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unimaginative

  • adjective satellite deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention
    uninventive; sterile; uninspired.
    • a sterile ideology lacking in originality
    • unimaginative development of a musical theme
    • uninspired writing
  • adjective satellite dealing only with concrete facts

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unscientific

  • adjective not consistent with the methods or principles of science
    • an unscientific lack of objectivity

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mental_ability

  • noun the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
    capacity.

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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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scheming

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    conniving; calculative; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community
  • verb form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    scheme; intrigue; connive.

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inexpert

  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    unskilled; amateurish; amateur.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

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heart_and_soul

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

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forget

  • verb dismiss from the mind; stop remembering
    bury.
    • I tried to bury these unpleasant memories
  • verb be unable to remember
    blank out; block; draw a blank.
    • I'm drawing a blank
    • You are blocking the name of your first wife!

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psychopathic

  • adjective satellite suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder
    psychopathologic; psychopathological.

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isometric

  • noun a line connecting isometric points
    isometric line.
  • adjective related by an isometry

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docetism

  • noun the heretical doctrine (associated with the Gnostics) that Jesus had no human body and his sufferings and death on the cross were apparent rather than real

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wizardry

  • noun exceptional creative ability
    genius.

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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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lore

  • noun knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote
    traditional knowledge.
    • early peoples passed on plant and animal lore through legend

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worth

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

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categorisation

  • noun a group of people or things arranged by class or category
    categorization; classification.
  • noun the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
    categorization; sorting; classification.

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stipulate

  • verb specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    qualify; specify; condition.
    • The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
    • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
  • verb give a guarantee or promise of
    • They stipulated to release all the prisoners

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slow-wittedness

  • noun the quality of being mentally slow and limited
    dumbness; denseness.

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fractal

  • noun (mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry

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high_horse

  • noun an attitude of arrogant superiority
    • get off your high horse and admit you are wrong

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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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prize

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

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wooden

  • adjective satellite made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood
    • a wooden box
    • an ancient cart with wooden wheels
  • adjective satellite lacking ease or grace
    • the actor's performance was wooden
    • a wooden smile

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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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conceive

  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceptualize; conceptualise.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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isoclinic

  • adjective satellite having equal magnetic inclinations
    isoclinal.

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stereotypical

  • adjective satellite lacking spontaneity or originality or individuality
    stereotypic; stereotyped; unimaginative.
    • stereotyped phrases of condolence
    • even his profanity was unimaginative

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concise

  • adjective expressing much in few words
    • a concise explanation

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lustre

  • noun a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
    luster.
  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; brilliancy; splendor; luster.

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consistent

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable
    • testimony consistent with the known facts
    • I have decided that the course of conduct which I am following is consistent with my sense of responsibility as president in time of war"- FDR
  • adjective capable of being reproduced
    reproducible.
    • astonishingly reproducible results can be obtained

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direct

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

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formularise

  • verb express as a formula
    formularize.

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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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subordinate

  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    underling; foot soldier; subsidiary.
  • noun a word that is more specific than a given word
    hyponym; subordinate word.

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sterile

  • adjective incapable of reproducing
    unfertile; infertile.
    • an infertile couple
  • adjective satellite free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
    aseptic.
    • a sterile operating area
    • aseptic surgical instruments
    • aseptic surgical techniques

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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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hazy

  • adjective satellite filled or abounding with fog or mist
    foggy; brumous; misty.
    • a brumous October morning
  • adjective satellite indistinct or hazy in outline
    muzzy; blurred; fuzzy; foggy; bleary; blurry.
    • a landscape of blurred outlines
    • the trees were just blurry shapes

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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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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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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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exemplifying

  • adjective satellite clarifying by use of examples
    illustrative.
  • verb be characteristic of
    exemplify; represent.
    • This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue

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hero

  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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experimentalism

  • noun an empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles
  • noun an orientation that favors experimentation and innovation
    • the children of psychologists are often raised in an atmosphere of experimentalism

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sound_structure

  • noun the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
    morphology; word structure; syllable structure.

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orthodoxy

  • noun the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
  • noun a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards

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data_point

  • noun an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
    datum.

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substance

  • noun the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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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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piercing

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; penetrative; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • verb cut or make a way through
    pierce.
    • the knife cut through the flesh
    • The path pierced the jungle
    • Light pierced through the forest

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give_away

  • verb make a gift of
    • She gave away her antique furniture
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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cogent

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

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superstitious

  • adjective satellite showing ignorance of the laws of nature and faith in magic or chance
    • finally realized that the horror he felt was superstitious in origin

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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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astuteness

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; perspicaciousness; perspicacity.
  • noun the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
    depth; profundity; profoundness; deepness.

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astute

  • adjective satellite marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    sharp; shrewd.
    • a smart businessman
    • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
    • he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow

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trusty

  • noun a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges
  • adjective worthy of trust or belief
    trustworthy.
    • a trustworthy report
    • an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion

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projection

  • noun a prediction made by extrapolating from past observations
  • noun the projection of an image from a film onto a screen

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classification

  • noun the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
    categorisation; categorization; compartmentalization; compartmentalisation; assortment.
  • noun a group of people or things arranged by class or category
    categorisation; categorization.

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replace

  • verb substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    • He replaced the old razor blade
    • We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago
    • the insurance will replace the lost income
    • This antique vase can never be replaced
  • verb take the place or move into the position of
    supercede; supplant; supersede; supervene upon.
    • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
    • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

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psychological

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

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moral

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

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meaty

  • adjective like or containing meat; let's have a meaty meal"
    • enough of vegetarianism
  • adjective satellite being on topic and prompting thought
    substantive.
    • a meaty discussion

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impartiality

  • noun an inclination to weigh both views or opinions equally
    nonpartisanship.

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negative

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

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hot-button_issue

  • noun an issue that elicits strong emotional reactions
    gut issue.

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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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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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warn

  • verb notify of danger, potential harm, or risk
    • The director warned him that he might be fired
    • The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking
  • verb admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
    admonish; discourage; monish.
    • I warned him not to go too far
    • I warn you against false assumptions
    • She warned him to be quiet

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recollective

  • adjective good at remembering
    tenacious; long; retentive.
    • a retentive mind
    • tenacious memory

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equilateral

  • noun a figure whose sides are all equal
  • adjective satellite having all sides or faces equal

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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accomplishment

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

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suggestive

  • adjective satellite tending to suggest or imply
    implicative.
    • artifacts suggestive of an ancient society
    • an implicative statement
  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly
    significative; indicatory; revelatory; indicative.
    • actions indicative of fear

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revenant

  • noun a person who returns after a lengthy absence
  • noun someone who has returned from the dead

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syntactician

  • noun a linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax
    grammarian.

