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overstate (Also overstating, overstated, overstates) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to overstate

ramp_up

  • verb bolster or strengthen
    build up; build; work up.
    • We worked up courage
    • build up confidence
    • ramp up security in the airports

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brevet

  • noun a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)
  • verb promote somebody by brevet, in the military

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plump_out

  • verb depart suddenly
    • He plumped out of the house
  • verb make fat or plump
    fatten up; fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

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sleep

  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    slumber.
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sopor.

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butylate

  • verb introduce the butyl group into a chemical compound

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vitalise

  • verb give life to
    vitalize.
    • The eggs are vitalized
  • verb make more lively or vigorous
    vitalize.
    • The treatment at the spa vitalized the old man

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ventilate

  • verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    vent; air out; air.
    • air the old winter clothes
    • air out the smoke-filled rooms
  • verb expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
    • Wheat should be well ventilated

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oxidise

  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidize; oxidate.
  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidize; oxidate.
    • This metal oxidizes easily

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automatize

  • verb turn into an automaton
    automatise.
  • verb make automatic or control or operate automatically
    automatise; automate.
    • automatize the production
    • automate the movement of the robot

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quadruple

  • noun a set of four similar things considered as a unit
    quartette; quadruplet; quartet.
  • noun a quantity that is four times as great as another

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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angulate

  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angular.

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pride

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

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audio_amplifier

  • noun an amplifier that increases the amplitude of reproduced sound

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sexualise

  • verb make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to
    sexualize.
    • The god was sexualized and married to another god
    • Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender

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denationalise

  • verb put under private control or ownership
    denationalize.
    • The steel industry was denationalized

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masculinize

  • verb give a masculine appearance or character to
    • Fashion designers have masculinized women's looks in the 1990s
  • verb produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy
    masculinise; virilise; virilize.
    • the drugs masculinized the teenage girl

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blanket

  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    cover.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
  • noun anything that covers
    mantle.
    • there was a blanket of snow

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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redact

  • noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  • verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language

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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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embroider

  • verb decorate with needlework
    broider.
  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.

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disturb

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

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exaggerate

  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    overdraw; magnify; overstate; hyperbolize; hyperbolise; amplify.
    • tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery
  • verb do something to an excessive degree
    overdo.
    • He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups

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intensification

  • noun action that makes something stronger or more extreme
  • noun the act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)

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naturalise

  • verb adopt to another place
    naturalize.
    • The stories had become naturalized into an American setting
  • verb make more natural or lifelike
    naturalize.

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enhance

  • verb increase
    heighten; raise.
    • This will enhance your enjoyment
    • heighten the tension
  • verb make better or more attractive
    • This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat

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fluoridise

  • verb subject to fluoridation; treat with fluoride
    fluoridize; fluoridate.
    • fluoridized water
    • fluoridize the teeth of children

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overdo

  • verb do something to an excessive degree
    exaggerate.
    • He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups

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force

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

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colligate

  • verb make a logical or causal connection
    tie in; associate; relate; link; connect; link up.
    • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
    • colligate these facts
    • I cannot relate these events at all
  • verb consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
    subsume.

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splendiferous

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendid; glorious; resplendent.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity

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louden

  • verb become louder
    • The room loudened considerably
  • verb cause to become loud

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tenderise

  • verb make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
    tender; tenderize.
    • tenderize meat

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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hide

  • noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    fell.
  • noun body covering of a living animal
    pelt; skin.

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worsen

  • verb grow worse
    decline.
    • Conditions in the slum worsened
  • verb make worse
    aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

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revolutionize

  • verb change radically
    overturn; revolutionise.
    • E-mail revolutionized communication in academe
  • verb overthrow by a revolution, of governments

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poison

  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

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blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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intensity_level

  • noun the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)
    intensity; strength.
    • he adjusted the intensity of the sound
    • they measured the station's signal strength

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conglomerate

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

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verbify

  • verb make into a verb
    • 'mouse' has been verbified by computer users

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dry

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

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deodorize

  • verb eliminate the odor from
    deodorise; deodourise.
    • This stick will deodorize your armpits

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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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adopt

  • verb choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    follow; espouse.
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb take up and practice as one's own
    take over; take up; borrow.

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territorialise

  • verb organize as a territory
    territorialize.
  • verb place on a territorial basis
    territorialize.
    • The railways were territorialized

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alchemise

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemize.

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someone

  • noun a human being
    somebody; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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secure

  • verb get by special effort
    procure.
    • He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed
  • verb cause to be firmly attached
    fasten; fix.
    • fasten the lock onto the door
    • she fixed her gaze on the man

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lengthen

  • verb make longer
    • Lengthen this skirt, please
  • verb become long or longer
    • In Spring, the days lengthen

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oxygenize

  • verb change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part; or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence: remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule)
    oxygenise.
  • verb dehydrogenate with oxygen
    oxygenise.

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reflate

  • verb economics: experience reflation
    • The economy reflated after the Fed took extreme measures
  • verb economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation
    • These measures reflated the economy

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dissonate

  • verb be dissonant or harsh
    • The violins in this piece dissonated disturbingly
  • verb cause to sound harsh and unpleasant
    disharmonize.

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rationalise

  • verb structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
    rationalize.
    • We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits
  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    rationalize; apologise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success

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untie

  • verb undo the ties of
    unbrace; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner
  • verb cause to become loose
    loosen; undo.
    • undo the shoelace
    • untie the knot
    • loosen the necktie

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laicise

  • verb reduce to lay status
    laicize.
    • laicize the parochial schools

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spike

  • noun a transient variation in voltage or current
  • noun sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes
    • spikes provide greater traction

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strike

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

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vegetate

  • verb lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind
  • verb establish vegetation on
    • They vegetated the hills behind their house

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vascularise

  • verb become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids
    vascularize.
    • The egg yolk vascularized
  • verb make vascular
    vascularize.
    • the yolk sac is gradually vascularized

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relay

  • noun the act of passing something along from one person or group to another
    • the relay was successful
  • noun a crew of workers who relieve another crew

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relax

  • verb become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    unwind; unbend; decompress; slow down; loosen up.
    • He relaxed in the hot tub
    • Let's all relax after a hard day's work
  • verb make less taut
    unbend.
    • relax the tension on the rope

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wake_up

  • verb cause to become awake or conscious
    awaken; waken; arouse; wake; rouse.
    • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
    • Please wake me at 6 AM.
  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; come alive; arouse; wake; awake; awaken.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

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warm

  • verb get warm or warmer
    warm up.
    • The soup warmed slowly on the stove
  • verb make warm or warmer
    • The blanket will warm you

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lord

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

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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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archaise

  • verb give an archaic appearance of character to
    archaize.
    • archaized craftwork

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gear_up

  • verb make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    set; prepare; fix; set up; ready.
    • Get the children ready for school!
    • prepare for war
    • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

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sweeten

  • verb make sweeter in taste
    dulcify; edulcorate; dulcorate.
  • verb make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable
    • sweeten a deal

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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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put_one_across

  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; dupe; befool; put one over; cod; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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overstress

  • verb place special or excessive emphasis on
    overemphasise; overemphasize.
    • I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book

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urbanise

  • verb impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon
    urbanize.
    • Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them
  • verb make more industrial or city-like
    urbanize.
    • The area was urbanized after many people moved in

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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aggrandize

  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise.

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loosen

  • verb make loose or looser
    loose.
    • loosen the tension on a rope
  • verb make less severe or strict
    relax.
    • The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught

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volatilise

  • verb make volatile; cause to pass off in a vapor
    volatilize.

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lifehack

  • verb make one's day-to-day activities more efficient

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slenderize

  • verb make slender or appear to be slender
    slenderise.
    • slenderizing skirts
  • verb take off weight
    slim; melt off; reduce; slim down; lose weight; thin.

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involve

  • verb connect closely and often incriminatingly
    affect; regard.
    • This new ruling affects your business
  • verb engage as a participant
    • Don't involve me in your family affairs!

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freshen

  • verb make (to feel) fresh
    refresh.
    • The cool water refreshed us
  • verb become or make oneself fresh again
    refreshen; refresh; freshen up.
    • She freshened up after the tennis game

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absolute

  • noun something that is conceived or that exists independently and not in relation to other things; something that does not depend on anything else and is beyond human control; something that is not relative
    • no mortal being can influence the absolute
  • adjective perfect or complete or pure
    • absolute loyalty
    • absolute silence
    • absolute truth
    • absolute alcohol

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end

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

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initiate

  • noun someone new to a field or activity
    tyro; novice; beginner; tiro.
  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    savant; pundit; learned person.

