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crumpled

  • adjective satellite of metal e.g.
    bent; dented.
    • bent nails
    • a car with a crumpled front end
    • dented fenders
  • verb fall apart
    collapse; tumble; crumple; break down; crumble.
    • the building crumbled after the explosion
    • Negotiations broke down

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blistery

  • adjective satellite hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters
    blistering.
    • blistering sun
  • adjective satellite covered with small blisters
    blebby.

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vile

  • adjective satellite morally reprehensible
    worthless; unworthy; slimy; wretched; ugly; despicable.
    • would do something as despicable as murder
    • ugly crimes
    • the vile development of slavery appalled them
    • a slimy little liar
  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; sickening; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench

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richard_e._byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Admiral Byrd; Richard Evelyn Byrd; Byrd.

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yellow_peril

  • noun the threat to Western civilization said to arise from the power of Asiatic peoples

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yellow

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

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rene-robert_cavelier

  • noun French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
    Sieur de LaSalle; LaSalle.

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apractic

  • adjective satellite having uncoordinated muscular movements, symptomatic of a CNS disorder
    apraxic.

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carious

  • adjective satellite (of teeth) affected with cavities or decay

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battle

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    engagement; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    struggle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition

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suicidal

  • adjective satellite dangerous to yourself or your interests
    self-destructive.
    • suicidal impulses
    • a suicidal corporate takeover strategy
    • a kamikaze pilot

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worrisome

  • adjective not reassuring; tending to cause anxiety
    unreassuring.
  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; distressful; perturbing; troubling; disturbing; worrying.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time

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health_hazard

  • noun hazard to the health of those exposed to it

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livingstone

  • noun Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
    David Livingstone.

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freelance

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelancer; free-lance; free lance; self-employed person.
  • verb work independently and on temporary contracts rather than for a long-term employer

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sir_martin_frobisher

  • noun English explorer who led an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage to the orient; served under Drake and helped defeat the Spanish Armada (1535-1594)
    Frobisher.

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fremont

  • noun United States explorer who mapped much of the American west and Northwest (1813-1890)
    John C. Fremont; John Charles Fremont.

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charles_wilkes

  • noun United States explorer of Antarctica (1798-1877)
    Wilkes.

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self-destruct

  • verb do away with oneself or itself
    self-destroy.
    • The machine will self-destruct if you tamper with it

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under

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

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wildcat

  • noun an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
    wildcat well.
  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    beast; savage; wolf; brute.

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risk

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

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john_speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    Speke; John Hanning Speke.

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puffy

  • adjective satellite being puffed out; used of hair style or clothing
    bouffant.
    • a bouffant skirt
  • adjective satellite abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
    tumid; tumescent; intumescent; turgid.
    • hungry children with bloated stomachs
    • he had a grossly distended stomach
    • eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids
    • swollen hands
    • tumescent tissue
    • puffy tumid flesh

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kitty

  • noun the combined stakes of the betters
    pool.
  • noun the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
    jackpot; pot.

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carefree

  • adjective satellite free of trouble and worry and care
    unworried.
    • the carefree joys of childhood
    • carefree millionaires, untroubled financially
  • adjective satellite cheerfully irresponsible
    harum-scarum; slaphappy; happy-go-lucky; devil-may-care; freewheeling.
    • carefree with his money
    • freewheeling urban youths
    • had a harum-scarum youth

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embark

  • verb go on board
    ship.
  • verb set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
    enter.
    • she embarked upon a new career

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robert_scott

  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Falcon Scott; Scott.

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courageous

  • adjective possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
    brave.
    • Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville
    • a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth
    • set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory

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wilkes

  • noun English reformer who published attacks on George III and supported the rights of the American colonists (1727-1797)
    John Wilkes.
  • noun United States explorer of Antarctica (1798-1877)
    Charles Wilkes.

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fragile

  • adjective satellite easily broken or damaged or destroyed
    delicate; frail.
    • a kite too delicate to fly safely
    • fragile porcelain plates
    • fragile old bones
    • a frail craft
  • adjective satellite vulnerably delicate
    • she has the fragile beauty of youth

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george_hubert_wilkins

  • noun Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
    Wilkins.

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turgid

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

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speculation

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

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undependableness

  • noun the trait of not being dependable or reliable
    unreliableness; unreliability; undependability.

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brave

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

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unreliableness

  • noun the trait of not being dependable or reliable
    unreliability; undependability; undependableness.

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go

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

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chanceful

  • adjective satellite of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
    dodgy; chancy; dicey.
    • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker

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devil-may-care

  • adjective satellite cheerfully irresponsible
    harum-scarum; slaphappy; carefree; happy-go-lucky; freewheeling.
    • carefree with his money
    • freewheeling urban youths
    • had a harum-scarum youth
  • adjective satellite marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness
    rakish; raffish.
    • a cocktail party given by some...raffish bachelors"- Crary Moore

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captain_john_smith

  • noun English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
    John Smith; Smith.

