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yellow_peril

  • noun the threat to Western civilization said to arise from the power of Asiatic peoples

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suicidal

  • adjective satellite dangerous to yourself or your interests
    self-destructive.
    • suicidal impulses
    • a suicidal corporate takeover strategy
    • a kamikaze pilot

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tongue-in-cheek

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    facetious; bantering.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice
  • adverb in a bantering fashion
    banteringly.
    • he spoke to her banteringly

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searing

  • adjective satellite severely critical
  • verb make very hot and dry
    sear; scorch.
    • The heat scorched the countryside

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yellow

  • noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
    yellowness.
  • verb turn yellow
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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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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worrisome

  • adjective not reassuring; tending to cause anxiety
    unreassuring.
  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; distressful; perturbing; troubling; disturbing; worrying.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time

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health_hazard

  • noun hazard to the health of those exposed to it

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opprobrious

  • adjective satellite expressing offensive reproach
    abusive; scurrilous.
  • adjective satellite (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
    ignominious; shameful; inglorious; black; disgraceful.
    • Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson
    • an ignominious retreat
    • inglorious defeat
    • an opprobrious monument to human greed
    • a shameful display of cowardice

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self-destruct

  • verb do away with oneself or itself
    self-destroy.
    • The machine will self-destruct if you tamper with it

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humor

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humour.
  • noun the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    sense of humor; sense of humour; humour.
    • she didn't appreciate my humor
    • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

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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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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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pleasing

  • noun the act of one who pleases
  • verb give pleasure to or be pleasing to
    delight; please.
    • These colors please the senses
    • a pleasing sensation

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risk

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

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waggish

  • adjective satellite witty or joking
    • Muskrat Castle as the house has been facetiously named by some waggish officer"- James Fenimore Cooper

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facetious

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    bantering; tongue-in-cheek.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice

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ironist

  • noun a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
    ridiculer; satirist.

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spoof

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; charade; burlesque; parody.
  • verb make a parody of
    burlesque; parody.
    • The students spoofed the teachers

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screaming

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screech; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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snide

  • adjective satellite expressive of contempt
    sneering; supercilious.
    • curled his lip in a supercilious smile
    • spoke in a sneering jeering manner
    • makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one

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risible

  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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fragile

  • adjective satellite easily broken or damaged or destroyed
    delicate; frail.
    • a kite too delicate to fly safely
    • fragile porcelain plates
    • fragile old bones
    • a frail craft
  • adjective satellite vulnerably delicate
    • she has the fragile beauty of youth

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inauspicious

  • adjective not auspicious; boding ill
    unfortunate.
  • adjective satellite contrary to your interests or welfare
    untoward; adverse.
    • adverse circumstances
    • made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions

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invidious

  • adjective satellite containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice
    discriminatory.
    • discriminatory attitudes and practices
    • invidious comparisons

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guy

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

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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undependableness

  • noun the trait of not being dependable or reliable
    unreliableness; unreliability; undependability.

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unreliableness

  • noun the trait of not being dependable or reliable
    unreliability; undependability; undependableness.

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sendup

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.

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preposterous

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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chanceful

  • adjective satellite of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
    dodgy; chancy; dicey.
    • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker

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takeoff

  • noun a departure; especially of airplanes
  • noun the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne

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savage

  • noun a member of an uncivilized people
    barbarian.
  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    beast; wolf; brute; wildcat.

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scupper

  • noun drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
  • verb wait in hiding to attack
    lie in wait; lurk; bushwhack; ambush; waylay; ambuscade.

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poke

  • noun tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous
    scoke; Phytolacca americana; garget; pigeon berry.
  • noun someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
    dawdler; laggard; drone; lagger; trailer.

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assisted

  • adjective having help; often used as a combining form
    aided.
  • verb give help or assistance; be of service
    aid; assist; help.
    • Everyone helped out during the earthquake
    • Can you help me carry this table?
    • She never helps around the house

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jocular

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; joking; jocose.
  • adverb with humor
    jocosely.
    • they tried to deal with this painful subject jocularly

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vituperative

  • adjective satellite marked by harshly abusive criticism
    scathing.
    • his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists
    • her vituperative railing

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charade

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; burlesque; parody.
  • noun a word acted out in an episode of the game of charades

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swift

  • noun United States meat-packer who began the use of refrigerated railroad cars (1839-1903)
    Gustavus Franklin Swift.
  • noun an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)
    Jonathan Swift; Dean Swift.

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unsure

  • adjective lacking self-confidence
    shy; timid; diffident.
    • stood in the doorway diffident and abashed
    • problems that call for bold not timid responses
    • a very unsure young man
  • adjective lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
    incertain; uncertain.
    • uncertain of his convictions
    • unsure of himself and his future
    • moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps
    • an uncertain smile
    • touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers

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festive

  • adjective satellite offering fun and gaiety
    festal; merry; gay.
    • a festive (or festal) occasion
    • gay and exciting night life
    • a merry evening

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seriocomical

  • adjective satellite mixing the serious with the comic with comic predominating
    seriocomic.
    • a seriocomic novel

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endanger

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops
  • verb put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
    scupper; expose; peril; queer.

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suicide

  • noun the act of killing yourself
    self-destruction; self-annihilation.
    • it is a crime to commit suicide
  • noun a person who kills himself intentionally
    felo-de-se.

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francois_rabelais

  • noun author of satirical attacks on medieval scholasticism (1494-1553)
    Rabelais.

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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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remark

  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; input.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • noun explicit notice
    • it passed without remark

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ridicule

  • noun language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
  • noun the act of deriding or treating with contempt
    derision.

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criticism

  • noun disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
    unfavorable judgment.
    • the senator received severe criticism from his opponent
  • noun a serious examination and judgment of something
    critique.
    • constructive criticism is always appreciated

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insolent

  • adjective satellite marked by casual disrespect
    snotty-nosed; impudent; flip.
    • a flip answer to serious question
    • the student was kept in for impudent behavior
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; bodacious; audacious; brazen; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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danger

  • noun the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
    • you are in no danger
    • there was widespread danger of disease
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; risk.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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contumelious

  • adjective satellite arrogantly insolent

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gruesomeness

  • noun the quality of being ghastly
    grimness; ghastliness; luridness.

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ridiculer

  • noun a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
    ironist; satirist.

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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ironical

  • adjective satellite characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
    ironic.
    • madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    • it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely
  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; wry.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit

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decimus_junius_juvenalis

  • noun Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140)
    Juvenal.

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hypersensitised

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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incertain

  • adjective lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
    unsure; uncertain.
    • uncertain of his convictions
    • unsure of himself and his future
    • moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps
    • an uncertain smile
    • touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers

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insecurity

  • noun the state of being subject to danger or injury
  • noun the anxiety you experience when you feel vulnerable and insecure

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subjugable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to being subjugated
    subduable.

