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naturalise (Also naturalises, naturalised, naturalising) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to naturalise

ramp_up

  • verb bolster or strengthen
    build up; build; work up.
    • We worked up courage
    • build up confidence
    • ramp up security in the airports

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ejaculate

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; seminal fluid; seed; cum; come.
  • verb utter impulsively
    blurt; blurt out; blunder out; blunder.
    • He blurted out the secret
    • He blundered his stupid ideas

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pardon

  • noun the act of excusing a mistake or offense
    forgiveness.
  • noun a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
    amnesty.

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sweetening

  • noun something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
    sweetener.
  • noun an improvement that makes something more agreeable
    enhancement.

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foul

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

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plump_out

  • verb depart suddenly
    • He plumped out of the house
  • verb make fat or plump
    fatten up; fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

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sleep

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

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hanging

  • noun decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
    wall hanging.
    • the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
  • noun a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    • in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment

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woody

  • adjective made of or containing or resembling wood
    • woody plants
    • perennial herbs with woody stems
    • a woody taste
  • adjective satellite abounding in trees
    arboreous; arboraceous; woodsy.
    • an arboreous landscape
    • violets in woodsy shady spots
    • a woody area near the highway

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intermingle

  • verb combine into one
    immingle; intermix; blend.
    • blend the nuts and raisins together
    • he blends in with the crowd
    • We don't intermingle much

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depressurise

  • verb decrease the pressure of
    depressurize; decompress.
    • depressurize the cabin in the air plane

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disoblige

  • verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    bother; inconvenience; incommode; discommode; trouble; put out.
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...
  • verb ignore someone's wishes

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oxidise

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

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violate

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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spin

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

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rouse

  • verb become active
    bestir.
    • He finally bestirred himself
  • verb force or drive out
    force out; rout out; drive out.
    • The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

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automatize

  • verb turn into an automaton
    automatise.
  • verb make automatic or control or operate automatically
    automatise; automate.
    • automatize the production
    • automate the movement of the robot

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japanese_varnish_tree

  • noun small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained
    Japanese sumac; varnish tree; lacquer tree; Rhus verniciflua; Toxicodendron vernicifluum; Chinese lacquer tree; Japanese lacquer tree.
  • noun deciduous tree widely grown in southern United States as an ornamental for its handsome maplelike foliage and long racemes of yellow-green flowers followed by curious leaflike pods
    phoenix tree; Firmiana simplex; Chinese parasol tree; Chinese parasol.

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daze

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    shock; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    haze; fog.

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sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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angulate

  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angular.

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sexualise

  • verb make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to
    sexualize.
    • The god was sexualized and married to another god
    • Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender

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denationalise

  • verb put under private control or ownership
    denationalize.
    • The steel industry was denationalized

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lure

  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    come-on; enticement.
  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; bait; sweetener; hook.

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blistering

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

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masculinize

  • verb give a masculine appearance or character to
    • Fashion designers have masculinized women's looks in the 1990s
  • verb produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy
    masculinise; virilise; virilize.
    • the drugs masculinized the teenage girl

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void

  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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nebraska_fern

  • noun large branching biennial herb native to Eurasia and Africa and adventive in North America having large fernlike leaves and white flowers; usually found in damp habitats; all parts extremely poisonous
    poison parsley; poison hemlock; hemlock; Conium maculatum; California fern; winter fern.

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distort

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; garble.
  • verb form into a spiral shape
    twist; twine.
    • The cord is all twisted

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pigment

  • noun dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
  • noun any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color

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redact

  • noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  • verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language

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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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cut_down

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    slash.

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embroider

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

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disturb

  • verb move deeply
    upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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stun

  • verb make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
    stupefy.
    • stun fish
  • verb hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag
    sandbag.

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naturalise

  • verb adopt to another place
    naturalize.
    • The stories had become naturalized into an American setting
  • verb make more natural or lifelike
    naturalize.

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enhance

  • verb increase
    heighten; raise.
    • This will enhance your enjoyment
    • heighten the tension
  • verb make better or more attractive
    • This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat

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fluoridise

  • verb subject to fluoridation; treat with fluoride
    fluoridize; fluoridate.
    • fluoridized water
    • fluoridize the teeth of children

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steam_clean

  • verb clean by means of steaming
    steam.
    • steam-clean the upholstered sofa

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ornamental

  • noun any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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force

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

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speck

  • noun a very small spot
    pinpoint.
    • the plane was just a speck in the sky
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    particle; atom; molecule; corpuscle; mote.

