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ornateness (Also ornatenesses) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to ornateness

expostulation

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    objection; remonstration; remonstrance.
  • noun an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof

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overnice

  • adjective satellite excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
    squeamish; nice; prissy; dainty.
    • too nice about his food to take to camp cooking
    • so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

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circumlocution

  • noun a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    periphrasis; ambage.
  • noun an indirect way of expressing something
    indirect expression.

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lear

  • noun British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
    Edward Lear.
  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
    King Lear.

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intercommunication

  • noun mutual communication; communication with each other
    • they intercepted intercommunication between enemy ships

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ornate

  • adjective satellite marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details
    flowery.
    • a flowery speech
    • ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato"-John Milton

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tackiness

  • noun the property of being cohesive and sticky
    gluiness; gumminess; cohesiveness; glueyness; viscidness; ropiness; viscidity.
  • noun tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
    tat; cheapness; sleaze.

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marching

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

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rhetorician

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; public speaker; speechmaker; speechifier.

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honorific

  • noun an expression of respect
    • the Japanese use many honorifics
  • adjective satellite conferring or showing honor or respect
    • honorific social status commonly attaches to membership in a recognized profession

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dog_show

  • noun a competitive exhibition of dogs

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crocodile_tears

  • noun a hypocritical display of sorrow; false or insincere weeping
    • the secretaries wept crocodile tears over the manager's dilemma
    • politicians shed crocodile tears over the plight of the unemployed

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road

  • noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    route.
  • noun a way or means to achieve something
    • the road to fame

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apophasis

  • noun mentioning something by saying it will not be mentioned

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affect

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

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elocution

  • noun an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture

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prattler

  • noun someone who speaks in a childish way

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artistic_production

  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; art.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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flashy

  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments
  • adjective satellite (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
    showy; gaudy; sporty; jazzy.

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clothes

  • noun clothing in general
    apparel; dress; wearing apparel.
    • she was refined in her choice of apparel
    • he always bought his clothes at the same store
    • fastidious about his dress
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child

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chew

  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    plug; wad; quid; cud; chaw.
  • noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
    manduction; chewing; mastication.

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phoney

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; dissembler; phony; dissimulator; pretender.
  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; bogus; phony; fake.

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second

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

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valedictory_oration

  • noun a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
    valedictory address; valedictory; valediction.

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colloquialism

  • noun a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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yack

  • noun noisy talk
    chatter; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • verb talk incessantly and tiresomely
    jaw; yap away; yack away; rattle on.

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copiousness

  • noun the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply
    abundance; teemingness.
    • an age of abundance

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prosody

  • noun the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
    inflection.
  • noun (prosody) a system of versification
    poetic rhythm; rhythmic pattern.

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worthlessness

  • noun having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful
    ineptitude.
    • the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness
  • noun the quality of being without practical use

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tawdriness

  • noun tasteless showiness
    gaudiness; glitz; meretriciousness; flashiness; brashness; loudness; garishness.

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panegyrist

  • noun an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
    eulogist.

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grotesquery

  • noun ludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion
    grotesquerie; grotesqueness.

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prate

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    prattle; chin music; blether; idle talk.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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linguistic_communication

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    language.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written

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riding_habit

  • noun attire that is typically worn by a horseback rider (especially a woman's attire)
    habit.

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hairdo

  • noun the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
    hairstyle; coif; hair style; coiffure.

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substance

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

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elaborate

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • The bee elaborates honey

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mannerism

  • noun a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
    idiosyncrasy; foible.
  • noun a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
    affectation; pose; affectedness.

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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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maunder

  • verb wander aimlessly
  • verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    mussitate; mumble; mutter.

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verbalism

  • noun the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
    verbal expression; expression.
    • expressions of good will
    • he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas
    • the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours
  • noun overabundance of words
    verbiage.

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climber

  • noun a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants
  • noun someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
    social climber.

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fantastic

  • adjective satellite ludicrously odd
    grotesque; antic; fantastical.
    • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
    • fantastic Halloween costumes
    • a grotesque reflection in the mirror
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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exquisiteness

  • noun extreme beauty of a delicate sort

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overabundance

  • noun the state of being more than full
    surfeit; excess.
  • noun a quantity that is more than what is appropriate
    overmuchness; overmuch; superabundance.
    • four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy
    • we received an inundation of email

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gulp

  • noun a large and hurried swallow
    draught; swig; draft.
    • he finished it at a single gulp
  • noun a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing
    gulping.

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saltiness

  • noun language or humor that is down-to-earth
    coarseness.
    • the saltiness of their language was inappropriate
    • self-parody and saltiness riddled their core genre
  • noun the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth
    salt; salinity.

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choosey

  • adjective satellite difficult to please
    choosy.

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gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

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quibbler

  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    caviler; caviller; pettifogger.

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verdancy

  • noun the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation
    verdure; greenness.

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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preview

  • noun an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future
    prevue; trailer.
  • noun a screening for a select audience in advance of release for the general public

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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blather

  • noun foolish gibberish
    blatherskite.
  • verb to talk foolishly
    babble; smatter; blether; blither.
    • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby

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bombast

  • noun pompous or pretentious talk or writing
    blah; fustian; claptrap; rant.

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highfalutin

  • adjective satellite affectedly genteel
    grandiose; la-di-da; highfaluting; hoity-toity; hifalutin.

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milium

  • noun a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland
    whitehead.

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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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phony

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; phoney; dissembler; dissimulator; pretender.
  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; phoney; bogus; fake.

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portraiture

  • noun a word picture of a person's appearance and character
    portrayal; portrait.
  • noun the activity of making portraits

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faker

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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qualm

  • noun uneasiness about the fitness of an action
    scruple; misgiving.
  • noun a mild state of nausea
    squeamishness; queasiness.

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phraseology

  • noun the manner in which something is expressed in words
    diction; phrasing; choice of words; verbiage; wording.
    • use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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pontifical

  • noun the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop)
  • adjective proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles
    papal; apostolical; apostolic.
    • papal dispensation

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word

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

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over-embellished

  • adjective satellite excessively elaborate or showily expressed
    purple; empurpled.
    • a writer of empurpled literature
    • many purple passages
    • an over-embellished story of the fish that got away

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written_communication

  • noun communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
    black and white; written language.

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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putoff

  • noun a pretext for delay or inaction

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guise

  • noun an artful or simulated semblance
    pretence; pretense; pretext.
    • under the guise of friendship he betrayed them

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taradiddle

  • noun a trivial lie
    fib; tale; story; tarradiddle.
    • he told a fib about eating his spinach
    • how can I stop my child from telling stories?
  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot; twaddle.

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stylisation

  • noun the act of stylizing; causing to conform to a particular style
    stylization.

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high-sounding

  • adjective satellite pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)
    high-flown; inflated.
    • high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school
    • a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution

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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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fanciful

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

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bunk

  • noun a long trough for feeding cattle
    feed bunk.
  • noun a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
    built in bed; berth.

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machine

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

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hot

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

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scrupulousness

  • noun conformity to high standards of ethics or excellence
  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; meticulosity; meticulousness.

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paregmenon

  • noun juxtaposing words having a common derivation (as in `sense and sensibility')

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whitehead

  • noun a small whitish lump in the skin due to a clogged sebaceous gland
    milium.
  • noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Bertrand Russell (1861-1947)
    Alfred North Whitehead.

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poker

  • noun fire iron consisting of a metal rod with a handle; used to stir a fire
    fire hook; stove poker; salamander.
  • noun any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
    poker game.

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beauty

  • noun the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; knockout; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.

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claptrap

  • noun pompous or pretentious talk or writing
    blah; fustian; bombast; rant.

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mess

  • noun a state of confusion and disorderliness
    messiness; muss; mussiness.
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; fix; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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cicero

  • noun a linear unit of the size of type slightly larger than an em
  • noun a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)
    Tully; Marcus Tullius Cicero.

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theatricality

  • noun an artificial and mannered quality
    staginess.

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vocalization

  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalisation; voice; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations
  • noun the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
    utterance.

