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misconstrue (Also misconstrues, misconstrued, misconstruing) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to misconstrue

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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overrate

  • verb make too high an estimate of
    overestimate.
    • He overestimated his own powers

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pervert

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    deviate; deviant; degenerate.
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    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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revoke

  • noun the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
    renege.
  • verb fail to follow suit when able and required to do so

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consider

  • verb deem to be
    reckon; see; regard; view.
    • She views this quite differently from me
    • I consider her to be shallow
    • I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do
  • verb give careful consideration to
    study.
    • consider the possibility of moving

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represent

  • verb take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
    correspond; stand for.
    • Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin
  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; symbolize; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

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effigy

  • noun a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)
    simulacrum; image.
    • the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln
    • the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone

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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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screw_up

  • verb make more intense
    heat up; hot up.
    • Emotions were screwed up
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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fabricated

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fictional; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • verb put together out of artificial or natural components or parts; He manufactured a popular cereal"
    manufacture; fabricate; construct.
    • the company fabricates plastic chairs
    • They manufacture small toys

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foul

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

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skim

  • noun a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
    • there was a thin skim of oil on the water
  • noun reading or glancing through quickly
    skimming.

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renege

  • noun the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
    revoke.
  • verb fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
    renege on; go back on; renegue on.
    • She backed out of her promise

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mirage

  • noun an optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects
  • noun something illusory and unattainable

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amiss

  • adjective satellite not functioning properly
    wrong; haywire; awry.
    • something is amiss
    • has gone completely haywire
    • something is wrong with the engine
  • adverb away from the correct or expected course
    awry.
    • something has gone awry in our plans
    • something went badly amiss in the preparations

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post_hoc_ergo_propter_hoc

  • noun the logical fallacy of believing that temporal succession implies a causal relation
    post hoc.

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misread

  • verb read or interpret wrongly
    • He misread the data
  • verb interpret wrongly
    misinterpret.
    • I misread Hamlet all my life!

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program

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    plan; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
    programme.
    • he proposed an elaborate program of public works
    • working mothers rely on the day care program

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ergo

  • adverb (used as a sentence connector) therefore or consequently

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oversight

  • noun an unintentional omission resulting from failure to notice something
    inadvertence.
  • noun management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group
    supervising; superintendence; supervision.

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fancied

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fictional.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy

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misinterpretation

  • noun putting the wrong interpretation on
    mistaking; misunderstanding.
    • his misinterpretation of the question caused his error
    • there was no mistaking her meaning

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void

  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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misunderstanding

  • noun putting the wrong interpretation on
    mistaking; misinterpretation.
    • his misinterpretation of the question caused his error
    • there was no mistaking her meaning
  • noun an understanding of something that is not correct
    misapprehension; mistake.
    • he wasn't going to admit his mistake
    • make no mistake about his intentions
    • there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister

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distort

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; garble.
  • verb form into a spiral shape
    twist; twine.
    • The cord is all twisted

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misreckoning

  • noun a mistake in calculating
    misestimation; miscalculation.

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foretell

  • verb foreshadow or presage
    herald; announce; harbinger; annunciate.
  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    predict; anticipate; forebode; call; promise; prognosticate.
    • Call the outcome of an election

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two-time

  • verb carry on a romantic relationship with two people at the same time

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interpreting

  • noun an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious
    rendition; interpretation; rendering.
    • the edict was subject to many interpretations
    • he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables
    • often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning
  • verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
    see; interpret; construe.
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?

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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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cook

  • noun someone who cooks food
  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Captain Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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disorientation

  • noun a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
    freak out.
  • noun confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction
    • his disorientation was the result of inattention

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go_with

  • verb be present or associated with an event or entity
    attach to; come with; accompany.
    • French fries come with the hamburger
    • heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue
    • fish usually goes with white wine
    • this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries
  • verb go or occur together
    collocate with; construe with; cooccur with; co-occur with.
    • The word 'hot' tends to cooccur with 'cold'

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daydream

  • noun absentminded dreaming while awake
    revery; castle in Spain; air castle; daydreaming; reverie; castle in the air; oneirism.
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; stargaze; dream.

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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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call_back

  • verb cause to be returned
    recall; call in; withdraw.
    • recall the defective auto tires
    • The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt
  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; remember; recall; recollect; 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

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mistaking

  • noun putting the wrong interpretation on
    misunderstanding; misinterpretation.
    • his misinterpretation of the question caused his error
    • there was no mistaking her meaning
  • verb identify incorrectly
    misidentify; mistake.
    • Don't mistake her for her twin sister

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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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programme

  • noun an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
    program.
    • you can't tell the players without a program
  • noun an integrated course of academic studies
    course of study; syllabus; curriculum; program.
    • he was admitted to a new program at the university

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smirch

  • noun a blemish made by dirt
    blot; slur; smear; spot; smudge; daub.
    • he had a smudge on his cheek
  • noun an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    smear; blot; spot; stain.
    • he made a huge blot on his copybook

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pretend

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

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set_up

  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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slip_up

  • verb make an error
    trip up; stumble.
    • She slipped up and revealed the name

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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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pratfall

  • noun a fall onto your buttocks
  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.

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imbecility

  • noun retardation more severe than a moron but not as severe as an idiot
  • noun a stupid mistake
    betise; stupidity; folly; foolishness.

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misrepresent

  • verb represent falsely
    belie.
    • This statement misrepresents my intentions
  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
    wangle; fake; cook; fudge; falsify; manipulate.
    • Fudge the figures
    • cook the books
    • falsify the data

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will

  • noun the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
    volition.
    • the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith
  • noun a fixed and persistent intent or purpose
    • where there's a will there's a way

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renegue_on

  • verb fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
    renege on; go back on; renege.
    • She backed out of her promise

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pathetic

  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pitiable; piteous; misfortunate; miserable; 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
  • adjective satellite inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    pitiful; pitiable.
    • their efforts were pathetic
    • pitiable lack of character
    • pitiful exhibition of cowardice

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blunderer

  • noun someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    bumbler; sad sack; bungler; fumbler; butcher; stumbler; botcher; fuckup.

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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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suppose

  • verb express a supposition
    say.
    • Let us say that he did not tell the truth
    • Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; reckon; imagine; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

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lip-read

  • verb interpret by lipreading; of deaf people
    lipread; speech-read.

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falsify

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; distort; garble.
  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
    wangle; fake; cook; misrepresent; fudge; manipulate.
    • Fudge the figures
    • cook the books
    • falsify the data

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chicane

  • noun a bridge hand that is void of trumps
  • noun a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file

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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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error

  • noun a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    fault; mistake.
    • he made a bad mistake
    • she was quick to point out my errors
    • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
  • noun inadvertent incorrectness
    erroneousness.

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mental_image

  • noun an iconic mental representation
    image.
    • her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate

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sophist

  • noun someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious
    casuist.
  • noun any of a group of Greek philosophers and teachers in the 5th century BC who speculated on a wide range of subjects

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alchemize

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemise.

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sophism

  • noun a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
    sophistry; sophistication.

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deceit

  • noun the quality of being fraudulent
    fraudulence.
  • noun a misleading falsehood
    misrepresentation; deception.

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psychotic_belief

  • noun (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
    delusion.

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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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misinterpret

  • verb interpret falsely
  • verb interpret wrongly
    misread.
    • I misread Hamlet all my life!

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deviate

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    pervert; deviant; degenerate.
  • verb turn aside; turn away from
    divert.

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visualised

  • adjective satellite seen in the mind as a mental image
    envisioned; visualized; pictured.
    • the glory of his envisioned future
    • the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination
    • the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life
  • verb view the outline of by means of an X-ray
    visualise; visualize.
    • The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver

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foolishness

  • noun the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    folly; unwiseness.
  • noun the quality of being rash and foolish
    folly; madness; craziness.
    • trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly
    • adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness

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pseudoscience

  • noun an activity resembling science but based on fallacious assumptions

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boo

  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; razzing; Bronx cheer; hoot; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.
  • verb show displeasure, as after a performance or speech
    hiss.

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alchemise

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemize.

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someone

  • noun a human being
    somebody; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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bloomer

  • noun a flower that blooms in a particular way
    • a night bloomer
  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle.

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remembering

  • noun the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    memory.
    • he can do it from memory
    • he enjoyed remembering his father
  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; remember; 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

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depart

  • verb move away from a place into another direction
    go; go away.
    • Go away before I start to cry
    • The train departs at noon
  • verb be at variance with; be out of line with
    vary; deviate; diverge.

