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limited

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

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valve

  • noun a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it
  • noun device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone

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lippmann

  • noun United States journalist (1889-1974)
    Walter Lippmann.
  • noun French physicist who developed the first color photographic process (1845-1921)
    Gabriel Lippmann.

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aiden

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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sleep

  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    slumber.
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sopor.

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knell

  • noun the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
  • verb ring as in announcing death

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lodge

  • noun English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
    Sir Oliver Lodge; Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge.
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; society; social club; gild; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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kastler

  • noun French physicist (1902-1984)
    Alfred Kastler.

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gabriel_daniel_fahrenheit

  • noun German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)
    Fahrenheit.

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briskness

  • noun liveliness and eagerness
    alacrity; smartness.
    • he accepted with alacrity
    • the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him

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muzzle

  • noun the open circular discharging end of a gun
    gun muzzle.
  • noun forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose

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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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anticlimax

  • noun a disappointing decline after a previous rise
    • the anticlimax of a brilliant career
  • noun a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
    bathos.

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postmortem

  • noun discussion of an event after it has occurred
    post-mortem.
  • noun an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
    postmortem examination; post-mortem; necropsy; post-mortem examination; autopsy; PM.

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portentous

  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    prodigious.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; fateful.

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pride

  • noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    pridefulness.
  • noun satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
    • he takes pride in his son's success

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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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speeder

  • noun a driver who exceeds the safe speed limit
    speed demon.

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blistering

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

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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blanket

  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    cover.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
  • noun anything that covers
    mantle.
    • there was a blanket of snow

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momentaneous

  • adjective satellite lasting for a markedly brief time
    fleeting; fugitive; momentary.
    • a fleeting glance
    • fugitive hours
    • rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass
    • a momentary glimpse

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gritty

  • adjective satellite composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency
    grainy; granular; farinaceous; mealy; coarse-grained; granulose.
    • granular sugar
    • the photographs were grainy and indistinct
    • it left a mealy residue
  • adjective satellite willing to face danger
    spunky; mettlesome; gamy; spirited; game; gamey.

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henry

  • noun a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
    H.
  • noun English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)
    William Henry.

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affect

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

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day_of_judgment

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgement; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; doomsday; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; end of the world; Last Day; Last Judgement.

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simoon

  • noun a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
    simoom; samiel.

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simoom

  • noun a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
    simoon; samiel.

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biometry

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

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school

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

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irresoluteness

  • noun the trait of being irresolute; lacking firmness of purpose
    irresolution.

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prize

  • noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    award.
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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rayleigh

  • noun English physicist who studied the density of gases and discovered argon; made important contributions to acoustic theory (1842-1919)
    Lord Rayleigh; John William Strutt; Third Baron Rayleigh.

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pinch

  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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windup

  • noun a concluding action
    completion; culmination; closing; mop up.
  • adjective satellite operated by a mechanism
    • windup toys

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max_karl_ernst_ludwig_planck

  • noun German physicist whose explanation of blackbody radiation in the context of quantized energy emissions initiated quantum theory (1858-1947)
    Max Planck; Planck.

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time_of_departure

  • noun the time at which a public conveyance is scheduled to depart from a given point of origin
    departure time.

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day_of_judgement

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; doomsday; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; end of the world; Last Day; Last Judgement.

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personal_appeal

  • noun a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence others
    charisma; personal magnetism.

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guiding

  • adjective satellite exerting control or influence
    • a guiding principle
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; manoeuver; steer.

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standard_deviation

  • noun the square root of the variance

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brass_ring

  • noun a rich opportunity or a prize
    • he missed the brass ring at the Miami convention

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hess

  • noun English pianist (1890-1965)
    Dame Myra Hess.
  • noun Swiss physiologist noted for studies of the brain (1881-1973)
    Walter Hess; Walter Rudolf Hess.

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triumph

  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    victory.
    • a narrow victory
    • the general always gets credit for his army's victory
    • clinched a victory
    • convincing victory
    • the agreement was a triumph for common sense
  • noun the exultation of victory

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aeronautics

  • noun the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
    astronautics.

