspiring scornful pity
    silly; pathetic.
    • how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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antic

  • noun a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    caper; joke; trick; put-on; prank.
  • verb act as or like a clown
    clown around; clown.

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william_shakspere

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    Bard of Avon; Shakspere; Shakespeare; William Shakespeare.

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george_dibdin-pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin Pitt; George Pitt; Pitt.

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glamorous

  • adjective satellite having an air of allure, romance and excitement
    glamourous.
    • glamorous movie stars

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bewitch

  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

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dinky

  • noun a small locomotive
    dinkey.
  • adjective satellite small and insignificant
    • we stayed in a dinky old hotel

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shepard

  • noun United States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943)
    Sam Shepard.
  • noun astronaut who made the first United States' suborbital rocket-powered flight in 1961 (1923-1998)
    Alan Shepard; Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr..

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sir_james_matthew_barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; James Barrie; Barrie.

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corneille

  • noun French tragic dramatist whose plays treat grand moral themes in elegant verse (1606-1684)
    Pierre Corneille.

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anton_pavlovich_chekhov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Chekhov; Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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photogenic

  • adjective satellite looking attractive in photographs

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invitatory

  • adjective satellite conveying an invitation
    • a brief invitatory note

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appealing

  • adjective able to attract interest or draw favorable attention
    • He added an appealing and memorable figure to popular American mythology"- Vincent Starrett
    • an appealing sense of humor
    • the idea of having enough money to retire at fifty is very appealing
  • verb take a court case to a higher court for review
    appeal.
    • He was found guilty but appealed immediately

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glossy

  • noun a magazine printed on good quality paper
    slick; slick magazine.
  • noun a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper

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entrancement

  • noun a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment
    ravishment.

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blandishment

  • noun flattery intended to persuade
    cajolery; palaver.
  • noun the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery
    wheedling.

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talker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; speaker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims

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jonson

  • noun English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)
    Ben Jonson; Benjamin Jonson.

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dark_comedy

  • noun a comedy characterized by grim or satiric humor; a comedy having gloomy or disturbing elements

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captivation

  • noun the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)
    fascination.
  • noun a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
    enchantment; fascination; enthrallment.

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polemic

  • noun a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
    polemist; polemicist.
  • noun a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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w._b._yeats

  • noun Irish poet and dramatist (1865-1939)
    Yeats; William Butler Yeats.

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sad

  • adjective experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
    • feeling sad because his dog had died
    • Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti
  • adjective satellite of things that make you feel sad
    • sad news
    • she doesn't like sad movies
    • it was a very sad story
    • When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"- Christina Rossetti

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edward_albee

  • noun United States dramatist (1928-)
    Albee; Edward Franklin Albeen.

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regulate

  • verb fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
    modulate.
    • regulate the temperature
    • modulate the pitch
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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richard_brinsley_sheridan

  • noun Irish playwright remembered for his satirical comedies of manners (1751-1816)
    Sheridan.

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pirandello

  • noun Italian novelist and playwright (1867-1936)
    Luigi Pirandello.

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unfree

  • adjective held in servitude
    • he was born of slave parents
  • adjective hampered and not free; not able to act at will

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sir_noel_pierce_coward

  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Coward; Noel Coward.

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arthur_miller

  • noun United States playwright (1915-2005)
    Miller.

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come-on

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

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forester

  • noun English writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966)
    C. S. Forester; Cecil Scott Forester.
  • noun someone trained in forestry
    tree farmer; arboriculturist.

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fascination

  • noun the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)
    captivation.
  • noun a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
    enchantment; enthrallment; captivation.

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victor-marie_hugo

  • noun French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885)
    Victor Hugo; Hugo.

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hale

  • noun a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
    Nathan Hale.
  • noun United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)
    George Ellery Hale.

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frederico_garcia_lorca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist who was shot dead by Franco's soldiers soon after the start of the Spanish Civil War (1898-1936)
    Lorca; Garcia Lorca.

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mamet

  • noun United States playwright (born in 1947)
    David Mamet.

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eugene_ionesco

  • noun French dramatist (born in Romania) who was a leading exponent of the theater of the absurd (1912-1994)
    Ionesco.

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kid

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
    kidskin.
    • kid gloves

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siren_song

  • noun the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous
    siren call.
    • he succumbed to the siren call of the wilderness

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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tourist_attraction

  • noun a characteristic that attracts tourists

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amiable

  • adjective satellite disposed to please
    good-humored; good-humoured.
    • an amiable villain with a cocky sidelong grin"- Hal Hinson
  • adjective satellite diffusing warmth and friendliness
    cordial; affable; genial.
    • an affable smile
    • an amiable gathering
    • cordial relations
    • a cordial greeting
    • a genial host

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menander

  • noun comic dramatist of ancient Greece (342-292 BC)

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attractiveness

  • noun the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts
    attraction.
    • her personality held a strange attraction for him
  • noun sexual allure

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goethian

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Goethe
    Goethean.

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thespian

  • noun a theatrical performer
    player; role player; histrion; actor.
  • adjective of or relating to drama
    • the movie director had thespian cooperation

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calderon_de_la_barca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)
    Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Calderon.

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resplendent

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendiferous; splendid; glorious.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity

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luce

  • noun United States publisher of magazines (1898-1967)
    Henry Robinson Luce; Henry Luce.
  • noun United States playwright and public official (1902-1987)
    Clare Booth Luce.

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vega

  • noun prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
    Lope de Vega; Lope Felix de Vega Carpio.
  • noun the brightest star in the constellation Lyra

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charm

  • noun attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    appeal; appealingness.
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her
  • noun a verbal formula believed to have magical force
    magical spell; magic spell; spell.
    • he whispered a spell as he moved his hands
    • inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese

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pair

  • noun a set of two similar things considered as a unit
    brace.
  • noun two items of the same kind
    twosome; span; distich; couple; duo; twain; yoke; couplet; duet; brace; dyad; duad.

