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fawn

  • noun a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
    greyish brown; dun; grayish brown.
    • she wore dun
  • noun a young deer

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gatekeeper

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

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official_document

  • noun (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
    legal instrument; legal document; instrument.

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labor_agreement

  • noun contract between labor and management governing wages and benefits and working conditions
    labor contract; collective agreement.

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limited

  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    express.
    • he caught the express to New York
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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precondition

  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    condition; stipulation.
  • noun an assumption that is taken for granted
    presumption; given.

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foul

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

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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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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thirst

  • noun a physiological need to drink
    thirstiness.
  • noun strong desire for something (not food or drink)
    hungriness; thirstiness; hunger.
    • a thirst for knowledge
    • hunger for affection

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rampart

  • noun an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    wall; bulwark.
    • they stormed the ramparts of the city
    • they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down

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captain

  • noun an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • noun the naval officer in command of a military ship
    skipper.

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integrity

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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shamble

  • noun walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet
    shambling; shuffle; shuffling.
    • from his shambling I assumed he was very old
  • verb walk by dragging one's feet
    shuffle; scuffle.
    • he shuffled out of the room
    • We heard his feet shuffling down the hall

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aggression

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

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conjure

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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fire_watcher

  • noun (during World War II in Britain) someone whose duty was to watch for fires caused by bombs dropped from the air

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swag

  • noun valuable goods
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    booty; prize; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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onus

  • noun an onerous or difficult concern
    load; incumbrance; encumbrance; burden.
    • the burden of responsibility
    • that's a load off my mind

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letters_testamentary

  • noun a legal document from a probate court or court officer informing you of your appointment as executor of a will and empowering you to discharge those responsibilities

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physiological

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

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doge

  • noun formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa

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bludgeon

  • noun a club used as a weapon
  • verb overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
    • The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas

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under

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

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sharia_law

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

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lord

  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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pride

  • noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    pridefulness.
  • noun satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
    • he takes pride in his son's success

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conjecture

  • noun a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    speculation.
    • speculations about the outcome of the election
    • he dismissed it as mere conjecture
  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.

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marine_law

  • noun the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.
    maritime law; admiralty law.

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risk

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

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compassion

  • noun a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
    compassionateness.
  • noun the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
    pity.

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egotrip

  • verb act in a way that attracts attention
    • This teacher always egotrips and the students don't like him

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overprotection

  • noun excessive protection
    momism; overshielding.

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close_call

  • noun something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
    squeak; close shave; narrow escape; squeaker.

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xerotes

  • noun the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    dryness; waterlessness.

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driver

  • noun the operator of a motor vehicle
  • noun someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle

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appropriation

  • noun money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
  • noun incorporation by joining or uniting
    annexation.

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yellow

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

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washboard

  • noun device consisting of a corrugated surface to scrub clothes on
  • noun protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side
    splashboard.

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govern

  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
  • verb direct or strongly influence the behavior of
    • His belief in God governs his conduct

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manipulability

  • noun the quality of being controllable by skilled movements of the hands

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affect

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

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swivet

  • noun a panic or extreme discomposure
    • it threw her into a swivet

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exonerative

  • adjective satellite providing absolution
    forgiving; absolvitory.

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come_close

  • verb nearly do something
    • She came close to quitting her job
  • verb be close or similar
    approximate.
    • Her results approximate my own

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sacristan

  • noun an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects
    sexton.

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disturb

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

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vaccinating

  • noun the act of protecting against disease by introducing a vaccine into the body to induce immunity
    inoculating.
    • doctors examined the recruits but nurses did the inoculating
  • verb perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
    inoculate; immunise; immunize; vaccinate.
    • We vaccinate against scarlet fever
    • The nurse vaccinated the children in the school

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investigator

  • noun a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
    researcher; research worker.
  • noun someone who investigates

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pinch

  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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prison_guard

  • noun someone who guards prisoners
    screw; jailor; jailer; turnkey; gaoler.

