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st._benedict

  • noun Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
    Benedict; Saint Benedict.

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editorialise

  • verb insert personal opinions into an objective statement
    editorialize.

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consider

  • verb deem to be
    reckon; see; regard; view.
    • She views this quite differently from me
    • I consider her to be shallow
    • I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do
  • verb give careful consideration to
    study.
    • consider the possibility of moving

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pardon

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

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mithraicism

  • noun ancient Persian religion; popular among Romans during first three centuries a.d.
    Mithraism.

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bull

  • noun uncastrated adult male of domestic cattle
  • noun a large and strong and heavyset man
    strapper; bruiser; Samson.
    • he was a bull of a man
    • a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got

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predestine

  • verb decree or determine beforehand
  • verb foreordain by divine will or decree
    foreordain; predestinate.

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avalanche

  • noun a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
  • noun a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things
    • the program brought an avalanche of mail

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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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st._john_the_baptist

  • noun (New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome
    John the Baptist.

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forgather

  • verb collect in one place
    assemble; meet; gather; foregather.
    • We assembled in the church basement
    • Let's gather in the dining room

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st._beda

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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hilary_rodham_clinton

  • noun wife of President Clinton and later a woman member of the United States Senate (1947-)
    Hilary Clinton; Clinton.

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chair

  • noun a seat for one person, with a support for the back
    • he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down
  • noun the position of professor
    professorship.
    • he was awarded an endowed chair in economics

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religious

  • noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    spiritual.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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devotee

  • noun an ardent follower and admirer
    lover; fan; buff.

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hold

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

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calculate

  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; compute; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.
  • verb judge to be probable
    figure; reckon; forecast; estimate; count on.

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kismet

  • noun (Islam) the will of Allah
    kismat.

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excoriate

  • verb express strong disapproval of
    decry; reprobate; objurgate; condemn.
    • We condemn the racism in South Africa
    • These ideas were reprobated
  • verb tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
    chafe.
    • This leash chafes the dog's neck

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asian_shamanism

  • noun an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans
    shamanism.

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send

  • verb cause to go somewhere
    direct.
    • The explosion sent the car flying in the air
    • She sent her children to camp
    • He directed all his energies into his dissertation
  • verb to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
    send out.
    • He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept

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passage

  • noun the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    transition.
  • noun a section of text; particularly a section of medium length

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st._athanasius

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
    Athanasius the Great; Saint Athanasius; Athanasius.

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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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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program

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    plan; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
    programme.
    • he proposed an elaborate program of public works
    • working mothers rely on the day care program

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doubting_thomas

  • noun the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
    Thomas the doubting Apostle; Thomas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.
  • noun someone who demands physical evidence in order to be convinced (especially when this demand is out of place)

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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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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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get_off

  • verb leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
  • verb be relieved of one's duties temporarily

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saint_thomas

  • noun the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
    doubting Thomas; Thomas the doubting Apostle; Thomas; St. Thomas.
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    St. Thomas Aquinas; Saint Thomas Aquinas; Thomas Aquinas; Aquinas; St. Thomas.

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saint_mark

  • noun Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
    St. Mark; Mark.

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conjecture

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

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rowing_club

  • noun a club for rowers

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confidential

  • adjective satellite entrusted with private information and the confidence of another
    • a confidential secretary
  • adjective satellite (of information) given in confidence or in secret
    secret.
    • this arrangement must be kept confidential
    • their secret communications

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nature_worship

  • noun a system of religion that deifies and worships natural forces and phenomena

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terminate

  • verb bring to an end or halt
    end.
    • She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime
    • The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I
  • verb have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    stop; cease; finish; end.
    • the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed
    • Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
    • My property ends by the bushes
    • The symphony ends in a pianissimo

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eusebius_sophronius_hieronymus

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Hieronymus; Hieronymus; Jerome; St. Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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account

  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    story; chronicle; history.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
  • noun a short account of the news
    report; story; news report; write up.
    • the report of his speech
    • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
    • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

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stipulate

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

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verbolatry

  • noun the worship of words
    word-worship; grammatolatry.

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oireachtas

  • noun the parliament of the Irish Republic

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fan

  • noun a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  • noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports
    sports fan; rooter.

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decide

  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    make up one's mind; determine.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations
  • verb bring to an end; settle conclusively
    settle; resolve; adjudicate.
    • The case was decided
    • The judge decided the case in favor of the plaintiff
    • The father adjudicated when the sons were quarreling over their inheritance

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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house_of_burgesses

  • noun the lower house of legislature in colonial Virginia

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trouble

  • noun a source of difficulty
    problem.
    • one trouble after another delayed the job
    • what's the problem?
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; hassle; fuss.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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st._james_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    James; Saint James the Apostle; Saint James; St. James.

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condition

  • noun a state at a particular time
    status.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations
  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    precondition; stipulation.

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john_the_evangelist

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.

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dail

  • noun the lower house of the parliament of the Irish Republic
    Dail Eireann.

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saint_baeda

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; St. Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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die

  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    dice.
  • noun a device used for shaping metal

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symbol-worship

  • noun the worship of symbols
    symbolatry; symbololatry.

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consort

  • noun the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
  • noun a family of similar musical instrument playing together
    choir.

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laying

  • noun the production of eggs (especially in birds)
    egg laying.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; put; 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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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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saint_dominic

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
    Dominic; St. Dominic; Domingo de Guzman.

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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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nonordained

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adjust

  • verb alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
    set; correct.
    • Adjust the clock, please
    • correct the alignment of the front wheels
  • verb place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
    line up; align; aline.
    • align the car with the curb
    • align the sheets of paper on the table

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delegate

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

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united_states_congress

  • noun the legislature of the United States government
    US Congress; Congress; U.S. Congress.

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paul

  • noun United States feminist (1885-1977)
    Alice Paul.
  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Saul of Tarsus; Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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pass_judgment

  • verb form a critical opinion of
    judge; evaluate.
    • I cannot judge some works of modern art
    • How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people

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clergywoman

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triumph

  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    victory.
    • a narrow victory
    • the general always gets credit for his army's victory
    • clinched a victory
    • convincing victory
    • the agreement was a triumph for common sense
  • noun the exultation of victory

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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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enjoy

  • verb derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
    savor; savour; bask; relish.
    • She relished her fame and basked in her glory
  • verb have benefit from
    • enjoy privileges

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floor_leader

  • noun the legislator who organizes his party's strategy

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charter

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

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pledge

  • noun a deposit of personal property as security for a debt
    • his saxophone was in pledge
  • noun someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group

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martin

  • noun French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397)
    St. Martin.
  • noun United States actor and comedian (born in 1945)
    Steve Martin.

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underwrite

  • verb guarantee financial support of
    subvent; subvention.
    • The opera tour was subvented by a bank
  • verb protect by insurance
    insure; cover.
    • The insurance won't cover this

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fatalistic

  • adjective of or relating to fatalism
    fatalist.
    • a fatalist person

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direct

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

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privy

  • noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    toilet; bathroom; lavatory; can; lav; john.
  • noun a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate
    outhouse; earth-closet; jakes.

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preacher

  • noun someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel
    preacher man; sermonizer; sermoniser.

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matthew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; St. Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.
  • noun one of the Gospels in the New Testament; includes the Sermon on the Mount
    Gospel According to Matthew.

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design

  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
    designing.
    • he contributed to the design of a new instrument
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    plan.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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racket_club

  • noun club for players of racket sports

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enjoin

  • verb issue an injunction
  • verb give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
    say; order; tell.
    • I said to him to go home
    • She ordered him to do the shopping
    • The mother told the child to get dressed

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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dimissory

Sending away; dismissing to another jurisdiction; granting leave to depart. Hook.

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angelical

  • adjective of or relating to angels
    angelic.
    • angelic messenger
  • adjective satellite having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
    cherubic; seraphic; angelic; sweet.
    • an angelic smile
    • a cherubic face
    • looking so seraphic when he slept
    • a sweet disposition

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international_association_of_lions_clubs

  • noun club dedicated to promoting responsible citizenship and good government and community and national and international welfare
    Lions Club.

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dail_eireann

  • noun the lower house of the parliament of the Irish Republic
    Dail.