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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louden

  • verb become louder
    • The room loudened considerably
  • verb cause to become loud

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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tenderise

  • verb make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
    tender; tenderize.
    • tenderize meat

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japanese_lacquer_tree

  • noun small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained
    Japanese sumac; varnish tree; lacquer tree; Rhus verniciflua; Toxicodendron vernicifluum; Chinese lacquer tree; Japanese varnish tree.

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homologize

  • verb be homologous
    • A person's arms homologize with a quadruped's forelimbs
  • verb make homologous
    homologise.

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channelize

  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; manoeuver; steer.
  • verb make a channel for; provide with a channel
    channelise.
    • channelize the country for better transportation

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even

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

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keratinise

  • verb convert into keratin
    keratinize.
  • verb become horny and impregnated with keratin
    keratinize.

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hide

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

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worsen

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

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revolutionize

  • verb change radically
    overturn; revolutionise.
    • E-mail revolutionized communication in academe
  • verb overthrow by a revolution, of governments

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poison

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

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plump_in

  • verb arrive suddenly and unannounced
    • He plumped in on a Sunday morning

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blur

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

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jaundice

  • noun yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia
    icterus.
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; bitterness; acerbity; thorniness.

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markweed

  • noun climbing plant common in eastern and central United States with ternate leaves and greenish flowers followed by white berries; yields an irritating oil that causes a rash on contact
    poison mercury; poison oak; poison ivy; Toxicodendron radicans; Rhus radicans.

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cut_back

  • verb return in time
    flash back.
    • the film cut back to an earlier event in the story
  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

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herb

  • noun a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
    herbaceous plant.
  • noun aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities

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acidify

  • verb make sour or more sour
    sour; acetify; acidulate.
  • verb turn acidic
    acetify.
    • the solution acetified

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endanger

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

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ventilate

  • verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    vent; air out; air.
    • air the old winter clothes
    • air out the smoke-filled rooms
  • verb expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
    • Wheat should be well ventilated

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dogwood

  • noun a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers
    dogwood tree; cornel.
  • noun hard tough wood of any dogwood of the genus Cornus; resembles boxwood

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verbify

  • verb make into a verb
    • 'mouse' has been verbified by computer users

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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dry

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

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prostrate

  • verb get into a prostrate position, as in submission
    bow down.
  • verb render helpless or defenseless
    • They prostrated the enemy

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deodorize

  • verb eliminate the odor from
    deodorise; deodourise.
    • This stick will deodorize your armpits

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clarify

  • verb make clear and (more) comprehensible
    elucidate; clear up.
    • clarify the mystery surrounding her death
  • verb make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating
    • clarify the butter
    • clarify beer

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elaborate

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • The bee elaborates honey

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culminate

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

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step_down

  • verb give up or retire from a position
    quit; leave office; resign.
    • The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month
    • The chairman resigned over the financial scandal
  • verb reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
    de-escalate; weaken.
    • de-escalate a crisis

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lignify

  • verb convert into wood or cause to become woody

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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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alchemise

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemize.

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military

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

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unweave

  • verb undo strands that have been woven together

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secure

  • verb get by special effort
    procure.
    • He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed
  • verb cause to be firmly attached
    fasten; fix.
    • fasten the lock onto the door
    • she fixed her gaze on the man

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put_together

  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; set up; tack; assemble; piece.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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dehumanize

  • verb deprive of human qualities
    dehumanise.
    • Life in poverty has dehumanized them
  • verb make mechanical or routine
    dehumanise.

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lengthen

  • verb make longer
    • Lengthen this skirt, please
  • verb become long or longer
    • In Spring, the days lengthen

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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federalize

  • verb unite on a federal basis or band together as a league
    federate; federalise.
    • The country was federated after the civil war
  • verb put under the control and authority of a federal government
    federalise.

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pot_plant

  • noun a plant suitable for growing in a flowerpot (especially indoors)

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clear_out

  • verb move out and leave nothing behind
  • verb clear out the chest and lungs
    expectorate; drive out.
    • This drug expectorates quickly

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perennate

  • verb survive from season to season, of plants

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landscape

  • noun an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
  • noun painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery

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make_pure

  • verb remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    purify; sublimate; distill.
    • purify the water

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overheat

  • verb get excessively and undesirably hot
    • The car engines overheated
  • verb make excessively or undesirably hot
    • The room was overheated

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browse

  • noun vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat
    • a deer needs to eat twenty pounds of browse every day
  • noun reading superficially or at random
    browsing.