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unpleasant

  • adjective disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
    • an unpleasant personality
    • unpleasant repercussions
    • unpleasant odors

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cheeky

  • adjective satellite offensively bold
    brash; nervy.
    • a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club
    • a nervy thing to say

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under_fire

  • adjective satellite subjected to enemy attack or censure
    under attack.
    • an official under fire for mismanagement

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nonresistant

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
    nonimmune; unresistant; liable.
    • liable to diabetes
  • adjective satellite offering no resistance

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sniffy

  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; swaggering; prideful; imperious; lordly; disdainful; supercilious.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

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indefensible

  • adjective satellite (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified
    untenable.
  • adjective satellite not able to be protected against attack

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wicked

  • adjective morally bad in principle or practice
  • adjective satellite having committed unrighteous acts
    sinful; unholy.
    • a sinful person

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under_attack

  • adjective satellite subjected to enemy attack or censure
    under fire.
    • an official under fire for mismanagement

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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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insecureness

  • noun the state of being exposed to risk or anxiety

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grisly

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; ghastly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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fictile

  • adjective of or relating to the craft of pottery
    • the fictile art
    • fictile ware
  • adjective satellite susceptible to being led or directed
    pliable.
    • fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda

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gruff

  • adjective satellite brusque and surly and forbidding
    ill-humored; crusty; ill-humoured; curmudgeonly.
    • crusty remarks
    • a crusty old man
    • his curmudgeonly temper
    • gruff manner
    • a gruff reply
  • adjective satellite deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion
    hoarse; husky.
    • gruff voices
    • the dog's gruff barking
    • hoarse cries
    • makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson

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gilbertian

  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of the style of William S. Gilbert
    • Gilbertian libretti
  • adjective satellite wildly comic and improbable as in Gilbert and Sullivan operas
    • a Gilbertian world people with foundlings and changelings"- T.C.Worsley

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suttee

  • noun the act of a Hindu widow willingly cremating herself on the funeral pyre of her dead husband

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supercilious

  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; swaggering; prideful; imperious; lordly; disdainful; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
  • adjective satellite expressive of contempt
    sneering; snide.
    • curled his lip in a supercilious smile
    • spoke in a sneering jeering manner
    • makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one

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life-threatening

  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    grievous; 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

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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take_a_chance

  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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critic

  • noun a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
  • noun anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

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imitation

  • noun the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
  • noun something copied or derived from an original

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reproachful

  • adjective satellite expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
    admonitory; admonishing; reproving.

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hypercritical

  • adjective satellite inclined to judge too severely
    overcritical.
    • hypercritical of colloquial speech
    • the overcritical teacher can discourage originality

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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rib

  • noun support resembling the rib of an animal
  • noun any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
    costa.

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parlous

  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    touch-and-go; precarious; perilous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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sword

  • noun a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    steel; brand; blade.

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irreverent

  • adjective showing lack of due respect or veneration
    • irreverent scholars mocking sacred things
    • noisy irreverent tourists
  • adjective satellite characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    impertinent; saucy; pert.
    • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner

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gamble

  • noun money that is risked for possible monetary gain
  • noun a risky act or venture

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curmudgeonly

  • adjective satellite brusque and surly and forbidding
    gruff; ill-humored; crusty; ill-humoured.
    • crusty remarks
    • a crusty old man
    • his curmudgeonly temper
    • gruff manner
    • a gruff reply

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on_the_hook

  • adjective satellite caught in a difficult or dangerous situation
    • there I was back on the hook

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insecure

  • adjective not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way
    • the hinge is insecure
  • adjective lacking in security or safety
    unsafe.
    • his fortune was increasingly insecure
    • an insecure future

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brazen

  • verb face with defiance or impudence
    • brazen it out
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; bodacious; audacious; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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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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unguarded

  • adjective satellite lacking protection or a guard
    • an unguarded gate
    • his unguarded queen was open to attack
  • adjective satellite displaying or feeling no wariness
    • an unguarded remark

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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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destructive

  • adjective causing destruction or much damage
    • a policy that is destructive to the economy
    • destructive criticism

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snotty

  • adjective satellite (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
    snot-nosed; bigheaded; stuck-up; persnickety; too big for one's breeches; uppish; snooty.
    • a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage
    • they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety
  • adjective satellite dirty with nasal discharge
    snot-nosed.
    • a snotty nose
    • a house full of snot-nosed kids

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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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lordly

  • adjective satellite of or befitting a lord
    august; grand.
    • heir to a lordly fortune
    • of august lineage
  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; swaggering; prideful; imperious; disdainful; supercilious; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

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untoward

  • adjective satellite not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society
    unbecoming; uncomely; indecorous; unseemly; indecent.
    • was buried with indecent haste
    • indecorous behavior
    • language unbecoming to a lady
    • unseemly to use profanity
    • moved to curb their untoward ribaldry
  • adjective satellite contrary to your interests or welfare
    adverse; inauspicious.
    • adverse circumstances
    • made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions

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nosed

  • adjective having a nose (either literal or metaphoric) especially of a specified kind
  • verb search or inquire in a meddlesome way
    horn in; intrude; poke; pry; nose.
    • This guy is always nosing around the office

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jeering

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    jeer; scoffing; scoff; mockery.
  • verb laugh at with contempt and derision
    barrack; jeer; gibe; scoff; flout.
    • The crowd jeered at the speaker

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hazardousness

  • noun the state of being dangerous
    perilousness.

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nonsensical

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; laughable.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous
  • adjective satellite having no intelligible meaning
    nonsense.
    • nonsense syllables
    • a nonsensical jumble of words

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se

  • noun a toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium; occurs in several allotropic forms; a stable grey metallike allotrope conducts electricity better in the light than in the dark and is used in photocells; occurs in sulfide ores (as pyrite)
    selenium; atomic number 34.
  • noun the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees
    southeast; southeastward; sou'-east.

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shaky

  • adjective satellite inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
    rickety; wobbly; wonky.
    • a rickety table
    • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
    • the ladder felt a little wobbly
    • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky
  • adjective satellite vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze
    shivering; trembling.
    • a quaking bog
    • the quaking child asked for more
    • quivering leaves of a poplar tree
    • with shaking knees
    • seemed shaky on her feet
    • sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier
    • trembling hands

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characteristic

  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    feature.
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
  • noun a distinguishing quality

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ghastly

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    sepulchral; charnel.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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unfavorable

  • adjective not encouraging or approving or pleasing
    unfavourable.
    • unfavorable conditions
    • an unfavorable comparison
    • unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression
  • adjective (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose
    unfavourable.
    • unfavorable winds

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cold

  • noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    common cold.
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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saucy

  • adjective satellite characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    impertinent; irreverent; pert.
    • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner
  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    impudent; wise; overbold; impertinent; fresh; sassy; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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assailable

  • adjective satellite not defended or capable of being defended
    undefended; open; undefendable.
    • an open city
    • open to attack

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susceptible

  • adjective (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of
    • susceptible to colds
    • susceptible of proof
  • adjective satellite easily impressed emotionally

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dodgy

  • adjective satellite of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
    chanceful; chancy; dicey.
    • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker
  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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insidiousness

  • noun subtle and cumulative harmfulness (especially of a disease)
  • noun the quality of being designed to entrap

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buffoonish

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    clownish; zany; clownlike.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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censorious

  • adjective satellite harshly critical or expressing censure
    • was censorious of petty failings

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sensitized

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen
  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilise; sensibilize; sensitize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

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wry

  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; ironical.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
  • adjective satellite bent to one side
    • a wry neck

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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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disrespectful

  • adjective exhibiting lack of respect; rude and discourteous
    • remarks disrespectful of the law
    • disrespectful in the presence of his parents
    • disrespectful toward his teacher
  • adjective satellite neither feeling nor showing respect
    awless; aweless.

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amenable

  • adjective satellite disposed or willing to comply
    conformable.
    • someone amenable to persuasion
  • adjective satellite readily reacting to suggestions and influences
    tractable.
    • a responsive student

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sarcastic

  • adjective expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds

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harakiri

  • noun ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
    seppuku; hara-kiri; harikari.