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employ

  • noun the state of being employed or having a job
    employment.
    • they are looking for employment
    • he was in the employ of the city
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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representative

  • noun a person who represents others
  • noun an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
    spokesperson; interpreter; voice.
    • the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government

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backbencher

  • noun a member of the House of Commons who is not a party leader

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st._matthew

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.

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brief

  • noun a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
    legal brief.
  • noun a condensed written summary or abstract

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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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legislative_assembly

  • noun persons who make or amend or repeal laws
    legislature; law-makers; legislative body; general assembly.

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decry

  • verb express strong disapproval of
    excoriate; reprobate; objurgate; condemn.
    • We condemn the racism in South Africa
    • These ideas were reprobated

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theism

  • noun the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods

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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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designing

  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
    design.
    • he contributed to the design of a new instrument
  • verb make or work out a plan for; devise
    project; design; contrive; plan.
    • They contrived to murder their boss
    • design a new sales strategy
    • plan an attack

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fetish

  • noun a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body
    • common male fetishes are breasts, legs, hair, shoes, and underwear
  • noun a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
    juju; voodoo; hoodoo; fetich.

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jurist

  • noun a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
    legal expert.
  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    judge; justice.

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groupie

  • noun an enthusiastic young fan (especially a young woman who follows rock groups around)

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bird

  • noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  • noun the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    fowl.

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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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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bacchanal

  • noun someone who engages in drinking bouts
    drunken reveller; drunken reveler; bacchant.
  • noun a drunken reveller; a devotee of Bacchus
    bacchant.

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zoroastrianism

  • noun system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; set forth in the Zend-Avesta; based on concept of struggle between light (good) and dark (evil)
    Mazdaism.

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legislative_body

  • noun persons who make or amend or repeal laws
    legislature; legislative assembly; law-makers; general assembly.

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us_senate

  • noun the upper house of the United States Congress
    Senate; United States Senate; U.S. Senate.

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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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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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whiteness

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    white.
  • noun the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
    sinlessness; purity; innocence; pureness.

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saint_thomas_aquinas

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    St. Thomas Aquinas; Thomas Aquinas; Aquinas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.

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jude

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    St. Jude; Thaddaeus; Judas; Saint Jude.
  • noun a New Testament book attributed to Saint Jude
    Epistle of Jude.

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licence

  • noun excessive freedom; lack of due restraint
    license.
    • when liberty becomes license dictatorship is near"- Will Durant
    • the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum"- Edmund Burke
  • noun freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
    license.

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cult

  • noun followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
  • noun an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    rage; fad; furore; furor; craze.
    • he always follows the latest fads
    • it was all the rage that season

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saint_john

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John the Apostle; John.
  • noun a river that rises in Maine and flows northeastward through New Brunswick to empty into the Bay of Fundy
    Saint John River; St. John River; St. John.

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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olav_ii

  • noun King and patron saint of Norway (995-1030)
    St. Olaf; Saint Olav; Olaf II; St. Olav; Saint Olaf.

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social

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

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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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engage

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    pursue; prosecute.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb consume all of one's attention or time
    engross; absorb; occupy.
    • Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

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prompting

  • noun persuasion formulated as a suggestion
    suggestion.
  • noun a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken)
    prompt.
    • the audience could hear his prompting

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institute

  • noun an association organized to promote art or science or education
  • verb set up or lay the groundwork for
    constitute; found; plant; establish.
    • establish a new department

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law_of_nations

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

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culminate

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

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experience

  • noun the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
    • a man of experience
    • experience is the best teacher
  • noun the content of direct observation or participation in an event
    • he had a religious experience
    • he recalled the experience vividly

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persnickety

  • adjective satellite (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
    snotty; snot-nosed; bigheaded; stuck-up; too big for one's breeches; uppish; snooty.
    • a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage
    • they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety
  • adjective satellite characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details
    pernickety.
    • a persnickety job
    • a persnickety school teacher

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st._thomas_a_becket

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
    Thomas a Becket; Becket; Saint Thomas a Becket.

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defeat

  • noun an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
    licking.
    • it was a narrow defeat
    • the army's only defeat
    • they suffered a convincing licking
  • noun the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
    frustration.

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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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narrow

  • noun a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
  • verb make or become more narrow or restricted
    contract.
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed

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gregory_nazianzen

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    Gregory; Gregory of Nazianzen; St. Gregory of Nazianzen.

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eusebius_hieronymus

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Hieronymus; Jerome; St. Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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canonisation

  • noun (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
    canonization.

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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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flash

  • noun a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun a momentary brightness

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love

  • noun a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
    • his love for his work
    • children need a lot of love
  • noun any object of warm affection or devotion;
    passion.
    • the theater was her first love
    • he has a passion for cock fighting

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sign

  • noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    mark.
    • he showed signs of strain
    • they welcomed the signs of spring
  • noun a public display of a message
    • he posted signs in all the shop windows

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deputy

  • noun someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
    deputy sheriff.
  • noun an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
    lieutenant.

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forbid

  • verb command against
    prohibit; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans
  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    prevent; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

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semiprivate

  • adjective satellite confined to a small number of hospital patients
    • semiprivate room

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enactment

  • noun the passing of a law by a legislative body
    passage.
  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    act.

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clergyperson

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cloistered

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

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private

  • noun an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines
    common soldier; buck private.
    • our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value
  • adjective confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
    • a private place
    • private discussions
    • private lessons
    • a private club
    • a private secretary
    • private property
    • the former President is now a private citizen
    • public figures struggle to maintain a private life

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u.s._senate

  • noun the upper house of the United States Congress
    Senate; US Senate; United States Senate.

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reckon

  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; suppose; imagine; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up
  • verb judge to be probable
    calculate; figure; forecast; estimate; count on.

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foreset

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basil

  • noun any of several Old World tropical aromatic annual or perennial herbs of the genus Ocimum
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    St. Basil; St. Basil the Great; Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.

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apply

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer
  • verb be pertinent or relevant or applicable
    hold; go for.
    • The same laws apply to you!
    • This theory holds for all irrational numbers
    • The same rules go for everyone

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depute

  • verb transfer power to someone
    delegate.
  • verb appoint as a substitute
    deputise; deputize.

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cloud

  • noun any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  • noun a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude

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snoot

  • noun a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
    snob; snot; prig.
  • noun informal terms for the nose
    hooter; nozzle; schnoz; snout; beak; schnozzle; honker.

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certificate

  • noun a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
    credential; credentials; certification.
  • noun a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends
    security.
    • he held several valuable securities

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prove

  • verb be shown or be found to be
    turn up; turn out.
    • She proved to be right
    • The medicine turned out to save her life
    • She turned up HIV positive
  • verb establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    shew; demonstrate; show; establish.
    • The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
    • The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

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john_the_divine

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    St. John; St. John the Apostle; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.

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jockey_club

  • noun a club to promote and regulate horse racing

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care_for

  • verb have a liking, fondness, or taste (for)
  • verb be fond of; be attached to
    treasure; hold dear; cherish.

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destination

  • noun the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
    finish; goal.
    • a crowd assembled at the finish
    • he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view
  • noun the ultimate goal for which something is done
    terminus.

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tail

  • noun the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
  • noun the time of the last part of something
    fag end; tail end.
    • the fag end of this crisis-ridden century
    • the tail of the storm

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symbol

  • noun an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
  • noun something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
    symbolization; symbolic representation; symbolisation.
    • the eagle is a symbol of the United States

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thomas_aquinas

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    St. Thomas Aquinas; Saint Thomas Aquinas; Aquinas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.

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take_the_fifth_amendment

  • verb refuse to testify by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which states that nobody may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself
    take the Fifth.

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sequestered

  • adjective satellite providing privacy or seclusion
    secluded; cloistered; reclusive.
    • the cloistered academic world of books
    • sat close together in the sequestered pergola
    • sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree
    • a secluded romantic spot
  • verb requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
    sequester.
    • the estate was sequestered

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call

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

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simon

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Zealot; Simon the Canaanite; Simon Zelotes.
  • noun United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942)
    Paul Simon.

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basil_of_caesarea

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    Basil; St. Basil; St. Basil the Great; Basil the Great.

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strike

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

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rotary_club

  • noun a group of businessmen in a town organized as a service club and to promote world peace
    Rotary International.