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example

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

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splendour

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    lustre; brilliancy; splendor; luster.
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; magnificence; grandeur; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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ingenuity

  • noun the power of creative imagination
    ingeniousness; inventiveness; cleverness.
  • noun the property of being ingenious
    ingeniousness; cleverness.
    • a plot of great ingenuity
    • the cleverness of its design

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retentiveness

  • noun the power of retaining and recalling past experience
    retention; retentivity; memory.
    • he had a good memory when he was younger
  • noun the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired
    retentivity.

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fanciful

  • adjective satellite indulging in or influenced by fancy
    notional.
    • a fanciful mind
    • all the notional vagaries of childhood
  • adjective satellite not based on fact; unreal
    notional; imaginary.
    • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
    • a small child's imaginary friends
    • to create a notional world for oneself

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fanatism

  • noun excessive intolerance of opposing views
    zealotry; fanaticism.

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isothermal

  • adjective satellite of a process or change taking place at constant temperature

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probable_cause

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

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end

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

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syntactic

  • adjective of or relating to or conforming to the rules of syntax
    syntactical.
    • the syntactic rules of a language

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autotelic

  • adjective of or relating to or believing in autotelism

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mental_faculty

  • noun one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
    module; faculty.

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end-all

  • noun the ultimate goal
    • human beings are not the end-all of evolution

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all-important

  • adjective satellite of the greatest importance
    all important; crucial; of the essence; essential.
    • the all-important subject of disarmament
    • crucial information
    • in chess cool nerves are of the essence

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how

In what manner or way; by what means or process.
How can a man be born when he is old? John iii. 4.

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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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agone

  • adjective satellite gone by; or in the past
    ago.
    • two years ago
    • `agone' is an archaic word for `ago'

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fanaticism

  • noun excessive intolerance of opposing views
    fanatism; zealotry.

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sighted

  • adjective able to see
  • verb catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
    spy; sight.
    • he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge

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concrete_representation

  • noun a representation of an abstract idea in concrete terms
    concretism.

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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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meaningful

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

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opposite_number

  • noun a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another
    counterpart; vis-a-vis.

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splendid

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendiferous; glorious; resplendent.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity
  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; first-class; excellent.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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effective

  • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    effectual; efficacious.
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law
  • adjective satellite able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
    efficient.
    • people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw
    • effective personnel
    • an efficient secretary
    • the efficient cause of the revolution

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ultimate

  • noun the finest or most superior quality of its kind
    • the ultimate in luxury
  • adjective furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme
    • the ultimate achievement
    • the ultimate question
    • man's ultimate destiny
    • the ultimate insult
    • one's ultimate goal in life

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operate

  • verb direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    run.
    • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan
  • verb perform as expected when applied
    function; go; work; run.
    • The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in
    • Does this old car still run well?
    • This old radio doesn't work anymore

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interpretation

  • noun a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
    reading; version.
  • noun the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
    rendition; rendering.
    • her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving

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genetic_map

  • noun graphical representation of the arrangement of genes on a chromosome

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guidance

  • noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
    counseling; direction; counsel; counselling.
  • noun the act of guiding or showing the way
    steering.

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innovative

  • adjective satellite ahead of the times
    forward-looking; modern; advanced.
    • the advanced teaching methods
    • had advanced views on the subject
    • a forward-looking corporation
    • is British industry innovative enough?
  • adjective satellite being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before
    groundbreaking; innovational.
    • stylistically innovative works
    • innovative members of the artistic community
    • a mind so innovational, so original

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geneticism

  • noun the belief that all human characteristics are determined genetically

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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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recreant

  • noun an abject coward
    poltroon; craven.
  • noun a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
    ratter; renegade; deserter; turncoat; apostate.

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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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superstitious_notion

  • noun an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear
    superstition.

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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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strand

  • noun a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole
    • he tried to pick up the strands of his former life
    • I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously
  • noun line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable

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then

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

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penetration

  • noun an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
    incursion.
  • noun clear or deep perception of a situation
    insight.

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narrow-mindedness

  • noun an inclination to criticize opposing opinions or shocking behavior
    narrowness.

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apparitional

  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a phantom
    spectral; spiritual; ghostlike; phantasmal; ghostly.
    • a ghostly face at the window
    • a phantasmal presence in the room
    • spectral emanations
    • spiritual tappings at a seance

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cogitation

  • noun a carefully considered thought about something
    • his cogitations were dutifully recorded in his daybook
  • noun attentive consideration and meditation
    study.
    • after much cogitation he rejected the offer

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bread

  • noun food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
    breadstuff; staff of life.
  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; clams; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; simoleons; loot; boodle; lettuce; dough; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; lolly.

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encyclopaedism

  • noun profound scholarly knowledge
    eruditeness; learnedness; learning; erudition; encyclopedism; scholarship.

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meat

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

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brightness

  • noun the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    cleverness; smartness.

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troublous

  • adjective satellite full of trouble
    • these are troublous times

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psychoanalytical

  • adjective of or relating to or incorporating the methods and theory of psychiatric treatment originated by Sigmund Freud
    psychoanalytic.
    • Freud's psychoanalytical theories
    • psychoanalytic treatment

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capricious

  • adjective satellite changeable
    freakish.
    • a capricious summer breeze
    • freakish weather
  • adjective satellite determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
    whimsical; impulsive.
    • a capricious refusal
    • authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious
    • the victim of whimsical persecutions

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averse

  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed
    antipathetical; indisposed; loath; antipathetic; loth.
    • antipathetic to new ideas
    • averse to taking risks
    • loath to go on such short notice
    • clearly indisposed to grant their request

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imaginativeness

  • noun the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses
    imagination; vision.
    • popular imagination created a world of demons
    • imagination reveals what the world could be

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mean

  • noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    mean value.
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
    intend.
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?

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whim

  • noun a sudden desire
    caprice; impulse.
    • he bought it on an impulse
  • noun an odd or fanciful or capricious idea
    whimsey; notion; whimsy.
    • the theatrical notion of disguise is associated with disaster in his stories
    • he had a whimsy about flying to the moon
    • whimsy can be humorous to someone with time to enjoy it

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displacement

  • noun act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
    supplanting.
  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    shift.

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psychopathological

  • adjective satellite suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder
    psychopathic; psychopathologic.

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nescience

  • noun ignorance (especially of orthodox beliefs)
    ignorantness; unknowingness; unknowing.

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res_adjudicata

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

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fetichism

  • noun a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)
    fetishism.
  • noun sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)
    fetishism.

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whip

  • noun an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • noun a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    party whip.

