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diss

  • verb treat, mention, or speak to rudely
    affront; insult.
    • He insulted her with his rude remarks
    • the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone
  • noun god of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Pluto
    Orcus; Dis.

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skeleton

  • noun something reduced to its minimal form
    • the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self
    • the bare skeleton of a novel
  • noun a scandal that is kept secret
    skeleton in the cupboard; skeleton in the closet.
    • there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet

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inexpedience

  • noun the quality of being unsuited to the end in view
    inexpediency.

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recount

  • noun an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election
  • verb narrate or give a detailed account of
    recite; tell; narrate.
    • Tell what happened
    • The father told a story to his child

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foul

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

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surrebutter

  • noun (law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rebutter
    surrebuttal.

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known

  • adjective apprehended with certainty
    • a known quantity
    • the limits of the known world
    • a musician known throughout the world
    • a known criminal
  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    know; cognize; cognise.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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disrepute

  • noun the state of being held in low esteem
    discredit.
    • your actions will bring discredit to your name
    • because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute

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proposition

  • noun (logic) a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false
  • noun a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
    suggestion; proffer.
    • it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse

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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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carper

  • noun someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way
    niggler.

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inexpediency

  • noun the quality of being unsuited to the end in view
    inexpedience.

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insalubriousness

  • noun the quality of being insalubrious and debilitating
    insalubrity.

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catastrophe

  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; calamity; cataclysm; disaster.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster
  • noun a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
    disaster.
    • lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system
    • his policies were a disaster

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criminal_law

  • noun the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment

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penetrating_trauma

  • noun injury incurred when an object (as a knife or bullet or shrapnel) penetrates into the body
    penetrating injury.

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scold

  • noun someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
    nagger; common scold; nag; scolder.
  • verb censure severely or angrily
    call on the carpet; rag; dress down; remonstrate; chew out; take to task; call down; jaw; lambast; trounce; chide; berate; chew up; have words; rebuke; reprimand; reproof; lecture; bawl out; lambaste.
    • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

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venom

  • noun toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)
  • noun feeling a need to see others suffer
    spitefulness; maliciousness; malice; spite.

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lodgement

  • noun bringing a charge or accusation against someone
    lodgment.
  • noun the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily
    lodgment; lodging.
    • the lodgment of the balloon in the tree

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putrescence

  • noun in a state of progressive putrefaction
    rottenness; corruption; putridness.
  • noun the quality of rotting and becoming putrid
    rottenness.

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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asking

  • noun the verbal act of requesting
    request.
  • verb inquire about
    ask; inquire; enquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times

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character_assassination

  • noun an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
    assassination; blackwash.

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blaze

  • noun a strong flame that burns brightly
    blazing.
    • the blaze spread rapidly
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    hell.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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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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breach

  • noun a failure to perform some promised act or obligation
  • noun an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)

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dapple

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; patch; maculation; fleck.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • verb colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
    cloud; mottle.

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gravel

  • noun rock fragments and pebbles
    crushed rock.
  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

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deprecation

  • noun a prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster
  • noun the act of expressing disapproval (especially of yourself)
    denigration.

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blistering

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

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bellyache

  • noun an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
    stomach ache; stomachache; gastralgia.
  • verb complain
    squawk; grouse; beef; gripe; holler; bitch; crab.
    • What was he hollering about?

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unfavorableness

  • noun the quality of not being encouraging or indicative of success
    unfavourableness.

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torture

  • noun extreme mental distress
    torment; anguish.
  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torment.

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permissive

  • adjective not preventive
  • adjective granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline
    • direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive
    • permissive parents

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replication

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

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blast

  • noun a very long fly ball
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; bang; eruption; clap.

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shenanigan

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

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defamatory

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory.

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alienation_of_affection

  • noun a tort based on willful and malicious interference with the marriage relation by a third party without justification or excuse

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umbrage

  • noun a feeling of anger caused by being offended
    offense; offence.
    • he took offence at my question

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special_pleading

  • noun an argument that ignores all unfavorable evidence
  • noun (law) a pleading that alleges new facts in avoidance of the opposing allegations

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demerit

  • noun a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces
    • ten demerits and he loses his privileges
  • noun the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
    fault.
    • they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel
    • he knew his own faults much better than she did

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civil_wrong

  • noun (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
    tort.

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vitriolic

  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    erosive; corrosive; mordant; caustic.

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shock

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    daze; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
    impact.
    • the armies met in the shock of battle

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libeler

  • noun one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel
    backbiter; traducer; defamer; maligner; slanderer; vilifier.

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protest

  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    protestation.
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    objection; dissent.

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acerb

  • adjective satellite sour or bitter in taste
    astringent; acerbic.
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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tenderness

  • noun a tendency to express warm and affectionate feeling
  • noun a pain that is felt (as when the area is touched)
    soreness; rawness.
    • the best results are generally obtained by inserting the needle into the point of maximum tenderness
    • after taking a cold, rawness of the larynx and trachea come on

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deflator

  • noun a statistical factor designed to remove the effect of inflation; inflation adjusted variables are in constant dollars

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earl_warren

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
    Warren.

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plain

  • noun extensive tract of level open land
    champaign; field.
    • they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain
    • he longed for the fields of his youth
  • noun a basic knitting stitch
    plain stitch; knit; knit stitch.

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guy

  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; hombre; cat.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll
  • noun an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

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stabbing

  • adjective satellite causing physical or especially psychological injury
    wounding.
    • a stabbing remark
    • wounding and false charges of disloyalty
  • verb use a knife on
    stab; knife.
    • The victim was knifed to death

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chase

  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; pursuit.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
    Salmon Portland Chase; Salmon P. Chase.

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vituperative

  • adjective satellite marked by harshly abusive criticism
    scathing.
    • his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists
    • her vituperative railing

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smirch

  • noun a blemish made by dirt
    blot; slur; smear; spot; smudge; daub.
    • he had a smudge on his cheek
  • noun an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    smear; blot; spot; stain.
    • he made a huge blot on his copybook

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blasphemy

  • noun blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
  • noun blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    profanation; desecration; sacrilege.
    • desecration of the Holy Sabbath

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gnarl

  • noun something twisted and tight and swollen
    knot.
    • their muscles stood out in knots
    • the old man's fists were two great gnarls
    • his stomach was in knots
  • verb twist into a state of deformity
    • The wind has gnarled this old tree

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plant_toxin

  • noun any substance produced by plants that is similar in its properties to extracellular bacterial toxin
    phytotoxin.

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criminal_maintenance

  • noun the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community
    maintenance.
    • unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit

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value

  • noun a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed
    • the value assigned was 16 milliseconds
  • noun the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
    • the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world

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frostbite

  • noun destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene
    cryopathy.

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mercantile

  • adjective of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism
    • mercantile theories
    • mercantile system
  • adjective satellite profit oriented
    moneymaking; mercenary.
    • a commercial book
    • preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan
    • a mercenary enterprise
    • a moneymaking business

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acid

  • noun any of various water-soluble compounds having a sour taste and capable of turning litmus red and reacting with a base to form a salt
  • noun street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
    Elvis; Zen; dose; battery-acid; back breaker; window pane; pane; Lucy in the sky with diamonds; loony toons; dot; superman.

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harlan_fisk_stone

  • noun United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
    Harlan F. Stone; Stone; Harlan Stone.

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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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loathsomeness

  • noun the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions
    lousiness; repulsiveness; vileness; sliminess; wickedness.
    • the vileness of his language surprised us

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curse

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
    condemnation; execration.

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minimization

  • noun the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
    minimisation.

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speckle

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    spot; patch; maculation; fleck; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • verb produce a mottled effect
    stipple.
    • The sunlight stippled the trees

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ecclesiastical

  • adjective of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
    ecclesiastic.
    • ecclesiastic history

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corporation_law

  • noun that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing corporations

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federal_job_safety_law

  • noun a law passed by the United States Congress that created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent employees from being injured or contracting diseases in the course of their employment
    occupational safety and health act.

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slur

  • noun (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
  • noun a disparaging remark
    aspersion.
    • in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion
    • it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility

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trespass_on_the_case

  • noun an action brought to recover damages from a person whose actions have resulted indirectly in injury or loss
    • a person struck by a log as it was thrown onto a road could maintain trespass against the thrower but one who was hurt by stumbling over it could maintain and action on the case

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mischievous

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; impish; puckish; prankish; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank
  • adjective satellite deliberately causing harm or damage
    • mischievous rumors and falsehoods

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malevolent

  • adjective satellite wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred
    • a gossipy malevolent old woman
    • failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful
  • adjective satellite having or exerting a malignant influence
    malign; malefic; evil.
    • malevolent stars
    • a malefic force

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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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international

  • adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    • international affairs
    • an international agreement
    • international waters
  • noun any of several international socialist organizations

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guided_missile_destroyer

  • noun a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
    destroyer.

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sulphuric_acid

  • noun (H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry
    oil of vitriol; sulfuric acid; vitriol.