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imperil

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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barefaced

  • adjective satellite with no effort to conceal
    bald.
    • a barefaced lie
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; bodacious; audacious; brazen; bald-faced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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brazen-faced

  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; bodacious; audacious; brazen; bald-faced; barefaced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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mirthful

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; jolly; jovial; merry.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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droll

  • adjective satellite comical in an odd or whimsical manner
    • a droll little man with a quiet tongue-in-cheek kind of humor

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touch-and-go

  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    precarious; parlous; perilous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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roast

  • noun a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
    joint.
  • noun negative criticism
    knock.

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put-on

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.
  • noun something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
    humbug; fraud; hoax; fraudulence; dupery.

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shocking

  • adjective satellite glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
    lurid.
    • lurid details of the accident
  • verb surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
    take aback; shock; ball over; blow out of the water; floor.
    • I was floored when I heard that I was promoted

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erratic

  • adjective satellite liable to sudden unpredictable change
    mercurial; fickle; quicksilver.
    • erratic behavior
    • fickle weather
    • mercurial twists of temperament
    • a quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment, utterly fragile the next
  • adjective satellite having no fixed course
    planetary; wandering.
    • an erratic comet
    • his life followed a wandering course
    • a planetary vagabond

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dour

  • adjective satellite stubbornly unyielding
    tenacious; dogged; persistent; unyielding; pertinacious.
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
    • men tenacious of opinion
  • adjective satellite harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
    forbidding; grim.
    • a dour, self-sacrificing life
    • a forbidding scowl
    • a grim man loving duty more than humanity
    • undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie

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put_on_the_line

  • verb expose to a chance of loss or damage
    lay on the line; risk.
    • We risked losing a lot of money in this venture
    • Why risk your life?
    • She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong

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knockout

  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; beauty; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.
  • noun a blow that renders the opponent unconscious
    kayo; KO.

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hard

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    difficult.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective dispassionate;
    • took a hard look
    • a hard bargainer

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treacherous

  • adjective satellite dangerously unstable and unpredictable
    unreliable.
    • treacherous winding roads
    • an unreliable trestle
  • adjective satellite tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans
    punic; perfidious.
    • Punic faith
    • the perfidious Judas
    • the fiercest and most treacherous of foes
    • treacherous intrigues

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self-annihilation

  • noun the act of killing yourself
    self-destruction; suicide.
    • it is a crime to commit suicide

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static

  • noun a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
    atmospherics; atmospheric static.
  • noun angry criticism
    • they will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial

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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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tragicomic

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedy
    • a playwright specializing in tragicomic drama
  • adjective satellite manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
    tragicomical.
    • the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman

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undefended

  • adjective satellite not defended or capable of being defended
    open; assailable; undefendable.
    • an open city
    • open to attack

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subduable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to being subjugated
    subjugable.

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harikari

  • noun ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
    harakiri; seppuku; hara-kiri.

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sword_of_damocles

  • noun a constant and imminent peril
    • the possibility hangs over their heads like the sword of Damocles

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supersensitized

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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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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irony

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    sarcasm; satire; caustic remark.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
  • noun incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs
    • the irony of Ireland's copying the nation she most hated

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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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jolly

  • noun a happy party
  • noun a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
    jolly boat.

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occupational_hazard

  • noun any condition of a job that can result in illness or injury

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health

  • noun a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
    wellness.
    • physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients
  • noun the general condition of body and mind
    • his delicate health
    • in poor health

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hilarious

  • adjective satellite marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    screaming; uproarious.
    • hilarious broad comedy
    • a screaming farce
    • uproarious stories

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aweless

  • adjective satellite devoid of any feeling of awe or reverence
    awless.
  • adjective satellite neither feeling nor showing respect
    awless; disrespectful.

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unreproducible

  • adjective impossible to reproduce or duplicate
    irreproducible.

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withering

  • noun any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
    atrophy.
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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threatened

  • adjective satellite (of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered
    • the spotted owl is a threatened species, not yet an endangered one
  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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clownlike

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    clownish; zany; buffoonish.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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hazard

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; risk.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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dire

  • adjective satellite fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
    desperate.
    • a desperate illness
    • on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall
    • a dire emergency
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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laughable

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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parodist

  • noun mimics literary or musical style for comic effect
    lampooner.

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terrible

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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overweening

  • adjective satellite unrestrained, especially with regard to feelings
    extravagant; excessive; exuberant.
    • extravagant praise
    • exuberant compliments
    • overweening ambition
    • overweening greed
  • adjective satellite presumptuously arrogant
    uppity.
    • had a witty but overweening manner
    • no idea how overweening he would be"- S.V.Benet
    • getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down"- NY Times

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threat

  • noun something that is a source of danger
    menace.
    • earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan
  • noun a warning that something unpleasant is imminent
    • they were under threat of arrest

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mortal

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

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biting

  • adjective satellite capable of wounding
    barbed; pungent; nipping; mordacious.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire
  • verb to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
    bite; seize with teeth.
    • Gunny invariably tried to bite her

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adventure

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; escapade; dangerous undertaking.
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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beatable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to being defeated
    vincible; vanquishable.

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hook

  • noun a catch for locking a door
  • noun a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    crotchet.

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humourous

  • adjective full of or characterized by humor
    humorous.
    • humorous stories
    • humorous cartoons
    • in a humorous vein

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comic

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comedian.
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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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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persuasible

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    suasible; convincible; persuadable.

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scathing

  • adjective satellite marked by harshly abusive criticism
    vituperative.
    • his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists
    • her vituperative railing

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lampoon

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.
  • verb ridicule with satire
    satirize; satirise.
    • The writer satirized the politician's proposal

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sarcasm

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    irony; satire; caustic remark.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift

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bite

  • noun a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  • noun a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
    bit; morsel.
    • all they had left was a bit of bread

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threatening

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; forbidding; baleful; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly
  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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attack

  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    onset; onrush; onslaught.
    • the attack began at dawn
  • noun an offensive move in a sport or game
    • they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning

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mordaciously

  • adverb in a mordacious manner
    • she taunted him mordaciously

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immodest

  • adjective having or showing an exaggerated opinion of your importance, ability, etc
    • brash immodest boasting
  • adjective offending against sexual mores in conduct or appearance

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overbold

  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    saucy; impudent; wise; impertinent; fresh; sassy; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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caustic_remark

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    sarcasm; irony; satire.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift

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badness

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    bad.
    • take the bad with the good
  • noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
    severity; severeness.

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grimness

  • noun the quality of being ghastly
    gruesomeness; ghastliness; luridness.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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uproarious

  • adjective satellite uncontrollably noisy
    rackety; rip-roaring.
  • adjective satellite marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    screaming; hilarious.
    • hilarious broad comedy
    • a screaming farce
    • uproarious stories

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burlesque

  • noun a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; parody.

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ridiculous

  • adjective satellite inspiring scornful pity
    silly; pathetic.
    • how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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gruesome

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; ghastly; sick; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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blackguard

  • noun someone who is morally reprehensible
    bounder; dog; hound; heel; cad.
    • you dirty dog
  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; make fun; ridicule; poke fun; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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vanquishable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to being defeated
    vincible; beatable.

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peril

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a state of danger involving risk
    riskiness.