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turn-on

  • noun something causing excitement or stimulating interest

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psychic

  • noun a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception
  • adjective satellite affecting or influenced by the human mind
    psychical.
    • psychic energy
    • psychic trauma

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crucial

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

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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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broad-minded

  • adjective incapable of being shocked
    unshockable.
    • he was warmhearted, sensible and unshockable
  • adjective inclined to respect views and beliefs that differ from your own
    • a judge who is broad-minded but even-handed

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decision_making

  • noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision
    deciding.
    • a good executive must be good at decision making

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stringer

  • noun a member of a squad on a team
    • a first stringer
    • a second stringer
  • noun a worker who strings
    • a stringer of beads

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foundation

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

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perception

  • noun the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
    percept; perceptual experience.
  • noun a way of conceiving something
    • Luther had a new perception of the Bible

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cerebration

  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    thinking; mentation; thought; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought

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causal_factor

  • noun a determining or causal element or factor
    determinant; determinative; determiner; determining factor.
    • education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life

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analphabetic

  • noun an illiterate person who does not know the alphabet
    analphabet.
  • adjective relating to or expressed by a writing system that is not alphabetic

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salesmanship

  • noun skill in selling; skill in persuading people to buy
    • he read a book on salesmanship but it didn't help

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standard

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

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sensory

  • adjective satellite of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
    centripetal; receptive.
    • sensory neurons
  • adjective involving or derived from the senses
    sensorial.
    • sensory experience
    • sensory channels

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salutary

  • adjective satellite tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health
    good.
    • beneficial effects of a balanced diet
    • a good night's sleep
    • the salutary influence of pure air

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formation

  • noun an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
    • a defensive formation
    • a formation of planes
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    shaping.

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estimate

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    approximation; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
    estimation.
    • many factors are involved in any estimate of human life
    • in my estimation the boy is innocent

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sentence_structure

  • noun the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
    phrase structure; syntax.

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tolerant

  • adjective showing respect for the rights or opinions or practices of others
  • adjective satellite tolerant and forgiving under provocation
    kind.
    • our neighbor was very kind about the window our son broke

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quintessence

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

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ism

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; doctrine.

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explicate

  • verb make plain and comprehensible
    explain.
    • He explained the laws of physics to his students
  • verb elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses
    develop; formulate.
    • Could you develop the ideas in your thesis

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symbolize

  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; represent; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?
  • verb represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols
    symbolise.
    • The poet symbolizes love in this poem
    • These painters believed that artists should symbolize

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rabid

  • adjective of or infected by rabies
  • adjective satellite marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
    overzealous; fanatical; fanatic.
    • rabid isolationist

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recite

  • verb recite in elocution
    declaim.
  • verb repeat aloud from memory
    • she recited a poem
    • The pupil recited his lesson for the day

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artistry

  • noun a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation
    prowess; art.
    • the art of conversation
    • it's quite an art

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organize

  • verb create (as an entity)
    organise; form.
    • social groups form everywhere
    • They formed a company
  • verb cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
    organise.

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religious_orientation

  • noun an attitude toward religion or religious practices

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behaviourist

  • noun a psychologist who subscribes to behaviorism
    behaviorist.
  • adjective of or relating to behaviorism
    behaviorist; behavioristic; behaviouristic.
    • behavioristic psychology

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haecceity

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

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elucidative

  • adjective satellite that makes clear
    clarifying.
    • a clarifying example

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philosophical

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophic.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophic.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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radiate

  • verb send out rays or waves
    • The sun radiates heat
  • verb send out real or metaphoric rays
    • She radiates happiness

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thick

  • noun the location of something surrounded by other things
    midst.
    • in the midst of the crowd
  • adjective not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions
    • an inch thick
    • a thick board
    • a thick sandwich
    • spread a thick layer of butter
    • thick coating of dust
    • thick warm blankets

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arianism

  • noun heretical doctrine taught by Arius that asserted the radical primacy of the Father over the Son

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illustrate

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

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acquaint

  • verb cause to come to know personally
    present; introduce.
    • permit me to acquaint you with my son
    • introduce the new neighbors to the community
  • verb make familiar or conversant with
    familiarise; familiarize.
    • you should acquaint yourself with your new computer
    • We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings

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pabulum

  • noun any substance that can be used as food
    edible; victuals; victual; comestible; eatable.
  • noun insipid intellectual nourishment

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quick-sighted

  • adjective satellite having very keen vision
    hawk-eyed; keen-sighted; argus-eyed; lynx-eyed; sharp-sighted; sharp-eyed.
    • quick-sighted as a cat
  • adjective satellite keenly perceptive or alert
    sharp-eyed; sharp-sighted.
    • quick-sighted into the faults of the time"- Leonard Bacon

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give_notice

  • verb terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    give the axe; send away; give the sack; fire; dismiss; terminate; displace; sack; force out; can.
    • The boss fired his secretary today
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; send word; apprise; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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insightful

  • adjective satellite exhibiting insight or clear and deep perception
    • an insightful parent
    • the chapter is insightful and suggestive of new perspectives"-R.C.Angell

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illiterate

  • noun a person unable to read
    illiterate person; nonreader.
  • adjective not able to read or write

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fanatical

  • adjective satellite marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
    rabid; overzealous; fanatic.
    • rabid isolationist

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precocity

  • noun intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules
    precociousness.

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impressionistic

  • adjective of or relating to or based on an impression rather than on facts or reasoning
    • a surprisingly impressionistic review bearing marks of hasty composition
    • she had impressionistic memories of her childhood
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Impressionism
    impressionist.
    • impressionist music

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symptom

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

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target

  • noun a reference point to shoot at
    mark.
    • his arrow hit the mark
  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; prey; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt

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thing-in-itself

  • noun the intellectual conception of a thing as it is in itself, not as it is known through perception
    noumenon.

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unmistakable

  • adjective satellite clearly evident to the mind
    • his opposition to slavery was unmistakable
  • adjective satellite clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
    evident; patent; plain; apparent; manifest.
    • the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields
    • evident hostility
    • manifest disapproval
    • patent advantages
    • made his meaning plain
    • it is plain that he is no reactionary
    • in plain view

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matter

  • noun a vaguely specified concern
    thing; affair.
    • several matters to attend to
    • it is none of your affair
    • things are going well
  • noun some situation or event that is thought about
    topic; issue; subject.
    • he kept drifting off the topic
    • he had been thinking about the subject for several years
    • it is a matter for the police

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precocious

  • adjective characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude)
    • a precocious child
    • a precocious achievement
  • adjective satellite appearing or developing early
    • precocious flowers appear before the leaves as in some species of magnolias

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historical

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

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mitigate

  • verb lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of
    extenuate; palliate.
    • The circumstances extenuate the crime
  • verb make less severe or harsh
    • mitigating circumstances

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hallucination

  • noun illusory perception; a common symptom of severe mental disorder
  • noun a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea
    delusion.
    • he has delusions of competence
    • his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination

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feeling

  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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acquisition

  • noun the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
    • the acquisition of wealth
    • the acquisition of one company by another
  • noun something acquired
    • a recent acquisition by the museum

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modern

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

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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draw_a_blank

  • verb be unable to remember
    blank out; forget; block.
    • I'm drawing a blank
    • You are blocking the name of your first wife!

