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gatekeeper

  • noun someone who controls access to something
    • there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief
  • noun someone who guards an entrance
    ostiary; door guard; doorkeeper; doorman; porter; hall porter.

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e._o._wilson

  • noun United States entomologist who has generalized from social insects to other animals including humans (born in 1929)
    Wilson; Edward Osborne Wilson.

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magnetic

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

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dynamic

  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    dynamical.
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

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dynasty

  • noun a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family

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team_spirit

  • noun the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed
    esprit de corps; morale.

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asian

Of or pertaining to Asia; Asiatic. "Asian princes." Jer. Taylor. -- n. An Asiatic.

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oxygenation

  • noun the process of providing or combining or treating with oxygen
    • the oxygenation of the blood

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minuscule

  • noun the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
    lowercase; small letter; lower-case letter.
  • noun a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts

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aggression

  • noun a disposition to behave aggressively
  • noun a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
    aggressiveness.

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mammalian

  • noun any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
    mammal.
  • adjective of or relating to the class Mammalia

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buddy

  • noun a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
    crony; sidekick; chum; brother; pal.

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clubbish

  • adjective satellite effusively sociable
    clubby.
    • a clubbish set
    • we got rather clubby

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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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inhospitality

  • noun unkind and inconsiderate welcome
    • he was taken aback by such inhospitality

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batholith

  • noun large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
    plutonic rock; batholite; pluton.

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originality

  • noun the ability to think and act independently
  • noun the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

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economic_system

  • noun the system of production and distribution and consumption
    economy.

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opener

  • noun the first event in a series
    • she played Chopin for her opener
    • the season's opener was a game against the Yankees
  • noun a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
    undoer; untier; unfastener.
    • children are talented undoers of their shoelaces

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chill

  • noun coldness due to a cold environment
    iciness; gelidity.
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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saver

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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divergent

  • adjective satellite diverging from another or from a standard
    • a divergent opinion
  • adjective tending to move apart in different directions
    diverging.

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harshness

  • noun the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
    abrasiveness; scratchiness.
  • noun the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
    roughness.

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nonresident

  • noun someone who does not live in a particular place
    • described by an admiring nonresident as a green and pleasant land
  • adjective not living in a particular place or owned by permanent residents
    • nonresident students who commute to classes
    • nonresident real estate

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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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risk

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

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geology

  • noun a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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blanket

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

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regional

  • adjective characteristic of a region
    • regional flora
  • adjective satellite related or limited to a particular region
    • a regional dialect

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phylum_porifera

  • noun coextensive with the subkingdom Parazoa: sponges
    Porifera.

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replication

  • noun the act of making copies
    reproduction.
    • Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient
  • noun (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division

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uncongenial

  • adjective not suitable to your tastes or needs
    incompatible.
    • the uncongenial roommates were always fighting
    • the task was uncongenial to one sensitive to rebuffs
  • adjective satellite very unfavorable to life or growth
    unfriendly; hostile.
    • a hostile climate
    • an uncongenial atmosphere
    • an uncongenial soil
    • the unfriendly environment at high altitudes

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gratification

  • noun state of being gratified or satisfied
    satisfaction.
    • dull repetitious work gives no gratification
    • to my immense gratification he arrived on time
  • noun the act or an instance of satisfying

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microbe

  • noun a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use
    bug; germ.

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encounter

  • noun a minor short-term fight
    skirmish; brush; clash.
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
    meeting.
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway

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waverer

  • noun one who hesitates (usually out of fear)
    hesitater; hesitator; vacillator.

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school

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

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irresoluteness

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

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risible

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

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waldo

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cause

  • noun events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • noun a justification for something existing or happening
    reason; grounds.
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice

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loneliness

  • noun the state of being alone in solitary isolation
    solitariness.
  • noun sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
    forlornness; desolation.

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phase

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    stage.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
    form.
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

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remoteness

  • noun the property of being remote
    farawayness; farness.
  • noun a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
    withdrawnness; aloofness; standoffishness.

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inutility

  • noun the quality of having no practical use
    unusefulness; uselessness.

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hypermasculinity

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herbivore

  • noun any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants
    • horses are herbivores
    • the sauropod dinosaurs were apparently herbivores

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naturalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms without recourse to spiritual or supernatural explanations
  • noun an artistic movement in 19th century France; artists and writers strove for detailed realistic and factual description
    realism.

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-ive

An adjective suffix signifying relating or belonging to, of the nature of, tending to; as affirmative, active, conclusive, corrective, diminutive.

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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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unknown_quantity

  • noun a factor in a given situation whose bearing and importance is not apparent; he's still an unknown quantity"
    • I don't know what the new man will do
  • noun a variable whose values are solutions of an equation
    unknown.

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heat_energy

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat.

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second

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

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naturism

  • noun going without clothes as a social practice
    nudism.