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dissonate

  • verb be dissonant or harsh
    • The violins in this piece dissonated disturbingly
  • verb cause to sound harsh and unpleasant
    disharmonize.

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embrangle

  • verb make more complicated or confused through entanglements
    snarl; snarl up.

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pigeonhole

  • noun a specific (often simplistic) category
  • noun a small compartment
    cubbyhole.

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lessening

  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; decrease.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease; lessen.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper

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rationalise

  • verb structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
    rationalize.
    • We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits
  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    rationalize; apologise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success

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muck_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement
  • verb soil with mud, muck, or mire
    muck; mire; mud.
    • The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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calm

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

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recommend

  • verb push for something
    urge; advocate.
    • The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day
  • verb express a good opinion of
    commend.

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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vegetate

  • verb lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind
  • verb establish vegetation on
    • They vegetated the hills behind their house

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breathe

  • verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    respire; take a breath; suspire.
    • I can breathe better when the air is clean
    • The patient is respiring
  • verb be alive
    • Every creature that breathes

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vascularise

  • verb become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids
    vascularize.
    • The egg yolk vascularized
  • verb make vascular
    vascularize.
    • the yolk sac is gradually vascularized

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slam-dunk

  • verb make a forceful move against
    • the electronic travel market is slam-dunking traditional travel agencies
  • verb make a slam dunk; shoot a basketball in a slam dunk

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planktonic_algae

  • noun unicellular algae

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womanize

  • verb have amorous affairs; of men
    philander; womanise.
    • He has been womanizing for years
  • verb to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to
    effeminise; effeminize; feminize; feminise.
    • This hairdo feminizes the man

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expose

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

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bilge

  • noun water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
    bilge water.
  • noun where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom

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hurt

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

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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deciduous

  • adjective (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season
  • adjective satellite (of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth
    • deciduous teeth

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warm

  • verb get warm or warmer
    warm up.
    • The soup warmed slowly on the stove
  • verb make warm or warmer
    • The blanket will warm you

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hydrolise

  • verb make a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis
    hydrolize.

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undergird

  • verb lend moral support to
  • verb make secure underneath
    brace up.
    • undergird the ship

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complexify

  • verb have or develop complicating consequences
    ramify.
    • These actions will ramify
  • verb make complex
    • he unnecessarily complexified every problem

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sparge

  • noun the act of sprinkling or splashing water
    sprinkling; sprinkle.
    • baptized with a sprinkling of holy water
    • a sparge of warm water over the malt
  • verb agitate by introducing air or compressed gas
    • sparge the water

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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stigmatise

  • verb to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
    brand; stigmatize; denounce; mark.
    • He denounced the government action
    • She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock
  • verb mark with a stigma or stigmata
    stigmatize.
    • They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress

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archaise

  • verb give an archaic appearance of character to
    archaize.
    • archaized craftwork

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gear_up

  • verb make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    set; prepare; fix; set up; ready.
    • Get the children ready for school!
    • prepare for war
    • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

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christmas_holly

  • noun an evergreen tree
    American holly.

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debark

  • verb go ashore
    disembark; set down.
    • The passengers disembarked at Southampton

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sweeten

  • verb make sweeter in taste
    dulcify; edulcorate; dulcorate.
  • verb make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable
    • sweeten a deal

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work

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

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install

  • verb set up for use
    instal; set up; put in.
    • install the washer and dryer
    • We put in a new sink
  • verb put into an office or a position
    instal.
    • the new president was installed immediately after the election

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blooming

  • noun the organic process of bearing flowers
    bloom.
    • you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed
  • verb produce or yield flowers
    blossom; flower; bloom.
    • The cherry tree bloomed

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urbanise

  • verb impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon
    urbanize.
    • Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them
  • verb make more industrial or city-like
    urbanize.
    • The area was urbanized after many people moved in

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endow

  • verb give qualities or abilities to
    endue; gift; invest; empower; indue.
  • verb furnish with an endowment
    dower.
    • When she got married, she got dowered