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sour_grapes

  • noun disparagement of something that is unattainable

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revealing

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    disclosure; revelation.
  • verb make visible
    bring out; uncover; reveal; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her

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military_law

  • noun the body of laws and rules of conduct administered by military courts for the discipline, trial, and punishment of military personnel

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thrust

  • noun the force used in pushing
    push.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines
  • noun a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    knife thrust; stab.
    • one strong stab to the heart killed him

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scoffing

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    jeer; scoff; jeering; mockery.
  • verb laugh at with contempt and derision
    barrack; jeer; gibe; scoff; flout.
    • The crowd jeered at the speaker

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depreciation

  • noun a decrease in price or value
    • depreciation of the dollar against the yen
  • noun decrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use
    wear and tear.

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commercial

  • noun a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
    commercial message.
  • adjective connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises
    • commercial trucker
    • commercial TV
    • commercial diamonds

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smudge

  • noun a smoky fire to drive away insects
  • noun a blemish made by dirt
    smirch; blot; slur; smear; spot; daub.
    • he had a smudge on his cheek

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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nauseatingness

  • noun extreme unpalatability to the mouth
    disgustingness; distastefulness; unsavoriness; sickeningness.

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address

  • noun (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
    reference; computer address.
  • noun the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with

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wastefulness

  • noun the trait of wasting resources
    thriftlessness; waste.
    • a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
    • the wastefulness of missed opportunities
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; waste.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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blackwash

  • noun an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
    character assassination; assassination.
  • noun a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores
    black lotion.

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common_law

  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    case law; precedent.
  • noun a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
    case law; precedent.
    • common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States

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trial

  • noun the act of testing something
    test; run.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial
  • noun trying something to find out about it
    test; trial run; tryout.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain

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psychic_trauma

  • noun an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
    trauma.

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whiner

  • noun a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
    squawker; moaner; sniveller; crybaby; complainer; grumbler; bellyacher.

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boast

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    self-praise; boasting; jactitation.
  • verb show off
    blow; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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unwholesomeness

  • noun the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you
    morbidness; morbidity.

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harlan_stone

  • noun United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
    Harlan F. Stone; Stone; Harlan Fisk Stone.

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settler

  • noun a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
    colonist.
  • noun a negotiator who settles disputes

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ridicule

  • noun language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
  • noun the act of deriding or treating with contempt
    derision.

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whine

  • noun a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
    whimper.
  • verb move with a whining sound
    • The bullets were whining past us

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odiousness

  • noun the quality of being offensive
    distastefulness; offensiveness.

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neurolysin

  • noun any toxin that affects neural tissues
    neurotoxin.

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crybaby

  • noun a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
    chicken; wimp.
  • noun a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
    squawker; moaner; sniveller; complainer; whiner; grumbler; bellyacher.

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pick

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; choice.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    picking.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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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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itchiness

  • noun an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
    itching; itch.

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law_of_nations

  • noun the body of laws governing relations between nations
    international law.

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acridness

  • noun extreme bitterness
    acridity.
    • the acridity of alkali
  • noun the quality of being sharply disagreeable in language or tone
    acridity.

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vituperation

  • noun abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
    invective; vitriol.

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criticism

  • noun disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
    unfavorable judgment.
    • the senator received severe criticism from his opponent
  • noun a serious examination and judgment of something
    critique.
    • constructive criticism is always appreciated

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cloven_foot

  • noun the mark of Satan
    cloven hoof.
  • noun a hoof divided into two parts at its distal extremity (as of ruminants or swine)
    cloven hoof.

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murmur

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; muttering; mutter; murmuration; mussitation.
  • noun a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
    murmur vowel.

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contumelious

  • adjective satellite arrogantly insolent

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iconoclasm

  • noun the orientation of an iconoclast

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brain_damage

  • noun injury to the brain that impairs its functions (especially permanently); can be caused by trauma to the head, infection, hemorrhage, inadequate oxygen, genetic abnormality, etc.

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curse_word

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; oath.
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justiciary

  • noun formerly a high judicial officer
    justiciar.
  • noun the jurisdiction of a justiciar

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sneer

  • noun a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls
    leer.
  • noun a contemptuous or scornful remark

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surrebuttal

  • noun (law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rebutter
    surrebutter.

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names

  • noun verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument
    name calling.
    • sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me
  • noun a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    name.
    • his name really is George Washington
    • those are two names for the same thing

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uncomplimentary

  • adjective showing or representing unfavorably
    unflattering.
    • an unflattering portrait
    • an uncomplimentary dress
  • adjective tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage

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unpleasantness

  • noun the feeling caused by disagreeable stimuli; one pole of a continuum of states of feeling
  • noun the quality of giving displeasure
    • the recent unpleasantness of the weather

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armed

  • adjective (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
    • armed robbery
  • verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    build up; gird; fortify; arm.
    • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
    • troops are building up on the Iraqi border

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name_calling

  • noun verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument
    names.
    • sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me

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grumbler

  • noun a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
    squawker; moaner; sniveller; crybaby; complainer; whiner; bellyacher.

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tax_avoidance

  • noun the minimization of tax liability by lawful methods

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devastation

  • noun the state of being decayed or destroyed
    desolation.
  • noun the feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed
    • her departure left him in utter devastation

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use

  • noun the act of using
    utilization; utilisation; usage; employment; exercise.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers
  • noun what something is used for
    function; role; purpose.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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salmon_portland_chase

  • noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
    Salmon P. Chase; Chase.

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belittling

  • noun a belittling comment
    denigration.
  • noun the act of belittling

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reproach

  • noun a mild rebuke or criticism
    • words of reproach
  • noun disgrace or shame
    • he brought reproach upon his family

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micro-organism

  • noun any organism of microscopic size
    microorganism.

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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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maltreat

  • verb treat badly
    ill-use; ill-treat; step; abuse; mistreat.
    • This boss abuses his workers
    • She is always stepping on others to get ahead

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cloven

  • adjective satellite (used of hooves) split, divided
    bisulcate.
    • bisulcate hoof
  • verb separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
    rive; cleave; split.
    • cleave the bone

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nocent

  • adjective satellite having a tendency to cause harm

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crab

  • noun decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crabby person.

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libel

  • noun a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
  • noun the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks

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shamefulness

  • noun unworthiness meriting public disgrace and dishonor
    ignominiousness; disgracefulness.

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injury

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; trauma; hurt.
  • noun an accident that results in physical damage or hurt
    accidental injury.

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lodgment

  • noun bringing a charge or accusation against someone
    lodgement.
  • noun the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily
    lodgement; lodging.
    • the lodgment of the balloon in the tree

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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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depreciate

  • verb belittle
    vilipend; deprecate.
    • The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts
  • verb lower the value of something
    • The Fed depreciated the dollar once again

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denigrating

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    libelous; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.
  • verb cause to seem less serious; play down
    minimize; derogate; denigrate; belittle.
    • Don't belittle his influence

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shipwreck

  • noun a wrecked ship (or a part of one)
  • noun an irretrievable loss
    • that was the shipwreck of their romance

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infamy

  • noun a state of extreme dishonor
    opprobrium.
    • a date which will live in infamy"- F.D.Roosevelt
    • the name was a by-word of scorn and opprobrium throughout the city
  • noun evil fame or public reputation

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condescension

  • noun the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior
    disdainfulness; superciliousness.
  • noun a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
    patronage; disdain.

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swearing

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    oath.

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malicious_mischief

  • noun willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
    vandalism; hooliganism.

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hurt

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

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self-praise

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    boasting; boast; jactitation.

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virulence

  • noun extreme harmfulness (as the capacity of a microorganism to cause disease)
    virulency.
    • the virulence of the plague
  • noun extreme hostility
    virulency.
    • the virulence of the malicious old man

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invasion

  • noun the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder
  • noun any entry into an area not previously occupied
    encroachment; intrusion.
    • an invasion of tourists
    • an invasion of locusts

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disfavor

  • noun the state of being out of favor
    disfavour.
    • he is in disfavor with the king
  • noun an inclination to withhold approval from some person or group
    dislike; disapproval; disfavour.

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flak

  • noun a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
    flack; flack catcher; flak catcher.
  • noun intense adverse criticism
    fire; flack; attack; blast.
    • Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party
    • the government has come under attack
    • don't give me any flak

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shariah

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

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legitimation

  • noun the act of rendering a person legitimate
    • he has filial rights because he obtained letters of legitimation from the king
    • his parents' subsequent marriage resulted in his legitimation
  • noun the act of making lawful
    legalization; legalisation.

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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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salmon_p._chase

  • noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
    Salmon Portland Chase; Chase.

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ecclesiastical_law

  • noun the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
    canon law.

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challenge

  • noun a demanding or stimulating situation
    • they reacted irrationally to the challenge of Russian power
  • noun a call to engage in a contest or fight

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vandalism

  • noun willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
    malicious mischief; hooliganism.

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malign

  • verb speak unfavorably about
    traduce; badmouth; drag through the mud.
    • She badmouths her husband everywhere
  • adjective evil or harmful in nature or influence
    • prompted by malign motives
    • believed in witches and malign spirits
    • gave him a malign look
    • a malign lesion

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knocker

  • noun (Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way; a boastful immoderate person
  • noun a person who knocks (as seeking to gain admittance)
    • open the door and see who the knocker is

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human_action

  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; act.