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quite_a_little

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

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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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hairlessness

  • noun the condition of being void of hair
    depilation.
  • noun the quality of not having hair

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spout

  • noun an opening that allows the passage of liquids or grain
  • verb gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
    spurt; spirt; gush.
    • water gushed forth

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metonym

  • noun a word that denotes one thing but refers to a related thing
    • Washington is a metonym for the United States government
    • plastic is a metonym for credit card

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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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rankness

  • noun the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
    fertility; prolificacy; richness.
    • he praised the richness of the soil
    • weeds lovely in their rankness
  • noun the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
    foulness; malodorousness; fetidness; stinkiness.

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deck

  • noun any of various platforms built into a vessel
  • noun street name for a packet of illegal drugs

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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henry

  • noun a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
    H.
  • noun English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)
    William Henry.

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fluffiness

  • noun a light softness
    downiness; featheriness.

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natter

  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    shoot the breeze; chit-chat; chew the fat; confab; chitchat; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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auditory

  • adjective of or relating to the process of hearing
    auditive; audile.
    • auditory processing
    • an audile person

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writing

  • noun the act of creating written works
    authorship; penning; composition.
    • writing was a form of therapy for him
    • it was a matter of disputed authorship
  • noun the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
    written material; piece of writing.
    • the writing in her novels is excellent
    • that editorial was a fine piece of writing

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production

  • noun the act or process of producing something
    • Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous
    • the production of white blood cells
  • noun a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
    • have you seen the new production of Hamlet?

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driveller

  • noun someone whose talk is trivial drivel
    jabberer.
  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    dribbler; drooler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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expressionist

  • noun an artist who is an adherent of expressionism
  • adjective of or relating to expressionism
    expressionistic.
    • expressionist art

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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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silver

  • noun a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
    atomic number 47; Ag.
  • noun coins made of silver

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decorator

  • noun a person who specializes in designing architectural interiors and their furnishings
    interior decorator; house decorator; designer; interior designer; room decorator.
  • noun someone who decorates
    ornamentalist.

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paralanguage

  • noun the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings
    paralinguistic communication.

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rhetoric

  • noun using language effectively to please or persuade
  • noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    grandiosity; grandiloquence; ornateness; magniloquence.
    • the grandiosity of his prose
    • an excessive ornateness of language

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marcus_tullius_cicero

  • noun a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)
    Cicero; Tully.

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sybarite

  • noun a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses
    voluptuary.

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royal_poinciana

  • noun showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
    flamboyant; flame tree; Poinciana regia; peacock flower; Delonix regia.

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hans_arp

  • noun Alsatian artist and poet who was cofounder of dadaism in Zurich; noted for abstract organic sculptures (1887-1966)
    Arp; Jean Arp.

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garment

  • noun an article of clothing
    • garments of the finest silk
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child

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tatty

  • adjective satellite showing signs of wear and tear
    ratty; moth-eaten; shabby.
    • a ratty old overcoat
    • shabby furniture
    • an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; meretricious; tawdry; flash; cheap; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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bountifulness

  • noun the property of copious abundance
    amplitude; bounty.

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flock

  • noun a church congregation guided by a pastor
  • noun a group of birds

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slew

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right

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diction

  • noun the articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience
    enunciation.
  • noun the manner in which something is expressed in words
    phrasing; choice of words; verbiage; phraseology; wording.
    • use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton

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psychic

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

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triptych

  • noun art consisting of a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on three panels (usually hinged together)

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content

  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    message; substance; subject matter.

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lacelike

  • adjective satellite made of or resembling lace
    lacy.
    • a lacy gown
    • a lacy leaf

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ranter

  • noun someone who rants and raves; speaks in a violent or loud manner
    raver.

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faddle

To trifle; to toy. -- v. t. To fondle; to dandle. Prov. Eng. Halliwell.

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linear

  • adjective designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
    additive.
  • adjective of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension
    one-dimensional.
    • a linear measurement

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whiff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    puff; puff of air.
  • noun a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil

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duchamp

  • noun French artist who immigrated to the United States; a leader in the dada movement in New York City; was first to exhibit commonplace objects as art (1887-1968)
    Marcel Duchamp.

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toity

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isocrates

  • noun Athenian rhetorician and orator (436-338 BC)

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viewing

  • noun the display of a motion picture
    showing; screening.
  • noun a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial
    wake.
    • there's no weeping at an Irish wake

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loudness

  • noun the magnitude of sound (usually in a specified direction)
    volume; intensity.
    • the kids played their music at full volume
  • noun tasteless showiness
    tawdriness; gaudiness; glitz; meretriciousness; flashiness; brashness; garishness.

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commercial_art

  • noun art used for commercial purposes (as in advertising)

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loud

  • adjective characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity
    • a group of loud children
    • loud thunder
    • her voice was too loud
    • loud trombones
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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artistry

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

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ornamental

  • noun any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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rank

  • noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
  • noun relative status
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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flashiness

  • noun tasteless showiness
    tawdriness; gaudiness; glitz; meretriciousness; brashness; loudness; garishness.

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rant

  • noun a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
    ranting; harangue.
  • noun pompous or pretentious talk or writing
    blah; fustian; bombast; claptrap.

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thick

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

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service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

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dissuasion

  • noun a communication that dissuades you
  • noun persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action

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interlude

  • noun an intervening period or episode
  • noun a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance
    intermezzo; entr'acte.

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brabble

  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; pettifog; bicker; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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fastidiousness

  • noun the trait of being meticulous about matters of taste or style
    • neatness and fastidiousness of dress

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prolixness

  • noun boring verbosity
    prolixity; windiness; long-windedness; wordiness.

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prolificacy

  • noun the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
    fertility; rankness; richness.
    • he praised the richness of the soil
    • weeds lovely in their rankness

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show_off

  • verb display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously
    swank; flash; flaunt; ostentate.
    • he showed off his new sports car

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forensic

  • adjective satellite of, relating to, or used in public debate or argument
  • adjective satellite used or applied in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law
    • forensic photograph
    • forensic ballistics

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tree

  • noun a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • noun a figure that branches from a single root
    tree diagram.
    • genealogical tree

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shower

  • noun a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you
    • they installed a shower in the bathroom
  • noun washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle
    shower bath.
    • he took a shower after the game

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matter

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

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idle

  • noun the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
    • the car engine was running at idle
  • verb run disconnected or idle
    tick over.
    • the engine is idling

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flame

  • noun the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
    fire; flaming.
    • fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries
  • verb shine with a sudden light
    flare.
    • The night sky flared with the massive bombardment

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iron

  • noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    atomic number 26; Fe.
  • noun a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

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buffalo_bill's_wild_west_show

  • noun a spectacular show organized in 1883 by William F. Cody that featured horseback riding and marksmanship on a large scale; toured the United States and Europe
    Wild West Show.

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fashion

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun characteristic or habitual practice

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turn_of_phrase

  • noun a distinctive spoken or written expression
    turn of expression.
    • John's succinct turn of phrase persuaded her that it would not be a good idea

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talking

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talk.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • verb exchange thoughts; talk with
    talk; speak.
    • We often talk business
    • Actions talk louder than words

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rat

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

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manner

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun a way of acting or behaving
    personal manner.

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sesquipedalia

  • noun a very long word (a foot and a half long)
    sesquipedalian.

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prissy

  • adjective satellite exaggeratedly proper
    puritanical; square-toed; straight-laced; straitlaced; strait-laced; tight-laced; victorian; prudish; prim; straightlaced; priggish.
    • my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts
  • adjective satellite excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
    overnice; squeamish; nice; dainty.
    • too nice about his food to take to camp cooking
    • so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

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colour_of_law

  • noun a mere semblance of legal right; something done with the apparent authority of law but actually in contravention of law
    color of law.
    • the plaintiff claimed that under color of law the officer had deprived him of his civil rights

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plenteousness

  • noun a full supply
    plentifulness; plentitude; plenty; plenitude.
    • there was plenty of food for everyone

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mint

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • noun any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers

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churrigueresque

  • adjective satellite having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation
    baroque; churrigueresco.
    • the building...frantically baroque"-William Dean Howells

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expressive

  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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cyberart

  • noun art that is produced with the help of computer hardware and software

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antiphrasis

  • noun the use of a word in a sense opposite to its normal sense (especially in irony)

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luxury

  • noun something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity
  • noun the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
    sumptuousness; lavishness; sumptuosity.