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particularize

  • verb be specific about
    specialise; particularise; specify; specialize.
    • Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?

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damage

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

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eternalise

  • verb make famous forever
    immortalize; eternalize; eternize; eternise; immortalise.
    • This melody immortalized its composer

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amazing

  • adjective satellite surprising greatly
    astonishing.
    • she does an amazing amount of work
    • the dog was capable of astonishing tricks
  • verb affect with wonder
    amaze; astonish; astound.
    • Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!

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fudge

  • noun soft creamy candy
  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
    wangle; fake; cook; misrepresent; falsify; manipulate.
    • Fudge the figures
    • cook the books
    • falsify the data

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void

  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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dignified

  • adjective having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance
    • her dignified demeanor
    • the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman
  • verb confer dignity or honor upon
    dignify; ennoble.
    • He was dignified with a title

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lump

  • noun a compact mass
    clod; ball; glob; clump; chunk.
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder
  • noun an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
    swelling; puffiness.

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lay

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

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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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splendid

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

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fecundate

  • verb make fertile or productive
    fertilize; fertilise.
    • The course fertilized her imagination
  • verb introduce semen into (a female)
    fertilize; fertilise; inseminate.

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alienate

  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; disaffect; estrange.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious
  • verb transfer property or ownership
    alien.
    • The will aliened the property to the heirs

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appreciate

  • verb recognize with gratitude; be grateful for
  • verb be fully aware of; realize fully
    take account.
    • Do you appreciate the full meaning of this letter?

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uniformise

  • verb make uniform
    uniformize.
    • the data have been uniformized

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encompassing

  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    wide; across-the-board; broad; blanket; all-encompassing; all-inclusive; all-embracing; extensive; panoptic.
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
    • granted him wide powers
  • verb include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
    cover; encompass; embrace; comprehend.
    • This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds
    • this should cover everyone in the group

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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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deform

  • verb make formless
    • the heat deformed the plastic sculpture
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    wring; distort; contort.

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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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vary

  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    alter; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season
  • verb be at variance with; be out of line with
    depart; deviate; diverge.

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fortify

  • verb make strong or stronger
    strengthen; beef up.
    • This exercise will strengthen your upper body
    • strengthen the relations between the two countries
  • verb enclose by or as if by a fortification
    fort.

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elevated

  • noun a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
    el; elevated railway; overhead railway; elevated railroad.
  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; elevate; promote; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work

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digest

  • noun a periodical that summarizes the news
  • noun something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
    compilation.

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estrange

  • verb remove from customary environment or associations
    • years of boarding school estranged the child from her home
  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; disaffect; alienate.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

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fix

  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage
  • noun something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    • she needed a fix of chocolate

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fib

  • noun a trivial lie
    tale; story; taradiddle; tarradiddle.
    • he told a fib about eating his spinach
    • how can I stop my child from telling stories?
  • verb tell a relatively insignificant lie
    • Fibbing is not acceptable, even if you don't call it lying

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take_in

  • verb provide with shelter
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; dupe; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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glorify

  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    exalt; extol; laud; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking
  • verb bestow glory upon
    • The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic

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animize

  • verb give lifelike qualities to
    animate; animise.
    • animated cartoons

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enrich

  • verb make better or improve in quality
    • The experience enriched her understanding
    • enriched foods
  • verb make wealthy or richer
    • the oil boom enriched a lot of local people

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demythologize

  • verb remove the mythical element from (writings)
    demythologise.
    • the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value

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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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unsubstantialise

  • verb render immaterial or incorporeal
    immaterialize; immaterialise; unsubstantialize.

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acme

  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
  • noun the highest point (of something)
    apex; vertex; peak.
    • at the peak of the pyramid

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dinge

  • noun discoloration due to dirtiness
    dinginess.
  • verb make a dent or impression in
    batter.
    • dinge a soft hat

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constitutionalise

  • verb incorporate into a constitution, make constitutional
    constitutionalize.
    • A woman's right to an abortion was constitutionalized in the 1970's

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explode

  • verb cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    detonate; blow up; set off.
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • verb burst outward, usually with noise
    burst.
    • The champagne bottle exploded

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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ameliorate

  • verb to make better
    better; amend; meliorate; improve.
    • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes
  • verb get better
    better; meliorate; improve.
    • The weather improved toward evening

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depress

  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
  • verb lower (prices or markets)
    • The glut of oil depressed gas prices

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schematise

  • verb give conventional form to
    schematize.
    • some art forms schematise designs into geometrical patterns

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quantify

  • verb use as a quantifier
  • verb express as a number or measure or quantity
    measure.
    • Can you quantify your results?

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encourage

  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; promote; boost; further.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom
  • verb inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

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denature

  • verb add nonfissionable material to (fissionable material) so as to make unsuitable for use in an atomic bomb
  • verb modify (as a native protein) especially by heat, acid, alkali, or ultraviolet radiation so that all of the original properties are removed or diminished

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forth

  • adverb from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
    away; off.
    • ran away from the lion
    • wanted to get away from there
    • sent the children away to boarding school
    • the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal
    • went off to school
    • they drove off
    • go forth and preach
  • noun a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth
    Forth River.

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turning

  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turn.
    • he took a turn to the right
  • noun act of changing in practice or custom
    • the law took many turnings over the years

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polarize

  • verb cause to vibrate in a definite pattern
    polarise.
    • polarize light waves
  • verb cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
    polarise.

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relay_transmitter

  • noun an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal
    relay link; relay station; booster amplifier; booster station; booster.

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braggadocio

  • noun vain and empty boasting
    rhodomontade; rodomontade; bluster.

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domesticate

  • verb adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
    naturalize; cultivate; tame; naturalise.
    • domesticate oats
    • tame the soil
  • verb overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
    domesticize; domesticise; tame; reclaim.
    • He tames lions for the circus
    • reclaim falcons

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fill_out

  • verb write all the required information onto a form
    fill in; make out; complete.
    • fill out this questionnaire, please!
    • make out a form
  • verb make bigger or better or more complete
    round out.

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grade

  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    course; class; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    tier; level.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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hoop

  • noun a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
  • noun a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
    ring.
    • there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse

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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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sober

  • verb cause to become sober
    • A sobering thought
  • verb become more realistic
    sober up.
    • After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up

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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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illustrate

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

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debase

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
    alloy.

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top

  • noun the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; upper side; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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set_up

  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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batten_down

  • verb furnish with battens
    batten; secure.
    • batten ships

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inflate

  • verb exaggerate or make bigger
    blow up; expand; amplify.
    • The charges were inflated
  • verb fill with gas or air
    blow up.
    • inflate a balloons

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decentralize

  • verb make less central
    decentralise; deconcentrate.
    • After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized

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overdraw

  • verb draw more money from than is available
    • She overdrew her account
  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    magnify; exaggerate; overstate; hyperbolize; hyperbolise; amplify.
    • tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery

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embellish

  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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gelatinize

  • verb coat with gelatin
  • verb become gelatinous or change into a jelly
    gelatinise.
    • the starch gelatinized when it was heated

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distance

  • noun the property created by the space between two objects or points
  • noun a distant region
    • I could see it in the distance

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congratulatory

  • adjective satellite expressive of sympathetic pleasure or joy on account of someone's success or good fortune
    gratulatory.
    • a congratulatory telegram
    • the usual congratulatory crowd was conspicuously absent
    • a gratulatory address

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fatten_up

  • verb make fat or plump
    fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

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hike

  • noun a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
    hiking; tramp.
    • she enjoys a hike in her spare time
  • noun an increase in cost
    rise; boost; cost increase.
    • they asked for a 10% rise in rates

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barbarize

  • verb become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language
    barbarise.
  • verb make crude or savage in behavior or speech
    barbarise.
    • his years in prison have barbarized the young man

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heat_up

  • verb gain heat or get hot
    heat; hot up.
    • The room heated up quickly
  • verb make hot or hotter
    heat.
    • the sun heats the oceans
    • heat the water on the stove

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cause_to_sleep

  • verb make fall asleep
    • The soft music caused us to fall asleep

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protract

  • verb lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    prolong; draw out; extend.
    • We prolonged our stay
    • She extended her visit by another day
    • The meeting was drawn out until midnight