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jejuneness

  • noun lacking and evidencing lack of experience of life
    juvenility; callowness.
  • noun the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated
    jejunity; vapidity; tameness; vapidness.

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sour

  • noun a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
  • noun the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
    tartness; sourness.

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minimisation

  • noun the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
    minimization.

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praise

  • noun an expression of approval and commendation
    congratulations; kudos; extolment.
    • he always appreciated praise for his work
  • noun offering words of homage as an act of worship
    • they sang a hymn of praise to God

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smear

  • noun slanderous defamation
    malignment; vilification.
  • noun a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
    cytosmear; cytologic smear.

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growing

  • noun (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
    development; ontogenesis; maturation; ontogeny; growth.
    • he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children
  • noun (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state

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making

  • noun the act that results in something coming to be
    fashioning; devising.
    • the devising of plans
    • the fashioning of pots and pans
    • the making of measurements
    • it was already in the making
  • noun an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
    qualification.
    • her qualifications for the job are excellent
    • one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
    • she has the makings of fine musician

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rebuke

  • noun an act or expression of criticism and censure
    reproof; reproval; reprehension; reprimand.
    • he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face
  • verb censure severely or angrily
    call on the carpet; rag; dress down; remonstrate; chew out; take to task; call down; jaw; lambast; trounce; scold; chide; berate; chew up; have words; reprimand; reproof; lecture; bawl out; lambaste.
    • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

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jeer

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    scoffing; scoff; jeering; mockery.
  • verb laugh at with contempt and derision
    barrack; gibe; scoff; flout.
    • The crowd jeered at the speaker

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admiralty

  • noun the department in charge of the navy (as in Great Britain)
  • noun the office of admiral

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hudud

  • noun Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes
    hudood.

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point

  • noun a geometric element that has position but no extension
    • a point is defined by its coordinates
  • noun the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

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defile

  • noun a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
    gorge.
  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    sully; corrupt; taint; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation

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prompt

  • noun a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    prompting.
    • the audience could hear his prompting
  • noun (computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
    command prompt.

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derogate

  • verb cause to seem less serious; play down
    minimize; denigrate; belittle.
    • Don't belittle his influence

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tort

  • noun (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
    civil wrong.

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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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tax

  • noun charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
    revenue enhancement; taxation.
  • verb levy a tax on
    • The State taxes alcohol heavily
    • Clothing is not taxed in our state

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disparagement

  • noun a communication that belittles somebody or something
    depreciation; derogation.
  • noun the act of speaking contemptuously of
    dispraise.

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bend_sinister

  • noun a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left
    bar sinister.

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critic

  • noun a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
  • noun anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

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minimum

  • noun the smallest possible quantity
    lower limit.
  • noun the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right

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zootoxin

  • noun a toxin resembling bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties that is found in the fluids of certain animals
    animal toxin.

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bend

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; turn.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun movement that causes the formation of a curve
    bending.

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dictation

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; command; bidding.
  • noun speech intended for reproduction in writing

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offense

  • noun a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
    offensive activity; discourtesy; offence.
  • noun a feeling of anger caused by being offended
    umbrage; offence.
    • he took offence at my question

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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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traducer

  • noun one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel
    backbiter; libeler; defamer; maligner; slanderer; vilifier.

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calumnious

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; denigratory; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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obloquy

  • noun state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
    opprobrium.
  • noun a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
    defamation; hatchet job; calumniation; traducement; calumny.

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freckle

  • noun a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin
    lentigo.
  • verb become freckled
    • I freckle easily

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court

  • noun an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    tribunal; judicature.
  • noun a room in which a lawcourt sits
    courtroom.
    • television cameras were admitted in the courtroom

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boasting

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    self-praise; boast; jactitation.
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; brag; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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defective

  • adjective satellite having a defect
    faulty.
    • I returned the appliance because it was defective
  • adjective satellite markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior
    • defective speech

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awkwardness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness; slowness.
  • noun the quality of an embarrassing situation
    nuisance value.
    • he sensed the awkwardness of his proposal

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acrimony

  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    tartness; bitterness; acerbity; thorniness; jaundice.

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agony

  • noun intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
    torment; torture.
    • an agony of doubt
    • the torments of the damned
  • noun a state of acute pain
    excruciation; suffering.

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damage

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

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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contempt

  • noun lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    scorn; despite; disdain.
    • he was held in contempt
    • the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
  • noun a manner that is generally disrespectful and contemptuous
    disrespect.

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aching

  • noun a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
    ache.
  • verb feel physical pain
    ache; suffer; hurt.
    • Were you hurting after the accident?

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answer

  • noun a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    reply; response.
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    solvent; resolution; solution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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ordinary

  • noun a judge of a probate court
  • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
    • not out of the ordinary

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resignation

  • noun acceptance of despair
    surrender.
  • noun the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)

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bleat

  • noun the sound of sheep or goats (or any sound resembling this)
  • verb talk whiningly

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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roguishness

  • noun the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks
    prankishness; rascality.
  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    mischief-making; rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguery; devilment; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.

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lesion

  • noun any localized abnormal structural change in a bodily part
  • noun an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
    wound.

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description

  • noun a statement that represents something in words
    verbal description.
  • noun the act of describing something

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military_machine

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; military; armed services; 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

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information

  • noun a message received and understood
    info.
  • noun knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

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toxicity

  • noun the degree to which something is poisonous
  • noun grave harmfulness or deadliness
    perniciousness.

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john_marshall

  • noun United States jurist; as chief justice of the Supreme Court he established the principles of United States constitutional law (1755-1835)
    Marshall.

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philosophy

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; school of thought; ism; doctrine.
  • noun the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

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phytotoxin

  • noun any substance produced by plants that is similar in its properties to extracellular bacterial toxin
    plant toxin.

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morrison_waite

  • noun United States jurist who was appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874 by President Grant (1816-1888)
    Waite; Morrison R. Waite; Morrison Remick Waite.

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canker

  • noun a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark
  • noun an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)
    canker sore.

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disgracefulness

  • noun unworthiness meriting public disgrace and dishonor
    ignominiousness; shamefulness.

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warren_earl_burger

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995)
    Burger; Warren Burger; Warren E. Burger.

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wrong

  • noun that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    wrongfulness.
    • he feels that you are in the wrong
  • noun any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    legal injury; damage.

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abuse

  • noun cruel or inhumane treatment
    maltreatment; ill-treatment; ill-usage.
    • the child showed signs of physical abuse
  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; vilification; contumely; insult.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team

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grotius

  • noun Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
    Hugo Grotius; Huig de Groot.

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ethnic

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

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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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destructive

  • adjective causing destruction or much damage
    • a policy that is destructive to the economy
    • destructive criticism

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data

  • noun a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
    information.
    • statistical data
  • noun an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
    data point; datum.

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response

  • noun a result
    • this situation developed in response to events in Africa
  • noun a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
    reaction.
    • a bad reaction to the medicine
    • his responses have slowed with age

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hooliganism

  • noun willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
    malicious mischief; vandalism.

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penetrating_injury

  • noun injury incurred when an object (as a knife or bullet or shrapnel) penetrates into the body
    penetrating trauma.

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actus_reus

  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    misconduct; wrongful conduct; wrongdoing.
    • he denied any wrongdoing

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alcalde

  • noun a mayor or chief magistrate of a Spanish town

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catty

  • noun any of various units of weight used in southeastern Asia (especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams)
    cattie.
  • adjective satellite marked by or arising from malice
    cattish; bitchy.
    • a catty remark

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pick_at

  • verb pluck or pull at with the fingers
    pull at; pluck at.
    • She picked nervously at the buttons of her blouse
  • verb eat like a bird
    peck; peck at.
    • The anorexic girl just picks at her food

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sniveller

  • noun a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
    squawker; moaner; crybaby; complainer; whiner; grumbler; bellyacher.

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protestation

  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    protest.
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun a strong declaration of protest

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rawness

  • noun a chilly dampness
    • the rawness of the midnight air
  • noun the state of being crude and incomplete and imperfect
    incompleteness.
    • the study was criticized for incompleteness of data but it stimulated further research
    • the rawness of his diary made it unpublishable

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chief

  • noun a person who is in charge
    head; top dog.
    • the head of the whole operation
  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; gaffer; honcho; boss.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman

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jeering

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    jeer; scoffing; scoff; mockery.
  • verb laugh at with contempt and derision
    barrack; jeer; gibe; scoff; flout.
    • The crowd jeered at the speaker

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alienation

  • noun the feeling of being alienated from other people
    estrangement; disaffection.
  • noun separation resulting from hostility
    estrangement.

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pollution

  • noun undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities
  • noun the state of being polluted
    befoulment; defilement.

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dispraise

  • noun the act of speaking contemptuously of
    disparagement.

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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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understate

  • verb represent as less significant or important
    minimize; downplay; minimise.

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staining

  • noun (histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study
  • noun the act of spotting or staining something
    maculation; spotting.

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slanderous

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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offence

  • noun the action of attacking an enemy
    offense; offensive.
  • noun the team that has the ball (or puck) and is trying to score
    offense.