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put_forward

  • verb put before
    posit; state; submit.
    • I submit to you that the accused is guilty
  • verb insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
    assert.
    • Women should assert themselves more!

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law_of_the_land

  • noun a phrase used in the Magna Carta to refer to the then established law of the kingdom (as distinct from Roman or civil law); today it refers to fundamental principles of justice commensurate with due process
    • the United States Constitution declares itself to be `the supreme law of the land'

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loving

  • adjective feeling or showing love and affection
    • loving parents
    • loving glances
  • verb have a great affection or liking for
    love.
    • I love French food
    • She loves her boss and works hard for him

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st._bridget

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Saint Brigid; Bride; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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throne

  • noun the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.
    • the king sat on his throne
  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    toilet; commode; crapper; stool; potty; can; pot.

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beda

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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minority_leader

  • noun leader of the minority party in a legislature

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door

  • noun a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle
    • he knocked on the door
    • he slammed the door as he left
  • noun the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
    threshold; room access; doorway.
    • he stuck his head in the doorway

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snobbish

  • adjective satellite befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
    clannish; cliquish; clubby; snobby.

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bede

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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club

  • noun a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
    nine; baseball club; ball club.
    • each club played six home games with teams in its own division
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; society; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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canon

  • noun a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy
    • the neoclassical canon
    • canons of polite society
  • noun a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

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billet

  • noun a short personal letter
    note; line; short letter.
    • drop me a line when you get there
  • noun lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)

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take_the_fifth

  • verb refuse to testify by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which states that nobody may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself
    take the Fifth Amendment.

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reason

  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    ground.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration
  • noun an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon
    • the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly

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animadvert

  • verb express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
    speak up; opine; sound off; speak out.
    • John spoke up at the meeting
  • verb express blame or censure or make a harshly critical remark

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adjourn

  • verb close at the end of a session
    recess; break up.
    • The court adjourned
  • verb break from a meeting or gathering
    retire; withdraw.
    • We adjourned for lunch
    • The men retired to the library

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general_assembly

  • noun the supreme deliberative assembly of the United Nations
  • noun persons who make or amend or repeal laws
    legislature; legislative assembly; law-makers; legislative body.

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doom

  • noun an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    doomsday; day of reckoning; end of the world.
    • everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it
    • that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world
  • verb decree or designate beforehand
    destine; fate; designate.
    • She was destined to become a great pianist

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grammatolatry

  • noun the worship of words
    verbolatry; word-worship.

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religious_cult

  • noun a system of religious beliefs and rituals
    cult; cultus.
    • devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin

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securities_law

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

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majority

  • noun the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
    bulk.
    • the majority of his customers prefer it
    • the bulk of the work is finished
  • noun (elections) more than half of the votes
    absolute majority.

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berth

  • noun a job in an organization
    office; billet; spot; place; situation; position; post.
    • he occupied a post in the treasury
  • noun a place where a craft can be made fast
    moorage; slip; mooring.

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fraternize

  • verb be on friendly terms with someone, as if with a brother, especially with an enemy
    fraternise.

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st._boniface

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
    Boniface; Winfred; Apostle of Germany; Wynfrith; Saint Boniface.

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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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local

  • noun public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops
    • the local seemed to take forever to get to New York
  • noun anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
    local anaesthetic; topical anesthetic; local anesthetic; topical anaesthetic.

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fakir

  • noun a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
    fakeer; faqir; faquir.

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saint_thomas_a_becket

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
    Thomas a Becket; Becket; St. Thomas a Becket.

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crown

  • noun the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy
    • the colonies revolted against the Crown
  • noun the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel

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clubby

  • adjective satellite effusively sociable
    clubbish.
    • a clubbish set
    • we got rather clubby
  • adjective satellite befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
    clannish; cliquish; snobbish; snobby.

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purge

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

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cherubic

  • adjective satellite having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
    seraphic; angelic; angelical; sweet.
    • an angelic smile
    • a cherubic face
    • looking so seraphic when he slept
    • a sweet disposition

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predestinate

  • verb foreordain by divine will or decree
    foreordain; predestine.
  • adjective satellite established or prearranged unalterably
    foreordained; predestined.
    • his place in history was foreordained
    • a sense of predestinate inevitability about it
    • it seemed predestined since the beginning of the world

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john_glenn

  • noun made the first orbital rocket-powered flight by a United States astronaut in 1962; later in United States Senate (1921-)
    John Herschel Glenn Jr.; Glenn.

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modify

  • verb make less severe or harsh or extreme
    • please modify this letter to make it more polite
    • he modified his views on same-gender marriage
  • verb add a modifier to a constituent
    qualify.

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feed_back

  • verb submit (information) again to a program or automatic system
    resubmit.
  • verb respond to a query or outcome

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closing

  • noun the act of closing something
    shutting.
  • noun the last section of a communication
    close; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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saint_irenaeus

  • noun Greek theologian who was bishop of Lyons and an antiheretical writer; a saint and Doctor of the Church (circa 130-200)
    Irenaeus; St. Irenaeus.

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claim

  • noun an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
    • his claim asked for damages
  • noun an assertion that something is true or factual
    • his claim that he was innocent
    • evidence contradicted the government's claims

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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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patron

  • noun a regular customer
    frequenter.
  • noun the proprietor of an inn

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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snobby

  • adjective satellite befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
    clannish; cliquish; clubby; snobbish.

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climax

  • noun the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding
    flood tide.
    • the climax of the artist's career
    • in the flood tide of his success
  • noun the decisive moment in a novel or play
    culmination.
    • the deathbed scene is the climax of the play

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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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predicate

  • noun (logic) what is predicated of the subject of a proposition; the second term in a proposition is predicated of the first term by means of the copula
    • `Socrates is a man' predicates manhood of Socrates
  • noun one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements
    verb phrase.

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saint_luke

  • noun (New Testament) the Apostle closely associated with St. Paul and traditionally assumed to be the author of the third Gospel
    Luke; St. Luke.

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honey

  • noun a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees
  • noun a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
    dear; dearest; love; beloved.

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stroke

  • noun (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    shot.
    • it took two strokes to get out of the bunker
    • a good shot requires good balance and tempo
    • he left me an almost impossible shot
  • noun the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    throw; cam stroke.

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bruno

  • noun German pope from 1049 to 1054 whose papacy was the beginning of papal reforms in the 11th century (1002-1054)
    Bruno of Toul; Leo IX.
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a French cleric (born in Germany) who founded the Carthusian order in 1084 (1032-1101)
    Saint Bruno; St. Bruno.

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council

  • noun a body serving in an administrative capacity
    • student council
  • noun (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine

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mary_magdalen

  • noun sinful woman Jesus healed of evil spirits; she became a follower of Jesus
    Mary Magdalene; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Mary Magdalen.

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exclude

  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; omit; except; leave off; leave out.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece
  • verb prevent from entering; shut out
    keep out; shut out; shut.
    • The trees were shutting out all sunlight
    • This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country

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trumpet

  • noun a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
    horn; trump; cornet.
  • verb proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet
    • Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty

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occur

  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; happen; take place; go on.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important
  • verb come to one's mind; suggest itself
    come.
    • It occurred to me that we should hire another secretary
    • A great idea then came to her

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condemn

  • verb express strong disapproval of
    excoriate; decry; reprobate; objurgate.
    • We condemn the racism in South Africa
    • These ideas were reprobated
  • verb declare or judge unfit for use or habitation
    • The building was condemned by the inspector

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parliamentary

  • adjective relating to or having the nature of a parliament
    • parliamentary reform
    • a parliamentary body
  • adjective satellite having the supreme legislative power resting with a body of cabinet ministers chosen from and responsible to the legislature or parliament
    • parliamentary government

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legislate

  • verb make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
    pass.
    • They passed the amendment
    • We cannot legislate how people spend their free time

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saint_james_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    James; St. James the Apostle; Saint James; St. James.

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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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goal

  • noun the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it
    end.
    • the ends justify the means
  • noun the place designated as the end (as of a race or journey)
    destination; finish.
    • a crowd assembled at the finish
    • he was nearly exhausted as their destination came into view

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end_of_the_world

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; doomsday; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; Last Day; Last Judgement.
  • noun an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    doomsday; day of reckoning; doom.
    • everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it
    • that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world

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ordinance

  • noun an authoritative rule
    regulation.
  • noun a statute enacted by a city government

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verify

  • verb confirm the truth of
    • Please verify that the doors are closed
    • verify a claim
  • verb check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
    control.
    • Are you controlling for the temperature?

