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crystallise

  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    illuminate; straighten out; elucidate; clear; clear up; crystallize; sort out; crystalise; shed light on; crystalize; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault
  • verb cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
    crystalise; crystalize; crystallize.
    • crystallize minerals

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foul

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

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fag_out

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; wear down; jade; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike

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eating_away

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    wearing; eroding; erosion; wearing away.

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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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disintegration

  • noun in a decomposed state
    decomposition.
  • noun a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system
    • a disintegration of personality

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brown

  • noun an orange of low brightness and saturation
    brownness.
  • noun Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
    Robert Brown.

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swag

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

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oxidise

  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidize; oxidate.
  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidize; oxidate.
    • This metal oxidizes easily

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corroding

  • noun erosion by chemical action
    corrosion; erosion.
  • verb cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
    eat; rust; corrode.
    • The acid corroded the metal
    • The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink

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wear_off

  • verb deteriorate through use or stress
    wear out; wear down; wear thin; wear.
    • The constant friction wore out the cloth
  • verb diminish, as by friction
    wear away.
    • Erosion wore away the surface

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to

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

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snap_off

  • verb break a piece from a whole
    break; break off.
    • break a branch from a tree

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wave

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

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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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wilting

  • noun causing to become limp or drooping
    wilt.
  • verb lose strength
    wilt.
    • My opponent was wilting

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fag

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; queer; pouf; faggot.
  • noun finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
    cigarette; coffin nail; cigaret; butt.

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condition

  • noun a state at a particular time
    status.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations
  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    precondition; stipulation.

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odourise

  • verb cause to smell or be smelly
    odorize; scent.

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rusting

  • noun the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water
    rust.
  • verb become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
    rust; corrode.
    • The metal corroded
    • The pipes rusted

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curdle

  • verb turn into curds
    clot; clabber.
    • curdled milk
  • verb go bad or sour
    • The milk curdled

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vitriolic

  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    erosive; corrosive; mordant; caustic.

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wilt

  • noun any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots
    wilt disease.
  • noun causing to become limp or drooping
    wilting.

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science

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

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biological

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biologic.
  • adjective of parents and children; related by blood
    • biological child

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drop_away

  • verb get worse
    drop off; slip; fall away.
    • My grades are slipping

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eroding

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    wearing; eating away; erosion; wearing away.
  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; gnaw; erode; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded

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gasify

  • verb turn into gas
    aerify; vaporise; vaporize.
    • The substance gasified

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conk_out

  • verb stop operating or functioning
    die; give out; give way; break; go; go bad; fail; break down.
    • The engine finally went
    • The car died on the road
    • The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town
    • The coffee maker broke
    • The engine failed on the way to town
    • her eyesight went after the accident
  • verb use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
    run out; peter out; poop out; run down.
    • At the end of the march, I pooped out

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morphology

  • noun the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
  • noun studies of the rules for forming admissible words

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clotting

  • noun the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
    curdling; coagulation.
  • verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
    clot; coagulate.
    • coagulated blood

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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fermenting

  • noun a process in which an agent causes an organic substance to break down into simpler substances; especially, the anaerobic breakdown of sugar into alcohol
    zymolysis; ferment; zymosis; fermentation.
  • verb be in an agitated or excited state
    ferment.
    • The Middle East is fermenting
    • Her mind ferments

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reforest

  • verb forest anew
    • After the fire, they reforested the mountain

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worsen

  • verb grow worse
    decline.
    • Conditions in the slum worsened
  • verb make worse
    aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

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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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microbiology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans

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crush

  • noun leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
    crushed leather.
  • noun a dense crowd of people
    press; jam.

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rub

  • noun an unforeseen obstacle
    hang-up; snag; hitch.
  • noun the act of rubbing or wiping
    wipe.
    • he gave the hood a quick rub

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rotten

  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; stinky; crappy; lousy; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  • adjective satellite damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
    rotted; decayed.
    • rotten floor boards
    • rotted beams
    • a decayed foundation

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rotted

  • adjective satellite damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
    decayed; rotten.
    • rotten floor boards
    • rotted beams
    • a decayed foundation
  • verb break down
    moulder; molder; rot; decompose.
    • The bodies decomposed in the heat

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meld

  • noun a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank
    canasta; basket rummy.
  • verb announce for a score; of cards in a card game

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lay_waste_to

  • verb cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
    desolate; devastate; scourge; ravage; waste.
    • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

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go_to_pot

  • verb become ruined
    go to the dogs.
    • His business went to pot when economy soured

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environmental_science

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    bionomics; ecology.

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modify

  • verb make less severe or harsh or extreme
    • please modify this letter to make it more polite
    • he modified his views on same-gender marriage
  • verb add a modifier to a constituent
    qualify.

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aromatise

  • verb fill or impregnate with an odor
    aromatize; perfume.
    • orange blossoms perfumed the air in the garden

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come_apart

  • verb become separated into pieces or fragments
    break; split up; fall apart; separate.
    • The figurine broke
    • The freshly baked loaf fell apart

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gnaw

  • verb bite or chew on with the teeth
    • gnaw an old cracker
  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; erode; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded

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sink

  • noun plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
  • noun (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
    • the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide

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whittle_away

  • verb cut away in small pieces
    wear away; whittle down.

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physiology

  • noun the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
  • noun processes and functions of an organism

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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breakable

  • noun an article that is fragile and easily broken
    • pack the breakables separately
  • adjective capable of being broken or damaged
    • earthenware pottery is breakable
    • breakable articles should be packed carefully

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incinerate

  • verb become reduced to ashes
    • The paper incinerated quickly
  • verb cause to undergo combustion
    burn.
    • burn garbage
    • The car burns only Diesel oil

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shift

  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    displacement.
  • noun a qualitative change
    transformation; transmutation.

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scatter

  • noun a haphazard distribution in all directions
    spread.
  • noun the act of scattering
    scattering; strewing.

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detonate

  • verb cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    explode; blow up; set off.
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • verb burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
    explode; blow up.
    • the bomb detonated at noon
    • The Molotov cocktail exploded

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crystallize

  • verb cause to take on a definite and clear shape
    crystallise; crystalise; crystalize.
    • He tried to crystallize his thoughts
  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    crystallise; illuminate; straighten out; elucidate; clear; clear up; sort out; crystalise; shed light on; crystalize; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault

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clastic

  • adjective satellite of or belonging to or being a rock composed of fragments of older rocks (e.g., conglomerates or sandstone)
  • adjective satellite capable of being taken apart
    • the professor had a clastic model of the human brain

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wear_down

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike
  • verb deteriorate through use or stress
    wear out; wear off; wear thin; wear.
    • The constant friction wore out the cloth

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putrefacient

  • adjective satellite causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction
    putrefactive.