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lindsay

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with Russel Crouse on several musicals (1889-1931)
    Howard Lindsay.
  • noun United States poet who traveled the country trading his poems for room and board (1879-1931)
    Nicholas Vachel Lindsay; Vachel Lindsay.

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anton_pavlovich_chekov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Chekhov; Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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pliable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to being led or directed
    fictile.
    • fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda
  • adjective satellite capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
    ductile; malleable; tensile; pliant; tractile.
    • ductile copper
    • malleable metals such as gold
    • they soaked the leather to made it pliable
    • pliant molten glass
    • made of highly tensile steel alloy

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temptable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to temptation

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adopt

  • verb choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    follow; espouse.
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb take up and practice as one's own
    take over; take up; borrow.

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oscar_wilde

  • noun Irish writer and wit (1854-1900)
    Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde; Wilde.

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wry

  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; ironical.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
  • adjective satellite bent to one side
    • a wry neck

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pretty

  • adjective satellite pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing
    • pretty girl
    • pretty song
    • pretty room
  • adjective satellite (used ironically) unexpectedly bad
    • a pretty mess
    • a pretty kettle of fish

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robinson

  • noun English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)
    Robert Robinson; Sir Robert Robinson.
  • noun United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921-1989)
    Sugar Ray Robinson; Walker Smith; Ray Robinson.

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dramatic_play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway

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euripides

  • noun one of the greatest tragic dramatists of ancient Greece (480-406 BC)

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show

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

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edmond_rostand

  • noun French dramatist and poet whose play immortalized Cyrano de Bergerac (1868-1918)
    Rostand.

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bonnie

  • adjective satellite very pleasing to the eye
    sightly; comely; fair; bonny.
    • my bonny lass
    • there's a bonny bay beyond
    • a comely face
    • young fair maidens

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miguel_de_cervantes_saavedra

  • noun Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)
    Cervantes; Miguel de Cervantes; Cervantes Saavedra.

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shakespearean

  • noun a Shakespearean scholar
    Shakespearian.
  • adjective of or relating to William Shakespeare or his works
    Shakespearian.
    • Shakespearean plays

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victor_hugo

  • noun French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885)
    Victor-Marie Hugo; Hugo.

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thomas_dekker

  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Dekker; Decker; Thomas Decker.

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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sophocles

  • noun one of the great tragedians of ancient Greece (496-406 BC)

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seriocomical

  • adjective satellite mixing the serious with the comic with comic predominating
    seriocomic.
    • a seriocomic novel

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bernd_heinrich_wilhelm_von_kleist

  • noun German dramatist whose works concern people torn between reason and emotion (1777-1811)
    Kleist; Heinrich von Kleist.

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dramatize

  • verb put into dramatic form
    adopt; dramatise.
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
  • verb represent something in a dramatic manner
    dramatise.
    • These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

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sensitised

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen
  • verb cause to sense; make sensitive
    sensitise; sensitize.
    • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
    • My tongue became sensitized to good wine

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coaxing

  • noun flattery designed to gain favor
    blarney; soft soap; sweet talk.
  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; coax; inveigle; cajole; sweet-talk; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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beauteous

  • adjective satellite (poetic )beautiful, especially to the sight

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mortmain

  • noun real property held inalienably (as by an ecclesiastical corporation)
    dead hand.
  • noun the oppressive influence of past events or decisions
    dead hand of the past; dead hand.

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hebbel

  • noun German dramatist (1813-1863)
    Friedrich Hebbel; Christian Friedrich Hebbel.

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jailed

  • adjective satellite being in captivity
    confined; captive; imprisoned.
  • verb lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    incarcerate; jug; remand; lag; immure; gaol; jail; put away; imprison; put behind bars.
    • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
    • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life

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well-favoured

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; better-looking; well-favored; good-looking; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

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thomas_kid

  • noun English dramatist (1558-1594)
    Thomas Kyd; Kid; Kyd.

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kleist

  • noun German dramatist whose works concern people torn between reason and emotion (1777-1811)
    Heinrich von Kleist; Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist.

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terence

  • noun dramatist of ancient Rome (born in Greece) whose comedies were based on works by Menander (190?-159 BC)
    Publius Terentius Afer.

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dryden

  • noun the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)
    John Dryden.

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gide

  • noun French author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951)
    Andre Gide; Andre Paul Guillaume Gide.

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black_comedy

  • noun comedy that uses black humor

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elmer_reizenstein

  • noun United States playwright (1892-1967)
    Elmer Rice; Rice; Elmer Leopold Rice.

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odets

  • noun United States playwright (1906-1963)
    Clifford Odets.

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shaping

  • noun any process serving to define the shape of something
    defining.
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    formation.

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brecht

  • noun German dramatist and poet who developed a style of epic theater (1898-1956)
    Bertolt Brecht.

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tantalising

  • adjective satellite arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable or mockingly out of reach
    tantalizing.
    • a tantalizing taste of success
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; tantalize; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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goethe

  • noun German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832)
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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liable

  • adjective satellite at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
    apt.
    • he is apt to lose
    • she is liable to forget
  • adjective satellite subject to legal action
    • liable to criminal charges

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cervantes_saavedra

  • noun Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)
    Cervantes; Miguel de Cervantes; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

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enchant

  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; transport.
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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travesty

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    farce; farce comedy.
  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.

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potent

  • adjective satellite having great influence
    powerful.
  • adjective satellite having or wielding force or authority
    strong.
    • providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons

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anderson

  • noun United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)
    Sherwood Anderson.
  • noun United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-)
    Philip Warren Anderson; Philip Anderson; Phil Anderson.

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allure

  • noun the power to entice or attract through personal charm
    allurement; temptingness.
  • verb dispose or incline or entice to
    tempt.
    • We were tempted by the delicious-looking food

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oscar_fingal_o'flahertie_wills_wilde

  • noun Irish writer and wit (1854-1900)
    Wilde; Oscar Wilde.

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edward_franklin_albeen

  • noun United States dramatist (1928-)
    Albee; Edward Albee.

