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breadth

  • noun the capacity to understand a broad range of topics
    comprehensiveness; largeness.
    • a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject
    • a man distinguished by the largeness and scope of his views
  • noun the extent of something from side to side
    width.

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limited

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

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visual_property

  • noun an attribute of vision

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skip

  • noun a gait in which steps and hops alternate
  • noun a mistake resulting from neglect
    omission.

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sonorousness

  • noun having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
    ringing; plangency; reverberance; resonance; vibrancy; sonority.

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scrawniness

  • noun the bodily property of lacking flesh
    skinniness.
  • noun the property of being stunted and inferior in size or quality
    scrubbiness.
    • the scrawniness of sickly trees

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diminutiveness

  • noun the property of being very small in size
    minuteness; weeness; petiteness; tininess.
    • hence the minuteness of detail in the painting

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supplement

  • noun textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
    postscript; addendum.
  • noun a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)
    supplementation.

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tenuous

  • adjective satellite having thin consistency
    • a tenuous fluid
  • adjective satellite very thin in gauge or diameter
    • a tenuous thread

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skin

  • noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    tegument; cutis.
    • your skin is the largest organ of your body
  • noun an outer surface (usually thin)
    • the skin of an airplane

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go

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

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wiriness

  • noun the property of being lean and tough and sinewy

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minuscule

  • noun the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
    lowercase; small letter; lower-case letter.
  • noun a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts

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compact

  • noun a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse
    powder compact.
  • noun a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
    covenant; concordat.

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twiglike

  • adjective satellite thin as a twig
    twiggy.

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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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parsimoniousness

  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimony; penny-pinching; thrift.
  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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spindly

  • adjective satellite long and lean
    lank.

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thickset

  • adjective satellite having a short and solid form or stature
    compact; stocky; thick; heavyset.
    • a wrestler of compact build
    • he was tall and heavyset
    • stocky legs
    • a thickset young man
  • adjective satellite planted or growing close together
    • thickset trees

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outsize

  • noun an unusual garment size (especially one that is very large)
  • adjective satellite larger than normal for its kind
    outsized; oversized; oversize.

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leanness

  • noun the quality of being meager
    scantiness; exiguity; meagreness; scantness; poorness; meagerness.
    • an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot
  • noun the property of having little body fat
    thinness; spareness.

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flash

  • noun a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun a momentary brightness

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plangency

  • noun having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
    ringing; sonorousness; reverberance; resonance; vibrancy; sonority.

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young

  • noun any immature animal
    offspring.
  • noun United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
    Loretta Young.

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trivial

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; piffling; niggling; piddling; fiddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • adjective satellite of little substance or significance
    superficial.
    • a few superficial editorial changes
    • only trivial objections

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piddling

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; piffling; niggling; trivial; fiddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • verb waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
    trifle; piddle away; wanton; wanton away; piddle.

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tininess

  • noun the property of being very small in size
    diminutiveness; minuteness; weeness; petiteness.
    • hence the minuteness of detail in the painting

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thinness

  • noun relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
    tenuity; slenderness.
    • the tenuity of a hair
    • the thinness of a rope
  • noun the property of having little body fat
    leanness; spareness.

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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ridiculousness

  • noun a message whose content is at variance with reason
    absurdness; absurdity.

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scrawny

  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; skinny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck
  • adjective satellite inferior in size or quality
    stunted; scrubby.
    • scrawny cattle
    • scrubby cut-over pine
    • old stunted thorn trees

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jackanapes

  • noun someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous
    whippersnapper; lightweight.

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achilles'_heel

  • noun a seemingly small but actual mortal weakness

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schmegegge

  • noun (Yiddish) baloney; hot air; nonsense
    shmegegge.

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trim

  • noun a state of arrangement or appearance
    trimness.
    • in good trim
  • noun a decoration or adornment on a garment
    passementerie; trimming.
    • the trimming on a hat
    • the trim on a shirt

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spinelessness

  • noun the quality of lacking a strong character; an irresolute disposition

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blanket

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

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penny

  • noun a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound
  • noun a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
    centime; cent.

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account

  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    story; chronicle; history.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
  • noun a short account of the news
    report; story; news report; write up.
    • the report of his speech
    • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
    • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

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fat

  • noun a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
    • pizza has too much fat
  • noun a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
    fatty tissue; adipose tissue.
    • fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

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wave

  • noun one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
    moving ridge.
  • noun a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
    • a wave of settlers
    • troops advancing in waves

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worst

  • noun the least favorable outcome
    • the worst that could happen
  • noun the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable
    • the invaders did their worst
    • so pure of heart that his worst is another man's best

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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frailty

  • noun the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
    valetudinarianism; debility; frailness; feebleness; infirmity.
  • noun moral weakness
    vice.

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gauntness

  • noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
    bonyness; emaciation; boniness; maceration.

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capillary

  • noun a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action
    capillary tube; capillary tubing.
  • noun any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
    capillary vessel.

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minute

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

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anemia

  • noun a deficiency of red blood cells
    anaemia.
  • noun a lack of vitality
    anaemia.

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gangly

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangling; lanky; rangy.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite tall and thin
    gangling; lanky.

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moderate

  • noun a person who takes a position in the political center
    centrist; moderationist; middle of the roader.
  • verb preside over
    chair; lead.
    • John moderated the discussion

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sunken-eyed

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
    deep-eyed; hollow-eyed.

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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device_characteristic

  • noun any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions
    characteristic.

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anisotropy

  • noun the property of being anisotropic; having a different value when measured in different directions

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fragile

  • adjective satellite easily broken or damaged or destroyed
    delicate; frail.
    • a kite too delicate to fly safely
    • fragile porcelain plates
    • fragile old bones
    • a frail craft
  • adjective satellite vulnerably delicate
    • she has the fragile beauty of youth

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spindle-legged

  • adjective satellite having long slender legs
    spindle-shanked.

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large

  • noun a garment size for a large person
  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    big.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world

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unessential

  • adjective not basic or fundamental
    inessential.

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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small

  • noun the slender part of the back
  • noun a garment size for a small person

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tender

  • noun something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    legal tender; stamp.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    attendant; attender.

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svelte

  • adjective satellite showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
    refined; polished; urbane.
    • his polished manner
    • maintained an urbane tone in his letters
  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; supple.

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deplorable

  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; lamentable; sorry.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs
  • adjective satellite of very poor quality or condition
    miserable; execrable; woeful; wretched.
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment

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pinched

  • adjective satellite sounding as if the nose were pinched
    nasal; adenoidal.
    • a whining nasal voice
  • verb squeeze tightly between the fingers
    twitch; pinch; tweet; twinge; nip; squeeze.
    • He pinched her behind
    • She squeezed the bottle

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smaller

  • adjective satellite small or little relative to something else
    littler.
  • adjective limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    small; little.
    • a little dining room
    • a little house
    • a small car
    • a little (or small) group

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shrimpy

  • adjective satellite (used especially of persons) of inferior size
    puny; runty.

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insignificant

  • adjective satellite not worthy of notice
    undistinguished.
  • adjective satellite signifying nothing
    • insignificant sounds

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ropy

  • adjective of or resembling rope (or ropes) in being long and strong
    ropey.
  • adjective satellite forming viscous or glutinous threads
    ropey; thready; stringy.

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tinny

  • adjective of or containing tin
  • adjective satellite of very poor quality; flimsy
    cheap; punk; crummy; bum; sleazy; chintzy; cheesy.

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fragility

  • noun quality of being easily damaged or destroyed
    frangibleness; breakability; frangibility.
  • noun lack of physical strength
    delicacy.

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inconsequential

  • adjective satellite lacking worth or importance
    inconsequent.
    • his work seems trivial and inconsequential
    • the quite inconsequent fellow was managed like a puppet
  • adjective satellite not following logically as a consequence

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utility

  • noun a company that performs a public service; subject to government regulation
    public utility company; public-service corporation; public utility.
  • noun the quality of being of practical use
    usefulness.

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softness

  • noun the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
  • noun poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
    unfitness.

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rate

  • noun a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
    • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
    • the rate of change was faster than expected
  • noun amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
    charge per unit.
    • a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5

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voicelessness

  • noun a disorder of the vocal organs that results in the loss of voice
    aphonia.
  • noun speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
    whispering; whisper; susurration.

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imperativeness

  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    press; pressure; insistency; insistence.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
  • noun the quality of being insistent
    instancy.
    • he pressed his demand with considerable instancy

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paleness

  • noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
    pallor; lividity; achromasia; luridness; wanness; pallidness; lividness.
  • noun the property of having a naturally light complexion
    blondness; fairness.

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emptiness

  • noun the state of containing nothing
  • noun having an empty stomach

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subaltern

  • noun a British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain
  • adjective satellite inferior in rank or status
    petty; junior-grade; lower-ranking; lowly; secondary.
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary

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twaddle

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber.

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tactile

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

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speck

  • noun a very small spot
    pinpoint.
    • the plane was just a speck in the sky
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    particle; atom; molecule; corpuscle; mote.

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inanition

  • noun weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
    slackness; lethargy; lassitude.
  • noun exhaustion resulting from lack of food

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tenor

  • noun the adult male singing voice above baritone
    tenor voice.
  • noun the pitch range of the highest male voice

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constitution

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

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aloofness

  • noun indifference by personal withdrawal
    distance.
    • emotional distance
  • noun a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
    withdrawnness; remoteness; standoffishness.

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palatal

  • noun a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word `yeast')
  • adjective relating to or lying near the palate
    palatine.
    • palatal index
    • the palatine tonsils

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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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atomise

  • verb spray very finely
    atomize.
    • atomize perfume
  • verb strike at with firepower or bombs
    nuke; atomize; zap.
    • zap the enemy

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rotter

  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; crumb; stinker; so-and-so; scum bag; rat; puke; dirty dog; bum; skunk; stinkpot; lowlife.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'

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fatness

  • noun excess bodily weight
    blubber; avoirdupois; fat.
    • she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others

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lowliness

  • noun the state of being humble and unimportant
    obscureness; humbleness; unimportance.
  • noun a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
    low status; lowness.