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force

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

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life_force

  • noun (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms
    elan vital; vital force; vitality.

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imperishableness

  • noun the property of being resistant to decay
    imperishingness; imperishability.
    • he advertised the imperishability of the product

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statistical_mechanics

  • noun the branch of physics that makes theoretical predictions about the behavior of macroscopic systems on the basis of statistical laws governing its component particles

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noviciate

  • noun the period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order)
    novitiate.

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direct

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

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second

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

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repulsive_force

  • noun the force by which bodies repel one another
    repulsion.

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george_gamow

  • noun United States physicist (born in Russia) who was a proponent of the big-bang theory and who did research in radioactivity and suggested the triplet code for DNA (1904-1968)
    Gamow.

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jacques_alexandre_cesar_charles

  • noun French physicist and author of Charles's law which anticipated Gay-Lussac's law (1746-1823)
    Charles; Jacques Charles.

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period_of_time

  • noun an amount of time
    time period; period.
    • a time period of 30 years
    • hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • Picasso's blue period

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even

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

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hide

  • noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    fell.
  • noun body covering of a living animal
    pelt; skin.

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judgment_day

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; doomsday; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; end of the world; Last Day; Last Judgement.

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poison

  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

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lowliness

  • noun the state of being humble and unimportant
    obscureness; humbleness; unimportance.
  • noun a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
    low status; lowness.

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heart_and_soul

  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; substance; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story
  • adverb with complete faith
    body and soul.
    • she was with him heart and soul

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above

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

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blur

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

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hans_geiger

  • noun German physicist who developed the Geiger counter (1882-1945)
    Geiger.

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rainy

  • adjective satellite (of weather) wet by periods of rain
    showery.
    • showery weather
    • rainy days

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coefficient

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

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renascence

  • noun the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries
    Renaissance.
  • noun a second or new birth
    reincarnation; rebirth.

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jean-frederic_joliot

  • noun French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
    Joliot; Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie; Joliot-Curie.

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here

  • noun the present location; this place
    • where do we go from here?
  • noun queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno
    Hera.

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humility

  • noun a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
    humbleness.
    • not everyone regards humility as a virtue
  • noun a humble feeling
    humbleness.
    • he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope

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active

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

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shortness

  • noun the property of being of short spatial extent
    • the shortness of the Channel crossing
  • noun the condition of being short of something
    • there was no shortness of money
    • can cause shortness of breath

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nuclear_propulsion

  • noun the use of a nuclear reactor either to produce electricity to power an engine (as in a nuclear submarine) or to directly heat a propellant (as in nuclear rockets)

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doldrums

  • noun a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
    stagnancy; stagnation.
    • economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation
  • noun a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific

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hendrik_antoon_lorentz

  • noun Dutch physicist noted for work on electromagnetic theory (1853-1928)
    Lorentz.

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edward_appleton

  • noun English physicist remembered for his studies of the ionosphere (1892-1966)
    Sir Edward Victor Appleton; Appleton.

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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culminate

  • verb end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
    climax.
    • The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace
  • verb bring to a head or to the highest point
    • Seurat culminated pointillism

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foolishness

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

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cogent

  • adjective satellite powerfully persuasive
    telling; weighty.
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument

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thermostatics

  • noun the aspect of thermodynamics concerned with thermal equilibrium
    thermodynamics of equilibrium.

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fugacious

  • adjective satellite lasting a very short time
    short-lived; ephemeral; transitory; transient; passing.
    • the ephemeral joys of childhood
    • a passing fancy
    • youth's transient beauty
    • love is transitory but it is eternal
    • fugacious blossoms

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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snow_eater

  • noun a warm dry wind blowing down the eastern slopes of the Rockies
    chinook; chinook wind.

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changer

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

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golden

  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilded; gilt; gold.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • adjective satellite marked by peace and prosperity
    halcyon; prosperous.
    • a golden era
    • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

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natural

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

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sempiternity

  • noun the property of being perpetual (seemingly ceaseless)
    perpetuity.