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subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

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noel_coward

  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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tragicomical

  • adjective satellite manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
    tragicomic.
    • the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman
  • adjective satellite having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristics
    tragicomic.
    • her life...presented itself to me as a tragicomical adventure"--Joseph Conrad

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closet

  • noun a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
    cupboard.
  • noun a toilet in Britain
    W.C.; water closet; loo.

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temptation

  • noun something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
    enticement.
  • noun the desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid
    • he felt the temptation and his will power weakened

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enamour

  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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jocose

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; jocular; joking.

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james_barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; Barrie.

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osborne

  • noun English playwright (1929-1994)
    John James Osborne; John Osborne.

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likeworthy

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routine

  • noun an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
    modus operandi.
  • noun a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
    turn; bit; number; act.
    • he did his act three times every evening
    • she had a catchy little routine
    • it was one of the best numbers he ever did

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animal_magnetism

  • noun magnetic personal charm
    bewitchery; beguilement.

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fletcher

  • noun prolific English dramatist who collaborated with Francis Beaumont and many other dramatists (1579-1625)
    John Fletcher.

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smoothy

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothie; sweet talker; charmer.

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determinative

  • noun one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
    determiner.
  • noun a determining or causal element or factor
    causal factor; determinant; determiner; determining factor.
    • education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life

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enticement

  • noun something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
    temptation.
  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    come-on; lure.

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attention

  • noun the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
    attending.
  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; care.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention

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seductive

  • adjective tending to entice into a desired action or state

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harold_pinter

  • noun English dramatist whose plays are characterized by silences and the use of inaction (born in 1930)
    Pinter.

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dramatization

  • noun conversion into dramatic form
    dramatisation.
    • the play was a dramatization of a short story
  • noun a dramatic representation
    dramatisation.

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good-looking

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; well-favoured; better-looking; well-favored; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

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merry

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; mirthful; jolly; jovial.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh
  • adjective satellite offering fun and gaiety
    festal; gay; festive.
    • a festive (or festal) occasion
    • gay and exciting night life
    • a merry evening

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sartre

  • noun French writer and existentialist philosopher (1905-1980)
    Jean-Paul Sartre.

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enthralling

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    captivating; fascinating; bewitching; entrancing; enchanting.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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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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come

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; ejaculate; seminal fluid; seed; cum.
  • verb move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    come up.
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room

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hammy

  • adjective satellite affectedly dramatic; overacted

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farcical

  • adjective satellite broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
    ridiculous; ludicrous.
    • the wild farcical exuberance of a clown
    • ludicrous green hair

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tractable

  • adjective easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
    manipulable.
    • tractable young minds
    • the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
  • adjective satellite readily reacting to suggestions and influences
    amenable.
    • a responsive student

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influential

  • adjective having or exercising influence or power
    • an influential newspaper
    • influential leadership for peace

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taking

  • noun the act of someone who picks up or takes something
    pickings.
    • the pickings were easy
    • clothing could be had for the taking
  • verb carry out
    take.
    • take action
    • take steps
    • take vengeance

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sightly

  • adjective satellite very pleasing to the eye
    comely; bonnie; fair; bonny.
    • my bonny lass
    • there's a bonny bay beyond
    • a comely face
    • young fair maidens

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unresistant

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
    nonresistant; nonimmune; liable.
    • liable to diabetes

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sensitive

  • noun someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
    spiritualist; medium.
    • he consulted several mediums
  • adjective responsive to physical stimuli
    • a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch
    • a sensitive voltmeter
    • sensitive skin
    • sensitive to light

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insidious

  • adjective satellite beguiling but harmful
    • insidious pleasures
  • adjective satellite intended to entrap

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jovial

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; mirthful; jolly; merry.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh

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wilde

  • noun Irish writer and wit (1854-1900)
    Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde; Oscar Wilde.

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hart

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with George S. Kaufman (1904-1961)
    Moss Hart.
  • noun United States lyricist who collaborated with Richard Rodgers (1895-1943)
    Lorenz Milton Hart; Lorenz Hart.

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scribe

  • noun French playwright (1791-1861)
    Augustin Eugene Scribe.
  • noun informal terms for journalists
    penman; scribbler.

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glorious

  • adjective having or deserving or conferring glory
    • a long and glorious career
    • our glorious literature
  • adjective satellite characterized by grandeur
    brilliant; magnificent; splendid.
    • the brilliant court life at Versailles
    • a glorious work of art
    • magnificent cathedrals
    • the splendid coronation ceremony

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liked

  • adjective found pleasant or attractive; often used as a combining form
    • a well-liked teacher
  • verb prefer or wish to do something
    wish; like; care.
    • Do you care to try this dish?
    • Would you like to come along to the movies?

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beguiler

  • noun someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    slicker; trickster; cheat; deceiver; cheater.
  • noun a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness)
    charmer.

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color

  • noun a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    colour; coloring; colouring.
    • a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light
  • noun interest and variety and intensity
    vividness; colour.
    • the Puritan Period was lacking in color
    • the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness

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sweet

  • noun a dish served as the last course of a meal
    dessert; afters.
  • noun English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
    Henry Sweet.

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teasing

  • noun the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
    tantalization; ribbing; tease.
    • he ignored their teases
    • his ribbing was gentle but persistent
  • noun playful vexation
    • the parody was just a form of teasing

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sherwood

  • noun United States playwright (1896-1955)
    Robert Emmet Sherwood.

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granville-barker

  • noun English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
    Harley Granville-Barker.

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twin

  • noun either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini
    Gemini.

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crouse

  • noun United States playwright (1893-1966)
    Russel Crouse.

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charismatic

  • adjective satellite possessing an extraordinary ability to attract
    magnetic.
    • a charismatic leader
    • a magnetic personality

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comical

  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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capable

  • adjective (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
    • capable of winning
    • capable of hard work
    • capable of walking on two feet
  • adjective satellite possibly accepting or permitting
    subject; open.
    • a passage capable of misinterpretation
    • open to interpretation
    • an issue open to question
    • the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation

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publius_terentius_afer

  • noun dramatist of ancient Rome (born in Greece) whose comedies were based on works by Menander (190?-159 BC)
    Terence.