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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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divide

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

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limp

  • noun the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
    hobble; hitch.
  • verb walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
    hobble; hitch; gimp.
    • The old woman hobbles down to the store every day

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stink

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; reek; stench.
  • verb be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
    • This term paper stinks!

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immix

  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; coalesce; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; merge; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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pulverize

  • verb make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    powderize; powderise; pulverise; powder.
    • pulverize the grains
  • verb destroy completely
    demolish; pulverise.
    • the wrecking ball demolished the building
    • demolish your enemies
    • pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand

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neurobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that deals with the anatomy and physiology and pathology of the nervous system

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go_to_the_dogs

  • verb become ruined
    go to pot.
    • His business went to pot when economy soured

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ravage

  • noun (usually plural) a destructive action
    depredation.
    • the ravages of time
    • the depredations of age and disease
  • verb make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
    harry.

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coalesce

  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; immix; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; merge; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well
  • verb fuse or cause to grow together

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erode

  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; gnaw; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded
  • verb remove soil or rock
    eat away; fret.
    • Rain eroded the terraces

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stink_up

  • verb cause to smell bad; fill with a bad smell
    smell up; stink out.

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rub_off

  • verb wear away
    corrade; abrase; abrade; rub down.

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moulder

  • verb break down
    molder; rot; decompose.
    • The bodies decomposed in the heat

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flag

  • noun emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
  • noun a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.
    masthead.

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corrosion

  • noun a state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action
  • noun erosion by chemical action
    corroding; erosion.

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eat_at

  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    gnaw; erode; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded

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spoilage

  • noun the amount that has spoiled
  • noun the process of becoming spoiled
    spoiling.

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sag_down

  • verb cause to sag
    sag.
    • The children sagged their bottoms down even more comfortably

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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sour

  • noun a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
  • noun the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
    tartness; sourness.

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thin

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

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growing

  • noun (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
    development; ontogenesis; maturation; ontogeny; growth.
    • he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children
  • noun (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state

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dissolve

  • noun (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
  • verb become weaker
    fade away; fade out.
    • The sound faded out

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souring

  • noun the process of becoming sour
  • verb go sour or spoil
    ferment; turn; sour; work.
    • The milk has soured
    • The wine worked
    • The cream has turned--we have to throw it out

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break_off

  • verb interrupt before its natural or planned end
    break short; cut short.
    • We had to cut short our vacation
  • verb prevent completion
    break; stop; discontinue.
    • stop the project
    • break off the negotiations

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set_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits
  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; start out; start; part; set out; take off.
    • The family took off for Florida

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wear_thin

  • verb deteriorate through use or stress
    wear out; wear down; wear off; wear.
    • The constant friction wore out the cloth

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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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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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chip

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

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botanise

  • verb collect and study plants
    botanize.

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degenerate

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    pervert; deviate; deviant.
  • verb grow worse
    drop; devolve; deteriorate.
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match

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septic

  • adjective containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms
    infected.
    • a septic sore throat
    • a septic environment
    • septic sewage
  • adjective of or relating to or caused by putrefaction
    • the septic action occurs at the bottom of the septic tank

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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paleobiology

  • noun a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
    palaeobiology.

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breaking

  • noun the act of breaking something
    break; breakage.
    • the breakage was unavoidable
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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forest

  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    woods; wood.
  • noun land that is covered with trees and shrubs
    timberland; woodland; timber.

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deteriorate

  • verb become worse or disintegrate
    • His mind deteriorated
  • verb grow worse
    drop; devolve; degenerate.
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match

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mould

  • noun loose soil rich in organic matter
    mold.
  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    cast; mold; stamp.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region

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peeling

  • noun loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
    shedding; desquamation.
  • verb strip the skin off
    pare; peel; skin.
    • pare apples

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ladder

  • noun steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
  • noun ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress
    • he climbed the career ladder

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polymerize

  • verb cause (a compound) to polymerize
    polymerise.
  • verb undergo polymerization
    polymerise.

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whittle

  • verb cut small bits or pare shavings from
    pare.
    • whittle a piece of wood
  • noun English aeronautical engineer who invented the jet aircraft engine (1907-1996)
    Sir Frank Whittle; Frank Whittle.

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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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produce

  • noun fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
    green goods; garden truck; green groceries.
  • verb bring forth or yield
    bring forth.
    • The tree would not produce fruit

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fatigue

  • noun temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work
    tiredness; weariness.
    • he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue
    • growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills
    • weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep
  • noun used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress
    • metal fatigue

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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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coagulate

  • verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
    clot.
    • coagulated blood
  • verb cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
    clot.

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grow

  • verb pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
    turn.
    • The weather turned nasty
    • She grew angry
  • verb become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain
    • The problem grew too large for me
    • Her business grew fast

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fray

  • noun a noisy fight
    affray; disturbance; ruffle.
  • verb wear away by rubbing
    frazzle.
    • The friction frayed the sleeve

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decline_in_quality

  • noun process of changing to an inferior state
    declension; worsening; deterioration.

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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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scourge

  • noun a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
    flagellum.
  • noun something causing misery or death
    bane; nemesis; curse.
    • the bane of my life

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solidify

  • verb make solid or more solid; cause to solidify
  • verb become solid
    • The metal solidified when it cooled

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clabber

  • noun raw milk that has soured and thickened
  • verb turn into curds
    clot; curdle.
    • curdled milk

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deterioration

  • noun a symptom of reduced quality or strength
    impairment.
  • noun process of changing to an inferior state
    declension; worsening; decline in quality.

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crumple

  • verb fall apart
    collapse; tumble; break down; crumble.
    • the building crumbled after the explosion
    • Negotiations broke down
  • verb fold or collapse
    buckle.
    • His knees buckled

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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retrogress

  • verb get worse or fall back to a previous condition
    regress; retrograde.
  • verb go back to bad behavior
    recidivate; relapse; lapse; fall back; regress.
    • Those who recidivate are often minor criminals

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rottenness

  • noun in a state of progressive putrefaction
    putrescence; corruption; putridness.
  • noun the quality of rotting and becoming putrid
    putrescence.

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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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scrap

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; chip; flake.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun worthless material that is to be disposed of
    trash; rubbish.

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astrobiology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    exobiology; space biology.

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suffer

  • verb undergo or be subjected to
    endure.
    • He suffered the penalty
    • Many saints suffered martyrdom
  • verb undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
    sustain; have; get.
    • She suffered a fracture in the accident
    • He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars
    • She got a bruise on her leg
    • He got his arm broken in the scuffle

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change_integrity

  • verb change in physical make-up

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digest

  • noun a periodical that summarizes the news
  • noun something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
    compilation.

