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monte

  • noun a gambling card game of Spanish origin; 3 or 4 cards are dealt face up and players bet that one of them will be matched before the others as the cards are dealt from the pack one at a time
    three-card monte; four-card monte.

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forger

  • noun someone who operates a forge
  • noun someone who makes copies illegally
    counterfeiter.

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liar

  • noun a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly
    prevaricator.

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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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william_harvey

  • noun English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657)
    Harvey.

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grifter

  • noun a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
    gouger; chiseller; chiseler; defrauder; swindler; scammer.

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vet

  • noun a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
    veterinary surgeon; veterinary; veterinarian.
  • noun a person who has served in the armed forces
    veteran; ex-serviceman.

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whipsaw

  • noun a saw with handles at both ends; intended for use by two people
    lumberman's saw; two-man saw; two-handed saw.
  • verb victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations

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william_gilbert

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

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double-dealer

  • noun a person who says one thing and does another
    double-crosser; traitor; betrayer; two-timer.

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physician

  • noun a licensed medical practitioner
    MD; medico; doc; doctor; Dr..
    • I felt so bad I went to see my doctor

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cross

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

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parry

  • noun (fencing) blocking a lunge or deflecting it with a circular motion of the sword
  • noun a return punch (especially by a boxer)
    counterpunch; counter.

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cook

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

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affect

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

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surgeon

  • noun a physician who specializes in surgery
    sawbones; operating surgeon.

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bluffer

  • noun a person who tries to bluff other people
    four-flusher.
  • adjective satellite very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
    sheer; bold; bluff.
    • a bluff headland
    • where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise
    • a sheer descent of rock

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philippus_aureolus_paracelsus

  • noun Swiss physician who introduced treatments of particular illnesses based on his observation and experience; he saw illness as having an external cause (rather than an imbalance of humors) and replaced traditional remedies with chemical remedies (1493-1541)
    Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim; Paracelsus.

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sydenham

  • noun English physician (1624-1689)
    Thomas Sydenham; English Hippocrates.

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heist

  • noun the act of stealing
    rip-off.
  • noun robbery at gunpoint
    armed robbery; stickup; holdup.

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eijkman

  • noun Dutch physician who discovered that beriberi is caused by a nutritional deficiency (1858-1930)
    Christiaan Eijkman.

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two-timer

  • noun someone who deceives a lover or spouse by carrying on a sexual relationship with somebody else
  • noun a person who says one thing and does another
    double-crosser; traitor; betrayer; double-dealer.

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card_sharper

  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    sharpy; sharper; card shark; cardsharp; cardsharper; card sharp; sharpie.

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traitor

  • noun someone who betrays his country by committing treason
    treasonist.
  • noun a person who says one thing and does another
    double-crosser; betrayer; double-dealer; two-timer.

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dodger

  • noun a shifty deceptive person
    fox; slyboots.
  • noun small oval cake of corn bread baked or fried (chiefly southern)
    corn dab; corn dodger.

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rack

  • noun framework for holding objects
  • noun rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton

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fast_one

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

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phoney

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; dissembler; phony; dissimulator; pretender.
  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; bogus; phony; fake.

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chisel

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

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empirical

  • adjective derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
    empiric.
    • an empirical basis for an ethical theory
    • empirical laws
    • empirical data
    • an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known
  • adjective relying on medical quackery
    empiric.
    • empiric treatment

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talker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; speaker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims

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sepulchre

  • noun a chamber that is used as a grave
    sepulcher; sepulture; burial chamber.

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welsher

  • noun someone who swindles you by not repaying a debt or wager
    welcher.

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imitator

  • noun someone who (fraudulently) assumes the appearance of another
    impersonator.
  • noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
    aper; copycat; ape; emulator.

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life_science

  • noun any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
    bioscience.

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practice_of_medicine

  • noun the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries
    medicine.
    • he studied medicine at Harvard

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specialist

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

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rush

  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    hurry; haste; rushing.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book
  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    upsurge; spate; surge.

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tartuffe

  • noun a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
    Tartufe.

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chicane

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

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fortune_hunter

  • noun a person who seeks wealth through marriage

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fallot

  • noun French physician who described cardiac anomalies including Fallot's tetralogy (1850-1911)
    Etienne-Louis Arthur Fallot.

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operating

  • adjective involved in a kind of operation
    • the operating conditions of the oxidation pond
  • verb direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    operate; run.
    • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan

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wile

  • noun the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
    chicanery; trickery; chicane; shenanigan; guile.

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deceit

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

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interne

  • noun an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)
    houseman; intern; medical intern.

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con_man

  • noun a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim
    confidence man; con artist.

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medico

  • noun a student in medical school
    medical student.
  • noun a licensed medical practitioner
    MD; physician; doc; doctor; Dr..
    • I felt so bad I went to see my doctor

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thomas_hodgkin

  • noun English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
    Hodgkin.