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gull

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.
  • noun mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
    sea gull; seagull.

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cuckold

  • noun a man whose wife committed adultery
  • verb be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
    cheat; cheat on; betray; wander.
    • She cheats on her husband
    • Might her husband be wandering?

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logical

  • adjective capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
    • a logical mind
  • adjective satellite based on known statements or events or conditions
    legitimate.
    • rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year

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rede

  • verb give an interpretation or explanation to
    interpret.
  • verb give advice to
    advise; counsel.
    • The teacher counsels troubled students
    • The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud

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fake

  • noun something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    postiche; sham.
  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; pretender; sham.

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read_between_the_lines

  • verb read what is implied but not expressed on the surface

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manipulate

  • verb influence or control shrewdly or deviously
    pull wires; pull strings.
    • He manipulated public opinion in his favor
  • verb hold something in one's hands and move it

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cheating

  • noun a deception for profit to yourself
    cheat.
  • verb deprive somebody of something by deceit
    cheat; rip off; chisel.
    • The con-man beat me out of $50
    • This salesman ripped us off!
    • we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme
    • They chiseled me out of my money

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two

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    II; deuce; 2.
  • noun one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
    deuce.

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lead_astray

  • verb teach immoral behavior to
    lead off.
    • It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits
  • verb lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    mislead; misguide; misdirect.
    • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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typo

  • noun a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
    typographical error; misprint; erratum; literal; literal error.

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on

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

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ikon

  • noun a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    picture; image; icon.
    • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
    • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them
  • noun a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church
    icon.

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warp

  • noun a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    deflection.
  • noun a shape distorted by twisting or folding
    buckle.

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symbolizing

  • noun the act of representing something with a symbol
    symbolising.
  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; symbolize; represent; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

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visual

  • adjective relating to or using sight
    ocular; optical; optic.
    • ocular inspection
    • an optical illusion
    • visual powers
    • visual navigation
  • adjective satellite visible; give me the ocular proof"- Shakespeare
    ocular.
    • be sure of it
    • a visual presentation
    • a visual image

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sting

  • noun a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
    stinging.
    • the sting of death
    • he felt the stinging of nettles
  • noun a mental pain or distress
    pang.
    • a pang of conscience

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flame

  • noun the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
    fire; flaming.
    • fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries
  • verb shine with a sudden light
    flare.
    • The night sky flared with the massive bombardment

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misreading

  • noun misinterpretation caused by inaccurate reading
  • verb read or interpret wrongly
    misread.
    • He misread the data

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guy

  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; hombre; cat.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll
  • noun an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

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confound

  • verb be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
    bedevil; discombobulate; confuse; fox; befuddle; fuddle; throw.
    • These questions confuse even the experts
    • This question completely threw me
    • This question befuddled even the teacher
  • verb mistake one thing for another
    confuse.
    • you are confusing me with the other candidate
    • I mistook her for the secretary

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fuck_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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err

  • verb to make a mistake or be incorrect
    slip; mistake.
  • verb wander from a direct course or at random
    drift; stray.
    • The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her
    • don't drift from the set course

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erratum

  • noun a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
    typographical error; misprint; literal; typo; literal error.

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recall

  • noun a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
    callback.
  • noun a call to return
    • the recall of our ambassador

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lapse

  • noun a mistake resulting from inattention
    oversight.
  • noun a break or intermission in the occurrence of something
    • a lapse of three weeks between letters

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look_back

  • verb look towards one's back
    look backward.
    • don't look back while you walk
  • verb look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
    review; retrospect.
    • she reviewed her achievements with pride

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chisel

  • noun an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
  • verb engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
    cheat.
    • Who's chiseling on the side?

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co-occur_with

  • verb go or occur together
    collocate with; construe with; cooccur with; go with.
    • The word 'hot' tends to cooccur with 'cold'

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unreal

  • adjective lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria
    • ghosts and other unreal entities
    • unreal propaganda serving as news
  • adjective not actually such; being or seeming fanciful or imaginary
    • this conversation is getting more and more unreal
    • the fantastically unreal world of government bureaucracy
    • the unreal world of advertising art

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smear

  • noun slanderous defamation
    malignment; vilification.
  • noun a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
    cytosmear; cytologic smear.

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speech-read

  • verb interpret by lipreading; of deaf people
    lipread; lip-read.

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defile

  • noun a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
    gorge.
  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    sully; corrupt; taint; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation

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shark

  • noun any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
  • noun a person who is ruthless and greedy and dishonest

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figure

  • noun a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    fig.
    • the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; flesh; soma; frame; physique; 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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scan

  • noun the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region
    • he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars
  • noun an image produced by scanning
    CAT scan.
    • he analyzed the brain scan
    • you could see the tumor in the CAT scan

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predict

  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    anticipate; forebode; foretell; call; promise; prognosticate.
    • Call the outcome of an election
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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fuck

  • noun slang for sexual intercourse
    ass; screw; piece of tail; fucking; shtup; screwing; roll in the hay; nookie; piece of ass; nooky; shag.
  • verb have sexual intercourse with
    love; sleep with; have it away; screw; have intercourse; get it on; lie with; hump; make love; make out; get laid; have a go at it; bonk; eff; have sex; jazz; be intimate; know; have it off; bang; bed; do it; roll in the hay; sleep together.
    • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
    • Adam knew Eve
    • Were you ever intimate with this man?

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slip

  • noun a socially awkward or tactless act
    gaffe; gaucherie; solecism; faux pas.
  • noun a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    parapraxis; slip-up; miscue.

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boner

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.

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exclude

  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; omit; except; leave off; leave out.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece
  • verb prevent from entering; shut out
    keep out; shut out; shut.
    • The trees were shutting out all sunlight
    • This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country

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occur

  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; happen; take place; go on.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important
  • verb come to one's mind; suggest itself
    come.
    • It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary
    • A great idea then came to her

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leave_off

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

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hoc

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neurotic

  • noun a person suffering from neurosis
    mental case; psychoneurotic.
  • adjective characteristic of or affected by neurosis
    • neurotic disorder
    • neurotic symptoms

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stupidity

  • noun a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
  • noun a stupid mistake
    betise; folly; foolishness; imbecility.

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counterfeit

  • noun a copy that is represented as the original
    forgery.
  • verb make a copy of with the intent to deceive
    forge; fake.
    • he faked the signature
    • they counterfeited dollar bills
    • She forged a Green Card

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fudge

  • noun soft creamy candy
  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
    wangle; fake; cook; misrepresent; falsify; manipulate.
    • Fudge the figures
    • cook the books
    • falsify the data

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sin

  • noun estrangement from god
    sinfulness; wickedness.
  • noun an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
    sinning.

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construe

  • verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
    see; interpret.
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?

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play_a_joke_on

  • verb subject to a playful hoax or joke
    hoax; pull someone's leg.
  • verb deceive somebody
    play tricks; flim-flam; fox; pull a fast one on; trick; play a trick on; fob.
    • We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week

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fall_for

  • verb fall in love with; become infatuated with
    • She fell for the man from Brazil
  • verb be deceived, duped, or entrapped by
    • He fell for her charms
    • He fell for the con man's story

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misestimation

  • noun a mistake in calculating
    misreckoning; miscalculation.

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mess

  • noun a state of confusion and disorderliness
    messiness; muss; mussiness.
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; fix; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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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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sophistication

  • noun uplifting enlightenment
    edification.
  • noun a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
    sophistry; sophism.

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unsound

  • adjective not in good condition; damaged or decayed
    • an unsound foundation
  • adjective not sound financially
    • unsound banking practices

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wrong

  • noun that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    wrongfulness.
    • he feels that you are in the wrong
  • noun any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    legal injury; damage.

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lay

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

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bluff

  • noun a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)
  • noun pretense that your position is stronger than it really is
    • his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted

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misapprehend

  • verb interpret in the wrong way
    misinterpret; misunderstand; misconceive; be amiss; misconstrue.
    • Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism
    • She misconstrued my remarks

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lipread

  • verb interpret by lipreading; of deaf people
    speech-read; lip-read.

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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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imagery

  • noun the ability to form mental images of things or events
    mental imagery; imagination; imaging.
    • he could still hear her in his imagination

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psychoneurotic

  • noun a person suffering from neurosis
    mental case; neurotic.
  • adjective affected with emotional disorder
    neurotic.

