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stock

  • noun the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    • he owns a controlling share of the company's stock
  • noun the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    inventory.
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

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gatekeeper

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

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brevet

  • noun a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)
  • verb promote somebody by brevet, in the military

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cinch

  • noun any undertaking that is easy to do
    picnic; walkover; duck soup; piece of cake; breeze; child's play; snap; pushover.
    • marketing this product will be no picnic
  • noun stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
    girth.

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limited

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

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saver

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

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counsellorship

  • noun the position of counselor
    counselorship.

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jihad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    international jihad; jehad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
    jehad.

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administrative_official

  • noun an official of a bureaucracy
    bureaucrat.

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odd_man_out

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

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captain

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

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integrity

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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conjure

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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search_and_destroy_mission

  • noun an operation developed for United States troops in Vietnam; troops would move through a designated area destroying troops as they found them

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onus

  • noun an onerous or difficult concern
    load; incumbrance; encumbrance; burden.
    • the burden of responsibility
    • that's a load off my mind

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stock_purchase_plan

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

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spin

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

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final_cut

  • noun the final edited version of a movie as approved by the director and producer

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onrush

  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    onset; attack; onslaught.
    • the attack began at dawn
  • noun a forceful forward rush or flow
    • from the bow she stared at the mesmerising onrush of the sea where it split and foamed
    • the explosion interrupted the wild onrush of her thoughts

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rabbinate

  • noun rabbis collectively
  • noun the office or function of a rabbi

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lord

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

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vicereine

  • noun wife of a viceroy
  • noun governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign
    viceroy.

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categorisation

  • noun a group of people or things arranged by class or category
    categorization; classification.
  • noun the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
    categorization; sorting; classification.

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nonresident

  • noun someone who does not live in a particular place
    • described by an admiring nonresident as a green and pleasant land
  • adjective not living in a particular place or owned by permanent residents
    • nonresident students who commute to classes
    • nonresident real estate

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inter-service_support

  • noun action by one military service to provide logistic (or administrative) support to another military service

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rescue

  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; saving; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives
  • verb free from harm or evil
    deliver.

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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stage_setting

  • noun arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
    setting; mise en scene.

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all_arounder

  • noun a versatile person who is expert at many things
    all-rounder.
    • she's the best all-rounder they've seen in years

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jack

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

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persona_non_grata

  • noun a diplomat who is unacceptable to the government to which he is sent
  • noun a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
    unwelcome person.

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bringing

  • noun the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
    delivery.
    • his reluctant delivery of bad news
  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    bring; take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point

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embroider

  • verb decorate with needlework
    broider.
  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.

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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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implosion_therapy

  • noun a technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them
    flooding.

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school

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

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mopper

  • noun a worker who uses a mop to clean a surface

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psychological_operation

  • noun military actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and foreign governments
    psyop.

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flowage

  • noun gradual internal motion or deformation of a solid body (as by heat)
    • rock fracture and rock flowage are different types of geological deformation
  • noun a body of water that has been created by deliberately flooding an area
    • many campsites were located near the flowage

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database_management

  • noun creation and maintenance of a database

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prison_guard

  • noun someone who guards prisoners
    screw; jailor; jailer; turnkey; gaoler.

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den_mother

  • noun someone who plays the role of a den mother
    • he serves as den mother to all the freshmen in this dormitory
    • she's the den mother to new secretaries
  • noun a woman who supervises a den of Cub Scouts

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white_hope

  • noun someone (or something) expected to achieve great success in a given field
    great white hope.
    • this company is the great white hope of the nuclear industry's waste management policy

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moonlighter

  • noun a person who holds a second job (usually after hours)

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delegate

  • noun a person appointed or elected to represent others
  • verb transfer power to someone
    depute.

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make-work

  • noun active work of little value
    busywork.
    • while he was waiting he filled the days with busywork

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nondescript

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

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charter

  • noun a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
  • noun a contract to hire or lease transportation

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solicitor_general

  • noun a law officer appointed to assist an attorney general

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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leaders

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

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managing_director

  • noun someone who controls resources and expenditures
    director; manager.

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kick_downstairs

  • verb assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
    bump; break; demote; relegate.
    • She was demoted because she always speaks up
    • He was broken down to Sergeant

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direct

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

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second

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

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street

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

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winder

  • noun a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
  • noun mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
    key.

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carrying_into_action

  • noun the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
    performance; execution; carrying out.
    • they criticised his performance as mayor
    • experience generally improves performance

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advertising_campaign

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

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mutual_aid

  • noun arrangements made between nations to assist each other
    international logistic support.

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shining

  • noun the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    polishing.
    • the shining of shoes provided a meager living
    • every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect; shine.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

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blue

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

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juryman

  • noun someone who serves (or waits to be called to serve) on a jury
    juror; jurywoman.

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military_campaign

  • noun several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
    campaign.

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christ

  • noun any expected deliverer
    messiah.
  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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good_guy

  • noun any person who is on your side

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socialiser

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

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launch

  • noun a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
  • noun the act of propelling with force
    launching.

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unskilled

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

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social_group

  • noun people sharing some social relation

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political_entity

  • noun a unit with political responsibilities
    political unit.

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beater

  • noun a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter
  • noun an implement for beating

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remilitarisation

  • noun the act of militarizing again
    remilitarization.

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marching

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

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board_of_regents

  • noun a committee of university officers who have general supervision over the welfare and conduct of students

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specialist

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

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radar_fire

  • noun gunfire aimed a target that is being tracked by radar

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ectomorph

  • noun a person with a thin body

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