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psychological

  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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cogency

  • noun persuasive relevance
  • noun the quality of being valid and rigorous
    rigor; rigour; validity.

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prodigy

  • noun an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration
    • she is a chess prodigy
  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prognostication; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle

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question_time

  • noun a period during a parliamentary session when members of British Parliament may ask questions of the ministers

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total

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

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unit

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

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high-velocity

  • adjective satellite operating at high speed
    high-speed.
    • a high-speed food processor
    • a high-velocity shell

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tardiness

  • noun the quality or habit of not adhering to a correct or usual or expected time

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bronze_age

  • noun (archeology) a period between the Stone and Iron Ages, characterized by the manufacture and use of bronze tools and weapons
  • noun (classical mythology) the third age of the world, marked by war and violence

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june

  • noun the month following May and preceding July

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negative

  • noun a reply of denial
    • he answered in the negative
  • noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

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kinematics

  • noun the branch of mechanics concerned with motion without reference to force or mass

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calm

  • noun steadiness of mind under stress
    equanimity; calmness; composure.
    • he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
  • noun wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    calm air.

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spike

  • noun a transient variation in voltage or current
  • noun sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes
    • spikes provide greater traction

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rock_climbing

  • noun the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)

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william_gilbert

  • noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
    Sir William Gilbert; Gilbert; William S. Gilbert; William Schwenk Gilbert.
  • noun English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
    Gilbert.

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aeromechanics

  • noun the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of gases (especially air) and their effects on bodies in the flow
    aerodynamics.

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reign

  • noun a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
    • he was helpless under the reign of his egotism
  • noun the period during which a monarch is sovereign
    • during the reign of Henry VIII

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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vital_force

  • noun (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms
    elan vital; life force; vitality.

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victor_franz_hess

  • noun United States physicist (born in Austria) who was a discoverer of cosmic radiation (1883-1964)
    Victor Hess; Hess.

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relativity_theory

  • noun (physics) the theory that space and time are relative concepts rather than absolute concepts
    theory of relativity; Einstein's theory of relativity; relativity.

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must

  • noun a necessary or essential thing
    • seat belts are an absolute must
  • noun grape juice before or during fermentation

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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flora

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    botany; vegetation.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    plant; plant life.

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room

  • noun an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    • the rooms were very small but they had a nice view
  • noun space for movement
    elbow room; way.
    • room to pass
    • make way for
    • hardly enough elbow room to turn around

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sandblast

  • noun a blast of wind laden with sand
  • verb grind with a sandblast
    • sandblast the facade of the building

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mo

  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; minute; second.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit
  • noun a polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties; used to strengthen and harden steel
    atomic number 42; molybdenum.

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accomplishment

  • noun the action of accomplishing something
    achievement.
  • noun an ability that has been acquired by training
    acquirement; attainment; skill; acquisition.

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evangelista_torricelli

  • noun Italian physicist who invented the mercury barometer (1608-1647)
    Torricelli.

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worth

  • noun an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
    • 10 dollars worth of gasoline
  • noun the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

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era

  • noun a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
    epoch.
  • noun a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
    geological era.

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vlasov

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example

  • noun an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    instance; illustration; representative.
    • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
    • there is an example on page 10
  • noun a representative form or pattern
    model.
    • I profited from his example

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mindedness

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misdating

  • noun something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
    anachronism; mistiming.
  • verb assign the wrong date to
    misdate.

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climax

  • noun the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding
    flood tide.
    • the climax of the artist's career
    • in the flood tide of his success
  • noun the decisive moment in a novel or play
    culmination.
    • the deathbed scene is the climax of the play

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stinginess

  • noun a lack of generosity; a general unwillingness to part with money

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currency

  • noun the metal or paper medium of exchange that is presently used
  • noun general acceptance or use
    • the currency of ideas

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frivolousness

  • noun the trait of being frivolous; not serious or sensible
    frivolity.

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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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fohn

  • noun a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps
    foehn.