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magnetized

  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetic; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material
  • verb make magnetic
    magnetise; magnetize.
    • The strong magnet magnetized the iron shavings

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dramatisation

  • noun conversion into dramatic form
    dramatization.
    • the play was a dramatization of a short story
  • noun a dramatic representation
    dramatization.

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j._m._barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; James Barrie; Barrie.

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allurement

  • noun attractiveness
    • its allurement was its remoteness
  • noun the power to entice or attract through personal charm
    allure; temptingness.

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histrionic

  • adjective satellite characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
    melodramatic.
    • histrionic gestures
    • an attitude of melodramatic despair
    • a theatrical pose

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christopher_fry

  • noun English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907)
    Fry.

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magnetisation

  • noun the extent or degree to which something is magnetized
    magnetization.
  • noun the process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently)
    magnetization; magnetic induction.

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determinant

  • noun a determining or causal element or factor
    causal factor; determinative; determiner; determining factor.
    • education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life
  • noun the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
    epitope; antigenic determinant.

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convincible

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    persuasible; suasible; persuadable.

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gay

  • noun someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
    homo; homosexual; homophile.
  • adjective satellite bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer
    cheery; sunny.
    • a cheery hello
    • a gay sunny room
    • a sunny smile

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william_congreve

  • noun English playwright remembered for his comedies (1670-1729)
    Congreve.

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dramatic

  • adjective suitable to or characteristic of drama
    • a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape
    • a dramatic rescue at sea
  • adjective satellite sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
    spectacular; striking.
    • a dramatic sunset
    • a dramatic pause
    • a spectacular display of northern lights
    • it was a spectacular play
    • his striking good looks always created a sensation

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dell'arte

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magnetised

  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetic; magnetized.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

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catch

  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    gimmick.
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    haul.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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spellbind

  • verb to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    grip; fascinate; transfix.
    • The snake charmer fascinates the cobra
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

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prestigious

  • adjective satellite having an illustrious reputation; respected
    esteemed; honored.
    • our esteemed leader
    • a prestigious author
  • adjective satellite exerting influence by reason of high status or prestige
    • a prestigious professor at a prestigious university

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attractive_feature

  • noun a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
    magnet; attraction; attracter; attractor.
    • flowers are an attractor for bees

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dead_hand

  • noun real property held inalienably (as by an ecclesiastical corporation)
    mortmain.
  • noun the oppressive influence of past events or decisions
    dead hand of the past; mortmain.

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bard_of_avon

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    William Shakspere; Shakspere; Shakespeare; William Shakespeare.

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black_humor

  • noun the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect
    black humour.

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kaufman

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with many other writers including Moss Hart (1889-1961)
    George Simon Kaufman; George S. Kaufman.

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maxwell_anderson

  • noun United States dramatist (1888-1959)
    Anderson.

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stunning

  • adjective satellite commanding attention
    arresting; sensational.
    • an arresting drawing of people turning into animals
    • a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten
    • a stunning performance
  • verb make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
    stun; stupefy.
    • stun fish

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gotthold_ephraim_lessing

  • noun German playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781)
    Lessing.

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situation

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

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siren_call

  • noun the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous
    siren song.
    • he succumbed to the siren call of the wilderness

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magnetize

  • verb make magnetic
    magnetise.
    • The strong magnet magnetized the iron shavings
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

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likable

  • adjective (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
    sympathetic; appealing; likeable.
    • the sympathetic characters in the play
  • adjective satellite easy to like; agreeable
    likeable.
    • an attractive and likable young man

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binding

  • noun the capacity to attract and hold something
  • noun strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration

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wycherley

  • noun English playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)
    William Wycherley.

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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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ironic

  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironical; wry.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
  • adjective satellite characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
    ironical.
    • madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    • it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely

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actable

  • adjective capable of being acted; suitable for the stage
    • an actable scene

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funny

  • noun an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
    funny story; funny remark; good story.
    • she told a funny story
    • she made a funny
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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sean_o'casey

  • noun Irish playwright (1880-1964)
    O'Casey.

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fetching

  • adjective satellite very attractive; capturing interest
    taking; winning.
    • a fetching new hairstyle
    • something inexpressibly taking in his manner
    • a winning personality
  • verb go or come after and bring or take back
    bring; fetch; convey; get.
    • Get me those books over there, please
    • Could you bring the wine?
    • The dog fetched the hat

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fry

  • noun English painter and art critic (1866-1934)
    Roger Fry; Roger Eliot Fry.
  • noun English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907)
    Christopher Fry.

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dead_hand_of_the_past

  • noun the oppressive influence of past events or decisions
    mortmain; dead hand.

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vulnerable

  • adjective susceptible to attack
    • a vulnerable bridge
  • adjective satellite susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation
    • vulnerable to bribery
    • an argument vulnerable to refutation

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chekov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Chekhov; Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Anton Chekov.

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jocund

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    gay; mirthful; jolly; jovial; merry.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh

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spell

  • noun a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
    enchantment; trance.
  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    go; turn; tour.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work

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gabriel_tellez

  • noun Spanish dramatist who wrote the first dramatic treatment of the legend of Don Juan (1571-1648)
    Tirso de Molina.

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count_maurice_maeterlinck

  • noun Belgian playwright (1862-1949)
    Maeterlinck.

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tom_stoppard

  • noun British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937)
    Thomas Straussler; Sir Tom Stoppard; Stoppard.

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grey

  • noun United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939)
    Zane Grey.
  • noun Queen of England for nine days in 1553; she was quickly replaced by Mary Tudor and beheaded for treason (1537-1554)
    Lady Jane Grey.

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terence_rattigan

  • noun British playwright (1911-1977)
    Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan; Rattigan.

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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delight

  • noun a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction
    delectation.
    • his delight to see her was obvious to all
  • noun something or someone that provides a source of happiness
    joy; pleasure.
    • a joy to behold
    • the pleasure of his company
    • the new car is a delight

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thomas_lanier_williams

  • noun United States playwright (1911-1983)
    Tennessee Williams; Williams.