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put_on

  • verb put clothing on one's body
    assume; don; get into; wear.
    • What should I wear today?
    • He put on his best suit for the wedding
    • The princess donned a long blue dress
    • The queen assumed the stately robes
    • He got into his jeans
  • verb add to something existing
    • She put on a sun room

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praising

  • adjective satellite full of or giving praise
    praiseful; laudatory.
    • a laudatory remark
  • verb express approval of
    praise.
    • The parents praised their children for their academic performance

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strength

  • noun the property of being physically or mentally strong
    • fatigue sapped his strength
  • noun capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
    military posture; military capability; military strength; posture.
    • we faced an army of great strength
    • politicians have neglected our military posture

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snow

  • noun precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
    snowfall.
  • noun a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

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change_magnitude

  • verb change in size or magnitude

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thundering

  • adjective satellite sounding like thunder
    • the thundering herd
  • verb move fast, noisily, and heavily
    thunder.
    • The bus thundered down the road

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simplify

  • verb make simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent
    • We had to simplify the instructions
    • this move will simplify our lives

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expound

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; elaborate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb state
    exposit; set forth.
    • set forth one's reasons

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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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demagnetize

  • verb erase (a magnetic storage device)
    demagnetise.
  • verb make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties (of)
    degauss; demagnetise.
    • demagnetize the iron shavings
    • they degaussed the ship

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disaffect

  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; alienate; estrange.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

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comprise

  • verb be composed of
    consist.
    • The land he conquered comprised several provinces
    • What does this dish consist of?
  • verb include or contain; have as a component
    incorporate; contain.
    • A totally new idea is comprised in this paper
    • The record contains many old songs from the 1930's

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classicise

  • verb make classic or classical
    classicize.

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aggrandize

  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise.

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incorporate

  • verb make into a whole or make part of a whole
    integrate.
    • She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal
  • verb include or contain; have as a component
    comprise; contain.
    • A totally new idea is comprised in this paper
    • The record contains many old songs from the 1930's

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idealisation

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

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dupe

  • noun a person who is tricked or swindled
    victim.
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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concentre

  • verb bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
    focalise; focalize; focus; concenter.

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transaminate

  • verb change (an amino group) by transferring it from one compound to another
  • verb undergo transfer from one compound to another
    • amino groups can transaminate

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self-aggrandisement

  • noun an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance
    self-aggrandizement; ego trip.

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bush

  • noun a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
    shrub.
  • noun a large wilderness area

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integrate

  • verb make into a whole or make part of a whole
    incorporate.
    • She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal
  • verb open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups
    desegregate; mix.
    • This school is completely desegregated

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hoard

  • noun a secret store of valuables or money
    cache; stash.
  • verb save up as for future use
    squirrel away; cache; stash; lay away; hive up.

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do

  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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smut

  • noun a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
    soot; crock; lampblack; carbon black.
  • noun destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores

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reconstruct

  • verb reassemble mentally
    construct; retrace.
    • reconstruct the events of 20 years ago
  • verb build again
    rebuild.
    • The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb

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overbearing

  • adjective satellite expecting unquestioning obedience
    authoritarian; dictatorial.
    • the timid child of authoritarian parents
    • insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter
  • verb overcome
    overbear.
    • overbear criticism, protest, or arguments

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humanise

  • verb make more humane
    humanize.
    • The mayor tried to humanize life in the big city

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erupt

  • verb start abruptly
    break out.
    • After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc
  • verb erupt or intensify suddenly
    flare; break open; flare up; burst out; irrupt.
    • Unrest erupted in the country
    • Tempers flared at the meeting
    • The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism

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misdirect

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    mislead; lead astray; misguide.
    • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

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corrupt

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
    grease one's palms; buy; bribe.
    • This judge can be bought

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internationalize

  • verb put under international control
    internationalise.
    • internationalize trade of certain drugs
  • verb make international in character
    internationalise.
    • We internationalized the committee

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globalise

  • verb make world-wide in scope or application
    globalize.
    • Markets are being increasingly globalized

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begrime

  • verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    soil; grime; bemire; dirty; colly.
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!

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embroidery

  • noun elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
    embellishment.
    • the mystery has been heightened by many embellishments in subsequent retellings
  • noun decorative needlework
    fancywork.

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let_up

  • verb become less in amount or intensity
    die away; slack off; slack; abate.
    • The storm abated
    • The rain let up after a few hours
  • verb reduce pressure or intensity
    ease up; ease off.
    • he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down

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irrupt

  • verb enter uninvited
    intrude.
    • They intruded on our dinner party
    • She irrupted into our sitting room
  • verb erupt or intensify suddenly
    flare; break open; erupt; flare up; burst out.
    • Unrest erupted in the country
    • Tempers flared at the meeting
    • The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism

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personate

  • verb pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
    pose; impersonate.
    • She posed as the Czar's daughter
  • verb attribute human qualities to something
    personify.
    • The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous

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extend

  • verb extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard
  • verb stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    go; run; lead; pass.
    • Service runs all the way to Cranbury
    • His knowledge doesn't go very far
    • My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
    • The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

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opsonize

  • verb make (cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes

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visualise

  • verb view the outline of by means of an X-ray
    visualize.
    • The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver
  • verb form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract
    visualize.
    • Mathematicians often visualize

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overstatement

  • noun making to seem more important than it really is
    magnification; exaggeration.

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personalize

  • verb make personal or more personal
    individualize; personalise; individualise.
    • personalized service

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emulsify

  • verb cause to become an emulsion; make into an emulsion
  • verb form into or become an emulsion
    • The solution emulsified

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extent

  • noun the point or degree to which something extends
    • the extent of the damage
    • the full extent of the law
    • to a certain extent she was right
  • noun the distance or area or volume over which something extends
    • the vast extent of the desert
    • an orchard of considerable extent

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improve

  • verb to make better
    better; amend; ameliorate; meliorate.
    • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes
  • verb get better
    better; ameliorate; meliorate.
    • The weather improved toward evening

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specialise

  • verb devote oneself to a special area of work
    specialize.
    • She specializes in honey bees
    • This baker specializes in French bread
  • verb be specific about
    particularize; particularise; specify; specialize.
    • Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?

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sanitise

  • verb make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
    hygienise; sanitize; hygienize.
  • verb make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features
    sanitize.
    • sanitize a document before releasing it to the press
    • sanitize history
    • sanitize the language in a book

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collimate

  • verb make or place parallel to something
    parallel.
    • They paralleled the ditch to the highway
  • verb adjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument)

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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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cod

  • noun the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    pod; seedcase.
  • noun lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
    codfish.

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officialise

  • verb make official
    officialize.
    • We officialized our relationship

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triplicity

  • noun (astrology) one of four groups of the zodiac where each group consists of three signs separated from each other by 120 degrees
    trigon.
  • noun the property of being triple

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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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soar_upwards

  • verb rise rapidly
    soar up; surge; zoom; soar.
    • the dollar soared against the yen

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height

  • noun the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
    tallness.
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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inactivate

  • verb release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
    demobilise; demobilize.
  • verb make inactive
    deactivate.
    • they deactivated the file

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transfigure

  • verb elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
    glorify; spiritualize.
  • verb change completely the nature or appearance of
    transmogrify; metamorphose.
    • In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug
    • The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman
    • Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection

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false

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

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vitrify

  • verb change into glass or a glass-like substance by applying heat
  • verb undergo vitrification; become glassy or glass-like

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broadening

  • noun the act of making something wider
    widening.
  • noun the action of making broader
    • the broadening of travel

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beef

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

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regenerate

  • verb reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    renew.
    • We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years
    • They renewed their membership
  • verb amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit

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spread

  • noun process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    spreading.
  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    gap.
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs

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mushroom

  • noun common name for an edible agaric (contrasting with the inedible toadstool)
  • noun mushrooms and related fleshy fungi (including toadstools, puffballs, morels, coral fungi, etc.)

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dismiss

  • verb bar from attention or consideration
    brush aside; brush off; ignore; discount; push aside; disregard.
    • She dismissed his advances
  • verb cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration
    throw out.
    • This case is dismissed!

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excite

  • verb arouse or elicit a feeling
  • verb act as a stimulant
    stimulate.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates

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habituate

  • verb take or consume (regularly or habitually)
    use.
    • She uses drugs rarely
  • verb make psychologically or physically used (to something)
    accustom.
    • She became habituated to the background music

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lift

  • noun the act of giving temporary assistance
  • noun the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    aerodynamic lift.