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times

  • noun a more or less definite period of time now or previously present
    • it was a sign of the times
  • noun an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed
    multiplication.
    • the multiplication of four by three gives twelve
    • four times three equals twelve

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probable_cause

  • noun (law) evidence sufficient to warrant an arrest or search and seizure
    • a magistrate determined that there was probable cause to search the house

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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perdurability

  • noun the property of being extremely durable

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end_of_the_world

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; doomsday; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; Last Day; Last Judgement.
  • noun an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    doomsday; day of reckoning; doom.
    • everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it
    • that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world

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travel

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travelling; traveling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • noun a movement through space that changes the location of something
    change of location.

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adrenarche

  • noun the increase in activity of the adrenal glands just before puberty

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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east_wind

  • noun a wind from the east
    easter; easterly.

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significance

  • noun the quality of being significant
    • do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power
  • noun a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
    import; implication.
    • the significance of his remark became clear only later
    • the expectation was spread both by word and by implication

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ordinary

  • noun a judge of a probate court
  • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
    • not out of the ordinary

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swiftness

  • noun a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
    speed; fastness.
    • the project advanced with gratifying speed

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description

  • noun a statement that represents something in words
    verbal description.
  • noun the act of describing something

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fast-breaking

  • adjective satellite occurring rapidly as a series of events in rapid succession
    • the broadcast was interrupted by a fast-breaking news story about the invasion

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inessential

  • noun anything that is not essential
    nonessential.
    • they discarded all their inessentials
  • adjective not basic or fundamental
    unessential.

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carnot

  • noun French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832)
    Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot; Sadi Carnot.

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wrong

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

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historical_linguistics

  • noun the study of linguistic change
    diachrony; diachronic linguistics.
    • the synchrony and diachrony of language

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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meaningful

  • adjective having a meaning or purpose
    • a meaningful explanation
    • a meaningful discussion
    • a meaningful pause

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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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fluid_mechanics

  • noun study of the mechanics of fluids
    hydraulics.

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puff_of_air

  • noun a short light gust of air
    puff; whiff.

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arithmetic_mean

  • noun the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values
    expected value; first moment; expectation.

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lenard

  • noun German physicist who studied cathode rays (1862-1947)
    Philipp Lenard.

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attempt

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; effort; endeavor; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun the act of attacking
    attack.
    • attacks on women increased last year
    • they made an attempt on his life

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prokhorov

  • noun Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002)
    Aleksandr Mikjailovich Prokhorov; Aleksandr Prokhorov.

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maxwell

  • noun a cgs unit of magnetic flux equal to the flux perpendicular to an area of 1 square centimeter in a magnetic field of 1 gauss
    Mx.
  • noun Scottish physicist whose equations unified electricity and magnetism and who recognized the electromagnetic nature of light (1831-1879)
    James Clerk Maxwell; J. C. Maxwell.

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historical_paper

  • noun writing having historical value (as opposed to fiction or myth etc.)
    historical record; historical document.

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just_in_time

  • adverb at the last possible moment
    in the nick of time.
    • she was saved in the nick of time

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soberness

  • noun the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
    sobriety.
  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; graveness; gravity; sombreness; somberness.

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haste

  • noun overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
    precipitation; hastiness; hurry; hurriedness.
    • he soon regretted his haste
  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    rush; hurry; rushing.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book

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south

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
    due south; S; southward.
  • noun the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line

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correlation

  • noun a reciprocal relation between two or more things
    correlativity.
  • noun a statistic representing how closely two variables co-vary; it can vary from -1 (perfect negative correlation) through 0 (no correlation) to +1 (perfect positive correlation)
    coefficient of correlation; correlation coefficient.
    • what is the correlation between those two variables?

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half_life

  • noun the time required for something to fall to half its initial value (in particular, the time for half the atoms in a radioactive substance to disintegrate)
    half-life.

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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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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peculiar_velocity

  • noun velocity with respect to the local standard of rest

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concurrence

  • noun agreement of results or opinions
    concurrency.
  • noun acting together, as agents or circumstances or events
    concurrency.