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reinterpret

  • verb interpret from a different viewpoint
    re-explain.
  • verb assign a new or different meaning to

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twisting

  • noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    straining; overrefinement; torture; distortion.
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; spin; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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blunder

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.
  • verb commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
    drop the ball; goof; boob; sin.
    • I blundered during the job interview

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befool

  • verb make a fool or dupe of
    fool; gull.
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; dupe; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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proteron

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deceive

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; lead on; delude.
  • verb cause someone to believe an untruth
    lead astray; betray.
    • The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house

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lay_out

  • verb lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
    range; array; set out.
    • lay out the clothes
    • lay out the arguments
  • verb get ready for a particular purpose or event
    set; set up.
    • set up an experiment
    • set the table
    • lay out the tools for the surgery

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fuckup

  • noun someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    bumbler; sad sack; bungler; fumbler; blunderer; butcher; stumbler; botcher.
  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; bungle; bloomer.

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bungle

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bloomer.
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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principii

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fool_around

  • verb indulge in horseplay
    arse around; fool; horse around.
    • Enough horsing around--let's get back to work!
    • The bored children were fooling about
  • verb commit adultery
    play around.
    • he plays around a lot

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pretending

  • noun the act of giving a false appearance
    pretence; feigning; pretense; simulation.
    • his conformity was only pretending
  • 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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freak_out

  • noun a wild delusion (especially one induced by a hallucinogenic drug)
    disorientation.
  • verb lose one's nerve
    gross out; freak.
    • When he saw the accident, he freaked out

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dreamed

  • adjective satellite conceived of or imagined or hoped for
    • his dreamed symphony that would take the world of music by storm
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; stargaze; dream; daydream.

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over

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

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ensnare

  • verb take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    entrap; frame; set up.
    • I was set up!
    • The innocent man was framed by the police
  • verb catch in or as if in a trap
    trammel; entrap; snare; trap.
    • The men trap foxes

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vary

  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    alter; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season
  • verb be at variance with; be out of line with
    depart; deviate; diverge.

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distortion

  • noun a change for the worse
    deformation.
  • noun a shape resulting from distortion
    distorted shape.

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misconstruable

Such as can be misconstrued, as language or conduct. R. North.

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wangle

  • noun an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery
    wangling.
  • verb achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods
    manage; finagle.

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betise

  • noun a stupid mistake
    stupidity; folly; foolishness; imbecility.

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delusive

  • adjective satellite inappropriate to reality or facts
    false.
    • delusive faith in a wonder drug
    • delusive expectations
    • false hopes

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envisage

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    conceive of; ideate; imagine.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?

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astrology

  • noun a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
    star divination.

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wishful

  • adjective having or expressing desire for something
    desirous.
    • desirous of high office
    • desirous of finding a quick solution to the problem
  • adjective satellite desiring or striving for recognition or advancement
    aspirant; aspiring.

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misapprehension

  • noun an understanding of something that is not correct
    misunderstanding; mistake.
    • he wasn't going to admit his mistake
    • make no mistake about his intentions
    • there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister

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pull_someone's_leg

  • verb subject to a playful hoax or joke
    hoax; play a joke on.

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botcher

  • noun someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    bumbler; sad sack; bungler; fumbler; blunderer; butcher; stumbler; fuckup.

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into

To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.

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mental_picture

  • noun a clear and telling mental image
    picture; impression.
    • he described his mental picture of his assailant
    • he had no clear picture of himself or his world
    • the events left a permanent impression in his mind

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fool

  • noun a person who lacks good judgment
    saphead; sap; tomfool; muggins.
  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.

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goof

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goofball; buffoon; clown; merry andrew.

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denigrate

  • verb cause to seem less serious; play down
    minimize; derogate; belittle.
    • Don't belittle his influence
  • verb charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    sully; smirch; smear; defame; asperse; slander; calumniate; besmirch.
    • The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation

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propter

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typographical_error

  • noun a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
    misprint; erratum; literal; typo; literal error.

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faulty

  • adjective satellite having a defect
    defective.
    • I returned the appliance because it was defective
  • adjective satellite characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules; the wrong side of the road"
    incorrect; wrong.
    • he submitted a faulty report
    • an incorrect transcription

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likeness

  • noun similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
    alikeness; similitude.
    • man created God in his own likeness
  • noun picture consisting of a graphic image of a person or thing
    semblance.

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spiritualise

  • verb give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense
    spiritualize.
  • verb purify from the corrupting influences of the world
    spiritualize.
    • During his stay at the ashram he was spiritualized

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opine

  • verb express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
    speak up; animadvert; sound off; speak out.
    • John spoke up at the meeting
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; reckon; suppose; imagine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

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drop

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

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muff

  • noun a warm tubular covering for the hands
  • noun (sports) dropping the ball
    fumble.

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muck_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement
  • verb soil with mud, muck, or mire
    muck; mire; mud.
    • The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden

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star_divination

  • noun a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon
    astrology.

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dip_into

  • verb read selectively; read only certain passages from a text

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woolgather

  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    stargaze; dream; daydream.

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retrieve

  • verb get or find back; recover the use of
    regain; recover; find.
    • She regained control of herself
    • She found her voice and replied quickly
  • verb go for and bring back
    • retrieve the car from the parking garage

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mental

  • adjective involving the mind or an intellectual process
    • mental images of happy times
    • mental calculations
    • in a terrible mental state
    • mental suffering
    • free from mental defects
  • adjective of or relating to the mind
    • mental powers
    • mental development
    • mental hygiene

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formulate

  • verb elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
    explicate; develop.
    • Could you develop the ideas in your thesis
  • verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    devise; contrive; invent; excogitate; forge.
    • excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

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defame

  • verb charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    sully; smirch; smear; asperse; slander; denigrate; calumniate; besmirch.
    • The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation

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extract

  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    infusion.
  • noun a passage selected from a larger work
    excerption; selection; excerpt.
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

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wander

  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town
  • verb be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
    cheat; cuckold; cheat on; betray.
    • She cheats on her husband
    • Might her husband be wandering?

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out

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

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leave

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

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rounding

  • noun (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding off numbers to a convenient number of decimals
    rounding error.
    • the error in the calculation was attributable to rounding
    • taxes are rounded off to the nearest dollar but the rounding error is surprisingly small
  • verb wind around; move along a circular course
    round.
    • round the bend

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wishful_thinking

  • noun the illusion that what you wish for is actually true

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astray

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

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content

  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    message; substance; subject matter.

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self-deception

  • noun a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it
    self-deceit.

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misidentify

  • verb identify incorrectly
    mistake.
    • Don't mistake her for her twin sister

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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balls-up

  • noun something badly botched or muddled
    cockup; mess-up; ballup.

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bungler

  • noun someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    bumbler; sad sack; fumbler; blunderer; butcher; stumbler; botcher; fuckup.

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belief

  • noun any cognitive content held as true
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; feeling; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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love

  • noun a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
    • his love for his work
    • children need a lot of love
  • noun any object of warm affection or devotion;
    passion.
    • the theater was her first love
    • he has a passion for cock fighting

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go_back_on

  • verb fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
    renege on; renege; renegue on.
    • She backed out of her promise

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self-deceit

  • noun a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it
    self-deception.

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petitio

  • noun the logical fallacy of assuming the conclusion in the premises; begging the question
    petitio principii.

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snooker

  • noun a form of pool played with 15 red balls and six balls of other colors and a cue ball
  • verb fool or dupe
    • He was snookered by the con-man's smooth talk

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imaging

  • noun the ability to form mental images of things or events
    mental imagery; imagination; imagery.
    • he could still hear her in his imagination
  • noun (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
    tomography.

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imagine

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    conceive of; envisage; ideate.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; reckon; suppose; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

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entrap

  • verb take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    ensnare; frame; set up.
    • I was set up!
    • The innocent man was framed by the police
  • verb catch in or as if in a trap
    trammel; ensnare; snare; trap.
    • The men trap foxes

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delude

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; lead on; deceive.

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slip_one's_mind

  • verb pass out of one's memory
    slip.

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omit

  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; except; leave off; leave out; exclude.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece
  • verb leave undone or leave out
    pretermit; drop; overleap; leave out; overlook; miss; neglect.
    • How could I miss that typo?
    • The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten

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louse

  • noun wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
    sucking louse.
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; worm.