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go_down

  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    descend; come down; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
    settle; sink; go under.

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decay

  • noun the process of gradually becoming inferior
  • noun a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
    decline.

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spoiling

  • noun the process of becoming spoiled
    spoilage.
  • noun the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
    spoilage; spoil.
    • her spoiling my dress was deliberate

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fade

  • noun a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer
    slicing; slice.
    • he took lessons to cure his slicing
  • noun gradually ceasing to be visible
    disappearance.

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carve

  • verb form by carving
    • Carve a flower from the ice
  • verb engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
    chip at.
    • carve one's name into the bark

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alter

  • verb cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
    modify; change.
    • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
    • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    vary; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

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undercut

  • noun the material removed by a cut made underneath
  • noun the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column
    tenderloin.

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blueing

  • noun used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
    blue; bluing.
  • noun a process that makes something blue (or bluish)
    bluing.

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crash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    wreck.
    • they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

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gassing

  • noun the process of interacting with gas
  • noun the deliberate act of poisoning some person or animal with gas

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smash

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; bang; belt; bash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
    smash-up.

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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corroded

  • adjective satellite eaten away as by acid or oxidation
  • verb cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
    eat; rust; corrode.
    • The acid corroded the metal
    • The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink

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radiobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the effects of radiation on living organisms

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liquify

  • verb make (a solid substance) liquid, as by heating
    liquidise; liquefy; liquidize.
    • liquefy the silver
  • verb become liquid or fluid when heated
    flux; liquefy.
    • the frozen fat liquefied

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break_open

  • verb open with force
    • He broke open the picnic basket
  • verb come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
    split; burst.
    • The bubble burst

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give_out

  • verb give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.
    emit; give off.
    • The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits
  • verb give to several people
    pass out; distribute; hand out.
    • The teacher handed out the exams

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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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explode

  • verb cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    detonate; blow up; set off.
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • verb burst outward, usually with noise
    burst.
    • The champagne bottle exploded

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merge

  • verb become one
    unify; unite.
    • Germany unified officially in 1990
    • the cells merge
  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; immix; coalesce; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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die

  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    dice.
  • noun a device used for shaping metal

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chipping

  • noun the act of chipping something
    chip; splintering.
  • verb break off (a piece from a whole)
    break away; chip; chip off; break off; come off.
    • Her tooth chipped

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malfunction

  • noun a failure to function normally
  • verb fail to function or function improperly
    misfunction.
    • the coffee maker malfunctioned

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pasteurise

  • verb heat food in order to kill harmful microorganisms
    pasteurize.
    • pasteurize milk

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caustic

  • noun any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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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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putrid

  • adjective of or relating to or attended by putrefaction
    • putrid decomposition
  • adjective satellite in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor
    • horrible like raw and putrid flesh"- Somerset Maugham

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effete

  • adjective satellite marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
    decadent.
    • a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility
    • a group of effete self-professed intellectuals

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space

  • noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    infinite.
    • they tested his ability to locate objects in space
    • the boundless regions of the infinite
  • noun an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    • the architect left space in front of the building
    • they stopped at an open space in the jungle
    • the space between his teeth

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quality

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

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loll

  • verb hang loosely or laxly
    droop.
    • His tongue lolled
  • verb be lazy or idle
    loaf; fuck off; lounge around; lounge about; frig around; bum; arse around; bum around; waste one's time; arse about; loll around; bum about.
    • Her son is just bumming around all day

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re

  • noun a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum
    atomic number 75; rhenium.
  • noun ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods
    Ra.

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fragmentise

  • verb break or cause to break into pieces
    fragment; fragmentize; break up.
    • The plate fragmented

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exobiology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    astrobiology; space biology.

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frazzle

  • noun a state of extreme exhaustion
    • he was worn to a frazzle
  • verb wear away by rubbing
    fray.
    • The friction frayed the sleeve

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salute

  • noun an act of honor or courteous recognition
    salutation.
    • a musical salute to the composer on his birthday
  • noun a formal military gesture of respect
    military greeting.

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putrescent

  • adjective satellite becoming putrid
    • a trail lined by putrescent carcasses

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zoological

  • adjective concerning the study of animals and their classification and properties
    • zoological research
  • adjective of or relating to animals or animal groups
    • zoological garden

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upon

On; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable. "Upon an hill of flowers." Chaucer.
Our host upon his stirrups stood anon. Chaucer.
Thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar. Ex. xxix. 21.
The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. Judg. xvi. 9.
As I did stand my watch upon the hill. Shak.
He made a great difference between people that did rebel upon wantonness, and them that did rebel upon want. Bacon.
This advantage we lost upon the invention of firearms. Addison.
Upon the whole, it will be necessary to avoid that perpetual repetition of the same epithets which we find in Homer. Pope.
He had abandoned the frontiers, retiring upon Glasgow. Sir. W. Scott.
Philip swore upon the Evangelists to abstain from aggression in my absence. Landor.
Upon conveys a more distinct notion that on carries with it of something that literally or metaphorically bears or supports. It is less employed than it used to be, on having for the most part taken its place. Some expressions formed with it belong only to old style; as, upon pity they were taken away; that is, in consequence of pity: upon the rate of thirty thousand; that is, amounting to the rate: to die upon the hand; that is, by means of the hand: he had a garment upon; that is, upon himself: the time is coming fast upon; that is, upon the present time. By the omission of its object, upon acquires an adverbial sense, as in the last two examples.

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faulting

  • noun (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
    fault; geological fault; break; fracture; shift.
    • they built it right over a geological fault
    • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust
  • verb put or pin the blame on
    blame; fault.

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wear_away

  • verb cut away in small pieces
    whittle away; whittle down.
  • verb diminish, as by friction
    wear off.
    • Erosion wore away the surface

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fret

  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; sweat; stew; lather.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams
  • noun a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
    worn spot.

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change_state

  • verb undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
    turn.
    • We turned from Socialism to Capitalism
    • The people turned against the President when he stole the election

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blossoming

  • noun the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
    efflorescence; florescence; anthesis; flowering; inflorescence.
  • verb produce or yield flowers
    blossom; flower; bloom.
    • The cherry tree bloomed

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sicken

  • verb cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
    nauseate; revolt; churn up; disgust.
    • The pornographic pictures sickened us
  • verb get sick
    come down.
    • She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital

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fleck

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; chip; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; patch; maculation; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red

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regress

  • noun the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
    reasoning backward.
  • noun returning to a former state
    reversion; retroversion; regression; retrogression.