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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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kickoff

  • noun (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
    outset; get-go; showtime; starting time; start; offset; beginning; commencement; first.
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

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louis_eugene_felix_neel

  • noun French physicist noted for research on magnetism (born in 1904)
    Neel.

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jean-frederic_joliot-curie

  • noun French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
    Joliot; Jean-Frederic Joliot; Joliot-Curie.

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departure_time

  • noun the time at which a public conveyance is scheduled to depart from a given point of origin
    time of departure.

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misconduct

  • noun bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    wrongful conduct; wrongdoing; actus reus.
    • he denied any wrongdoing

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al-haytham

  • noun an Egyptian polymath (born in Iraq) whose research in geometry and optics was influential into the 17th century; established experiments as the norm of proof in physics (died in 1040)
    Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham; Ibn al-Haytham; Alhacen; Alhazen.

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personal

  • noun a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • adjective concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
    • a personal favor
    • for your personal use
    • personal papers
    • I have something personal to tell you
    • a personal God
    • he has his personal bank account and she has hers

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fix

  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage
  • noun something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    • she needed a fix of chocolate

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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precipitate

  • noun a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
  • verb bring about abruptly
    • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

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week

  • noun any period of seven consecutive days
    hebdomad.
    • it rained for a week
  • noun hours or days of work in a calendar week
    workweek.
    • they worked a 40-hour week

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apogee

  • noun a final climactic stage
    culmination.
    • their achievements stand as a culmination of centuries of development
  • noun apoapsis in Earth orbit; the point in its orbit where a satellite is at the greatest distance from the Earth

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hunting_ground

  • noun a place where opportunities abound
  • noun an area in which game is hunted

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then

  • noun that time; that moment
    • we will arrive before then
    • we were friends from then on
  • adjective satellite at a specific prior time
    • the then president

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grievous

  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    life-threatening; dangerous; severe; serious; grave.
    • a dangerous operation
    • a grave situation
    • a grave illness
    • grievous bodily harm
    • a serious wound
    • a serious turn of events
    • a severe case of pneumonia
    • a life-threatening disease
  • adjective satellite causing or marked by grief or anguish
    heartbreaking; heartrending.
    • a grievous loss
    • a grievous cry
    • her sigh was heartbreaking
    • the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

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combination

  • noun a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
  • noun a coordinated sequence of chess moves

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slate

  • noun (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate
  • noun thin layers of rock used for roofing
    slating.

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birth

  • noun the time when something begins (especially life)
    • they divorced after the birth of the child
    • his election signaled the birth of a new age
  • noun the event of being born
    nativity; nascency; nascence.
    • they celebrated the birth of their first child

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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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repulsive

  • adjective satellite offensive to the mind
    abhorrent; detestable; repugnant; obscene.
    • an abhorrent deed
    • the obscene massacre at Wounded Knee
    • morally repugnant customs
    • repulsive behavior
    • the most repulsive character in recent novels
  • adjective possessing the ability to repel
    • a repulsive force

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joliot-curie

  • noun French physicist who (with her husband) synthesized new chemical elements (1897-1956)
    Irene Joliot-Curie.
  • noun French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
    Joliot; Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie; Jean-Frederic Joliot.

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interrupt

  • noun a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
  • verb make a break in
    cut off; disrupt; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages

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silver

  • noun a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
    atomic number 47; Ag.
  • noun coins made of silver

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evidentiary

  • adjective pertaining to or constituting evidence
    • evidentiary technique
    • an evidentiary fact
  • adjective satellite serving as or based on evidence
    evidential.
    • evidential signs of a forced entry
    • its evidentiary value

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meat

  • noun the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
  • noun the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
    kernel.
    • black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell

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dinge

  • noun discoloration due to dirtiness
    dinginess.
  • verb make a dent or impression in
    batter.
    • dinge a soft hat

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aleksandr_mikjailovich_prokhorov

  • noun Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002)
    Prokhorov; Aleksandr Prokhorov.