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antagonistic

  • adjective satellite indicating opposition or resistance
    counter.
  • adjective satellite characterized by antagonism or antipathy
    antipathetic; antipathetical.
    • slaves antagonistic to their masters
    • antipathetic factions within the party

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raw

  • noun informal terms for nakedness
    birthday suit; altogether.
    • in the raw
    • in the altogether
    • in his birthday suit
  • adjective satellite (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
    natural; rude.
    • natural yogurt
    • natural produce
    • raw wool
    • raw sugar
    • bales of rude cotton

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ethnical

  • adjective satellite denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
    cultural; ethnic.
    • influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy
    • ethnic food

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take

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

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regulate

  • verb fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
    modulate.
    • regulate the temperature
    • modulate the pitch
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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marcionism

  • noun the Christian heresy of the 2nd and 3rd centuries that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incarnation of God in Jesus as a human

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realm

  • noun a domain in which something is dominant
    kingdom; land.
    • the untroubled kingdom of reason
    • a land of make-believe
    • the rise of the realm of cotton in the south
  • noun the domain ruled by a king or queen
    kingdom.

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prehensile

  • adjective adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object
    • a monkey's prehensile tail
  • adjective satellite having a keen intellect
    • poets--those gifted strangely prehensile men"- A.T.Quiller-Couch

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logicalness

  • noun correct and valid reasoning
    logicality.

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sound

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

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snitch

  • noun someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
    sneaker; stool pigeon; canary; sneak; stoolpigeon; fink; stoolie; snitcher.
  • verb take by theft
    cop; knock off; glom; thieve; hook.
    • Someone snitched my wallet!

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mental_attitude

  • noun a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
    attitude.
    • he had the attitude that work was fun

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rationalisation

  • noun (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening
    rationalization.
  • noun the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
    rationalization.

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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positive_stimulus

  • noun a stimulus with desirable consequences

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reaction_formation

  • noun (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously develops attitudes and behavior that are the opposite of unacceptable repressed desires and impulses and serve to conceal them
    • his strict morality is just a reaction formation to hide his sexual drive

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be_given

  • verb have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    run; incline; lean; tend.
    • She tends to be nervous before her lectures
    • These dresses run small
    • He inclined to corpulence

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reverence

  • noun a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    fear; veneration; awe.
    • the fear of God
    • the Chinese reverence for the dead
    • the French treat food with gentle reverence
    • his respect for the law bordered on veneration
  • noun a reverent mental attitude

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philosophic

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophical.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophical.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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unorthodox

  • adjective satellite independent in behavior or thought
    maverick; irregular.
    • she led a somewhat irregular private life
    • maverick politicians
  • adjective breaking with convention or tradition
    • an unorthodox lifestyle

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lexis

  • noun all of the words in a language; all word forms having meaning or grammatical function

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sub

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

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stupid

  • noun a person who is not very bright
    pillock; dullard; pudding head; poor fish; stupe; pudden-head; stupid person; dolt.
    • The economy, stupid!
  • adjective lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

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no-goal

  • noun a nonexistent goal
    • he lived without a reason progressing toward no-goal

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observation

  • noun the act of making and recording a measurement
  • noun the act of observing; taking a patient look
    observance; watching.

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profundity

  • noun wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
    reconditeness; abstruseness; abstrusity; profoundness.
    • the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs
  • noun intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc
    profoundness.
    • the depth of my feeling
    • the profoundness of the silence

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kinship

  • noun a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
    affinity.
    • found a natural affinity with the immigrants
    • felt a deep kinship with the other students
    • anthropology's kinship with the humanities
  • noun (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
    family relationship; relationship.

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notion

  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; feeling; belief; opinion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying
  • noun a general inclusive concept

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vox_populi

  • noun a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people
    opinion; popular opinion; public opinion.
    • he asked for a poll of public opinion

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advisory

  • noun an announcement that usually advises or warns the public of some threat
    • a frost advisory
  • adjective satellite giving advice
    consultive; consultatory; consultative.
    • an advisory memorandum", "his function was purely consultative

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psychiatrical

  • adjective relating to or used in or engaged in the practice of psychiatry
    psychiatric.
    • psychiatric disorder
    • psychiatric hospital

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idealisation

  • noun (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad
    idealization.
  • noun something that exists only as an idea
    idealization.

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brilliance

  • noun a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
    glare; blaze.
    • a glare of sunlight
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; splendour; magnificence; grandeur; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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apperception

  • noun the process whereby perceived qualities of an object are related to past experience

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syntax

  • noun the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
    sentence structure; phrase structure.
  • noun a systematic orderly arrangement

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brilliancy

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; lustre; splendor; luster.

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knightly

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages
    medieval; chivalric.
    • chivalric rites
    • the knightly years
  • adjective satellite being attentive to women like an ideal knight
    chivalrous; gallant.

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dopey

  • adjective satellite having or revealing stupidity
    goosey; dopy; goosy; anserine; jerky; foolish; gooselike.
    • ridiculous anserine behavior
    • a dopey answer
    • a dopey kid
    • some fool idea about rewriting authors' books

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subtle

  • adjective satellite difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
    elusive.
    • his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
    • a subtle difference
    • that elusive thing the soul
  • adjective satellite able to make fine distinctions
    • a subtle mind

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indicate

  • verb be a signal for or a symptom of
    bespeak; signal; betoken; point.
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  • verb indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    show; designate; point.
    • I showed the customer the glove section
    • He pointed to the empty parking space
    • he indicated his opponents

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way-out

  • adjective satellite informal terms; strikingly unconventional
    offbeat; quirky; kinky; far-out.

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explain

  • verb make plain and comprehensible
    explicate.
    • He explained the laws of physics to his students
  • verb define
    • The committee explained their plan for fund-raising to the Dean

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sentence

  • noun a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
    • he always spoke in grammatical sentences
  • noun (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
    condemnation; judgment of conviction; conviction.
    • the conviction came as no surprise

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spiritual_domain

  • noun a belief that there is a realm controlled by a divine spirit
    spiritual world; unseen.