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ben_jonson

  • noun English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)
    Jonson; Benjamin Jonson.

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endearing

  • adjective satellite lovable especially in a childlike or naive way
    lovely; adorable.
  • verb make attractive or lovable
    endear.
    • This behavior endeared her to me

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enchanting

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    captivating; fascinating; bewitching; entrancing; enthralling.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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o'neill

  • noun United States playwright (1888-1953)
    Eugene O'Neill; Eugene Gladstone O'Neill.

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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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fascinate

  • verb cause to be interested or curious
    intrigue.
  • verb to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    grip; spellbind; transfix.
    • The snake charmer fascinates the cobra

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miller

  • noun United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)
    Glenn Miller; Alton Glenn Miller.
  • noun United States novelist whose novels were originally banned as pornographic (1891-1980)
    Henry Miller; Henry Valentine Miller.

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colour

  • noun any material used for its color
    color; coloring material; colouring material.
    • she used a different color for the trim
  • noun a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
    color; people of color; people of colour.

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cheek

  • noun either side of the face below the eyes
  • noun an impudent statement
    impudence; impertinence.

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ibsen

  • noun realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)
    Henrik Johan Ibsen; Henrik Ibsen.

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mesmerise

  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks
  • verb induce hypnosis in
    hypnotize; mesmerize; hypnotise.

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bonny

  • adjective satellite very pleasing to the eye
    sightly; comely; bonnie; fair.
    • my bonny lass
    • there's a bonny bay beyond
    • a comely face
    • young fair maidens

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melodramatic

  • adjective satellite having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama
    • a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea
  • adjective satellite characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
    histrionic.
    • histrionic gestures
    • an attitude of melodramatic despair
    • a theatrical pose

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peter_alexander_ustinov

  • noun British actor and playwright (1921-2004)
    Ustinov; Sir Peter Ustinov.

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miguel_de_cervantes

  • noun Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)
    Cervantes; Cervantes Saavedra; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

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trance

  • noun a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
    enchantment; spell.
  • noun a state of mind in which consciousness is fragile and voluntary action is poor or missing; a state resembling deep sleep

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drawing

  • noun an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper
    • it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7
  • noun a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines
    • drawings of abstract forms
    • he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures

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alluring

  • adjective satellite highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
    beguiling; tempting; enticing.
    • an alluring prospect
    • her alluring smile
    • the voice was low and beguiling
    • difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement
    • a tempting invitation
  • verb dispose or incline or entice to
    allure; tempt.
    • We were tempted by the delicious-looking food

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magnetization

  • noun the extent or degree to which something is magnetized
    magnetisation.
  • noun the process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently)
    magnetisation; magnetic induction.

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elmer_rice

  • noun United States playwright (1892-1967)
    Rice; Elmer Reizenstein; Elmer Leopold Rice.

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ferenc_molnar

  • noun Hungarian playwright (1878-1952)
    Molnar.

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johan_august_strindberg

  • noun Swedish dramatist and novelist (1849-1912)
    Strindberg; August Strindberg.

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ludicrous

  • adjective satellite broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
    ridiculous; farcical.
    • the wild farcical exuberance of a clown
    • ludicrous green hair
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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neil_simon

  • noun United States playwright noted for light comedies (born in 1927)
    Simon; Marvin Neil Simon.

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shakspere

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    Bard of Avon; William Shakspere; Shakespeare; William Shakespeare.

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molnar

  • noun Hungarian playwright (1878-1952)
    Ferenc Molnar.

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shape

  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    configuration; contour; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes
  • noun the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    form.
    • geometry is the mathematical science of shape

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authorial

  • adjective of or by or typical of an author
    auctorial.
    • authorial comments
    • auctorial flights of imagination

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sidesplitting

  • adjective satellite very funny
    killing.
    • a killing joke
    • sidesplitting antics

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russel_crouse

  • noun United States playwright (1893-1966)
    Crouse.

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hippolyte_jean_giraudoux

  • noun French novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944)
    Giraudoux; Jean Giraudoux.

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likeable

  • adjective (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
    sympathetic; appealing; likable.
    • the sympathetic characters in the play
  • adjective satellite easy to like; agreeable
    likable.
    • an attractive and likable young man

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likeable

  • adjective (of characters in literature or drama) evoking empathic or sympathetic feelings
    sympathetic; appealing; likable.
    • the sympathetic characters in the play
  • adjective satellite easy to like; agreeable
    likable.
    • an attractive and likable young man

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andre_gide

  • noun French author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951)
    Gide; Andre Paul Guillaume Gide.

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affinity

  • noun (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody
  • noun (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship

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attractive

  • adjective pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm
    • a remarkably attractive young man
    • an attractive personality
    • attractive clothes
    • a book with attractive illustrations
  • adjective satellite having power to arouse interest
    • an attractive opportunity
    • the job is attractive because of the pay

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easy

  • adjective posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
    • an easy job
    • an easy problem
    • an easy victory
    • the house is easy to heat
    • satisfied with easy answers
    • took the easy way out of his dilemma
  • adjective satellite not hurried or forced
    easygoing; leisurely.
    • an easy walk around the block
    • at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace

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seriocomic

  • adjective satellite mixing the serious with the comic with comic predominating
    seriocomical.
    • a seriocomic novel

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undramatic

  • adjective lacking dramatic force and quality
    • moved with quiet force and undramatic bearing

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joyful

  • adjective full of or producing joy
    • make a joyful noise
    • a joyful occasion
  • adjective satellite full of high-spirited delight
    elated; jubilant; gleeful.
    • a joyful heart

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match

  • noun lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
    lucifer; friction match.
    • he always carries matches to light his pipe
    • as long you've a lucifer to light your fag
  • noun a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

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ionesco

  • noun French dramatist (born in Romania) who was a leading exponent of the theater of the absurd (1912-1994)
    Eugene Ionesco.