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devolve

  • verb pass on or delegate to another
    • The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital
  • verb be inherited by
    pass; return; fall.
    • The estate fell to my sister
    • The land returned to the family
    • The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead

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decompositional

  • adjective satellite causing organic decay

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turn_down

  • verb refuse to accept
    decline; refuse; pass up; reject.
    • He refused my offer of hospitality
  • verb refuse entrance or membership
    refuse; turn away; reject.
    • They turned away hundreds of fans
    • Black people were often rejected by country clubs

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botany

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    flora; vegetation.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    phytology.

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maturate

  • verb develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
    mature; grow.
    • He matured fast
    • The child grew fast
  • verb grow old or older
    age; senesce; mature; get on.
    • She aged gracefully
    • we age every day--what a depressing thought!
    • Young men senesce

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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languish

  • verb lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
    waste; pine away.
    • After her husband died, she just pined away
  • verb have a desire for something or someone who is not present
    ache; yearn; pine; yen.
    • She ached for a cigarette
    • I am pining for my lover

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droop

  • noun a shape that sags
    sag.
    • there was a sag in the chair seat
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; sag.

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dilapidate

  • verb bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin by neglect or misuse
  • verb fall into decay or ruin
    crumble; decay.
    • The unoccupied house started to decay

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burst

  • noun the act of exploding or bursting
    explosion.
    • the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
    • the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft
  • noun rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
    fusillade; volley; salvo.
    • our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise

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putrefactive

  • adjective satellite causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction
    putrefacient.

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powderize

  • verb become powder or dust
    pulverize; powderise; pulverise.
    • When it was blown up, the building powderized
  • verb make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    pulverize; powderise; pulverise; powder.
    • pulverize the grains

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molder

  • verb break down
    moulder; rot; decompose.
    • The bodies decomposed in the heat

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embryology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms

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dog

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

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dissever

  • verb separate into parts or portions
    divide; separate; split up; split; carve up.
    • divide the cake into three equal parts
    • The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

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break_up

  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
  • verb discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    break; separate; split up; part; split.
    • The business partners broke over a tax question
    • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
    • My friend and I split up

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thaw

  • noun the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    melting; melt; thawing.
    • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
    • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
  • noun warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
    warming; thawing.
    • they welcomed the spring thaw

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collapse

  • noun an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
    prostration.
    • the commander's prostration demoralized his men
  • noun a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
    • the roof is in danger of collapse
    • the collapse of the old star under its own gravity

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acquire

  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    get.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work
  • verb take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    assume; take on; take; adopt.
    • His voice took on a sad tone
    • The story took a new turn
    • he adopted an air of superiority
    • She assumed strange manners
    • The gods assume human or animal form in these fables

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environmental

  • adjective of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings
    • environmental factors
  • adjective concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment
    • environmental pollution

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part

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

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vitriol

  • noun (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry
    oil of vitriol; sulfuric acid; sulphuric acid.
  • noun abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
    invective; vituperation.

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thawing

  • noun the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    melting; thaw; melt.
    • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
    • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
  • noun warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
    thaw; warming.
    • they welcomed the spring thaw

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molecular

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

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slack

  • noun dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
  • noun a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
    falling off; slump; falloff; drop-off.
    • the team went into a slump
    • a gradual slack in output
    • a drop-off in attendance
    • a falloff in quality

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culture

  • noun a particular society at a particular time and place
    civilization; civilisation.
    • early Mayan civilization
  • noun the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group

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fragmentize

  • verb break or cause to break into pieces
    fragment; fragmentise; break up.
    • The plate fragmented

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spoiled

  • adjective satellite having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention
    spoilt.
    • a spoiled child
  • 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; 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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stale

  • verb urinate, of cattle and horses
  • adjective lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age
    • stale bread
    • the beer was stale

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leafing

  • noun (botany) the process of forming leaves
    foliation.
  • verb look through a book or other written material
    flick; leaf; thumb; flip; riff; riffle.
    • He thumbed through the report
    • She leafed through the volume

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give_way

  • verb move in order to make room for someone for something
    ease up; move over; yield; give.
    • The park gave way to a supermarket
    • `Move over,' he told the crowd
  • verb break down, literally or metaphorically
    collapse; founder; give; break; cave in; fall in.
    • The wall collapsed
    • The business collapsed
    • The dam broke
    • The roof collapsed
    • The wall gave in
    • The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice

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blow_up

  • verb cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    explode; detonate; set off.
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • verb make large
    enlarge; magnify.
    • blow up an image

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sag

  • noun a shape that sags
    droop.
    • there was a sag in the chair seat
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; droop.

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decadent

  • noun a person who has fallen into a decadent state (morally or artistically)
  • adjective satellite marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay
    effete.
    • a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility
    • a group of effete self-professed intellectuals

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fail

  • verb fail to do something; leave something undone
    neglect.
    • She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib
    • The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account
  • verb be unsuccessful
    miscarry; go wrong.
    • Where do today's public schools fail?
    • The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably

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conjugate

  • noun a mixture of two partially miscible liquids A and B produces two conjugate solutions: one of A in B and another of B in A
    conjugate solution.
  • verb unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds

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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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fracture

  • noun breaking of hard tissue such as bone
    break.
    • it was a nasty fracture
    • the break seems to have been caused by a fall
  • noun (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
    fault; geological fault; break; faulting; shift.
    • they built it right over a geological fault
    • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

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erosive

  • adjective satellite wearing away by friction
    • the erosive effects of waves on the shoreline
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    vitriolic; corrosive; mordant; caustic.

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worsening

  • noun process of changing to an inferior state
    declension; decline in quality; deterioration.
  • noun changing something with the result that it becomes worse

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impairment

  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    harm; damage.
  • noun a symptom of reduced quality or strength
    deterioration.

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wilted

  • adjective satellite not firm
    limp.
    • wilted lettuce
  • verb lose strength
    wilt.
    • My opponent was wilting

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evaporate

  • verb lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue
    vaporise; vaporize.
    • evaporate milk
  • verb cause to change into a vapor
    vaporise.
    • The chemist evaporated the water

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biologic

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biological.

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cracking

  • noun a sudden sharp noise
    snap; crack.
    • the crack of a whip
    • he heard the cracking of the ice
    • he can hear the snap of a twig
  • noun the act of cracking something
    fracture; crack.

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oxidate

  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidize; oxidise.
    • This metal oxidizes easily
  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidize; oxidise.

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misfire

  • noun an explosion that fails to occur
    dud.
  • noun a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
    miss.

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flop

  • noun an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
    floating-point operation.
    • this computer can perform a million flops per second
  • noun someone who is unsuccessful
    washout; dud.