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disturbed

  • adjective satellite having the place or position changed
    • the disturbed books and papers on her desk
    • disturbed grass showed where the horse had passed
  • verb move deeply
    disturb; upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought

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take_out

  • verb cause to leave
    remove; move out.
    • The teacher took the children out of the classroom
  • verb remove from its packing
    unpack.
    • unpack the presents

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symbolize

  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; represent; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?
  • verb represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols
    symbolise.
    • The poet symbolizes love in this poem
    • These painters believed that artists should symbolize

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neglect

  • noun lack of attention and due care
    disregard.
  • noun the state of something that has been unused and neglected
    disuse.
    • the house was in a terrible state of neglect

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blind

  • noun people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
    • he spent hours reading to the blind
  • noun a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    • he waited impatiently in the blind

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render

  • noun a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  • verb cause to become
    • The shot rendered her immobile

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confuse

  • verb mistake one thing for another
    confound.
    • you are confusing me with the other candidate
    • I mistook her for the secretary
  • verb be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
    bedevil; discombobulate; fox; confound; befuddle; fuddle; throw.
    • These questions confuse even the experts
    • This question completely threw me
    • This question befuddled even the teacher

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fancy

  • noun something many people believe that is false
    phantasy; fantasy; illusion.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
  • noun a kind of imagination that was held by Coleridge to be more casual and superficial than true imagination

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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straining

  • noun an intense or violent exertion
    strain.
  • noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    twisting; overrefinement; torture; distortion.

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fantasy

  • noun imagination unrestricted by reality
    phantasy.
    • a schoolgirl fantasy
  • noun fiction with a large amount of imagination in it
    phantasy.
    • she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies

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omission

  • noun a mistake resulting from neglect
    skip.
  • noun something that has been omitted
    • she searched the table for omissions

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miss

  • noun a young woman
    young woman; fille; missy; girl; young lady.
    • a young lady of 18
  • noun a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
    misfire.

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guess

  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    conjecture; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.
  • noun an estimate based on little or no information
    guesswork; dead reckoning; shot; guessing.

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deceptive

  • adjective satellite causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
    delusory.
    • deceptive calm
    • a delusory pleasure
  • adjective satellite designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
    shoddy; misleading.
    • the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm
    • deliberately deceptive packaging
    • a misleading similarity
    • statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading
    • shoddy business practices

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bollix

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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pull_a_fast_one_on

  • verb deceive somebody
    play tricks; flim-flam; play a joke on; fox; trick; play a trick on; fob.
    • We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week

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construct

  • noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    concept; conception.
  • verb make by combining materials and parts
    make; build.
    • this little pig made his house out of straw
    • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

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psychotic

  • noun a person afflicted with psychosis
    psychotic person; psycho.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of or suffering from psychosis

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fumble

  • noun (sports) dropping the ball
    muff.
  • verb feel about uncertainly or blindly
    grope.
    • She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom

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typographical

  • adjective relating to or occurring or used in typography
    typographic.
    • the typographic art
    • a typographical error

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scheme

  • noun an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    strategy.
  • noun a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    dodge; dodging.

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frame

  • noun the framework for a pair of eyeglasses
  • noun a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film

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garble

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; distort.

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bumble

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement
  • verb walk unsteadily
    falter; stumble.
    • The drunk man stumbled about

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expounding

  • noun a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
    exposition.
  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; elaborate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation

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illusionist

  • noun a person with unusual powers of foresight
    visionary; seer.
  • noun someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
    prestidigitator; conjurer; magician; conjuror.

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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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incur

  • verb make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to
    • People who smoke incur a great danger to their health
  • verb receive a specified treatment (abstract)
    receive; obtain; find; get.
    • These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation
    • His movie received a good review
    • I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

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snafu

  • noun an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up
  • verb cause to be in a state of complete confusion

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gyp

  • noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    bunko; bunco game; bunko game; sting; flimflam; con game; confidence game; bunco; hustle; confidence trick; con.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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believe

  • verb accept as true; take to be true
    • I believed his report
    • We didn't believe his stories from the War
    • She believes in spirits
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; 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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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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misestimate

  • verb judge incorrectly
    miscalculate.
    • I had misestimated his determination
  • verb calculate incorrectly
    miscalculate.
    • I miscalculated the number of guests at the wedding

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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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anticipate

  • verb regard something as probable or likely
    expect.
    • The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow
  • verb act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
    forestall; counter; foresee.

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folly

  • noun the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    unwiseness; foolishness.
  • noun a stupid mistake
    betise; stupidity; foolishness; imbecility.

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kink

  • noun a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
    wrick; rick; crick.
  • noun a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
    twist; twirl.

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shill

  • noun a decoy who acts as an enthusiastic customer in order to stimulate the participation of others
  • verb act as a shill
    • The shill bid for the expensive carpet during the auction in order to drive the price up

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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sophisticate

  • noun a worldly-wise person
    man of the world.
  • verb make less natural or innocent
    • Their manners had sophisticated the young girls

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hallucination

  • noun illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder
  • noun a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea
    delusion.
    • he has delusions of competence
    • his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination

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fallacious

  • adjective satellite containing or based on a fallacy
    unsound.
    • fallacious reasoning
    • an unsound argument
  • adjective satellite intended to deceive
    fraudulent; deceitful.
    • deceitful advertising
    • fallacious testimony
    • smooth, shining, and deceitful as thin ice" - S.T.Coleridge
    • a fraudulent scheme to escape paying taxes

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misunderstand

  • verb interpret in the wrong way
    misinterpret; misconceive; be amiss; misconstrue; misapprehend.
    • Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism
    • She misconstrued my remarks

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stargaze

  • verb observe the stars
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; dream; daydream.

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false

  • adjective not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
    • gave false testimony under oath
    • false tales of bravery
  • adjective satellite arising from error
    mistaken.
    • a false assumption
    • a mistaken view of the situation

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seer

  • noun a person with unusual powers of foresight
    visionary; illusionist.
  • noun an observer who perceives visually
    • an incurable seer of movies

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prefigure

  • verb imagine or consider beforehand
    • It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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invalidated

  • adjective satellite deprived of legal force
    nullified.
  • verb declare invalid
    invalidate; annul; void; nullify; quash; avoid.
    • The contract was annulled
    • void a plea

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sad

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

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logical_fallacy

  • noun a fallacy in logical argumentation

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hysteron_proteron

  • noun reversal of normal order of two words or sentences etc. (as in `bred and born')
  • noun the logical fallacy of using as a true premise a proposition that is yet to be proved

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sap

  • noun a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant
  • noun a person who lacks good judgment
    fool; saphead; tomfool; muggins.

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lead_on

  • verb entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken
  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; deceive; delude.

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sell

  • noun the activity of persuading someone to buy
    • it was a hard sell
  • verb exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
    • He sold his house in January
    • She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit

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erroneous_belief

  • noun a misconception resulting from incorrect information
    error.

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depict

  • verb show in, or as in, a picture
    picture; render; show.
    • This scene depicts country life
    • the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting
  • verb give a description of
    draw; describe.
    • He drew an elaborate plan of attack

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tarnish

  • noun discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation
  • verb make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
    sully; stain; maculate; defile.
    • The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air
    • Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man

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self

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

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mix

  • noun a commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients
    premix.
  • noun an event that combines things in a mixture
    mixture.
    • a gradual mixture of cultures

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lip

  • noun either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking
  • noun (botany) either of the two parts of a bilabiate corolla or calyx

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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cozen

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    lead on; deceive; delude.
  • verb act with artful deceit

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sell_short

  • verb sell securities or commodities or foreign currency that is not actually owned by the seller, who hopes to cover (buy back) the sold items at a lower price and thus to earn a profit
  • verb underestimate the real value or ability of
    • Don't sell your students short--they are just shy and don't show off their knowledge

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play

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

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play_tricks

  • verb deceive somebody
    flim-flam; play a joke on; fox; pull a fast one on; trick; play a trick on; fob.
    • We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week

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trace

  • noun a just detectable amount
    suggestion; hint.
    • he speaks French with a trace of an accent
  • noun an indication that something has been present
    vestige; shadow; tincture.
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension

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centre

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; center.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun a low-lying region in central France

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phantasy

  • noun something many people believe that is false
    fantasy; illusion; fancy.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
  • noun fiction with a large amount of imagination in it
    fantasy.
    • she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies

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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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plan

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    program; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    design.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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hallucinatory

  • adjective satellite characterized by or characteristic of hallucination
    • the bizarre hallucinatory dreams of fever"- Jean Stafford

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icon

  • noun (computer science) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface
  • noun a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    picture; image; ikon.
    • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
    • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them

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play_around

  • verb commit adultery
    fool around.
    • he plays around a lot
  • verb work with in an amateurish manner
    dabble; smatter.
    • She dabbles in astronomy
    • He plays around with investments but he never makes any money

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cockup

  • noun something badly botched or muddled
    balls-up; mess-up; ballup.