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klinefelter

  • noun United States physician who first described the XXY-syndrome (born in 1912)
    Harry Fitch Kleinfelter; Harry F. Klinefelter.

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schtick

  • noun (Yiddish) a little; a piece
    shtick; shtik; schtik.
    • give him a shtik cake
    • he's a shtik crazy
    • he played a shtik Beethoven
  • noun (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
    shtick; shtik; schtik.
    • play it straight with no shtik

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clemence_sophia_harned_lozier

  • noun United States physician who in 1863 founded a medical school for women (1813-1888)
    Lozier.

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fake

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

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houseman

  • noun an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)
    intern; medical intern; interne.

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harvey

  • noun English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657)
    William Harvey.

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abortionist

  • noun a person (who should be a doctor) who terminates pregnancies

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dropper

  • noun pipet consisting of a small tube with a vacuum bulb at one end for drawing liquid in and releasing it a drop at a time
    eye dropper.
    • she used an eye dropper to administer medication to the eyes

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mimicker

  • noun someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)
    mimic.

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confidence

  • noun freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
    self-confidence; self-assurance; authority; sureness; assurance.
    • his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular
    • after that failure he lost his confidence
    • she spoke with authority
  • noun a feeling of trust (in someone or something)
    • I have confidence in our team
    • confidence is always borrowed, never owned

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cheating

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

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sharper

  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    card sharper; sharpy; card shark; cardsharp; cardsharper; card sharp; sharpie.
  • adjective satellite (of something seen or heard) clearly defined
    sharp; crisp.
    • a sharp photographic image
    • the sharp crack of a twig
    • the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot

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franz_anton_mesmer

  • noun Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)
    Mesmer; Friedrich Anton Mesmer.

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two

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

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examination

  • noun the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
    scrutiny.
  • noun a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
    test; exam.
    • when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions

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whited_sepulchre

  • noun a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous
    whited sepulcher.

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craniology

  • noun the scientific study of the skulls of various human races

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medical_exam

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical examination; medical.

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phony

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; phoney; dissembler; dissimulator; pretender.
  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; phoney; bogus; fake.

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warp

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

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roget

  • noun English physician who in retirement compiled a well-known thesaurus (1779-1869)
    Peter Mark Roget.

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ignorant

  • adjective satellite uneducated in general; lacking knowledge or sophistication
    unlettered; nescient; unlearned.
    • an ignorant man
    • nescient of contemporary literature
    • an unlearned group incapable of understanding complex issues
    • exhibiting contempt for his unlettered companions
  • adjective satellite uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field
    illiterate.
    • she is ignorant of quantum mechanics
    • he is musically illiterate

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dubious

  • adjective satellite fraught with uncertainty or doubt
    doubtful.
    • they were doubtful that the cord would hold
    • it was doubtful whether she would be admitted
    • dubious about agreeing to go
  • adjective satellite open to doubt or suspicion
    in question; dubitable; doubtful.
    • the candidate's doubtful past
    • he has a dubious record indeed
    • what one found uncertain the other found dubious or downright false
    • it was more than dubitable whether the friend was as influential as she thought"- Karen Horney

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medical_intern

  • noun an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)
    houseman; intern; interne.

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cunning

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness.
  • noun crafty artfulness (especially in deception)

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fleece

  • noun the wool of a sheep or similar animal
  • noun tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing
    sheepskin.

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rook

  • noun (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
    castle.
  • noun common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow
    Corvus frugilegus.

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anna_howard_shaw

  • noun United States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)
    Shaw.

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science

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

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pretend

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

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dissembler

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; phoney; phony; dissimulator; pretender.

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down

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

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veterinary_surgeon

  • noun a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
    vet; veterinary; veterinarian.

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shark

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

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sandbag

  • noun a bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast
  • verb treat harshly or unfairly

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scam

  • noun a fraudulent business scheme
    cozenage.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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shtick

  • noun (Yiddish) a little; a piece
    shtik; schtik; schtick.
    • give him a shtik cake
    • he's a shtik crazy
    • he played a shtik Beethoven
  • noun (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
    shtik; schtik; schtick.
    • play it straight with no shtik

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angiologist

  • noun a physician who specializes in angiology

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bioscience

  • noun any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
    life science.

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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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skirt

  • noun cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
  • noun a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

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e._a._von_willebrand

  • noun Finnish physician who first described vascular hemophilia (1870-1949)
    Erik Adolf von Willebrand; von Willebrand; Willebrand; Erik von Willebrand.

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counterfeit

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

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bunk

  • noun a long trough for feeding cattle
    feed bunk.
  • noun a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
    built in bed; berth.

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clip_artist

  • noun a swindler who fleeces the victim

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fudge

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

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confidence_man

  • noun a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim
    con artist; con man.

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scammer

  • noun a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
    gouger; chiseller; chiseler; defrauder; swindler; grifter.