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nouveau-riche

  • noun a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class
    arriviste; upstart; parvenu.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of someone who has risen economically or socially but lacks the social skills appropriate for this new position
    parvenu; upstart; parvenue.

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mickle

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

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floorshow

  • noun a series of acts at a night club
    floor show; cabaret.

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grandness

  • noun a prominent status
    importance.
    • a person of importance
  • noun unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    immenseness; vastness; immensity; greatness; wideness; enormousness; sizeableness.

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shapelessness

  • noun an amorphous or indefinite shape
    • a shapeless mass
  • noun the quality of lacking an esthetically pleasing shape

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encomium

  • noun a formal expression of praise
    pean; paean; eulogy; panegyric.

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chatterbox

  • noun orchid growing along streams or ponds of western North America having leafy stems and 1 greenish-brown and pinkish flower in the axil of each upper leaf
    stream orchid; giant helleborine; Epipactis gigantea.
  • noun an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
    prater; chatterer; spouter; magpie; babbler.

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coif

  • noun the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
    hairdo; hairstyle; hair style; coiffure.
  • noun a skullcap worn by nuns under a veil or by soldiers under a hood of mail or formerly by British sergeants-at-law

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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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plenty

  • noun a full supply
    plentifulness; plentitude; plenteousness; plenitude.
    • there was plenty of food for everyone
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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phase

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

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perceptiveness

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

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inelegance

  • noun the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

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classicist

  • noun an artistic person who adheres to classicism
  • noun a student of ancient Greek and Latin
    classical scholar.

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camp

  • noun temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
    encampment; bivouac; cantonment.
    • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
  • noun a group of people living together in a camp
    • the whole camp laughed at his mistake

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dog

  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    domestic dog; Canis familiaris.
    • the dog barked all night
  • noun a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    frump.
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog

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orderly

  • noun a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer
    • the orderly laid out the general's uniform
  • noun a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients
    hospital attendant.

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sum

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; amount; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    total; amount.

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classicism

  • noun a movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms
    classicalism.
    • classicism often derived its models from the ancient Greeks and Romans

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spangle

  • noun adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing
    diamante; sequin.
  • verb glitter as if covered with spangles

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ostentate

  • verb display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously
    swank; flash; flaunt; show off.
    • he showed off his new sports car

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african-american_music

  • noun music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses
    black music.

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lucius_licinius_lucullus

  • noun Roman general famous for self-indulgence and giving lavish banquets (circa 110-57 BC)
    Licinius Lucullus; Lucullus.

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turgidity

  • noun pompously embellished language
    turgidness; flatulence.

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busy

  • verb keep busy with
    occupy.
    • She busies herself with her butterfly collection
  • adjective actively or fully engaged or occupied
    • busy with her work
    • a busy man
    • too busy to eat lunch

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nontextual_matter

  • noun photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
    graphics; art; artwork.
    • the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book

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screening

  • noun the display of a motion picture
    viewing; showing.
  • noun fabric of metal or plastic mesh

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rich

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

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writing_style

  • noun a style of expressing yourself in writing
    genre; literary genre.

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colorful

  • adjective having striking color
    colourful.
    • colorful autumn leaves
  • adjective striking in variety and interest
    colourful.
    • a colorful period of history
    • a colorful character
    • colorful language

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nonsensicality

  • noun a message that seems to convey no meaning
    bunk; hokum; meaninglessness; nonsense.

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raiment

  • noun especially fine or decorative clothing
    array; regalia.
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child

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pomposity

  • noun lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
    splashiness; pompousness; pretentiousness; ostentation; puffiness; inflation; ostentatiousness.

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grandiloquence

  • noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    grandiosity; rhetoric; ornateness; magniloquence.
    • the grandiosity of his prose
    • an excessive ornateness of language

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nominating_address

  • noun an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election
    nominating speech; nomination.
    • the nomination was brief and to the point

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face_value

  • noun the value of a security that is set by the company issuing it; unrelated to market value
    par value; nominal value.
  • noun the apparent worth as opposed to the real worth

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plush

  • noun a fabric with a nap that is longer and softer than velvet
  • adjective satellite characterized by extravagance and profusion
    lavish; lush; lucullan; plushy.
    • a lavish buffet
    • a lucullan feast

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bad

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

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featheriness

  • noun a light softness
    downiness; fluffiness.

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gaud

  • noun cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
    fallal; bangle; novelty; trinket; gewgaw; bauble.

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postiche

  • noun a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
    false hair; hairpiece.
  • noun something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    sham; fake.

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fair

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

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habit

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

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plumage

  • noun the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
    feather; plume.

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verboseness

  • noun an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
    verbosity.

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fine_art

  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art

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second_reading

  • noun the second presentation of a bill in a legislature; to approve its general principles (Britain) or to discuss a committee's report and take a vote (US)

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subject

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

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meticulousness

  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; scrupulousness; meticulosity.

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artificial

  • adjective contrived by art rather than nature
    unreal.
    • artificial flowers
    • artificial flavoring
    • an artificial diamond
    • artificial fibers
    • artificial sweeteners
  • adjective satellite artificially formal
    contrived; stilted; hokey.
    • that artificial humility that her husband hated
    • contrived coyness
    • a stilted letter of acknowledgment
    • when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

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mud

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

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paralinguistic

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ice_show

  • noun any entertainment performed by ice skaters

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agerasia

  • noun youthful appearance in an old person

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bosh

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot; twaddle.

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rima

  • noun a narrow elongated opening or fissure between two symmetrical parts

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beautician

  • noun someone who works in a beauty parlor
    cosmetician.

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braw

  • adjective satellite brightly colored and showy
    brave; gay.
    • girls decked out in brave new dresses
    • brave banners flying
    • `braw' is a Scottish word
    • a dress a bit too gay for her years
    • birds with gay plumage

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printmaker

  • noun an artist who designs and makes prints
    graphic artist.

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tattle

  • noun disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    telling; singing.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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brag

  • noun an instance of boastful talk
    crow; vaporing; crowing; bragging; line-shooting; gasconade.
    • his brag is worse than his fight
    • whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade
  • verb show off
    blow; boast; gasconade; gas; tout; swash; bluster; shoot a line; vaunt.

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gobbledygook

  • noun incomprehensible or pompous jargon of specialists

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schmooze

  • noun an informal conversation
    confab; schmoose; confabulation; chat.
  • verb talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
    shmoose; shmooze; schmoose; jawbone.

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tone

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone of voice.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
  • noun (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    • the Beijing dialect uses four tones

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churrigueresco

  • adjective satellite having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation
    baroque; churrigueresque.
    • the building...frantically baroque"-William Dean Howells

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brassy

  • adjective resembling the sound of a brass instrument
    brasslike.
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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psychobabble

  • noun using language loaded with psychological terminology

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three

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; triad; threesome; leash; III; trinity; terzetto.
  • noun one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips
    trey.

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jabbering

  • noun rapid and indistinct speech
    gabble; jabber.
  • verb talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
    rabbit on; spout; rant; rave; mouth off; jabber.

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haranguer

  • noun a public speaker who delivers a loud or forceful or angry speech

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falter

  • noun the act of pausing uncertainly
    faltering; hesitation; waver.
    • there was a hesitation in his speech
  • verb be unsure or weak
    waver.
    • Their enthusiasm is faltering

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catch

  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    gimmick.
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    haul.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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loftiness

  • noun the quality of being high or lofty
    highness.
  • noun impressiveness in scale or proportion
    stateliness; majesty.

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gaudery

  • noun cheap or pretentious or vain display
    pomp.

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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evening

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    even; eventide; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • noun a later concluding time period
    • it was the evening of the Roman Empire

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opulence

  • noun wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living
    sumptuousness; luxury; luxuriousness.

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niggler

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

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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poinciana

  • noun a tropical flowering shrub having bright orange or red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
    bird of paradise; Poinciana gilliesii; Caesalpinia gilliesii.
  • noun small subgenus of ornamental tropical shrubs or trees; not recognized in some classifications
    subgenus Poinciana.