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brusque

  • adjective satellite marked by rude or peremptory shortness
    curt; short; brusk.
    • try to cultivate a less brusque manner
    • a curt reply
    • the salesgirl was very short with him

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annihilation

  • noun destruction by annihilating something
    obliteration.
  • noun total destruction
    disintegration.
    • bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll

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venture

  • noun any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
  • noun an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits
    speculation.
    • he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it

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allergic

  • adjective characterized by or caused by allergy
    • an allergic reaction
  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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risky

  • adjective satellite involving risk or danger
    wild; hazardous.
    • skydiving is a hazardous sport
    • extremely risky going out in the tide and fog
    • a wild financial scheme
  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    speculative; bad; high-risk.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises

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jeopardise

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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breakneck

  • adjective satellite moving at very high speed
    • a breakneck pace

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satiric

  • adjective satellite exposing human folly to ridicule
    satirical.
    • a persistent campaign of mockery by the satirical fortnightly magazine

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overanxious

  • adjective satellite anxious or nervous to an excessive degree

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speculative

  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    bad; high-risk; risky.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises
  • adjective satellite not based on fact or investigation
    notional.
    • a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs
    • speculative knowledge

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make_fun

  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; ridicule; blackguard; poke fun; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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dryness

  • noun the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    waterlessness; xerotes.
  • noun moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
    sobriety.

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vulnerable

  • adjective susceptible to attack
    • a vulnerable bridge
  • adjective satellite susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation
    • vulnerable to bribery
    • an argument vulnerable to refutation

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pasquinade

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.

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speculativeness

  • noun financial risk
    • he rejected stocks that didn't pay dividends because of their speculativeness
  • noun the quality of being a conclusion or opinion based on supposition and conjecture rather than on fact or investigation
    • her work is highly contentious because of its speculativeness and lack of supporting evidence

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unchivalrous

  • adjective satellite offensively discourteous
    ungallant; caddish.

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juvenal

  • noun Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140)
    Decimus Junius Juvenalis.

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jeopardize

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops
  • verb put at risk
    stake; hazard; venture; adventure.
    • I will stake my good reputation for this

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endangered

  • adjective satellite (of flora or fauna) in imminent danger of extinction
    • an endangered species
  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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dean_swift

  • noun an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)
    Jonathan Swift; Swift.

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amusing

  • adjective satellite providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
    diverting; amusive.
    • an amusing speaker
    • a diverting story
  • verb occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
    disport; amuse; divert.
    • The play amused the ladies

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frail

  • noun the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds
  • noun a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)

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destroy

  • verb do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
    destruct.
    • The fire destroyed the house
  • verb destroy completely; damage irreparably
    ruin.
    • You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!
    • The tears ruined her make-up

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ill-humored

  • adjective satellite brusque and surly and forbidding
    gruff; crusty; ill-humoured; curmudgeonly.
    • crusty remarks
    • a crusty old man
    • his curmudgeonly temper
    • gruff manner
    • a gruff reply

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unsecured

  • adjective satellite not firmly fastened or secured
    unbarred; unlatched; unlocked; unbolted.
    • an unbarred door
    • went through the unlatched gate into the street
    • an unlocked room
  • adjective satellite without financial security
    unguaranteed.
    • an unsecured note

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frangible

  • adjective satellite capable of being broken
    • the museum stored all frangible articles in locked showcases

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self-destroy

  • verb do away with oneself or itself
    self-destruct.
    • The machine will self-destruct if you tamper with it

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grave

  • noun death of a person
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    tomb.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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pliable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to being led or directed
    fictile.
    • fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda
  • adjective satellite capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
    ductile; malleable; tensile; pliant; tractile.
    • ductile copper
    • malleable metals such as gold
    • they soaked the leather to made it pliable
    • pliant molten glass
    • made of highly tensile steel alloy

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temptable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to temptation

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unsealed

  • adjective not established or confirmed
    uncertain.
    • his doom is as yet unsealed
  • verb break the seal of
    unseal.
    • He unsealed the letter

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devastating

  • adjective satellite making light of
    withering; annihilating.
    • afire with annihilating invective
    • a devastating portrait of human folly
    • to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert
  • verb cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
    desolate; devastate; scourge; lay waste to; ravage; waste.
    • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

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destruct

  • verb destroy (one's own missile or rocket)
    • The engineers had to destruct the rocket for safety reasons
  • verb do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
    destroy.
    • The fire destroyed the house

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reproving

  • adjective satellite expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
    admonitory; admonishing; reproachful.
  • verb take to task
    admonish; reprove.
    • He admonished the child for his bad behavior

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self-destructive

  • adjective satellite dangerous to yourself or your interests
    suicidal.
    • suicidal impulses
    • a suicidal corporate takeover strategy
    • a kamikaze pilot

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satirical

  • adjective satellite exposing human folly to ridicule
    satiric.
    • a persistent campaign of mockery by the satirical fortnightly magazine

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absurd

  • noun a situation in which life seems irrational and meaningless
    the absurd.
    • The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth"--Albert Camus
  • adjective satellite inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense
    • the absurd predicament of seeming to argue that virtue is highly desirable but intensely unpleasant"- Walter Lippman

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alarming

  • adjective frightening because of an awareness of danger
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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supersensitised

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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jeopardy

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; peril; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard

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contemptuous

  • adjective satellite expressing extreme contempt
    scornful; disdainful; insulting.

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wild

  • noun a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
    natural state; state of nature.
    • he lived in the wild
    • they collected mushrooms in the wild
  • noun a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
    wilderness.
    • it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers

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festal

  • adjective satellite offering fun and gaiety
    merry; gay; festive.
    • a festive (or festal) occasion
    • gay and exciting night life
    • a merry evening

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chance

  • noun a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    opportunity.
    • the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington
    • now is your chance
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    fortune; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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precarious

  • adjective satellite affording no ease or reassurance
    unstable.
    • a precarious truce
  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    touch-and-go; parlous; perilous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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deprecative

  • adjective satellite tending to diminish or disparage
    deprecatory; belittling; deprecating; depreciatory; depreciative; slighting.
    • belittling comments
    • managed a deprecating smile at the compliment
    • deprecatory remarks about the book
    • a slighting remark
  • adjective satellite given to expressing disapproval

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felo-de-se

  • noun a person who kills himself intentionally
    suicide.
  • noun an act of deliberate self destruction

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discourteous

  • adjective showing no courtesy; rude
    • a distant and at times discourteous young
  • adjective satellite lacking social graces
    ungracious.

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queer

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; pouf; faggot; fag.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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distressing

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressful; perturbing; troubling; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
    straiten; distress.

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powder_keg

  • noun a potentially explosive state
  • noun keg (usually made of metal) for gunpowder or blasting powder

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perilousness

  • noun the state of being dangerous
    hazardousness.

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scurrilous

  • adjective satellite expressing offensive reproach
    abusive; opprobrious.

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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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sensitised

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen
  • verb cause to sense; make sensitive
    sensitise; sensitize.
    • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
    • My tongue became sensitized to good wine

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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travesty

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    farce; farce comedy.
  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.

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irreproducible

  • adjective impossible to reproduce or duplicate
    unreproducible.