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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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deepen

  • verb make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    heighten; intensify; compound.
    • The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    • Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    • This event only deepened my convictions
  • verb become more intense
    intensify.
    • The debate intensified
    • His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan

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chill

  • noun coldness due to a cold environment
    iciness; gelidity.
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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solvate

  • noun a compound formed by solvation (the combination of solvent molecules with molecules or ions of the solute)
  • verb cause a solvation in (a substance)

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lessen

  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper
  • verb make smaller
    minify; decrease.
    • He decreased his staff

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plasticise

  • verb become plastic, as by having a plasticizer added
    plasticize.
  • verb make plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer
    plasticize.
    • plasticized PVC

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blot_out

  • verb make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
    hide; obscure; obliterate; veil.
    • a hidden message
    • a veiled threat

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prostrate

  • verb get into a prostrate position, as in submission
    bow down.
  • verb render helpless or defenseless
    • They prostrated the enemy

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maximation

  • noun the act of raising to the highest possible point or condition or position
    maximisation; maximization.

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pyramid

  • noun a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex
  • noun (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases

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congratulation

  • noun the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
    felicitation.
  • noun (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another
    felicitation.
    • I sent them my sincere congratulations on their marriage

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womanize

  • verb have amorous affairs; of men
    philander; womanise.
    • He has been womanizing for years
  • verb to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to
    effeminise; effeminize; feminize; feminise.
    • This hairdo feminizes the man

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it

  • noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
    information technology.

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dizzy

  • verb make dizzy or giddy
    • a dizzying pace
  • adjective satellite having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling
    giddy; vertiginous; woozy.
    • had a dizzy spell
    • a dizzy pinnacle
    • had a headache and felt giddy
    • a giddy precipice
    • feeling woozy from the blow on his head
    • a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff

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in

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

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demoralise

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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overstated

  • adjective satellite represented as greater than is true or reasonable
    exaggerated; overdone.
    • an exaggerated opinion of oneself
  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    overdraw; magnify; exaggerate; overstate; hyperbolize; hyperbolise; amplify.
    • tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery

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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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overstep

  • verb pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
    trespass; transgress.
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
    transcend; exceed; top; go past; pass.
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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contaminate

  • verb make impure
    foul; pollute.
    • The industrial wastes polluted the lake
  • verb make radioactive by adding radioactive material
    • Don't drink the water--it's contaminated

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emphasise

  • verb give extra weight to (a communication)
    underline; underscore; emphasize.
    • Her gesture emphasized her words
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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swell

  • noun the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
    crestless wave.
  • noun a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)

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de-emphasize

  • verb reduce the emphasis
    de-emphasise; destress.

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boil_down

  • verb be the essential element
    reduce; come down.
    • The proposal boils down to a compromise
  • verb be cooked until very little liquid is left
    decoct; reduce; concentrate.
    • The sauce should reduce to one cup

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transitivise

  • verb make transitive
    transitivize.
    • adding `out' to many verbs transitivizes them

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punctuate

  • verb insert punctuation marks into
    mark.
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    emphasise; accent; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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humble

  • verb cause to be unpretentious
    • This experience will humble him
  • verb cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    abase; chagrin; mortify; humiliate.
    • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

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recombine

  • verb undergo genetic recombination
    • The DNA can recombine
  • verb cause genetic recombination
    • should scientists recombine DNA?

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assembling

  • noun the act of gathering something together
    collecting; aggregation; collection.
  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; set up; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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mingle

  • verb to bring or combine together or with something else
    amalgamate; mix; unify; commix.
    • resourcefully he mingled music and dance
  • verb get involved or mixed-up with
    • He was about to mingle in an unpleasant affair

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dignify

  • verb confer dignity or honor upon
    ennoble.
    • He was dignified with a title
  • verb raise the status of
    • I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer

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step_up

  • verb increase in extent or intensity
    escalate; intensify.
    • The Allies escalated the bombing
  • verb speed up
    rev up.
    • let's rev up production

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apprise

  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; send word; give notice; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due
  • verb make aware of
    instruct; apprize.
    • Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?

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harmonise

  • verb go together
    accord; fit in; concord; consort; harmonize; agree.
    • The colors don't harmonize
    • Their ideas concorded
  • verb write a harmony for
    harmonize.

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suburbanise

  • verb take on suburban character
    suburbanize.
    • the city suburbanized
  • verb make suburban in character
    suburbanize.
    • highly suburbanized cities

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achromatize

  • verb remove color from
    achromatise.
    • achromatize the lenses

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extol

  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    exalt; glorify; laud; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking

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awaken

  • verb cause to become awake or conscious
    waken; arouse; wake; rouse; wake up.
    • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
    • Please wake me at 6 AM.
  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; come alive; arouse; wake; awake; wake up.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

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ham

  • noun meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
    jambon; gammon.
  • noun (Old Testament) son of Noah

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instance

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

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ease

  • noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    simplicity; simpleness; easiness.
    • he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    • they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    • the very easiness of the deed held her back
  • noun a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    comfort.
    • a life of luxury and ease
    • he had all the material comforts of this world

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advancement

  • noun encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
    promotion; furtherance.
  • noun the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    advance; forward motion; progression; procession; onward motion; progress.

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isomerise

  • verb cause to change into an isomer
    isomerize.
  • verb change into an isomer
    isomerize.

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exalt

  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    glorify; extol; laud; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking
  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; tickle pink; inebriate; exhilarate; beatify.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success

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overemphasize

  • verb place special or excessive emphasis on
    overemphasise; overstress.
    • I cannot overemphasize the importance of this book

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domesticise

  • verb overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
    domesticize; tame; reclaim; domesticate.
    • He tames lions for the circus
    • reclaim falcons

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idealization

  • noun a portrayal of something as ideal
    idealisation; glorification.
    • the idealization of rural life was very misleading
  • noun (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that splits something you are ambivalent about into two representations--one good and one bad
    idealisation.

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elevation

  • noun the event of something being raised upward
    lift; raising.
    • an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
    • a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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boaster

  • noun a very boastful and talkative person
    braggart; line-shooter; blowhard; vaunter; bragger.

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replace

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

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cozen

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    lead on; deceive; delude.
  • verb act with artful deceit

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zoom

  • noun a rapid rise
    rapid climb; rapid growth.
  • noun the act of rising upward into the air
    soar.

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night

  • noun the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
    dark; nighttime.
  • noun a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

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antique

  • noun an elderly man
    old geezer; old-timer; gaffer; oldtimer.
  • noun any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

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superlative

  • noun an exaggerated expression (usually of praise)
    • the critics lavished superlatives on it
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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right

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

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edit_out

  • verb cut and assemble the components of
    edit; cut.
    • edit film
    • cut recording tape

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desensitize

  • verb cause not to be sensitive
    desensitise.
    • The war desensitized many soldiers
    • The photographic plate was desensitized
  • verb make insensitive
    desensitise.
    • His military training desensitized him

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arterialize

  • verb change venous blood into arterial blood
    arterialise.

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animate

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb give lifelike qualities to
    animize; animise.
    • animated cartoons

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glamorize

  • verb interpret romantically
    glamourise; romanticise; romanticize.
    • Don't romanticize this uninteresting and hard work!
  • verb make glamorous and attractive
    glamourise; glamorise; glamourize.
    • This new wallpaper really glamorizes the living room!

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congratulate

  • verb say something to someone that expresses praise
    compliment.
    • He complimented her on her last physics paper
  • verb express congratulations
    felicitate.

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flux

  • noun the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface
  • noun a flow or discharge
    fluxion.

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particularise

  • verb be specific about
    particularize; specialise; specify; specialize.
    • Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?

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spot_promote

  • verb promote on the spot
    • Supreme Bishop Digby had been spot-promoted to Archangel

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bamboozle

  • verb conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end
    lead by the nose; play false; snow; hoodwink; pull the wool over someone's eyes.
    • He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well

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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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etiolate

  • verb make weak by stunting the growth or development of
  • verb bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight

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digitalize

  • verb put into digital form, as for use in a computer
    digitise; digitalise; digitize.
    • he bought a device to digitize the data
  • verb administer digitalis such that the patient benefits maximally without getting adverse effects

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relay_link

  • noun an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal
    relay transmitter; relay station; booster amplifier; booster station; booster.