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hysteron_proteron

  • noun reversal of normal order of two words or sentences etc. (as in `bred and born')
  • noun the logical fallacy of using as a true premise a proposition that is yet to be proved

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tidy_sum

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

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spectacle

  • noun something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight)
    • the tragic spectacle of cripples trying to escape
  • noun an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale

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salutatory

  • noun an opening or welcoming statement (especially one delivered at graduation exercises)
    salutatory oration; salutatory address.

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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al_hirschfeld

  • noun United States artist noted for his line-drawn caricatures (1904-2003)
    Hirschfeld.

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grandiose

  • adjective satellite impressive because of unnecessary largeness or grandeur; used to show disapproval
  • adjective satellite affectedly genteel
    highfalutin; la-di-da; highfaluting; hoity-toity; hifalutin.

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severity

  • noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
    badness; severeness.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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patent

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

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make

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

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literary_genre

  • noun a style of expressing yourself in writing
    genre; writing style.

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pampering

  • noun the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
    indulging; indulgence; humoring.
  • verb treat with excessive indulgence
    featherbed; pamper; cosset; cocker; mollycoddle; spoil; indulge; baby; coddle.
    • grandparents often pamper the children
    • Let's not mollycoddle our students!

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fuss

  • noun an excited state of agitation
    pother; tizzy; dither; flap.
    • he was in a dither
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; trouble; hassle.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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audubon

  • noun United States ornithologist and artist (born in Haiti) noted for his paintings of birds of America (1785-1851)
    John James Audubon.

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discoloration

  • noun a soiled or discolored appearance
    discolouration; stain.
    • the wine left a dark stain
  • noun the act of changing the natural color of something by making it duller or dingier or unnatural or faded
    discolouration.

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neoclassicism

  • noun revival of a classical style (in art or literature or architecture or music) but from a new perspective or with a new motivation

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gabble

  • noun rapid and indistinct speech
    jabber; jabbering.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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academic

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

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contact

  • noun close interaction
    • they kept in daily contact
    • they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings
  • noun the act of touching physically
    physical contact.
    • her fingers came in contact with the light switch

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musical

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical comedy; musical theater.
  • adjective characterized by or capable of producing music
    • a musical evening
    • musical instruments

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classical_style

  • noun the artistic style of ancient Greek art with its emphasis on proportion and harmony

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athletic

  • adjective relating to or befitting athletics or athletes
    • athletic facilities
  • adjective satellite vigorously active
    gymnastic; acrobatic.
    • an acrobatic dance
    • an athletic child
    • athletic playing
    • gymnastic exercises

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portrayer

  • noun a painter or drawer of portraits
    portraitist; limner; portrait painter.

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verdure

  • noun green foliage
    greenery.
  • noun the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation
    verdancy; greenness.

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disguise

  • noun an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
    camouflage.
    • the theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories
  • noun any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity

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fullness

  • noun completeness over a broad scope
    comprehensiveness.
  • noun the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing
    richness; mellowness.
    • the music had a fullness that echoed through the hall
    • the cheap wine had no body, no mellowness
    • he was well aware of the richness of his own appearance

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royal

  • noun a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
  • noun stag with antlers of 12 or more branches
    royal stag.

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shout

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

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exhibitioner

  • noun someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see
    shower; exhibitor.

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claver

  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    shoot the breeze; chit-chat; chew the fat; confab; chitchat; jaw; visit; chaffer; chat; natter; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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basset

  • noun smooth-haired breed of hound with short legs and long ears
    basset hound.
  • verb appear at the surface
    crop out.
    • A seam of coal bassets

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arp

  • noun Alsatian artist and poet who was cofounder of dadaism in Zurich; noted for abstract organic sculptures (1887-1966)
    Jean Arp; Hans Arp.

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flatulence

  • noun a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
    flatulency; gas.
  • noun pompously embellished language
    turgidness; turgidity.

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conventionalization

  • noun the act of conventionalizing; conforming to a conventional style
    conventionalisation.

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coarseness

  • noun language or humor that is down-to-earth
    saltiness.
    • the saltiness of their language was inappropriate
    • self-parody and saltiness riddled their core genre
  • noun the quality of being composed of relatively large particles
    graininess; granularity.

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cheapjack

  • noun a peddler of inferior goods
  • adjective satellite cheap and shoddy
    shoddy; tawdry.
    • cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist

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litotes

  • noun understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)
    meiosis.
    • saying `I was not a little upset' when you mean `I was very upset' is an example of litotes

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old

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

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disfigurement

  • noun an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen
    disfiguration; deformity.
    • there were distinguishing disfigurements on the suspect's back
    • suffering from facial disfiguration
  • noun the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something
    disfiguration; defacement.
    • the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion
    • he objected to the dam's massive disfigurement of the landscape

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deal

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

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pseud

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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headlinese

  • noun using the abbreviated style of headline writers

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etiolation

  • noun a pale and sickly appearance
    • his etiolation signaled years in prison
  • noun the act of weakening by stunting the growth or development of something
    • the etiolation of the critical tradition

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music_genre

  • noun an expressive style of music
    genre; musical style; musical genre.

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theatrical

  • noun a performance of a play
    theatrical performance; histrionics; representation.
  • adjective of or relating to the theater

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humor

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humour.
  • noun the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    sense of humor; sense of humour; humour.
    • she didn't appreciate my humor
    • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

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stylization

  • noun the act of stylizing; causing to conform to a particular style
    stylisation.

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purple

  • noun a purple color or pigment
    purpleness.
  • noun of imperial status
    • he was born to the purple

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ice

  • noun water frozen in the solid state
    water ice.
    • Americans like ice in their drinks
  • noun the frozen part of a body of water

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creative

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

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sensationalism

  • noun subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
  • noun the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
    luridness.
    • the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation

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stateliness

  • noun an elaborate manner of doing something
    • she served coffee with great stateliness
  • noun impressiveness in scale or proportion
    loftiness; majesty.

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damask

  • noun a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern
  • noun a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it

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pose

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    airs.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

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illustration

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

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edward_lear

  • noun British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
    Lear.

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squeamish

  • adjective satellite excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
    overnice; nice; prissy; dainty.
    • too nice about his food to take to camp cooking
    • so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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maidish

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hairiness

  • noun the quality of having hair
    pilosity.

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hyperbaton

  • noun reversal of normal word order (as in `cheese I love')

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enallage

  • noun a substitution of part of speech or gender or number or tense etc. (e.g., editorial `we' for `I')

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anomalous

  • adjective satellite deviating from the general or common order or type
    • advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe

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polysyllabic

  • adjective satellite having or characterized by words of more than three syllables
  • adjective satellite (of words) long and ponderous; having many syllables
    sesquipedalian.
    • sesquipedalian technical terms

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blabber

  • noun one who reveals confidential information in return for money
    squealer; informer; rat; betrayer.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; twaddle.

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epideictic

  • adjective satellite designed primarily for rhetorical display
    epideictical.
    • epideictic orations

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verbalizer

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    speaker; talker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims

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daub

  • noun material used to daub walls
  • noun a blemish made by dirt
    smirch; blot; slur; smear; spot; smudge.
    • he had a smudge on his cheek

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narration

  • noun a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
    tale; story; narrative.
    • his narrative was interesting
    • Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children
  • noun the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
    recital; yarn.
    • his narration was hesitant

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wag

  • noun a witty amusing person who makes jokes
    wit; card.
  • noun causing to move repeatedly from side to side
    waggle; shake.

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wad

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

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frill

  • noun (paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs
  • noun an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal
    ruff.

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overblown

  • adjective satellite puffed up with vanity
    pompous; portentous; grandiloquent; pontifical.
    • a grandiloquent and boastful manner
    • overblown oratory
    • a pompous speech
    • pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
  • adjective satellite past the stage of full bloom
    • overblown roses

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manner_of_speaking

  • noun your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
    delivery; speech.
    • his manner of speaking was quite abrupt
    • her speech was barren of southernisms
    • I detected a slight accent in his speech

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puffiness

  • noun an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
    swelling; lump.
  • noun lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
    splashiness; pompousness; pretentiousness; ostentation; inflation; pomposity; ostentatiousness.