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uppity

  • adjective satellite presumptuously arrogant
    overweening.
    • had a witty but overweening manner
    • no idea how overweening he would be"- S.V.Benet
    • getting a little uppity and needed to be slapped down"- NY Times

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distressful

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; perturbing; troubling; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time

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severeness

  • noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
    badness; severity.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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unprotected

  • adjective lacking protection or defense

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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sassy

  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    saucy; impudent; wise; overbold; impertinent; fresh; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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defenseless

  • adjective satellite lacking protection or support
    defenceless.
    • a defenseless child
  • adjective satellite having no protecting or concealing cover
    naked.
    • naked to mine enemies"- Shakespeare

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overcritical

  • adjective satellite inclined to judge too severely
    hypercritical.
    • hypercritical of colloquial speech
    • the overcritical teacher can discourage originality

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fallible

  • adjective likely to fail or make errors
    • everyone is fallible to some degree
  • adjective satellite wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
    weak; imperfect; frail.
    • I'm only a fallible human
    • frail humanity

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damocles

  • noun the Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder who (according to legend) was condemned to sit under a naked sword that was suspended by a hair in order to demonstrate to him that being a king was not the happy state Damocles had said it was (4th century BC)

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imperious

  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; swaggering; prideful; lordly; disdainful; supercilious; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

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idiotic

  • adjective satellite insanely irresponsible
    crackbrained.
    • an idiotic idea
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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naked

  • adjective satellite completely unclothed
    au naturel; bare; nude.
    • bare bodies
    • naked from the waist up
    • a nude model
  • adjective satellite having no protecting or concealing cover
    defenseless.
    • naked to mine enemies"- Shakespeare

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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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undefendable

  • adjective satellite not defended or capable of being defended
    undefended; open; assailable.
    • an open city
    • open to attack

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liable

  • adjective satellite at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
    apt.
    • he is apt to lose
    • she is liable to forget
  • adjective satellite subject to legal action
    • liable to criminal charges

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worrying

  • noun the act of harassing someone
    bedevilment; torment; badgering.
  • noun the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes
    • vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw

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predisposed

  • adjective satellite made susceptible
    • because of conditions in the mine, miners are predisposed to lung disease
  • verb make susceptible
    predispose.
    • This illness predisposes you to gain weight

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disapproving

  • adjective satellite expressing or manifesting disapproval
  • verb consider bad or wrong
    disapprove.

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run_a_risk

  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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individual

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

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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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desperate

  • noun a person who is frightened and in need of help
    • they prey on the hopes of the desperate
  • adjective satellite arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
    despairing.
    • a despairing view of the world situation
    • the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal
    • a desperate cry for help
    • helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether
    • her desperate screams

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disturbing

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; distressful; perturbing; troubling; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb move deeply
    disturb; upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought

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subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

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tragicomical

  • adjective satellite manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
    tragicomic.
    • the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman
  • adjective satellite having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristics
    tragicomic.
    • her life...presented itself to me as a tragicomical adventure"--Joseph Conrad

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insulting

  • adjective satellite expressing extreme contempt
    scornful; disdainful; contemptuous.
  • verb treat, mention, or speak to rudely
    diss; affront; insult.
    • He insulted her with his rude remarks
    • the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone

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jocose

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; jocular; joking.

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taunting

  • noun aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
    twit; taunt.
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; tantalize; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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snotty-nosed

  • adjective satellite marked by casual disrespect
    insolent; impudent; flip.
    • a flip answer to serious question
    • the student was kept in for impudent behavior

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occupational

  • adjective of or relating to the activity or business for which you are trained
    • occupational hazard

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untrustworthy

  • adjective not worthy of trust or belief
    untrusty.
    • an untrustworthy person

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keg

  • noun the quantity contained in a keg
    kegful.
  • noun small cask or barrel

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killing

  • noun an event that causes someone to die
    violent death.
  • noun the act of terminating a life
    kill; putting to death.

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blame

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

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disdainful

  • adjective satellite expressing extreme contempt
    scornful; insulting; contemptuous.
  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; swaggering; prideful; imperious; lordly; supercilious; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

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merry

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; mirthful; jolly; jovial.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh
  • adjective satellite offering fun and gaiety
    festal; gay; festive.
    • a festive (or festal) occasion
    • gay and exciting night life
    • a merry evening

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jest_at

  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; make fun; ridicule; blackguard; poke fun; roast; guy; rib.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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undependable

  • adjective not worthy of reliance or trust
    unreliable.
    • in the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable
    • an undependable assistant
  • adjective satellite liable to be erroneous or misleading
    unreliable.
    • an undependable generalization

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haughty

  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; swaggering; prideful; imperious; lordly; disdainful; supercilious; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

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faced

  • adjective having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination
    • a neatly faced terrace
  • verb deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    confront; face up; face.
    • You must confront your problems
    • He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes

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farcical

  • adjective satellite broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
    ridiculous; ludicrous.
    • the wild farcical exuberance of a clown
    • ludicrous green hair

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tractable

  • adjective easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
    manipulable.
    • tractable young minds
    • the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
  • adjective satellite readily reacting to suggestions and influences
    amenable.
    • a responsive student

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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unresistant

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
    nonresistant; nonimmune; liable.
    • liable to diabetes

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bald-faced

  • adjective satellite (of animals) having white markings on the face
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; bodacious; audacious; brazen; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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insidious

  • adjective satellite beguiling but harmful
    • insidious pleasures
  • adjective satellite intended to entrap

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jovial

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; mirthful; jolly; merry.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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compromising

  • adjective making or willing to make concessions
    flexible; conciliatory.
    • loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet
  • verb make a compromise; arrive at a compromise; we all must compromise"
    compromise.
    • nobody will get everything he wants

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tough

  • noun someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
    street fighter.
  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.

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swaggering

  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; prideful; imperious; lordly; disdainful; supercilious; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
  • verb to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
    sashay; ruffle; tittup; strut; prance; swagger; cock.
    • He struts around like a rooster in a hen house

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irresponsible

  • adjective showing lack of care for consequences
    • behaved like an irresponsible idiot
    • hasty and irresponsible action

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teasing

  • noun the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances
    tantalization; ribbing; tease.
    • he ignored their teases
    • his ribbing was gentle but persistent
  • noun playful vexation
    • the parody was just a form of teasing

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admonishing

  • adjective satellite expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
    admonitory; reproachful; reproving.
  • verb admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
    warn; admonish; discourage; monish.
    • I warned him not to go too far
    • I warn you against false assumptions
    • She warned him to be quiet

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nipping

  • adjective satellite capable of wounding
    biting; barbed; pungent; mordacious.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire
  • verb squeeze tightly between the fingers
    twitch; pinch; tweet; twinge; nip; squeeze.
    • He pinched her behind
    • She squeezed the bottle

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laugh

  • noun the sound of laughing
    laughter.
  • noun a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing
    • his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision

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comical

  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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brassy

  • adjective resembling the sound of a brass instrument
    brasslike.
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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capable

  • adjective (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
    • capable of winning
    • capable of hard work
    • capable of walking on two feet
  • adjective satellite possibly accepting or permitting
    subject; open.
    • a passage capable of misinterpretation
    • open to interpretation
    • an issue open to question
    • the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation

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satire

  • noun witty language used to convey insults or scorn
    sarcasm; irony; caustic remark.
    • he used sarcasm to upset his opponent
    • irony is wasted on the stupid
    • Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift

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submarine

  • noun a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
    U-boat; sub; pigboat.
  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    wedge; bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.

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threaten

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops
  • verb to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"

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annihilating

  • adjective satellite wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
    withering; devastating; annihilative.
    • possessing annihilative power
    • a devastating hurricane
    • the guns opened a withering fire
  • verb kill in large numbers
    annihilate; carry off; decimate; eliminate; wipe out; extinguish; eradicate.
    • the plague wiped out an entire population

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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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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convincible

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    persuasible; suasible; persuadable.