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fatigability

  • noun susceptibility to fatigue; a tendency to get tired or lose strength

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body-build

  • noun constitution of the human body
    physique; build; habitus.

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garishness

  • noun tasteless showiness
    tawdriness; gaudiness; glitz; meretriciousness; flashiness; brashness; loudness.
  • noun strident color or excessive ornamentation
    gaudiness.

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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crunch

  • noun the sound of something crunching
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
  • noun a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch

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full

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full-of-the-moon; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
  • verb beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
    • full the cloth

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frangibility

  • noun quality of being easily damaged or destroyed
    frangibleness; fragility; breakability.

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leg

  • noun a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
  • noun a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion

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notable

  • noun a celebrity who is an inspiration to others
    luminary; guiding light; leading light; notability.
    • he was host to a large gathering of luminaries
  • adjective satellite worthy of notice
    noteworthy.
    • a noteworthy advance in cancer research

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commercial

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

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protection

  • noun the activity of protecting someone or something
    • the witnesses demanded police protection
  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protective covering; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors

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tactile_property

  • noun a property perceived by touch
    feel.

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second-rate

  • adjective satellite moderate to inferior in quality
    mediocre.
    • they improved the quality from mediocre to above average

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shortness

  • noun the property of being of short spatial extent
    • the shortness of the Channel crossing
  • noun the condition of being short of something
    • there was no shortness of money
    • can cause shortness of breath

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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octavo

  • noun the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves
    8vo; eightvo.

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miser

  • noun a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)

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extreme

  • noun the furthest or highest degree of something
    • he carried it to extremes
  • noun the point located farthest from the middle of something
    extremum; extreme point.

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alto

  • noun a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef
  • noun the lowest female singing voice
    contralto.

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great

  • noun a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field
    • he is one of the greats of American music
  • adjective satellite relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind
    • a great juicy steak
    • a great multitude
    • the great auk
    • a great old oak
    • a great ocean liner
    • a great delay

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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humbug

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot; twaddle.
  • noun communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
    snake oil.

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wingspread

  • noun distance between the tips of the wings (as of a bird or insect) when fully extended
  • noun linear distance between the extremities of an airfoil
    wingspan.

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eightvo

  • noun the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves
    octavo; 8vo.

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nebuliser

  • noun a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
    atomizer; spray; sprayer; atomiser; nebulizer.

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trivialize

  • verb make trivial or insignificant
    trivialise.
    • Don't trivialize the seriousness of the issue!

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vulnerability

  • noun the state of being vulnerable or exposed
    exposure.
    • his vulnerability to litigation
    • his exposure to ridicule
  • noun susceptibility to injury or attack

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metre

  • noun the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
    m; meter.
  • noun (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
    beat; cadence; meter; measure.

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narrowness

  • noun the property of being narrow; having little width
    • the narrowness of the road
  • noun an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior
    narrow-mindedness.

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ropey

  • adjective of or resembling rope (or ropes) in being long and strong
    ropy.
  • adjective satellite forming viscous or glutinous threads
    ropy; thready; stringy.

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colouration

  • noun the timbre of a musical sound
    color; colour; coloration.
    • the recording fails to capture the true color of the original music
  • noun appearance with regard to color
    coloration.
    • her healthy coloration

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miniature

  • noun painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
    illumination.
  • noun a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size
    toy.

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amount

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; sum; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
    • an adequate amount of food for four people

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ampleness

  • noun the property of being more than sufficient; comfortable sufficiency
    • the ampleness of her servings more than satisfied his hunger
  • noun the property of impressive largeness in size
    • he admired the ampleness of its proportions

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misery

  • noun a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune
    wretchedness; miserableness.
    • the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable
  • noun a feeling of intense unhappiness
    • she was exhausted by her misery and grief

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dimness

  • noun the state of being poorly illuminated
    duskiness.
  • noun the property of lights or sounds that lack brilliance or are reduced in intensity
    subduedness.

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military

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

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rate

  • noun a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
    • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
    • the rate of change was faster than expected
  • noun amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
    charge per unit.
    • a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5

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astheny

  • noun an abnormal loss of strength
    asthenia.

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atomize

  • verb spray very finely
    atomise.
    • atomize perfume
  • verb strike at with firepower or bombs
    nuke; atomise; zap.
    • zap the enemy

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sizeableness

  • noun unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    grandness; immenseness; vastness; immensity; greatness; wideness; enormousness.

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unimportance

  • noun the state of being humble and unimportant
    obscureness; humbleness; lowliness.
  • noun the quality of not being important or worthy of note

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golden

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

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cobblers

  • noun nonsense
    • I think that is a load of cobblers
  • noun a man's testicles (from Cockney rhyming slang: cobbler's awl rhymes with ball)

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skip_distance

  • noun the shortest distance that permits radio signals (of a given frequency) to travel from the transmitter to the receiver by reflection from the ionosphere

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tightness

  • noun a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
    stringency.
  • noun a tight feeling in some part of the body
    constriction.
    • he felt a constriction in her chest
    • she felt an alarming tightness in her chest
    • emotion caused a constriction of his throat

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murmur

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; muttering; mutter; murmuration; mussitation.
  • noun a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
    murmur vowel.

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extra

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

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cacophony

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; din; blare; blaring.
  • noun loud confusing disagreeable sounds

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branchlet

  • noun a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
    twig; sprig.

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psychological

  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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chunky

  • adjective satellite like or containing small sticky lumps
    lumpy.
    • the dumplings were chunky pieces of uncooked dough
  • adjective satellite short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
    squat; squatty; low-set; dumpy; stumpy.
    • some people seem born to be square and chunky
    • a dumpy little dumpling of a woman
    • dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears
    • a little church with a squat tower
    • a squatty red smokestack
    • a stumpy ungainly figure

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decrease

  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; lessening.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • noun a process of becoming smaller or shorter
    decrement.

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identification_particle

  • noun a tiny particle of material that can be added to a product to indicate the source of manufacture

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add-on

  • noun a component that is added to something to improve it
    addition; improver.
    • the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement
    • the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor
  • noun a supplementary component that improves capability
    supplement; appurtenance; accessory.

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intensiveness

  • noun high level or degree; the property of being intense
    intensity.

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armed

  • adjective (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
    • armed robbery
  • verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    build up; gird; fortify; arm.
    • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
    • troops are building up on the Iraqi border

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tenuity

  • noun relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
    thinness; slenderness.
    • the tenuity of a hair
    • the thinness of a rope
  • noun a rarified quality
    low density; rarity.
    • the tenuity of the upper atmosphere

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ringing

  • noun the sound of a bell ringing
    tintinnabulation; ring.
    • the distinctive ring of the church bell
    • the ringing of the telephone
    • the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
  • noun the giving of a ring as a token of engagement

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absurdness

  • noun a message whose content is at variance with reason
    ridiculousness; absurdity.

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dissonance

  • noun a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
    disagreement; dissension.
  • noun the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
    racket; noise.
    • modern music is just noise to me

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vascularity

  • noun the property being vascular
    • a prominent vascularity

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faint

  • noun a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
    swoon; deliquium; syncope.
  • verb pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
    swoon; pass out; conk.

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temporal_property

  • noun a property relating to time

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puke

  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; crumb; stinker; so-and-so; scum bag; rat; rotter; dirty dog; bum; skunk; stinkpot; lowlife.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'
  • noun the matter ejected in vomiting
    vomit; vomitus; barf.

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bigness

  • noun the property of having a relatively great size
    largeness.

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pocketable

  • adjective satellite small enough to be carried in a garment pocket
    pocket-sized; pocket-size.
    • pocket-size paperbacks

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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heroic

  • noun a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
    heroic verse; heroic meter.
  • adjective satellite very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale)
    epic; larger-than-life.
    • an epic voyage
    • of heroic proportions
    • heroic sculpture

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minor

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • adjective of lesser importance or stature or rank
    • a minor poet
    • had a minor part in the play
    • a minor official
    • many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen
    • minor back roads

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saw

  • noun a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
    proverb; byword; adage.
  • noun hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting

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flat

  • noun a level tract of land
    • the salt flats of Utah
  • noun a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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humbleness

  • noun the state of being humble and unimportant
    obscureness; unimportance; lowliness.
  • noun a humble feeling
    humility.
    • he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope

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duality

  • noun being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses
    dichotomy.
    • the dichotomy between eastern and western culture
  • noun (physics) the property of matter and electromagnetic radiation that is characterized by the fact that some properties can be explained best by wave theory and others by particle theory
    wave-particle duality.

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verrazano_narrows

  • noun a narrow channel of water separating Staten Island and Brooklyn

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pianissimo

  • noun (music) low loudness
    piano.
  • adjective satellite chiefly a direction or description in music; very soft

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wizened

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizen; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair

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reporting_weight

  • noun a person's body weight (as an athlete's) at the beginning of the season (when first reporting for practice)

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bodily

  • adjective of or relating to or belonging to the body
    • a bodily organ
    • bodily functions
  • adjective satellite affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
    corporal; somatic; corporeal.
    • bodily needs
    • a corporal defect
    • corporeal suffering
    • a somatic symptom or somatic illness

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insincerity

  • noun the quality of not being open or truthful; deceitful or hypocritical
    falseness; hollowness.

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lameness

  • noun disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
    claudication; gameness; limping; gimpiness; gimp.
  • noun an imperfection or defectiveness
    • a stylist noted for the lameness of his plots

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sawn-off

  • adjective satellite well below average height
    sawed-off; pint-sized; pint-size; runty.
  • adjective satellite cut short
    sawed-off; shortened.
    • a sawed-off shotgun
    • a sawed-off broomstick
    • the shortened rope was easier to use

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capaciousness

  • noun intellectual breadth
    roominess.
    • the very capaciousness of the idea meant that agreement on fundamentals was unnecessary
    • his unselfishness gave him great intellectual roominess
  • noun spatial largeness and extensiveness (especially inside a building)
    spaciousness; commodiousness; roominess.
    • the capaciousness of Santa's bag astounded the child
    • roominess in this size car is always a compromise
    • his new office lacked the spaciousness that he had become accustomed to

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olive

  • noun small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil
  • noun evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits
    European olive tree; Olea europaea.