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positive_correlation

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

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victory

  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    triumph.
    • a narrow victory
    • the general always gets credit for his army's victory
    • clinched a victory
    • convincing victory
    • the agreement was a triumph for common sense

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sadi_carnot

  • noun French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832)
    Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot; Carnot.

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meal

  • noun the food served and eaten at one time
    repast.
  • noun any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times

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bond

  • noun an electrical force linking atoms
    chemical bond.
  • noun a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
    bond certificate.

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tumbleweed

  • noun any plant that breaks away from its roots in autumn and is driven by the wind as a light rolling mass
  • noun prickly bushy Eurasian plant; a troublesome weed in central and western United States
    Russian tumbleweed; Russian thistle; Russian cactus; Salsola kali tenuifolia.

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durability

  • noun permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force
    lastingness; enduringness; strength.
    • they advertised the durability of their products

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ephemera

  • noun something transitory; lasting a day
  • noun anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form
    ephemeron; ephemeral.

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aerodynamics

  • noun the branch of mechanics that deals with the motion of gases (especially air) and their effects on bodies in the flow
    aeromechanics.

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calendar_day

  • noun a day reckoned from midnight to midnight
    civil day.

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co-occurrence

  • noun an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
    concomitant; attendant; accompaniment.
  • noun the temporal property of two things happening at the same time
    concurrence; conjunction; coincidence.
    • the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable

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heinrich_hertz

  • noun German physicist who was the first to produce electromagnetic waves artificially (1857-1894)
    Hertz; Heinrich Rudolph Hertz.

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throttle_valve

  • noun a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
    throttle; accelerator.

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fortnight

  • noun a period of fourteen consecutive days
    two weeks.
    • most major tennis tournaments last a fortnight

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res_adjudicata

  • noun a matter already settled in court; cannot be raised again
    res judicata.

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dawn

  • noun the first light of day
    sunup; daybreak; break of day; dawning; aurora; morning; break of the day; first light; dayspring; cockcrow; sunrise.
    • we got up before dawn
    • they talked until morning
  • noun the earliest period
    morning.
    • the dawn of civilization
    • the morning of the world

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particle_physics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies subatomic particles and their interactions
    high-energy physics; high energy physics.

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analog_clock

  • noun a clock that displays the time of day by the position of hands on a dial

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george_paget_thomson

  • noun English physicist (son of Joseph John Thomson) who was a co-discoverer of the diffraction of electrons by crystals (1892-1975)
    Sir George Paget Thomson; Thomson.

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crucial

  • adjective of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
    important.
    • a crucial moment in his career
    • a crucial election
    • a crucial issue for women
  • adjective satellite having crucial relevance
    • crucial to the case
    • relevant testimony

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deftness

  • noun skillful performance or ability without difficulty
    quickness; adeptness; adroitness; facility.
    • his quick adeptness was a product of good design
    • he was famous for his facility as an archer

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millennium

  • noun a span of 1000 years
    millenary.
  • noun (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness

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enduringness

  • noun permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force
    lastingness; strength; durability.
    • they advertised the durability of their products

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surprise

  • noun the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
  • noun a sudden unexpected event

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joule

  • noun a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second
    watt second; J.
  • noun English physicist who established the mechanical theory of heat and discovered the first law of thermodynamics (1818-1889)
    James Prescott Joule.

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foundation

  • noun the basis on which something is grounded
    • there is little foundation for his objections
  • noun an institution supported by an endowment

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linear

  • adjective designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
    additive.
  • adjective of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension
    one-dimensional.
    • a linear measurement

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whiff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    puff; puff of air.
  • noun a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil

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wrap_up

  • verb arrange or fold as a cover or protection
    wrap.
    • wrap the baby before taking her out
    • Wrap the present
  • verb finish a task completely
    finish up; get through; clear up; mop up; polish off; finish off.
    • I finally got through this homework assignment

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fugitive

  • noun someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
    runaway; fleer.
    • fugitives from the sweatshops
  • noun someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
    fugitive from justice.