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disease

  • noun an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

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burn_out

  • verb melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
    blow; blow out.
    • The lightbulbs blew out
    • The fuse blew

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mating

  • noun the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    coupling; union; sexual union; pairing; conjugation.
    • the casual couplings of adolescents
    • the mating of some species occurs only in the spring
  • verb engage in sexual intercourse
    pair; couple; mate; copulate.
    • Birds mate in the Spring

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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thicken

  • verb make thick or thicker
    inspissate.
    • Thicken the sauce
    • inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch
  • verb become thick or thicker
    inspissate.
    • The sauce thickened
    • The egg yolk will inspissate

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splintering

  • noun the act of chipping something
    chip; chipping.
  • verb withdraw from an organization or communion
    splinter; break away; secede.
    • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

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putrescence

  • noun in a state of progressive putrefaction
    rottenness; corruption; putridness.
  • noun the quality of rotting and becoming putrid
    rottenness.

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swelling

  • noun an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
    puffiness; lump.
  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; bump; excrescence; jut; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns

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biodegrade

  • verb break down naturally through the action of biological agents
    • Plastic bottles do not biodegrade

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desolate

  • verb leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
    abandon; desert; forsake.
    • The mother deserted her children
  • verb reduce in population
    depopulate.
    • The epidemic depopulated the countryside

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bluing

  • noun used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge
    blue; blueing.
  • noun a process that makes something blue (or bluish)
    blueing.

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phytology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    botany.

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tire

  • noun hoop that covers a wheel
    tyre.
    • automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air
  • verb lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
    jade; fatigue; pall; weary.
    • I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food

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ruin

  • noun an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
    ruination.
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
  • noun a ruined building
    • they explored several Roman ruins

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bust

  • noun a complete failure
    flop; fizzle.
    • the play was a dismal flop
  • noun the chest of a woman
    female chest.

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factor

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

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wear_out

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    tire; wear down; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike
  • verb go to pieces
    break; fall apart; wear; bust.
    • The lawn mower finally broke
    • The gears wore out
    • The old chair finally fell apart completely

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unravel

  • verb become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
    untangle; unpick; unknot; unscramble.
    • unravel the thread
  • verb disentangle
    ravel out; ravel.
    • can you unravel the mystery?

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outwear

  • verb last longer than others
    • This material outwears all others
  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; wear down; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike

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wearing

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    eating away; eroding; erosion; wearing away.
  • noun the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
    wear.
    • she bought it for everyday wear

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devastate

  • verb cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
    desolate; scourge; lay waste to; ravage; waste.
    • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
  • verb overwhelm or overpower
    • He was devastated by his grief when his son died

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scuff

  • noun a slipper that has no fitting around the heel
    mule.
  • noun the act of scuffing (scraping or dragging the feet)

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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sprouting

  • noun the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
    germination.
  • verb produce buds, branches, or germinate
    shoot; bourgeon; sprout; spud; pullulate; burgeon forth; germinate.
    • the potatoes sprouted

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anatomize

  • verb dissect in order to analyze
    anatomise.
    • anatomize the bodies of the victims of this strange disease
  • verb analyze down to the smallest detail
    • This writer anatomized the depth of human behavior

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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perfume

  • noun a distinctive odor that is pleasant
    scent; fragrance; aroma.
  • noun a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
    essence.

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deliquescent

  • adjective satellite (especially of certain salts) becoming liquid by absorbing moisture from the air

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bad

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

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biogeography

  • noun dealing with the geographical distribution of animals and plants

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shedding

  • noun the process whereby something is shed
    sloughing.
  • noun loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
    peeling; desquamation.

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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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habit

  • noun an established custom
    wont.
    • it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening
  • noun (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition
    use.
    • owls have nocturnal habits
    • she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair
    • long use had hardened him to it

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jade

  • noun a semiprecious gemstone that takes a high polish; is usually green but sometimes whitish; consists of jadeite or nephrite
    jadestone.
  • noun a woman adulterer
    strumpet; adulteress; slut; hussy; loose woman; trollop; fornicatress.

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aromatize

  • verb fill or impregnate with an odor
    aromatise; perfume.
    • orange blossoms perfumed the air in the garden

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powder

  • noun a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
    pulverisation; pulverization.
  • noun a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks
    gunpowder.

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teething

  • noun the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
    odontiasis; dentition.
  • verb grow teeth; cut the baby teeth
    teethe.
    • The little one is teething now

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corrupt

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; 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
  • verb make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
    grease one's palms; buy; bribe.
    • This judge can be bought

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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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pulverise

  • verb destroy completely
    demolish; pulverize.
    • the wrecking ball demolished the building
    • demolish your enemies
    • pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand
  • verb become powder or dust
    pulverize; powderize; powderise.
    • When it was blown up, the building powderized

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snuff

  • noun the charred portion of a candlewick
  • noun a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time

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reform

  • noun a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses
    • justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts
  • noun a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices
    • the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians

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gnaw_at

  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; gnaw; erode; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded

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addled

  • adjective satellite (of eggs) no longer edible
    • an addled egg
  • verb mix up or confuse
    puddle; addle; muddle.
    • He muddled the issues

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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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drooping

  • adjective satellite weak from exhaustion
    flagging.
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; sag; droop.

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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tainted

  • adjective satellite touched by rot or decay
    corrupt.
    • tainted bacon
    • `corrupt' is archaic
  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    sully; defile; corrupt; taint; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation

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abrade

  • verb wear away
    corrade; rub off; abrase; rub down.
  • verb rub hard or scrub
    scour.
    • scour the counter tops

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conditions

  • noun the prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process
    • there were wide variations in the conditions of observation
  • noun the set of circumstances that affect someone's welfare
    • hazardous working conditions
    • harsh living conditions

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corruption

  • noun lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain
    corruptness.
  • noun in a state of progressive putrefaction
    putrescence; rottenness; putridness.

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oxidize

  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidise; oxidate.
    • This metal oxidizes easily
  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidise; oxidate.

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mildew

  • noun the process of becoming mildewed
    mould; mold.
  • noun a fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter

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smell_up

  • verb cause to smell bad; fill with a bad smell
    stink up; stink out.

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fold

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    plication; crease; bend; flexure; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    congregation; faithful.

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disintegrative

  • adjective tending to cause breakup into constituent elements or parts

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weary

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; wear down; jade; fag out; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike
  • verb lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
    jade; fatigue; pall; tire.
    • I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food

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wear

  • noun impairment resulting from long use
    • the tires showed uneven wear
  • noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
    habiliment; vesture; clothing; wearable; article of clothing.