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theme

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; subject.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
    motif.
    • it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme

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spiritual_being

  • noun an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
    supernatural being.

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didactical

  • adjective satellite instructive (especially excessively)
    didactic.

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announce

  • verb make known; make an announcement
    denote.
    • She denoted her feelings clearly
  • verb announce publicly or officially
    declare.
    • The President declared war

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profoundness

  • noun extremeness of degree
    • the profoundness of his ignorance
  • noun wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
    reconditeness; abstruseness; abstrusity; profundity.
    • the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs

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hardball

  • noun a no-nonsense attitude in business or politics
    • they play hardball in the Senate
  • noun baseball as distinguished from softball

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handed-down

  • adjective satellite having been passed along from generation to generation
    tralatitious.
    • among Biblical critics a tralatitious interpretation is one received by expositor from expositor

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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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denounce

  • verb speak out against
    • He denounced the Nazis
  • verb to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
    stigmatise; brand; stigmatize; mark.
    • He denounced the government action
    • She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock

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psychiatric

  • adjective relating to or used in or engaged in the practice of psychiatry
    psychiatrical.
    • psychiatric disorder
    • psychiatric hospital

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clumsiness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; slowness.
  • noun the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
    awkwardness.

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report

  • noun a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    written report; study.
    • this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale
  • noun the act of informing by verbal report
    account.
    • he heard reports that they were causing trouble
    • by all accounts they were a happy couple

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agreed_upon

  • adjective satellite constituted or contracted by stipulation or agreement
    stipulatory.
    • stipulatory obligations

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bugbear

  • noun an imaginary monster used to frighten children
    booger; bugaboo; boogeyman; bogeyman.
  • noun an object of dread or apprehension
    hobgoblin.
    • Germany was always a bugbear for France
    • A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds"--Ralph Waldo Emerson

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paying_attention

  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    attentiveness; regard; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences
  • adjective taking heed; giving close and thoughtful attention
    thoughtful; attentive; heedful.
    • heedful of the warnings
    • so heedful a writer
    • heedful of what they were doing

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pacifism

  • noun the doctrine that all violence is unjustifiable
    pacificism; passivism.
  • noun the belief that all international disputes can be settled by arbitration
    pacificism.

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public

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; populace.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  • noun a body of people sharing some common interest
    • the reading public

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bag

  • noun a flexible container with a single opening
    • he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
  • noun the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
    • his bag included two deer

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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pacifist

  • noun someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    pacificist; disarmer.
  • adjective satellite opposed to war
    dovish; pacifistic.

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analytical

  • adjective using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
    analytic.
    • an analytic experiment
    • an analytic approach
    • a keenly analytic man
    • analytical reasoning
    • an analytical mind
  • adjective of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
    analytic.
    • `all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition

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unwitting

  • adjective satellite not done with purpose or intent
    unintentional; unplanned.
    • an unintended slight
    • an unintentional pun
    • the offense was unintentional
    • an unwitting mistake may be overlooked
  • adjective not aware or knowing
    • an unwitting subject in an experiment

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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habit

  • noun an established custom
    wont.
    • it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening
  • noun (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition
    use.
    • owls have nocturnal habits
    • she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair
    • long use had hardened him to it

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diminutive

  • noun a word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness
  • adjective satellite very small
    bantam; petite; tiny; midget; flyspeck; lilliputian.
    • diminutive in stature
    • a lilliputian chest of drawers
    • her petite figure
    • tiny feet
    • the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy

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inapt

  • adjective satellite not elegant or graceful in expression
    awkward; inept; ill-chosen; clumsy; cumbersome.
    • an awkward prose style
    • a clumsy apology
    • his cumbersome writing style
    • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

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well-educated

  • adjective satellite highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
    knowing; knowledgeable; lettered; well-read; learned.
    • knowing instructors
    • a knowledgeable critic
    • a knowledgeable audience

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optimum

  • noun most favorable conditions or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances
  • adjective satellite most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied
    optimal.
    • an optimum return on capital
    • optimal concentration of a drug

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subject

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

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capacity

  • noun capability to perform or produce
    • among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism
    • limited runway capacity
    • a great capacity for growth
  • noun the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
    capability.
    • the capability of a metal to be fused

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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paternal

  • adjective belonging to or inherited from one's father
    • spent his childhood on the paternal farm
    • paternal traits
  • adjective characteristic of a father

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conditioned_stimulus

  • noun the stimulus that is the occasion for a conditioned response

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tantamount

  • adjective satellite being essentially equal to something
    equivalent.
    • it was as good as gold
    • a wish that was equivalent to a command
    • his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt

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loth

  • adjective satellite unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
    loath; reluctant.
    • a reluctant smile
    • loath to admit a mistake
  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed
    antipathetical; indisposed; loath; antipathetic; averse.
    • antipathetic to new ideas
    • averse to taking risks
    • loath to go on such short notice
    • clearly indisposed to grant their request

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conceptual

  • adjective satellite being or characterized by concepts or their formation
    • conceptual discussions
    • the schizophrenic loses ability to abstract or do conceptual thinking
    • sex is a notional category, gender is a grammatical category

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wise

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

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incomprehension

  • noun an inability to understand
    • his incomprehension of the consequences

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weak

  • adjective wanting in physical strength
    • a weak pillar
  • adjective satellite overly diluted; thin and insipid
    watery; washy.
    • washy coffee
    • watery milk
    • weak tea

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boss

  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; chief; gaffer; honcho.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman
  • noun a person responsible for hiring workers
    hirer.
    • the boss hired three more men for the new job

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reconstitute

  • verb construct or form anew or provide with a new structure
    restructure.
    • After his accident, he had to restructure his life
    • The governing board was reconstituted

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virtuosity

  • noun technical skill or fluency or style exhibited by a virtuoso

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sensory_faculty

  • noun the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    sentiency; sentience; sensation; sense.
    • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

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ill

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

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estimable

  • adjective deserving of respect or high regard
  • adjective satellite deserving of esteem and respect
    honorable; good; respectable.
    • all respectable companies give guarantees
    • ruined the family's good name

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pith

  • noun soft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; substance; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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facer

  • noun (a dated Briticism) a serious difficulty with which one is suddenly faced

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smart_as_a_whip

  • adjective satellite having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
    brilliant; brainy.
    • some men dislike brainy women
    • a brilliant mind
    • a brilliant solution to the problem

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argue

  • verb present reasons and arguments
    reason.
  • verb have an argument about something
    contend; debate; fence.

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prospect

  • noun the possibility of future success
    chance.
    • his prospects as a writer are excellent
  • noun belief about (or mental picture of) the future
    outlook; expectation.