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scavenge

  • verb clean refuse from
    • Scavenge a street
  • verb collect discarded or refused material
    salvage.
    • She scavenged the garbage cans for food

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decorative

  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    ornamental; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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loosen

  • verb make loose or looser
    loose.
    • loosen the tension on a rope
  • verb make less severe or strict
    relax.
    • The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught

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pollute

  • verb make impure
    foul; contaminate.
    • The industrial wastes polluted the lake

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snakeroot

  • noun a plant of the genus Sanicula having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers in panicled umbels followed by bristly fruit; reputed to have healing powers
    sanicle.
  • noun any of various North American plants of the genus Liatris having racemes or panicles of small discoid flower heads
    blazing star; button snakeroot; gayfeather; gay-feather.

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lifehack

  • verb make one's day-to-day activities more efficient

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slenderize

  • verb make slender or appear to be slender
    slenderise.
    • slenderizing skirts
  • verb take off weight
    slim; melt off; reduce; slim down; lose weight; thin.

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mesophytic

  • adjective satellite being or growing in or adapted to a moderately moist environment
    • mesophytic habitats
    • mesophytic plants

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impair

  • verb make worse or less effective
    • His vision was impaired
  • verb make imperfect
    mar; deflower; vitiate; spoil.
    • nothing marred her beauty

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degenerate

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

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jumble

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    welter; muddle; smother; clutter; mare's nest; fuddle.
  • noun small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie
    jumbal.

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freshen

  • verb make (to feel) fresh
    refresh.
    • The cool water refreshed us
  • verb become or make oneself fresh again
    refreshen; refresh; freshen up.
    • She freshened up after the tennis game

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aging

  • noun acquiring desirable qualities by being left undisturbed for some time
    ripening; ageing.
  • noun the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age
    senescence; ageing.

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end

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

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strop

  • noun a leather strap used to sharpen razors
  • verb sharpen on a strop
    • strop razors

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farce

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    travesty; farce comedy.
  • noun mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
    forcemeat.

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turn

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

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provide

  • verb give something useful or necessary to
    furnish; render; supply.
    • We provided the room with an electrical heater
  • verb give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
    cater; ply; supply.
    • The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

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dimple

  • noun a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached
    dimpled chad; pregnant chad.
  • noun any slight depression in a surface
    • there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball

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damage

  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    harm; impairment.
  • noun loss of military equipment
    equipment casualty.

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eternalise

  • verb make famous forever
    immortalize; eternalize; eternize; eternise; immortalise.
    • This melody immortalized its composer

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hop

  • noun the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
  • noun twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
    hops.

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beach

  • noun an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
  • verb land on a beach
    • the ship beached near the port

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finalise

  • verb make final; put the last touches on; put into final form
    nail down; settle; finalize.
    • let's finalize the proposal

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bedight

  • verb decorate
    bedeck; deck.
    • deck the halls with holly

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moisten

  • verb make moist
    wash; dampen.
    • The dew moistened the meadows
  • verb moisten with fine drops
    drizzle.
    • drizzle the meat with melted butter

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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mess

  • noun a state of confusion and disorderliness
    messiness; muss; mussiness.
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; fix; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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lag

  • noun the act of slowing down or falling behind
    retardation; slowdown.
  • noun the time between one event, process, or period and another
    meantime; interim; meanwhile.
    • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

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processing

  • noun preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
    • the processing of newly arrived immigrants
    • the processing of ore to obtain minerals
  • verb subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
    process; treat.
    • process cheese
    • process hair
    • treat the water so it can be drunk
    • treat the lawn with chemicals
    • treat an oil spill

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sulfate

  • noun a salt or ester of sulphuric acid
    sulphate.
  • verb convert into a sulfate

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whittle

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

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lot

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • noun a parcel of land having fixed boundaries
    • he bought a lot on the lake

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lay

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    ballad.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    ballad.

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law

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

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mercantile_law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    law merchant; commercial law.

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parallel

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

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saxicolous_plant

  • noun plants growing among rocks
    rupestral plant; rupestrine plant; rupicolous plant.

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field_crop

  • noun a crop (other than fruits or vegetables) that is grown for agricultural purposes
    • cotton, hay, and grain are field crops

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fecundate

  • verb make fertile or productive
    fertilize; fertilise.
    • The course fertilized her imagination
  • verb introduce semen into (a female)
    fertilize; fertilise; inseminate.