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sociobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that conducts comparative studies of the social organization of animals (including human beings) with regard to its evolutionary history

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flowering

  • noun the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
    efflorescence; blossoming; florescence; anthesis; inflorescence.
  • noun a developmental process
    unfolding.
    • the flowering of antebellum culture

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come

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; ejaculate; seminal fluid; seed; cum.
  • verb move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    come up.
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room

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folding

  • noun the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape
    protein folding.
    • understanding protein folding is the next step in deciphering the genetic code
  • noun a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
    fold.

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sniff

  • noun sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
    snuff.
  • verb perceive by inhaling through the nose
    whiff.
    • sniff the perfume

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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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space_biology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    exobiology; astrobiology.

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jelly

  • noun an edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods
    gelatin.
  • noun a preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit

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demulsify

  • verb cause to demulsify
  • verb break down into components

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re-afforest

  • verb reestablish a forest after clear-cutting or fire, etc.
    • re-afforest the area that was burned during the fighting

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decompose

  • verb separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
    break down; break up.
  • verb lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
    disintegrate; decay.
    • the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process

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retrograde

  • verb move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies
  • verb move in a direction contrary to the usual one
    • retrograding planets

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tire_out

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; wear down; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike

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senesce

  • verb grow old or older
    age; maturate; mature; get on.
    • She aged gracefully
    • we age every day--what a depressing thought!
    • Young men senesce

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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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color

  • noun a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    colour; coloring; colouring.
    • a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light
  • noun interest and variety and intensity
    vividness; colour.
    • the Puritan Period was lacking in color
    • the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness

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pot

  • noun metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; toilet; commode; crapper; stool; potty; can.

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decline

  • noun change toward something smaller or lower
    diminution.
  • noun a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
    declination.

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regenerate

  • verb reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    renew.
    • We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years
    • They renewed their membership
  • verb amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit

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polymerise

  • verb cause (a compound) to polymerize
    polymerize.
  • verb undergo polymerization
    polymerize.

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genetic

  • adjective satellite occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    transmissible; familial; hereditary; transmitted; inherited.
    • an inherited disease
    • familial traits
    • genetically transmitted features
  • adjective of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
    genetical; genic.
    • genic combinations
    • genetic code

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drop_off

  • verb fall or diminish
    • The number of students in this course dropped off after the first test
  • verb change from a waking to a sleeping state
    drowse off; drift off; flake out; nod off; dope off; fall asleep; doze off.
    • he always falls asleep during lectures

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weather_condition

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    atmospheric condition; weather; conditions.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow

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waste

  • noun any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    waste material; waste matter; waste product.
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; wastefulness.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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whittle_down

  • verb cut away in small pieces
    whittle away; wear away.

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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rancidity

  • noun the state of being rancid; having a rancid scent or flavor (as of old cooking oil)

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conflate

  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; immix; coalesce; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; merge; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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jellify

  • verb become jelly
    • The sauce jellified
  • verb make into jelly
    jelly.
    • jellify a liquid

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break_apart

  • verb take apart into its constituent pieces
    take apart; break up; dismantle; disassemble.
  • verb break violently or noisily; smash;
    crash; break up.

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atmospheric

  • adjective relating to or located in the atmosphere
    atmospherical.
    • atmospheric tests

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afforest

  • verb establish a forest on previously unforested land
    forest.
    • afforest the mountains

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stinking

  • adjective satellite very bad
    shitty; stinky; crappy; lousy; rotten; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  • verb be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
    stink.
    • This term paper stinks!

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corrode

  • verb cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
    eat; rust.
    • The acid corroded the metal
    • The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink
  • verb become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
    rust.
    • The metal corroded
    • The pipes rusted

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putrefy

  • verb become putrid; decay with an offensive smell
    • organic matter putrefies

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mordant

  • noun a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process
  • adjective satellite harshly ironic or sinister
    black; grim.
    • black humor
    • a grim joke
    • grim laughter
    • fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit

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misfunction

  • verb fail to function or function improperly
    malfunction.
    • the coffee maker malfunctioned

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break_away

  • verb move away or escape suddenly
    break; break out.
    • The horses broke from the stable
    • Three inmates broke jail
    • Nobody can break out--this prison is high security
  • verb break off (a piece from a whole)
    chip; chip off; break off; come off.
    • Her tooth chipped

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deliquesce

  • verb melt away in the process of decay
    • The fungi eventually deliquesced
  • verb melt or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
    • this type of salt deliquesces easily

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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conk

  • noun informal term for the nose
  • verb come to a stop
    stall.
    • The car stalled in the driveway

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develop

  • verb make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
    • Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather
    • They developed a new technique
  • verb work out
    evolve; germinate.
    • We have developed a new theory of evolution

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rooting

  • noun the process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow
  • verb take root and begin to grow
    root.
    • this plant roots quickly

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check

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    cheque; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    assay.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress

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fragment

  • noun a piece broken off or cut off of something else
    • a fragment of rock
  • noun a broken piece of a brittle artifact
    sherd; shard.

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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blight

  • noun a state or condition being blighted
  • noun any plant disease resulting in withering without rotting

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evolve

  • verb work out
    germinate; develop.
    • We have developed a new theory of evolution
  • verb undergo development or evolution
    • Modern man evolved a long time ago

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wilt_disease

  • noun any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots
    wilt.

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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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fuse

  • noun an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
    electrical fuse; safety fuse.
  • noun any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
    fusee; fuze; fuzee; primer; priming.

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banks

  • noun English botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1743-1820)
    Sir Joseph Banks.
  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    bank.
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents

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crystalise

  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    crystallise; illuminate; straighten out; elucidate; clear; clear up; crystallize; sort out; shed light on; crystalize; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault
  • verb cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
    crystallise; crystalize; crystallize.
    • crystallize minerals

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warming

  • noun the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
    heating.
  • noun warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
    thaw; thawing.
    • they welcomed the spring thaw

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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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carve_up

  • verb separate into parts or portions
    divide; separate; split up; split; dissever.
    • divide the cake into three equal parts
    • The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

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colour

  • noun any material used for its color
    color; coloring material; colouring material.
    • she used a different color for the trim
  • noun a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
    color; people of color; people of colour.

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chip_off

  • verb break off (a piece from a whole)
    break away; chip; break off; come off.
    • Her tooth chipped

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clog

  • noun footwear usually with wooden soles
    geta; patten; sabot.
  • noun any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

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dilapidation

  • noun a state of deterioration due to old age or long use
    decrepitude.
  • noun the process of becoming dilapidated
    ruin.