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st._simon

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    Simon the Zealot; Simon the Canaanite; Simon; Simon Zelotes.

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boxing

  • noun fighting with the fists
    pugilism; fisticuffs.
  • noun the enclosure of something in a package or box
    packing.

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utilize

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer
  • verb convert (from an investment trust to a unit trust)

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seanad_eireann

  • noun the upper house of the parliament of the Irish Republic
    Seanad.

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delay

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    hold; postponement; time lag; wait.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
    holdup.

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swear

  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    imprecate; cuss; curse; blaspheme.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; swan; assert; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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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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white

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

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guarantee

  • noun a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
    warrantee; warranty; warrant.
  • noun an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true
    • there is no guarantee that they are not lying

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establishment

  • noun the act of forming or establishing something
    formation; organisation; constitution; organization.
    • the constitution of a PTA group last year
    • it was the establishment of his reputation
    • he still remembers the organization of the club
  • noun an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
    institution.

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house_of_commons

  • noun the lower house of the British parliament
    British House of Commons.

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minority

  • noun a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
  • noun being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
    • when the vote was taken they were in the minority
    • he held a minority position

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professing

  • noun an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion
    profession.
    • a profession of disagreement
  • verb practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about
    profess.
    • She professes organic chemistry

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sacrifice

  • noun the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
    forfeit; forfeiture.
  • noun personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)

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duma

  • noun a legislative body in the ruling assembly of Russia and of some other republics in the former USSR

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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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loyalty

  • noun the quality of being loyal
    trueness.
  • noun feelings of allegiance

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lay

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

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commit

  • verb perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    perpetrate; pull.
    • perpetrate a crime
    • pull a bank robbery
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; consecrate; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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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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saint_benedict

  • noun Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547)
    Benedict; St. Benedict.

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law

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

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mercantile_law

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

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bible-worship

  • noun the worship of the Bible
    bibliolatry.

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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st._louis

  • noun the largest city in Missouri; a busy river port on the Mississippi River near its confluence with the Missouri River; was an important staging area for wagon trains westward in the 19th century
    Saint Louis; Gateway to the West.
  • noun king of France and son of Louis VIII; he led two unsuccessful Crusades; considered an ideal medieval king (1214-1270)
    Louis IX; Saint Louis.

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snotty

  • adjective satellite (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
    snot-nosed; bigheaded; stuck-up; persnickety; too big for one's breeches; uppish; snooty.
    • a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage
    • they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety
  • adjective satellite dirty with nasal discharge
    snot-nosed.
    • a snotty nose
    • a house full of snot-nosed kids

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stress

  • noun the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
    accent; emphasis.
    • he put the stress on the wrong syllable
  • noun (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    tension; tenseness.
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
    • stress is a vasoconstrictor

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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thomas_the_doubting_apostle

  • noun the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
    doubting Thomas; Thomas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.

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hilary_clinton

  • noun wife of President Clinton and later a woman member of the United States Senate (1947-)
    Clinton; Hilary Rodham Clinton.

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beatification

  • noun a state of supreme happiness
    beatitude; blessedness.
  • noun the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy

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criminalization

  • noun legislation that makes something illegal
    criminalisation.
    • the criminalization of marijuana

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purify

  • verb remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    make pure; sublimate; distill.
    • purify the water
  • verb make pure or free from sin or guilt
    purge; sanctify.
    • he left the monastery purified

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ordain

  • verb order by virtue of superior authority; decree
    enact.
    • The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews
    • the legislature enacted this law in 1985
  • verb appoint to a clerical posts
    ordinate; consecrate; order.
    • he was ordained in the Church

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shutting

  • noun the act of closing something
    closing.
  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close; shut.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window

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purging

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

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saint_athanasius

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
    St. Athanasius; Athanasius the Great; Athanasius.

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nosed

  • adjective having a nose (either literal or metaphoric) especially of a specified kind
  • verb search or inquire in a meddlesome way
    horn in; intrude; poke; pry; nose.
    • This guy is always nosing around the office

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maintain

  • verb keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
    hold; keep.
    • hold in place
    • She always held herself as a lady
    • The students keep me on my toes
  • verb keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
    preserve; keep up; conserve.
    • We preserve these archeological findings
    • The old lady could not keep up the building
    • children must be taught to conserve our national heritage
    • The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts

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saint_james

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    James; Saint James the Apostle; St. James the Apostle; St. James.

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luke

  • noun (New Testament) the Apostle closely associated with St. Paul and traditionally assumed to be the author of the third Gospel
    Saint Luke; St. Luke.
  • noun one of the four Gospels in the New Testament; contains details of Jesus's birth and early life
    Gospel According to Luke; Gospel of Luke.

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st._bede

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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boat_club

  • noun club that promotes and supports yachting and boating
    yacht club.

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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saul_of_tarsus

  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Apostle of the Gentiles; Paul; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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reclusive

  • adjective satellite withdrawn from society; seeking solitude
    recluse; withdrawn.
    • lived an unsocial reclusive life
  • adjective satellite providing privacy or seclusion
    secluded; sequestered; cloistered.
    • the cloistered academic world of books
    • sat close together in the sequestered pergola
    • sitting under the reclusive calm of a shade tree
    • a secluded romantic spot

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exclusive

  • noun a news report that is reported first by one news organization
    scoop.
    • he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials
  • adjective satellite not divided or shared with others
    sole.
    • they have exclusive use of the machine
    • sole rights of publication

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party_spirit

  • noun devotion to a political party

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devote

  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    commit; consecrate; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church
  • verb dedicate
    pay; give.
    • give thought to
    • give priority to
    • pay attention to

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coronate

  • verb invest with regal power; enthrone
    crown.
    • The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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foresay

To foretell. Obs.
Her danger nigh that sudden change foresaid. Fairfax.

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statutory

  • adjective relating to or created by statutes
    • statutory matters
    • statutory law
  • adjective satellite prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute
    • statutory restrictions
    • a statutory age limit
    • statutory crimes
    • statutory rape

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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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own

  • verb have ownership or possession of
    have; possess.
    • He owns three houses in Florida
    • How many cars does she have?
  • adjective satellite belonging to or on behalf of a specified person (especially yourself); preceded by a possessive
    ain.
    • for your own use
    • do your own thing
    • she makes her own clothes
    • `ain' is Scottish

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buddha

  • noun founder of Buddhism; worshipped as a god (c 563-483 BC)
    Siddhartha; Gautama; Gautama Buddha; Gautama Siddhartha.
  • noun one who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment

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cherish

  • verb be fond of; be attached to
    treasure; hold dear; care for.

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bastardize

  • verb change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
    bastardise.
  • verb declare a child to be illegitimate
    bastardise.

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etymologizing

  • noun (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
    deriving; derivation.
  • verb give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)
    etymologise; etymologize.
    • The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly
    • Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing

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st._mark

  • noun Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
    Saint Mark; Mark.

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white

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

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foreordination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    predetermination; preordination; predestination.

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worship

  • noun the activity of worshipping
  • noun a feeling of profound love and admiration
    adoration.

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social_club

  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; society; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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group

  • noun any number of entities (members) considered as a unit
    grouping.
  • noun (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
    radical; chemical group.

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treat

  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; delicacy; dainty.
  • noun an occurrence that causes special pleasure or delight

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acknowledge

  • verb declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
    admit.
    • He admitted his errors
    • She acknowledged that she might have forgotten
  • verb report the receipt of
    receipt.
    • The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper

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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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masses

  • noun the common people generally
    people; the great unwashed; mass; hoi polloi; multitude.
    • separate the warriors from the mass
    • power to the people
  • noun the property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field
    mass.

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glee

  • noun great merriment
    mirth; gleefulness; mirthfulness; hilarity.
  • noun malicious satisfaction
    gloating; gloat.

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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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st._edward_the_martyr

  • noun King of England who was a son of Edgar; he was challenged for the throne by supporters of his half-brother Ethelred II who eventually murdered him (963-978)
    Edward the Martyr; Saint Edward the Martyr.

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depose

  • verb force to leave (an office)
    force out.
  • verb make a deposition; declare under oath
    swear; depone.