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exemplary

  • adjective satellite worthy of imitation
    model.
    • exemplary behavior
    • model citizens
  • adjective satellite being or serving as an illustration of a type;
    typic; emblematic.
    • the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy
    • an action exemplary of his conduct

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trust

  • noun something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
    • he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father
  • noun certainty based on past experience
    reliance.
    • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
    • he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun

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large-minded

  • adjective satellite showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
    broad; liberal; tolerant.
    • a broad political stance
    • generous and broad sympathies
    • a liberal newspaper
    • tolerant of his opponent's opinions

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defense_reaction

  • noun (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
    defence; defence mechanism; defense; defense mechanism; defence reaction.

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backwardness

  • noun lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
    retardation; subnormality; slowness; mental retardation.

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sapience

  • noun ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
    wisdom.

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studious

  • adjective satellite marked by care and effort
    • made a studious attempt to fix the television set
  • adjective satellite characterized by diligent study and fondness for reading
    bookish.
    • a bookish farmer who always had a book in his pocket
    • a quiet studious child

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confident

  • adjective having or marked by confidence or assurance
    • a confident speaker
    • a confident reply
    • his manner is more confident these days
    • confident of fulfillment
  • adjective satellite persuaded of; very sure
    positive; convinced.
    • were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join
    • I am positive he is lying
    • was confident he would win

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basic

  • noun (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
    staple.
  • noun a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use

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acuity

  • noun sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
    sharp-sightedness; visual acuity.
  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    keenness; sharpness; acuteness.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind

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pocketbook_issue

  • noun an issue whose settlement will affect financial resources
    bread-and-butter issue.

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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proclivity

  • noun a natural inclination
    propensity; leaning.
    • he has a proclivity for exaggeration

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fetishism

  • noun a belief in the magical power of fetishes (or the worship of a fetish)
    fetichism.
  • noun sexual arousal or gratification resulting from handling a fetish (or a specific part of the body other than the sexual organs)
    fetichism.

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theorem

  • noun a proposition deducible from basic postulates
  • noun an idea accepted as a demonstrable truth

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comprehensiveness

  • noun completeness over a broad scope
    fullness.
  • noun the capacity to understand a broad range of topics
    breadth; largeness.
    • a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject
    • a man distinguished by the largeness and scope of his views

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demythologised

  • adjective satellite having mythical elements removed
    demythologized.
  • verb remove the mythical element from (writings)
    demythologise; demythologize.
    • the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value

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coherent

  • adjective marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
    ordered; consistent; logical.
    • a coherent argument
  • adjective satellite capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
    lucid; logical.
    • a lucid thinker
    • she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident

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craft

  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    trade.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice
  • noun a vehicle designed for navigation in or on water or air or through outer space

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downplay

  • verb represent as less significant or important
    minimize; understate; minimise.
  • verb understate the importance or quality of
    play down; background.
    • he played down his royal ancestry

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show_up

  • verb appear or become visible; make a showing
    turn up; come out; surface; come on.
    • She turned up at the funeral
    • I hope the list key is going to surface again
  • verb be or become visible or noticeable
    show.
    • His good upbringing really shows
    • The dirty side will show

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exception

  • noun a deliberate act of omission
    elision; exclusion.
    • with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news
  • noun an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization; the only exception was her last child"
    • all her children were brilliant
    • an exception tests the rule

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gritty

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

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re-experiencing

  • noun a recurrence of a prior experience
    reliving.
    • the reliving of a strong emotion can be therapeutic

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illiteracy

  • noun ignorance resulting from not reading
  • noun an inability to read
    analphabetism.

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smartness

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smarting; smart.
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    cleverness; brightness.

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aim

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    intention; design; intent; purpose.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    objective; object; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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mentis

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suppose

  • verb express a supposition
    say.
    • Let us say that he did not tell the truth
    • Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; reckon; imagine; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

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remembering

  • noun the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    memory.
    • he can do it from memory
    • he enjoyed remembering his father
  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; remember; recall; recollect; call back; think; call up.
    • I can't remember saying any such thing
    • I can't think what her last name was
    • can you remember her phone number?
    • Do you remember that he once loved you?
    • call up memories

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subnormal

  • noun a person of less than normal intelligence
  • adjective satellite below normal or average
    • after the floods the harvests were subnormal
    • subnormal intelligence

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provocative

  • adjective serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy
    • a provocative remark
    • a provocative smile
    • provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope
  • adjective satellite exciting sexual desire
    • her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative

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coordinate_system

  • noun a system that uses coordinates to establish position
    reference system; reference frame; frame of reference.

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conditioned

  • adjective established by conditioning or learning
    learned.
    • a conditioned response
  • verb establish a conditioned response
    condition.

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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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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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patent

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

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suggest

  • verb make a proposal, declare a plan for something
    propose; advise.
    • the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax
  • verb drop a hint; intimate by a hint
    hint.

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make

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

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gnosticism

  • noun a religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element; considered heresy by Christian churches

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statistical_distribution

  • noun (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence
    distribution.

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commonsense

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsensible; commonsensical.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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mental_retardation

  • noun lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
    retardation; subnormality; slowness; backwardness.

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social

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    societal.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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cognitive_operation

  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    process; operation; cognitive process; mental process.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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preachy

  • adjective satellite inclined to or marked by tedious moralization

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political_orientation

  • noun an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
    ideology; political theory.

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groundbreaking

  • noun the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project
    groundbreaking ceremony.
  • adjective satellite being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before
    innovational; innovative.
    • stylistically innovative works
    • innovative members of the artistic community
    • a mind so innovational, so original

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butter

  • noun an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
  • noun a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head

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cognitive_process

  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    process; operation; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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backgrounder

  • noun a press conference or interview in which a government official explains to reporters the background of an action or policy
    • the secretary gave us a backgrounder on public health issues

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academic

  • noun an educator who works at a college or university
    academician; faculty member.
  • adjective associated with academia or an academy
    • the academic curriculum
    • academic gowns

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impediment

  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; baulk; check; hindrance; deterrent; hinderance.
  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; obstruction; obstructor; obstructer.

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incapable

  • adjective (followed by `of') lacking capacity or ability
    • incapable of carrying a tune
    • he is incapable of understanding the matter
    • incapable of doing the work
  • adjective satellite not being susceptible to or admitting of something (usually followed by `of')
    • incapable of solution

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perceptiveness

  • noun a feeling of understanding
    insight; perceptivity.
  • noun delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    taste; appreciation; discernment.
    • arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
    • to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

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monothelitism

  • noun the theological doctrine that Christ had only one will even though he had two natures (human and divine); condemned as heretical in the Third Council of Constantinople

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noesis

  • noun the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
    cognition; knowledge.