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jay

  • noun United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)
    John Jay.
  • noun crested largely blue bird

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wound

  • noun an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
    lesion.
  • noun a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
    injury; combat injury.

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brain

  • noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    encephalon.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; wit.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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mistake

  • noun a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    fault; error.
    • he made a bad mistake
    • she was quick to point out my errors
    • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
  • noun an understanding of something that is not correct
    misunderstanding; misapprehension.
    • he wasn't going to admit his mistake
    • make no mistake about his intentions
    • there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister

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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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potshot

  • noun a shot taken at an easy or casual target (as by a pothunter)
  • noun criticism aimed at an easy target and made without careful consideration
    • reporters took potshots at the mayor

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unfavorable

  • adjective not encouraging or approving or pleasing
    unfavourable.
    • unfavorable conditions
    • an unfavorable comparison
    • unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression
  • adjective (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose
    unfavourable.
    • unfavorable winds

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hell

  • noun any place of pain and turmoil;
    the pits; hellhole; snake pit; hell on earth; inferno.
    • the hell of battle
    • the inferno of the engine room
    • when you're alone Christmas is the pits
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    blaze.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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cold

  • noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    common cold.
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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vilify

  • verb spread negative information about
    vituperate; rail; revile.
    • The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews

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wickedness

  • noun morally objectionable behavior
    iniquity; evil; immorality.
  • noun absence of moral or spiritual values
    iniquity; dark; darkness.
    • the powers of darkness

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roger_taney

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens (1777-1864)
    Roger Brooke Taney; Taney.

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undoer

  • noun a seducer who ruins a woman
    • she awoke in the arms of her cruel undoer
  • noun a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
    opener; untier; unfastener.
    • children are talented undoers of their shoelaces

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destroyer

  • noun a small fast lightly armored but heavily armed warship
    guided missile destroyer.
  • noun a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
    ruiner; uprooter; waster; undoer.
    • a destroyer of the environment
    • jealousy was his undoer
    • uprooters of gravestones

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bacterial_toxin

  • noun any endotoxin or exotoxin formed in or elaborated by bacterial cells

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rebutter

  • noun a debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument
    confuter; refuter; disprover.
  • noun (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder
    rebuttal.

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stricture

  • noun abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway
    stenosis.
  • noun severe criticism

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swearword

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; expletive; cuss; curse; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted

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law_merchant

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

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surrejoinder

  • noun (law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rejoinder

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insidiousness

  • noun subtle and cumulative harmfulness (especially of a disease)
  • noun the quality of being designed to entrap

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brickbat

  • noun a fragment of brick used as a weapon
  • noun blunt criticism

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acerbity

  • noun a sharp bitterness
  • noun a sharp sour taste
    tartness.

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hudood

  • noun Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes
    hudud.

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lethality

  • noun the quality of being deadly
    deadliness.

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wrongful_conduct

  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    misconduct; wrongdoing; actus reus.
    • he denied any wrongdoing

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criminal

  • noun someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    malefactor; crook; outlaw; felon.
  • adjective satellite bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
    condemnable; deplorable; vicious; reprehensible.
    • a criminal waste of talent
    • a deplorable act of violence
    • adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife

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spot

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    topographic point; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

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bitchiness

  • noun malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
    spitefulness; spite; cattiness; nastiness.

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toxin

  • noun a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species

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rutledge

  • noun United States jurist and second chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; he was appointed by George Washington and briefly served as chief justice but was ultimately rejected by the United States Senate (1739-1800)
    John Rutledge.

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cuss

  • noun a persistently annoying person
    pesterer; pest; gadfly; blighter.
  • noun a boy or man
    fella; blighter; lad; gent; fellow; bloke; chap; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke

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animal

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; fauna; creature.
  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; sensual.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

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oliver_ellsworth

  • noun United States jurist and the third chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1807)
    Ellsworth.

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witnesser

  • noun someone who sees an event and reports what happened
    informant; witness.

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denigrate

  • verb cause to seem less serious; play down
    minimize; derogate; belittle.
    • Don't belittle his influence
  • verb charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    sully; smirch; smear; defame; asperse; slander; calumniate; besmirch.
    • The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation

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break

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

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deviltry

  • noun wicked and cruel behavior
    devilry.
  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    mischief-making; rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; devilment; shenanigan; devilry.

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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morrison_remick_waite

  • noun United States jurist who was appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874 by President Grant (1816-1888)
    Morrison Waite; Waite; Morrison R. Waite.

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belittle

  • verb cause to seem less serious; play down
    minimize; derogate; denigrate.
    • Don't belittle his influence
  • verb express a negative opinion of
    pick at; disparage.
    • She disparaged her student's efforts

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foot

  • noun the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
    human foot; pes.
    • his bare feet projected from his trousers
    • armored from head to foot
  • noun a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
    ft.
    • he is six feet tall

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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unsavoriness

  • noun extreme unpalatability to the mouth
    disgustingness; distastefulness; nauseatingness; sickeningness.
  • noun the property of being extremely unacceptable to the mind
    disgustingness.

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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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ravaging

  • noun plundering with excessive damage and destruction
    devastation.
  • verb make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
    ravage; harry.

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name

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

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insect_bite

  • noun a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
    bite; sting.

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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devilment

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    mischief-making; rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.

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micro

  • adjective satellite extremely small in scale or scope or capability

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liver_spot

  • noun a type of skin disease that causes brown spots on the skin

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roast

  • noun a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
    joint.
  • noun negative criticism
    knock.

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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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continuing_trespass

  • noun trespass that is not transient or intermittent but continues as long as the offending object remains
    • dumping his garbage on my land was a case of continuing trespass

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warren_e._burger

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995)
    Burger; Warren Earl Burger; Warren Burger.

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offensive_activity

  • noun a lack of politeness; a failure to show regard for others; wounding the feelings or others
    offense; discourtesy; offence.

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harm

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    injury; trauma; hurt.
  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    impairment; damage.

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rejoinder

  • noun a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
    return; counter; retort; replication; comeback; riposte.
    • it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher
  • noun (law) a pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication

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grouse

  • noun flesh of any of various grouse of the family Tetraonidae; usually roasted; flesh too dry to broil
  • noun popular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet

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scoff

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    jeer; scoffing; jeering; mockery.
  • verb laugh at with contempt and derision
    barrack; jeer; gibe; flout.
    • The crowd jeered at the speaker

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bump

  • noun a lump on the body caused by a blow
  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; swelling; excrescence; jut; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns

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crushing

  • noun forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    stifling; quelling; suppression.
    • the suppression of heresy
    • the quelling of the rebellion
    • the stifling of all dissent
  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; suppress; oppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists

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grouch

  • noun a bad-tempered person
    churl; grump; crank; crosspatch.
  • verb show one's unhappiness or critical attitude
    grumble; scold.
    • He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong
    • We grumbled about the increased work load

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static

  • noun a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
    atmospherics; atmospheric static.
  • noun angry criticism
    • they will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial

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caustic

  • noun any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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naming

  • noun the verbal act of naming
    • the part he failed was the naming of state capitals
  • noun the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
    assignment; appointment; designation.
    • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee

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patch

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; maculation; fleck; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    plot; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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international_law

  • noun the body of laws governing relations between nations
    law of nations.

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special

  • noun a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising
    • they are having a special on pork chops
  • noun a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant

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vilification

  • noun slanderous defamation
    smear; malignment.
  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; abuse; contumely; insult.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team

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try

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    effort; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • verb make an effort or attempt
    attempt; seek; essay; assay.
    • He tried to shake off his fears
    • The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
    • The police attempted to stop the thief
    • He sought to improve himself
    • She always seeks to do good in the world

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admiralty_law

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

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itch

  • noun a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
    scabies.
    • he has a bad case of the itch
  • noun a strong restless desire
    urge.
    • why this urge to travel?

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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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enabling_legislation

  • noun legislation that gives appropriate officials the authority to implement or enforce the law

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settlement

  • noun a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
    colony.
    • the American colony in Paris
  • noun a community of people smaller than a town
    small town; village.

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spitefulness

  • noun feeling a need to see others suffer
    maliciousness; malice; spite; venom.
  • noun malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
    spite; cattiness; bitchiness; nastiness.

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invective

  • noun abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
    vitriol; vituperation.

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safety

  • noun the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
    • insure the safety of the children
    • the reciprocal of safety is risk
  • noun a safe place
    refuge.
    • He ran to safety

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health

  • noun a healthy state of wellbeing free from disease
    wellness.
    • physicians should be held responsible for the health of their patients
  • noun the general condition of body and mind
    • his delicate health
    • in poor health

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making_known

  • noun a speech act that conveys information
    informing.

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birth_trauma

  • noun physical injury to an infant during the birth process
  • noun emotional injury inflicted on an infant by events incident to birth that is alleged to appear in symbolic form in patients with mental illness

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ruinous

  • adjective satellite extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
    catastrophic.
    • a catastrophic depression
    • catastrophic illness
    • a ruinous course of action
  • adjective satellite causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin
    blasting.
    • the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit
    • the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces
    • a ruinous war

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nastiness

  • noun a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse
    filth; filthiness; foulness.
  • noun malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
    spitefulness; spite; cattiness; bitchiness.