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nonpublic

  • adjective satellite not invested with or related to prominent position or status etc.

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apostle_of_the_gentiles

  • noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an Apostle
    Saul of Tarsus; Paul the Apostle; Saint Paul; Apostle Paul; Paul; St. Paul; Saul.
    • Paul's name was Saul prior to his conversion to Christianity

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fall_out

  • verb have a breach in relations
    • We fell out over a trivial question
  • verb come as a logical consequence; follow logically
    follow.
    • It follows that your assertion is false
    • the theorem falls out nicely

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seanad

  • noun the upper house of the parliament of the Irish Republic
    Seanad Eireann.

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simon_peter

  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter the Apostle; Saint Peter; Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.

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alter

  • verb cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
    modify; change.
    • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
    • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    vary; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

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worship_of_man

  • noun the worship of human beings
    anthropolatry.

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john_the_baptist

  • noun (New Testament) a preacher and hermit and forerunner of Jesus (whom he baptized); was beheaded by Herod at the request of Salome
    St. John the Baptist.

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crash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    wreck.
    • they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

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halt

  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    stoppage; stop; hitch; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • noun the event of something ending
    stop.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

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cataphatism

  • noun the religious belief that God has given enough clues to be known to humans positively and affirmatively (e.g., God created Adam `in his own image')

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propose

  • verb make a proposal, declare a plan for something
    advise; suggest.
    • the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax
  • verb present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
    project.
    • He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism
    • She proposed a new theory of relativity

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bigheaded

  • adjective satellite (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
    snotty; snot-nosed; stuck-up; persnickety; too big for one's breeches; uppish; snooty.
    • a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage
    • they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety

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ignatius

  • noun bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
    Saint Ignatius; St. Ignatius.

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razzing

  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; Bronx cheer; hoot; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.
  • 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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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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us_house

  • noun the lower legislative house of the United States Congress
    House of Representatives; U.S. House of Representatives; US House of Representatives; United States House of Representatives; U.S. House.

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st._john_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally said to be the author of the 4th Gospel and three epistles and the book of Revelation
    John the Divine; St. John; John the Evangelist; Saint John; Saint John the Apostle; John.

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saint_nicholas

  • noun a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
    Nicholas; St. Nicholas.
  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Kriss Kringle; St. Nick; Father Christmas; Santa; Santa Claus; Saint Nick.

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hoot

  • noun a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.

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hands

  • noun (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child
    custody.
    • my fate is in your hands
    • too much power in the president's hands
    • your guests are now in my custody
    • the mother was awarded custody of the children
  • noun the force of workers available
    manpower; work force; men; workforce.

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front

  • noun the side that is forward or prominent
    forepart; front end.
  • noun the line along which opposing armies face each other
    front line; battlefront.

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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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dominic

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Spanish priest who founded an order whose members became known as Dominicans or Black Friars (circa 1170-1221)
    St. Dominic; Saint Dominic; Domingo de Guzman.

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reckoning

  • noun problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
    calculation; figuring; computation.
  • noun a bill for an amount due
    tally.

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reordain

To ordain again, as when the first ordination is considered defective. Bp. Burnet.

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day

  • noun time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
    twenty-four hours; mean solar day; twenty-four hour period; solar day; 24-hour interval.
    • two days later they left
    • they put on two performances every day
    • there are 30,000 passengers per day
  • noun some point or period in time
    • it should arrive any day now
    • after that day she never trusted him again
    • those were the days
    • these days it is not unusual

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occult

  • noun supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
    supernatural.
    • She doesn't believe in the supernatural
  • noun supernatural practices and techniques
    occult arts.
    • he is a student of the occult

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simon_the_zealot

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Canaanite; Simon; Simon Zelotes.

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clannishness

  • noun tendency to associate with only a select group
    cliquishness; exclusiveness.

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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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spiritualise

  • verb give a spiritual meaning to; read in a spiritual sense
    spiritualize.
  • verb purify from the corrupting influences of the world
    spiritualize.
    • During his stay at the ashram he was spiritualized

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opine

  • verb express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
    speak up; animadvert; sound off; speak out.
    • John spoke up at the meeting
  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; reckon; suppose; imagine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up

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programme

  • noun an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
    program.
    • you can't tell the players without a program
  • noun an integrated course of academic studies
    course of study; syllabus; curriculum; program.
    • he was admitted to a new program at the university

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promulgate

  • verb state or announce
    exclaim; proclaim.
    • `I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed
    • The King will proclaim an amnesty
  • verb put a law into effect by formal declaration

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jurisprudence

  • noun the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    legal philosophy; law.
  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    law.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order

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bless

  • verb give a benediction to
    • The dying man blessed his son
  • verb confer prosperity or happiness on

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saint_beda

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Bede.

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consecrate

  • verb appoint to a clerical posts
    ordinate; ordain; order.
    • he was ordained in the Church
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; commit; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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affiliate

  • noun a subordinate or subsidiary associate; a person who is affiliated with another or with an organization
  • noun a subsidiary or subordinate organization that is affiliated with another organization
    • network affiliates

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saint_bede

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; the Venerable Bede; Saint Beda.

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religious_belief

  • noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    religion; faith.
    • he lost his faith but not his morality

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strike_down

  • verb declare null and void; make ineffective
    cancel.
    • Cancel the election results
    • strike down a law
  • verb cause to die, especially suddenly
    • The disease struck down many young men in the village

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st._bride

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Saint Brigid; Bride; Saint Bride.

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final_stage

  • noun the concluding parts of an event or occurrence
    last; end.
    • the end was exciting
    • I had to miss the last of the movie

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amnesty

  • noun a period during which offenders are exempt from punishment
  • noun a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
    pardon.

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locate

  • verb discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining
    turn up.
    • Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?
    • My search turned up nothing
  • verb determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
    situate.
    • Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space
    • Locate the boundaries of the property

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side

  • noun a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
    • they always sat on the right side of the church
    • he never left my side
  • noun one of two or more contesting groups
    • the Confederate side was prepared to attack

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mean

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

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too

  • adverb to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    to a fault; excessively; overly.
    • too big
  • adverb in addition
    also; as well; besides; likewise.
    • he has a Mercedes, too

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prohibit

  • verb command against
    forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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saint_ambrose

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)
    St. Ambrose; Ambrose.

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house

  • noun a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
    • he has a house on Cape Cod
    • she felt she had to get out of the house
  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    firm; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house

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exclusiveness

  • noun tendency to associate with only a select group
    cliquishness; clannishness.

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shintoism

  • noun the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors
    Shinto.

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constitute

  • verb form or compose
    represent; be; comprise; make up.
    • This money is my only income
    • The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance
    • These constitute my entire belonging
    • The children made up the chorus
    • This sum represents my entire income for a year
    • These few men comprise his entire army
  • verb create and charge with a task or function
    appoint; nominate; name.
    • nominate a committee

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society

  • noun an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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lordolatry

  • noun the worship of a lord because of his rank or title

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undertake

  • verb enter upon an activity or enterprise
    set about; attempt.
  • verb accept as a challenge
    tackle; take on.
    • I'll tackle this difficult task

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measure

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    step.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    amount; quantity.

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criminalisation

  • noun legislation that makes something illegal
    criminalization.
    • the criminalization of marijuana

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happen

  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; take place; occur; go on.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important
  • verb happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    befall; bechance.
    • It happens that today is my birthday
    • These things befell" (Santayana)

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proclaim

  • verb declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles
    • He was proclaimed King
  • verb state or announce
    exclaim; promulgate.
    • `I am not a Communist,' he exclaimed
    • The King will proclaim an amnesty

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rep

  • noun informal abbreviation of `representative'
  • noun a fabric with prominent rounded crosswise ribs
    repp.

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international_law

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

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whip

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

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clothe

  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child
  • verb furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
    invest; adorn.

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pagan_religion

  • noun any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism
    paganism; heathenism.

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apotheosise

  • verb deify or glorify
    apotheosize; apotheose.

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decree

  • noun a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    edict; fiat; order; rescript.
    • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there
  • verb issue a decree
    • The King only can decree

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veneration

  • noun a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    fear; awe; reverence.
    • the fear of God
    • the Chinese reverence for the dead
    • the French treat food with gentle reverence
    • his respect for the law bordered on veneration
  • noun religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
    idolatry; cultism; devotion.