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work_in

  • verb add by mixing or blending on or attaching
    • work in the butter and the dough will get the right consistency
    • In his speech, the presidential candidate worked in a lot of learned words

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hyperbolize

  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    overdraw; magnify; exaggerate; overstate; hyperbolise; amplify.
    • tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery

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misleading

  • adjective satellite designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently
    shoddy; deceptive.
    • the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm
    • deliberately deceptive packaging
    • a misleading similarity
    • statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading
    • shoddy business practices
  • verb lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    mislead; lead astray; misguide; misdirect.
    • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

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commix

  • verb to bring or combine together or with something else
    amalgamate; mix; unify; mingle.
    • resourcefully he mingled music and dance

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decimalize

  • verb change from fractions to decimals
    decimalise.
    • Stock prices will be decimalized in the year 2000
  • verb change to the decimal system
    decimalise.
    • The country decimalized the currency in 1975

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treble

  • noun the pitch range of the highest female voice
    soprano.
  • verb sing treble

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pull_the_wool_over_someone's_eyes

  • verb conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end
    lead by the nose; play false; snow; hoodwink; bamboozle.
    • He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well

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raised

  • adjective located or moved above the surround or above the normal position
    • a raised design
    • raised eyebrows
  • verb raise the level or amount of something
    raise.
    • raise my salary
    • raise the price of bread

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centralize

  • verb make central
    concentrate; centralise.
    • The Russian government centralized the distribution of food

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bound

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

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overgrow

  • verb grow too large
  • verb become overgrown
    • The patio overgrew with ivy

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down

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

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annotating

  • noun the act of adding notes
    annotation.
  • verb add explanatory notes to or supply with critical comments
    annotate; footnote.
    • The scholar annotated the early edition of a famous novel

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transform

  • verb subject to a mathematical transformation
  • verb change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
    transmute; transubstantiate.
    • This experience transformed her completely
    • She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture
    • transubstantiate one element into another

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tame

  • verb correct by punishment or discipline
    chasten; subdue.
  • verb make less strong or intense; soften
    moderate; tone down.
    • Tone down that aggressive letter
    • The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements

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aggrandise

  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandize.

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wax

  • noun any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
  • verb cover with wax
    • wax the car

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focalise

  • verb concentrate on a particular place or spot
    localize; localise; focalize.
    • The infection has localized in the left eye
  • verb bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
    focalize; concentre; focus; concenter.

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offering

  • noun something offered (as a proposal or bid)
    offer.
    • noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds
  • noun money contributed to a religious organization

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offer

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

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recommend

  • verb push for something
    urge; advocate.
    • The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day
  • verb express a good opinion of
    commend.

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heat

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat energy.
  • noun the presence of heat
    high temperature; hotness.

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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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misinform

  • verb give false or misleading information to
    mislead.

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go_past

  • verb move past
    travel by; pass by; go by; surpass; pass.
    • A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window
    • He passed his professor in the hall
    • One line of soldiers surpassed the other
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
    transcend; exceed; top; overstep; pass.
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year

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socialize

  • verb take part in social activities; interact with others
    socialise.
    • He never socializes with his colleagues
    • The old man hates to socialize
  • verb train for a social environment
    socialise.
    • The children must be properly socialized

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decorate

  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    ornament; embellish; beautify; grace; adorn.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; embellish; beautify; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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radicalize

  • verb make more radical in social or political outlook
    • Her work in the developing world radicalized her

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temper

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

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accelerate

  • verb move faster
    speed up; speed; quicken.
    • The car accelerated
  • verb cause to move faster
    speed up; speed.
    • He accelerated the car

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communize

  • verb make Communist or bring in accord with Communist principles
    bolshevise; communise; bolshevize.
    • communize the government
  • verb make into property owned by the state
    communise.
    • The new government communized all banks

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strengthening

  • noun becoming stronger
  • noun the act of increasing the strength of something

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fibbing

  • noun a trivial act of lying or being deliberately unclear
    paltering.
  • verb tell a relatively insignificant lie
    fib.
    • Fibbing is not acceptable, even if you don't call it lying

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change_intensity

  • verb increase or decrease in intensity

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liberalise

  • verb become more liberal
    liberalize.
    • The laws liberalized after Prohibition
  • verb make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules
    liberalize.

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vivify

  • verb give new life or energy to
    repair; revivify; recreate; reanimate; revive; renovate; animate; quicken.
    • A hot soup will revive me
    • This will renovate my spirits
    • This treatment repaired my health
  • verb make more striking or animated
    • his remarks always vivify an otherwise dull story

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trip

  • noun a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
    • he took a trip to the shopping center
  • noun a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs
    • an acid trip

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decrepitate

  • verb undergo decrepitation and crackle
    • The salt decrepitated
  • verb to roast or calcine so as to cause to crackle or until crackling stops
    • decrepitate salts

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oversimplification

  • noun an act of excessive simplification; the act of making something seem simpler than it really is
    simplism.
  • noun a simplification that goes too far (to the point of misrepresentation)
    simplism.

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inspissate

  • verb make viscous or dense
    thicken.
    • thicken the sauce by adding flour
  • verb make thick or thicker
    thicken.
    • Thicken the sauce
    • inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch

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canonize

  • verb declare (a dead person) to be a saint
    canonise; saint.
    • After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized
  • verb treat as a sacred person
    canonise.
    • He canonizes women

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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objectify

  • verb make external or objective, or give reality to
    exteriorise; externalise; externalize; exteriorize.
    • language externalizes our thoughts
  • verb make impersonal or present as an object
    depersonalize; depersonalise.
    • Will computers depersonalize human interactions?
    • Pornography objectifies women

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bolshevize

  • verb make Communist or bring in accord with Communist principles
    communize; bolshevise; communise.
    • communize the government

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ramify

  • verb have or develop complicating consequences
    complexify.
    • These actions will ramify
  • verb grow and send out branches or branch-like structures
    branch.
    • these plants ramify early and get to be very large

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booster_station

  • noun an amplifier for restoring the strength of a transmitted signal
    relay transmitter; relay link; relay station; booster amplifier; booster.

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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fasten

  • verb cause to be firmly attached
    fix; secure.
    • fasten the lock onto the door
    • she fixed her gaze on the man
  • verb become fixed or fastened
    • This dress fastens in the back

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decelerate

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    slow down; slow; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb reduce the speed of
    slow down.
    • He slowed down the car

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debauch

  • noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
    bacchanalia; saturnalia; bacchanal; riot; drunken revelry; debauchery; orgy.
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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screw_up

  • verb make more intense
    heat up; hot up.
    • Emotions were screwed up
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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focus

  • noun the concentration of attention or energy on something
    direction; centering; focussing; focal point; focusing.
    • the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
    • he had no direction in his life
  • noun maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system
    • in focus
    • out of focus

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effeminize

  • verb to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to
    effeminise; womanize; feminize; feminise.
    • This hairdo feminizes the man

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supplement

  • noun textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
    postscript; addendum.
  • noun a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)
    supplementation.

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redouble

  • verb double in magnitude, extent, or intensity
    • The enemy redoubled their screaming on the radio
  • verb double again
    • The noise doubled and redoubled

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milk

  • noun a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings
  • noun produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young

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amplification

  • noun addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
    elaboration.
    • a few remarks added in amplification and defense
    • an elaboration of the sketch followed
  • noun the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
    gain.

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idealise

  • verb consider or render as ideal
    idealize.
    • She idealized her husband after his death
  • verb form ideals
    idealize.
    • Man has always idealized

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flash

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

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charge

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

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compensate

  • verb adjust for
    even off; make up; counterbalance; even out; even up; correct.
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
  • verb make amends for; pay compensation for
    repair; indemnify; recompense.
    • One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich
    • She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident

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terror

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    panic; affright.
  • noun a person who inspires fear or dread
    threat; scourge.
    • he was the terror of the neighborhood

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rhodomontade

  • noun vain and empty boasting
    rodomontade; bluster; braggadocio.