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be_amiss

  • verb interpret in the wrong way
    misinterpret; misunderstand; misconceive; misconstrue; misapprehend.
    • Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism
    • She misconstrued my remarks

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dream

  • noun a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep
    dreaming.
    • I had a dream about you last night
  • noun imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake
    dreaming.
    • he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality

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review

  • noun a new appraisal or evaluation
    reappraisal; reassessment; revaluation.
  • noun an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    critique; critical review; review article.

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ignis_fatuus

  • noun a pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground
    friar's lantern; jack-o'-lantern; will-o'-the-wisp.
  • noun an illusion that misleads
    will-o'-the-wisp.

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impression

  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    feeling; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying
  • noun an outward appearance
    effect.
    • he made a good impression
    • I wanted to create an impression of success
    • she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

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think

  • noun an instance of deliberate thinking
    • I need to give it a good think
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; 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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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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visualizer

  • noun one whose prevailing mental imagery is visual
    visualiser.

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show

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

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cheat

  • noun weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
    darnel; bearded darnel; Lolium temulentum; tare.
  • noun weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
    Bromus secalinus; chess.

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visualized

  • adjective satellite seen in the mind as a mental image
    envisioned; visualised; pictured.
    • the glory of his envisioned future
    • the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination
    • the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life
  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy

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visualisation

  • noun a mental image that is similar to a visual perception
    visualization; visual image.

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draw_out

  • verb cause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet"
  • verb lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    prolong; protract; extend.
    • We prolonged our stay
    • She extended her visit by another day
    • The meeting was drawn out until midnight

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fumbler

  • noun someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    bumbler; sad sack; bungler; blunderer; butcher; stumbler; botcher; fuckup.

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mug

  • noun the quantity that can be held in a mug
    mugful.
  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; chump; mark.

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reminisce

  • verb recall the past
    • The grandparents sat there, reminiscing all afternoon

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theme

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; subject.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
    motif.
    • it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme

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stand

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

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betray

  • verb reveal unintentionally
    bewray.
    • Her smile betrayed her true feelings
  • verb deliver to an enemy by treachery
    sell.
    • Judas sold Jesus
    • The spy betrayed his country

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dissembling

  • noun pretending with intention to deceive
    pretence; pretense; feigning.
  • noun the act of deceiving
    deceit; dissimulation; deception.

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misconstruction

  • noun a kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions (often deliberately)
    misconstrual.
  • noun an ungrammatical constituent

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stain

  • noun a soiled or discolored appearance
    discolouration; discoloration.
    • the wine left a dark stain
  • noun (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible

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nullified

  • adjective satellite deprived of legal force
    invalidated.
  • verb declare invalid
    invalidate; annul; void; nullify; quash; avoid.
    • The contract was annulled
    • void a plea

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parapraxis

  • noun a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    slip-up; miscue; slip.

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ballup

  • noun something badly botched or muddled
    balls-up; cockup; mess-up.

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louse_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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fluff

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

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misconstrual

  • noun a kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions (often deliberately)
    misconstruction.

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cooccur_with

  • verb go or occur together
    collocate with; construe with; go with; co-occur with.
    • The word 'hot' tends to cooccur with 'cold'

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erroneous

  • adjective satellite containing or characterized by error
    • erroneous conclusions

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reread

  • verb read anew; read again
    • He re-read her letters to him

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allegorize

  • verb interpret as an allegory
    allegorise.
  • verb make into an allegory
    allegorise.
    • The story was allegorized over time

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think_back

  • verb recapture the past; indulge in memories
    remember.
    • he remembered how he used to pick flowers

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bunco

  • noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    bunko; bunco game; bunko game; sting; flimflam; con game; confidence game; gyp; hustle; confidence trick; con.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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see

  • noun the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
  • verb perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
    • You have to be a good observer to see all the details
    • Can you see the bird in that tree?
    • He is blind--he cannot see

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backfire

  • noun the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired
    blowback.
  • noun a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine

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prognosticate

  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    predict; anticipate; forebode; foretell; call; promise.
    • Call the outcome of an election
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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sport

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    athletics.
  • noun the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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boo-boo

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.

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envisioning

  • noun visual imagery
    picturing.
  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy

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visualize

  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy
  • verb view the outline of by means of an X-ray
    visualise.
    • The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver

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illusionary

  • adjective satellite marked by or producing illusion
    illusional.
    • illusionary stage effects

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illusory

  • adjective satellite based on or having the nature of an illusion
    illusive.
    • illusive hopes of finding a better job
    • Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy

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pretermit

  • verb disregard intentionally or let pass
  • verb leave undone or leave out
    omit; drop; overleap; leave out; overlook; miss; neglect.
    • How could I miss that typo?
    • The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten

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ideate

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    conceive of; envisage; imagine.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?

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diverge

  • verb move or draw apart
    • The two paths diverge here
  • verb have no limits as a mathematical series

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between

  • adverb in the interval
    betwixt.
    • dancing all the dances with little rest between
  • adverb in between
    'tween.
    • two houses with a tree between

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reading

  • noun the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message
    • his main reading was detective stories
    • suggestions for further reading
  • noun a particular interpretation or performance
    • on that reading it was an insult
    • he was famous for his reading of Mozart

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pictured

  • adjective satellite seen in the mind as a mental image
    envisioned; visualized; visualised.
    • the glory of his envisioned future
    • the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination
    • the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life
  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy

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keynote

  • noun the principal theme in a speech or literary work
  • noun a fundamental or central idea

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misstep

  • noun an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
    trip-up; trip; stumble.
    • he recited the whole poem without a single trip
    • he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later
    • confusion caused his unfortunate misstep

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sad_sack

  • noun someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    bumbler; bungler; fumbler; blunderer; butcher; stumbler; botcher; fuckup.

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visualise

  • verb view the outline of by means of an X-ray
    visualize.
    • The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver
  • verb form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract
    visualize.
    • Mathematicians often visualize

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confusion

  • noun disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
    • the army retreated in confusion
  • noun a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
    disarray; confusedness; mental confusion; muddiness.
    • a confusion of impressions

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overrating

  • noun a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
    overestimate; overestimation; overreckoning.
  • verb make too high an estimate of
    overestimate; overrate.
    • He overestimated his own powers

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botch_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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blame

  • noun an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed
    incrimination; inculpation.
    • his incrimination was based on my testimony
    • the police laid the blame on the driver
  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    rap.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap

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job

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    line; line of work; business; occupation.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    task; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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cut

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

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allegorise

  • verb interpret as an allegory
    allegorize.
  • verb make into an allegory
    allegorize.
    • The story was allegorized over time

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spoil

  • noun (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)
    • to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy
  • noun the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
    spoilage; spoiling.
    • her spoiling my dress was deliberate

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conceive_of

  • verb form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
    envisage; ideate; imagine.
    • Can you conceive of him as the president?

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pull

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

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twist_around

  • verb practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    twist; convolute; pervert; sophisticate.
    • Don't twist my words

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feeling

  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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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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delusory

  • adjective satellite causing one to believe what is not true or fail to believe what is true
    deceptive.
    • deceptive calm
    • a delusory pleasure

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belie

  • verb be in contradiction with
    negate; contradict.
  • verb represent falsely
    misrepresent.
    • This statement misrepresents my intentions

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leave_out

  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; omit; except; leave off; exclude.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece
  • verb leave undone or leave out
    pretermit; omit; drop; overleap; overlook; miss; neglect.
    • How could I miss that typo?
    • The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten

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torture

  • noun extreme mental distress
    torment; anguish.
  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torment.

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calumniate

  • verb charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    sully; smirch; smear; defame; asperse; slander; denigrate; besmirch.
    • The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation

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con

  • noun an argument opposed to a proposal
  • noun a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
    inmate; convict; yard bird; yardbird.