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soughing

  • adjective satellite characterized by soft sounds
    murmurous; susurrous; rustling.
    • a murmurous brook
    • a soughing wind in the pines
    • a slow sad susurrous rustle like the wind fingering the pines"- R.P.Warren
  • verb make a murmuring sound
    sough; purl.
    • the water was purling

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bonyness

  • noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
    gauntness; emaciation; boniness; maceration.

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slender-waisted

  • adjective satellite having a small waist
    wasp-waisted; slim-waisted.

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graduated_table

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; scale; ordered series.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10

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verse

  • noun literature in metrical form
    poetry; poesy.
  • noun a piece of poetry
    rhyme.

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discordance

  • noun a harsh mixture of sounds
    discord.
  • noun strife resulting from a lack of agreement
    discord.

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wretchedness

  • noun a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune
    miserableness; misery.
    • the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable
  • noun the character of being uncomfortable and unpleasant
    • the wretchedness for which these prisons became known
    • the grey wretchedness of the rain

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tommyrot

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; twaddle.

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indifference

  • noun unbiased impartial unconcern
  • noun apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
    stolidity; impassiveness; unemotionality; impassivity; emotionlessness; phlegm.

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pocket-size

  • adjective satellite limited in size or scope
    pocket-sized; modest; small; minor; small-scale.
    • a small business
    • a newspaper with a modest circulation
    • small-scale plans
    • a pocket-size country
  • adjective satellite small enough to be carried in a garment pocket
    pocketable; pocket-sized.
    • pocket-size paperbacks

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third-rate

  • adjective satellite of lesser quality than second-rate

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sound_property

  • noun an attribute of sound

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frivolity

  • noun the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
    frivolousness.
  • noun something of little value or significance
    frippery; fluff; bagatelle.

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voluminosity

  • noun greatness of volume
    voluminousness; fullness.

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infinitesimal

  • noun (mathematics) a variable that has zero as its limit
  • adjective satellite infinitely or immeasurably small
    minute.
    • two minute whiplike threads of protoplasm
    • reduced to a microscopic scale

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thin

  • verb lose thickness; become thin or thinner
  • verb make thin or thinner
    • Thin the solution

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stature

  • noun high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement
    • a man of great stature
  • noun (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot
    height.

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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murmuring

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    muttering; mutter; murmuration; murmur; mussitation.
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    grumbling; grumble; muttering; mutter; murmur.

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whippersnapper

  • noun someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous
    jackanapes; lightweight.

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small-time

  • adjective satellite of minor importance
    nickel-and-dime.
    • a nickel-and-dime operation run out of a single rented room
    • a small-time actor

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feebleness

  • noun the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
    valetudinarianism; debility; frailness; frailty; infirmity.
  • noun the quality of lacking intensity or substance
    tenuity.
    • a shrill yet sweet tenuity of voice"- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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sun_protection_factor

  • noun the degree to which a sunscreen protects the skin from the direct rays of the sun
    SPF.

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slim

  • verb take off weight
    melt off; slenderize; reduce; slim down; lose weight; thin.
  • adjective satellite being of delicate or slender build
    svelte; slender; slight.
    • she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris
    • a slim girl with straight blonde hair
    • watched her slight figure cross the street

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reedy

  • adjective satellite having a tone of a reed instrument
    wheezy.
  • adjective satellite resembling a reed in being upright and slender
    reedlike.

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war

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    warfare.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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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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boney

  • adjective having bones especially many or prominent bones
    bony.
    • a bony shad fillet
    • her bony wrist
    • bony fish
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; scraggy; skinny; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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wizen

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizened; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair

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bones

  • noun a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
    finger cymbals; clappers; castanets.
  • noun rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    os; bone.

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squab

  • noun flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled
    dove.
  • noun a soft padded sofa

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indifferent

  • adjective satellite marked by a lack of interest; it is simply indifferent"
    apathetic.
    • an apathetic audience
    • the universe is neither hostile nor friendly
  • adjective satellite showing no care or concern in attitude or action
    • indifferent to the sufferings of others
    • indifferent to her plea

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chylomicron

  • noun a microscopic particle of triglycerides produced in the intestines during digestion; in the bloodstream they release their fatty acids into the blood

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commonness

  • noun the state of being that is commonly observed
    expectedness.
  • noun the quality of lacking taste and refinement
    coarseness; raunch; vulgarity; vulgarism; grossness.

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valetudinarianism

  • noun the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
    debility; frailness; feebleness; frailty; infirmity.

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itsy

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bunk

  • noun a long trough for feeding cattle
    feed bunk.
  • noun a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
    built in bed; berth.

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pressing

  • noun the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure
    press; pressure.
    • he gave the button a press
    • he used pressure to stop the bleeding
    • at the pressing of a button
  • noun a metal or plastic part that is made by a mechanical press

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thrift

  • noun any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers
  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimony; parsimoniousness; penny-pinching.

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teentsy

  • adjective satellite (used informally) very small
    itsy-bitsy; bitty; teensy; itty-bitty; weensy; wee; teensy-weensy; teeny; teeny-weeny; weeny; bittie.
    • a wee tot

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chemical

  • noun material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    chemical substance.
  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    chemic.
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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actinism

  • noun the property of radiation that enables it to produce photochemical effects

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susurrous

  • adjective satellite characterized by soft sounds
    murmurous; soughing; rustling.
    • a murmurous brook
    • a soughing wind in the pines
    • a slow sad susurrous rustle like the wind fingering the pines"- R.P.Warren

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cardinal

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
  • noun the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order
    cardinal number.

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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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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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tarradiddle

  • noun a trivial lie
    fib; tale; story; taradiddle.
    • he told a fib about eating his spinach
    • how can I stop my child from telling stories?
  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot; twaddle.

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primality

  • noun the property of being a prime number

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buzzword

  • noun stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
    cant.

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dominance

  • noun superior development of one side of the body
    laterality.
  • noun the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
    control; ascendance; ascendency; ascendancy; ascendence.
    • her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her

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cadence

  • noun (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
    beat; metre; meter; measure.
  • noun the close of a musical section

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pint

  • noun a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 gills or 568.26 cubic centimeters
  • noun a United States dry unit equal to 0.5 quart or 33.6 cubic inches
    dry pint.

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jabberwocky

  • noun nonsensical language (according to Lewis Carroll)

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adynamia

  • noun lack of strength or vigor (especially from illness)

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lanky

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangling; gangly; rangy.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite tall and thin
    gangling; gangly.

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junior-grade

  • adjective satellite inferior in rank or status
    petty; lower-ranking; lowly; subaltern; secondary.
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary

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frailness

  • noun the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
    valetudinarianism; debility; feebleness; frailty; infirmity.

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petite

  • noun a garment size for short or slender women
  • adjective satellite very small
    bantam; diminutive; tiny; midget; flyspeck; lilliputian.
    • diminutive in stature
    • a lilliputian chest of drawers
    • her petite figure
    • tiny feet
    • the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy

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spirant

  • noun a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
    fricative consonant; fricative.
  • adjective satellite of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
    fricative; sibilant; strident; continuant.

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anorectic

  • noun a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
    anorexic.
  • adjective satellite suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
    anorexic.

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swing

  • noun a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
    • the party went with a swing
    • it took time to get into the swing of things
  • noun mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

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delicacy

  • noun the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
    fineness; daintiness.
    • the daintiness of her touch
    • the fineness of her features
  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; treat; dainty.

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bouffant

  • noun a woman's hairstyle in which the hair gives a puffy appearance
  • adjective satellite being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing
    puffy.
    • a bouffant skirt

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accessory

  • noun clothing that is worn or carried, but not part of your main clothing
    accouterment; accoutrement.
  • noun a supplementary component that improves capability
    add-on; supplement; appurtenance.

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connectivity

  • noun the property of being connected or the degree to which something has connections

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modest

  • adjective marked by simplicity; having a humble opinion of yourself
    • a modest apartment
    • too modest to wear his medals
  • adjective satellite not large but sufficient in size or amount
    small.
    • a modest salary
    • modest inflation
    • helped in my own small way

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4to

  • noun the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper twice to form four leaves
    quarto.

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maceration

  • noun softening due to soaking or steeping
  • noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
    gauntness; bonyness; emaciation; boniness.

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flyspeck

  • noun a tiny dark speck made by the excrement of a fly
  • adjective satellite very small
    bantam; petite; diminutive; tiny; midget; lilliputian.
    • diminutive in stature
    • a lilliputian chest of drawers
    • her petite figure
    • tiny feet
    • the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy

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vulgarism

  • noun an offensive or indecent word or phrase
    obscenity; smut; filth; dirty word.
  • noun the quality of lacking taste and refinement
    coarseness; commonness; raunch; vulgarity; grossness.

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seediness

  • noun a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing
    shabbiness; manginess; sleaziness.

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runty

  • adjective satellite well below average height
    sawed-off; sawn-off; pint-sized; pint-size.
  • adjective satellite (used especially of persons) of inferior size
    shrimpy; puny.

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execrable

  • adjective satellite of very poor quality or condition
    miserable; deplorable; woeful; wretched.
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment
  • adjective satellite unequivocally detestable
    abominable; detestable; odious.
    • abominable treatment of prisoners
    • detestable vices
    • execrable crimes
    • consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke

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short

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

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bilgewater

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot; twaddle.