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departed

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; deceased person; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
  • verb move away from a place into another direction
    go; go away; depart.
    • Go away before I start to cry
    • The train departs at noon

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just

  • adjective used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
    • a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln
    • a kind and just man
    • a just reward
    • his just inheritance
  • adjective fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
    equitable.
    • equitable treatment of all citizens
    • an equitable distribution of gifts among the children

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kinky

  • adjective satellite (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
    perverted.
    • kinky sex
    • perverted practices
  • adjective satellite (of hair) in small tight curls
    frizzy; frizzly; crisp; nappy.

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calendrical

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of or used in a calendar or time measurement
    calendric.
    • calendric systems
    • solstice is a time of calendric importance

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quintessential

  • adjective representing the perfect example of a class or quality

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previous

  • adjective satellite just preceding something else in time or order
    old.
    • the previous owner
    • my old house was larger
  • adjective satellite (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
    late; former.
    • the former president
    • our late President is still very active
    • the previous occupant of the White House

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point_of_view

  • noun a mental position from which things are viewed
    standpoint; stand; viewpoint.
    • we should consider this problem from the viewpoint of the Russians
    • teaching history gave him a special point of view toward current events
  • noun the spatial property of the position from which something is observed

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stray

  • noun an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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instance

  • noun an occurrence of something
    case; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    example; illustration; representative.
    • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
    • there is an example on page 10

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agile

  • adjective satellite moving quickly and lightly
    quick; spry; nimble.
    • sleek and agile as a gymnast
    • as nimble as a deer
    • nimble fingers
    • quick of foot
    • the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it
  • adjective satellite mentally quick
    nimble.
    • an agile mind
    • nimble wits

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explanatory

  • adjective satellite serving or intended to explain or make clear
    • explanatory notes
    • an explanatory paragraph

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topical

  • adjective satellite pertaining to the surface of a body part
    • a drug for topical (or local) application
    • a topical anesthesia
  • adjective of or relating to or arranged by topics
    • a detailed record on both a chronological and a topical basis

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designate

  • verb assign a name or title to
    denominate.
  • verb give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
    depute; assign; delegate.

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code_of_behavior

  • noun a set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group
    code of conduct.

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d

  • noun a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
    calciferol; viosterol; cholecalciferol; vitamin D; ergocalciferol.
  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of one hundred and five
    five hundred; 500.

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bungling

  • adjective satellite showing lack of skill or aptitude
    clumsy; fumbling; incompetent.
    • a bungling workman
    • did a clumsy job
    • his fumbling attempt to put up a shelf
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; 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

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cultural

  • adjective of or relating to the arts and manners that a group favors
    • cultural events
    • a person of broad cultural interests
  • adjective satellite denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
    ethnical; ethnic.
    • influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy
    • ethnic food

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sorting

  • noun an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion
    sort.
    • the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting
  • noun the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
    categorisation; categorization; classification.

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indicative

  • noun a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
    common mood; declarative mood; declarative; indicative mood; fact mood.
  • adjective relating to the mood of verbs that is used simple in declarative statements
    declarative.
    • indicative mood

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background

  • noun a person's social heritage: previous experience or training
    • he is a lawyer with a sports background
  • noun the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
    ground.
    • he posed her against a background of rolling hills

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advanced

  • adjective satellite farther along in physical or mental development
    • the child's skeletal age was classified as `advanced'
    • children in the advanced classes in elementary school read far above grade average
  • verb move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    advance; move on; march on; progress; pass on; go on.
    • Time marches on

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apart

  • adjective satellite remote and separate physically or socially
    obscure; isolated.
    • existed over the centuries as a world apart
    • preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson
    • tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
    • an obscure village
  • adjective satellite having characteristics not shared by others
    • scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush

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excitant

  • noun a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
    stimulant drug; stimulant.
  • adjective satellite (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate
    excitative; excitatory.

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informative

  • adjective tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance
    illuminating; enlightening.
    • an enlightening glimpse of government in action
    • an illuminating lecture
  • adjective serving to instruct or enlighten or inform
    instructive.

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splendor

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; lustre; brilliancy; luster.
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; splendour; magnificence; grandeur.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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draw

  • noun a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  • noun an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    attraction; drawing card; attracter; attractor.
    • he was the biggest drawing card they had

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beneficial

  • adjective satellite promoting or enhancing well-being
    good.
    • an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries
    • the beneficial effects of a temperate climate
    • the experience was good for her

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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deal

  • noun a particular instance of buying or selling
    business deal; trade.
    • it was a package deal
    • I had no further trade with him
    • he's a master of the business deal
  • noun an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    bargain.
    • he made a bargain with the devil
    • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

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born

  • adjective brought into existence
    • he was a child born of adultery
  • noun British nuclear physicist (born in Germany) honored for his contributions to quantum mechanics (1882-1970)
    Max Born.

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abstrusity

  • noun wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
    reconditeness; abstruseness; profoundness; profundity.
    • the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs

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intellect

  • noun knowledge and intellectual ability
    mind.
    • he reads to improve his mind
    • he has a keen intellect
  • noun the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
    reason; understanding.
    • we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil

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knifelike

  • adjective satellite cutting or able to cut as if with a knife
  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations

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specific

  • noun a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    particular.
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • noun a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease
    • quinine is a specific for malaria

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dense

  • adjective satellite permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
    heavy; impenetrable.
    • dense smoke
    • heavy fog
    • impenetrable gloom
  • adjective satellite hard to pass through because of dense growth
    thick.
    • dense vegetation
    • thick woods

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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bottom

  • noun the lower side of anything
    undersurface; underside.
  • noun the lowest part of anything
    • they started at the bottom of the hill

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normal

  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; rule; convention.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors
  • adjective conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal
    • serve wine at normal room temperature
    • normal diplomatic relations
    • normal working hours
    • normal word order
    • normal curiosity
    • the normal course of events

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creative

  • adjective having the ability or power to create
    originative.
    • a creative imagination
  • adjective satellite promoting construction or creation
    • creative work

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repression

  • noun a state of forcible subjugation
    • the long repression of Christian sects
  • noun (psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious

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track

  • noun a line or route along which something travels or moves
    path; course.
    • the hurricane demolished houses in its path
    • the track of an animal
    • the course of the river
  • noun evidence pointing to a possible solution
    trail; lead.
    • the police are following a promising lead
    • the trail led straight to the perpetrator

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intolerant

  • adjective unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion
  • adjective satellite narrow-minded about cherished opinions
    illiberal.