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clot

  • noun a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid
    coagulum.
  • verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
    coagulate.
    • coagulated blood

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disperse

  • verb distribute loosely
    dust; sprinkle; scatter; dot.
    • He scattered gun powder under the wagon
  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; break up; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

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biologist

  • noun (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
    life scientist.

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wear_upon

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; wear down; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike

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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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commingle

  • verb mix or blend
    • His book commingles sarcasm and sadness
  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; immix; coalesce; flux; fuse; combine; merge; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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scent

  • noun a distinctive odor that is pleasant
    perfume; fragrance; aroma.
  • noun an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced

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zoological_science

  • noun the branch of biology that studies animals
    zoology.

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decayed

  • adjective satellite damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
    rotted; rotten.
    • rotten floor boards
    • rotted beams
    • a decayed foundation
  • verb lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
    disintegrate; decompose; decay.
    • the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process

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wearing_away

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    wearing; eating away; eroding; erosion.

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biological_science

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biology.

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combine

  • noun harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field
  • noun a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service
    corporate trust; trust; cartel.
    • they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly

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crack

  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; fissure.
  • noun a narrow opening
    gap.
    • he opened the window a crack

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snap

  • noun the act of catching an object with the hands
    catch; grab; snatch.
    • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
  • noun a spell of cold weather
    • a cold snap in the middle of May

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curdling

  • noun the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
    clotting; coagulation.
  • verb turn into curds
    clot; curdle; clabber.
    • curdled milk

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odorize

  • verb cause to smell or be smelly
    odourise; scent.

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dehisce

  • verb burst or split open
    • flowers dehisce when they release pollen

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molding

  • noun the act of creating something by casting it in a mold
    casting.
  • noun a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
    moulding.

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botanize

  • verb collect and study plants
    botanise.

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bit

  • noun a small piece or quantity of something
    spot.
    • a spot of tea
    • a bit of paper
    • a bit of lint
    • I gave him a bit of my mind
  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    fleck; chip; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye

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apart

  • adjective satellite remote and separate physically or socially
    obscure; isolated.
    • existed over the centuries as a world apart
    • preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson
    • tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
    • an obscure village
  • adjective satellite having characteristics not shared by others
    • scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush

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smell

  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odour; odor; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses
  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odor; odour; aroma; olfactory property.

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flux

  • noun the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface
  • noun a flow or discharge
    fluxion.

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come_down

  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    go down; descend; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb be the essential element
    boil down; reduce.
    • The proposal boils down to a compromise

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lose

  • verb fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
    • She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat
  • verb fail to win
    • We lost the battle but we won the war

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fall_apart

  • verb lose one's emotional or mental composure
    go to pieces.
    • She fell apart when her only child died
  • verb go to pieces
    break; wear out; wear; bust.
    • The lawn mower finally broke
    • The gears wore out
    • The old chair finally fell apart completely

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ecology

  • noun the environment as it relates to living organisms
    • it changed the ecology of the island
  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    bionomics; environmental science.

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tumble

  • noun an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    fall; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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putrefaction

  • noun a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
    rot.
  • noun (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
    rotting; rot; decomposition.

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rot

  • noun a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
    putrefaction.
  • noun (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
    rotting; putrefaction; decomposition.

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streaming

  • noun the circulation of cytoplasm within a cell
    cyclosis.
  • verb to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind
    stream.
    • their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind

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pall

  • noun a sudden numbing dread
    chill.
  • noun burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
    shroud; winding-sheet; winding-clothes; cerement.

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split_up

  • noun an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
    stock split; split.
    • they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock
  • verb get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage
    divorce.
    • The couple divorced after only 6 months

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genetics

  • noun the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
    genetic science.

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get_on

  • verb have smooth relations
    get along; get on with; get along with.
    • My boss and I get along very well
  • verb get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
    board.

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corrosive

  • noun a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    erosive; vitriolic; mordant; caustic.

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decomposition

  • noun the analysis of a vector field
    vector decomposition.
  • noun in a decomposed state
    disintegration.

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genetic_science

  • noun the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
    genetics.

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declension

  • noun the inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives in Indo-European languages
  • noun process of changing to an inferior state
    worsening; decline in quality; deterioration.

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nose

  • noun the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals
    olfactory organ.
    • he has a cold in the nose
  • noun a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft)
    • the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry

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gray

  • noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
    grayness; greyness; grey.
  • noun clothing that is a grey color
    grey.
    • he was dressed in grey

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biology

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biological science.
  • noun characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms
    • the biology of viruses

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eating

  • noun the act of consuming food
    feeding.
  • verb take in solid food
    eat.
    • She was eating a banana
    • What did you eat for dinner last night?

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life_scientist

  • noun (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
    biologist.

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aerify

  • verb turn into gas
    gasify; vaporise; vaporize.
    • The substance gasified

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burn

  • noun pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    burning.
  • noun a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
    sunburn; tan; suntan.

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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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go_bad

  • verb stop operating or functioning
    die; give out; give way; break; go; conk out; fail; break down.
    • The engine finally went
    • The car died on the road
    • The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town
    • The coffee maker broke
    • The engine failed on the way to town
    • her eyesight went after the accident
  • verb become unfit for consumption or use
    spoil.
    • the meat must be eaten before it spoils

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flake

  • noun a crystal of snow
    snowflake.
  • noun a person with an unusual or odd personality
    eccentric person; eccentric; geek; oddball.

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greening

  • noun the phenomenon of vitality and freshness being restored
    rejuvenation.
    • the annual rejuvenation of the landscape
  • verb turn or become green
    green.
    • The trees are greening

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crystalize

  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    crystallise; illuminate; straighten out; elucidate; clear; clear up; crystallize; sort out; crystalise; shed light on; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault
  • verb cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
    crystallise; crystalise; crystallize.
    • crystallize minerals

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disintegrate

  • verb break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
    • The material disintegrated
    • the group disintegrated after the leader died
  • verb cause to undergo fission or lose particles

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eat_away

  • verb remove soil or rock
    erode; fret.
    • Rain eroded the terraces
  • verb wear away or erode
    fret.

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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come_off

  • verb come to be detached
    come away; detach.
    • His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery
  • verb happen in a particular manner
    go over; go off.
    • how did your talk go over?

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abrase

  • verb wear away
    corrade; rub off; abrade; rub down.

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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weather

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    atmospheric condition; conditions; weather condition.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; brave; endure.
    • She braved the elements

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break_down

  • verb make ineffective
    crush.
    • Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination
  • verb make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
    take apart; dissect; analyze; analyse.
    • analyze a specimen
    • analyze a sentence
    • analyze a chemical compound

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zoology

  • noun all the animal life in a particular region or period
    fauna.
    • the fauna of China
    • the zoology of the Pliocene epoch
  • noun the branch of biology that studies animals
    zoological science.