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alienate

  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; disaffect; estrange.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious
  • verb transfer property or ownership
    alien.
    • The will aliened the property to the heirs

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do_the_dishes

  • verb wash dishes
    wash up.
    • I cook and my husband washes up after dinner

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devilize

  • verb turn into a devil or make devilish
    diabolize; diabolise; devilise.
    • Man devilized by war

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purging

  • noun an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    purge.
  • noun the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    purge; purgation.

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sensitizing

  • noun rendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections
    sensitisation; sensitization; sensitising.
  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilise; sensibilize; sensitize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

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incrust

  • verb decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)
    beset; encrust.
  • verb cover or coat with a crust
    encrust.

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deform

  • verb make formless
    • the heat deformed the plastic sculpture
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    wring; distort; contort.

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deck

  • noun any of various platforms built into a vessel
  • noun street name for a packet of illegal drugs

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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dulcify

  • verb make sweeter in taste
    sweeten; edulcorate; dulcorate.

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vary

  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    alter; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season
  • verb be at variance with; be out of line with
    depart; deviate; diverge.

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fortify

  • verb make strong or stronger
    strengthen; beef up.
    • This exercise will strengthen your upper body
    • strengthen the relations between the two countries
  • verb enclose by or as if by a fortification
    fort.

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strangle

  • verb kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    strangulate; throttle.
    • he tried to strangle his opponent
    • A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; stifle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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activating

  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activation.
  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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digest

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

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estrange

  • verb remove from customary environment or associations
    • years of boarding school estranged the child from her home
  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; disaffect; alienate.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

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fit

  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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nonflowering_plant

  • noun plants having vascular tissue and reproducing by spores
    pteridophyte.

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fix

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

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law_merchant

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; commercial law.

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better

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

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plasticise

  • verb become plastic, as by having a plasticizer added
    plasticize.
  • verb make plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer
    plasticize.
    • plasticized PVC

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take_in

  • verb provide with shelter
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; dupe; 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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fin

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
    quintet; quintuplet; quint; Little Phoebe; cinque; fivesome; 5; Phoebe; V; five; pentad.
  • noun one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
    tail fin; tailfin.

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belly

  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    venter; stomach; abdomen.
  • noun a protruding abdomen
    paunch.

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undercut

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

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glorify

  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    exalt; extol; laud; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking
  • verb bestow glory upon
    • The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic

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animize

  • verb give lifelike qualities to
    animate; animise.
    • animated cartoons

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enrich

  • verb make better or improve in quality
    • The experience enriched her understanding
    • enriched foods
  • verb make wealthy or richer
    • the oil boom enriched a lot of local people

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indurate

  • verb become fixed or established
    • indurated customs
  • verb make hard or harder
    harden.
    • The cold hardened the butter

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demythologize

  • verb remove the mythical element from (writings)
    demythologise.
    • the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value

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break

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

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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bream

  • noun flesh of various freshwater fishes of North America or of Europe
    freshwater bream.
  • noun flesh of any of various saltwater fishes of the family Sparidae or the family Bramidae
    sea bream.

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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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interrupt

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

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silver

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

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unsubstantialise

  • verb render immaterial or incorporeal
    immaterialize; immaterialise; unsubstantialize.

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crock

  • noun a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
    smut; soot; lampblack; carbon black.
  • noun nonsense; foolish talk
    • that's a crock

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debut

  • noun the act of beginning something new
    unveiling; introduction; entry; first appearance; launching.
    • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line
  • noun the presentation of a debutante in society

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dinge

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

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constitutionalise

  • verb incorporate into a constitution, make constitutional
    constitutionalize.
    • A woman's right to an abortion was constitutionalized in the 1970's

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filling

  • noun any material that fills a space or container
    fill.
    • there was not enough fill for the trench
  • noun flow into something (as a container)

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truncate

  • verb replace a corner by a plane
  • verb approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one
    • truncate a series

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crystalize

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

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bond

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

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consolidate

  • verb unite into one
    • The companies consolidated
  • verb make firm or secure; strengthen
    • consolidate one's gains
    • consolidate one's hold on first place

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unscrew

  • verb loosen something by unscrewing it
    • unscrew the outlet plate
  • verb loosen by turning
    • unscrew the bottle cap