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impudence

  • noun an impudent statement
    cheek; impertinence.
  • noun the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
    impertinence; freshness; crust; cheekiness; gall; insolence.

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cyanogen

  • noun a colorless toxic gas with a pungent almond odor; has been used in chemical warfare

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stone

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

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poignance

  • noun a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow
    poignancy.
    • a moment of extraordinary poignancy

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jeremy_bentham

  • noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
    Bentham.

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impertinence

  • noun an impudent statement
    cheek; impudence.
  • noun the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
    freshness; crust; impudence; cheekiness; gall; insolence.

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rail

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    railing.
  • noun short for railway
    • he traveled by rail
    • he was concerned with rail safety

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withering

  • noun any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
    atrophy.
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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inferiority

  • noun the state of being inferior
    lower rank; lower status.
  • noun an inferior quality
    low quality.

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tax_law

  • noun the body of laws governing taxation

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disrespect

  • noun an expression of lack of respect
    discourtesy.
  • noun a disrespectful mental attitude

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securities_law

  • noun the body of laws governing the issuance and selling of securities

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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grape

  • noun any of various juicy fruit of the genus Vitis with green or purple skins; grow in clusters
  • noun any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries
    grapevine; grape vine.

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stinger

  • noun a cocktail made of made of creme de menthe and brandy
  • noun a remark capable of wounding mentally
    cut.
    • the unkindest cut of all

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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sickeningness

  • noun extreme unpalatability to the mouth
    disgustingness; distastefulness; nauseatingness; unsavoriness.

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shortcoming

  • noun a failing or deficiency
    defect.
    • that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information

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marine

  • noun a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
  • noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; devil dog; leatherneck.

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cattiness

  • noun malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
    spitefulness; spite; bitchiness; nastiness.

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fret

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

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blister

  • noun a flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)
  • noun (botany) a swelling on a plant similar to that on the skin

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oliver_wendell_holmes_jr.

  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Holmes.

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viet

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deprivation

  • noun a state of extreme poverty
    neediness; want; privation.
  • noun the disadvantage that results from losing something
    loss.
    • his loss of credibility led to his resignation
    • losing him is no great deprivation

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mischief-making

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; devilment; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.

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statutory_law

  • noun the body of laws created by legislative statutes

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uprooter

  • noun a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
    ruiner; waster; undoer; destroyer.
    • a destroyer of the environment
    • jealousy was his undoer
    • uprooters of gravestones

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trier

  • noun one (as a judge) who examines and settles a case
  • noun one who tries
    essayer; attempter.

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fleck

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; chip; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; patch; maculation; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red

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reproval

  • noun an act or expression of criticism and censure
    reproof; reprehension; rebuke; reprimand.
    • he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face

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reprehension

  • noun an act or expression of criticism and censure
    reproof; reproval; rebuke; reprimand.
    • he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face

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noxiousness

  • noun the quality of being noxious
    noisomeness; harmfulness.

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hatchet_job

  • noun a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
    obloquy; defamation; calumniation; traducement; calumny.

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ruination

  • noun an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
    ruin.
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
  • noun an event that results in destruction
    ruin.

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denigrative

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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lower_limit

  • noun the smallest possible quantity
    minimum.
  • noun the limit on the lower (or southernmost) side of something

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cold_water

  • noun disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation
    • she poured cold water on the whole idea of going to Africa

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poignancy

  • noun a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow
    poignance.
    • a moment of extraordinary poignancy
  • noun a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
    pathos.
    • the film captured all the pathos of their situation

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animal_toxin

  • noun a toxin resembling bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties that is found in the fluids of certain animals
    zootoxin.

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petty_criticism

  • noun a petty disparagement
    detraction.

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distastefulness

  • noun extreme unpalatability to the mouth
    disgustingness; nauseatingness; unsavoriness; sickeningness.
  • noun the quality of being offensive
    offensiveness; odiousness.

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trespass_viet_armis

  • noun trespass with force and arms resulting in injury to another's person or property

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shout

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • verb utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
    • My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout

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bitch

  • noun an unpleasant difficulty
    • this problem is a real bitch
  • noun a person (usually but not necessarily a woman) who is thoroughly disliked
    cunt.
    • she said her son thought Hillary was a bitch

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hatefulness

  • noun the quality of being hateful
    objectionableness; obnoxiousness.

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put-down

  • noun a crushing remark
    squelch; squelcher; takedown.

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hoof

  • noun the foot of an ungulate mammal
  • noun the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals

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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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disaster

  • noun a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
    catastrophe.
    • lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system
    • his policies were a disaster
  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; calamity; cataclysm; catastrophe.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster

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islamic_law

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

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bar_sinister

  • noun the status of being born to parents who were not married
    illegitimacy; bastardy.
  • noun a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left
    bend sinister.

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law

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

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clapperclaw

  • verb claw with the nails
  • verb use foul or abusive language towards
    shout; blackguard; abuse.
    • The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket
    • The angry mother shouted at the teacher

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privacy

  • noun the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others
    privateness; seclusion.
  • noun the condition of being concealed or hidden
    secrecy; privateness; concealment.

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mercantile_law

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

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bite

  • noun a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  • noun a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
    bit; morsel.
    • all they had left was a bit of bread

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doge

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

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bleeding

  • noun the flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessel
    haemorrhage; hemorrhage.
  • verb lose blood from one's body
    shed blood; hemorrhage; bleed.

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attack

  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    onset; onrush; onslaught.
    • the attack began at dawn
  • noun an offensive move in a sport or game
    • they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning

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pains

  • noun an effortful attempt to attain a goal
    strain; striving; nisus.
  • noun a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
    hurting; pain.
    • the patient developed severe pain and distension

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catastrophic

  • adjective satellite extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
    ruinous.
    • a catastrophic depression
    • catastrophic illness
    • a ruinous course of action

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show

  • noun the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    display.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested

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jejunity

  • noun the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated
    jejuneness; vapidity; tameness; vapidness.
  • noun quality of lacking nutritive value
    jejuneness.

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besmirch

  • verb charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    sully; smirch; smear; defame; asperse; slander; denigrate; calumniate.
    • The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation
  • verb smear so as to make dirty or stained
    smirch.

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bitter

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

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cite

  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; reference; mention; citation; credit; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases
  • verb make reference to
    name; bring up; advert; mention; refer.
    • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

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damaging

  • adjective satellite (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
    prejudicial; detrimental; prejudicious.
    • damaging to career and reputation
    • the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant
  • verb inflict damage upon
    damage.
    • The snow damaged the roof
    • She damaged the car when she hit the tree

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unprofitability

  • noun the quality of affording no gain or no benefit or no profit
    unprofitableness.

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plaint

  • noun (United Kingdom) a written statement of the grounds of complaint made to court of law asking for the grievance to be redressed
  • noun a cry of sorrow and grief
    wail; lamentation; lament.
    • their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward

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chagrin

  • noun strong feelings of embarrassment
    mortification; humiliation.
  • verb cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    abase; mortify; humble; humiliate.
    • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

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huig_de_groot

  • noun Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
    Grotius; Hugo Grotius.

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explanation

  • noun a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
    account.
    • the explanation was very simple
    • I expected a brief account
  • noun thought that makes something comprehensible

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hurtful

  • adjective satellite causing hurt
    • her hurtful unconsidered words
  • adjective satellite harmful to living things
    deleterious; injurious.
    • deleterious chemical additives

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unhealthfulness

  • noun the quality of promoting poor health

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malice

  • noun feeling a need to see others suffer
    spitefulness; maliciousness; spite; venom.
  • noun the quality of threatening evil
    malevolence; malevolency.

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interdict

  • noun an ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person or all persons in a particular district
  • noun a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity
    interdiction.

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william_howard_taft

  • noun 27th President of the United States and later chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1857-1930)
    President Taft; Taft.

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bitchery

  • noun aggressive remarks and behavior like that of a spiteful malicious woman

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sulfuric

  • adjective of or relating to or containing sulfur
    sulphuric.
    • sulphuric esters

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blackguard

  • noun someone who is morally reprehensible
    bounder; dog; hound; heel; cad.
    • you dirty dog
  • verb subject to laughter or ridicule
    laugh at; make fun; ridicule; poke fun; roast; guy; rib; jest at.
    • The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
    • The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
    • His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday

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invasion_of_privacy

  • noun the wrongful intrusion by individuals or the government into private affairs with which the public has no concern

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morbidity

  • noun the relative incidence of a particular disease
  • noun an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind
    morbidness.
    • his fear of being alone verges on morbidity

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malignment

  • noun slanderous defamation
    smear; vilification.

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chief_justice

  • noun the judge who presides over a supreme court

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rebuttal

  • noun the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument
  • noun (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder
    rebutter.

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sulphurous

  • adjective of or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur
    sulfurous.
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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affront

  • noun a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    insult.
    • turning his back on me was a deliberate insult
  • verb treat, mention, or speak to rudely
    diss; insult.
    • He insulted her with his rude remarks
    • the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone

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lament

  • noun a cry of sorrow and grief
    wail; lamentation; plaint.
    • their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward
  • noun a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
    dirge; coronach; threnody; requiem.