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way

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

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keynote_speech

  • noun a speech setting forth the keynote
    keynote address.

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war

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    warfare.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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medium

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

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auditory_communication

  • noun communication that relies on hearing

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form

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

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heap

  • noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    agglomerate; cumulus; pile; mound; cumulation.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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raft

  • noun a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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luxuriant

  • adjective satellite marked by complexity and richness of detail
    elaborate.
    • an elaborate lace pattern
  • adjective satellite displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
    voluptuous; luxurious; sybaritic; epicurean; voluptuary.
    • an epicurean banquet
    • enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs
    • Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence
    • a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness

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luridness

  • noun the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
    sensationalism.
    • the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation
  • noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
    pallor; lividity; achromasia; wanness; paleness; pallidness; lividness.

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stagey

  • adjective satellite having characteristics of the stage especially an artificial and mannered quality
    stagy.
    • stagy heroics

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oratorical

  • adjective satellite characteristic of an orator or oratory
    • oratorical prose
    • harangued his men in an oratorical way"- Robert Graves

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verbiage

  • noun overabundance of words
    verbalism.
  • noun the manner in which something is expressed in words
    diction; phrasing; choice of words; phraseology; wording.
    • use concise military verbiage"- G.S.Patton

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trim

  • noun a state of arrangement or appearance
    trimness.
    • in good trim
  • noun a decoration or adornment on a garment
    passementerie; trimming.
    • the trimming on a hat
    • the trim on a shirt

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anacoluthon

  • noun an abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another
    anacoluthia.

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classic

  • noun a creation of the highest excellence
  • noun an artist who has created classic works

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trig

  • noun the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions
    trigonometry.
  • adjective satellite neat and smart in appearance
    trim; clean-cut.
    • a clean-cut and well-bred young man
    • the trig corporal in his jaunty cap
    • a trim beard

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vermicular

  • adjective satellite decorated with wormlike tracery or markings
    vermiculate; vermiculated.
    • vermicular (or vermiculated) stonework

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tosh

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot; twaddle.

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oil_stain

  • noun a stain produced by oil

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religious_music

  • noun genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies
    church music.

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mold

  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    mould; cast; stamp.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; cast.

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mole

  • noun the molecular weight of a substance expressed in grams; the basic unit of amount of substance adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    mol; gram molecule.
  • noun a spy who works against enemy espionage
    counterspy.

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chit_chat

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; tittle-tattle; gossip; gab.

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utterer

  • noun an organism that can utter vocal sounds
    vocalizer; vocaliser.
    • an utterer of foul oaths
    • is the giraffe a vocalizer?
  • noun someone who circulates forged banknotes or counterfeit coins

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floor

  • noun the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure)
    flooring.
    • they needed rugs to cover the bare floors
    • we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent
  • noun a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
    story; level; storey.
    • what level is the office on?

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plenitude

  • noun a full supply
    plentifulness; plentitude; plenteousness; plenty.
    • there was plenty of food for everyone

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piffle

  • noun trivial nonsense
    balderdash; fiddle-faddle.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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paralepsis

  • noun suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted
    paraleipsis; preterition; paralipsis.

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role

  • noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    function; part; office.
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    part; character; persona; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona

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war_machine

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; military; armed services; military machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker

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test

  • noun trying something to find out about it
    trial; trial run; tryout.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain
  • noun any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
    mental testing; mental test; psychometric test.
    • the test was standardized on a large sample of students

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wart

  • noun any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
  • noun an imperfection in someone or something that is suggestive of a wart (especially in smallness or unattractiveness)

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hypozeuxis

  • noun use of a series of parallel clauses (as in `I came, I saw, I conquered')

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ornateness

  • noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    grandiosity; grandiloquence; rhetoric; magniloquence.
    • the grandiosity of his prose
    • an excessive ornateness of language
  • noun an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
    elaborateness.

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magnificence

  • noun splendid or imposing in size or appearance
    impressiveness; grandness; richness.
    • the grandness of the architecture
    • impressed by the richness of the flora
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; splendour; grandeur; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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overmuchness

  • noun a quantity that is more than what is appropriate
    overmuch; superabundance; overabundance.
    • four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy
    • we received an inundation of email

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poker_face

  • noun a face without any interpretable expression (as that of a good poker player)

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road_show

  • noun a show on tour

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plentitude

  • noun a full supply
    plentifulness; plenteousness; plenty; plenitude.
    • there was plenty of food for everyone

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serious

  • adjective concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
    • a serious student of history
    • a serious attempt to learn to ski
    • gave me a serious look
    • a serious young man
    • are you serious or joking?
    • Don't be so serious!
  • adjective satellite of great consequence
    • marriage is a serious matter

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peacock

  • noun European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespot
    peacock butterfly; Inachis io.
  • noun male peafowl; having a crested head and very large fanlike tail marked with iridescent eyes or spots

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dance

  • noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  • noun a party of people assembled for dancing

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windiness

  • noun a mildly windy state of the air
    breeziness.
  • noun boring verbosity
    prolixity; long-windedness; wordiness; prolixness.

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crocodile

  • noun large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates; of sluggish tropical waters

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false_hair

  • noun a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
    hairpiece; postiche.

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floor_show

  • noun a series of acts at a night club
    floorshow; cabaret.

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indiana

  • noun a state in midwestern United States
    Hoosier State; IN.
  • noun United States pop artist (born 1928)
    Robert Indiana.

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flash

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

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abundance

  • noun the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply
    copiousness; teemingness.
    • an age of abundance
  • noun (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present

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tub-thumper

  • noun a noisy and vigorous or ranting public speaker

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cloisonne

  • noun enamelware in which colored areas are separated by thin metal strips
  • adjective satellite (for metals) having areas separated by metal and filled with colored enamel and fired
    champleve.

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spate

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    rush; upsurge; surge.

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choice

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; pick.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the act of choosing or selecting
    pick; selection; option.
    • your choice of colors was unfortunate
    • you can take your pick

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artwork

  • noun photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
    nontextual matter; graphics; art.
    • the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book

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bathos

  • noun triteness or triviality of style
  • noun insincere pathos
    mawkishness.

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luxuriance

  • noun the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses
    lushness; voluptuousness.

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excellence

  • noun the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree
  • noun an outstanding feature; something in which something or someone excels
    excellency.
    • a center of manufacturing excellence
    • the use of herbs is one of the excellencies of French cuisine

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turgid

  • adjective satellite ostentatiously lofty in style
    tumid; bombastic; orotund; large; declamatory.
    • a man given to large talk
    • tumid political prose
  • adjective satellite abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
    tumid; tumescent; puffy; intumescent.
    • hungry children with bloated stomachs
    • he had a grossly distended stomach
    • eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids
    • swollen hands
    • tumescent tissue
    • puffy tumid flesh

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decorativeness

  • noun an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive

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tiffany

  • noun United States artist who developed Tiffany glass (1848-1933)
    Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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brave

  • noun a North American Indian warrior
  • noun people who are brave
    • the home of the free and the brave

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self-expression

  • noun the expression of one's individuality (usually through creative activities)

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superabundance

  • noun a quantity that is more than what is appropriate
    overmuchness; overmuch; overabundance.
    • four-year-olds have an overabundance of energy
    • we received an inundation of email

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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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talker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; speaker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims

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twaddle

  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tarradiddle; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber.

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evening_dress

  • noun attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
    evening clothes; eveningwear; formalwear.

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sentimentalism

  • noun the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
  • noun a predilection for sentimentality

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lavishness

  • noun the quality possessed by something that is excessively expensive
    sumptuousness; luxury; sumptuosity.
  • noun excessive spending
    high life; extravagance; highlife; prodigality.

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eveningwear

  • noun attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
    evening dress; evening clothes; formalwear.

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salutatory_oration

  • noun an opening or welcoming statement (especially one delivered at graduation exercises)
    salutatory; salutatory address.

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mud_stain

  • noun a stain produced by mud

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burn

  • noun pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    burning.
  • noun a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
    sunburn; tan; suntan.