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co

  • noun an odorless very poisonous gas that is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon
    carbon monoxide gas; carbon monoxide.
  • noun a hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition
    atomic number 27; cobalt.

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unsoundness

  • noun a condition of damage or decay
  • noun a misconception that is fallacious and not true or valid
    • the unsoundness of his conclusion was obvious

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flim-flam

  • verb deceive somebody
    play tricks; play a joke on; fox; pull a fast one on; trick; play a trick on; fob.
    • We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week

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decipher

  • verb convert code into ordinary language
    decode; decrypt.
  • verb read with difficulty
    trace.
    • Can you decipher this letter?
    • The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs

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bumbler

  • noun someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    sad sack; bungler; fumbler; blunderer; butcher; stumbler; botcher; fuckup.

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bollix_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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mess_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement
  • verb disturb the smoothness of
    ruffle up; ruffle; rumple.
    • ruffle the surface of the water

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overlook

  • noun a high place affording a good view
  • verb look past, fail to notice

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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muck

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; slime; ooze; goop; sludge.
  • noun fecal matter of animals
    droppings; dung.

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literal

  • noun a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
    typographical error; misprint; erratum; typo; literal error.
  • adjective satellite being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something
    real; genuine; actual.
    • her actual motive
    • a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton
    • a genuine dilemma

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drop_the_ball

  • verb commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
    goof; boob; sin; blunder.
    • I blundered during the job interview

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retrospect

  • noun contemplation of things past
    • in retrospect
  • verb look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
    review; look back.
    • she reviewed her achievements with pride

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misconceive

  • verb interpret in the wrong way
    misinterpret; misunderstand; be amiss; misconstrue; misapprehend.
    • Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism
    • She misconstrued my remarks

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misconstruation

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understand

  • verb know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
    • She did not understand her husband
    • I understand what she means
  • verb perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
    see; realize; realise.
    • Now I see!
    • I just can't see your point
    • Does she realize how important this decision is?
    • I don't understand the idea

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imbroglio

  • noun an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation
    embroilment.
  • noun a very embarrassing misunderstanding

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bull

  • noun uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
  • noun a large and strong and heavyset man
    strapper; bruiser; Samson.
    • he was a bull of a man
    • a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got

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catch

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

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present

  • noun the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
    nowadays.
    • that is enough for the present
    • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow
  • noun something presented as a gift
    • his tie was a present from his wife

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symbolising

  • noun the act of representing something with a symbol
    symbolizing.
  • verb represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols
    symbolise; symbolize.
    • The poet symbolizes love in this poem
    • These painters believed that artists should symbolize

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figuration

  • noun representing figuratively as by emblem or allegory
  • noun decorating with a design

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ignis

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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corrigendum

  • noun a printer's error; to be corrected

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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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bodge

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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trick

  • noun a cunning or deceitful action or device
    fast one.
    • he played a trick on me
    • he pulled a fast one and got away with it
  • noun a period of work or duty

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sophistry

  • noun a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
    sophism; sophistication.

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fault

  • noun a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    error; mistake.
    • he made a bad mistake
    • she was quick to point out my errors
    • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
  • noun an imperfection in an object or machine
    flaw; defect.
    • a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
    • if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

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picturing

  • noun visual imagery
    envisioning.
  • noun visual representation as by photography or painting
    pictorial representation.

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mistake

  • noun a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    fault; error.
    • he made a bad mistake
    • she was quick to point out my errors
    • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
  • noun an understanding of something that is not correct
    misunderstanding; misapprehension.
    • he wasn't going to admit his mistake
    • make no mistake about his intentions
    • there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister

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construe_with

  • verb go or occur together
    collocate with; cooccur with; go with; co-occur with.
    • The word 'hot' tends to cooccur with 'cold'

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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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delusion

  • noun (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
    psychotic belief.
  • noun a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea
    hallucination.
    • he has delusions of competence
    • his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination

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contrive

  • verb make or work out a plan for; devise
    project; design; plan.
    • They contrived to murder their boss
    • design a new sales strategy
    • plan an attack
  • verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    formulate; devise; invent; excogitate; forge.
    • excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

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pathetic_fallacy

  • noun the fallacy of attributing human feelings to inanimate objects; `the friendly sun' is an example of the pathetic fallacy

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sophistic

  • adjective of or pertaining to sophists
  • adjective satellite plausible but misleading
    sophistical.

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hoax

  • noun something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
    humbug; fraud; fraudulence; dupery; put-on.
  • verb subject to a playful hoax or joke
    play a joke on; pull someone's leg.

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elicit

  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; arouse; evoke; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
  • verb deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    draw out; extract; educe; evoke.
    • We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant

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overcapitalise

  • verb estimate the capital value of (a company) at an unreasonably or unlawfully high level
    overcapitalize.
  • verb overestimate the market value of
    overcapitalize.
    • overcapitalize a property

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rig

  • noun gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
  • noun a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
    trailer truck; tractor trailer; semi; trucking rig; articulated lorry.

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foul_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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erroneously

  • adverb in a mistaken manner
    mistakenly.
    • he mistakenly believed it

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cross

  • noun a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    crisscross; mark.

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butcher

  • noun a retailer of meat
    meatman.
  • noun a brutal indiscriminate murderer

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excogitate

  • verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    formulate; devise; contrive; invent; forge.
    • excogitate a way to measure the speed of light
  • verb reflect deeply on a subject
    ponder; ruminate; mull; muse; think over; reflect; contemplate; meditate; chew over; mull over; speculate.
    • I mulled over the events of the afternoon
    • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
    • The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

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speech

  • noun the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
    address.
    • he listened to an address on minor Roman poets
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; language; voice communication; speech communication; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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underestimate

  • noun an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
    underestimation; underreckoning; underrating.
  • verb assign too low a value to
    undervalue.
    • Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price

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incorrectly

  • adverb in an incorrect manner
    falsely.
    • to credit Lister with the first formulation of the basic principle of stratigraphy would be to bestow credit falsely
  • adverb in an inaccurate manner
    wrong; wrongly.
    • he decided to reveal the details only after other sources had reported them incorrectly
    • she guessed wrong

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educe

  • verb deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    elicit; draw out; extract; evoke.
    • We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant
  • verb develop or evolve from a latent or potential state
    derive.

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simulacrum

  • noun an insubstantial or vague semblance
  • noun a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)
    effigy; image.
    • the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln
    • the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone

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maculate

  • verb make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
    tarnish; sully; stain; defile.
    • The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air
    • Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man
  • verb spot, stain, or pollute
    defile; befoul; foul.
    • The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it

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ball

  • noun round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
    • the mayor threw out the first ball
    • the ball rolled into the corner pocket
  • noun a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
    musket ball.
    • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

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screw

  • noun someone who guards prisoners
    jailor; jailer; prison guard; turnkey; gaoler.
  • noun a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole

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spiritualize

  • verb give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense
    spiritualise.
  • verb elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
    transfigure; glorify.

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misconstrue

  • verb interpret in the wrong way
    misinterpret; misunderstand; misconceive; be amiss; misapprehend.
    • Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism
    • She misconstrued my remarks

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play_a_trick_on

  • verb deceive somebody
    play tricks; flim-flam; play a joke on; fox; pull a fast one on; trick; fob.
    • We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week

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besmirch

  • verb charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    sully; smirch; smear; defame; asperse; slander; denigrate; calumniate.
    • The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation
  • verb smear so as to make dirty or stained
    smirch.

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visualiser

  • noun one whose prevailing mental imagery is visual
    visualizer.

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off

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

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center

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
    centerfield; center field.
    • he hit the ball to deep center

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thought

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    idea.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; thinking; mentation; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought

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freudian_slip

  • noun a slip-up that (according to Sigmund Freud) results from the operation of unconscious wishes or conflicts and can reveal unconscious processes in normal healthy individuals

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model

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    framework; theoretical account.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • noun a type of product
    • his car was an old model

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crib

  • noun baby bed with high sides made of slats
    cot.
  • noun a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
    pony; trot.

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cheat_on

  • verb be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
    cheat; cuckold; betray; wander.
    • She cheats on her husband
    • Might her husband be wandering?