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sandbagger

  • noun someone who deceives you about his true nature or intent in order to take advantage of you

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bluff

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

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coiner

  • noun a maker of counterfeit coins
  • noun someone who is a source of new words or new expressions

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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perjurer

  • noun a person who deliberately gives false testimony
    false witness.

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role_player

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; fake; pretender; sham.
  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; histrion; actor.

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phrenology

  • noun a now abandoned study of the shape of skull as indicative of the strengths of different faculties

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george_huntington

  • noun United States physician who first described Huntington's chorea
    Huntington.

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preventive

  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    preventative; prophylactic.
    • the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; preventative; encumbrance; interference; hitch; hindrance; hinderance.

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house_physician

  • noun a physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital
    resident; resident physician.
    • the resident was receiving special clinical training at the hospital

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false_witness

  • noun a person who deliberately gives false testimony
    perjurer.

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erik_adolf_von_willebrand

  • noun Finnish physician who first described vascular hemophilia (1870-1949)
    E. A. von Willebrand; von Willebrand; Willebrand; Erik von Willebrand.

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alternative_medicine

  • noun the practice of medicine without the use of drugs; may involve herbal medicines or self-awareness or biofeedback or acupuncture

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bunco

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

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smoothie

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothy; sweet talker; charmer.
  • noun a thick smooth drink consisting of fresh fruit pureed with ice cream or yoghurt or milk

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defrauder

  • noun a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
    gouger; chiseller; chiseler; swindler; scammer; grifter.

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hakim

  • noun a Muslim ruler or governor or judge
  • noun a Muslim physician
    hakeem.

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fool

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

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medical_examination

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical; medical exam.

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embezzler

  • noun someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
    defalcator; peculator.

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hunter

  • noun someone who hunts game
    huntsman.
  • noun a person who searches for something
    • a treasure hunter

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operating_surgeon

  • noun a physician who specializes in surgery
    sawbones; surgeon.

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snake

  • noun limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
    ophidian; serpent.
  • noun a deceitful or treacherous person
    snake in the grass.

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front

  • noun the side that is forward or prominent
    forepart; front end.
  • noun the line along which opposing armies face each other
    front line; battlefront.

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bullshit

  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    crap; horseshit; Irish bull; dogshit; bull; shit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull
  • verb speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
    fake; bull; talk through one's hat.
    • The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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slicker

  • noun a macintosh made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof
    oilskin.
  • noun a person with good manners and stylish clothing

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name

  • noun a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    • his name really is George Washington
    • those are two names for the same thing
  • noun a person's reputation
    • he wanted to protect his good name

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opera

  • noun a drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes
  • noun a commercial browser

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mesmer

  • noun Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)
    Franz Anton Mesmer; Friedrich Anton Mesmer.

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medicament

  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicine; medication; medicinal drug.

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house

  • noun a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
    • he has a house on Cape Cod
    • she felt she had to get out of the house
  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    firm; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house

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wangler

  • noun a deceiver who uses crafty misleading methods
    finagler.

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oil

  • noun a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
  • noun oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist
    oil color; oil colour.

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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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witness

  • noun someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    witnesser; informant.
  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    viewer; looker; spectator; watcher.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star

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ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    Sir John Ross; John Ross.
  • noun British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    James Clark Ross; Sir James Clark Ross.

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nominal

  • noun a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb
    nominal phrase; noun phrase.
  • adjective relating to or constituting or bearing or giving a name
    • the Russian system of nominal brevity
    • a nominal lists of priests
    • taxable males as revealed by the nominal rolls

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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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medicine

  • noun the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    medical specialty.
  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicament; medication; medicinal drug.

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white

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.
  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.

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schtik

  • noun (Yiddish) a little; a piece
    shtick; shtik; schtick.
    • give him a shtik cake
    • he's a shtik crazy
    • he played a shtik Beethoven
  • noun (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
    shtick; shtik; schtick.
    • play it straight with no shtik

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sepulcher

  • noun a chamber that is used as a grave
    sepulchre; sepulture; burial chamber.

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obscurantism

  • noun a policy of opposition to enlightenment or the spread of knowledge
  • noun a deliberate act intended to make something obscure

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welcher

  • noun someone who swindles you by not repaying a debt or wager
    welsher.

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strawman

  • noun a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
    figurehead; straw man; nominal head; front; front man.
  • noun a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
    straw man.

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card

  • noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
    • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys
  • noun a card certifying the identity of the bearer
    identity card.
    • he had to show his card to get in

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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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timer

  • noun a timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its end
  • noun (sports) an official who keeps track of the time elapsed
    timekeeper.

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huntington

  • noun United States physician who first described Huntington's chorea
    George Huntington.
  • noun American revolutionary leader who signed the Declaration of Independence and was president of the Continental Congress (1731-1796)
    Samuel Huntington.

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manson

  • noun Scottish physician who discovered that elephantiasis is spread by mosquitos and suggested that mosquitos also spread malaria (1844-1922)
    Sir Patrick Manson.