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anomalous_communication

  • noun communication by paranormal means
    psychic communication; psychical communication.

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address

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

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tittle-tattle

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chit-chat; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; gossip; gab.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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boast

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

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great_deal

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

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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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ampleness

  • noun the property of being more than sufficient; comfortable sufficiency
    • the ampleness of her servings more than satisfied his hunger
  • noun the property of impressive largeness in size
    • he admired the ampleness of its proportions

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pillow

  • noun a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person
  • verb rest on or as if on a pillow
    rest.
    • pillow your head

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humour

  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; temper; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor
  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humor.

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licinius_lucullus

  • noun Roman general famous for self-indulgence and giving lavish banquets (circa 110-57 BC)
    Lucius Licinius Lucullus; Lucullus.

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eulogist

  • noun an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
    panegyrist.

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disfiguration

  • noun an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen
    deformity; disfigurement.
    • there were distinguishing disfigurements on the suspect's back
    • suffering from facial disfiguration
  • noun the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something
    defacement; disfigurement.
    • the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion
    • he objected to the dam's massive disfigurement of the landscape

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puffed

  • adjective satellite gathered for protruding fullness
    puff.
    • puff sleeves
  • verb smoke and exhale strongly
    puff; whiff.
    • puff a cigar
    • whiff a pipe

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fake

  • noun something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    postiche; sham.
  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; pretender; sham.

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peep

  • noun the short weak cry of a young bird
    cheep.
  • noun a secret look
    peek.

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subject_matter

  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    content; message; substance.

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sporty

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporting; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • adjective satellite (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
    showy; gaudy; flashy; jazzy.

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visit

  • noun the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
    • he dropped by for a visit
  • noun a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice
    • he scheduled a visit to the dentist

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entrance

  • noun something that provides access (to get in or get out)
    entryway; entree; entranceway; entry.
    • they waited at the entrance to the garden
    • beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral
  • noun a movement into or inward
    entering.

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bombastic

  • adjective satellite ostentatiously lofty in style
    tumid; orotund; large; turgid; declamatory.
    • a man given to large talk
    • tumid political prose

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carnival

  • noun a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
  • noun a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment
    circus.
    • it was so funny it was a circus
    • the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere

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visual

  • adjective relating to or using sight
    ocular; optical; optic.
    • ocular inspection
    • an optical illusion
    • visual powers
    • visual navigation
  • adjective satellite visible; give me the ocular proof"- Shakespeare
    ocular.
    • be sure of it
    • a visual presentation
    • a visual image

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exhibitor

  • noun someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see
    shower; exhibitioner.

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orator

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    public speaker; speechmaker; speechifier; rhetorician.

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robe

  • noun any loose flowing garment
  • noun outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions
    gown.

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terseness

  • noun a neatly short and concise expressive style

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graphic

  • noun an image that is generated by a computer
    computer graphic.
  • adjective satellite written or drawn or engraved
    graphical; in writing.
    • graphic symbols

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pretend

  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    make-believe.
    • it was just pretend
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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dissembler

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; phoney; phony; dissimulator; pretender.

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voluminosity

  • noun greatness of volume
    voluminousness; fullness.

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spy

  • noun (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors
    undercover agent.
  • noun a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people
    • my spies tell me that you had a good time last night

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chew_the_fat

  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    shoot the breeze; chit-chat; confab; chitchat; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; natter; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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figure

  • noun a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    fig.
    • the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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hirschfeld

  • noun United States artist noted for his line-drawn caricatures (1904-2003)
    Al Hirschfeld.

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chip

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

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chit

  • noun a dismissive term for a girl who is immature or who lacks respect
    • she was incensed that this chit of a girl should dare to make a fool of her in front of the class
    • she's a saucy chit
  • noun the bill in a restaurant
    tab; check.
    • he asked the waiter for the check

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drawer

  • noun a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out
  • noun the person who writes a check or draft instructing the drawee to pay someone else

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chin

  • noun the protruding part of the lower jaw
    mentum.
  • noun Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India
    Kuki; Kuki-Chin.

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nonliteral

  • adjective (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech
    figurative.
    • figurative language

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discussion

  • noun an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
    treatment; discourse.
    • the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic
    • his treatment of the race question is badly biased
  • noun an exchange of views on some topic
    word; give-and-take.
    • we had a good discussion
    • we had a word or two about it

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maestro

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    master.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters

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tarradiddle

  • noun a trivial lie
    fib; tale; story; taradiddle.
    • he told a fib about eating his spinach
    • how can I stop my child from telling stories?
  • noun pretentious or silly talk or writing
    taradiddle; boloney; humbug; bilgewater; tosh; bosh; baloney; drool; tommyrot; twaddle.

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persuasion

  • noun the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
    suasion.
  • noun a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
    thought; opinion; sentiment; view.
    • my opinion differs from yours
    • I am not of your persuasion
    • what are your thoughts on Haiti?

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mar

  • noun a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
    blemish; defect.
    • a facial blemish
  • noun the month following February and preceding April
    March.

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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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exhibitionism

  • noun extravagant and conspicuous behavior intended to attract attention to yourself
  • noun the perverse act of exposing and attracting attention to your own genitals
    immodesty.

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exhibitionist

  • noun someone with a compulsive desire to expose the genitals
    flasher.
  • noun someone who deliberately behaves in such a way as to attract attention
    show-off.

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flourish

  • noun a showy gesture
    • she entered with a great flourish
  • noun an ornamental embellishment in writing

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wag

  • noun a witty amusing person who makes jokes
    wit; card.
  • noun causing to move repeatedly from side to side
    waggle; shake.

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fallal

  • noun cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
    bangle; novelty; trinket; gewgaw; gaud; bauble.

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legalese

  • noun a style that uses the abstruse technical vocabulary of the law

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castellated

  • adjective satellite having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement
    embattled; battlemented; castled.
    • a crenelated molding

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representation

  • noun a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
    mental representation; internal representation.
  • noun a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

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pulchritude

  • noun physical beauty (especially of a woman)

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talk

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

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hypozeugma

  • noun use of a series of subjects with a single predicate

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comeliness

  • noun the quality of being good looking and attractive
    beauteousness; loveliness; fairness.

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braid

  • noun a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
    twist; tress; plait.
  • noun trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
    gold braid; braiding.

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splurge

  • noun an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)
  • noun any act of immoderate indulgence
    binge; orgy.
    • an orgy of shopping
    • an emotional binge
    • a splurge of spending

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swank

  • noun elegance by virtue of being fashionable
    stylishness; smartness; last word; chicness; chichi; modishness; chic.
  • verb display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously
    flash; flaunt; show off; ostentate.
    • he showed off his new sports car

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valedictory_address

  • noun a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
    valedictory; valedictory oration; valediction.

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mail

  • noun the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
  • noun the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
    post; mail service; postal service.
    • the mail handles billions of items every day
    • he works for the United States mail service
    • in England they call mail `the post'

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oral_cavity

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; mouth; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy

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chattering

  • noun the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
    chatter.
  • noun the high-pitched continuing noise made by animals (birds or monkeys)
    chatter.

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hypallage

  • noun reversal of the syntactic relation of two words (as in `her beauty's face')

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unveiling

  • noun putting on display for the first time
    • he attended the unveiling of the statue
  • noun the act of beginning something new
    introduction; debut; entry; first appearance; launching.
    • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line

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hendiadys

  • noun use of two conjoined nouns instead of a noun and modifier

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backtalk

  • noun an impudent or insolent rejoinder
    sass; back talk; sassing; lip; mouth.
    • don't give me any of your sass

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bullshit

  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    crap; horseshit; Irish bull; dogshit; bull; shit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull
  • verb speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
    fake; bull; talk through one's hat.
    • The politician was not well prepared for the debate and faked it

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tumid

  • adjective satellite ostentatiously lofty in style
    bombastic; orotund; large; turgid; declamatory.
    • a man given to large talk
    • tumid political prose
  • adjective satellite abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
    tumescent; puffy; intumescent; turgid.
    • hungry children with bloated stomachs
    • he had a grossly distended stomach
    • eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids
    • swollen hands
    • tumescent tissue
    • puffy tumid flesh

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inversion

  • noun the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer
  • noun abnormal condition in which an organ is turned inward or inside out (as when the upper part of the uterus is pulled into the cervical canal after childbirth)

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valediction

  • noun a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
    valedictory address; valedictory; valedictory oration.
  • noun the act of saying farewell

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idle_talk

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    prattle; chin music; prate; blether.