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of_the_essence

  • adjective satellite of the greatest importance
    all important; crucial; all-important; essential.
    • the all-important subject of disarmament
    • crucial information
    • in chess cool nerves are of the essence

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subconscious_mind

  • noun psychic activity just below the level of awareness
    subconscious.

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core

  • noun a small group of indispensable persons or things
    core group; nucleus.
    • five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program
  • noun the center of an object
    • the ball has a titanium core

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illustration

  • noun artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
  • noun showing by example
    exemplification.

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constructive

  • adjective constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development
    • constructive criticism
    • a constructive attitude
    • a constructive philosophy
    • constructive permission
  • adjective satellite emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good
    • constructive criticism

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defensive

  • noun an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
    defensive attitude.
  • adjective intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack
    • defensive weapons
    • a defensive stance

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stand_for

  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; symbolize; represent.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?
  • verb denote or connote
    signify; intend; mean.
    • `maison' means `house' in French
    • An example sentence would show what this word means

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predisposition

  • noun susceptibility to a pathogen
    sensitivity.
  • noun an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way

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recollect

  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; remember; recall; call back; think; call up.
    • I can't remember saying any such thing
    • I can't think what her last name was
    • can you remember her phone number?
    • Do you remember that he once loved you?
    • call up memories

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trustworthy

  • adjective worthy of trust or belief
    trusty.
    • a trustworthy report
    • an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion
  • adjective satellite taking responsibility for one's conduct and obligations
    • trustworthy public servants

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plus

  • noun a useful or valuable quality
    asset.
  • noun the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers
    summation; addition.
    • the summation of four and three gives seven
    • four plus three equals seven

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dotty

  • adjective satellite informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
    loco; wacky; loopy; bats; haywire; nuts; balmy; kooky; nutty; barmy; around the bend; buggy; kookie; loony; whacky; crackers; round the bend; daft; batty; cracked; fruity; bonkers.
    • it used to drive my husband balmy
  • adjective satellite intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with
    wild; crazy; gaga.
    • crazy about cars and racing
    • he is potty about her

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soldiering

  • noun skills that are required for the life of soldier
    soldiership.
  • noun the evasion of work or duty
    slacking; shirking; goofing off; goldbricking.

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primitive

  • noun a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
    primitive person.
  • noun a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived

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pelagianism

  • noun the theological doctrine put forward by Pelagius which denied original sin and affirmed the ability of humans to be righteous; condemned as heresy by the Council of Ephesus in 431

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slow-witted

  • adjective satellite retarded in intellectual development
    half-witted; feebleminded; backward.

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bound

  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge.
  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bounds.

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intellectual

  • noun a person who uses the mind creatively
    intellect.
  • adjective satellite of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
    noetic; rational.
    • intellectual problems
    • the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man

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down

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

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respectable

  • adjective characterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals
    • a respectable woman
  • adjective satellite deserving of esteem and respect
    honorable; good; estimable.
    • all respectable companies give guarantees
    • ruined the family's good name

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obligate

  • verb force somebody to do something
    oblige; compel.
    • We compel all students to fill out this form
  • verb commit in order to fulfill an obligation
    • obligate money

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problematical

  • adjective satellite open to doubt or debate
    problematic; debatable.
    • If you ever get married, which seems to be extremely problematic
  • adjective satellite making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
    tough; problematic; elusive; baffling; knotty.
    • a baffling problem
    • I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast
    • a problematic situation at home

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doctrine

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; ism.

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half-and-half

  • noun half milk and half light cream; contains 10% to 18% butterfat
  • adjective satellite in equal parts
    • a half-and-half mixture

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familiarize

  • verb make familiar or conversant with
    familiarise; acquaint.
    • you should acquaint yourself with your new computer
    • We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings

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categorization

  • noun a group of people or things arranged by class or category
    categorisation; classification.
  • noun the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
    categorisation; sorting; classification.

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stereotype

  • noun a conventional or formulaic conception or image
    • regional stereotypes have been part of America since its founding
  • verb treat or classify according to a mental stereotype
    stamp; pigeonhole.
    • I was stereotyped as a lazy Southern European

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disinterest

  • noun tolerance attributable to a lack of involvement
    neutrality.

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mixology

  • noun skill in preparing mixed drinks

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one-time

  • adjective satellite belonging to some prior time
    old; erstwhile; quondam; onetime; sometime; former.
    • erstwhile friend
    • our former glory
    • the once capital of the state
    • her quondam lover

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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bear_witness

  • verb provide evidence for
    show; evidence; testify; prove.
    • The blood test showed that he was the father
    • Her behavior testified to her incompetence
  • verb give testimony in a court of law
    attest; testify; take the stand.

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quirky

  • adjective satellite informal terms; strikingly unconventional
    offbeat; kinky; way-out; far-out.

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renegade

  • noun someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
  • noun a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
    ratter; deserter; turncoat; recreant; apostate.

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intolerance

  • noun impatience with annoyances
    • his intolerance of interruptions
  • noun unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs

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head

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

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medium

  • noun a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  • noun the surrounding environment
    • fish require an aqueous medium

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dogmatism

  • noun the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot
    bigotry.

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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noetical

Of or pertaining to the intellect; intellectual.
I would employ the word noetic to express all those cognitions which originate in the mind itself. Sir W. Hamilton.

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centre_of_attention

  • noun the object upon which interest and attention focuses
    center of attention; center; centre.
    • his stories made him the center of the party

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illuminating

  • adjective tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance
    informative; enlightening.
    • an enlightening glimpse of government in action
    • an illuminating lecture
  • verb make lighter or brighter
    light; illuminate; illumine; light up; illume.
    • This lamp lightens the room a bit

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inherent_aptitude

  • noun inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli
    instinct.
    • the spawning instinct in salmon
    • altruistic instincts in social animals

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gaumless

  • adjective satellite (British informal) lacking intelligence and vitality
    gormless.

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misinform

  • verb give false or misleading information to
    mislead.

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unlearned

  • adjective not established by conditioning or learning
    unconditioned; innate.
    • an unconditioned reflex
  • verb try to forget; put out of one's memory or knowledge
    unlearn.

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devices

  • noun an inclination or desire; used in the plural in the phrase `left to your own devices'
    • eventually the family left the house to the devices of this malevolent force
    • the children were left to their own devices
  • noun an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    device.
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water

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judicata

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mental_quickness

  • noun intelligence as revealed by an ability to give correct responses without delay
    quick-wittedness; quickness.

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meliorism

  • noun the belief that the world can be made better by human effort

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worshipful

  • adjective satellite showing adoration
    adoring.
  • adjective satellite showing great reverence for god
    reverent; godly.
    • a godly man
    • leading a godly life

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liberal

  • noun a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
    progressive; liberalist.
  • noun a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating ma