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den_mother

  • noun someone who plays the role of a den mother
    • he serves as den mother to all the freshmen in this dormitory
    • she's the den mother to new secretaries
  • noun a woman who supervises a den of Cub Scouts

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accentuation

  • noun the use or application of an accent; the relative prominence of syllables in a phrase or utterance
  • noun the act of giving special importance or significance to something
    emphasizing; accenting.

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delegate

  • noun a person appointed or elected to represent others
  • verb transfer power to someone
    depute.

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demarche

  • noun a move or step or maneuver in political or diplomatic affairs

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debenture_bond

  • noun the ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future
    unsecured bond; debenture.

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shlep

  • noun (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
    schlep; schlepper; shlepper.
  • noun a tedious or difficult journey
    schlep.

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zoo_keeper

  • noun the chief person responsible for a zoological garden

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charter

  • noun a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
  • noun a contract to hire or lease transportation

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civility

  • noun formal or perfunctory politeness
  • noun the act of showing regard for others
    politeness.

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force

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

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life_force

  • noun (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms
    elan vital; vital force; vitality.

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terrorist_act

  • noun the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
    terrorism; act of terrorism.

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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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repulsive_force

  • noun the force by which bodies repel one another
    repulsion.

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carrying_into_action

  • noun the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
    performance; execution; carrying out.
    • they criticised his performance as mayor
    • experience generally improves performance

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repetition

  • noun an event that repeats
    repeat.
    • the events today were a repeat of yesterday's
  • noun the act of doing or performing again
    repeating.

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emptiness

  • noun the state of containing nothing
  • noun having an empty stomach

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personal_relationship

  • noun a relation between persons
    personal relation.

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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warrantor

  • noun one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
    guarantor; surety; warranter.

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unlisted

  • adjective not on a list
    • an unlisted telephone number
  • adjective satellite not having your name entered on a voting list
    • an unlisted voter

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specification

  • noun a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
    spec.
  • noun naming explicitly

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liberty

  • noun immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
    autonomy.
  • noun freedom of choice
    • liberty of opinion
    • liberty of worship
    • liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases
    • at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes

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social_group

  • noun people sharing some social relation

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driving_force

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; drive.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off

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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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net

  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    cyberspace; internet.
  • noun a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

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marching

  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    march.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • verb march in a procession
    process; march.
    • They processed into the dining room

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cowling

  • noun protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine
    bonnet; hood; cowl.
    • there are powerful engines under the hoods of new cars
    • the mechanic removed the cowling in order to repair the plane's engine
  • verb cover with or as with a cowl
    cowl.
    • cowl the boys and veil the girls

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pavise

  • noun (Middle Ages) a large heavy oblong shield protecting the whole body; originally carried but sometimes set up in permanent position
    pavis.

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crunch

  • noun the sound of something crunching
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
  • noun a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch

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niche

  • noun a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it
    • he found his niche in the academic world
  • noun a small concavity
    recession; corner; recess.

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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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waterlessness

  • noun the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    dryness; xerotes.

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impendence

  • noun the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
    imminentness; forthcomingness; imminence; imminency; impendency.

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conglomerate

  • noun a composite rock made up of particles of varying size
    pudding stone.
  • noun a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
    empire.

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protection

  • noun the activity of protecting someone or something
    • the witnesses demanded police protection
  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protective covering; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors

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governing

  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; government.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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impendency

  • noun the state of being imminent and liable to happen soon
    imminentness; forthcomingness; impendence; imminence; imminency.

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aid

  • noun a resource
    assistance; help.
    • visual aids in teaching
  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistance; assist; help.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading

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active

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

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rescript

  • noun a reply by a Pope to an inquiry concerning a point of law or morality
  • noun a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    edict; fiat; decree; order.
    • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there

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psychotic_belief

  • noun (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
    delusion.

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dry

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

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