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call_out

  • verb utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
    exclaim; cry; cry out; shout; outcry.
    • `I won!' he exclaimed
    • `Help!' she cried
    • `I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost
  • verb call out loudly, as of names or numbers

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utilise

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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confess

  • verb confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
    fink; squeal.
  • verb admit (to a wrongdoing)
    profess; concede.
    • She confessed that she had taken the money

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enabling_legislation

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

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testify

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

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predetermination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    foreordination; preordination; predestination.
  • noun a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something
    • he entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong

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martial_law

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

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predestinationist

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
    determinist; fatalist; predestinarian.

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race

  • noun any competition
    • the race for the presidency
  • noun a contest of speed
    • the race is to the swift

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glee_club

  • noun a club organized to sing together

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sikhism

  • noun the doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam

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reader

  • noun a person who enjoys reading
  • noun someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
    subscriber.

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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miracle-worship

  • noun the worship of miracles
    thaumatolatry.

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cause

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

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instigate

  • verb provoke or stir up
    set off; incite; stir up.
    • incite a riot
    • set off great unrest among the people
  • verb serve as the inciting cause of
    prompt; inspire.
    • She prompted me to call my relatives

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assurance

  • noun freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
    confidence; self-confidence; self-assurance; authority; sureness.
    • his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular
    • after that failure he lost his confidence
    • she spoke with authority
  • noun a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
    pledge.
    • an assurance of help when needed
    • signed a pledge never to reveal the secret

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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insular

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island
    • insular territories
    • Hawaii's insular culture
  • adjective satellite suggestive of the isolated life of an island; so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist"- Leonard Michaels
    • an exceedingly insular man

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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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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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belief

  • noun any cognitive content held as true
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; feeling; 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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associate

  • noun a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
    • he had to consult his associate before continuing
  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    familiar; comrade; fellow; companion.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms

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veto

  • noun a vote that blocks a decision
  • noun the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)

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thomas_hart_benton

  • noun United States artist whose paintings portrayed life in the Midwest and South (1889-1975)
    Benton.
  • noun United States legislator who opposed the use of paper currency (1782-1858)
    Benton; Old Bullion.

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st._thomas_aquinas

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    Saint Thomas Aquinas; Thomas Aquinas; Aquinas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.

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bastardise

  • verb change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
    bastardize.
  • verb declare a child to be illegitimate
    bastardize.

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governing

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

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the_venerable_bede

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
    Beda; Bede; St. Baeda; Saint Baeda; St. Beda; St. Bede; Baeda; Saint Beda; Saint Bede.

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release

  • noun merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    liberation; freeing.

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qualify

  • verb prove capable or fit; meet requirements
    measure up.
  • verb pronounce fit or able
    • She was qualified to run the marathon
    • They nurses were qualified to administer the injections

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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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edward_the_confessor

  • noun son of Ethelred the Unready; King of England from 1042 to 1066; he founded Westminster Abbey where he was eventually buried (1003-1066)
    St. Edward the Confessor; Saint Edward the Confessor.

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beginning

  • noun the event consisting of the start of something
    • the beginning of the war
  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
    outset; get-go; showtime; starting time; kickoff; start; offset; commencement; first.
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

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inevitable

  • noun an unavoidable event
    • don't argue with the inevitable
  • adjective incapable of being avoided or prevented
    • the inevitable result

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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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advance

  • noun a movement forward
    progress; progression.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    betterment; improvement.

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country_club

  • noun a suburban club for recreation and socializing

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saint_bridget

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Brigid; Bride; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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clinton

  • noun wife of President Clinton and later a woman member of the United States Senate (1947-)
    Hilary Clinton; Hilary Rodham Clinton.
  • noun 42nd President of the United States (1946-)
    President Clinton; Bill Clinton; William Jefferson Clinton.

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gregory_i

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
    St. Gregory I; Gregory; Saint Gregory I; Gregory the Great.

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ministry

  • noun religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)
  • noun building where the business of a government department is transacted

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substantiate

  • verb establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    affirm; support; confirm; corroborate; sustain.
    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant
  • verb represent in bodily form
    embody; incarnate; body forth.
    • He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system
    • The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist

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lawrence

  • noun Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
    St. Lawrence; Saint Lawrence; Laurentius.
  • noun Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
    Thomas Edward Lawrence; T. E. Lawrence; Lawrence of Arabia.

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clarion

  • noun a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
  • verb blow the clarion

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statutory_law

  • noun the body of laws created by legislative statutes

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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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motion

  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    gesture.
  • noun a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    movement.

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turn

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

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st._gregory_of_nazianzen

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    Gregory Nazianzen; Gregory; Gregory of Nazianzen.

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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circuit

  • noun an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
    electrical circuit; electric circuit.
  • noun a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
    tour.
    • they took an extended tour of Europe
    • we took a quick circuit of the park
    • a ten-day coach circuit of the island

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saintlike

  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; angelic; sainted; beatific; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother

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saint_anselm

  • noun an Italian who was a Benedictine monk; was archbishop of Canterbury from 1093 to 1109; one of the founders of scholasticism; best known for his proof of the existence of God
    St. Anselm; Anselm.

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outcry

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; shout; call; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • verb shout louder than
    outshout.

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profess

  • verb practice as a profession, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about
    • She professes organic chemistry
  • verb confess one's faith in, or allegiance to
    • The terrorists professed allegiance to their country
    • he professes to be a Communist

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assign

  • verb give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
    depute; delegate; designate.
  • verb give out
    portion; allot.
    • We were assigned new uniforms

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finish_line

  • noun a line indicating the location of the finish of a race
    finishing line.

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permit

  • noun a legal document giving official permission to do something
    licence; license.
  • noun the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
    license; permission.

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feed

  • noun food for domestic livestock
    provender.
  • verb provide as food
    • Feed the guests the nuts

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u.s._house

  • noun the lower legislative house of the United States Congress
    House of Representatives; US House; U.S. House of Representatives; US House of Representatives; United States House of Representatives.

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angelic

  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; sainted; beatific; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother
  • adjective of or relating to angels
    angelical.
    • angelic messenger

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topolatry

  • noun the worship of places
    place-worship.

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bridget

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Saint Brigid; Bride; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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manichaeanism

  • noun a religion founded by Manes in the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000
    Manichaeism.

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amorist

  • noun one dedicated to love and lovemaking especially one who writes about love

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legislation

  • noun law enacted by a legislative body
    statute law.
  • noun the act of making or enacting laws
    legislating; lawmaking.

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toffee-nosed

  • adjective satellite snobbish; pretentiously superior

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buddhist

  • noun one who follows the teachings of Buddha
  • adjective of or relating to or supporting Buddhism
    Buddhistic.
    • Buddhist sculpture

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gang

  • noun an association of criminals
    mob; ring; pack.
    • police tried to break up the gang
    • a pack of thieves
  • noun an informal body of friends
    bunch; crowd; crew.
    • he still hangs out with the same crowd

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run_low

  • verb to be spent or finished
    go; run short.
    • The money had gone after a few days
    • Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest

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enjoining

  • noun (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity
    injunction; cease and desist order; enjoinment.
    • injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order
  • verb issue an injunction
    enjoin.

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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will

  • noun the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
    volition.
    • the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith
  • noun a fixed and persistent intent or purpose
    • where there's a will there's a way

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buddhism

  • noun a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
  • noun the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth

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betroth

  • verb give to in marriage
    plight; affiance; engage.

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ring

  • noun a characteristic sound
    • it has the ring of sincerity
  • noun a toroidal shape
    annulus; anchor ring; doughnut; halo.
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
    • a halo of smoke

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louis_ix

  • noun king of France and son of Louis VIII; he led two unsuccessful Crusades; considered an ideal medieval king (1214-1270)
    St. Louis; Saint Louis.

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legislative

  • adjective relating to a legislature or composed of members of a legislature
    • legislative council
  • adjective of or relating to or created by legislation
    • legislative proposal

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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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guess

  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    conjecture; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.
  • noun an estimate based on little or no information
    guesswork; dead reckoning; shot; guessing.