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whiplash

  • noun an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
    whiplash injury.
  • noun a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
    lash; whip.
    • the whip raised a red welt

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bother

  • noun an angry disturbance
    trouble; hassle; fuss.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother
  • noun something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
    annoyance; pain in the ass; pain; infliction; botheration; pain in the neck.
    • washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer
    • a bit of a bother
    • he's not a friend, he's an infliction

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unfavourableness

  • noun the quality of not being encouraging or indicative of success
    unfavorableness.

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bitterness

  • noun a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
    gall; rancour; rancor; resentment.
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; acerbity; thorniness; jaundice.

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stultification

  • noun derision of someone or something as foolish or absurd or inconsistent
    befooling.
  • noun the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
    deadening; impairment; constipation.

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detractor

  • noun one who disparages or belittles the worth of something
    depreciator; knocker; disparager.

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minimize

  • verb make small or insignificant
    minimise.
    • Let's minimize the risk
  • verb represent as less significant or important
    downplay; understate; minimise.

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calamity

  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; cataclysm; catastrophe; disaster.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster

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reus

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painful

  • adjective causing physical or psychological pain
    • worked with painful slowness
  • adjective satellite causing misery or pain or distress
    sore; afflictive.
    • it was a sore trial to him
    • the painful process of growing up

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roger_brooke_taney

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens (1777-1864)
    Roger Taney; Taney.

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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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oath

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    swearing.

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minus

  • noun an arithmetic operation in which the difference between two numbers is calculated
    subtraction.
    • the subtraction of three from four leaves one
    • four minus three equals one
  • adjective on the negative side or lower end of a scale
    • minus 5 degrees
    • a grade of B minus

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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deciding

  • noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision
    decision making.
    • a good executive must be good at decision making
  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    make up one's mind; determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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administrative_law

  • noun the body of rules and regulations and orders and decisions created by administrative agencies of government

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aspersion

  • noun a disparaging remark
    slur.
    • in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion
    • it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility
  • noun an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
    defamation; calumny; denigration; slander.

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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defect

  • noun an imperfection in a bodily system
    • visual defects
    • this device permits detection of defects in the lungs
  • noun a failing or deficiency
    shortcoming.
    • that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information

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affirmative

  • noun a reply of affirmation
    • he answered in the affirmative
  • adjective affirming or giving assent
    affirmatory.
    • an affirmative decision
    • affirmative votes

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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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rat

  • noun any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; blackleg.

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torment

  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torture.
  • noun extreme mental distress
    anguish; torture.

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vileness

  • noun the quality of being wicked
    ugliness; nefariousness; wickedness.
  • noun the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions
    loathsomeness; lousiness; repulsiveness; sliminess; wickedness.
    • the vileness of his language surprised us

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informing

  • noun to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors)
    ratting.
  • noun a speech act that conveys information
    making known.

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whiplash_injury

  • noun an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
    whiplash.

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objectionableness

  • noun the quality of being hateful
    obnoxiousness; hatefulness.

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obnoxiousness

  • noun the quality of being hateful
    objectionableness; hatefulness.

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rehnquist

  • noun United States jurist who served as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1972 until 1986, when he was appointed chief justice (born in 1924)
    William Hubbs Rehnquist; William Rehnquist.

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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gripe

  • noun informal terms for objecting
    squawk; beef; kick; bitch.
    • I have a gripe about the service here
  • verb complain
    squawk; bellyache; grouse; beef; holler; bitch; crab.
    • What was he hollering about?

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law_of_moses

  • noun the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah)
    Mosaic law.

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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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rag

  • noun a small piece of cloth or paper
    tatter; shred; tag; tag end.
  • noun a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
    rag week.

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blunt

  • verb make less intense
    • blunted emotions
  • verb make numb or insensitive
    benumb; dull; numb.
    • The shock numbed her senses

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wrench

  • noun a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
    twist; pull.
    • the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell
    • he was sidelined with a hamstring pull
  • noun a jerky pulling movement
    twist.

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hughes

  • noun English poet (born in 1930)
    Edward James Hughes; Ted Hughes.
  • noun United States writer (1902-1967)
    James Langston Hughes; Langston Hughes.

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usage

  • noun the act of using
    use; utilization; utilisation; employment; exercise.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers
  • noun accepted or habitual practice
    usance; custom.

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pain

  • noun a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
    hurting.
    • the patient developed severe pain and distension
  • noun emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
    painfulness.
    • the pain of loneliness

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electric

  • noun a car that is powered by electricity
    electric automobile; electric car.
  • adjective using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
    electrical.
    • electric current
    • electric wiring
    • electrical appliances
    • an electrical storm

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quote

  • noun a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
    quotation mark; inverted comma.
  • noun a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
    citation; quotation.

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judicial_decision

  • noun (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
    judgement; judgment.

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mutter

  • noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech
    murmuring; muttering; murmuration; murmur; mussitation.
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    murmuring; grumbling; grumble; muttering; murmur.

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harmful

  • adjective causing or capable of causing harm
    • too much sun is harmful to the skin
    • harmful effects of smoking

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affirmation

  • noun a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
    avouchment; avowal.
  • noun the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
    assertion; statement.

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commercial_law

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

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waster

  • noun someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently
    wastrel.
  • noun a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
    ruiner; uprooter; undoer; destroyer.
    • a destroyer of the environment
    • jealousy was his undoer
    • uprooters of gravestones

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plague_spot

  • noun a spot on the skin characteristic of the plague

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libellous

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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evaluator

  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    judge.

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ill-use

  • verb treat badly
    ill-treat; maltreat; step; abuse; mistreat.
    • This boss abuses his workers
    • She is always stepping on others to get ahead

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statute

  • noun an act passed by a legislative body
    legislative act.
  • adjective satellite enacted by a legislative body
    codified.
    • statute law
    • codified written laws

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scathing

  • adjective satellite marked by harshly abusive criticism
    vituperative.
    • his scathing remarks about silly lady novelists
    • her vituperative railing

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muckraker

  • noun one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)
    mudslinger.

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cover

  • noun a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    concealment; covert; screen.
    • a screen of trees afforded privacy
    • under cover of darkness
    • the brush provided a covert for game
    • the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background
  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    blanket.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep

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lentigo

  • noun a small brownish spot (of the pigment melanin) on the skin
    freckle.

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pernicious

  • adjective satellite exceedingly harmful
    deadly; baneful; pestilent.
  • adjective satellite working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
    subtle; insidious.
    • glaucoma is an insidious disease
    • a subtle poison

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nettle

  • noun any of numerous plants having stinging hairs that cause skin irritation on contact (especially of the genus Urtica or family Urticaceae)
  • verb sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
    urticate.

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strain

  • noun (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
  • noun difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    stress.
    • she endured the stresses and strains of life
    • he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson

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cloven_hoof

  • noun the mark of Satan
    cloven foot.
  • noun a hoof divided into two parts at its distal extremity (as of ruminants or swine)
    cloven foot.

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squelcher

  • noun a crushing remark
    put-down; squelch; takedown.
  • noun an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
    squelch; squelch circuit.

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blast_trauma

  • noun injury caused the explosion of a bomb (especially in enclosed spaces)

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torturing

  • noun the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason
    torture.
    • it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession
  • verb torment emotionally or mentally
    torment; excruciate; torture; rack.

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squelch

  • noun a crushing remark
    put-down; squelcher; takedown.
  • noun an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
    squelcher; squelch circuit.

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organism

  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    being.
  • noun a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
    • the social organism

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ellsworth

  • noun United States jurist and the third chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1807)
    Oliver Ellsworth.

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shop

  • noun a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    store.
    • he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
  • noun small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
    workshop.

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edward_douglas_white_jr.

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
    White; Edward White; Edward D. White.

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acerbic

  • adjective satellite sour or bitter in taste
    acerb; astringent.
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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grievance

  • noun a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
    grudge; score.
    • holding a grudge
    • settling a score
  • noun an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice

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mufti

  • noun a jurist who interprets Muslim religious law
  • noun civilian dress worn by a person who is entitled to wear a military uniform

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william_rehnquist

  • noun United States jurist who served as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1972 until 1986, when he was appointed chief justice (born in 1924)
    Rehnquist; William Hubbs Rehnquist.

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adjudicator

  • noun a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes

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jactitation

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    self-praise; boasting; boast.
  • noun (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)

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trespass

  • noun a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
  • noun entry to another's property without right or permission
    violation; encroachment; usurpation; intrusion.

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neurotoxin

  • noun any toxin that affects neural tissues
    neurolysin.

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affirmative_pleading

  • noun any defensive pleading that affirms facts rather than merely denying the facts alleged by the plaintiff

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president_taft

  • noun 27th President of the United States and later chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1857-1930)
    Taft; William Howard Taft.