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grip

  • noun the act of grasping
    clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; hold; 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 the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
    hold; handgrip; handle.
    • he grabbed the hammer by the handle
    • it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip

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high_comedy

  • noun a sophisticated comedy; often satirizing genteel society

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captivating

  • adjective satellite capturing interest as if by a spell
    fascinating; bewitching; entrancing; enthralling; enchanting.
    • bewitching smile
    • Roosevelt was a captivating speaker
    • enchanting music
    • an enthralling book
    • antique papers of entrancing design
    • a fascinating woman
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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spectacular

  • noun a lavishly produced performance
    • they put on a Christmas spectacular
  • adjective satellite sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
    dramatic; striking.
    • a dramatic sunset
    • a dramatic pause
    • a spectacular display of northern lights
    • it was a spectacular play
    • his striking good looks always created a sensation

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couple

  • noun a pair who associate with one another
    twosome; duet; duo.
    • the engaged couple
    • an inseparable twosome
  • noun a pair of people who live together
    mates; match.
    • a married couple from Chicago

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hypersensitive

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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vaclav_havel

  • noun Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936)
    Havel.

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dark

  • noun absence of light or illumination
    darkness.
  • noun absence of moral or spiritual values
    iniquity; darkness; wickedness.
    • the powers of darkness

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confined

  • adjective not invading healthy tissue
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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george_s._kaufman

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with many other writers including Moss Hart (1889-1961)
    Kaufman; George Simon Kaufman.

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george_pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin Pitt; George Dibdin-Pitt; Pitt.

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like

  • noun a similar kind
    the likes of; the like.
    • dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here
  • noun a kind of person
    ilk.
    • We'll not see his like again
    • I can't tolerate people of his ilk

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inviting

  • adjective attractive and tempting
    • an inviting offer
  • verb increase the likelihood of
    ask for; invite.
    • ask for trouble
    • invite criticism

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synge

  • noun Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)
    John Millington Synge; J. M. Synge; Edmund John Millington Synge.

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unprotected

  • adjective lacking protection or defense

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clare_booth_luce

  • noun United States playwright and public official (1902-1987)
    Luce.

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goldoni

  • noun prolific Italian dramatist (1707-1793)
    Carlo Goldoni.

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savinien_cyrano_de_bergerac

  • noun a French soldier and dramatist remembered chiefly for fighting many duels (often over the size of his nose); was immortalized in 1897 in a play by Edmond Rostand (1619-1655)
    Cyrano de Bergerac.

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entice

  • verb provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
    lure; tempt.
    • He lured me into temptation

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sexual_attraction

  • noun attractiveness on the basis of sexual desire

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travelogue

  • noun a film or illustrated lecture on traveling
    travelog.

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ingratiating

  • adjective satellite capable of winning favor
    • with open arms and an ingratiating smile
  • verb gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
    ingratiate.

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beckett

  • noun a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)
    Samuel Beckett.

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benjamin_jonson

  • noun English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)
    Jonson; Ben Jonson.

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george_simon_kaufman

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with many other writers including Moss Hart (1889-1961)
    Kaufman; George S. Kaufman.

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humorous

  • adjective full of or characterized by humor
    humourous.
    • humorous stories
    • humorous cartoons
    • in a humorous vein

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flatter

  • verb praise somewhat dishonestly
    blandish.
  • adjective satellite having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
    flat; plane; level.
    • a flat desk
    • acres of level farmland
    • a plane surface
    • skirts sewn with fine flat seams

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sheridan

  • noun Irish playwright remembered for his satirical comedies of manners (1751-1816)
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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supersensitive

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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captive

  • noun a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
    prisoner.
  • noun an animal that is confined

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leading_off

  • noun the act of enticing others into sinful ways
    leading astray.

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black_humour

  • noun the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect
    black humor.

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john_fletcher

  • noun prolific English dramatist who collaborated with Francis Beaumont and many other dramatists (1579-1625)
    Fletcher.

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transport

  • noun something that serves as a means of transportation
    conveyance.
  • noun an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes

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irresistible

  • adjective impossible to resist; overpowering
    resistless.
    • irresistible (or resistless) impulses
    • what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?
  • adjective satellite overpoweringly attractive
    • irresistible beauty

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droll

  • adjective satellite comical in an odd or whimsical manner
    • a droll little man with a quiet tongue-in-cheek kind of humor

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humor

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humour.
  • noun the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    sense of humor; sense of humour; humour.
    • she didn't appreciate my humor
    • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

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francis_beaumont

  • noun English dramatist who collaborated with John Fletcher (1584-1616)
    Beaumont.

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titus_maccius_plautus

  • noun comic dramatist of ancient Rome (253?-184 BC)
    Plautus.

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witty

  • adjective satellite combining clever conception and facetious expression
    • his sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as well as eloquent

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tragicomedy

  • noun a dramatic composition involving elements of both tragedy and comedy usually with the tragic predominating
  • noun a comedy with serious elements or overtones
    seriocomedy.

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friedrich_hebbel

  • noun German dramatist (1813-1863)
    Christian Friedrich Hebbel; Hebbel.

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moliere

  • noun French author of sophisticated comedies (1622-1673)
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin.

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auctorial

  • adjective of or by or typical of an author
    authorial.
    • authorial comments
    • auctorial flights of imagination

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slapstick

  • noun a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
  • noun acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone

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adorable

  • adjective satellite lovable especially in a childlike or naive way
    lovely; endearing.

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show-stopper

  • noun an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
    stopper; showstopper.
  • noun something that is strikingly attractive or has great popular appeal
    showstopper.
    • she has a show-stopper of a smile
    • the brilliant orange flowers against the green foliage were a showstopper

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clownish

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    zany; buffoonish; clownlike.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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act_upon

  • verb have and exert influence or effect
    work; influence.
    • The artist's work influenced the young painter
    • She worked on her friends to support the political candidate

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power

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    powerfulness.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
  • noun (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

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marstan

  • noun English playwright (1575-1634)
    John Marstan.