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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aboriginal

  • noun an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    indigen; indigene; aborigine; native.
    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
  • noun a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
    Aborigine; Australian Aborigine; native Australian; Abo.

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curtailment

  • noun the temporal property of being cut short
  • noun the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
    suppression.
    • a suppression of the newspaper

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cornerstone

  • noun the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained
    foundation; basis; groundwork; base; fundament.
    • the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture
  • noun a stone in the exterior of a large and important building; usually carved with a date and laid with appropriate ceremonies

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svante_august_arrhenius

  • noun Swedish chemist and physicist noted for his theory of chemical dissociation (1859-1927)
    Arrhenius.

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september

  • noun the month following August and preceding October
    Sept; Sep.

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days

  • noun the time during which someone's life continues
    years.
    • the monarch's last days
    • in his final years
  • noun time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
    twenty-four hours; mean solar day; twenty-four hour period; solar day; day; 24-hour interval.
    • two days later they left
    • they put on two performances every day
    • there are 30,000 passengers per day

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quintessence

  • noun the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
    ether.
  • noun the purest and most concentrated essence of something

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speedy

  • adjective satellite characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed
    rapid.
    • a rapid movement
    • a speedy car
    • a speedy errand boy
  • adjective satellite accomplished rapidly and without delay
    quick.
    • was quick to make friends
    • his quick reaction prevented an accident
    • hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem
    • a speedy recovery
    • he has a right to a speedy trial

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patness

  • noun timely convenience
    opportuneness; timeliness.

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philip_warren_anderson

  • noun United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-)
    Anderson; Philip Anderson; Phil Anderson.

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depression

  • noun a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
  • noun a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
    slump; economic crisis.

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solemness

  • noun a trait of dignified seriousness
    staidness; sedateness; solemnity.

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haecceity

  • noun the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
    quiddity.

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closing_curtain

  • noun the concluding part of any performance
    close; finis; finale.

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primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

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rank

  • noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
  • noun relative status
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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hearing

  • noun (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
  • noun an opportunity to state your case and be heard
    audience.
    • they condemned him without a hearing
    • he saw that he had lost his audience

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expansivity

  • noun the fractional change in length or area or volume per unit change in temperature at a given constant pressure
    coefficient of expansion.
  • noun a quality characterized by magnificence of scale or the tendency to expand
    expansiveness.
    • the expansiveness of their extravagant life style was soon curtailed

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holography

  • noun the branch of optics that deals with the use of coherent light from a laser in order to make a hologram that can then be used to create a three-dimensional image

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astronautics

  • noun the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
    aeronautics.

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third_baron_rayleigh

  • noun English physicist who studied the density of gases and discovered argon; made important contributions to acoustic theory (1842-1919)
    Lord Rayleigh; John William Strutt; Rayleigh.

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modernism

  • noun genre of art and literature that makes a self-conscious break with previous genres
  • noun the quality of being current or of the present
    contemporaneity; modernity; contemporaneousness; modernness.
    • a shopping mall would instill a spirit of modernity into this village

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toy

  • noun an artifact designed to be played with
    plaything.
  • noun a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
    • a toy stove

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service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

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potty

  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; toilet; commode; crapper; stool; can; pot.
  • noun a receptacle for urination or defecation in the bedroom
    chamberpot; thunder mug.

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top

  • noun the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; upper side; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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instantaneousness

  • noun the quickness of action or occurrence
    immediacy; immediateness; instancy.
    • the immediacy of their response
    • the instancy of modern communication

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big_deal

  • noun an important influential person
    big cheese; big gun; big fish; big shot; big wheel; head honcho; big enchilada.
    • he thinks he's a big shot
    • she's a big deal in local politics
    • the Qaeda commander is a very big fish
  • noun anything of great importance or consequence

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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paleolithic_age

  • noun second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the end of the last ice age about 8,500 years BC
    Palaeolithic; Paleolithic.

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draft

  • noun a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
    order of payment; bill of exchange.
  • noun a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
    draught.