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mountebank

  • noun a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
    charlatan.

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primary

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

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crib

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

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one

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

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hook

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

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four-flusher

  • noun a person who tries to bluff other people
    bluffer.

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gilbert

  • noun a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns
    Gb; Gi.
  • noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
    William Gilbert; Sir William Gilbert; William S. Gilbert; William Schwenk Gilbert.

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theophrastus_philippus_aureolus_bombastus_von_hohenheim

  • noun Swiss physician who introduced treatments of particular illnesses based on his observation and experience; he saw illness as having an external cause (rather than an imbalance of humors) and replaced traditional remedies with chemical remedies (1493-1541)
    Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus; Paracelsus.

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willebrand

  • noun Finnish physician who first described vascular hemophilia (1870-1949)
    E. A. von Willebrand; Erik Adolf von Willebrand; von Willebrand; Erik von Willebrand.

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alfred

  • noun king of Wessex; defeated the Vikings and encouraged writing in English (849-899)
    Alfred the Great.

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gilbert

  • noun a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns
    Gb; Gi.
  • noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
    William Gilbert; Sir William Gilbert; William S. Gilbert; William Schwenk Gilbert.

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phrenologist

  • noun someone who claims to be able to read your character from the shape of your skull
    craniologist.

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friedrich_anton_mesmer

  • noun Austrian physician who tried to treat diseases with a form of hypnotism (1734-1815)
    Mesmer; Franz Anton Mesmer.

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peter_mark_roget

  • noun English physician who in retirement compiled a well-known thesaurus (1779-1869)
    Roget.

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gyp

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

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guile

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness; cunning.
  • noun the quality of being crafty
    craftiness; deceitfulness.

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double

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    two-base hit; two-baser; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
  • noun a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    stunt man; stunt woman.
    • his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

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shill

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

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swindler

  • noun a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
    gouger; chiseller; chiseler; defrauder; scammer; grifter.

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false

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

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clip

  • noun a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
    magazine; cartridge holder; cartridge clip.
  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    time.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip

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ringer

  • noun a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
    toller; bell ringer.
  • noun a person who is almost identical to another
    clone; dead ringer.

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sell

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

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lie

  • noun a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
    prevarication.
  • noun Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
    Trygve Lie; Trygve Halvden Lie.

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bastard

  • noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    mother fucker; SOB; prick; motherfucker; whoreson; dickhead; son of a bitch; asshole; cocksucker; shit.
  • noun the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
    whoreson; illegitimate; by-blow; illegitimate child; love child.

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benjamin_rush

  • noun physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)
    Rush.

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soak

  • noun the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
    soaking; soakage.
    • a good soak put life back in the wagon
  • noun washing something by allowing it to soak
    soaking.

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sharpy

  • noun an alert and energetic person
    eager beaver; sharpie; busy bee; live wire.
  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    card sharper; sharper; card shark; cardsharp; cardsharper; card sharp; sharpie.

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snow

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

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english_hippocrates

  • noun English physician (1624-1689)
    Sydenham; Thomas Sydenham.

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specialty

  • noun an asset of special worth or utility
    strong suit; strength; speciality; strong point; long suit; forte; metier.
    • cooking is his forte
  • noun a distinguishing trait
    peculiarity; distinctiveness; speciality; specialness.

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schweitzer

  • noun French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
    Albert Schweitzer.

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doc

  • noun a licensed medical practitioner
    MD; medico; physician; doctor; Dr..
    • I felt so bad I went to see my doctor
  • noun the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
    Commerce; Commerce Department; Department of Commerce.

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medical

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical examination; medical exam.
  • adjective relating to the study or practice of medicine
    • the medical profession
    • a medical student
    • medical school

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impostor

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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bruce

  • noun Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
    David Bruce; Sir David Bruce.
  • noun king of Scotland from 1306 to 1329; defeated the English army under Edward II at Bannockburn and gained recognition of Scottish independence (1274-1329)
    Robert I; Robert the Bruce.

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chiseller

  • noun a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
    gouger; chiseler; defrauder; swindler; scammer; grifter.

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edward_jenner

  • noun English physician who pioneered vaccination; Jenner inoculated people with small amounts of cowpox to prevent them from getting smallpox (1749-1823)
    Jenner.

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cheat

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

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montambanco

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dupe

  • noun a person who is tricked or swindled
    victim.
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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medicinal_drug

  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicine; medicament; medication.

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sharpie

  • noun an alert and energetic person
    sharpy; eager beaver; busy bee; live wire.
  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    card sharper; sharpy; sharper; card shark; cardsharp; cardsharper; card sharp.

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cellier

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patent_medicine

  • noun medicine that is protected by a patent and available without a doctor's prescription

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phrenological

  • adjective of or relating to phrenology

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plume

  • noun anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness
    • a plume of smoke
    • grass with large plumes
  • noun a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament

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gull

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

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dissembling

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

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medical_checkup

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; health check; medical examination; medical; medical exam.

