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convolute

  • verb curl, wind, or twist together
    convolve.
  • verb practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    twist; pervert; sophisticate; twist around.
    • Don't twist my words

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unimaginative

  • adjective satellite deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention
    uninventive; sterile; uninspired.
    • a sterile ideology lacking in originality
    • unimaginative development of a musical theme
    • uninspired writing
  • adjective satellite dealing only with concrete facts

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sign_language

  • noun language expressed by visible hand gestures
    signing.

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vermin

  • noun an irritating or obnoxious person
    varmint.
  • noun any of various small animals or insects that are pests; e.g. cockroaches or rats
    • cereals must be protected from mice and other vermin
    • he examined the child's head for vermin
    • boys in the village have probably been shooting vermin

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positive_identification

  • noun evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance
    • a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people

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foul

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

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corruptive

  • adjective satellite tending to corrupt or pervert
    pestiferous; perversive.

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entropy

  • noun (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome
    selective information; information.
    • the signal contained thousands of bits of information
  • noun (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work
    randomness; S.
    • entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity

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normal_distribution

  • noun a theoretical distribution with finite mean and variance
    Gaussian distribution.

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characterless

  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    nondescript.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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ill-famed

  • adjective satellite known widely and usually unfavorably;
    notorious; infamous.
    • a notorious gangster
    • the tenderloin district was notorious for vice
    • the infamous Benedict Arnold

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euphemistic

  • adjective substituting a mild term for a harsher or distasteful one
    inoffensive.
    • `peepee' is a common euphemistic term

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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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schnorrer

  • noun (Yiddish) a scrounger who takes advantage of the generosity of others
    shnorrer.

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stinky

  • adjective having an unpleasant smell
    malodorous; unpleasant-smelling; ill-smelling; malodourous.
  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; crappy; lousy; rotten; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world

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venom

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

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crozier

  • noun a staff surmounted by a crook or cross carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
    crosier.

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impoverishment

  • noun the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
    poverty; poorness.
  • noun the act of making someone poor
    pauperization; pauperisation.

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tenacity

  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; tenaciousness; doggedness; pertinacity; persistence.

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hermann

  • noun German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)
    Arminius; Armin.

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rightist

  • noun a member of a right wing political party
    right-winger.
  • adjective satellite believing in or supporting tenets of the political right
    right-wing.

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blistering

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

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appal

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

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word_form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached

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adumbrate

  • verb describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
    sketch; outline.
    • sketch the outline of the book
    • outline his ideas
  • verb give to understand
    insinuate; intimate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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middle_name

  • noun a name between your first name and your surname

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every

  • adjective satellite (used of count nouns) each and all of the members of a group considered singly and without exception
    • every person is mortal
    • every party is welcome
    • had every hope of success
    • every chance of winning
  • adjective satellite each and all of a series of entities or intervals as specified
    • every third seat
    • every two hours

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jack

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

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pretended

  • adjective satellite adopted in order to deceive
    false; put on; assumed; fictitious; fictive; sham.
    • an assumed name
    • an assumed cheerfulness
    • a fictitious address
    • fictive sympathy
    • a pretended interest
    • a put-on childish voice
    • sham modesty
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; pretend; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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negative_correlation

  • noun a correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with small values of the other; the correlation coefficient is between 0 and -1
    indirect correlation.

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affect

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

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biometry

  • noun a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis
    biometrics; biostatistics.

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abhorrence

  • noun hate coupled with disgust
    odium; execration; abomination; detestation; loathing.

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unexceptional

  • adjective satellite not special in any way
    run-of-the-mine; mine run; run-of-the-mill.
    • run-of-the-mill boxing
    • your run-of-the-mine college graduate
    • a unexceptional an incident as can be found in a lawyer's career

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demerit

  • noun a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces
    • ten demerits and he loses his privileges
  • noun the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
    fault.
    • they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel
    • he knew his own faults much better than she did

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laurels

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

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conceive

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

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prescriptive_linguistics

  • noun an account of how a language should be used instead of how it is actually used; a prescription for the `correct' phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics

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brutish

  • adjective satellite resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
    bestial; brute; brutal; beastly.
    • beastly desires
    • a bestial nature
    • brute force
    • a dull and brutish man
    • bestial treatment of prisoners

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flashy

  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; 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 (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
    showy; gaudy; sporty; jazzy.