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third

  • noun one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
    tierce; one-third.
    • it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement
  • noun the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
    third base.
    • he is playing third

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light

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

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vitalness

  • noun the quality possessed by something that you cannot possibly do without
    indispensability; indispensableness.
  • noun the quality of being essential to maintain life

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lame

  • noun someone who doesn't understand what is going on
    square.
  • noun a fabric interwoven with threads of metal
    • she wore a gold lame dress

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footed

  • adjective having feet
    • footed creatures
    • a footed sofa
  • verb pay for something
    foot; pick.
    • pick up the tab
    • pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages
    • foot the bill

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chief

  • noun a person who is in charge
    head; top dog.
    • the head of the whole operation
  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; gaffer; honcho; boss.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman

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fal_la

  • noun meaningless syllables in the refrain of a partsong
    fa la.

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fundamental

  • noun any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
    • fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure
  • noun the lowest tone of a harmonic series
    first harmonic; fundamental frequency.

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tall

  • noun a garment size for a tall person
  • adjective great in vertical dimension; high in stature
    • tall people
    • tall buildings
    • tall trees
    • tall ships

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immensity

  • noun unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    grandness; immenseness; vastness; greatness; wideness; enormousness; sizeableness.

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isotropy

  • noun (physics) the property of being isotropic; having the same value when measured in different directions
    symmetry.

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softened

  • adjective satellite toned down
  • verb make (images or sounds) soft or softer
    soften.

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lithesome

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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closeness

  • noun a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
    intimacy.
    • their closeness grew as the night wore on
  • noun the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
    stuffiness.

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meter

  • noun the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
    m; metre.
  • noun any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity

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fa_la

  • noun meaningless syllables in the refrain of a partsong
    fal la.

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attitude

  • noun a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
    mental attitude.
    • he had the attitude that work was fun
  • noun the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    position; posture.
    • he assumed an attitude of surrender

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songfulness

  • noun the property of being suitable for singing
    lyricality; lyricism.

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pitch

  • noun the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  • noun (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
    delivery.

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thumping

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    thud; clump; clunk; thump.
  • verb move rhythmically
    beat; pound; thump.
    • Her heart was beating fast

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littler

  • adjective satellite small or little relative to something else
    smaller.
  • adjective limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    small; little.
    • a little dining room
    • a little house
    • a small car
    • a little (or small) group

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unknown

  • noun an unknown and unexplored region
    terra incognita; unknown region.
    • they came like angels out the unknown
  • noun anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
    alien; stranger.

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still

  • noun a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; stillness.
    • the still of the night

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operative

  • noun a person secretly employed in espionage for a government
    intelligence agent; secret agent; intelligence officer.
  • noun someone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
    private investigator; private eye; private detective; sherlock; shamus; PI.

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trifle

  • noun a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate
  • noun a detail that is considered insignificant
    technicality; triviality.

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machine

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

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style

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    fashion; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
    expressive style.
    • all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper

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physical_object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects

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incoherence

  • noun lack of cohesion or clarity or organization
    incoherency.
  • noun nonsense that is simply incoherent and unintelligible
    incoherency; unintelligibility.

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emaciated

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; cadaverous; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • verb cause to grow thin or weak
    macerate; emaciate; waste.
    • The treatment emaciated him

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la

  • noun a white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily; occurs in rare earth minerals and is usually classified as a rare earth
    atomic number 57; lanthanum.
  • noun a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
    Louisiana; Pelican State.

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stridence

  • noun having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound
    shrillness; stridency.

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trimness

  • noun a state of arrangement or appearance
    trim.
    • in good trim

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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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grade

  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    course; class; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    tier; level.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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microscopic

  • adjective of or relating to or used in microscopy
    microscopical.
    • microscopic analysis
    • microscopical examination
  • adjective satellite visible under a microscope; using a microscope
    microscopical.

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stridency

  • noun having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound
    stridence; shrillness.

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lustrelessness

  • noun the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
    matt; mat; lusterlessness; matte; flatness.

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dwarfish

  • adjective satellite atypically small
    • dwarf tree
    • dwarf star

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short-stalked

  • adjective satellite of plants having relatively short stalks

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main

  • noun any very large body of (salt) water
    briny.
  • noun a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage

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spot

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

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strength

  • noun the property of being physically or mentally strong
    • fatigue sapped his strength
  • noun capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
    military posture; military capability; military strength; posture.
    • we faced an army of great strength
    • politicians have neglected our military posture

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limbo

  • noun the state of being disregarded or forgotten
    oblivion.
  • noun an imaginary place for lost or neglected things

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low_pitch

  • noun a pitch that is perceived as below other pitches
    low frequency.

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physical_composition

  • noun the way in which someone or something is composed
    make-up; makeup; constitution; composition.

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richness

  • noun the property of being extremely abundant
    profusion; cornucopia; profuseness.
    • the profusion of detail
    • the idiomatic richness of English
  • noun abundant wealth
    affluence.
    • they studied forerunners of richness or poverty
    • the richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty

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spray

  • noun a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying
  • noun a quantity of small objects flying through the air
    spraying.
    • a spray of bullets

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weakness

  • noun a flaw or weak point
    failing.
    • he was quick to point out his wife's failings
  • noun powerlessness revealed by an inability to act
    impuissance; helplessness.
    • in spite of their weakness the group remains active

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significance

  • noun the quality of being significant
    • do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power
  • noun a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
    import; implication.
    • the significance of his remark became clear only later
    • the expectation was spread both by word and by implication

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inconsequence

  • noun having no important effects or influence
  • noun invalid or incorrect reasoning
    illogicalness; illogic; illogicality.

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slight

  • noun a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
    rebuff.
  • verb pay no attention to, disrespect
    cold-shoulder.
    • She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance

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primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

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scaling

  • noun the act of arranging in a graduated series
    grading.
  • noun act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale

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ordered_series

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; scale; graduated table.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10

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detachment

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

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legged

  • adjective having legs of a specified kind or number
    • four-legged animals
    • a peg-legged man

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stout

  • noun a strong very dark heavy-bodied ale made from pale malt and roasted unmalted barley and (often) caramel malt with hops
  • noun a garment size for a large or heavy person

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half

  • noun one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
    one-half.
    • half a loaf
    • half an hour
    • a century and one half
  • noun one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval

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physiological_property

  • noun a property having to do with the functioning of the body

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harmoniousness

  • noun the property of sounding harmonious
    consonance.
  • noun compatibility in opinion and action
    harmony.

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weedy

  • adjective abounding with or resembling weeds
    • a weedy path
    • weedy plants that take over a garden
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; skinny; scrawny.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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bittie

  • adjective satellite (used informally) very small
    itsy-bitsy; bitty; teensy; itty-bitty; weensy; wee; teensy-weensy; teentsy; teeny; teeny-weeny; weeny.
    • a wee tot

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register

  • noun an official written record of names or events or transactions
    registry.
  • noun (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments

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minimalist

  • noun a conservative who advocates only minor reforms in government or politics
  • noun a practitioner or advocate of artistic minimalism

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bony

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; emaciated; cadaverous; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • adjective composed of or containing bone
    osseous; osteal.
    • osseous tissue

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mumbler

  • noun a person who speaks softly and indistinctly
    murmurer; mutterer.

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noisiness

  • noun the auditory effect characterized by loud and constant noise
    racketiness.

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crock

  • noun a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
    smut; soot; lampblack; carbon black.
  • noun nonsense; foolish talk
    • that's a crock

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whacking

  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    trouncing; drubbing; thrashing; licking; lacing; beating.
  • verb hit hard
    wham; whop; whack; wallop.
    • The teacher whacked the boy

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habitus

  • noun person's predisposition to be affected by something (as a disease)
    • the consumptive habitus
  • noun constitution of the human body
    body-build; physique; build.

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micro

  • adjective satellite extremely small in scale or scope or capability

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magnitude

  • noun the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
    • they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion
    • about the magnitude of a small pea
  • noun a number assigned to the ratio of two quantities; two quantities are of the same order of magnitude if one is less than 10 times as large as the other; the number of magnitudes that the quantities differ is specified to within a power of 10
    order of magnitude.

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fiddle

  • noun bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
    violin.
  • verb avoid (one's assigned duties)
    goldbrick; shrink from; shirk.
    • The derelict soldier shirked his duties

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mode

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; way.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a particular functioning condition or arrangement
    • switched from keyboard to voice mode

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subduedness

  • noun the property of lights or sounds that lack brilliance or are reduced in intensity
    dimness.
  • noun a disposition to be patient and long suffering
    meekness.

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skeletal

  • adjective of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton
    • the skeletal system
    • skeletal bones
    • skeletal muscles
  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; cadaverous; gaunt; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

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dumpy

  • adjective resembling a garbage dump
  • adjective satellite short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
    squat; squatty; low-set; chunky; stumpy.
    • some people seem born to be square and chunky
    • a dumpy little dumpling of a woman
    • dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears
    • a little church with a squat tower
    • a squatty red smokestack
    • a stumpy ungainly figure

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soft

  • adjective yielding readily to pressure or weight
  • adjective compassionate and kind; conciliatory
    • he was soft on his children

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international_pitch

  • noun the pitch used to tune instruments for concert performances; usually assigns 440 Hz to the A above middle C
    concert pitch; philharmonic pitch.

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airiness

  • noun the property of something spacious and abounding in fresh air
  • noun the property of something weightless and insubstantial
    buoyancy.

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status

  • noun the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
    position.
    • he had the status of a minor
    • the novel attained the status of a classic
    • atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life
  • noun a state at a particular time
    condition.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations

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utility-grade

  • adjective satellite used of beef; usable but inferior
    utility.

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weight

  • noun the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
  • noun sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms
    exercising weight; free weight.

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scanty

  • noun short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)
    pantie; panty; step-in.
  • adjective satellite lacking in amplitude or quantity
    spare; bare.
    • a bare livelihood
    • a scanty harvest
    • a spare diet

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series

  • noun similar things placed in order or happening one after another
    • they were investigating a series of bank robberies
  • noun a serialized set of programs
    serial.
    • a comedy series
    • the Masterworks concert series

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gnomish

  • adjective satellite used of small deformed creatures

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jugular

  • noun veins in the neck that return blood from the head
    jugular vein; vena jugularis.
  • noun a vital part that is vulnerable to attack
    • he always goes for the jugular

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twiggy

  • adjective satellite thin as a twig
    twiglike.