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classicalism

  • noun a movement in literature and art during the 17th and 18th centuries in Europe that favored rationality and restraint and strict forms
    classicism.
    • classicism often derived its models from the ancient Greeks and Romans

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discolouration

  • noun a soiled or discolored appearance
    stain; discoloration.
    • the wine left a dark stain
  • noun the act of changing the natural color of something by making it duller or dingier or unnatural or faded
    discoloration.

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trope

  • noun language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
    image; figure; figure of speech.

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clack

  • noun a sharp abrupt noise as if two objects hit together; may be repeated
    clap.
  • noun a simple valve with a hinge on one side; allows fluid to flow in only one direction
    clack valve; clapper valve.

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formalwear

  • noun attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
    evening dress; evening clothes; eveningwear.

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bauble

  • noun a mock scepter carried by a court jester
  • noun cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
    fallal; bangle; novelty; trinket; gewgaw; gaud.

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exclamation

  • noun an abrupt excited utterance
    exclaiming.
    • she gave an exclamation of delight
    • there was much exclaiming over it
  • noun a loud complaint or protest or reproach

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splashy

  • adjective characterized by water flying about haphazardly
  • adjective satellite marked by ostentation but often tasteless
    flamboyant; showy.
    • a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet
    • a splashy half-page ad

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empty_words

  • noun loud and confused and empty talk
    rhetoric; palaver; empty talk; hot air.
    • mere rhetoric

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eurobabble

  • noun the jargon of European community documents and regulations

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modulation

  • noun a musical passage moving from one key to another
    transition.
  • noun (electronics) the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier's amplitude or frequency or phase

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muckle

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

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showy

  • adjective satellite marked by ostentation but often tasteless
    splashy; flamboyant.
    • a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet
    • a splashy half-page ad
  • adjective satellite displaying brilliance and virtuosity

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blubber

  • noun an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil
  • noun excess bodily weight
    avoirdupois; fat; fatness.
    • she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others

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smatter

  • verb work with in an amateurish manner
    dabble; play around.
    • She dabbles in astronomy
    • He plays around with investments but he never makes any money
  • verb to talk foolishly
    babble; blather; blether; blither.
    • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby

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hairdresser

  • noun someone who cuts or beautifies hair
    stylist; hairstylist; styler.

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smudge

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

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quite

  • adverb to a degree (not used with a negative)
    rather.
    • quite tasty
    • quite soon
    • quite ill
    • quite rich
  • adverb to the greatest extent; completely
    • you're quite right
    • she was quite alone
    • was quite mistaken
    • quite the opposite
    • not quite finished
    • did not quite make it

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language

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    linguistic communication.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; voice communication; speech communication; speech; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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splashiness

  • noun lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
    pompousness; pretentiousness; ostentation; puffiness; inflation; pomposity; ostentatiousness.

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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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quibble

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    cavil; quiddity.
  • verb evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

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view

  • noun a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
    position; perspective.
    • consider what follows from the positivist view
  • noun the visual percept of a region
    prospect; vista; panorama; scene; aspect.
    • the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views

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first

  • noun the first or highest in an ordering or series
    number one.
    • He wanted to be the first
  • noun the first element in a countable series
    number 1; number one.
    • the first of the month

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feign

  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; pretend; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache
  • verb make a pretence of
    assume; simulate; sham.
    • She assumed indifference, even though she was seething with anger
    • he feigned sleep

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valedictory

  • noun a farewell oration (especially one delivered during graduation exercises by an outstanding member of a graduating class)
    valedictory address; valedictory oration; valediction.
  • adjective of or relating to an occasion or expression of farewell
    • a valedictory address
    • valedictory praise for his uniformly manly course
    • a suitable valedictory gesture

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unattractiveness

  • noun an ugliness of appearance that is not appealing to viewers

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array

  • noun an orderly arrangement
    • an array of troops in battle order
  • noun an impressive display
    • it was a bewildering array of books
    • his tools were in an orderly array on the basement wall

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lensman

  • noun someone who takes photographs professionally
    photographer.

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little

  • noun a small amount or duration
    • he accepted the little they gave him
  • adjective limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    small.
    • a little dining room
    • a little house
    • a small car
    • a little (or small) group

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unsightliness

  • noun ugliness that is unpleasant to look at

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plastic

  • noun generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
  • noun a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered
    charge plate; charge card; credit card.
    • do you take plastic?

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brevity

  • noun the use of brief expressions
  • noun the attribute of being brief or fleeting
    briefness; transience.

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modernist

  • noun an artist who makes a deliberate break with previous styles

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bounty

  • noun payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
    premium.
  • noun the property of copious abundance
    bountifulness; amplitude.

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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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speaking

  • noun the utterance of intelligible speech
    speech production.
  • noun delivering an address to a public audience
    speechmaking; oral presentation; public speaking.
    • people came to see the candidates and hear the speechmaking

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brummagem

  • noun a city in central England; 2nd largest English city and an important industrial and transportation center
    Birmingham.
  • adjective satellite cheap and showy
    • a cheap Brummagem imitation

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gaudy

  • noun (Britain) a celebratory reunion feast or entertainment held a college
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; brassy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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pomp

  • noun cheap or pretentious or vain display
    gaudery.
  • noun ceremonial elegance and splendor
    eclat.
    • entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses

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stalking-horse

  • noun a candidate put forward to divide the Opposition or to mask the true candidate
  • noun something serving to conceal plans; a fictitious reason that is concocted in order to conceal the real reason
    pretext.

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flowery

  • adjective of or relating to or suggestive of flowers
    • a flowery hat
    • flowery wine
  • adjective satellite marked by elaborate rhetoric and elaborated with decorative details
    ornate.
    • a flowery speech
    • ornate rhetoric taught out of the rule of Plato"-John Milton

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antic

  • noun a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    caper; joke; trick; put-on; prank.
  • verb act as or like a clown
    clown around; clown.

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expressive_style

  • noun a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
    style.
    • all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper

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peck

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

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artistic_creation

  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    art; artistic production.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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tawdry

  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; meretricious; tatty; flash; cheap; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments
  • adjective satellite cheap and shoddy
    shoddy; cheapjack.
    • cheapjack moviemaking...that feeds on the low taste of the mob"- Judith Crist

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sassing

  • noun an impudent or insolent rejoinder
    sass; back talk; lip; mouth; backtalk.
    • don't give me any of your sass
  • verb answer back in an impudent or insolent manner;
    sass.
    • don't sass me!
    • The teacher punished the students who were sassing all morning

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stammer

  • noun a speech disorder involving hesitations and involuntary repetitions of certain sounds
    stutter.
  • verb speak haltingly
    falter; bumble; stutter.
    • The speaker faltered when he saw his opponent enter the room

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discernment

  • noun the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    apprehension; savvy; understanding.
    • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect
  • noun delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    taste; appreciation; perceptiveness.
    • arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
    • to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

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verbalization

  • noun the words that are spoken in the activity of verbalization
    verbalisation.
  • noun the activity of expressing something in words
    verbalisation.

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aesthetic

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory as to what is beautiful
    esthetic.
    • he despised the esthetic of minimalism
  • adjective relating to or dealing with the subject of aesthetics
    esthetic.
    • aesthetic values

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profuse

  • adjective satellite produced or growing in extreme abundance
    luxuriant; lush; riotous; exuberant.
    • their riotous blooming

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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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pompousness

  • noun lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
    splashiness; pretentiousness; ostentation; puffiness; inflation; pomposity; ostentatiousness.

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dash

  • noun distinctive and stylish elegance
    elan; panache; style; flair.
    • he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer
  • noun a quick run
    sprint.

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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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elaborateness

  • noun marked by elaborately complex detail
    intricacy; elaboration; involution.
  • noun an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
    ornateness.