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crohn

  • noun United States physician who specialized in diseases of the intestines; he was the first to describe regional ileitis which is now known as Crohn's disease (1884-1983)
    Burrill Bernard Crohn.

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dodge

  • noun an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
    stratagem; contrivance.
    • his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track
  • noun a quick evasive movement

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do

  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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hedge

  • noun a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
    hedgerow.
  • noun any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    hedging.

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wring

  • noun a twisting squeeze
    squeeze.
    • gave the wet cloth a wring
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    distort; deform; contort.

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juggle

  • noun the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    juggling.
  • noun throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    juggling.

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swindle

  • noun the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme
    cheat; rig.
    • that book is a fraud
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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artist

  • noun a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
    creative person.

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deceiver

  • noun someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    slicker; trickster; beguiler; cheat; cheater.

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john_l._h._down

  • noun English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
    Down.

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caspar_bartholin

  • noun Danish physician who discovered Bartholin's gland (1585-1629)
    Bartholin.

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robert_barany

  • noun Austrian physician who developed a rotational method for testing the middle ear (1876-1936)
    Barany.

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imposter

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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double-crosser

  • noun a person who says one thing and does another
    traitor; betrayer; double-dealer; two-timer.

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paracelsus

  • noun Swiss physician who introduced treatments of particular illnesses based on his observation and experience; he saw illness as having an external cause (rather than an imbalance of humors) and replaced traditional remedies with chemical remedies (1493-1541)
    Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus; Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim.

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resident_physician

  • noun a physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital
    resident; house physician.
    • the resident was receiving special clinical training at the hospital

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skill

  • noun an ability that has been acquired by training
    acquirement; attainment; accomplishment; acquisition.
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    science.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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herbal

  • noun tea-like drink made of leaves of various herbs
    herb tea; herbal tea.
  • adjective of or relating to herbs
    • herbal tea, herbal medicine

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shtik

  • noun (Yiddish) a little; a piece
    shtick; schtik; schtick.
    • give him a shtik cake
    • he's a shtik crazy
    • he played a shtik Beethoven
  • noun (Yiddish) a contrived and often used bit of business that a performer uses to steal attention
    shtick; schtik; schtick.
    • play it straight with no shtik

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smoothy

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothie; sweet talker; charmer.

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exam

  • noun a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
    test; examination.
    • when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions

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complementary

  • noun either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)
    complementary color.
    • yellow and blue are complementaries
  • adjective satellite of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other
    • `male' and `female' are complementary terms

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figurehead

  • noun a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
    straw man; nominal head; front; strawman; front man.
  • noun figure on the bow of some sailing vessels

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betrayer

  • noun one who reveals confidential information in return for money
    squealer; informer; rat; blabber.
  • noun a person who says one thing and does another
    double-crosser; traitor; double-dealer; two-timer.

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job

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

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overcharge

  • noun a price that is too high
  • verb rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    fleece; soak; plume; pluck; hook; rob; gazump; surcharge.

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pluck

  • noun the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    pluckiness; gutsiness.
  • noun the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

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hodgkin

  • noun English physician who first described Hodgkin's disease (1798-1866)
    Thomas Hodgkin.
  • noun English chemist (born in Egypt) who used crystallography to study the structure of organic compounds (1910-1994)
    Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin; Dorothy Hodgkin.

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quack

  • noun an untrained person who pretends to be a physician and who dispenses medical advice
  • noun the harsh sound of a duck

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trickster

  • noun someone who plays practical jokes on others
    cut-up; prankster; tricker; practical joker; hoaxer.
  • noun someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    slicker; beguiler; cheat; deceiver; cheater.

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drug

  • noun a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
  • verb administer a drug to
    dose.
    • They drugged the kidnapped tourist

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medical_specialty

  • noun the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    medicine.

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cod

  • noun the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    pod; seedcase.
  • noun lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
    codfish.

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con

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

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jenner

  • noun English physician who pioneered vaccination; Jenner inoculated people with small amounts of cowpox to prevent them from getting smallpox (1749-1823)
    Edward Jenner.

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beguiler

  • noun someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    slicker; trickster; cheat; deceiver; cheater.
  • noun a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness)
    charmer.

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sweet

  • noun a dish served as the last course of a meal
    dessert; afters.
  • noun English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
    Henry Sweet.

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front_man

  • noun a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
    figurehead; straw man; nominal head; front; strawman.

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craniologist

  • noun someone who claims to be able to read your character from the shape of your skull
    phrenologist.

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jugglery

  • noun artful trickery designed to achieve an end
    • the senator's tax program was mere jugglery
  • noun the performance of a juggler

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card_sharp

  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    card sharper; sharpy; sharper; card shark; cardsharp; cardsharper; sharpie.

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trickery

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    hanky panky; skulduggery; slickness; jiggery-pokery; hocus-pocus; skullduggery.
  • noun the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
    chicanery; chicane; wile; shenanigan; guile.

