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gatekeeper

  • noun someone who controls access to something
    • there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief
  • noun someone who guards an entrance
    ostiary; door guard; doorkeeper; doorman; porter; hall porter.

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odd_man_out

  • noun someone regarded as eccentric or crazy and standing out from a group
    kook; queer duck; queer bird; odd fish; odd fellow.

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pardon

  • noun the act of excusing a mistake or offense
    forgiveness.
  • noun a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
    amnesty.

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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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saver

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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played_out

  • adjective satellite drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted
    exhausted; spent; dog-tired; worn out; fagged; fatigued; worn-out; washed-out.
    • the day's shopping left her exhausted
    • he went to bed dog-tired
    • was fagged and sweaty
    • the trembling of his played out limbs
    • felt completely washed-out
    • only worn-out horses and cattle
    • you look worn out
  • adjective satellite worn out
    • a played out deck of cards

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crumpled

  • adjective satellite of metal e.g.
    bent; dented.
    • bent nails
    • a car with a crumpled front end
    • dented fenders
  • verb fall apart
    collapse; tumble; crumple; break down; crumble.
    • the building crumbled after the explosion
    • Negotiations broke down

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four

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

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protest

  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    protestation.
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    objection; dissent.

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woods

  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    wood; forest.
  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
    wood.

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maid

  • noun a female domestic
    housemaid; maidservant; amah.
  • noun an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)
    maiden.

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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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captain

  • noun an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • noun the naval officer in command of a military ship
    skipper.

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hate

  • noun the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
    hatred.
  • verb dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
    detest.
    • I hate Mexican food
    • She detests politicians

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trouble_maker

  • noun someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
    mischief-maker; troublemaker; bad hat; troubler.

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marching

  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    march.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • verb march in a procession
    process; march.
    • They processed into the dining room

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swag

  • noun valuable goods
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    booty; prize; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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buddy

  • noun a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
    crony; sidekick; chum; brother; pal.

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spin

  • noun a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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socializer

  • noun a person who takes part in social activities
    socialiser.

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sharia_law

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

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lord

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

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immature

  • adjective characteristic of a lack of maturity
    • immature behavior
  • adjective (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
    young.
    • young people

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engineering_science

  • noun the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
    engineering; applied science; technology.
    • he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study

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lure

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

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marine_law

  • noun the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.
    maritime law; admiralty law.

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risk

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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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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remember

  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; recall; recollect; call back; think; call up.
    • I can't remember saying any such thing
    • I can't think what her last name was
    • can you remember her phone number?
    • Do you remember that he once loved you?
    • call up memories
  • verb keep in mind for attention or consideration
    think of.
    • Remember the Alamo
    • Remember to call your mother every day!
    • Think of the starving children in India!

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early_childhood

  • noun the early stage of growth or development
    babyhood; infancy.

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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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signature_tune

  • noun a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program
    theme song; signature.

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reformist

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; social reformer; crusader.
  • adjective satellite favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
    reform-minded; progressive.

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missionary

  • noun someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  • noun someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
    missioner.

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musical_comedy

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical; musical theater.

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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moppet

  • noun a little girl (usually one you are fond of)

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investigator

  • noun a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
    researcher; research worker.
  • noun someone who investigates

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samurai

  • noun a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
  • noun feudal Japanese military aristocracy

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convenience

  • noun the state of being suitable or opportune
    • chairs arranged for his own convenience
  • noun the quality of being useful and convenient
    • they offered the convenience of an installment plan

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set_to_music

  • verb write (music) for (a text)

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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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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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clothes

  • noun clothing in general
    apparel; dress; wearing apparel.
    • she was refined in her choice of apparel
    • he always bought his clothes at the same store
    • fastidious about his dress
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child

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leaders

  • noun the body of people who lead a group
    leadership.
    • the national leadership adopted his plan
  • noun a person who rules or guides or inspires others
    leader.

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infancy

  • noun the early stage of growth or development
    early childhood; babyhood.
  • noun the earliest state of immaturity
    babyhood.

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welfare

  • noun governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
    social welfare; public assistance.
    • she lives on welfare
  • noun something that aids or promotes well-being
    benefit.
    • for the benefit of all

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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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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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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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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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pavane

  • noun music composed for dancing the pavane
    pavan.
  • noun a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
    pavan.