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pisspot

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epigraph

  • noun a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
  • noun an engraved inscription

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stereotypical

  • adjective satellite lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality
    stereotypic; stereotyped; unimaginative.
    • stereotyped phrases of condolence
    • even his profanity was unimaginative

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nondescript

  • noun a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    characterless.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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barber's_pole

  • noun striped pole outside a barbershop

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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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degeneracy

  • noun the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
    degeneration; decadence; decadency.
  • noun moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    putrefaction; depravation; depravity; corruption.
    • the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
    • moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration
    • its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity
    • Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction

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sannyasi

  • noun a Hindu religious mendicant
    sannyasin; sanyasi.

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phoney

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; dissembler; phony; dissimulator; pretender.
  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; bogus; phony; fake.

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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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perverted

  • adjective satellite (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
    kinky.
    • kinky sex
    • perverted practices
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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ingenue

  • noun an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
  • noun an artless innocent young girl (especially as portrayed on the stage)

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colligate

  • verb make a logical or causal connection
    tie in; associate; relate; link; connect; link up.
    • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
    • colligate these facts
    • I cannot relate these events at all
  • verb consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
    subsume.

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direct

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

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meaningless

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

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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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depraved

  • adjective satellite deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
    reprobate; perverse; perverted.
    • depraved criminals
    • a perverted sense of loyalty
    • the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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advertising_campaign

  • noun an organized program of advertisements
    ad campaign; ad blitz.

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expressive

  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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aim

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    intention; design; intent; purpose.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    objective; object; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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signalize

  • verb provide with traffic signals
    signalise.
    • signalize a busy intersection
  • verb communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    signalise; signal; sign.
    • He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
    • The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

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slightness

  • noun the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
    pettiness; puniness; triviality.
  • noun smallness of stature
    delicacy.

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ugly

  • adjective displeasing to the senses
    • an ugly face
    • ugly furniture
  • adjective satellite inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
    surly.
    • a surly waiter
    • an ugly frame of mind

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tackiness

  • noun the property of being cohesive and sticky
    gluiness; gumminess; cohesiveness; glueyness; viscidness; ropiness; viscidity.
  • noun tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
    tat; cheapness; sleaze.

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specification

  • noun a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
    spec.
  • noun naming explicitly

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near

  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
  • adjective not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    close; nigh.
    • near neighbors
    • in the near future
    • they are near equals
    • his nearest approach to success
    • a very near thing
    • a near hit by the bomb
    • she was near tears
    • she was close to tears
    • had a close call

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hazy

  • adjective satellite filled or abounding with fog or mist
    foggy; brumous; misty.
    • a brumous October morning
  • adjective satellite indistinct or hazy in outline
    muzzy; blurred; fuzzy; foggy; bleary; blurry.
    • a landscape of blurred outlines
    • the trees were just blurry shapes

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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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yellow-bellied

  • adjective satellite easily frightened
    white-livered; yellow; chickenhearted; lily-livered; chicken.

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insinuate

  • verb introduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner
    • He insinuated himself into the conversation of the people at the nearby table
  • verb give to understand
    adumbrate; intimate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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driving_force

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; drive.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off

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pin

  • noun a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
  • noun when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
    fall.

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blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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numeral

  • noun a symbol used to represent a number
    number.
    • he learned to write the numerals before he went to school
  • adjective of or relating to or denoting numbers
    numerical; numeric.
    • a numeral adjective

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photo_credit

  • noun a note acknowledging the source of a published photograph

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coefficient

  • noun a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic

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synthetic

  • noun a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
    synthetic substance.
  • adjective satellite not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially
    man-made; semisynthetic.
    • man-made fibers
    • synthetic leather

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hero

  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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dog-ear

  • noun a corner of a page turned down to mark your place

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hölder

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refinement

  • noun a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    culture; polish; cultivation; finish.
    • they performed with great polish
    • I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose
    • almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
  • noun the result of improving something
    elaboration.
    • he described a refinement of this technique

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porno

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

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sharp-worded

  • adjective satellite harsh
    sharp; tart.
    • sharp criticism
    • a sharp-worded exchange
    • a tart remark

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set_about

  • verb begin to deal with
    go about; approach.
    • approach a task
    • go about a difficult problem
    • approach a new project
  • verb enter upon an activity or enterprise
    attempt; undertake.