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ameliorate

  • verb to make better
    better; amend; meliorate; improve.
    • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes
  • verb get better
    better; meliorate; improve.
    • The weather improved toward evening

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dibble

  • noun a wooden hand tool with a pointed end; used to make holes in the ground for planting seeds or bulbs
    dibber.
  • verb plant with a wooden hand tool
    • dibble Spring bulbs

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depress

  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
  • verb lower (prices or markets)
    • The glut of oil depressed gas prices

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schematise

  • verb give conventional form to
    schematize.
    • some art forms schematise designs into geometrical patterns

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velvet

  • noun a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back
  • adjective satellite smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste
    velvety; velvet-textured.

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sorcerize

  • verb transform or change by means of sorcery
    sorcerise.

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devitrify

  • verb become crystalline
  • verb make (glassy materials) brittle or opaque

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content

  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    message; substance; subject matter.

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re

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

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make_grow

  • verb cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
    develop.
    • The perfect climate here develops the grain
    • He developed a new kind of apple

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adapt

  • verb make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
    accommodate.
    • Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country
  • verb adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
    conform; adjust.
    • We must adjust to the bad economic situation

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humify

  • verb convert (plant remains) into humus

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surprise

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

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cormous_plant

  • noun plant growing from a corm

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grease

  • noun a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
    lubricating oil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    filth; dirt; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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turning

  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turn.
    • he took a turn to the right
  • noun act of changing in practice or custom
    • the law took many turnings over the years

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kohleria

  • noun shrubby herb cultivated for their soft velvety foliage and showy scarlet flowers

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dodder

  • noun a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria
  • verb walk unsteadily
    totter; waddle; paddle; coggle; toddle.
    • small children toddle

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bestow

  • verb present
    confer.
    • The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated
    • bestow an honor on someone
  • verb give as a gift

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abate

  • verb make less active or intense
    slake; slack.
  • verb become less in amount or intensity
    die away; slack off; slack; let up.
    • The storm abated
    • The rain let up after a few hours

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mutilate

  • verb destroy or injure severely
    mangle; cut up.
    • The madman mutilates art work
  • verb alter so as to make unrecognizable
    murder; mangle.
    • The tourists murdered the French language

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fret

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

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drench

  • verb drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
    swamp.
    • The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor
  • verb force to drink

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nitrify

  • verb convert into nitric acid, nitrous acid, or nitrate, especially with the action of nitrobacteria
  • verb treat with nitrogen or a nitrogen compound
    nitrogenise; nitrogenize.

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slack_up

  • verb make less active or fast
    slack; slacken; relax.
    • He slackened his pace as he got tired
    • Don't relax your efforts now

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lour

  • verb set lower
    lower.
    • lower a rating
    • lower expectations
  • verb make lower or quieter
    lower; turn down.
    • turn down the volume of a radio

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baneberry

  • noun a poisonous berry of a plant of the genus Actaea
  • noun a plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berries
    cohosh; herb Christopher.

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rupestrine_plant

  • noun plants growing among rocks
    rupestral plant; saxicolous plant; rupicolous plant.

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cover_crop

  • noun crop planted to prevent soil erosion and provide green manure

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attune

  • verb adjust or accustom to; bring into harmony with

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fill_out

  • verb write all the required information onto a form
    fill in; make out; complete.
    • fill out this questionnaire, please!
    • make out a form
  • verb make bigger or better or more complete
    round out.

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render

  • noun a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  • verb cause to become
    • The shot rendered her immobile

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snarl_up

  • verb make more complicated or confused through entanglements
    embrangle; snarl.

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sporulate

  • verb produce spores
    • plants sporulate
  • verb convert into spores

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superpose

  • verb place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
  • verb place on top of
    lay over; superimpose.
    • can you superimpose the two images?

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misplace

  • verb place (something) where one cannot find it again
    mislay; lose.
    • I misplaced my eyeglasses
  • verb place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position
    • misplaced modifiers

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hearing

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

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restrict

  • verb place restrictions on
    curtail; curb; cut back.
    • curtail drinking in school
  • verb place under restrictions; limit access to
    • This substance is controlled

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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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seed_plant

  • noun plant that reproduces by means of seeds not spores
    spermatophyte; phanerogam.