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gay

  • noun someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
    homo; homosexual; homophile.
  • adjective satellite bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer
    cheery; sunny.
    • a cheery hello
    • a gay sunny room
    • a sunny smile

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fire

  • noun the event of something burning (often destructive)
    • they lost everything in the fire
  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    firing.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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sepulchral

  • adjective of or relating to a sepulchre
    • sepulchral inscriptions
    • sepulchral monuments in churches
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    charnel; ghastly.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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precariousness

  • noun extreme dangerousness
  • noun being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
    uncertainty; uncertainness.
    • the uncertainty of the outcome
    • the precariousness of his income

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mocking

  • adjective satellite abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
    derisive; gibelike; taunting; jeering.
    • derisive laughter
    • a jeering crowd
    • her mocking smile
    • taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'
  • verb treat with contempt
    bemock; mock.
    • The new constitution mocks all democratic principles

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unfavorable_judgment

  • noun disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
    criticism.
    • the senator received severe criticism from his opponent

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uncertain

  • adjective lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
    incertain; unsure.
    • uncertain of his convictions
    • unsure of himself and his future
    • moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps
    • an uncertain smile
    • touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers
  • adjective not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown
    • an uncertain future
    • a manuscript of uncertain origin
    • plans are still uncertain
    • changes of great if uncertain consequences
    • without further evidence his story must remain uncertain

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profane

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb violate the sacred character of a place or language
    outrage; desecrate; violate.
    • desecrate a cemetery
    • violate the sanctity of the church
    • profane the name of God

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sardonic

  • adjective satellite disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking
    • his rebellion is the bitter, sardonic laughter of all great satirists"- Frank Schoenberner
    • a wry pleasure to be...reminded of all that one is missing"- Irwin Edman

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pungent

  • adjective satellite strong and sharp
    acrid.
    • the pungent taste of radishes
    • the acrid smell of burning rubber
  • adjective satellite capable of wounding
    biting; barbed; nipping; mordacious.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire

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abrupt

  • adjective satellite marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
    disconnected.
    • abrupt prose
  • adjective satellite exceedingly sudden and unexpected
    • came to an abrupt stop
    • an abrupt change in the weather

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fun

  • noun activities that are enjoyable or amusing
    merriment; playfulness.
    • I do it for the fun of it
    • he is fun to have around
  • noun verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
    play; sport.
    • he became a figure of fun
    • he said it in sport

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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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vulnerability

  • noun the state of being vulnerable or exposed
    exposure.
    • his vulnerability to litigation
    • his exposure to ridicule
  • noun susceptibility to injury or attack

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ill-humoured

  • adjective satellite brusque and surly and forbidding
    gruff; ill-humored; crusty; curmudgeonly.
    • crusty remarks
    • a crusty old man
    • his curmudgeonly temper
    • gruff manner
    • a gruff reply

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derisory

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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sting

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

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penetrable

  • adjective admitting of penetration or passage into or through
    • a penetrable wall
    • penetrable defenses
  • adjective satellite capable of being penetrated
    • penetrable defenses

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ghastliness

  • noun the quality of being ghastly
    gruesomeness; grimness; luridness.

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jest

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; joke; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; joke.

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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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ironic

  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironical; wry.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
  • adjective satellite characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
    ironical.
    • madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    • it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely

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poke_fun

  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; make fun; ridicule; blackguard; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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funny

  • noun an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
    funny story; funny remark; good story.
    • she told a funny story
    • she made a funny
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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severity

  • noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
    badness; severeness.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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blasphemous

  • adjective satellite grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
    sacrilegious; profane.
    • blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath
    • profane utterances against the Church
    • it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on
  • adjective satellite characterized by profanity or cursing
    blue; profane.
    • foul-mouthed and blasphemous
    • blue language
    • profane words

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censorial

  • adjective belonging or relating to a censor or a censor's functions

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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wound

  • noun an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
    lesion.
  • noun a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
    injury; combat injury.

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adverse

  • adjective satellite contrary to your interests or welfare
    untoward; inauspicious.
    • adverse circumstances
    • made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions
  • adjective satellite in an opposing direction
    contrary.
    • adverse currents
    • a contrary wind

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impious

  • adjective lacking piety or reverence for a god
  • adjective satellite lacking due respect or dutifulness
    undutiful.
    • impious toward one's parents
    • an undutiful son

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jocund

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    gay; mirthful; jolly; jovial; merry.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh

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barbed

  • adjective satellite capable of wounding
    biting; pungent; nipping; mordacious.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire
  • verb provide with barbs
    barb.
    • barbed wire

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mockery

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    jeer; scoffing; scoff; jeering.
  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.

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dispassionateness

  • noun objectivity and detachment
    dispassion; dryness.
    • her manner assumed a dispassion and dryness very unlike her usual tone

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bald

  • verb grow bald; lose hair on one's head
    • He is balding already
  • adjective satellite with no effort to conceal
    barefaced.
    • a barefaced lie

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delicate

  • adjective exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
    • a delicate violin passage
    • delicate china
    • a delicate flavor
    • the delicate wing of a butterfly
  • adjective satellite marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique
    • a surgeon's delicate touch

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judgment

  • noun an opinion formed by judging something
    judgement; mind.
    • he was reluctant to make his judgment known
    • she changed her mind
  • noun the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
    judgement; assessment.
    • they criticized my judgment of the contestants

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destruction

  • noun the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
    devastation.
  • noun an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
    wipeout; demolition.

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undependability

  • noun the trait of not being dependable or reliable
    unreliableness; unreliability; undependableness.

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cheek

  • noun either side of the face below the eyes
  • noun an impudent statement
    impudence; impertinence.

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lampooner

  • noun mimics literary or musical style for comic effect
    parodist.

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severe

  • adjective satellite intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
    terrible; wicked.
    • severe pain
    • a severe case of flu
    • a terrible cough
    • under wicked fire from the enemy's guns
    • a wicked cough
  • adjective satellite very strong or vigorous
    knockout; hard.
    • strong winds
    • a hard left to the chin
    • a knockout punch
    • a severe blow

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jonathan_swift

  • noun an English satirist born in Ireland (1667-1745)
    Dean Swift; Swift.

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impertinent

  • adjective satellite characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    saucy; irreverent; pert.
    • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner
  • adjective satellite not pertinent to the matter under consideration
    orthogonal; extraneous; immaterial.
    • an issue extraneous to the debate
    • the price was immaterial
    • mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point

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self

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

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temperamental

  • adjective relating to or caused by temperament
    • temperamental indifference to neatness
    • temperamental peculiarities
  • adjective satellite subject to sharply varying moods
    moody.
    • a temperamental opera singer

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parody

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque.
  • noun humorous or satirical mimicry
    mockery; takeoff.

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high-risk

  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    speculative; bad; risky.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises

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ludicrous

  • adjective satellite broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
    ridiculous; farcical.
    • the wild farcical exuberance of a clown
    • ludicrous green hair
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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violent

  • adjective acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity
    • a violent attack
    • a violent person
    • violent feelings
    • a violent rage
    • felt a violent dislike
  • adjective satellite effected by force or injury rather than natural causes
    • a violent death

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humour

  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; temper; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor
  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humor.

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touch

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touching.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    sense of touch; touch modality; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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take_chances

  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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perilous

  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    touch-and-go; precarious; parlous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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sidesplitting

  • adjective satellite very funny
    killing.
    • a killing joke
    • sidesplitting antics

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unceremonious

  • adjective satellite without ceremony or formality
    unceremonial.
    • an unceremonious speech
  • adjective satellite without due formalities
    • unceremonious dismissal from office

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cut

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

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undeferential

  • adjective satellite not showing courteous respect

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nonimmune

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
    nonresistant; unresistant; liable.
    • liable to diabetes

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seriocomic

  • adjective satellite mixing the serious with the comic with comic predominating
    seriocomical.
    • a seriocomic novel

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smart

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smartness; smarting.
  • verb be the source of pain
    ache; hurt.