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frequency

  • noun the number of occurrences within a given time period
    oftenness; frequence.
    • the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second
    • the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older
  • noun the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations
    relative frequency.

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spareness

  • noun the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness
    sparsity; sparseness; thinness.
  • noun the property of having little body fat
    leanness; thinness.

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anonymity

  • noun the state of being anonymous
    namelessness.

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narrow_margin

  • noun a small margin
    narrowness; slimness.
    • the president was not humbled by his narrow margin of victory
    • the landslide he had in the electoral college obscured the narrowness of a victory based on just 43% of the popular vote

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squatness

  • noun the property of being short and broad
    stubbiness.

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absurdity

  • noun a message whose content is at variance with reason
    absurdness; ridiculousness.
  • noun a ludicrous folly
    silliness; fatuity; fatuousness.
    • the crowd laughed at the absurdity of the clown's behavior

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thick

  • noun the location of something surrounded by other things
    midst.
    • in the midst of the crowd
  • adjective not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions
    • an inch thick
    • a thick board
    • a thick sandwich
    • spread a thick layer of butter
    • thick coating of dust
    • thick warm blankets

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mat

  • noun a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
  • noun mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
    matting.

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manginess

  • noun a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing
    shabbiness; seediness; sleaziness.

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matt

  • noun the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
    mat; lusterlessness; matte; lustrelessness; flatness.
  • adjective satellite not reflecting light; not glossy
    flat; matte; mat; matted.
    • flat wall paint
    • a photograph with a matte finish

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consonance

  • noun the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
    consonant rhyme.
  • noun the property of sounding harmonious
    harmoniousness.

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military_machine

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

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trashiness

  • noun the quality of being cheaply imitative of something better
    shoddiness.

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empty_words

  • noun loud and confused and empty talk
    rhetoric; palaver; empty talk; hot air.
    • mere rhetoric

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bulkiness

  • noun an unwieldy largeness
    massiveness.

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gossamer

  • noun a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
  • noun filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
    cobweb.

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voluminousness

  • noun greatness of volume
    voluminosity; fullness.

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eubstance

  • noun the property of holding together and retaining its shape
    body; consistence; consistency.
    • wool has more body than rayon
    • when the dough has enough consistency it is ready to bake

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viability

  • noun (of living things) capable of normal growth and development
  • noun capable of being done in a practical and useful way

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lowlife

  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; crumb; stinker; so-and-so; scum bag; rat; rotter; puke; dirty dog; bum; skunk; stinkpot.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'

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forte

  • noun an asset of special worth or utility
    strong suit; strength; speciality; strong point; specialty; long suit; metier.
    • cooking is his forte
  • noun (music) loud
    fortissimo.

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sibilant

  • noun a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
    sibilant consonant.
  • adjective satellite of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
    spirant; fricative; strident; continuant.

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blubber

  • noun an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil
  • noun excess bodily weight
    avoirdupois; fat; fatness.
    • she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others

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itsy-bitsy

  • adjective satellite (used informally) very small
    bitty; teensy; itty-bitty; weensy; wee; teensy-weensy; teentsy; teeny; teeny-weeny; weeny; bittie.
    • a wee tot

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faddle

To trifle; to toy. -- v. t. To fondle; to dandle. Prov. Eng. Halliwell.

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wingspan

  • noun linear distance between the extremities of an airfoil
    wingspread.

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humble

  • verb cause to be unpretentious
    • This experience will humble him
  • verb cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    abase; chagrin; mortify; humiliate.
    • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

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reporting

  • noun the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television
    reportage; coverage.
    • they accused the paper of biased coverage of race relations
  • verb to give an account or representation of in words
    report; account; describe.
    • Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental

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bass

  • noun the lowest part of the musical range
  • noun the lowest part in polyphonic music
    bass part.

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blaring

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; cacophony; din; blare.
  • verb make a strident sound
    blast; blare.
    • She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone

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inessential

  • noun anything that is not essential
    nonessential.
    • they discarded all their inessentials
  • adjective not basic or fundamental
    unessential.

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chemical_property

  • noun a property used to characterize materials in reactions that change their identity

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withdrawal

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

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inferiority

  • noun the state of being inferior
    lower rank; lower status.
  • noun an inferior quality
    low quality.

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mellowness

  • noun kindheartedness through maturity or old age
  • noun a taste (especially of fruit) that is ripe and of full flavor

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shriveled

  • adjective satellite (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered; sear; sere; shrivelled; dried-up.
    • dried-up grass
    • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
    • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    • withered vines
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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base

  • noun installation from which a military force initiates operations
    base of operations.
    • the attack wiped out our forward bases
  • noun lowest support of a structure
    foundation; substructure; groundwork; understructure; fundament; foot.
    • it was built on a base of solid rock
    • he stood at the foot of the tower

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undersize

  • adjective satellite smaller than normal for its kind
    undersized.

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muffled

  • adjective satellite being or made softer or less loud or clear
    muted; softened; dull.
    • the dull boom of distant breaking waves
    • muffled drums
    • the muffled noises of the street
    • muted trumpets
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; strangle; stifle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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disposition

  • noun your usual mood
    temperament.
    • he has a happy disposition
  • noun the act or means of getting rid of something
    disposal.

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shrimp

  • noun disparaging terms for small people
    peewee; runt; half-pint.
  • noun any of various edible decapod crustaceans
    prawn.

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reverberance

  • noun having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
    ringing; sonorousness; plangency; resonance; vibrancy; sonority.

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bagatelle

  • noun a light piece of music for piano
  • noun something of little value or significance
    frippery; fluff; frivolity.

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toned

  • adjective satellite having or characterized or distinguished by tone or a specific tone; often used in combination
    • full-toned
    • shrill-toned
    • deep-toned
  • verb utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
    chant; tone; intone.
    • The students chanted the same slogan over and over again

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wave-particle_duality

  • noun (physics) the property of matter and electromagnetic radiation that is characterized by the fact that some properties can be explained best by wave theory and others by particle theory
    duality.

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susurrus

  • noun the indistinct sound of people whispering
    susurration.
    • a soft susurrus of conversation

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fa

  • noun the syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization

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optics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light
  • noun optical properties
    • the optics of a telescope

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punk

  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; tough; goon; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.
  • noun substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks)

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clarion

  • noun a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
  • verb blow the clarion

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length

  • noun the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place
    • the length of the table was 5 feet
  • noun continuance in time
    duration.
    • the ceremony was of short duration
    • he complained about the length of time required

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sprig

  • noun a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
    twig; branchlet.
  • noun an ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers

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squattiness

  • noun a short and stout physique
    dumpiness.

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consequence

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; result; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
    aftermath.

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loudness

  • noun the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
    volume; intensity.
    • the kids played their music at full volume
  • noun tasteless showiness
    tawdriness; gaudiness; glitz; meretriciousness; flashiness; brashness; garishness.

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commodiousness

  • noun spatial largeness and extensiveness (especially inside a building)
    spaciousness; capaciousness; roominess.
    • the capaciousness of Santa's bag astounded the child
    • roominess in this size car is always a compromise
    • his new office lacked the spaciousness that he had become accustomed to

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skinflint

  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    churl; niggard; scrooge.

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puny

  • adjective satellite inferior in strength or significance
    • a puny physique
    • puny excuses
  • adjective satellite (used especially of persons) of inferior size
    shrimpy; runty.

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size

  • noun the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
    • a wolf is about the size of a large dog
  • noun the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
    • he wears a size 13 shoe

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namelessness

  • noun the state of being anonymous
    anonymity.

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mercantilism

  • noun an economic system (Europe in 18th century) to increase a nation's wealth by government regulation of all of the nation's commercial interests
    mercantile system.
  • noun transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
    commerce; commercialism.

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symmetry

  • noun (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
    symmetricalness; correspondence; balance.
  • noun balance among the parts of something
    proportion.

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feel

  • noun an intuitive awareness;
    • he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; tone; flavor; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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wasp

  • noun social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting
  • noun a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination
    white Anglo-Saxon Protestant.

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physical_property

  • noun any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions

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number

  • noun the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
    figure.
    • he had a number of chores to do
    • the number of parameters is small
    • the figure was about a thousand
  • noun a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    • every number has a unique position in the sequence

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low-set

  • adjective satellite short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
    squat; squatty; chunky; dumpy; stumpy.
    • some people seem born to be square and chunky
    • a dumpy little dumpling of a woman
    • dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears
    • a little church with a squat tower
    • a squatty red smokestack
    • a stumpy ungainly figure
  • adjective satellite lower than average
    lowset.
    • lowset ears
    • a stocky low-set animal

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flashiness

  • noun tasteless showiness
    tawdriness; gaudiness; glitz; meretriciousness; brashness; loudness; garishness.

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body_weight

  • noun the weight of a person's body

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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enormity

  • noun the quality of being outrageous
    outrageousness.
  • noun vastness of size or extent
    • in careful usage the noun enormity is not used to express the idea of great size
    • universities recognized the enormity of their task

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ring

  • noun a characteristic sound
    • it has the ring of sincerity
  • noun a toroidal shape
    annulus; anchor ring; doughnut; halo.
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
    • a halo of smoke

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quality

  • noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    caliber; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber

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cheesy

  • adjective satellite of very poor quality; flimsy
    cheap; tinny; punk; crummy; bum; sleazy; chintzy.

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low_frequency

  • noun 30 to 300 kilohertz
    LF.
  • noun a pitch that is perceived as below other pitches
    low pitch.