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flatness

  • noun the property of having two dimensions
    two-dimensionality; planeness.
  • noun a want of animation or brilliance
    • the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style

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good_looks

  • noun the quality of having regular well-defined features (especially of a man)
    handsomeness.

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simulacrum

  • noun an insubstantial or vague semblance
  • noun a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture)
    effigy; image.
    • the coin bears an effigy of Lincoln
    • the emperor's tomb had his image carved in stone

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conversion

  • noun an event that results in a transformation
    transition; changeover.
  • noun a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"

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emphasis

  • noun special importance or significance
    accent.
    • the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis
    • the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents
  • noun intensity or forcefulness of expression
    vehemence.
    • the vehemence of his denial
    • his emphasis on civil rights

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performance

  • noun a dramatic or musical entertainment
    public presentation.
    • they listened to ten different performances
    • the play ran for 100 performances
    • the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity
  • noun the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
    • we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal
    • an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto

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channel

  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    transmission channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company
  • noun a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
    • the fields were crossed with irrigation channels
    • gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street

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begin

  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    get; start out; set about; start; set out; get down; commence.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
  • noun Israeli statesman (born in Russia) who (as prime minister of Israel) negotiated a peace treaty with Anwar Sadat (then the president of Egypt) (1913-1992)
    Menachem Begin.

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commonplace

  • noun a trite or obvious remark
    banality; platitude; cliche; bromide.
  • adjective satellite completely ordinary and unremarkable
    • air travel has now become commonplace
    • commonplace everyday activities

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jean_arp

  • noun Alsatian artist and poet who was cofounder of dadaism in Zurich; noted for abstract organic sculptures (1887-1966)
    Arp; Hans Arp.

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theatre

  • noun a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
    house; theater.
    • the house was full
  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramatics; dramaturgy; theater.

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attractiveness

  • noun the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts
    attraction.
    • her personality held a strange attraction for him
  • noun sexual allure

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balderdash

  • noun trivial nonsense
    fiddle-faddle; piffle.

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wordiness

  • noun boring verbosity
    prolixity; windiness; long-windedness; prolixness.

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quantity

  • noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    amount; measure.
  • noun an adequate or large amount
    • he had a quantity of ammunition

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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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cheap

  • adjective relatively low in price or charging low prices
    inexpensive.
    • it would have been cheap at twice the price
    • inexpensive family restaurants
  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; flashy; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments

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meretriciousness

  • noun an appearance of truth that is false or deceptive; seeming plausibility
    speciousness.
    • the speciousness of his argument
  • noun tasteless showiness
    tawdriness; gaudiness; glitz; flashiness; brashness; loudness; garishness.

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decoupage

  • noun art produced by decorating a surface with cutouts and then coating it with several layers of varnish or lacquer
  • noun the art of decorating a surface with shapes or pictures and then coating it with vanish or lacquer

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elan

  • noun a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    zeal; ardor; ardour.
    • they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor
    • he felt a kind of religious zeal
  • noun distinctive and stylish elegance
    dash; panache; style; flair.
    • he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer

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demonstrator

  • noun a teacher or teacher's assistant who demonstrates the principles that are being taught
  • noun someone who demonstrates an article to a prospective buyer
    sales demonstrator.

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shibboleth

  • noun a favorite saying of a sect or political group
    catchword; motto; slogan.
  • noun a manner of speaking that is distinctive of a particular group of people

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flamboyant

  • noun showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
    flame tree; Poinciana regia; royal poinciana; peacock flower; Delonix regia.
  • adjective satellite marked by ostentation but often tasteless
    splashy; showy.
    • a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet
    • a splashy half-page ad

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babbler

  • noun an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
    prater; chatterer; spouter; magpie; chatterbox.
  • noun any of various insectivorous Old World birds with a loud incessant song; in some classifications considered members of the family Muscicapidae
    cackler.

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chit-chat

  • noun light informal conversation for social occasions
    chin wag; chitchat; chin-wagging; causerie; chin-wag; small talk; gabfest; chin wagging; chit chat; tittle-tattle; gossip; gab.
  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    shoot the breeze; chew the fat; confab; chitchat; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; natter; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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plume

  • noun anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness
    • a plume of smoke
    • grass with large plumes
  • noun a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament

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treasure

  • noun accumulated wealth in the form of money or jewels etc.
    hoarded wealth.
    • the pirates hid their treasure on a small island in the West Indies
  • noun art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
    gem.

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harangue

  • noun a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
    rant; ranting.
  • verb deliver a harangue to; address forcefully

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journalese

  • noun the style in which newspapers are written

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tears

  • noun the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
    weeping; crying.
    • I hate to hear the crying of a child
    • she was in tears
  • noun a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
    tear; teardrop.
    • his story brought tears to her eyes

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black

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

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dissembling

  • noun pretending with intention to deceive
    pretence; pretense; feigning.
  • noun the act of deceiving
    deceit; dissimulation; deception.

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stain

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

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black_music

  • noun music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses
    African-American music.

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artificial_flower

  • noun a handmade imitation of a blossom

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gibber

  • noun unintelligible talking
    gibberish.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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gem

  • noun art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
    treasure.
  • noun a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
    stone; gemstone.
    • he had the gem set in a ring for his wife
    • she had jewels made of all the rarest stones

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nouveau

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artist

  • noun a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
    creative person.

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verbosity

  • noun an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
    verboseness.

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lip_service

  • noun an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
    hypocrisy.

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morning

  • noun the time period between dawn and noon
    morning time; forenoon; morn.
    • I spent the morning running errands
  • noun a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
    good morning.

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finishing

  • noun a decorative texture or appearance of a surface (or the substance that gives it that appearance)
    finish; coating.
    • the boat had a metallic finish
    • he applied a coat of a clear finish
    • when the finish is too thin it is difficult to apply evenly
  • noun the act of finishing
    finish.
    • his best finish in a major tournament was third
    • the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause

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repetitiveness

  • noun verboseness resulting from excessive repetitions
    repetitiousness.

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mouth_off

  • verb talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
    rabbit on; spout; rant; rave; jabber.

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imposter

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.

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asyndeton

  • noun the omission of conjunctions where they would normally be used

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stigma

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

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verruca

  • noun (pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus
    wart.

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jump

  • noun a sudden and decisive increase
    leap.
    • a jump in attendance
  • noun an abrupt transition
    leap; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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ornament

  • noun something used to beautify
    decoration; ornamentation.
  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    embellish; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day

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complexion

  • noun the coloring of a person's face
    skin colour; skin color.
  • noun a combination that results from coupling or interlinking
    • diphthongs are complexions of vowels

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hiss

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    hissing; hushing; fizzle; sibilation.
    • the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hoot; raspberry; bird; snort.

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reading

  • noun the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message
    • his main reading was detective stories
    • suggestions for further reading
  • noun a particular interpretation or performance
    • on that reading it was an insult
    • he was famous for his reading of Mozart

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screed

  • noun a long monotonous harangue
  • noun a long piece of writing

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flame_tree

  • noun a terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree of western Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses
    Nuytsia floribunda; fire tree; Christmas tree.
  • noun showy tropical tree or shrub native to Madagascar; widely planted in tropical regions for its immense racemes of scarlet and orange flowers; sometimes placed in genus Poinciana
    flamboyant; Poinciana regia; royal poinciana; peacock flower; Delonix regia.

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panache

  • noun distinctive and stylish elegance
    dash; elan; style; flair.
    • he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer
  • noun a feathered plume on a helmet

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pettifog

  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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apparition

  • noun a ghostly appearing figure
    phantom; fantasm; spectre; phantasma; phantasm; specter.
    • we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us
  • noun the appearance of a ghostlike figure
    • I was recalled to the present by the apparition of a frightening specter

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screen

  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    projection screen; silver screen.
  • noun a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    blind.
    • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

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paralinguistic_communication

  • noun the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings
    paralanguage.

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countenance

  • noun the appearance conveyed by a person's face
    visage.
    • a pleasant countenance
    • a stern visage
  • noun formal and explicit approval
    sanction; indorsement; endorsement; imprimatur; warrant.
    • a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement

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psychic_communication

  • noun communication by paranormal means
    anomalous communication; psychical communication.

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