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string

  • noun a lightweight cord
    twine.
  • noun stringed instruments that are played with a bow
    bowed stringed instrument.
    • the strings played superlatively well

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advantage

  • noun the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
    vantage.
    • the experience gave him the advantage over me
  • noun (tennis) first point scored after deuce

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incapacitate

  • verb make unable to perform a certain action
    disenable; disable.
    • disable this command on your computer
  • verb injure permanently
    handicap; disable; invalid.
    • He was disabled in a car accident

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nationalize

  • verb put under state control or ownership
    nationalise.
    • Mitterand nationalized the banks
  • verb make national in character or scope
    nationalise.
    • His heroic deeds were nationalized by the press

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accession

  • noun a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
    • the art collection grew through accession
  • noun (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement

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europeanize

  • verb make (continental) European in customs, character, or ideas
    Europeanise.
  • verb denationalize and subject (a territory) to the supervision of an agency of a European community of nations
    Europeanise.

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cook

  • noun someone who cooks food
  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Captain Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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cool

  • noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    • the cool of early morning
  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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stiffen

  • verb become stiff or stiffer
    • He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room
  • verb make stiff or stiffer
    • Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine

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impressive

  • adjective making a strong or vivid impression
    • an impressive ceremony
  • adjective satellite producing a strong effect
    telling.
    • gave an impressive performance as Othello
    • a telling gesture

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level

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

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burgeon

  • verb grow and flourish
    • The burgeoning administration
    • The burgeoning population

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disqualify

  • verb make unfit or unsuitable
    indispose; unfit.
    • Your income disqualifies you
  • verb declare unfit
    • She was disqualified for the Olympics because she was a professional athlete

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accumulation

  • noun an increase by natural growth or addition
    accretion.
  • noun several things grouped together or considered as a whole
    assemblage; aggregation; collection.

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slow_down

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    decelerate; slow; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb become slow or slower
    slacken; slow; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed

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fill_up

  • verb make full, also in a metaphorical sense
    make full; fill.
    • fill a container
    • fill the child with pride
  • verb become full
    fill.
    • The pool slowly filled with water
    • The theater filled up slowly

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maximization

  • noun the mathematical process of finding the maximum value of a function
  • noun the act of raising to the highest possible point or condition or position
    maximisation; maximation.

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build_up

  • verb enlarge, develop, or increase by degrees or in stages
    • build up your savings
  • verb form or accumulate steadily
    progress; build; work up.
    • Resistance to the manager's plan built up quickly
    • Pressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border

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professionalise

  • verb become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood
    professionalize.
  • verb make professional or give a professional character to
    professionalize.
    • Philosophy has not always been professionalized and used to be a subject pursued only by amateurs

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port

  • noun a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  • noun sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
    port wine.

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substitute

  • noun a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    replacement.
  • noun an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
    second-stringer; reserve.

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islamize

  • verb cause to conform to Islamic law
    Islamise.
    • Islamize the dietary laws
  • verb convert to Islam
    Islamise.
    • The Mughals Islamized much of Northern India in the 16th century

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celebrated

  • adjective satellite widely known and esteemed
    renowned; illustrious; famed; notable; noted; famous; far-famed.
    • a famous actor
    • a celebrated musician
    • a famed scientist
    • an illustrious judge
    • a notable historian
    • a renowned painter
  • verb behave as expected during of holidays or rites
    observe; celebrate; keep.
    • Keep the commandments
    • celebrate Christmas
    • Observe Yom Kippur

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favour

  • noun a feeling of favorable regard
    favor.
  • noun an inclination to approve
    favor.
    • that style is in favor this season

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alkalinize

  • verb become alkaline
    alkalinise.
  • verb make (a substance) alkaline
    alkalinise.
    • The oxide is alkalized

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reply

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

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boost

  • noun the act of giving hope or support to someone
    encouragement.
  • noun an increase in cost
    hike; rise; cost increase.
    • they asked for a 10% rise in rates

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upgrade

  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; raise; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • noun software that provides better performance than an earlier version did

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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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magnetise

  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks
  • verb make magnetic
    magnetize.
    • The strong magnet magnetized the iron shavings

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dynamize

  • verb make more dynamic
    dynamise.
    • She was dynamized by her desire to go to grad school
  • verb make (a drug) effective
    dynamise.
    • dynamized medicine

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change

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

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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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brilliant

  • adjective satellite of surpassing excellence
    superb.
    • a brilliant performance
    • a superb actor
  • adjective satellite having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
    smart as a whip; brainy.
    • some men dislike brainy women
    • a brilliant mind
    • a brilliant solution to the problem

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shift

  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    displacement.
  • noun a qualitative change
    transformation; transmutation.

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sentimentalisation

  • noun the act of indulging in sentiment
    romanticization; sentimentalization; romanticisation.

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reclaim

  • verb claim back
    repossess.
  • verb reuse (materials from waste products)
    recover.

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immaterialise

  • verb render immaterial or incorporeal
    immaterialize; unsubstantialise; unsubstantialize.

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run_up

  • verb pile up (debts or scores)
  • verb raise
    hoist.
    • hoist the flags
    • hoist a sail

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proportion

  • noun the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
  • noun magnitude or extent
    dimension.
    • a building of vast proportions

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roll_up

  • verb form into a cylinder by rolling
    furl.
    • Roll up the cloth
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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prefer

  • verb like better; value more highly
    • Some people prefer camping to staying in hotels
    • We prefer sleeping outside
  • verb select as an alternative over another
    opt; choose.
    • I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant
    • She opted for the job on the East coast

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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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market

  • noun the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
    market place; marketplace.
    • without competition there would be no market
    • they were driven from the marketplace
  • noun the customers for a particular product or service
    • before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it

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sensitise

  • verb cause to sense; make sensitive
    sensitize.
    • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
    • My tongue became sensitized to good wine
  • verb make sensitive to a drug or allergen
    sensitize.
    • Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen

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prove

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

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subvert

  • verb cause the downfall of; of rulers
    bring down; overturn; overthrow.
    • The Czar was overthrown
    • subvert the ruling class
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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by

  • adverb so as to pass a given point
    past.
    • every hour a train goes past
  • adverb in reserve; not for immediate use
    away; aside.
    • started setting aside money to buy a car
    • put something by for her old age
    • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

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night_terror

  • noun an emotional episode (usually in young children) in which the person awakens in terror with feelings of anxiety and fear but is unable to remember any incident that might have provoked those feelings

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spread_out

  • verb move outward
    fan out; spread; diffuse.
    • The soldiers fanned out
  • verb set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
    string out.
    • the houses were strung out in a long row

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sharpen

  • verb make sharp or sharper
    • sharpen the knives
  • verb make crisp or more crisp and precise
    • We had to sharpen our arguments

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swagger

  • noun an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    swaggie; swagman.
  • noun a proud stiff pompous gait
    prance; strut.

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meliorate

  • verb to make better
    better; amend; ameliorate; improve.
    • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes
  • verb get better
    better; ameliorate; improve.
    • The weather improved toward evening

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ensky

  • verb exalt to the skies; lift to the skies or to heaven with praise

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digitise

  • verb put into digital form, as for use in a computer
    digitalise; digitalize; digitize.
    • he bought a device to digitize the data

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sex_up

  • verb give erotic character to or make more interesting
    eroticize.
    • eroticize the ads

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ease_off

  • verb become less intense
    slacken off; ease up; flag.
  • verb reduce pressure or intensity
    ease up; let up.
    • he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down

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purge

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

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dissimilate

  • verb become dissimilar by changing the sound qualities
    • These consonants dissimilate
  • verb make dissimilar; cause to become less similar

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claim

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

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sandbag

  • noun a bag filled with sand; used as a weapon or to build walls or as ballast
  • verb treat harshly or unfairly

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immortalize

  • verb be or provide a memorial to a person or an event
    memorialise; commemorate; record; memorialize; immortalise.
    • This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps
    • We memorialized the Dead
  • verb make famous forever
    eternalize; eternalise; eternize; eternise; immortalise.
    • This melody immortalized its composer

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romanticise

  • verb interpret romantically
    glamourise; romanticize; glamorize.
    • Don't romanticize this uninteresting and hard work!
  • verb make romantic in style
    romanticize.
    • The designer romanticized the little black dress

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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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expand

  • verb extend in one or more directions
    spread out.
    • The dough expands
  • verb become larger in size or volume or quantity
    • his business expanded rapidly

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refine

  • verb improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    down; polish; fine-tune.
    • refine one's style of writing
  • verb make more complex, intricate, or richer
    rarify; elaborate; complicate.
    • refine a design or pattern

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eternise

  • verb make famous forever
    immortalize; eternalize; eternalise; eternize; immortalise.
    • This melody immortalized its composer

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normalize

  • verb become normal or return to its normal state
    normalise.
    • Let us hope that relations with this country will normalize soon
  • verb make normal or cause to conform to a norm or standard
    normalise; renormalise; renormalize.
    • normalize relations with China
    • normalize the temperature
    • normalize the spelling

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colourise

  • verb add color to
    color in; colorise; color; colour; colour in; colourize; colorize.
    • The child colored the drawings
    • Fall colored the trees
    • colorize black and white film

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civilise

  • verb teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    educate; school; train; cultivate; civilize.
    • Cultivate your musical taste
    • Train your tastebuds
    • She is well schooled in poetry
  • verb raise from a barbaric to a civilized state
    civilize.
    • The wild child found wandering in the forest was gradually civilized

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digitize

  • verb put into digital form, as for use in a computer
    digitise; digitalise; digitalize.
    • he bought a device to digitize the data

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self-aggrandizement

  • noun an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance
    self-aggrandisement; ego trip.