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little

  • noun a small amount or duration
    • he accepted the little they gave him
  • adjective limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    small.
    • a little dining room
    • a little house
    • a small car
    • a little (or small) group

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nickel-and-dime

  • verb spend money frugally; spend as little as possible
    penny-pinch.
  • verb accumulate gradually
    • she nickeled-and-dimed together a small house for her family

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half-pint

  • noun disparaging terms for small people
    peewee; runt; shrimp.

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niggardliness

  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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standard_gauge

  • noun railroad track having the standard width of 56.5 inches

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big_deal

  • noun an important influential person
    big cheese; big gun; big fish; big shot; big wheel; head honcho; big enchilada.
    • he thinks he's a big shot
    • she's a big deal in local politics
    • the Qaeda commander is a very big fish
  • noun anything of great importance or consequence

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potty

  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; toilet; commode; crapper; stool; can; pot.
  • noun a receptacle for urination or defecation in the bedroom
    chamberpot; thunder mug.

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flimsy

  • noun a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies
    onionskin.
  • adjective satellite lacking solidity or strength
    • a flimsy table
    • flimsy construction

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intermediate

  • noun a substance formed during a chemical process before the desired product is obtained
  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    mediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement

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grossness

  • noun the quality of lacking taste and refinement
    coarseness; commonness; raunch; vulgarity; vulgarism.

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anaemia

  • noun a lack of vitality
    anemia.
  • noun a deficiency of red blood cells
    anemia.

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saw

  • noun a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
    proverb; byword; adage.
  • noun hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting

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drool

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; tommyrot; twaddle.
  • noun saliva spilling from the mouth
    drivel; dribble; slobber.

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badness

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    bad.
    • take the bad with the good
  • noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
    severity; severeness.

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stinkpot

  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; crumb; stinker; so-and-so; scum bag; rat; rotter; puke; dirty dog; bum; skunk; lowlife.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'
  • noun small freshwater turtle having a strong musky odor
    musk turtle.

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hydrophobicity

  • noun the property of being water-repellent; tending to repel and not absorb water

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gaudy

  • noun (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; brassy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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soft-spoken

  • adjective satellite having a speaking manner that is not loud or harsh
    • she was always soft-spoken

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pocket-sized

  • adjective satellite limited in size or scope
    pocket-size; modest; small; minor; small-scale.
    • a small business
    • a newspaper with a modest circulation
    • small-scale plans
    • a pocket-size country
  • adjective satellite small enough to be carried in a garment pocket
    pocketable; pocket-size.
    • pocket-size paperbacks

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rawboned

  • adjective satellite having a lean and bony physique
    • a rawboned cow hand

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debility

  • noun the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
    valetudinarianism; frailness; feebleness; frailty; infirmity.

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spoken

  • adjective uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination
    • a spoken message
    • the spoken language
    • a soft-spoken person
    • sharp-spoken
  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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part

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

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stubbiness

  • noun the property of being short and broad
    squatness.

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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reedlike

  • adjective satellite resembling a reed in being upright and slender
    reedy.

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wasted

  • adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    pointless; senseless; purposeless; otiose; superfluous.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence
  • verb spend thoughtlessly; throw away
    blow; waste; squander.
    • He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
    • You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree

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consonant

  • noun a speech sound that is not a vowel
  • noun a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant

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philharmonic

  • noun a large orchestra; can perform symphonies
    symphony orchestra; symphony.
    • we heard the Vienna symphony
  • adjective composing or characteristic of an orchestral group
    • philharmonic players

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chintzy

  • adjective satellite of very poor quality; flimsy
    cheap; tinny; punk; crummy; bum; sleazy; cheesy.
  • adjective satellite embarrassingly stingy
    cheap; chinchy.

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shrunken

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizen; wizened; shrivelled.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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distance

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

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molecular

  • adjective relating to or produced by or consisting of molecules
    • molecular structure
    • molecular oxygen
    • molecular weight is the sum of all the atoms in a molecule
  • adjective relating to simple or elementary organization
    • proceed by more and more detailed analysis to the molecular facts of perception"--G.A. Miller

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extra_large

  • noun a garment size for a very large person

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tawdry

  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; meretricious; tatty; flash; cheap; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments
  • adjective satellite cheap and shoddy
    shoddy; cheapjack.
    • cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist

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pint-size

  • adjective satellite well below average height
    sawed-off; sawn-off; pint-sized; runty.

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quietness

  • noun the property of making no sound
    soundlessness.
  • noun a state of peace and quiet
    tranquility; quietude; tranquillity.

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double

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    two-base hit; two-baser; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
  • noun a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    stunt man; stunt woman.
    • his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

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penuriousness

  • noun a state of lacking money
    impecuniousness; pennilessness.
  • noun a disposition to be niggardly with money

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muted

  • adjective satellite in a softened tone
    hushed; subdued; quiet.
    • hushed voices
    • muted trumpets
    • a subdued whisper
    • a quiet reprimand
  • verb deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
    dampen; mute; muffle; damp; tone down; dull.

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vocal

  • noun music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment
    vocal music.
  • noun a short musical composition with words
    song.
    • a successful musical must have at least three good songs

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concert_pitch

  • noun the pitch used to tune instruments for concert performances; usually assigns 440 Hz to the A above middle C
    international pitch; philharmonic pitch.

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taste_property

  • noun a property appreciated via the sense of taste

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amplitude

  • noun (physics) the maximum displacement of a periodic wave
  • noun the property of copious abundance
    bountifulness; bounty.

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macro

  • noun a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language
    macro instruction.
  • adjective satellite very large in scale or scope or capability

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gangling

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangly; lanky; rangy.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite tall and thin
    gangly; lanky.

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insignificance

  • noun the quality of having little or no significance

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trivialise

  • verb make trivial or insignificant
    trivialize.
    • Don't trivialize the seriousness of the issue!

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inanity

  • noun total lack of meaning or ideas
    pointlessness; vacuity; senselessness; mindlessness.

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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undersized

  • adjective satellite smaller than normal for its kind
    undersize.

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teensy

  • adjective satellite (used informally) very small
    itsy-bitsy; bitty; itty-bitty; weensy; wee; teensy-weensy; teentsy; teeny; teeny-weeny; weeny; bittie.
    • a wee tot

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fashion

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun characteristic or habitual practice

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minginess

  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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avoirdupois

  • noun a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)
    avoirdupois weight.
  • noun excess bodily weight
    blubber; fat; fatness.
    • she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others

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vastness

  • noun unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    grandness; immenseness; immensity; greatness; wideness; enormousness; sizeableness.

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gentle

  • verb cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    gruntle; placate; appease; conciliate; assuage; pacify; mollify; lenify.
    • She managed to mollify the angry customer
  • verb give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility
    ennoble; entitle.

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rat

  • noun any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; blackleg.

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manner

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of acting or behaving
    personal manner.

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miserable

  • adjective satellite very unhappy; full of misery
    suffering; wretched.
    • he felt depressed and miserable
    • a message of hope for suffering humanity
    • wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages
  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pathetic; pitiable; piteous; misfortunate; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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flatness

  • noun the property of having two dimensions
    two-dimensionality; planeness.
  • noun a want of animation or brilliance
    • the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style

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churl

  • noun a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
    Goth; boor; tyke; barbarian; peasant; tike.
  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    niggard; skinflint; scrooge.

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concentration

  • noun the strength of a solution; number of molecules of a substance in a given volume
  • noun the spatial property of being crowded together
    compactness; tightness; denseness; density.

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substantive

  • noun any word or group of words functioning as a noun
  • adjective satellite having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable
    substantial.
    • substantial equivalents

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stuff_and_nonsense

  • noun senseless talk
    stuff; hooey; poppycock.
    • don't give me that stuff

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rhetoric

  • noun using language effectively to please or persuade
  • noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    grandiosity; grandiloquence; ornateness; magniloquence.
    • the grandiosity of his prose
    • an excessive ornateness of language

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spaciousness

  • noun spatial largeness and extensiveness (especially inside a building)
    commodiousness; capaciousness; roominess.
    • the capaciousness of Santa's bag astounded the child
    • roominess in this size car is always a compromise
    • his new office lacked the spaciousness that he had become accustomed to

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shoddiness

  • noun the quality of being cheaply imitative of something better
    trashiness.
  • noun the property of weakness by virtue of careless construction
    flimsiness.

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small_beer

  • noun something of small importance
    trifle; trivia; triviality.

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instancy

  • noun the quickness of action or occurrence
    immediacy; immediateness; instantaneousness.
    • the immediacy of their response
    • the instancy of modern communication
  • noun the quality of being insistent
    imperativeness.
    • he pressed his demand with considerable instancy

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lilt

  • noun a jaunty rhythm in music
    swing.
  • verb articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way

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build

  • noun constitution of the human body
    body-build; physique; habitus.
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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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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frail

  • noun the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds
  • noun a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)

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wideness

  • noun the property of being wide; having great width
    broadness.
  • noun unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    grandness; immenseness; vastness; immensity; greatness; enormousness; sizeableness.

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so

  • noun the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
    soh; sol.
  • adverb to a very great extent or degree
    • the idea is so obvious
    • never been so happy
    • I love you so
    • my head aches so!

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microtaggant

  • noun (trademark) a microscopic and traceable identification particle used to trace explosives or other hazardous materials or to prevent counterfeiting

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enervation

  • noun lack of vitality
    • an enervation of mind greater than any fatigue
  • noun serious weakening and loss of energy
    debilitation; exhaustion; enfeeblement.

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breakability

  • noun quality of being easily damaged or destroyed
    frangibleness; fragility; frangibility.

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tawdriness

  • noun tasteless showiness
    gaudiness; glitz; meretriciousness; flashiness; brashness; loudness; garishness.

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caliber

  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    quality; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber
  • noun diameter of a tube or gun barrel
    bore; gauge; calibre.

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grandness

  • noun a prominent status
    importance.
    • a person of importance
  • noun unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    immenseness; vastness; immensity; greatness; wideness; enormousness; sizeableness.