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shammer

  • noun someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity
    malingerer; skulker.
  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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prevaricator

  • noun a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly
    liar.

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roper

  • noun a decoy who lures customers into a gambling establishment (especially one with a fixed game)
  • noun a cowboy who uses a lasso to rope cattle or horses

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storyteller

  • noun someone who tells a story
    narrator; teller.
  • noun someone who tells lies
    fibber; fabricator.

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averroes

  • noun Arabian philosopher born in Spain; wrote detailed commentaries on Aristotle that were admired by the Schoolmen (1126-1198)
    Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-Roshd; ibn-Roshd.

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burrill_bernard_crohn

  • noun United States physician who specialized in diseases of the intestines; he was the first to describe regional ileitis which is now known as Crohn's disease (1884-1983)
    Crohn.

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quackery

  • noun medical practice and advice based on observation and experience in ignorance of scientific findings
    empiricism.
  • noun the dishonesty of a charlatan
    charlatanism.

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sir_james_young_simpson

  • noun Scottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870)
    Simpson.

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medical_specialist

  • noun practices one branch of medicine
    specialist.

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card_shark

  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    card sharper; sharpy; sharper; cardsharp; cardsharper; card sharp; sharpie.

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gouger

  • noun an attacker who gouges out the antagonist's eye
  • noun a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
    chiseller; chiseler; defrauder; swindler; scammer; grifter.

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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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fibber

  • noun someone who tells lies
    fabricator; storyteller.

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thomas_sydenham

  • noun English physician (1624-1689)
    Sydenham; English Hippocrates.

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sweet_talker

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothie; smoothy; charmer.

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general_practitioner

  • noun a physician who is not a specialist but treats all illnesses
    GP.

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comic_opera

  • noun opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
    bouffe; opera comique; opera bouffe.

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bull

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

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shaft

  • noun a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    gibe; shot; dig; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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chicanery

  • noun the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
    trickery; chicane; wile; shenanigan; guile.

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mountebankery

The practices of a mountebank; quackery; boastful and vain pretenses.

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tartufe

  • noun a hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere)
    Tartuffe.

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ibn-sina

  • noun Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina; Avicenna.

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trick

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

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christiaan_eijkman

  • noun Dutch physician who discovered that beriberi is caused by a nutritional deficiency (1858-1930)
    Eijkman.

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medicinal

  • adjective satellite having the properties of medicine
    medicative.
    • medicative drugs
    • medicinal herbs
    • medicinal properties

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jacobs

  • noun English writer of macabre short stories (1863-1943)
    William Wymark Jacobs; W. W. Jacobs.
  • noun United States writer and critic of urban planning (born in 1916)
    Jane Jacobs.

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shoddy

  • noun reclaimed wool fiber
  • adjective satellite cheap and shoddy
    cheapjack; tawdry.
    • cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist

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resident

  • noun someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there
    occupier; occupant.
  • noun a physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital
    house physician; resident physician.
    • the resident was receiving special clinical training at the hospital

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faker

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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rig

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

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surcharge

  • noun an additional charge (as for items previously omitted or as a penalty for failure to exercise common caution or common skill)
  • verb charge an extra fee, as for a special service

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doctor

  • noun a licensed medical practitioner
    MD; medico; physician; doc; Dr..
    • I felt so bad I went to see my doctor
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a title conferred on 33 saints who distinguished themselves through the orthodoxy of their theological teaching
    Doctor of the Church.
    • the Doctors of the Church greatly influenced Christian thought down to the late Middle Ages

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patent

  • noun a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
    patent of invention.
  • noun an official document granting a right or privilege
    letters patent.

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decoy

  • noun a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
    steerer.
  • noun something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
    lure; bait.

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cardsharp

  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    card sharper; sharpy; sharper; card shark; cardsharper; card sharp; sharpie.

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cross

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

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wangle

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

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dealer

  • noun someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    trader; bargainer; monger.
  • noun a firm engaged in trading

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cardsharper

  • noun a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
    card sharper; sharpy; sharper; card shark; cardsharp; card sharp; sharpie.

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primary_care_physician

  • noun the physician who provides primary care
    • the primary care physician acts as a gatekeeper to the medical system

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straw_man

  • noun a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
    figurehead; nominal head; front; strawman; front man.
  • noun a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
    strawman.

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sham

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

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name_dropper

  • noun someone who pretends that famous people are his/her friends

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practice

  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    pattern.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern
  • noun systematic training by multiple repetitions
    recitation; practice session; drill; exercise.
    • practice makes perfect

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peculator

  • noun someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
    defalcator; embezzler.

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screw

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

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welsh

  • verb cheat by avoiding payment of a gambling debt
    welch.
  • noun a native or resident of Wales
    Welshman; Cymry; Cambrian.

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confidence_game

  • noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    bunko; bunco game; bunko game; sting; flimflam; con game; gyp; bunco; hustle; confidence trick; con.