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sober

  • verb cause to become sober
    • A sobering thought
  • verb become more realistic
    sober up.
    • After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up

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disembark

  • verb go ashore
    set down; debark.
    • The passengers disembarked at Southampton

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illustrate

  • verb clarify by giving an example of
    exemplify; instance.
  • verb depict with an illustration

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mercury

  • noun a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
    quicksilver; Hg; atomic number 80; hydrargyrum.
  • noun (Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes

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islamic_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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debase

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
    alloy.

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air-condition

  • verb control the humidity and temperature of
    • The room was cool because it had been air-conditioned
  • verb equip with an apparatus for controlling the humidity and temperature
    air-cool.
    • Our house is not air-conditioned

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top

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

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master

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

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archaize

  • verb give an archaic appearance of character to
    archaise.
    • archaized craftwork

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batten_down

  • verb furnish with battens
    batten; secure.
    • batten ships

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inflate

  • verb exaggerate or make bigger
    blow up; expand; amplify.
    • The charges were inflated
  • verb fill with gas or air
    blow up.
    • inflate a balloons

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bitter

  • noun English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
  • noun the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
    bitterness.

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filibuster

  • noun a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
    filibusterer.
  • noun (law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

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efface

  • verb remove completely from recognition or memory
    obliterate.
    • efface the memory of the time in the camps
  • verb make inconspicuous
    • efface oneself

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lacquer_tree

  • noun small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained
    Japanese sumac; varnish tree; Rhus verniciflua; Toxicodendron vernicifluum; Chinese lacquer tree; Japanese varnish tree; Japanese lacquer tree.

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decentralize

  • verb make less central
    decentralise; deconcentrate.
    • After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized

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rivina_humilis

  • noun bushy houseplant having white to pale pink flowers followed by racemes of scarlet berries; tropical Americas
    rougeberry; bloodberry; rouge plant; blood berry.

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stake

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

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embellish

  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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tee

  • noun the starting place for each hole on a golf course
    teeing ground.
    • they were waiting on the first tee
  • noun support holding a football on end and above the ground preparatory to the kickoff
    football tee.

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woody_plant

  • noun a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
    ligneous plant.

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tack_together

  • verb create by putting components or members together
    set up; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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desert_plant

  • noun plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water; compare hydrophyte and mesophyte
    xerophytic plant; xerophile; xerophilous plant; xerophyte.

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western

  • noun a sandwich made from a western omelet
    western sandwich.
  • noun a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
    horse opera.

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sulphur

  • noun an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
    sulfur; S; atomic number 16.
  • verb treat with sulphur in order to preserve
    sulfur.
    • These dried fruits are sulphured

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white

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

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gelatinize

  • verb coat with gelatin
  • verb become gelatinous or change into a jelly
    gelatinise.
    • the starch gelatinized when it was heated

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peril

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

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fatten_up

  • verb make fat or plump
    fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

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tree

  • noun a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • noun a figure that branches from a single root
    tree diagram.
    • genealogical tree

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zero

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; zip; nil; nada; nix; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it
  • noun a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    0; nought; cipher; cypher.

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nation

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; country; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the people who live in a nation or country
    country; land.
    • a statement that sums up the nation's mood
    • the news was announced to the nation
    • the whole country worshipped him

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iron

  • noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    atomic number 26; Fe.
  • noun a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

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espouse

  • verb choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    follow; adopt.
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; marry; conjoin; get married; hook up with.

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martial_law

  • noun the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law

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strangulate

  • verb kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    strangle; throttle.
    • he tried to strangle his opponent
    • A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes
  • verb constrict a hollow organ or vessel so as to stop the flow of blood or air

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hydrophyte

  • noun a plant that grows partly or wholly in water whether rooted in the mud, as a lotus, or floating without anchorage, as the water hyacinth
    water plant; hydrophytic plant; aquatic plant.

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barbarize

  • verb become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language
    barbarise.
  • verb make crude or savage in behavior or speech
    barbarise.
    • his years in prison have barbarized the young man

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quench

  • verb satisfy (thirst)
    allay; slake; assuage.
    • The cold water quenched his thirst
  • verb put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
    snuff out; blow out; extinguish.
    • Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained
    • quench the flames
    • snuff out the candles

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unbrace

  • verb undo the ties of
    untie; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner
  • verb remove from tension

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ginger

  • noun perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
  • noun dried ground gingerroot
    powdered ginger.

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cause_to_sleep

  • verb make fall asle