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virtuoso

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

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placeholder

  • noun a person authorized to act for another
    proxy; procurator.
  • noun a symbol in a logical or mathematical expression that can be replaced by the name of any member of specified set

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interpret

  • verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
    see; construe.
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?
  • verb give an interpretation or explanation to
    rede.

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dry

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

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substance

  • noun the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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synchronic

  • adjective occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase
    synchronal; synchronous.
    • recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.
    • a synchronous set of clocks
    • the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight
    • synchronous oscillations
  • adjective concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents
    • synchronic linguistics

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armband

  • noun worn around arm as identification or to indicate mourning
  • noun a band worn around the upper arm

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stock_purchase_plan

  • noun an organized plan for employees of a company to buy shares of its stock

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byname

  • noun a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)
    moniker; cognomen; sobriquet; nickname; soubriquet.
    • Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph
    • Henry's nickname was Slim

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unfriendly

  • adjective not easy to understand or use
    • user-unfriendly
  • adjective not disposed to friendship or friendliness
    • an unfriendly coldness of manner
    • an unfriendly action to take

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protoconversation

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credit

  • noun approval
    recognition.
    • give her recognition for trying
    • he was given credit for his work
    • give her credit for trying
  • noun money available for a client to borrow

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verbalise

  • verb be verbose
    verbalize.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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range_animal

  • noun any animal that lives and grazes in the grassy open land of western North America (especially horses, cattle, sheep)

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personify

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

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unwanted

  • adjective not wanted; not needed
    • tried to give away unwanted kittens
  • adjective not wanted
    undesirable.
    • undesirable impurities in steel
    • legislation excluding undesirable aliens
    • removed the unwanted vegetation

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poverty

  • noun the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
    poorness; impoverishment.

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menial

  • noun a domestic servant
  • adjective satellite used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
    humble; lowly.

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midway

  • noun the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
  • noun naval battle of World War II (June 1942); American planes based on land and on carriers decisively defeated a Japanese fleet on its way to invade the Midway Islands
    Battle of Midway.

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biometric

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cloven_foot

  • noun the mark of Satan
    cloven hoof.
  • noun a hoof divided into two parts at its distal extremity (as of ruminants or swine)
    cloven hoof.

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projection

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

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campaign

  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; political campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort

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geography

  • noun study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation
    geographics.

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drag_up

  • verb mention something unpleasant from the past
    dredge up.
    • Drag up old stories

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rustle

  • noun a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
    whispering; whisper; rustling.
  • verb make a dry crackling sound
    • rustling silk
    • the dry leaves were rustling in the breeze

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thrust

  • noun the force used in pushing
    push.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines
  • noun a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    knife thrust; stab.
    • one strong stab to the heart killed him

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shoddy

  • noun reclaimed wool fiber
  • adjective satellite cheap and shoddy
    cheapjack; tawdry.
    • cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist

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moral

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

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total

  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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unit

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

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meaty

  • adjective like or containing meat; let's have a meaty meal"
    • enough of vegetarianism
  • adjective satellite being on topic and prompting thought
    substantive.
    • a meaty discussion

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plot

  • noun a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
    game; secret plan.
    • they concocted a plot to discredit the governor
    • I saw through his little game from the start
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    patch; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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to

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

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brake_light

  • noun a red light on the rear of a motor vehicle that signals when the brakes are applied to slow or stop
    stoplight.

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unrighteousness

  • noun failure to adhere to moral principles
    • forgave us our sins and cleansed us of all unrighteousness

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glimmering

  • noun a slight suggestion or vague understanding
    glimmer; intimation; inkling.
    • he had no inkling what was about to happen
  • verb shine brightly, like a star or a light
    gleam; glimmer.

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pigeonhole

  • noun a specific (often simplistic) category
  • noun a small compartment
    cubbyhole.

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insult

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

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mediate

  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    intermediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement
  • verb occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others
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