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flack

  • noun a slick spokesperson who can turn any criticism to the advantage of their employer
    flack catcher; flak; flak catcher.
  • noun intense adverse criticism
    fire; attack; blast; flak.
    • Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party
    • the government has come under attack
    • don't give me any flak

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samson

  • noun (Old Testament) a judge of Israel who performed herculean feats of strength against the Philistines until he was betrayed to them by his mistress Delilah
  • noun a large and strong and heavyset man
    strapper; bruiser; bull.
    • he was a bull of a man
    • a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got

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demurrer

  • noun (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
    demurral; demur.
  • noun (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings

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matrimonial_law

  • noun that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing matrimony

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painfulness

  • noun emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid
    pain.
    • the pain of loneliness
  • noun the quality of being painful
    distressingness.
    • she feared the painfulness of childbirth

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defiler

  • noun a person or organization that causes pollution of the environment
    polluter.

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slang_term

  • noun informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
    slang expression; slang.
    • their speech was full of slang expressions

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peck

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • noun a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons

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electric_shock

  • noun the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture
    • they used cattle prods to administer electric shocks
  • noun trauma caused by the passage of electric current through the body (as from contact with high voltage lines or being struck by lightning); usually involves burns and abnormal heart rhythm and unconsciousness

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spite

  • noun feeling a need to see others suffer
    spitefulness; maliciousness; malice; venom.
  • noun malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
    spitefulness; cattiness; bitchiness; nastiness.

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unwholesome

  • adjective detrimental to physical or moral well-being
    • unwholesome food
    • unwholesome habits like smoking

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justice

  • noun the quality of being just or fair
    justness.
  • noun judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments

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tartness

  • noun the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
    sour; sourness.
  • noun a sharp sour taste
    acerbity.

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ruin

  • noun an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
    ruination.
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
  • noun a ruined building
    • they explored several Roman ruins

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rottenness

  • noun in a state of progressive putrefaction
    putrescence; corruption; putridness.
  • noun the quality of rotting and becoming putrid
    putrescence.

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assertion

  • noun a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
    averment; asseveration.
  • noun the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
    affirmation; statement.

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contumely

  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; abuse; vilification; insult.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team

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penalty

  • noun the act of punishing
    punishment; penalization; penalisation.
  • noun a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

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maliciousness

  • noun feeling a need to see others suffer
    spitefulness; malice; spite; venom.

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thorniness

  • noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines
    bristliness; spininess; prickliness.
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; bitterness; acerbity; jaundice.

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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repulsiveness

  • noun the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions
    loathsomeness; lousiness; vileness; sliminess; wickedness.
    • the vileness of his language surprised us

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rich

  • noun people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
    rich people.
    • only the very rich benefit from this legislation
  • adjective possessing material wealth
    • her father is extremely rich
    • many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles

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outrage

  • noun a feeling of righteous anger
    indignation.
  • noun a wantonly cruel act

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stain

  • noun a soiled or discolored appearance
    discolouration; discoloration.
    • the wine left a dark stain
  • noun (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible

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mosaic_law

  • noun the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah)
    Law of Moses.

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perniciousness

  • noun grave harmfulness or deadliness
    toxicity.

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trespass_de_bonis_asportatis

  • noun an action brought to recover damages from a person who has taken goods or property from its rightful owner

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roaster

  • noun a harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment)
    • the honoree gave his roasters as good as he got
  • noun a cook who roasts food

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pleading

  • noun (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
  • verb appeal or request earnestly
    plead.
    • I pleaded with him to stop

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vilipend

  • verb belittle
    deprecate; depreciate.
    • The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts

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bruise

  • noun an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
    contusion.
  • verb injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of
    contuse.
    • I bruised my knee

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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denigratory

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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maritime

  • adjective relating to or involving ships or shipping or navigation or seamen
    marine; nautical.
    • nautical charts
    • maritime law
    • marine insurance
  • adjective satellite bordering on or living or characteristic of those near the sea
    • a maritime province
    • maritime farmers
    • maritime cultures

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degradation

  • noun changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
    debasement.
  • noun a low or downcast state
    abasement; abjection.
    • each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken

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unprofitableness

  • noun the quality of affording no gain or no benefit or no profit
    unprofitability.

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magistrate

  • noun a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)

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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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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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hedge

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

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revelation

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    revealing; disclosure.
  • noun an enlightening or astonishing disclosure

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nuisance

  • noun (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
  • noun a bothersome annoying person
    pain in the neck; pain.
    • that kid is a terrible pain

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billingsgate

  • noun foul-mouthed or obscene abuse
    scurrility.

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jaundice

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

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deprecate

  • verb express strong disapproval of; deplore
  • verb belittle
    vilipend; depreciate.
    • The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts

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ignominiousness

  • noun unworthiness meriting public disgrace and dishonor
    shamefulness; disgracefulness.

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defame

  • verb charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    sully; smirch; smear; asperse; slander; denigrate; calumniate; besmirch.
    • The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation

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calling

  • noun the particular occupation for which you are trained
    career; vocation.
  • verb assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to
    call; name.
    • They named their son David
    • The new school was named after the famous Civil Rights leader

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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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reprimand

  • noun an act or expression of criticism and censure
    reproof; reproval; reprehension; rebuke.
    • he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face
  • verb rebuke formally
    criminate; censure.

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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allegation

  • noun (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law)
    • an allegation of malpractice
  • noun statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove
    allegement.

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activity

  • noun any specific behavior
    • they avoided all recreational activity
  • noun the state of being active
    action; activeness.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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kill

  • noun the act of terminating a life
    putting to death; killing.
  • noun the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
    • the pilot reported two kills during the mission

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calumniatory

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; defamatory.

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disparage

  • verb express a negative opinion of
    pick at; belittle.
    • She disparaged her student's efforts

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praetor

  • noun an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
    pretor.

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bentham

  • noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
    Jeremy Bentham.

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stipendiary_magistrate

  • noun (United Kingdom) a paid magistrate (appointed by the Home Secretary) dealing with police cases
    stipendiary.

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speech_act

  • noun the use of language to perform some act

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nitpicker

  • noun someone who makes small and unjustified criticisms

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humiliation

  • noun state of disgrace or loss of self-respect
  • noun strong feelings of embarrassment
    mortification; chagrin.

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mudslinger

  • noun one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)
    muckraker.

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branding

  • noun the act of stigmatizing
    stigmatisation; stigmatization.
  • verb burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals
    brand.

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sensitivity

  • noun (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
    sensitiveness; sensibility.
    • sensitivity to pain
  • noun the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences
    sensitiveness.
    • a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity
    • the sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth

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welt

  • noun a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
    wheal; wale; weal.
  • noun a raised or strengthened seam

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flip

  • noun an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
    summersault; somersault; summerset; somerset; somersaulting.
  • noun hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg

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wrongful

  • adjective satellite having no legally established claim
    unlawful.
    • the wrongful heir to the throne
  • adjective satellite unlawfully violating the rights of others
    • wrongful death
    • a wrongful diversion of trust income

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sliminess

  • noun a property resembling or being covered with slime
  • noun the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions
    loathsomeness; lousiness; repulsiveness; vileness; wickedness.
    • the vileness of his language surprised us

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taney

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court; remembered for his ruling that slaves and their descendants have no rights as citizens (1777-1864)
    Roger Brooke Taney; Roger Taney.

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misconduct

  • noun bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
  • noun activity that transgresses moral or civil law
    wrongful conduct; wrongdoing; actus reus.
    • he denied any wrongdoing

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tender

  • noun something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    legal tender; stamp.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    attendant; attender.

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stigma

  • noun the apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil
  • noun a symbol of disgrace or infamy
    brand; stain; mark.
    • And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis

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nation

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

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drag_through_the_mud

  • verb speak unfavorably about
    malign; traduce; badmouth.
    • She badmouths her husband everywhere

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contusion

  • noun an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
    bruise.
  • noun the action of bruising
    • the bruise resulted from a contusion

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ill-treatment

  • noun cruel or inhumane treatment
    maltreatment; abuse; ill-usage.
    • the child showed signs of physical abuse

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expert

  • noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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federal

  • adjective satellite national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units
    • the Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • federal courts
    • the federal highway program
    • federal property
  • noun a member of the Union Army during the American Civil War
    Union soldier; Federal soldier.

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moaner

  • noun a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
    squawker; sniveller; crybaby; complainer; whiner; grumbler; bellyacher.

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roguery

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    mischief-making; rascality; mischief; mischievousness; roguishness; devilment; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.

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mud

  • noun water soaked soil; soft wet earth
    clay.
  • noun slanderous remarks or charges

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sulfurous

  • adjective of or related to or containing sulfur or derived from sulfur
    sulphurous.
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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taunting

  • noun aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
    twit; taunt.
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; tantalize; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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scorn

  • noun lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    despite; contempt; disdain.
    • he was held in contempt
    • the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
  • noun open disrespect for a person or thing
    contempt.

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occupational

  • adjective of or relating to the activity or business for which you are trained
    • occupational hazard

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avoidance

  • noun deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
    turning away; shunning; dodging.

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monkey_business

  • noun mischievous or deceitful behavior

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discovery

  • noun the act of discovering something
    uncovering; find.
  • noun something that is discovered

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civil_law

  • noun the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
  • noun the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
    Justinian code; Roman law; jus civile.