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dope

  • noun street names for marijuana
    sess; skunk; pot; weed; gage; smoke; Mary Jane; sens; grass; green goddess; locoweed.
  • noun an ignorant or foolish person
    dummy; booby; pinhead; boob; dumbbell.

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beef_up

  • verb make strong or stronger
    strengthen; fortify.
    • This exercise will strengthen your upper body
    • strengthen the relations between the two countries

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escalate

  • verb increase in extent or intensity
    step up; intensify.
    • The Allies escalated the bombing

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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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coagulate

  • verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
    clot.
    • coagulated blood
  • verb cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
    clot.

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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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grow

  • verb pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
    turn.
    • The weather turned nasty
    • She grew angry
  • verb become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain
    • The problem grew too large for me
    • Her business grew fast

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purify

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

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befool

  • verb make a fool or dupe of
    fool; gull.
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; dupe; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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switch

  • noun control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
    electric switch; electrical switch.
  • noun an event in which one thing is substituted for another
    replacement; transposition; permutation; substitution.
    • the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood

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deposit

  • noun the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
    sedimentation; alluviation.
  • noun matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    sediment.

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deceive

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; lead on; delude.
  • verb cause someone to believe an untruth
    lead astray; betray.
    • The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house

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swollen

  • adjective satellite characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    swollen-headed; egotistic; conceited; self-conceited; vain; egotistical.
    • a conceited fool
    • an attitude of self-conceited arrogance
    • an egotistical disregard of others
    • so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty
    • growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary
    • vain about her clothes
  • verb increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
    swell.
    • The music swelled to a crescendo

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blowup

  • noun a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
    explosion; detonation.
  • noun an unrestrained expression of emotion
    effusion; ebullition; gush; outburst.

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maximisation

  • noun the act of raising to the highest possible point or condition or position
    maximization; maximation.

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blusterer

  • noun a person who causes trouble by speaking indiscreetly
    loudmouth.

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shake

  • noun building material used as siding or roofing
    shingle.
  • noun frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    milk shake; milkshake.

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occidentalise

  • verb make western in character
    occidentalize; westernize; westernise.
    • The country was Westernized after it opened up

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still

  • noun a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; stillness.
    • the still of the night

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pull_in

  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; draw in; attract; draw.
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
  • verb earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    earn; bring in; clear; take in; gain; realise; realize; make.
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
    • She earns a lot in her new job
    • this merger brought in lots of money
    • He clears $5,000 each month

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sentimentize

  • verb act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression
    sentimentalize; sentimentalise; sentimentise.

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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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cock-a-hoop

  • adjective satellite exhibiting self-importance
    crowing; braggart; big; boastful; bragging; self-aggrandizing; braggy; self-aggrandising.
    • big talk

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meridian

  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
  • noun a town in eastern Mississippi

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bestialise

  • verb make brutal and depraved; give animal-like qualities to
    bestialize.

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deaminate

  • verb remove the amino radical (usually by hydrolysis) from an amino compound; to perform deamination
    deaminize.

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symmetrise

  • verb make symmetric
    symmetrize.
    • symmetrized waves

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frenchify

  • verb make French in appearance or character
    • let's Frenchify the restaurant and charge more money
  • verb become French in appearance or character
    • This restaurant has Frenchified

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break_open

  • verb open with force
    • He broke open the picnic basket
  • verb come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
    split; burst.
    • The bubble burst

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diabolise

  • verb turn into a devil or make devilish
    diabolize; devilise; devilize.
    • Man devilized by war

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sublimate

  • noun the product of vaporization of a solid
  • verb direct energy or urges into useful activities

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stabilize

  • verb make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium
    stabilise.
    • The drug stabilized her blood pressure
    • stabilize prices
  • verb support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
    steady; brace; stabilise.
    • brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel

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gull

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.
  • noun mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
    sea gull; seagull.

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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deify

  • verb consider as a god or godlike
    • These young men deify financial success
  • verb exalt to the position of a God
    • the people deified their King

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synchronize

  • verb make synchronous and adjust in time or manner
    synchronise; sync.
    • Let's synchronize our efforts
  • verb happen at the same time
    synchronise; contemporise; contemporize.

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degauss

  • verb make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties (of)
    demagnetise; demagnetize.
    • demagnetize the iron shavings
    • they degaussed the ship

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externalise

  • verb regard as objective
    project; externalize.
  • verb make external or objective, or give reality to
    exteriorise; objectify; externalize; exteriorize.
    • language externalizes our thoughts

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naming

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

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colourize

  • verb add color to
    color in; colorise; color; colour; colour in; colourise; colorize.
    • The child colored the drawings
    • Fall colored the trees
    • colorize black and white film

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rev_up

  • verb speed up
    step up.
    • let's rev up production
  • verb increase the number of rotations per minute
    rev.
    • rev up an engine

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counterchange

  • verb cause to change places
    transpose; interchange.
    • interchange this screw for one of a smaller size

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envenom

  • verb cause to be bitter or resentful
    acerbate; embitter.
    • These injustices embittered her even more
  • verb add poison to
    poison.
    • Her husband poisoned her drink in order to kill her

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orientalize

  • verb make oriental in character
    orientalise.
    • orientalize your garden

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blear

  • verb make dim or indistinct
    blur.
    • The fog blurs my vision
  • adjective satellite tired to the point of exhaustion
    blear-eyed; bleary; bleary-eyed.

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astray

  • adverb away from the right path or direction
    • he was led astray
  • adverb far from the intended target
    wide.
    • the arrow went wide of the mark
    • a bullet went astray and killed a bystander

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increase

  • noun a quantity that is added
    addition; gain.
    • there was an addition to property taxes this year
    • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
  • noun a change resulting in an increase
    • the increase is scheduled for next month

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correct

  • verb make right or correct
    right; rectify.
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation
  • verb make reparations or amends for
    compensate; right; redress.
    • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

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delude

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; lead on; deceive.

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advance

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

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flare

  • noun a shape that spreads outward
    flair.
    • the skirt had a wide flare
  • noun a sudden burst of flame

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motion

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

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turn

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

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place

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

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brutalize

  • verb treat brutally
    brutalise.
  • verb make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman
    animalise; animalize; brutalise.
    • Life in the camps had brutalized him

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promotion

  • noun a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
    promotional material; packaging; publicity.
    • the packaging of new ideas
  • noun act of raising in rank or position

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think

  • noun an instance of deliberate thinking
    • I need to give it a good think
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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blind

  • noun people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
    • he spent hours reading to the blind
  • noun a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    • he waited impatiently in the blind

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suspend

  • verb hang freely
    • The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them
  • verb cause to be held in suspension in a fluid
    • suspend the particles

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striking

  • noun the physical coming together of two or more things
    impinging; contact.
    • contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; hit.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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commercialize

  • verb exploit for maximal profit, usually by sacrificing quality
    • The hotel owners are commercializing the beaches
  • verb make commercial
    market; commercialise.
    • Some Amish people have commercialized their way of life

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one

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

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ego_trip

  • noun an act undertaken to increase your own power and influence or to draw attention to your own importance
    self-aggrandizement; self-aggrandisement.

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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size

  • noun the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
    • a wolf is about the size of a large dog
  • noun the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
    • he wears a size 13 shoe

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interchange

  • noun a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
  • noun mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)
    reciprocation; give-and-take.