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wheedling

  • noun the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery
    blandishment.
  • verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
    wheedle; coax; inveigle; cajole; sweet-talk; blarney; palaver.
    • He palavered her into going along

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edmund_john_millington_synge

  • noun Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)
    John Millington Synge; J. M. Synge; Synge.

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cervantes

  • noun Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)
    Miguel de Cervantes; Cervantes Saavedra; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

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sir_peter_ustinov

  • noun British actor and playwright (1921-2004)
    Ustinov; Peter Alexander Ustinov.

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worthy

  • noun an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)
    • he told his story to some conservative worthies
    • local worthies rarely challenged the chief constable
  • adjective having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
    • a worthy fellow
    • a worthy cause

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g._b._shaw

  • noun British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
    George Bernard Shaw; Shaw.

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on

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

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getting

  • noun the act of acquiring something
    acquiring.
    • I envied his talent for acquiring
    • he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire; get.
    • 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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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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senecan

  • adjective of or relating to or like or in the manner of the Roman Seneca

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drama

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    dramatic play; play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional
    dramatic event.

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comely

  • adjective satellite according with custom or propriety
    comme il faut; decent; becoming; seemly; decorous.
    • her becoming modesty
    • comely behavior
    • it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money
    • a decent burial
    • seemly behavior
  • adjective satellite very pleasing to the eye
    sightly; bonnie; fair; bonny.
    • my bonny lass
    • there's a bonny bay beyond
    • a comely face
    • young fair maidens

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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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tongue

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; lingua; glossa.
  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    natural language.

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thomas_stearns_eliot

  • noun British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)
    T. S. Eliot; Eliot.

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jean_baptiste_racine

  • noun French advocate of Jansenism; tragedian who based his works on Greek and Roman themes (1639-1699)
    Jean Racine; Racine.

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simon

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Zealot; Simon the Canaanite; Simon Zelotes.
  • noun United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942)
    Paul Simon.

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shaw

  • noun United States clarinetist and leader of a swing band (1910-2004)
    Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; Artie Shaw.
  • noun United States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885)
    Henry Wheeler Shaw; Josh Billings.

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bewitchery

  • noun magnetic personal charm
    beguilement; animal magnetism.

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yeatsian

  • adjective in the manner of William Butler Yeats

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determine

  • verb establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    find out; find; ascertain.
    • find the product of two numbers
    • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize
  • verb shape or influence; give direction to
    influence; shape; regulate; mold.
    • experience often determines ability
    • mold public opinion

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racine

  • noun French advocate of Jansenism; tragedian who based his works on Greek and Roman themes (1639-1699)
    Jean Baptiste Racine; Jean Racine.
  • noun a city in southeastern Wisconsin on Lake Michigan to the south of Milwaukee

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sir_tom_stoppard

  • noun British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937)
    Thomas Straussler; Tom Stoppard; Stoppard.

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prepossessing

  • adjective satellite creating a favorable impression
    • strong and vigorous and of prepossessing appearance
  • verb possess beforehand
    prepossess.

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joking

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; jocular; jocose.
  • verb tell a joke; speak humorously
    joke; jest.
    • He often jokes even when he appears serious

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better-looking

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; well-favoured; well-favored; good-looking; handsome.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman

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lorca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist who was shot dead by Franco's soldiers soon after the start of the Spanish Civil War (1898-1936)
    Frederico Garcia Lorca; Garcia Lorca.

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hex

  • noun an evil spell
    curse; jinx; whammy.
    • a witch put a curse on his whole family
    • he put the whammy on me
  • verb cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
    bewitch; glamour; witch; enchant; jinx.

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thomas_middleton

  • noun English playwright and pamphleteer (1570-1627)
    Middleton.

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moss_hart

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with George S. Kaufman (1904-1961)
    Hart.

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ustinov

  • noun British actor and playwright (1921-2004)
    Peter Alexander Ustinov; Sir Peter Ustinov.

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overdramatise

  • verb present in an overly dramatic manner
    overdramatize.
    • She is overdramatizing her child's failure in the physics class

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bantering

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    facetious; tongue-in-cheek.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice
  • verb be silly or tease one another
    banter; chaff; josh; jolly; kid.
    • After we relaxed, we just kidded around

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west

  • noun the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
    Occident.
  • noun the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
    due west; W; westward.

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maeterlinck

  • noun Belgian playwright (1862-1949)
    Count Maurice Maeterlinck.

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john_millington_synge

  • noun Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)
    J. M. Synge; Edmund John Millington Synge; Synge.

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jinx

  • noun a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
    jonah.
  • noun an evil spell
    curse; hex; whammy.
    • a witch put a curse on his whole family
    • he put the whammy on me

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allergic

  • adjective characterized by or caused by allergy
    • an allergic reaction
  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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invite

  • noun a colloquial expression for invitation
    • he didn't get no invite to the party
  • verb increase the likelihood of
    ask for.
    • ask for trouble
    • invite criticism

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enchantment

  • noun a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
    fascination; enthrallment; captivation.
  • noun a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
    trance; spell.

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glamour

  • noun alluring beauty or charm (often with sex-appeal)
    glamor.
  • verb cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
    bewitch; hex; witch; enchant; jinx.

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suasible

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    persuasible; convincible; persuadable.

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lope_de_vega

  • noun prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
    Vega; Lope Felix de Vega Carpio.

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amusing

  • adjective satellite providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
    diverting; amusive.
    • an amusing speaker
    • a diverting story
  • verb occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
    disport; amuse; divert.
    • The play amused the ladies

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thomas_straussler

  • noun British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937)
    Sir Tom Stoppard; Tom Stoppard; Stoppard.

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handsome

  • adjective satellite pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    fine-looking; well-favoured; better-looking; well-favored; good-looking.
    • a fine-looking woman
    • a good-looking man
    • better-looking than her sister
    • very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray
    • our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman
  • adjective satellite given or giving freely
    liberal; giving; big; openhanded; bountiful; freehanded; bighearted; bounteous.
    • was a big tipper
    • the bounteous goodness of God
    • bountiful compliments
    • a freehanded host
    • a handsome allowance
    • Saturday's child is loving and giving
    • a liberal backer of the arts
    • a munificent gift
    • her fond and openhanded grandfather

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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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pierre_corneille

  • noun French tragic dramatist whose plays treat grand moral themes in elegant verse (1606-1684)
    Corneille.