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weeny

  • adjective satellite (used informally) very small
    itsy-bitsy; bitty; teensy; itty-bitty; weensy; wee; teensy-weensy; teentsy; teeny; teeny-weeny; bittie.
    • a wee tot

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lusterlessness

  • noun the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
    matt; mat; matte; lustrelessness; flatness.

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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molecule

  • noun (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    speck; particle; atom; corpuscle; mote.

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low_status

  • noun a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
    lowliness; lowness.

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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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beta

  • noun the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun beets
    genus Beta.

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regular

  • noun a regular patron
    fixture; habitue.
    • an habitue of the racetrack
    • a bum who is a Central Park fixture
  • noun a soldier in the regular army

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niggardness

  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; tightness; parsimony.

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device

  • noun an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water
  • noun something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

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alpha

  • noun the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun the beginning of a series or sequence
    • the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelations

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vibrancy

  • noun having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
    ringing; sonorousness; plangency; reverberance; resonance; sonority.

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melodiousness

  • noun the property of having a melody
    tunefulness.

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class

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    category; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    grade; course; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy

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grave

  • noun death of a person
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    tomb.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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empty_talk

  • noun loud and confused and empty talk
    rhetoric; palaver; empty words; hot air.
    • mere rhetoric

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average

  • noun a statistic describing the location of a distribution
    norm.
    • it set the norm for American homes
  • noun (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities

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dog

  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    domestic dog; Canis familiaris.
    • the dog barked all night
  • noun a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    frump.
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog

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defencelessness

  • noun the property of being helpless in the face of attack
    defenselessness; unprotectedness.

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suppleness

  • noun the gracefulness of a person or animal that is flexible and supple
    litheness; lissomeness.
  • noun the property of being pliant and flexible
    pliancy; pliantness.

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shmegegge

  • noun (Yiddish) baloney; hot air; nonsense
    schmegegge.

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mammoth

  • noun any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene; extremely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks
  • adjective satellite so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth
    gigantic.
    • a gigantic redwood
    • gigantic disappointment
    • a mammoth ship
    • a mammoth multinational corporation

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spatial

  • adjective pertaining to or involving or having the nature of space
    spacial.
    • the first dimension to concentrate on is the spatial one
    • spatial ability
    • spatial awareness
    • the spatial distribution of the population

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sun

  • noun the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system
    • the sun contains 99.85% of the mass in the solar system
    • the Earth revolves around the Sun
  • noun the rays of the sun
    sunshine; sunlight.
    • the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind

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subordinate

  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    underling; foot soldier; subsidiary.
  • noun a word that is more specific than a given word
    hyponym; subordinate word.

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reed

  • noun tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites
  • noun United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow (1887-1920)
    John Reed.

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senior

  • noun an undergraduate student during the year preceding graduation
  • noun a person who is older than you are
    elder.

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skunk

  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; crumb; stinker; so-and-so; scum bag; rat; rotter; puke; dirty dog; bum; stinkpot; lowlife.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'
  • noun a defeat in a game where one side fails to score
    shutout.

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mussitation

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; muttering; mutter; murmuration; murmur.

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urgency

  • noun the state of being urgent; an earnest and insistent necessity
  • noun pressing importance requiring speedy action
    • the urgency of his need

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spindle-shanked

  • adjective satellite having long slender legs
    spindle-legged.

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raunch

  • noun the quality of lacking taste and refinement
    coarseness; commonness; vulgarity; vulgarism; grossness.

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stalked

  • adjective having or growing on or from a peduncle or stalk
    pedunculate.
    • a pedunculate flower
    • a pedunculate barnacle is attached to the substrate by a fleshy foot or stalk
  • verb walk stiffly
    stalk.

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deep-eyed

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
    hollow-eyed; sunken-eyed.

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broad_gauge

  • noun a railroad track (or its width) broader than the standard 56.5 inches

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laterality

  • noun localization of function on either the right or left sides of the brain
    lateralization; lateralisation.
  • noun the property of using one hand more than the other
    handedness.

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lyricism

  • noun the property of being suitable for singing
    lyricality; songfulness.
  • noun unrestrained and exaggerated enthusiasm

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atom

  • noun (physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    speck; particle; molecule; corpuscle; mote.

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cheap

  • adjective relatively low in price or charging low prices
    inexpensive.
    • it would have been cheap at twice the price
    • inexpensive family restaurants
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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meretriciousness

  • noun an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility
    speciousness.
    • the speciousness of his argument
  • noun tasteless showiness
    tawdriness; gaudiness; glitz; flashiness; brashness; loudness; garishness.

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edibleness

  • noun the property of being fit to eat
    edibility.

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soft-footed

  • adjective satellite sound of quiet gentle steps

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gauge

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gage.
  • noun accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
    standard of measurement.

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telling

  • noun an act of narration
    recounting; relation.
    • he was the hero according to his own relation
    • his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
  • noun informing by words
    notification; apprisal.

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spindle

  • noun (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle
    • chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis
  • noun a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc.

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parsimony

  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimoniousness; penny-pinching; thrift.
  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness.

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endowment

  • noun natural abilities or qualities
    talent; natural endowment; gift.
  • noun the capital that provides income for an institution
    endowment fund.

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principal

  • noun the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
  • noun the educator who has executive authority for a school
    head; school principal; head teacher.
    • she sent unruly pupils to see the principal

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teeny

  • adjective satellite (used informally) very small
    itsy-bitsy; bitty; teensy; itty-bitty; weensy; wee; teensy-weensy; teentsy; teeny-weeny; weeny; bittie.
    • a wee tot

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giant

  • noun any creature of exceptional size
  • noun a person of exceptional importance and reputation
    colossus; titan; heavyweight; behemoth.

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bush-league

  • adjective satellite not of the highest quality or sophistication
    bush.

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shank

  • noun a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg
  • noun the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

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modestness

  • noun the property of being moderate in price or expenditures
    reasonableness; moderateness.
    • the store is famous for the reasonableness of its prices
    • the modestness of the living standards here becomes obvious immediately
  • noun freedom from vanity or conceit
    modesty.

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immoderateness

  • noun the quality of being excessive and lacking in moderation
    immoderation.

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less

  • adjective (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree
    • of less importance
    • less time to spend with the family
    • a shower uses less water
    • less than three years old
  • noun a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
    LE; lupus erythematosus.

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texture

  • noun the feel of a surface or a fabric
    • the wall had a smooth texture
  • noun the essential quality of something
    • the texture of Neapolitan life

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junior

  • noun term of address for a disrespectful and annoying male
    • look here, junior, it's none of your business
  • noun a third-year undergraduate

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unsung

  • adjective satellite not famous or acclaimed
    unknown; obscure.
    • an obscure family
    • unsung heroes of the war
  • adjective satellite having value that is not acknowledged
    unappreciated; unvalued.

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bush

  • noun a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
    shrub.
  • noun a large wilderness area

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air

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

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hot_air

  • noun air that has been heated and tends to rise
  • noun loud and confused and empty talk
    rhetoric; palaver; empty talk; empty words.
    • mere rhetoric

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factor

  • noun anything that contributes causally to a result
    • a number of factors determined the outcome
  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; component; element.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech

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piano

  • noun a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
    pianoforte; forte-piano.
  • noun (music) low loudness
    pianissimo.

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truncation

  • noun the property of being truncated or short
    shortness.
  • noun the replacement of an edge or solid angle (as in cutting a gemstone) by a plane (especially by a plane that is equally inclined to the adjacent faces)

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dullness

  • noun the quality of being slow to understand
    obtuseness.
  • noun the quality of lacking interestingness
    • the stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees

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inferior

  • noun one of lesser rank or station or quality
  • noun a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
    subscript.

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dumpiness

  • noun a short and stout physique
    squattiness.

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ranking

  • noun position on a scale in relation to others in a sport
  • verb take or have a position relative to others
    rank.
    • This painting ranks among the best in the Western World

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niggard

  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    churl; skinflint; scrooge.

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low-toned

  • adjective satellite very low in volume
    low.
    • a low murmur
    • the low-toned murmur of the surf

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nonsensicality

  • noun a message that seems to convey no meaning
    bunk; hokum; meaninglessness; nonsense.

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matte

  • noun a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted
  • noun the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
    matt; mat; lusterlessness; lustrelessness; flatness.

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muttering

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; mutter; murmuration; murmur; mussitation.
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    murmuring; grumbling; grumble; mutter; murmur.

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bear

  • noun massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  • noun an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price

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heavyset

  • adjective satellite having a short and solid form or stature
    compact; stocky; thick; thickset.
    • a wrestler of compact build
    • he was tall and heavyset
    • stocky legs
    • a thickset young man

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pocket

  • noun a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pouch; sack.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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unimportant

  • adjective not important
    • a relatively unimportant feature of the system
    • the question seems unimportant
  • adjective devoid of importance, meaning, or force
    insignificant.

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pallidity

  • noun being deficient in color
    paleness.

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words

  • noun the words that are spoken
    • I listened to his words very closely
  • noun the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
    lyric; language.
    • his compositions always started with the lyrics
    • he wrote both words and music
    • the song uses colloquial language

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international

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

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dinky

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

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subatomic

  • adjective of or relating to constituents of the atom or forces within the atom
    • subatomic particles
    • harnessing subatomic energy
  • adjective satellite of smaller than atomic dimensions

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gibber

  • noun unintelligible talking
    gibberish.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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unsolvability

  • noun the property (of a problem or difficulty) that makes it impossible to solve
    insolubility.

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piffle

  • noun trivial nonsense
    balderdash; fiddle-faddle.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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slimness

  • noun a small margin
    narrowness; narrow margin.
    • the president was not humbled by his narrow margin of victory
    • the landslide he had in the electoral college obscured the narrowness of a victory based on just 43% of the popular vote
  • noun the property of an attractively thin person
    slightness; slenderness.

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secondary

  • noun the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen
  • noun coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
    secondary coil; secondary winding.