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parametric_statistic

  • noun any statistic computed by procedures that assume the data were drawn from a particular distribution

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air_alert

  • noun the time period during which military and civilian agencies are prepared for an enemy air attack
  • noun the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation
    • aircraft in the Mideast are on air alert

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perambulator

  • noun a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
    baby carriage; pusher; baby buggy; pushchair; carriage; pram; stroller; go-cart.

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study_hall

  • noun a period of time during the school day that is set aside for study
  • noun a classroom reserved for study

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requisite

  • noun anything indispensable
    necessary; requirement; essential; necessity.
    • food and shelter are necessities of life
    • the essentials of the good life
    • allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    • a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained
  • adjective satellite necessary for relief or supply
    needed; needful; required.
    • provided them with all things needful

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peculiar

  • adjective satellite beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
    funny; rum; singular; queer; curious; odd; rummy.
    • a curious hybrid accent
    • her speech has a funny twang
    • they have some funny ideas about war
    • had an odd name
    • the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves
    • something definitely queer about this town
    • what a rum fellow
    • singular behavior
  • adjective satellite unique or specific to a person or thing or category
    special; particular.
    • the particular demands of the job
    • has a particular preference for Chinese art
    • a peculiar bond of sympathy between them
    • an expression peculiar to Canadians
    • rights peculiar to the rich
    • the special features of a computer
    • my own special chair

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symptom

  • noun (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
  • noun anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence

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distance

  • noun the property created by the space between two objects or points
  • noun a distant region
    • I could see it in the distance

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rampage

  • noun violently angry and destructive behavior
    violent disorder.
  • verb act violently, recklessly, or destructively

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lorentz_force

  • noun the force experienced by a point charge moving along a wire that is in a magnetic field; the force is at right angles to both the current and the magnetic field
    • the Lorentz force can be used to suspend a current-carrying object between two magnets

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solemnity

  • noun a trait of dignified seriousness
    solemness; staidness; sedateness.
  • noun a solemn and dignified feeling
    gravity.

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time_to_come

  • noun the time yet to come
    future; futurity; hereafter.

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clear_up

  • verb make clear and (more) comprehensible
    clarify; elucidate.
    • clarify the mystery surrounding her death
  • verb finish a task completely
    finish up; get through; wrap up; mop up; polish off; finish off.
    • I finally got through this homework assignment

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gabriel_lippmann

  • noun French physicist who developed the first color photographic process (1845-1921)
    Lippmann.

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street

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

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silly

  • noun a word used for misbehaving children
    • don't be a silly
  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; goofy; sappy; whacky; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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speediness

  • noun a rate that is rapid
    quickness; rapidness; celerity; rapidity.

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historical

  • adjective of or relating to the study of history
    • historical scholars
    • a historical perspective
  • adjective satellite having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary
    • the historical Jesus
    • doubt that a historical Camelot every existed
    • actual historical events

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diachrony

  • noun the study of linguistic change
    historical linguistics; diachronic linguistics.
    • the synchrony and diachrony of language

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plasma_physics

  • noun the branch of physics concerned with matter in its plasma phase

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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seek

  • noun the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
  • verb try to get or reach
    • seek a position
    • seek an education
    • seek happiness

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menarche

  • noun the first occurrence of menstruation in a woman

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magnetic_variation

  • noun the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
    variation; magnetic declination.

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snow

  • noun precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
    snowfall.
  • noun a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

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cuckoo_clock

  • noun clock that announces the hours with a sound like the call of the cuckoo

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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edge

  • noun the boundary of a surface
    border.
  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; bound.

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force

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

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curfew

  • noun the time that the curfew signal is sounded
  • noun a signal (usually a bell) announcing the start of curfew restrictions

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shallow

  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shoal.
  • verb make shallow
    shoal.
    • The silt shallowed the canal

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grandness

  • noun a prominent status
    importance.
    • a person of importance
  • noun unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    immenseness; vastness; immensity; greatness; wideness; enormousness; sizeableness.

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be at