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finagler

  • noun a deceiver who uses crafty misleading methods
    wangler.

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extern

  • noun a nonresident doctor or medical student; connected with a hospital but not living there
    medical extern.

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off

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

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barany

  • noun Austrian physician who developed a rotational method for testing the middle ear (1876-1936)
    Robert Barany.

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harry_f._klinefelter

  • noun United States physician who first described the XXY-syndrome (born in 1912)
    Klinefelter; Harry Fitch Kleinfelter.

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albert_schweitzer

  • noun French philosopher and physician and organist who spent most of his life as a medical missionary in Gabon (1875-1965)
    Schweitzer.

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salve

  • noun semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
    unction; ointment; balm; unguent.
  • noun anything that remedies or heals or soothes
    • he needed a salve for his conscience

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dose

  • noun a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
    dosage.
  • noun the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time
    dosage.

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lozier

  • noun United States physician who in 1863 founded a medical school for women (1813-1888)
    Clemence Sophia Harned Lozier.

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david_bruce

  • noun Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
    Bruce; Sir David Bruce.

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alternative

  • noun one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
    option; choice.
    • what option did I have?
    • there no other alternative
    • my only choice is to refuse
  • adjective satellite serving or used in place of another
    alternate; substitute.
    • an alternative plan

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slyboots

  • noun a shifty deceptive person
    dodger; fox.

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card_game

  • noun a game played with playing cards
    cards.

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empiricism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
    sensationalism; empiricist philosophy.
  • noun the application of empirical methods in any art or science

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straw

  • noun plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; husk; stalk; shuck.

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sawbones

  • noun a physician who specializes in surgery
    surgeon; operating surgeon.

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gastroenterologist

  • noun a physician who specializes in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract

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etienne-louis_arthur_fallot

  • noun French physician who described cardiac anomalies including Fallot's tetralogy (1850-1911)
    Fallot.

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erik_von_willebrand

  • noun Finnish physician who first described vascular hemophilia (1870-1949)
    E. A. von Willebrand; Erik Adolf von Willebrand; von Willebrand; Willebrand.

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game

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

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medical_extern

  • noun a nonresident doctor or medical student; connected with a hospital but not living there
    extern.

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rip

  • noun a dissolute man in fashionable society
    rake; rakehell; blood; roue; profligate.
  • noun an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
    tear; split; rent; snag.
    • there was a rip in his pants
    • she had snags in her stockings

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fortune

  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance
  • noun a large amount of wealth or prosperity

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double_cross

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

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sir_ronald_ross

  • noun British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857-1932)
    Ross.

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duck

  • noun small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
  • noun (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
    duck's egg.

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goldbrick

  • noun a soldier who performs his duties without proper care or effort
  • noun an idle worthless person
    no-account; good-for-naught; good-for-nothing; goof-off; ne'er-do-well.

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pseud

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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bartholin

  • noun Danish physician who discovered Bartholin's gland (1585-1629)
    Caspar Bartholin.

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veterinary

  • noun a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
    veterinary surgeon; vet; veterinarian.
  • adjective of or relating to veterinarians or veterinary medicine

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fox

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

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slick

  • noun a slippery smoothness
    slickness; slipperiness; slip.
    • he could feel the slickness of the tiller
  • noun a magazine printed on good quality paper
    glossy; slick magazine.

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fob

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

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shenanigan

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    mischief-making; rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; devilment; deviltry; devilry.
  • noun the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
    chicanery; trickery; chicane; wile; guile.

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snake_oil

  • noun (medicine) any of various liquids sold as medicine (as by a travelling medicine show) but medically worthless
  • noun communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
    humbug.

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whited_sepulcher

  • noun a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous
    whited sepulchre.

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pose

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    airs.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

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abul-walid_mohammed_ibn-ahmad_ibn-mohammed_ibn-roshd

  • noun Arabian philosopher born in Spain; wrote detailed commentaries on Aristotle that were admired by the Schoolmen (1126-1198)
    Averroes; ibn-Roshd.

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ibn-roshd

  • noun Arabian philosopher born in Spain; wrote detailed commentaries on Aristotle that were admired by the Schoolmen (1126-1198)
    Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-Roshd; Averroes.

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paperhanger

  • noun someone who passes bad checks or counterfeit paper money
  • noun one whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper
    paperer.

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aletta_jacobs

  • noun Dutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)
    Jacobs.

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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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con_artist

  • noun a swindler who exploits the confidence of his victim
    confidence man; con man.

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preventive_medicine

  • noun the branch of medicine concerned with preventing disease
    • the medical establishment doesn't profit from preventive medicine

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ananias

  • noun a habitual liar (after a New Testament character who was struck dead for lying)

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act

  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    enactment.
  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; human action.

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sir_david_bruce

  • noun Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
    Bruce; David Bruce.

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checkup

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    medical checkup; health check; medical examination; medical; medical exam.