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congress

  • noun the legislature of the United States government
    US Congress; United States Congress; U.S. Congress.
  • noun a meeting of elected or appointed representatives

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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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saint_ignatius

  • noun bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
    Ignatius; St. Ignatius.

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reveal

  • verb make visible
    bring out; uncover; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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accent

  • noun distinctive manner of oral expression
    speech pattern.
    • he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent
    • she had a very clear speech pattern
  • noun special importance or significance
    emphasis.
    • the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis
    • the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents

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levi

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew the Apostle; St. Matthew; Matthew; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.

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doomsday

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; end of the world; Last Day; Last Judgement.
  • noun an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    day of reckoning; doom; end of the world.
    • everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it
    • that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world

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swarm

  • noun a moving crowd
    drove; horde.
  • noun a group of many things in the air or on the ground
    cloud.
    • a swarm of insects obscured the light
    • clouds of blossoms
    • it discharged a cloud of spores

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assort

  • verb keep company with; hang out with
    associate; affiliate; consort.
    • He associates with strange people
    • She affiliates with her colleagues
  • verb arrange or order by classes or categories
    sort; separate; sort out; class; classify.
    • How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?

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station

  • noun a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose
    • he started looking for a gas station
    • the train pulled into the station
  • noun proper or designated social situation
    place.
    • he overstepped his place
    • the responsibilities of a man in his station
    • married above her station

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symbololatry

  • noun the worship of symbols
    symbolatry; symbol-worship.

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saint

  • noun a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; angel; holy man.

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aver

  • verb report or maintain
    say; allege.
    • He alleged that he was the victim of a crime
    • He said it was too late to intervene in the war
    • The registrar says that I owe the school money
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; swan; assert; swear.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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house_of_lords

  • noun the upper house of the British parliament
    British House of Lords.

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postulate

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    posit.
  • verb maintain or assert
    contend.
    • He contended that Communism had no future

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scheme

  • noun an elaborate and systematic plan of action
    strategy.
  • noun a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
    dodge; dodging.

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final

  • noun the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
  • noun an examination administered at the end of an academic term
    final examination; final exam.

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closed-door

  • adjective satellite not open to the public
    • a closed-door meeting

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filibuster

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

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break_up

  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
  • verb discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    break; separate; split up; part; split.
    • The business partners broke over a tax question
    • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
    • My friend and I split up

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u.s._congress

  • noun the legislature of the United States government
    US Congress; United States Congress; Congress.

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gregory_the_great

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
    Gregory I; St. Gregory I; Gregory; Saint Gregory I.

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reprobate

  • noun a person without moral scruples
    miscreant.
  • verb reject (documents) as invalid

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collapse

  • noun an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
    prostration.
    • the commander's prostration demoralized his men
  • noun a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
    • the roof is in danger of collapse
    • the collapse of the old star under its own gravity

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snooty

  • adjective satellite (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
    snotty; snot-nosed; bigheaded; stuck-up; persnickety; too big for one's breeches; uppish.
    • a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage
    • they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety

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st._matthew_the_apostle

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
    St. Matthew; Matthew; Levi; Saint Matthew the Apostle; Saint Matthew.

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bride

  • noun a woman who has recently been married
  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Saint Brigid; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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vouch

  • verb give personal assurance; guarantee
    • Will he vouch for me?
  • verb give surety or assume responsibility
    guarantee.
    • I vouch for the quality of my products

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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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preordination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    predetermination; foreordination; predestination.

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clannish

  • adjective satellite characteristic of a clan especially in being unified
    • clannish loyalty
  • adjective satellite befitting or characteristic of those who incline to social exclusiveness and who rebuff the advances of people considered inferior
    cliquish; clubby; snobbish; snobby.

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predestinarian

  • noun anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny
    determinist; fatalist; predestinationist.
  • adjective of or relating to predestination; holding the doctrine of predestination

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rubric

  • noun an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure
  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    gloss.

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officiate

  • verb act in an official capacity in a ceremony or religious ritual, such as a wedding
    • Who officiated at your wedding?
  • verb perform duties attached to a particular office or place or function
    function.
    • His wife officiated as his private secretary

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specify

  • verb specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    qualify; condition; stipulate.
    • The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
    • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
  • verb decide upon or fix definitely
    set; fix; limit; determine; define.
    • fix the variables
    • specify the parameters

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athanasius_the_great

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
    St. Athanasius; Saint Athanasius; Athanasius.

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guild

  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    club; society; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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finishing_line

  • noun a line indicating the location of the finish of a race
    finish line.

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ordainable

Capable of being ordained; worthy to be ordained or appointed. Bp. Hall.

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nominate

  • verb propose as a candidate for some honor
    put up; put forward.
  • verb put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position
    propose.
    • The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission

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latinise

  • verb cause to adopt Catholicism
    catholicise; catholicize; latinize.
  • verb write in the Latin alphabet
    Romanise; Latinize; Romanize.
    • many shops in Japan now carry neon signs with Romanized names

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manichaeism

  • noun a religion founded by Manes in the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000
    Manichaeanism.

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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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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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speak_out

  • verb express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
    speak up; animadvert; opine; sound off.
    • John spoke up at the meeting

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hunt_club

  • noun an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
    hunt.

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lover

  • noun a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
  • noun an ardent follower and admirer
    devotee; fan; buff.

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posit

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    postulate.
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    fix; situate; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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individualized

  • adjective satellite made for or directed or adjusted to a particular individual
    personalized; individualised; personalised.
    • personalized luggage
    • personalized advice
  • verb make or mark or treat as individual
    individualize; individualise.
    • The sounds were individualized by sharpness and tone

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lease

  • noun property that is leased or rented out or let
    letting; rental.
  • noun a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment

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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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declare

  • verb state emphatically and authoritatively
    • He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with
  • verb announce publicly or officially
    announce.
    • The President declared war

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devotion

  • noun feelings of ardent love
    devotedness.
    • their devotion to each other was beautiful
  • noun commitment to some purpose
    • the devotion of his time and wealth to science

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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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angel

  • noun spiritual being attendant upon God
  • noun person of exceptional holiness
    holy person; saint; holy man.

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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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head

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

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urging

  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; goad; spurring; prodding; prod; spur.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  • noun the act of earnestly supporting or encouraging

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hieronymus

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian Church whose major work was his translation of the Scriptures from Hebrew and Greek into Latin (which became the Vulgate); a saint and Doctor of the Church (347-420)
    Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Eusebius Hieronymus; Jerome; St. Jerome; Saint Jerome.

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return

  • noun document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
    tax return; income tax return.
    • his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    homecoming.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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say

  • noun the chance to speak
    • let him have his say
  • verb express in words
    state; tell.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name

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rent

  • noun a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service
  • noun an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
    tear; split; rip; snag.
    • there was a rip in his pants
    • she had snags in her stockings

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dictate

  • noun an authoritative rule
  • noun a guiding principle
    • the dictates of reason

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st._francis_of_assisi

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
    St. Francis; Francis of Assisi; Giovanni di Bernardone; Saint Francis; Saint Francis of Assisi.

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st._ambrose

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)
    Ambrose; Saint Ambrose.

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us_house_of_representatives

  • noun the lower legislative house of the United States Congress
    House of Representatives; US House; U.S. House of Representatives; United States House of Representatives; U.S. House.

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saintly

  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    angelic; sainted; beatific; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother

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john

  • noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    toilet; bathroom; privy; lavatory; can; lav.
  • noun youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)
    King John; John Lackland.

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count_out

  • verb declare the loser

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brahmanism

  • noun the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism
    Brahminism.
  • noun the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads
    Brahminism.

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member_of_parliament

  • noun an elected member of the British Parliament: a member of the House of Commons
    Parliamentarian.

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offer

  • noun the verbal act of offering
    offering.
    • a generous offer of assistance
  • noun something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    offering.
    • noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds

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st._james

  • noun (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; brother of John; author of the Epistle of James in the New Testament
    James; Saint James the Apostle; St. James the Apostle; Saint James.

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sound_off

  • verb express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
    speak up; animadvert; opine; speak out.
    • John spoke up at the meeting
  • verb start playing
    strike up.
    • The musicians struck up a tune

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snot

  • noun a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
    snob; snoot; prig.
  • noun nasal mucus

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maker

  • noun a person who makes things
    shaper.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Divine; Godhead.