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lovely

  • noun a very pretty girl who works as a photographer's model
    cover girl; pin-up.
  • adjective satellite appealing to the emotions as well as the eye

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athol_fugard

  • noun South African playwright whose plays feature the racial tensions in South Africa during apartheid (born in 1932)
    Fugard.

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yeats

  • noun Irish poet and dramatist (1865-1939)
    W. B. Yeats; William Butler Yeats.

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gratifying

  • adjective satellite pleasing to the mind or feeling
    sweet.
    • sweet revenge
  • verb make happy or satisfied
    satisfy; gratify.

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nonimmune

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
    nonresistant; unresistant; liable.
    • liable to diabetes

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drawing_power

  • noun the capacity for attracting people (customers or supporters)

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plautus

  • noun comic dramatist of ancient Rome (253?-184 BC)
    Titus Maccius Plautus.
  • noun a genus of Alcidae
    genus Plautus.

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charmer

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothie; smoothy; sweet talker.
  • noun a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness)
    beguiler.

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grasp

  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    appreciation; hold.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices
  • noun the limit of capability
    range; reach; compass.
    • within the compass of education

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john_james_osborne

  • noun English playwright (1929-1994)
    Osborne; John Osborne.

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pedro_calderon_de_la_barca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)
    Calderon de la Barca; Calderon.

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eugene_o'neill

  • noun United States playwright (1888-1953)
    O'Neill; Eugene Gladstone O'Neill.

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beguiling

  • adjective satellite highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
    alluring; tempting; enticing.
    • an alluring prospect
    • her alluring smile
    • the voice was low and beguiling
    • difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement
    • a tempting invitation
  • verb influence by slyness
    juggle; hoodwink; beguile.

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anton_chekhov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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suggestible

  • adjective satellite susceptible or responsive to suggestion
    • suggestible young minds

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influence

  • noun a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
    • used her parents' influence to get the job
  • noun causing something without any direct or apparent effort

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lessing

  • noun German playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781)
    Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.
  • noun English author of novels and short stories who grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) (born in 1919)
    Doris May Lessing; Doris Lessing.

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work

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

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mold

  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    mould; cast; stamp.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; cast.

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heinrich_von_kleist

  • noun German dramatist whose works concern people torn between reason and emotion (1777-1811)
    Kleist; Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist.

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ibsenian

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of the playwright Henrik Ibsen

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solicitation

  • noun an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status
    • a solicitation to the king for relief
  • noun request for a sum of money
    appeal; collection; ingathering.
    • an appeal to raise money for starving children

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authoritative

  • adjective satellite having authority or ascendancy or influence
    important.
    • an important official
    • the captain's authoritative manner
  • adjective satellite of recognized authority or excellence
    definitive; classical; classic.
    • the definitive work on Greece
    • classical methods of navigation

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stylistic

  • adjective satellite of or relating to style (especially in the use of language)
    • stylistic devices

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genet

  • noun French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)
    Edmund Charles Edouard Genet; Citizen Genet.
  • noun French writer of novels and dramas for the theater of the absurd (1910-1986)
    Jean Genet.

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jean-paul_sartre

  • noun French writer and existentialist philosopher (1905-1980)
    Sartre.

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rostand

  • noun French dramatist and poet whose play immortalized Cyrano de Bergerac (1868-1918)
    Edmond Rostand.

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spellbinding

  • adjective satellite attracting and holding interest as if by a spell
    mesmeric; mesmerizing; hypnotic.
    • read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice
    • she had a warm mesmeric charm
    • the sheer force of his presence was mesmerizing
    • a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome
  • verb to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    grip; spellbind; fascinate; transfix.
    • The snake charmer fascinates the cobra

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zany

  • noun a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect
  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; twat; jackass; goofball.

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jesting

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jocular; joking; jocose.
  • verb tell a joke; speak humorously
    joke; jest.
    • He often jokes even when he appears serious

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sam_shepard

  • noun United States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943)
    Shepard.

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august_strindberg

  • noun Swedish dramatist and novelist (1849-1912)
    Johan August Strindberg; Strindberg.

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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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theatrical

  • noun a performance of a play
    theatrical performance; histrionics; representation.
  • adjective of or relating to the theater

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lennox_robinson

  • noun Irish playwright and theater manager in Dublin (1886-1958)
    Esme Stuart Lennox Robinson; Robinson.

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william_inge

  • noun United States playwright (1913-1973)
    Inge.

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important

  • adjective of great significance or value
    of import.
    • important people
    • the important questions of the day
  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    significant.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant

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unattractive

  • adjective lacking beauty or charm
    • as unattractive as most mining regions
  • adjective satellite lacking power to arouse interest
    • being unemployed is a most unattractive prospect

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hypersensitized

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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persuadable

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    persuasible; suasible; convincible.

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christopher_marlowe

  • noun English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593)
    Marlowe.

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supersensitised

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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jean_racine

  • noun French advocate of Jansenism; tragedian who based his works on Greek and Roman themes (1639-1699)
    Jean Baptiste Racine; Racine.

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shavian

  • noun an admirer of G. B. Shaw or his works
  • adjective of or relating to George Bernard Shaw or his works

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david_mamet

  • noun United States playwright (born in 1947)
    Mamet.

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aeschylus

  • noun Greek tragedian; the father of Greek tragic drama (525-456 BC)

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sweet_talker

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothie; smoothy; charmer.

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tirso_de_molina

  • noun Spanish dramatist who wrote the first dramatic treatment of the legend of Don Juan (1571-1648)
    Gabriel Tellez.

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becharm

  • verb control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft
    charm.
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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esme_stuart_lennox_robinson

  • noun Irish playwright and theater manager in Dublin (1886-1958)
    Lennox Robinson; Robinson.

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