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ball_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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identify

  • verb recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
    place.
    • She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster
  • verb give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property
    name.
    • Many senators were named in connection with the scandal
    • The almanac identifies the auspicious months

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mythicize

  • verb interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology
    mythicise.
    • mythicize the ancient stories
  • verb make into a myth
    mythologise; mythologize; mythicise.
    • The Europeans have mythicized Rte. 66

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foresee

  • verb realize beforehand
    anticipate; foreknow; previse.
  • verb picture to oneself; imagine possible
    envision.
    • I cannot envision him as President

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divination

  • noun successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
  • noun a prediction uttered under divine inspiration
    prophecy.

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blow

  • noun a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    • a blow on the head
  • noun an impact (as from a collision)
    bump.
    • the bump threw him off the bicycle

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visualization

  • noun a mental image that is similar to a visual perception
    visualisation; visual image.

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mythicise

  • verb interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology
    mythicize.
    • mythicize the ancient stories
  • verb make into a myth
    mythologise; mythologize; mythicize.
    • The Europeans have mythicized Rte. 66

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blot

  • noun a blemish made by dirt
    smirch; slur; smear; spot; smudge; daub.
    • he had a smudge on his cheek
  • noun an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    smear; smirch; spot; stain.
    • he made a huge blot on his copybook

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botch

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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thinking

  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; mentation; thought; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; 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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daydreaming

  • noun absentminded dreaming while awake
    revery; castle in Spain; air castle; daydream; reverie; castle in the air; oneirism.
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; stargaze; dream; daydream.

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except

  • verb take exception to
    demur.
    • he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday
  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; omit; leave off; leave out; exclude.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece

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alchemy

  • noun the way two individuals relate to each other
    interpersonal chemistry; chemistry.
    • their chemistry was wrong from the beginning -- they hated each other
    • a mysterious alchemy brought them together
  • noun a pseudoscientific forerunner of chemistry in medieval times

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misprint

  • noun a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
    typographical error; erratum; literal; typo; literal error.
  • verb print incorrectly

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overcapitalize

  • verb estimate the capital value of (a company) at an unreasonably or unlawfully high level
    overcapitalise.
  • verb overestimate the market value of
    overcapitalise.
    • overcapitalize a property

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around

  • adverb in the area or vicinity
    about.
    • a few spectators standing about
    • hanging around
    • waited around for the next flight
  • adverb by a circular or circuitous route
    • He came all the way around the base
    • the road goes around the pond

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miscalculate

  • verb judge incorrectly
    misestimate.
    • I had misestimated his determination
  • verb calculate incorrectly
    misestimate.
    • I miscalculated the number of guests at the wedding

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read

  • noun something that is read
    • the article was a very good read
  • verb interpret something that is written or printed
    • read the advertisement
    • Have you read Salman Rushdie?

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symbolise

  • verb represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols
    symbolize.
    • The poet symbolizes love in this poem
    • These painters believed that artists should symbolize
  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    typify; symbolize; represent; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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literal_error

  • noun a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
    typographical error; misprint; erratum; literal; typo.

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burden

  • noun an onerous or difficult concern
    load; incumbrance; onus; encumbrance.
    • the burden of responsibility
    • that's a load off my mind
  • noun weight to be borne or conveyed
    load; loading.

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shadow

  • noun shade within clear boundaries
  • noun an unilluminated area
    dark; darkness.
    • he moved off into the darkness

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slip-up

  • noun a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    parapraxis; miscue; slip.

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illusional

  • adjective satellite marked by or producing illusion
    illusionary.
    • illusionary stage effects

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typify

  • verb embody the essential characteristics of or be a typical example of
    epitomise; epitomize.
    • The fugue typifies Bach's style of composition
  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; symbolize; represent; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

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envisioned

  • adjective satellite seen in the mind as a mental image
    visualized; visualised; pictured.
    • the glory of his envisioned future
    • the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination
    • the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life
  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; envision; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy

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ball

  • noun round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
    • the mayor threw out the first ball
    • the ball rolled into the corner pocket
  • noun a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
    musket ball.
    • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

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mess-up

  • noun something badly botched or muddled
    balls-up; cockup; ballup.

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will-o'-the-wisp

  • noun a pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground
    friar's lantern; ignis fatuus; jack-o'-lantern.
  • noun an illusion that misleads
    ignis fatuus.

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double_cross

  • noun an act of betrayal
    double-crossing.
    • he gave us the old double cross
    • I could no longer tolerate his impudent double-crossing
  • verb betray by double-dealing

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sully

  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    defile; corrupt; taint; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation
  • noun United States painter (born in England) of portraits and historical scenes (1783-1872)
    Thomas Sully.

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sack

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

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flub

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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envision

  • verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
    picture; visualize; figure; visualise; image; fancy; project; see.
    • I can't see him on horseback!
    • I can see what will happen
    • I can see a risk in this strategy
  • verb picture to oneself; imagine possible
    foresee.
    • I cannot envision him as President

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stereotype

  • noun a conventional or formulaic conception or image
    • regional stereotypes have been part of America since its founding
  • verb treat or classify according to a mental stereotype
    stamp; pigeonhole.
    • I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European

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ignoratio

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back

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

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asperse

  • verb charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    sully; smirch; smear; defame; slander; denigrate; calumniate; besmirch.
    • The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation

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fantasise

  • verb indulge in fantasies
    fantasy; fantasize.
    • he is fantasizing when he says he plans to start his own company
  • verb portray in the mind
    fantasize.
    • he is fantasizing the ideal wife

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call_up

  • noun an order to report for military duty
  • verb bring forward for consideration
    bring forward.
    • The case was called up in court

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collocate

  • verb have a strong tendency to occur side by side
    • The words 'new' and 'world' collocate
  • verb group or chunk together in a certain order or place side by side
    chunk; lump.

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skim_over

  • verb read superficially
    skim.
  • verb move or pass swiftly and lightly over the surface of
    skim.

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post_hoc

  • noun the logical fallacy of believing that temporal succession implies a causal relation
    post hoc ergo propter hoc.

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lead

  • noun an advantage held by a competitor in a race
    • he took the lead at the last turn
  • noun a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
    Pb; atomic number 82.
    • the children were playing with lead soldiers

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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fox

  • noun alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
  • noun a shifty deceptive person
    dodger; slyboots.

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overlap

  • noun a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena
    convergence; intersection.
    • there was no overlap between their proposals
  • noun the property of partial coincidence in time

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reckon

  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; suppose; imagine; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up
  • verb judge to be probable
    calculate; figure; forecast; estimate; count on.

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petitio_principii

  • noun the logical fallacy of assuming the conclusion in the premises; begging the question
    petitio.

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fob

  • noun a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch
    watch pocket.
  • noun an adornment that hangs from a watch chain

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renege_on

  • verb fail to fulfill a promise or obligation
    go back on; renege; renegue on.
    • She backed out of her promise

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hustle

  • noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    bunko; bunco game; bunko game; sting; flimflam; con game; confidence game; gyp; bunco; confidence trick; con.
  • noun a rapid active commotion
    fuss; flurry; bustle; ado; stir.

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be

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

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collocate_with

  • verb go or occur together
    construe with; cooccur with; go with; co-occur with.
    • The word 'hot' tends to cooccur with 'cold'

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visionary

  • noun a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible
  • noun a person with unusual powers of foresight
    illusionist; seer.

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blooper

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.

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fantasize

  • verb indulge in fantasies
    fantasy; fantasise.
    • he is fantasizing when he says he plans to start his own company
  • verb portray in the mind
    fantasise.
    • he is fantasizing the ideal wife

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anagram

  • noun a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase
  • verb read letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning
    anagrammatize; anagrammatise.

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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misrepresentation

  • noun a misleading falsehood
    deceit; deception.
  • noun a willful perversion of facts
    falsification.

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stand_for

  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; symbolize; represent.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?
  • verb denote or connote
    signify; intend; mean.
    • `maison' means `house' in French
    • An example sentence would show what this word means

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anagrammatise

  • verb read letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning
    anagram; anagrammatize.

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feigning

  • noun pretending with intention to deceive
    pretence; pretense; dissembling.
  • noun the act of giving a false appearance
    pretence; pretense; pretending; simulation.
    • his conformity was only pretending

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anagrammatize

  • verb read letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning
    anagram; anagrammatise.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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foil

  • noun a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal
    • the photographic film was wrapped in foil
  • noun anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
    enhancer.
    • pretty girls like plain friends as foils

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recollect

  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; remember; recall; 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

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misleading

  • adjective satellite designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
    shoddy; deceptive.
    • the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm
    • deliberately deceptive packaging
    • a misleading similarity
    • statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading
    • shoddy business practices
  • verb lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    mislead; lead astray; misguide; misdirect.
    • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

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evoke

  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; arouse; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
  • verb evoke or provoke to appear or occur
    provoke; call forth; kick up.
    • Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple

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blabber

  • noun one who reveals confidential information in return for money
    squealer; informer; rat; betrayer.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; twaddle.