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derogatory

  • adjective satellite expressive of low opinion
    disparaging; derogative.
    • derogatory comments
    • disparaging remarks about the new house

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weal

  • noun a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
    wheal; wale; welt.

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ricin_toxin

  • noun a toxic protein extracted from castor beans; used as a chemical reagent; can be used as a bioweapon
    ricin.
    • one milligram of ricin can kill an adult

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grumble

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumble; rumbling; grumbling.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    murmuring; grumbling; muttering; mutter; murmur.

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blame

  • noun an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed
    incrimination; inculpation.
    • his incrimination was based on my testimony
    • the police laid the blame on the driver
  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    rap.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap

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defective_pleading

  • noun any pleading that fails to conform in form or substance to minimum standards of accuracy or sufficiency

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job

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

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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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regret

  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    sorrow; ruefulness; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game
  • verb feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
    repent; rue.

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abasement

  • noun a low or downcast state
    abjection; degradation.
    • each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken
  • noun depriving one of self-esteem
    humiliation.

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ignominy

  • noun a state of dishonor
    shame; disgrace.
    • one mistake brought shame to all his family
    • suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison

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unfavorable_judgment

  • noun disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
    criticism.
    • the senator received severe criticism from his opponent

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disdain

  • noun lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    scorn; despite; contempt.
    • he was held in contempt
    • the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
  • noun a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
    condescension; patronage.

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fault

  • noun a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    error; mistake.
    • he made a bad mistake
    • she was quick to point out my errors
    • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
  • noun an imperfection in an object or machine
    flaw; defect.
    • a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
    • if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

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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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contract

  • noun a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
  • noun (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
    declaration.

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temper

  • noun a sudden outburst of anger
    pique; irritation.
    • his temper sparked like damp firewood
  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; humour; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor

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enabling

  • adjective providing legal power or sanction
    • an enabling resolution
    • enabling power
  • verb render capable or able for some task
    enable.
    • This skill will enable you to find a job on Wall Street
    • The rope enables you to secure yourself when you climb the mountain

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burger

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995)
    Warren Earl Burger; Warren Burger; Warren E. Burger.
  • noun a sandwich consisting of a fried cake of minced beef served on a bun, often with other ingredients
    beefburger; hamburger.

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demur

  • noun (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
    demurral; demurrer.
  • verb take exception to
    except.
    • he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday

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melville_weston_fuller

  • noun United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)
    Fuller; Melville W. Fuller.

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rust

  • noun a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture
  • noun a plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi

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cryopathy

  • noun destruction of tissue by freezing and characterized by tingling, blistering and possibly gangrene
    frostbite.

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reply

  • noun a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    answer; response.
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
  • noun the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
    response.
    • he growled his reply

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harlan_f._stone

  • noun United States jurist who was named chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1941 by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1872-1946)
    Stone; Harlan Stone; Harlan Fisk Stone.

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befoulment

  • noun the state of being polluted
    defilement; pollution.

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expression

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; look; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun expression without words
    reflexion; reflection; manifestation.
    • tears are an expression of grief
    • the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

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calumniate

  • verb charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    sully; smirch; smear; defame; asperse; slander; denigrate; besmirch.
    • The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation

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wale

  • noun a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
    wheal; weal; welt.
  • noun thick plank forming a ridge along the side of a wooden ship
    strake.

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distress

  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; hurt.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress
  • noun a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)
    • a ship in distress
    • she was the classic maiden in distress

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acridity

  • noun having an acrid smell
  • noun extreme bitterness
    acridness.
    • the acridity of alkali

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demurral

  • noun (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
    demur; demurrer.

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pleading_in_the_alternative

  • noun a pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on
    alternative pleading.

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accusation

  • noun a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
    accusal.
  • noun an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
    charge.
    • the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving

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missile

  • noun a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
  • noun a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
    projectile.

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maculation

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; patch; fleck; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • noun the act of spotting or staining something
    staining; spotting.

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spotting

  • noun the act of spotting or staining something
    staining; maculation.
  • noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
    detection; espial; spying; catching.

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false

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

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dislocation

  • noun an event that results in a displacement or discontinuity
    disruption.
  • noun the act of disrupting an established order so it fails to continue
    breakdown.
    • the social dislocations resulting from government policies
    • his warning came after the breakdown of talks in London

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bench

  • noun a long seat for more than one person
  • noun a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
    terrace.

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acrid

  • adjective satellite strong and sharp
    pungent.
    • the pungent taste of radishes
    • the acrid smell of burning rubber
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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backbiter

  • noun one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel
    traducer; libeler; defamer; maligner; slanderer; vilifier.

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devil

  • noun an evil supernatural being
    daemon; demon; daimon; fiend.
  • noun (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
    Prince of Darkness; Lucifer; the Tempter; Beelzebub; Satan; Old Nick.

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beef

  • noun cattle that are reared for their meat
    beef cattle.
  • noun meat from an adult domestic bovine
    boeuf.

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nark

  • noun an informer or spy working for the police
    copper's nark.
  • noun a lawman concerned with narcotics violations
    narcotics agent; narc.

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teach

  • verb impart skills or knowledge to
    instruct; learn.
    • I taught them French
    • He instructed me in building a boat
  • noun an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
    Thatch; Edward Teach; Edward Thatch; Blackbeard.

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low_blow

  • noun unscrupulous abuse

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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advert

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advertising; advertisement; advertizement; advertizing.
  • verb give heed (to)
    hang; give ear; attend; pay heed.
    • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
    • She hung on his every word
    • They attended to everything he said

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john_jay

  • noun United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)
    Jay.

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detrimental

  • adjective satellite (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
    prejudicial; damaging; prejudicious.
    • damaging to career and reputation
    • the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant

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monkey

  • noun any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)
  • noun one who is playfully mischievous
    rascal; rapscallion; scallywag; imp; scamp; scalawag.

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maintenance

  • noun activity involved in maintaining something in good working order
    upkeep; care.
    • he wrote the manual on car care
  • noun means of maintenance of a family or group

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minimise

  • verb represent as less significant or important
    minimize; downplay; understate.
  • verb make small or insignificant
    minimize.
    • Let's minimize the risk

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proposal

  • noun something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
  • noun an offer of marriage
    marriage proposal; proposal of marriage; marriage offer.

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waste

  • noun any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    waste material; waste matter; waste product.
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; wastefulness.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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derogation

  • noun a communication that belittles somebody or something
    depreciation; disparagement.
  • noun (law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law
    • any derogation of the common law is to be strictly construed

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william_hubbs_rehnquist

  • noun United States jurist who served as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1972 until 1986, when he was appointed chief justice (born in 1924)
    Rehnquist; William Rehnquist.

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fire

  • noun the event of something burning (often destructive)
    • they lost everything in the fire
  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    firing.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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mistreat

  • verb treat badly
    ill-use; ill-treat; maltreat; step; abuse.
    • This boss abuses his workers
    • She is always stepping on others to get ahead

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deadliness

  • noun the quality of being deadly
    lethality.

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ethnic_slur

  • noun a slur on someone's race or language

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reproof

  • noun an act or expression of criticism and censure
    reproval; reprehension; rebuke; reprimand.
    • he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face
  • verb censure severely or angrily
    call on the carpet; rag; dress down; remonstrate; chew out; take to task; call down; jaw; lambast; trounce; scold; chide; berate; chew up; have words; rebuke; reprimand; lecture; bawl out; lambaste.
    • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

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revile

  • verb spread negative information about
    vituperate; vilify; rail.
    • The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews

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liver

  • noun large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes
  • noun liver of an animal used as meat

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bidding

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; command; dictation.
  • noun a request to be present
    summons.
    • they came at his bidding

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declaration

  • noun a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
  • noun (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction
    • his declaration of innocence

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blatancy

  • noun the property of being both obvious and offensive
    • the blatancy of his attempt to whitewash the crime was unforgivable

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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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rupture

  • noun state of being torn or burst open
  • noun a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
    rift; severance; falling out; break; breach.
    • they hoped to avoid a break in relations

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present

  • noun the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
    nowadays.
    • that is enough for the present
    • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow
  • noun something presented as a gift
    • his tie was a present from his wife

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volunteer

  • noun (military) a person who freely enlists for service
    military volunteer; voluntary.
  • noun a person who performs voluntary work
    unpaid worker.

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case

  • noun an occurrence of something
    instance; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    event.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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libelous

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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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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traducement

  • noun a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
    obloquy; defamation; hatchet job; calumniation; calumny.

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profane

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb violate the sacred character of a place or language
    outrage; desecrate; violate.
    • desecrate a cemetery
    • violate the sanctity of the church
    • profane the name of God

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judicial

  • adjective satellite decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice
    • a judicial decision
  • adjective belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge
    • judicial robes

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marshall

  • noun United States actor (1914-1998)
    E. G. Marshall.
  • noun United States general and statesman who as Secretary of State organized the European Recovery Program (1880-1959)
    George Catlett Marshall; George Marshall.

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permissive_waste

  • noun (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect
    waste.

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cytotoxin

  • noun any substance that has a toxic effect on cells

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