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expressive

  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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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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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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blue

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

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lesser

  • adjective of less size or importance
    • the lesser anteater
    • the lesser of two evils
  • adjective satellite smaller in size or amount or value
    • the lesser powers of Europe
    • the lesser anteater

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dictionary

  • noun a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
    lexicon.

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good_guy

  • noun any person who is on your side

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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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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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asia

  • noun the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
  • noun the nations of the Asian continent collectively

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unskilled

  • adjective not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    • unskilled in the art of rhetoric
    • an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
    • unskilled labor
    • workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
    • unskilled workmanship
  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    amateurish; amateur; inexpert.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

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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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mischievous

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; impish; puckish; prankish; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank
  • adjective satellite deliberately causing harm or damage
    • mischievous rumors and falsehoods

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above

  • noun an earlier section of a written text
    • for instructions refer to the above
  • adjective satellite appearing earlier in the same text
    • flaws in the above interpretation

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conduct

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

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callowness

  • noun lacking and evidencing lack of experience of life
    jejuneness; juvenility.

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specialist

  • noun an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
    specializer; specialiser.
  • noun practices one branch of medicine
    medical specialist.

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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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drooler

  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    driveller; dribbler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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reporter

  • noun a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories
    newsperson; newsman.

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young_man

  • noun a teenager or a young adult male
    young buck.
  • noun a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman
    swain; beau; fellow; boyfriend.
    • if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked

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leitmotif

  • noun a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
    leitmotiv.

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patrilineal

  • adjective satellite based on or tracing descent through the male line
    patrilinear.
    • a patrilineal society

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carrottop

  • noun someone who has red hair
    redhead; redheader; red-header.

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sextet

  • noun a musical composition written for six performers
    sestet; sextette.
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
    sixer; sestet; Captain Hicks; hexad; sise; VI; six; half a dozen; 6; sextuplet.

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job_candidate

  • noun an applicant who is being considered for a job

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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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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noncompliant

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; baulker.
  • adjective boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    defiant.
    • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
    • a defiant attitude

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leitmotiv

  • noun a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
    leitmotif.

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civic_leader

  • noun a leader in municipal affairs
    civil leader.

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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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daughter

  • noun a female human offspring
    girl.
    • her daughter cared for her in her old age

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natural

  • noun someone regarded as certain to succeed
    • he's a natural for the job
  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    cancel.

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venturer

  • noun a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
    merchant-venturer.
  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    adventurer.

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settler

  • noun a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
    colonist.
  • noun a negotiator who settles disputes

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monophony

  • noun music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)
    monophonic music; monody.

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piano_player

  • noun a person who plays the piano
    pianist.

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rock_and_roll

  • noun a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western
    rock 'n' roll; rock music; rock-and-roll; rock; rock'n'roll.
    • rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.

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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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mentor

  • noun a wise and trusted guide and advisor
    wise man.
  • verb serve as a teacher or trusted counselor
    • The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school
    • She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring

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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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all-rounder

  • noun a versatile person who is expert at many things
    all arounder.
    • she's the best all-rounder they've seen in years
  • adjective satellite many-sided
    well-rounded; all-round; all-around.
    • an all-around athlete
    • a well-rounded curriculum

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anarchist

  • noun an advocate of anarchism
    syndicalist; nihilist.

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processional

  • noun religious music used in a procession
    prosodion.
  • adjective intended for use in a procession
    • processional music
    • processional cross

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changer

  • noun a person who changes something
    modifier.
    • an inveterate changer of the menu
  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    auto-changer; record changer.

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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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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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school-age_child

  • noun a young person attending school (up through senior high school)
    pupil; schoolchild.

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movement

  • noun a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    motion; move; motility.
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility
  • noun the act of changing location from one place to another
    motion; move.
    • police controlled the motion of the crowd
    • the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    • his move put him directly in my path

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scalawag

  • noun a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
    scallywag.
  • noun a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
    varlet; rascal; rapscallion; scallywag; rogue; knave.

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mote

  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    speck; particle; atom; molecule; corpuscle.

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army

  • noun a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
    ground forces; regular army.
  • noun a large number of people united for some specific purpose

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idyll

  • noun an episode of such pastoral or romantic charm as to qualify as the subject of a poetic idyll
  • noun a musical composition that evokes rural life
    pastorale; pastoral; idyl.

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sweater

  • noun a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
    jumper.
  • noun a person who perspires
    perspirer.

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