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wee

  • noun a short time
    • bide a wee
  • verb eliminate urine
    wee-wee; spend a penny; piddle; micturate; pee-pee; make; pass water; make water; relieve oneself; take a leak; pee; urinate; puddle; piss.
    • Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

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fluff

  • noun any light downy material
  • noun something of little value or significance
    frippery; bagatelle; frivolity.

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runt

  • noun disparaging terms for small people
    peewee; half-pint; shrimp.

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rigamarole

  • noun a set of confused and meaningless statements
    rigmarole.
  • noun a long and complicated and confusing procedure
    rigmarole.
    • all that academic rigmarole was a waste of time

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small_person

  • noun a person of below average size

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shrillness

  • noun the quality of being sharp or harsh to the senses
    • the shrillness of her hair color
  • noun having the timbre of a loud high-pitched sound
    stridence; stridency.

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indispensableness

  • noun the quality possessed by something that you cannot possibly do without
    vitalness; indispensability.

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bag

  • noun a flexible container with a single opening
    • he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
  • noun the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
    • his bag included two deer

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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stuff

  • noun the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    material.
    • coal is a hard black material
    • wheat is the stuff they use to make bread
  • noun miscellaneous unspecified objects
    • the trunk was full of stuff

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common

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

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8vo

  • noun the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves
    octavo; eightvo.

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piffling

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; niggling; trivial; piddling; fiddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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obscure

  • verb make less visible or unclear
    befog; haze over; fog; becloud; mist; obnubilate; cloud.
    • The stars are obscured by the clouds
    • the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley
  • verb make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
    confuse; obnubilate; blur.
    • Her remarks confused the debate
    • Their words obnubilate their intentions

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resonance

  • noun an excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation
  • noun a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system

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scrooge

  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    churl; niggard; skinflint.

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unison

  • noun corresponding exactly
    • marching in unison
  • noun occurring together or simultaneously
    • the two spoke in unison

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shabbiness

  • noun a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing
    manginess; seediness; sleaziness.
  • noun an unjust act
    unfairness; iniquity; injustice.

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fricative

  • noun a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
    spirant; fricative consonant.
  • adjective satellite of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then')
    spirant; sibilant; strident; continuant.

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set

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

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lethargy

  • noun a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
    sluggishness; lassitude.
  • noun weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
    slackness; inanition; lassitude.

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concert

  • noun a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging
  • verb contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement

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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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solidness

  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solid; solid state.
  • noun the consistency of a solid
    solidity.

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diminutive

  • noun a word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness
  • adjective satellite very small
    bantam; petite; tiny; midget; flyspeck; lilliputian.
    • diminutive in stature
    • a lilliputian chest of drawers
    • her petite figure
    • tiny feet
    • the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy

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second-class

  • adjective satellite of inferior status or quality
    • a second-class citizen
    • second-class accommodations

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sylphlike

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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niggling

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; piffling; trivial; piddling; fiddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • verb worry unnecessarily or excessively
    niggle; fuss; fret.
    • don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now

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up

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

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giantism

  • noun excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
    overgrowth; gigantism.
  • noun excessive largeness of stature
    gigantism.

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euphony

  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    music.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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intensity

  • noun the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)
    strength; intensity level.
    • he adjusted the intensity of the sound
    • they measured the station's signal strength
  • noun high level or degree; the property of being intense
    intensiveness.

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microscopical

  • adjective of or relating to or used in microscopy
    microscopic.
    • microscopic analysis
    • microscopical examination
  • adjective satellite visible under a microscope; using a microscope
    microscopic.

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nasality

  • noun a quality of the voice that is produced by nasal resonators

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dispensability

  • noun the quality possessed by something that you can get along without
    dispensableness.

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close

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

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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wisplike

  • adjective satellite thin and weak
    wispy.
    • a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet"- Edmund Wilson

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peanut

  • noun underground pod of the peanut vine
  • noun widely cultivated American plant cultivated in tropical and warm regions; showy yellow flowers on stalks that bend over to the soil so that seed pods ripen underground
    Arachis hypogaea; peanut vine.

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miserliness

  • noun total lack of generosity with money

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capacity

  • noun capability to perform or produce
    • among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism
    • limited runway capacity
    • a great capacity for growth
  • noun the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
    capability.
    • the capability of a metal to be fused

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degree

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; level.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    point; stage; level.
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?

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wisp

  • noun a small tuft or lock
    • wisps of hair
  • noun a small person
    • a mere wisp of a girl

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footling

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; piffling; niggling; trivial; piddling; fiddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; lurk; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

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lyricality

  • noun the property of being suitable for singing
    lyricism; songfulness.

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identification

  • noun the act of designating or identifying something
    designation.
  • noun evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing

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poppycock

  • noun senseless talk
    stuff; stuff and nonsense; hooey.
    • don't give me that stuff

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physique

  • noun constitution of the human body
    body-build; build; habitus.
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; figure; flesh; soma; frame; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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soft_spot

  • noun a place of especial vulnerability
    weak part; weak spot.
  • noun a sentimental affection
    • she had a soft spot for her youngest son

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spare

  • noun an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
    spare part.
  • noun an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
    fifth wheel.

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import

  • noun commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
    importation.
  • noun an imported person brought from a foreign country
    importee.
    • the lead role was played by an import from Sweden
    • they are descendants of indentured importees

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timber

  • noun the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
    lumber.
  • noun a beam made of wood

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scrag

  • noun a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
    thin person; skin and bones.
  • noun lean end of the neck

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wiry

  • adjective satellite lean and sinewy
    stringy.
  • adjective of or relating to wire

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slackness

  • noun weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
    inanition; lethargy; lassitude.
  • noun the quality of being loose (not taut)
    slack.
    • he hadn't counted on the slackness of the rope

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skin_and_bones

  • noun a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
    thin person; scrag.

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makeup

  • noun cosmetics applied to the face to improve or change your appearance
    war paint; make-up.
  • noun an event that is substituted for a previously cancelled event
    make-up.
    • he missed the test and had to take a makeup
    • the two teams played a makeup one week later

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sleaze

  • noun tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
    tat; tackiness; cheapness.

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scalage

  • noun estimation of the amount of lumber in a log
  • noun the act of scaling in weight or quantity or dimension

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importance

  • noun the quality of being important and worthy of note
    • the importance of a well-balanced diet
  • noun a prominent status
    grandness.
    • a person of importance

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high_quality

  • noun the quality of being superior
    superiority.

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weak

  • adjective wanting in physical strength
    • a weak pillar
  • adjective satellite overly diluted; thin and insipid
    watery; washy.
    • washy coffee
    • watery milk
    • weak tea

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immateriality

  • noun complete irrelevance requiring no further consideration
  • noun the quality of not being physical; not consisting of matter
    incorporeality.

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higher_rank

  • noun higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
    seniority; senior status; higher status.

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fiddling

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; piffling; niggling; trivial; piddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • verb avoid (one's assigned duties)
    goldbrick; shrink from; shirk; fiddle.
    • The derelict soldier shirked his duties

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bosh

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot; twaddle.

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hokum

  • noun a message that seems to convey no meaning
    bunk; meaninglessness; nonsense; nonsensicality.

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key

  • noun metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  • noun something crucial for explaining
    • the key to development is economic integration

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higher_status

  • noun higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
    seniority; senior status; higher rank.

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insubstantiality

  • noun lack of solid substance and strength
  • noun lacking substance or reality

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boloney

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot; twaddle.

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circumference

  • noun the size of something as given by the distance around it
    perimeter.
  • noun the boundary line encompassing an area or object
    circuit.
    • he had walked the full circumference of his land
    • a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe

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last

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

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stinker

  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; crumb; so-and-so; scum bag; rat; rotter; puke; dirty dog; bum; skunk; stinkpot; lowlife.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'
  • noun anything that gives off an offensive odor (especially a cheap cigar)

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mediocrity

  • noun ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
    averageness.
  • noun a person of second-rate ability or value
    second-rater.
    • a team of aging second-raters
    • shone among the mediocrities who surrounded him

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joke

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; jest; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; jest.

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bray

  • noun the cry of an ass
  • verb braying characteristic of donkeys
    hee-haw.

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reasonableness

  • noun the state of having good sense and sound judgment
    reason; rationality.
    • his rationality may have been impaired
    • he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions
  • noun goodness of reason and judgment
    • the judiciary is built on the reasonableness of judges

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waist

  • noun the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
    waistline.
  • noun the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
    shank.

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quiet

  • noun a period of calm weather
    lull.
    • there was a lull in the storm
  • noun an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    tranquility; tranquillity.

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contract

  • noun a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
  • noun (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
    declaration.

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sparseness

  • noun the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness
    sparsity; thinness; spareness.

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grain

  • noun a relatively small granular particle of a substance
    • a grain of sand
    • a grain of sugar
  • noun foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
    food grain; cereal.

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nebulizer

  • noun a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
    nebuliser; atomizer; spray; sprayer; atomiser.

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arm's_length

  • noun a distance sufficient to exclude intimacy

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nonmeaningful

  • adjective having no meaning or direction or purpose
    meaningless.
    • a meaningless endeavor
    • a meaningless life
    • a verbose but meaningless explanation

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narrow_gauge

  • noun a railroad track (or its width) narrower than the standard 56.5 inches

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temporal

  • noun the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
    temporal role.
  • adjective satellite not eternal
    • temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt

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roominess

  • noun intellectual breadth
    capaciousness.
    • the very capaciousness of the idea meant that agreement on fundamentals was unnecessary
    • his unselfishness gave him great intellectual roominess
  • noun spatial largeness and extensiveness (especially inside a building)
    spaciousness; commodiousness; capaciousness.
    • the capaciousness of Santa's bag astounded the child
    • roominess in this size car is always a compromise
    • his new office lacked the spaciousness that he had become accustomed to

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sprayer

  • noun a worker who applies spray to a surface
  • noun a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
    nebuliser; atomizer; spray; atomiser; nebulizer.

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