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instance

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

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cry_out

  • verb utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy
    exclaim; call out; cry; shout; outcry.
    • `I won!' he exclaimed
    • `Help!' she cried
    • `I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost

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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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chess

  • noun weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
    cheat; Bromus secalinus.
  • noun a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
    chess game.

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analogy

  • noun an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
  • noun drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
    • the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain
    • the models show by analogy how matter is built up

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snob

  • noun a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
    snoot; snot; prig.

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sorority

  • noun a social club for female undergraduates

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personalized

  • adjective satellite made for or directed or adjusted to a particular individual
    individualized; individualised; personalised.
    • personalized luggage
    • personalized advice
  • verb make personal or more personal
    individualize; personalize; personalise; individualise.
    • personalized service

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take_place

  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; happen; occur; go on.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important

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saint_jude

  • noun (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
    St. Jude; Thaddaeus; Judas; Jude.

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buff

  • noun an ardent follower and admirer
    devotee; lover; fan.
  • noun a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen

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apostle_of_germany

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
    Boniface; Winfred; St. Boniface; Wynfrith; Saint Boniface.

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subvention

  • noun grant of financial aid as from a government to an educational institution
  • noun the act or process of providing aid or help of any sort

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regard

  • noun (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point
    respect.
    • it differs in that respect
  • noun paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
    paying attention; attentiveness; heed.
    • his attentiveness to her wishes
    • he spends without heed to the consequences

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go_on

  • verb continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    go along; keep; continue; proceed.
    • Keep on working!
    • We continued to work into the night
    • Keep smiling
    • We went on working until well past midnight
  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; happen; take place; occur.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important

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james

  • noun a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
    James IV.
  • noun the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    James II.

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gild

  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; society; social club; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today
  • verb decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
    engild; begild.

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saint_edward_the_confessor

  • noun son of Ethelred the Unready; King of England from 1042 to 1066; he founded Westminster Abbey where he was eventually buried (1003-1066)
    Edward the Confessor; St. Edward the Confessor.

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benton

  • noun United States artist whose paintings portrayed life in the Midwest and South (1889-1975)
    Thomas Hart Benton.
  • noun United States legislator who opposed the use of paper currency (1782-1858)
    Thomas Hart Benton; Old Bullion.

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saint_peter_the_apostle

  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter; Simon Peter; Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.

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nix

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; zip; nil; nada; zero; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it
  • verb command against
    prohibit; forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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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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demise

  • noun the time when something ends
    death; dying.
    • it was the death of all his plans
    • a dying of old hopes
  • verb transfer by a lease or by a will

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sainted

  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; angelic; beatific; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother
  • verb hold sacred
    enshrine; saint.

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sanctify

  • verb render holy by means of religious rites
    bless; consecrate; hallow.
  • verb make pure or free from sin or guilt
    purge; purify.
    • he left the monastery purified

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gregory

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
    Gregory Nazianzen; Gregory of Nazianzen; St. Gregory of Nazianzen.
  • noun Italian pope from 1831 to 1846; conservative in politics and theology; worked to propagate Catholicism in England and the United States (1765-1846)
    Gregory XVI; Bartolomeo Alberto Capillari.

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becket

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170; murdered following his opposition to Henry II's attempts to control the clergy (1118-1170)
    Thomas a Becket; St. Thomas a Becket; Saint Thomas a Becket.
  • noun (nautical) a short line with an eye at one end and a knot at the other; used to secure loose items on a ship

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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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winfred

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
    Boniface; St. Boniface; Apostle of Germany; Wynfrith; Saint Boniface.

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taoism

  • noun a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
  • noun religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu

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saint_brigid

  • noun Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland (453-523)
    St. Brigid; Bridget; St. Bridget; Brigid; Saint Bridget; Bride; Saint Bride; St. Bride.

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augustine

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
    Augustine of Hippo; Saint Augustine; St. Augustine.

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knesseth

  • noun the Israeli unicameral parliament
    Knesset.

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allegiant

  • adjective satellite steadfast in devotion (especially to your lawful monarch or government)
    • it is impossible to be allegiant to two opposing forces

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teresa_of_avila

  • noun Spanish mystic and religious reformer; author of religious classics and a Christian saint (1515-1582)
    Saint Teresa of Avila.

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st._francis

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian and the Roman Catholic monk who founded the Franciscan order of friars (1181-1226)
    St. Francis of Assisi; Francis of Assisi; Giovanni di Bernardone; Saint Francis; Saint Francis of Assisi.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that rises in Missouri and flows southeastward through Arkansas
    St. Francis River; Saint Francis River; Saint Francis.

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ecclesiastical

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

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wicca

  • noun a community of followers of the Wicca religion
  • noun the polytheistic nature religion of modern witchcraft whose central deity is a mother goddess; claims origins in pre-Christian pagan religions of western Europe

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deacon

  • noun a Protestant layman who assists the minister
    Protestant deacon.
  • noun a cleric ranking just below a priest in Christian churches; one of the Holy Orders

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front_bench

  • noun any of the front seats in the House of Commons that are reserved for ministers or former ministers

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aquinas

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274)
    St. Thomas Aquinas; Saint Thomas Aquinas; Thomas Aquinas; St. Thomas; Saint Thomas.

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canonization

  • noun (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints
    canonisation.

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voodoo

  • noun a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
    juju; hoodoo; fetich; fetish.
  • noun (Haiti) followers of a religion that involves witchcraft and animistic deities

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law-makers

  • noun persons who make or amend or repeal laws
    legislature; legislative assembly; legislative body; general assembly.

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personalised

  • adjective satellite made for or directed or adjusted to a particular individual
    individualized; personalized; individualised.
    • personalized luggage
    • personalized advice
  • verb make personal or more personal
    individualize; personalize; personalise; individualise.
    • personalized service

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tete-a-tete

  • noun a private conversation between two people
  • noun small sofa that seats two people
    vis-a-vis; love seat; loveseat.

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ordination

  • noun the status of being ordained to a sacred office
  • noun logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements
    ordering; order.
    • we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation

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fifth

  • noun a quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a United States gallon
  • noun position five in a countable series of things
    • he was fifth out of several hundred runners

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marvel

  • noun something that causes feelings of wonder
    wonder.
    • the wonders of modern science
  • verb be amazed at
    wonder.
    • We marvelled at the child's linguistic abilities

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urge

  • noun an instinctive motive
    impulse.
    • profound religious impulses
  • noun a strong restless desire
    itch.
    • why this urge to travel?

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recess

  • noun a state of abeyance or suspended business
    deferral.
  • noun a small concavity
    recession; corner; niche.

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golf

  • noun a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
    golf game.
  • verb play golf

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inspire

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; animate; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb supply the inspiration for
    • The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work

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bookclub

  • noun a club that people join in order to buy selected books at reduced prices

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too_big_for_one's_breeches

  • adjective satellite (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
    snotty; snot-nosed; bigheaded; stuck-up; persnickety; uppish; snooty.
    • a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage
    • they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety

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saint_lawrence

  • noun Roman martyr; supposedly Lawrence was ordered by the police to give up the church's treasure and when he responded by presenting the poor people of Rome he was roasted to death on a gridiron (died in 258)
    St. Lawrence; Laurentius; Lawrence.
  • noun a North American river; flows into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the North Atlantic
    Saint Lawrence River; St. Lawrence River; St. Lawrence.

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subvent

  • verb guarantee financial support of
    underwrite; subvention.
    • The opera tour was subvented by a bank

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st._basil

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the bishop of Caesarea who defended the Roman Catholic Church against the heresies of the 4th century; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-379)
    Basil; St. Basil the Great; Basil the Great; Basil of Caesarea.

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prig

  • noun a person regarded as arrogant and annoying
    snob; snoot; snot.

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ending

  • noun the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
    termination.
    • I don't like words that have -ism as an ending
  • noun the act of ending something
    termination; conclusion.
    • the termination of the agreement

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cliquishness

  • noun tendency to associate with only a select group
    clannishness; exclusiveness.

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beatific

  • adjective satellite experiencing or bestowing celestial joy
    • beatific peace
  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; angelic; sainted; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother

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privileged

  • adjective blessed with privileges
    • the privileged few
  • verb bestow a privilege upon
    privilege; favor; favour.

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