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take

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

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crusty

  • adjective satellite having a hardened crust as a covering
    crusted; encrusted; crustlike.
  • adjective satellite brusque and surly and forbidding
    gruff; ill-humored; ill-humoured; curmudgeonly.
    • crusty remarks
    • a crusty old man
    • his curmudgeonly temper
    • gruff manner
    • a gruff reply

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lay_on_the_line

  • verb expose to a chance of loss or damage
    put on the line; risk.
    • We risked losing a lot of money in this venture
    • Why risk your life?
    • She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong

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cold-eyed

  • adjective satellite unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
    dispassionate.
    • a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact

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big

  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    large.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world
  • adjective satellite significant
    • graduation was a big day in his life

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discriminatory

  • adjective being biased or having a belief or attitude formed beforehand
    prejudiced.
    • a prejudiced judge
  • adjective satellite containing or implying a slight or showing prejudice
    invidious.
    • discriminatory attitudes and practices
    • invidious comparisons

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hypersensitive

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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grim

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; inexorable; unappeasable; relentless; stern; unforgiving.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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sensational

  • adjective causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion
  • adjective satellite commanding attention
    arresting; stunning.
    • an arresting drawing of people turning into animals
    • a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten
    • a stunning performance

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acute

  • noun a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    ague; acute accent.
  • adjective having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
    • acute appendicitis
    • the acute phase of the illness
    • acute patients

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seductive

  • adjective tending to entice into a desired action or state

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distressfulness

  • noun the quality of arousing fear or distress
    seriousness.
    • he learned the seriousness of his illness

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charnel

  • noun a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
    charnel house.
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    sepulchral; ghastly.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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assisted_suicide

  • noun suicide of a terminally ill person that involves an assistant who serves to make dying as painless and dignified as possible

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irreproducibility

  • noun the quality of being unreproducible
    • he could not explain the irreproducibility of the results of his experiment

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unstable

  • adjective lacking stability or fixity or firmness
    • unstable political conditions
    • the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind
    • an unstable world economy
  • adjective satellite highly or violently reactive
    • sensitive and highly unstable compounds

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captious

  • adjective satellite tending to find and call attention to faults
    faultfinding.
    • a captious pedant
    • an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor

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untrusty

  • adjective not worthy of trust or belief
    untrustworthy.
    • an untrustworthy person

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joking

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; jocular; jocose.
  • verb tell a joke; speak humorously
    joke; jest.
    • He often jokes even when he appears serious

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exposed

  • adjective satellite with no protection or shield
    open.
    • the exposed northeast frontier
    • open to the weather
    • an open wound
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    expose.
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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macabre

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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crapshoot

  • noun a risky and uncertain venture
    • getting admitted to the college of your choice has become a crapshoot
  • noun playing craps
    crap game; crap shooting.

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supersensitive

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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rabelais

  • noun author of satirical attacks on medieval scholasticism (1494-1553)
    Francois Rabelais.

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endangerment

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    jeopardy; peril; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard

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gibelike

  • adjective satellite abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
    derisive; taunting; jeering; mocking.
    • derisive laughter
    • a jeering crowd
    • her mocking smile
    • taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'

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faultfinding

  • noun persistent petty and unjustified criticism
    carping.
  • adjective satellite tending to make moral judgments or judgments based on personal opinions
    • a counselor tries not to be faultfinding

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defenceless

  • adjective satellite lacking protection or support
    defenseless.
    • a defenseless child
  • adjective satellite lacking weapons for self-defense
    defenseless.

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sacrilegious

  • adjective satellite grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
    blasphemous; profane.
    • blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath
    • profane utterances against the Church
    • it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on

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witty

  • adjective satellite combining clever conception and facetious expression
    • his sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as well as eloquent

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critical

  • adjective marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
    • a critical attitude
  • adjective at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction
    • a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure
    • critical mass
    • go critical

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slapstick

  • noun a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
  • noun acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone

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clownish

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    zany; buffoonish; clownlike.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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overbearing

  • adjective satellite expecting unquestioning obedience
    authoritarian; dictatorial.
    • the timid child of authoritarian parents
    • insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter
  • verb overcome
    overbear.
    • overbear criticism, protest, or arguments

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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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bodacious

  • adjective satellite incorrigible
    • a bodacious gossip
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; audacious; brazen; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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caddish

  • adjective satellite offensively discourteous
    ungallant; unchivalrous.

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mordancy

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instability

  • noun an unstable order
  • noun unreliability attributable to being unstable

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dicey

  • adjective satellite of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
    dodgy; chanceful; chancy.
    • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker

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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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seriousness

  • noun an earnest and sincere feeling
    earnestness; sincerity.
  • noun the quality of arousing fear or distress
    distressfulness.
    • he learned the seriousness of his illness

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have

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

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scornful

  • adjective satellite expressing extreme contempt
    disdainful; insulting; contemptuous.

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tongue

  • noun a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
    clapper; lingua; glossa.
  • noun a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
    natural language.

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laugh_at

  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    make fun; ridicule; blackguard; poke fun; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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pungency

  • noun wit having a sharp and caustic quality
    bite.
    • he commented with typical pungency
    • the bite of satire
  • noun a strong odor or taste property
    bite; sharpness; raciness.
    • the pungency of mustard
    • the sulfurous bite of garlic
    • the sharpness of strange spices
    • the raciness of the wine

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unfavourable

  • adjective not encouraging or approving or pleasing
    unfavorable.
    • unfavorable conditions
    • an unfavorable comparison
    • unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression
  • adjective (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose
    unfavorable.
    • unfavorable winds

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prideful

  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; swaggering; imperious; lordly; disdainful; supercilious; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
  • adjective satellite joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
    triumphal; rejoicing; triumphant; exulting; exultant; jubilant.
    • rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day
    • a triumphal success
    • a triumphant shout

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abusive

  • adjective satellite expressing offensive reproach
    opprobrious; scurrilous.
  • adjective satellite characterized by physical or psychological maltreatment
    • abusive punishment
    • argued...that foster homes are abusive

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perturbing

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; distressful; troubling; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

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sneering

  • adjective satellite expressive of contempt
    snide; supercilious.
    • curled his lip in a supercilious smile
    • spoke in a sneering jeering manner
    • makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one
  • verb express through a scornful smile
    sneer.
    • she sneered her contempt

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brusk

  • adjective satellite marked by rude or peremptory shortness
    brusque; curt; short.
    • try to cultivate a less brusque manner
    • a curt reply
    • the salesgirl was very short with him

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conquerable

  • adjective subject to being conquered or overcome
    • knew her fears were ultimately conquerable
  • adjective satellite capable of being surmounted or excelled
    superable.

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pervious

  • adjective admitting of passage or entrance
    • pervious soil
    • a metal pervious to heat

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nervy

  • adjective satellite being in a tense state
    jumpy; highly strung; edgy; uptight; high-strung; jittery; restive; overstrung.
  • adjective satellite showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger
    • the nervy feats of mountaineers

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rabelaisian

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Francois Rabelais or his works
    • Rabelaisian characters

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mordacious

  • adjective satellite capable of wounding
    biting; barbed; pungent; nipping.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire
  • adjective satellite biting or given to biting
    • they deliberately gave me a skittish and mordacious mount

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dispassion

  • noun objectivity and detachment
    dispassionateness; dryness.
    • her manner assumed a dispassion and dryness very unlike her usual tone

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humorous

  • adjective full of or characterized by humor
    humourous.
    • humorous stories
    • humorous cartoons
    • in a humorous vein

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unreliability

  • noun the trait of not being dependable or reliable
    unreliableness; undependability; undependableness.