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fall_away

  • verb get worse
    drop off; drop away; slip.
    • My grades are slipping
  • verb diminish in size or intensity
    fall off.

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vaporize

  • verb kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting
    zap.
    • in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens
  • verb turn into gas
    aerify; gasify; vaporise.
    • The substance gasified

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pairing

  • noun the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    coupling; union; sexual union; conjugation; mating.
    • the casual couplings of adolescents
    • the mating of some species occurs only in the spring
  • noun the act of grouping things or people in pairs

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condense

  • verb undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
    distil; distill.
    • water condenses
    • The acid distills at a specific temperature
  • verb make more concise
    concentrate; digest.
    • condense the contents of a book into a summary

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ablate

  • verb wear away through erosion or vaporization
  • verb remove an organ or bodily structure

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infected

  • adjective containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms
    septic.
    • a septic sore throat
    • a septic environment
    • septic sewage
  • verb communicate a disease to
    infect.
    • Your children have infected you with this head cold

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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putridness

  • noun in a state of progressive putrefaction
    putrescence; rottenness; corruption.

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blow_out

  • verb melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
    blow; burn out.
    • The lightbulbs blew out
    • The fuse blew
  • verb put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
    snuff out; extinguish; quench.
    • Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained
    • quench the flames
    • snuff out the candles

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sagging

  • adjective satellite hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)
    drooping; droopy.
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; sag; droop.

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slump

  • noun a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
    falling off; slack; falloff; drop-off.
    • the team went into a slump
    • a gradual slack in output
    • a drop-off in attendance
    • a falloff in quality
  • noun a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
    economic crisis; depression.

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rub_down

  • verb wear away
    corrade; rub off; abrase; abrade.
  • verb manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
    knead; massage.
    • She rubbed down her child with a sponge

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stink_out

  • verb cause to smell bad; fill with a bad smell
    stink up; smell up.

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pasteurize

  • verb heat food in order to kill harmful microorganisms
    pasteurise.
    • pasteurize milk

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reek

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; stink; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; stench.
  • verb have an element suggestive (of something)
    smack; smell.
    • his speeches smacked of racism
    • this passage smells of plagiarism

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eat

  • verb take in solid food
    • She was eating a banana
    • What did you eat for dinner last night?
  • verb eat a meal; take a meal
    • We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls
    • I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation

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powderise

  • verb become powder or dust
    pulverize; powderize; pulverise.
    • When it was blown up, the building powderized
  • verb make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    pulverize; powderize; pulverise; powder.
    • pulverize the grains

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cytology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells

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pitting

  • noun the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
    indentation; roughness.
  • verb set into opposition or rivalry
    oppose; play off; pit; match.
    • let them match their best athletes against ours
    • pit a chess player against the Russian champion
    • He plays his two children off against each other

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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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vaporise

  • verb cause to change into a vapor
    evaporate.
    • The chemist evaporated the water
  • verb change into a vapor
    evaporate.
    • The water evaporated in front of our eyes

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dirty

  • verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    begrime; soil; grime; bemire; colly.
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!
  • adjective soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
    soiled; unclean.
    • dirty unswept sidewalks
    • a child in dirty overalls
    • dirty slums
    • piles of dirty dishes
    • put his dirty feet on the clean sheet
    • wore an unclean shirt
    • mining is a dirty job
    • Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves

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mature

  • verb develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
    maturate; grow.
    • He matured fast
    • The child grew fast
  • verb develop and work out fully in one's mind
    • I need to mature my thoughts

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rust

  • noun a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture
  • noun a plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi

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corrade

  • verb wear away
    rub off; abrase; abrade; rub down.

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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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bionomics

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    ecology; environmental science.

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crumble

  • verb fall apart
    collapse; tumble; crumple; break down.
    • the building crumbled after the explosion
    • Negotiations broke down
  • verb break or fall apart into fragments
    fall apart.
    • The cookies crumbled
    • The Sphinx is crumbling

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deprive

  • verb take away possessions from someone
    divest; strip.
    • The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets
  • verb keep from having, keeping, or obtaining

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at

  • noun a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
    atomic number 85; astatine.
  • noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos

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mold

  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    mould; cast; stamp.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; cast.

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addle

  • verb mix up or confuse
    puddle; muddle.
    • He muddled the issues
  • verb become rotten
    • addled eggs

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palaeobiology

  • noun a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
    paleobiology.

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molecular_biology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role)

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inspissate

  • verb make viscous or dense
    thicken.
    • thicken the sauce by adding flour
  • verb make thick or thicker
    thicken.
    • Thicken the sauce
    • inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch

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forestry

  • noun the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber

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ferment

  • noun a state of agitation or turbulent change or development
    unrest; tempestuousness; fermentation; agitation.
    • the political ferment produced new leadership
    • social unrest
  • noun a substance capable of bringing about fermentation

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erosion

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    wearing; eating away; eroding; wearing away.
  • noun condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind

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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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spoilt

  • adjective satellite having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention
    spoiled.
    • a spoiled child
  • 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; 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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separate

  • noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    offprint; reprint.
  • noun a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

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inflame

  • verb cause inflammation in
    • The repetitive motion inflamed her joint
  • verb catch fire
    kindle.
    • The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles

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atmospheric_condition

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    weather; conditions; weather condition.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow

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puncture

  • noun loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object
  • noun a small hole made by a sharp object

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smelling

  • noun the act of perceiving the odor of something
    smell.
  • verb inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
    smell.

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anatomise

  • verb dissect in order to analyze
    anatomize.
    • anatomize the bodies of the victims of this strange disease

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cryobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the effects of low temperatures on living tissues or organs or organisms

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coupling

  • noun a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
    yoke.
  • noun a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
    coupler.

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rotting

  • noun (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
    rot; putrefaction; decomposition.
  • verb break down
    moulder; molder; rot; decompose.
    • The bodies decomposed in the heat

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blend

  • noun an occurrence of thorough mixing
  • noun a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
    portmanteau word; portmanteau.
    • `smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'
    • `motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'
    • `brunch' is a well-known portmanteau

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age

  • noun how long something has existed
    • it was replaced because of its age
  • noun an era of history having some distinctive feature
    historic period.
    • we live in a litigious age

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liquefy

  • verb become liquid
    • The garden air overnight liquefied into a morning dew
  • verb make (a solid substance) liquid, as by heating
    liquify; liquidise; liquidize.
    • liquefy the silver

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fizzle

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    hissing; hushing; sibilation; hiss.
    • the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
  • noun a complete failure
    flop; bust.
    • the play was a dismal flop

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