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consenting

  • adjective satellite having given consent
    • consenting adults
  • verb give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
    consent; go for; accept.
    • I cannot accept your invitation
    • I go for this resolution

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buddy-buddy

  • adjective satellite (used informally) associated on close terms
    thick; chummy.
    • a close friend
    • the bartender was chummy with the regular customers
    • the two were thick as thieves for months

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inanimate

  • adjective belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things
    • the word `car' is inanimate
  • adjective not endowed with life
    nonliving; non-living.
    • the inorganic world is inanimate
    • inanimate objects

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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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understandability

  • noun the quality of comprehensible language or thought
    comprehensibility.

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inelegance

  • noun the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

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good_guy

  • noun any person who is on your side

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incompatible

  • adjective not compatible
    • incompatible personalities
    • incompatible colors
  • adjective used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
    antagonistic.

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chutzpa

  • noun (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity
    hutzpah; chutzpah.

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unskilled

  • adjective not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    • unskilled in the art of rhetoric
    • an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
    • unskilled labor
    • workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
    • unskilled workmanship
  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    amateurish; amateur; inexpert.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

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pragmatism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
  • noun the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth
    realism.

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crabby_person

  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crab.

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fossil

  • noun someone whose style is out of fashion
    fogey; dodo; fogy.
  • noun the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil

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conduct

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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millenarian

  • noun a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)
    millenarist; chiliast.
  • adjective relating to or believing in the millennium of peace and happiness
    chiliastic.

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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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arability

  • noun the quality of land that is appropriate for cultivation

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stern

  • noun the rear part of a ship
    poop; quarter; after part; tail.
  • noun United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
    Isaac Stern.

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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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stigmatist

  • noun a person whose body is marked by religious stigmata (such as marks resembling the wounds of the crucified Christ)
    stigmatic.

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hail-fellow-well-met

  • adjective satellite heartily friendly and congenial
    comradely; hail-fellow.

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drooler

  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    driveller; dribbler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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responsiveness

  • noun responsive to stimulation
    reactivity.
  • noun the quality of being responsive; reacting quickly; as a quality of people, it involves responding with emotion to people and events

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lithosphere

  • noun the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
    geosphere.

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meet

  • noun a meeting at which a number of athletic contests are held
    sports meeting.
  • verb come together
    see; come across; run into; run across; encounter.
    • I'll probably see you at the meeting
    • How nice to see you again!

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deposition

  • noun the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
    deposit.
  • noun (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office

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carrottop

  • noun someone who has red hair
    redhead; redheader; red-header.

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pursuer

  • noun a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture
    chaser.
    • always before he had been able to outwit his pursuers
  • noun a person who pursues some plan or goal
    • a pursuer of truth

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inheritable

  • adjective capable of being inherited
    heritable.
    • inheritable traits such as eye color
    • an inheritable title

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humility

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

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active

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

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moroseness

  • noun a gloomy ill-tempered feeling
    sullenness; glumness.
  • noun a sullen moody resentful disposition
    sulkiness; sullenness; sourness.

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noncompliant

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; baulker.
  • adjective boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    defiant.
    • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
    • a defiant attitude

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nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

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property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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tranquillizer

  • noun a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
    ataractic; tranquilizer; ataractic agent; antianxiety agent; tranquilliser; ataractic drug.

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study

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

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perinatal

  • adjective occurring during the period around birth (5 months before and 1 month after)
    • perinatal mortality
    • perinatal care

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foolishness

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

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controversy

  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; argument; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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tolerance

  • noun the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions
  • noun a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior
    permissiveness.

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ethane

  • noun a colorless odorless alkane gas used as fuel
    C2H6.

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range_animal

  • noun any animal that lives and grazes in the grassy open land of western North America (especially horses, cattle, sheep)

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exacting

  • adjective having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures
    fastidious.
    • fastidious microorganisms
    • certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements
  • verb claim as due or just
    exact; demand.
    • The bank demanded payment of the loan

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good-temperedness

  • noun a cheerful willingness to be obliging
    good-humouredness; good-humoredness; good-naturedness.

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changer

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

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blackbody

  • noun a hypothetical object capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it
    full radiator; black body.
    • a black body maintained at a constant temperature is a full radiator at that temperature because the radiation reaching and leaving it must be in equilibrium

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inhospitableness

  • noun the environmental condition in a region that lacks a favorable climate or terrain for life or growth
  • noun having an unfriendly and inhospitable disposition

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pruriency

  • noun feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
    lasciviousness; lubricity; prurience; carnality.

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spooky

  • adjective satellite unpredictably excitable (especially of horses)
    flighty; skittish; nervous.

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cloistered

  • adjective satellite of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows
    cloistral; monastical; monastic; conventual.
  • verb surround with a cloister, as of a garden
    cloister.

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