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bantering

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    facetious; tongue-in-cheek.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice
  • verb be silly or tease one another
    banter; chaff; josh; jolly; kid.
    • After we relaxed, we just kidded around

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troubling

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; distressful; perturbing; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb move deeply
    disturb; upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought

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lurid

  • adjective satellite horrible in fierceness or savagery
    • lurid crimes
    • a lurid life
  • adjective satellite glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
    shocking.
    • lurid details of the accident

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impudent

  • adjective satellite marked by casual disrespect
    insolent; snotty-nosed; flip.
    • a flip answer to serious question
    • the student was kept in for impudent behavior
  • adjective satellite improperly forward or bold
    saucy; wise; overbold; impertinent; fresh; sassy; smart.
    • don't be fresh with me
    • impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup
    • an impudent boy given to insulting strangers
    • Don't get wise with me!

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hazardous

  • adjective satellite involving risk or danger
    wild; risky.
    • skydiving is a hazardous sport
    • extremely risky going out in the tide and fog
    • a wild financial scheme

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audacious

  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; dauntless; fearless; hardy; intrepid; unfearing.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; bodacious; brazen; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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awless

  • adjective satellite devoid of any feeling of awe or reverence
    aweless.
  • adjective satellite neither feeling nor showing respect
    aweless; disrespectful.

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suasible

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    persuasible; convincible; persuadable.

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ungallant

  • adjective satellite offensively discourteous
    unchivalrous; caddish.

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forbidding

  • noun an official prohibition or edict against something
    ban; forbiddance; banning.
  • verb command against
    prohibit; forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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unreliable

  • adjective satellite liable to be erroneous or misleading
    undependable.
    • an undependable generalization
  • adjective not worthy of reliance or trust
    undependable.
    • in the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable
    • an undependable assistant

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line

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

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moral_hazard

  • noun (economics) the lack of any incentive to guard against a risk when you are protected against it (as by insurance)
    • insurance companies are exposed to a moral hazard if the insured party is not honest

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wise

  • noun a way of doing or being
    • in no wise
    • in this wise
  • noun United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
    Stephen Samuel Wise.

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dangerous

  • adjective involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    unsafe.
    • a dangerous criminal
    • a dangerous bridge
    • unemployment reached dangerous proportions
  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    grievous; life-threatening; 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

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vincible

  • adjective satellite susceptible to being defeated
    vanquishable; beatable.

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flip

  • noun an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
    summersault; somersault; summerset; somerset; somersaulting.
  • noun hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg

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luridness

  • noun the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
    sensationalism.
    • the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation
  • noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
    pallor; lividity; achromasia; wanness; paleness; pallidness; lividness.

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undutiful

  • adjective satellite lacking due respect or dutifulness
    impious.
    • impious toward one's parents
    • an undutiful son

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unguaranteed

  • adjective satellite without financial security
    unsecured.
    • an unsecured note

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curt

  • adjective satellite marked by rude or peremptory shortness
    brusque; short; brusk.
    • try to cultivate a less brusque manner
    • a curt reply
    • the salesgirl was very short with him
  • adjective satellite brief and to the point; effectively cut short; `yes'"
    laconic; terse; crisp.
    • a crisp retort
    • a response so curt as to be almost rude
    • the laconic reply
    • short and terse and easy to understand

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suggestible

  • adjective satellite susceptible or responsive to suggestion
    • suggestible young minds

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seppuku

  • noun ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
    harakiri; hara-kiri; harikari.

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unsafe

  • adjective lacking in security or safety
    insecure.
    • his fortune was increasingly insecure
    • an insecure future
  • adjective involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    dangerous.
    • a dangerous criminal
    • a dangerous bridge
    • unemployment reached dangerous proportions

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saturnine

  • adjective satellite bitter or scornful
    • the face was saturnine and swarthy, and the sensual lips...twisted with disdain"- Oscar Wilde
  • adjective satellite showing a brooding ill humor
    dour; morose; sour; dark; glum; glowering; sullen; moody.
    • a dark scowl
    • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
    • a glum, hopeless shrug
    • he sat in moody silence
    • a morose and unsociable manner
    • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven
    • a sour temper
    • a sullen crowd

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cockeyed

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; wonky; askew; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; ridiculous; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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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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admonitory

  • adjective satellite serving to warn
    warning; exemplary; cautionary; monitory.
    • shook a monitory finger at him
    • an exemplary jail sentence
  • adjective satellite expressing reproof or reproach especially as a corrective
    admonishing; reproachful; reproving.

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self-destruction

  • noun the act of killing yourself
    self-annihilation; suicide.
    • it is a crime to commit suicide
  • noun the act of destroying yourself
    • his insistence was pure self-destruction

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stake

  • noun (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    interest.
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future
  • noun a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
    post.
    • a pair of posts marked the goal
    • the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake

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offensive

  • noun the action of attacking an enemy
    offense; offence.
  • adjective satellite violating or tending to violate or offend against
    violative.
    • violative of the principles of liberty
    • considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity

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satirise

  • verb ridicule with satire
    lampoon; satirize.
    • The writer satirized the politician's proposal

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kiri

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zany

  • noun a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect
  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; twat; jackass; goofball.

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sick

  • noun people who are sick
    • they devote their lives to caring for the sick
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    retch; regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; barf; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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jesting

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jocular; joking; jocose.
  • verb tell a joke; speak humorously
    joke; jest.
    • He often jokes even when he appears serious

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satirist

  • noun a humorist who uses ridicule and irony and sarcasm
    ironist; ridiculer.

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brash

  • adjective satellite offensively bold
    cheeky; nervy.
    • a brash newcomer disputed the age-old rules for admission to the club
    • a nervy thing to say

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unshielded

  • adjective satellite (used especially of machinery) not protected by a shield

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derisive

  • adjective satellite abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
    gibelike; taunting; jeering; mocking.
    • derisive laughter
    • a jeering crowd
    • her mocking smile
    • taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'

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hara-kiri

  • noun ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
    harakiri; seppuku; harikari.

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chancy

  • adjective satellite of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
    dodgy; chanceful; dicey.
    • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker
  • adjective satellite subject to accident or chance or change
    iffy; flukey; fluky.
    • a chancy appeal at best
    • getting that job was definitely fluky
    • a fluky wind
    • an iffy proposition

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felo

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chance

  • noun a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    opportunity.
    • the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington
    • now is your chance
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    fortune; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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important

  • adjective of great significance or value
    of import.
    • important people
    • the important questions of the day
  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    significant.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant

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serious

  • adjective concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
    • a serious student of history
    • a serious attempt to learn to ski
    • gave me a serious look
    • a serious young man
    • are you serious or joking?
    • Don't be so serious!
  • adjective satellite of great consequence
    • marriage is a serious matter

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hypersensitized

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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persuadable

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    persuasible; suasible; convincible.

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dispassionate

  • adjective satellite unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice
    cold-eyed.
    • a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact

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satirize

  • verb ridicule with satire
    lampoon; satirise.
    • The writer satirized the politician's proposal

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fresh

  • adjective recently made, produced, or harvested
    • fresh bread
    • a fresh scent
    • fresh lettuce
  • adjective satellite (of a cycle) beginning or occurring again
    • a fresh start
    • fresh ideas

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menace

  • noun something that is a source of danger
    threat.
    • earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan
  • noun a threat or the act of threatening
    • he spoke with desperate menace

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