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chiseler

  • noun a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud
    gouger; chiseller; defrauder; swindler; scammer; grifter.

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shaw

  • noun United States clarinetist and leader of a swing band (1910-2004)
    Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; Artie Shaw.
  • noun United States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885)
    Henry Wheeler Shaw; Josh Billings.

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sir_patrick_manson

  • noun Scottish physician who discovered that elephantiasis is spread by mosquitos and suggested that mosquitos also spread malaria (1844-1922)
    Manson.

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mountebankism

The practices of a mountebank; mountebankery.

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mountebankish

Like a mountebank or his quackery. Howell.

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gouge

  • noun an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
    ding; nick; dent.
  • noun and edge tool with a blade like a trough for cutting channels or grooves

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jockey

  • noun someone employed to ride horses in horse races
  • noun an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus
    • he's a truck jockey
    • a computer jockey
    • a disc jockey

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deception

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

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von_willebrand

  • noun Finnish physician who first described vascular hemophilia (1870-1949)
    E. A. von Willebrand; Erik Adolf von Willebrand; Willebrand; Erik von Willebrand.

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fast

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

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simpson

  • noun United States divorcee whose marriage to Edward VIII created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication
    Duchess of Windsor; Wallis Warfield Windsor; Mrs. Simpson; Wallis Warfield Simpson.
  • noun Scottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870)
    Sir James Young Simpson.

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steerer

  • noun the person who steers a ship
    helmsman; steersman.
  • noun a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
    decoy.

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defalcator

  • noun someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
    embezzler; peculator.

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head

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

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harry_fitch_kleinfelter

  • noun United States physician who first described the XXY-syndrome (born in 1912)
    Klinefelter; Harry F. Klinefelter.

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avicenna

  • noun Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina; ibn-Sina.

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health_check

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; medical examination; medical; medical exam.

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hypocrite

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    phoney; dissembler; phony; dissimulator; pretender.

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squeeze

  • noun the act of gripping and pressing firmly
    squeezing.
    • he gave her cheek a playful squeeze
  • noun a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
    liquidity crisis; credit crunch.

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fraud

  • noun intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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abu_ali_al-husain_ibn_abdallah_ibn_sina

  • noun Arabian physician and influential Islamic philosopher; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
    ibn-Sina; Avicenna.

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intern

  • noun an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)
    houseman; medical intern; interne.
  • verb deprive of freedom
    • During WW II, Japanese were interned in camps in the West

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veterinarian

  • noun a doctor who practices veterinary medicine
    veterinary surgeon; vet; veterinary.

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charmer

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothie; smoothy; sweet talker.
  • noun a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness)
    beguiler.

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charlatan

  • noun a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes
    mountebank.

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impersonator

  • noun someone who (fraudulently) assumes the appearance of another
    imitator.

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medication

  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicine; medicament; medicinal drug.
  • noun the act of treating with medicines or remedies

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sidestep

  • noun a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
  • verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    dodge; fudge; evade; parry; elude; skirt; duck; hedge; circumvent; put off.
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully

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general

  • noun a general officer of the highest rank
    full general.
  • noun the head of a religious order or congregation
    superior general.

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dissimulator

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; phoney; dissembler; phony; pretender.

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judas

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    St. Jude; Thaddaeus; Saint Jude; Jude.
  • noun (New Testament) the Apostle who betrayed Jesus to his enemies for 30 pieces of silver
    Judas Iscariot.

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check

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

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utterer

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; vocaliser.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun someone who circulates forged banknotes or counterfeit coins

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complementary_medicine

  • noun the practice of medicine that combines traditional medicine with alternative medicine

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allergist

  • noun a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies

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role

  • noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    function; part; office.
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    part; character; persona; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona

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forge

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

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nominal_head

  • noun a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
    figurehead; straw man; front; strawman; front man.

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flush

  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; bloom; heyday.
  • noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    rosiness; blush; bloom.

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herbal_medicine

  • noun a medicine made from plants and used to prevent or treat disease or promote health
  • noun the use of medicinal herbs to prevent or treat disease or promote health

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empiric

  • adjective relying on medical quackery
    empirical.
    • empiric treatment
  • adjective derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
    empirical.
    • an empirical basis for an ethical theory
    • empirical laws
    • empirical data
    • an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known

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mulct

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    fine; amercement.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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pretender

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; sham.
  • noun a claimant to the throne or to the office of ruler (usually without just title)

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slang

  • noun informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
    slang expression; slang term.
    • their speech was full of slang expressions
  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    patois; argot; cant; vernacular; jargon; lingo.
    • they don't speak our lingo

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pseudo

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.
  • adjective satellite (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
    • a pseudo esthete
    • pseudoclassic

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mimic

  • noun someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)
    mimicker.
  • verb imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect
    mime.
    • The actor mimicked the President very accurately

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cheater

  • noun someone who leads you to believe something that is not true
    slicker; trickster; beguiler; cheat; deceiver.

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