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fallacy

  • noun a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
    false belief.

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image

  • noun an iconic mental representation
    mental image.
    • her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate
  • noun (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
    persona.
    • a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty

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false_belief

  • noun a misconception resulting from incorrect reasoning
    fallacy.

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rendering

  • noun a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.
    rendition.
    • they heard a live rendition of three pieces by Schubert
  • noun an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious
    rendition; interpretation; interpreting.
    • the edict was subject to many interpretations
    • he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables
    • often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning

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underrate

  • verb make too low an estimate of
    underestimate.
    • he underestimated the work that went into the renovation
    • Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river

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promise

  • noun a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
  • noun grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
    hope.
    • there is little or no promise that he will recover

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dreaming

  • noun imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake
    dream.
    • he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality
  • noun a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep
    dream.
    • I had a dream about you last night

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hysteron

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stumble

  • noun an unsteady uneven gait
    stagger; lurch.
  • noun an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
    trip-up; misstep; trip.
    • he recited the whole poem without a single trip
    • he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later
    • confusion caused his unfortunate misstep

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trip-up

  • noun an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
    misstep; trip; stumble.
    • he recited the whole poem without a single trip
    • he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later
    • confusion caused his unfortunate misstep

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deception

  • noun a misleading falsehood
    deceit; misrepresentation.
  • noun the act of deceiving
    deceit; dissimulation; dissembling.

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fast

  • noun abstaining from food
    fasting.
  • verb abstain from certain foods, as for religious or medical reasons
    • Catholics sometimes fast during Lent

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overestimate

  • noun an appraisal that is too high
    overappraisal; overestimation; overvaluation.
  • noun a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
    overrating; overestimation; overreckoning.

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errancy

  • noun (Christianity) holding views that disagree with accepted doctrine; especially disagreement with papal infallibility
    • he denies the errancy of the Catholic Church
  • noun fallibility as indicated by erring or a tendency to err

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mishandle

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement
  • verb manage badly or incompetently
    misconduct; mismanage.
    • The funds were mismanaged

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bollocks

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement
  • noun one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
    testis; ball; orchis; nut; ballock; bollock; egg; testicle.
    • she kicked him in the balls and got away

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bubble

  • noun a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
  • noun a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
    house of cards.
    • his proposal was nothing but a house of cards
    • a real estate bubble

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errant

  • adjective satellite straying from the right course or from accepted standards
    • errant youngsters
  • adjective satellite uncontrolled motion that is irregular or unpredictable
    • an errant breeze

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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bobble

  • noun the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball
    • the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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head_game

  • noun the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas
    delusion; illusion.

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mental_imagery

  • noun the ability to form mental images of things or events
    imagination; imagery; imaging.
    • he could still hear her in his imagination

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visual_image

  • noun a mental image that is similar to a visual perception
    visualization; visualisation.
  • noun a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system
    visual percept.

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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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flim

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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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slander

  • noun words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
  • noun an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
    defamation; calumny; denigration; aspersion.

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foul-up

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.

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casuist

  • noun someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious
    sophist.

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boomerang

  • noun a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
    throwing stick; throw stick.
  • noun a miscalculation that recoils on its maker
    backfire.

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trick

  • noun a cunning or deceitful action or device
    fast one.
    • he played a trick on me
    • he pulled a fast one and got away with it
  • noun a period of work or duty

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freak

  • noun a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
    monstrosity; lusus naturae; monster.
  • noun someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    nut; addict; junkie; junky.
    • a golf addict
    • a car nut
    • a bodybuilding freak
    • a news junkie

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woolgathering

  • noun an idle indulgence in fantasy
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; stargaze; dream; daydream.

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devise

  • noun a will disposing of real property
  • noun (law) a gift of real property by will

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twist

  • noun an unforeseen development
    turn; turn of events.
    • events suddenly took an awkward turn
  • noun an interpretation of a text or action
    construction.
    • they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct

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imagination

  • noun the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses
    imaginativeness; vision.
    • popular imagination created a world of demons
    • imagination reveals what the world could be
  • noun the ability to form mental images of things or events
    mental imagery; imagery; imaging.
    • he could still hear her in his imagination

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fallaciousness

  • noun result of a fallacy or error in reasoning

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incursion

  • noun the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers)
    • the incursion of television into the American living room
  • noun an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
    penetration.

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trip

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

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incorrect

  • adjective not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth
    wrong.
    • an incorrect calculation
    • the report in the paper is wrong
    • your information is wrong
    • the clock showed the wrong time
    • found themselves on the wrong road
    • based on the wrong assumptions
  • adjective satellite not in accord with established usage or procedure
    wrong.
    • the wrong medicine
    • the wrong way to shuck clams
    • it is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts

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offside

  • noun (sport) the mistake of occupying an illegal position on the playing field (in football, soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, etc.)
  • adjective illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or ahead of the ball or puck
    offsides.
    • the touchdown was nullified because the left tackle was offside

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invalid

  • noun someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
    shut-in.
  • verb force to retire, remove from active duty, as of firemen

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forebode

  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    predict; anticipate; foretell; call; promise; prognosticate.
    • Call the outcome of an election

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stumbler

  • noun a walker or runner who trips and almost falls
    tripper.
  • noun someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    bumbler; sad sack; bungler; fumbler; blunderer; butcher; botcher; fuckup.

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underrating

  • noun an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
    underestimation; underreckoning; underestimate.
  • verb make too low an estimate of
    underestimate; underrate.
    • he underestimated the work that went into the renovation
    • Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river

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forge

  • noun furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping
  • noun a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
    smithy.

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boob

  • noun an ignorant or foolish person
    dummy; booby; dope; pinhead; dumbbell.
  • noun either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
    titty; tit; bosom; knocker; breast.

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fatuus

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illusion

  • noun an erroneous mental representation
    semblance.
  • noun something many people believe that is false
    phantasy; fantasy; fancy.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy

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bollocks_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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deviation

  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    difference; divergence; departure.
    • the deviation from the mean
  • noun the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function

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picture

  • noun a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    image; ikon; icon.
    • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
    • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them
  • noun graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    painting.
    • a small painting by Picasso
    • he bought the painting as an investment
    • his pictures hang in the Louvre

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draw

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

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semblance

  • noun an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
    color; gloss; colour.
    • he hoped his claims would have a semblance of authenticity
    • he tried to give his falsehood the gloss of moral sanction
    • the situation soon took on a different color
  • noun an erroneous mental representation
    illusion.

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star

  • noun (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; whizz; wiz.

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ignoratio_elenchi

  • noun the logical fallacy of supposing that an argument proving an irrelevant point has proved the point at issue

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meaning

  • noun the message that is intended or expressed or signified
    signification; import; significance.
    • what is the meaning of this sentence
    • the significance of a red traffic light
    • the signification of Chinese characters
    • the import of his announcement was ambiguous
  • noun the idea that is intended
    substance.
    • What is the meaning of this proverb?

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literalise

  • verb make literal
    literalize.
    • literalize metaphors

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illusive

  • adjective satellite based on or having the nature of an illusion
    illusory.
    • illusive hopes of finding a better job
    • Secret activities offer presidents the alluring but often illusory promise that they can achieve foreign policy goals without the bothersome debate and open decision that are staples of democracy

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miscue

  • noun a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball
  • noun a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    parapraxis; slip-up; slip.

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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invent

  • verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    formulate; devise; contrive; excogitate; forge.
    • excogitate a way to measure the speed of light
  • verb make up something artificial or untrue
    fabricate; manufacture; cook up; make up.

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trip_up

  • verb detect a blunder or misstep
    catch.
    • The reporter tripped up the senator
  • verb cause to stumble
    trip.
    • The questions on the test tripped him up

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inset

  • noun a small picture inserted within the bounds or a larger one
  • noun an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted
    insert.

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overleap

  • verb defeat (oneself) by going too far
  • verb jump across or leap over (an obstacle)
    vault.

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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mix-up

  • noun a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another
    confusion.
    • he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw

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foreshadowing

  • noun the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
    prefiguration; adumbration.
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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