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hot_up

  • verb gain heat or get hot
    heat up; heat.
    • The room heated up quickly
  • verb make more intense
    heat up; screw up.
    • Emotions were screwed up

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straighten_out

  • verb settle or put right
    put right; iron out.
    • we need to iron out our disagreements
  • verb extricate from entanglement
    unsnarl; disentangle.
    • Can you disentangle the cord?

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hue

  • noun the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength
    chromaticity.
  • verb take on color or become colored
    • In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey

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eyes

  • noun opinion or judgment
    • in the eyes of the law
    • I was wrong in her eyes
  • noun the organ of sight
    eye; optic; oculus.

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expounding

  • noun a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
    exposition.
  • 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; elaborate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation

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bump_up

  • verb increase or raise
    • OPEC bumped up the price of oil

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specify

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

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sensibilize

  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilise; sensitize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

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intensity

  • noun the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)
    strength; intensity level.
    • he adjusted the intensity of the sound
    • they measured the station's signal strength
  • noun high level or degree; the property of being intense
    intensiveness.

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sublime

  • verb vaporize and then condense right back again
    sublimate.
  • verb change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting
    sublimate.
    • sublime iodine
    • some salts sublime when heated

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gathering

  • noun a group of persons together in one place
    assemblage.
  • noun the social act of assembling
    assembly; assemblage.
    • they demanded the right of assembly

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devilize

  • verb turn into a devil or make devilish
    diabolize; diabolise; devilise.
    • Man devilized by war

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liquidize

  • verb get rid of all one's merchandise
    sell out; sell up.
  • verb make (a solid substance) liquid, as by heating
    liquify; liquidise; liquefy.
    • liquefy the silver

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exteriorise

  • verb make external or objective, or give reality to
    objectify; externalise; externalize; exteriorize.
    • language externalizes our thoughts

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mechanize

  • verb equip with armed and armored motor vehicles
    motorize; motorise; mechanise.
    • mechanize armies
  • verb make monotonous; make automatic or routine
    mechanise.
    • If your work becomes too mechanized, change jobs!

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lead_on

  • verb entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken
  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    cozen; deceive; delude.

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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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colorise

  • verb add color to
    color in; color; colour; colour in; colourise; colourize; colorize.
    • The child colored the drawings
    • Fall colored the trees
    • colorize black and white film

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aside

  • noun a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
  • noun a message that departs from the main subject
    divagation; digression; excursus; parenthesis.

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take

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

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swelled

  • adjective satellite feeling self-importance
    big; vainglorious.
    • too big for his britches
    • had a swelled head
    • he was swelled with pride
  • verb increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
    swell.
    • The music swelled to a crescendo

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blunt

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

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switching

  • noun the act of changing one thing or position for another
    shift; switch.
    • his switch on abortion cost him the election
  • verb change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
    switch over; switch; exchange.

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apprize

  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    send word; apprise; give notice; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due
  • verb make aware of
    instruct; apprise.
    • Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?

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round_out

  • verb fill out
    finish out.
    • These studies round out the results of many years of research
  • verb make bigger or better or more complete
    fill out.

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evaporate

  • verb lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue
    vaporise; vaporize.
    • evaporate milk
  • verb cause to change into a vapor
    vaporise.
    • The chemist evaporated the water

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billow

  • noun a large sea wave
    surge.
  • verb rise up as if in waves
    wallow.
    • smoke billowed up into the sky

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multiply

  • verb combine by multiplication
    • multiply 10 by 15
  • verb combine or increase by multiplication
    manifold.
    • He managed to multiply his profits

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fluoridize

  • verb subject to fluoridation; treat with fluoride
    fluoridate; fluoridise.
    • fluoridized water
    • fluoridize the teeth of children

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oxidate

  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidize; oxidise.
    • This metal oxidizes easily
  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidize; oxidise.

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energize

  • verb cause to be alert and energetic
    arouse; energise; perk up; brace; stimulate.
    • Coffee and tea stimulate me
    • This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate
  • verb raise to a higher energy level
    energise; excite.
    • excite the atoms

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shooter

  • noun a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
    taw.
  • noun a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
    shot.
    • he is a crack shot
    • a poor shooter

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steady

  • noun a person loved by another person
    truelove; sweetheart; sweetie.
  • verb make steady
    becalm; calm.
    • steady yourself

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calcify

  • verb become impregnated with calcium salts
  • verb become inflexible and unchanging
    • Old folks can calcify

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reenforce

  • verb make stronger
    reinforce.
    • he reinforced the concrete

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cheat

  • noun weedy annual grass often occurs in grainfields and other cultivated land; seeds sometimes considered poisonous
    darnel; bearded darnel; Lolium temulentum; tare.
  • noun weedy annual native to Europe but widely distributed as a weed especially in wheat
    Bromus secalinus; chess.

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mince

  • noun food chopped into small bits
    • a mince of mushrooms
  • verb make less severe or harsh
    moderate; soften.
    • He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

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jactitation

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

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elevate

  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; promote; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work
  • verb raise from a lower to a higher position
    get up; lift; bring up; raise.
    • Raise your hands
    • Lift a load

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slow

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    decelerate; slow down; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb become slow or slower
    slacken; slow down; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed

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conventionalise

  • verb make conventional or adapt to conventions
    conventionalize.
    • conventionalized behavior

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draw_out

  • verb cause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet"
  • verb lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    prolong; protract; extend.
    • We prolonged our stay
    • She extended her visit by another day
    • The meeting was drawn out until midnight

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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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industrialize

  • verb organize (the production of something) into an industry
    industrialise.
    • The Chinese industrialized textile production
  • verb develop industry; become industrial
    industrialise.
    • The nations of South East Asia will quickly industrialize and catch up with the West

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beautify

  • verb make more beautiful
    fancify; embellish; prettify.
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; embellish; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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alcoholise

  • verb treat or infuse with alcohol
    alcoholize.
    • alcoholize the fruit and let them sit in the refrigerator
  • verb make alcoholic, as by fermenting
    alcoholize.
    • alcoholize prunes

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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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vainglory

  • noun outspoken conceit
    boastfulness.

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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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wool

  • noun a fabric made from the hair of sheep
    woolen; woollen.
  • noun fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving

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plump

  • noun the sound of a sudden heavy fall
  • verb drop sharply
    plummet.
    • The stock market plummeted

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exaggeration

  • noun extravagant exaggeration
    hyperbole.
  • noun the act of making something more noticeable than usual
    • the dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness

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get

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

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lighten

  • verb make more cheerful
    lighten up; buoy up.
    • the conversation lightened me up a bit
  • verb reduce the weight on; make lighter
    • she lightened the load on the tired donkey

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dramatic_event

  • noun an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional
    drama.

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prime

  • noun a number that has no factor but itself and 1
    prime quantity.
  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; flush; bloom; heyday.

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pinnacle

  • noun (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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assimilate

  • verb take up mentally
    absorb; take in; ingest.
    • he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe
  • verb become similar to one's environment
    • Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly

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obliterate

  • verb mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
    wipe out; kill.
    • kill these lines in the President's speech
  • verb make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
    hide; obscure; veil; blot out.
    • a hidden message
    • a veiled threat

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refreshen

  • verb become or make oneself fresh again
    freshen; refresh; freshen up.
    • She freshened up after the tennis game
  • verb make fresh again
    freshen; refresh.

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neutralise

  • verb get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
    knock off; neutralize; liquidate; do in; waste.
    • The mafia liquidated the informer
    • the double agent was neutralized
  • verb make incapable of military action
    neutralize.

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burst

  • noun the act of exploding or bursting
    explosion.
    • the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
    • the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft
  • noun rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
    fusillade; volley; salvo.
    • our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise

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imposing

  • adjective satellite impressive in appearance
    noble; baronial; stately.
    • a baronial mansion
    • an imposing residence
    • a noble tree
    • severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses
    • stately columns
  • verb compel to behave in a certain way
    impose; enforce.
    • Social relations impose courtesy

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allegorize

  • verb interpret as an allegory
    allegorise.
  • verb make into an allegory
    allegorise.
    • The story was allegorized over time

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welt

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

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unfit

  • verb make unfit or unsuitable
    indispose; disqualify.
    • Your income disqualifies you
  • adjective below the required standards for a purpose
    • an unfit parent
    • unfit for human consumption

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inseminate

  • verb place seeds in or on (the ground)
    sow in; sow.
    • sow the ground with sunflower seeds
  • verb introduce semen into (a female)
    fertilize; fertilise; fecundate.

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