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bloodshot

  • adjective satellite (of an eye) reddened as a result of locally congested blood vessels; inflamed
    • bloodshot eyes

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jejune

  • adjective satellite lacking in nutritive value
    insubstantial.
    • the jejune diets of the very poor
  • adjective satellite displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
    juvenile; puerile; adolescent.
    • adolescent insecurity
    • jejune responses to our problems
    • their behavior was juvenile
    • puerile jokes

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blue

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

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scupper

  • noun drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
  • verb wait in hiding to attack
    lie in wait; lurk; bushwhack; ambush; waylay; ambuscade.

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cordoba

  • noun the basic unit of money in Nicaragua; equal to 100 centavos
  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Francisco Fernandez de Cordova; Cordova; Francisco Fernandez Cordoba.

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assisted

  • adjective having help; often used as a combining form
    aided.
  • verb give help or assistance; be of service
    aid; assist; help.
    • Everyone helped out during the earthquake
    • Can you help me carry this table?
    • She never helps around the house

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beaten

  • adjective formed or made thin by hammering
    • beaten gold
  • verb come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
    shell; beat; trounce; crush; beat out; vanquish.
    • Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship
    • We beat the competition
    • Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game

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hazardous

  • adjective satellite involving risk or danger
    wild; risky.
    • skydiving is a hazardous sport
    • extremely risky going out in the tide and fog
    • a wild financial scheme

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unwholesome

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

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lasalle

  • noun French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
    Sieur de LaSalle; Rene-Robert Cavelier.

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unsure

  • adjective lacking self-confidence
    shy; timid; diffident.
    • stood in the doorway diffident and abashed
    • problems that call for bold not timid responses
    • a very unsure young man
  • adjective lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
    incertain; uncertain.
    • uncertain of his convictions
    • unsure of himself and his future
    • moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps
    • an uncertain smile
    • touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers

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frothing

  • adjective satellite producing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease
    foamy; foaming.
    • the rabid animal's frothing mouth
  • verb become bubbly or frothy or foaming
    froth; foam; effervesce; sparkle; form bubbles; fizz.
    • The boiling soup was frothing
    • The river was foaming
    • Sparkling water

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suttee

  • noun the act of a Hindu widow willingly cremating herself on the funeral pyre of her dead husband

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explore

  • verb inquire into
    search; research.
    • the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project
    • He searched for information on his relatives on the web
    • Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness
  • verb travel to or penetrate into
    • explore unknown territory in biology

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john_ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    Sir John Ross; Ross.

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crippled

  • adjective satellite disabled in the feet or legs
    halt; lame; gimpy; halting; game.
    • a crippled soldier
    • a game leg
  • verb deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless
    stultify; cripple.
    • This measure crippled our efforts
    • Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work

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icteric

  • adjective satellite affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
    jaundiced; yellow.

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plunger

  • noun someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    speculator.
  • noun someone who dives (into water)
    diver.

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breakable

  • noun an article that is fragile and easily broken
    • pack the breakables separately
  • adjective capable of being broken or damaged
    • earthenware pottery is breakable
    • breakable articles should be packed carefully

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carbuncled

  • adjective satellite afflicted with or resembling a carbuncle
    carbuncular.
  • adjective satellite set with carbuncles

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swashbuckler

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; lunatic; madcap; daredevil; hothead.

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clark

  • noun United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838)
    William Clark.
  • noun United States general who was Allied commander in Africa and Italy in World War II and was commander of the United Nations forces in Korea (1896-1984)
    Mark Wayne Clark; Mark Clark.

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venturer

  • noun a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
    merchant-venturer.
  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    adventurer.

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economics

  • noun the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
    economic science; political economy.

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happy-go-lucky

  • adjective satellite cheerfully irresponsible
    harum-scarum; slaphappy; carefree; devil-may-care; freewheeling.
    • carefree with his money
    • freewheeling urban youths
    • had a harum-scarum youth

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soldier

  • noun an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army
    • the soldiers stood at attention
  • noun a wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony

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dangerous_undertaking

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; escapade; adventure.

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sunburned

  • adjective satellite suffering from overexposure to direct sunlight
    sunburnt.
  • verb get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun
    sunburn; burn.

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climber

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

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rheumatic

  • noun a person suffering with rheumatism
  • adjective satellite of or pertaining to arthritis
    rheumy; arthritic; rheumatoid; creaky.
    • my creaky old joints
    • rheumy with age and grief

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danger

  • noun the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
    • you are in no danger
    • there was widespread danger of disease
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; risk.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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sebastian_vizcaino

  • noun Spanish explorer who was the first European to explore the California coast (1550-1615)
    Vizcaino.

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schoolcraft

  • noun United States geologist and ethnologist and explorer who discovered the source of the Mississippi River (1793-1864)
    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.

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put

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

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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overanxious

  • adjective satellite anxious or nervous to an excessive degree

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nauseating

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; vile; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; sickening; noisome.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • verb upset and make nauseated
    nauseate; sicken; turn one's stomach.
    • The smell of the food turned the pregnant woman's stomach
    • The mold on the food sickened the diners

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hypersensitised

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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under_fire

  • adjective satellite subjected to enemy attack or censure
    under attack.
    • an official under fire for mismanagement

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taker

  • noun one who accepts an offer
  • noun one who takes a bet or wager

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richard_evelyn_byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Admiral Byrd; Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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incertain

  • adjective lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
    unsure; uncertain.
    • uncertain of his convictions
    • unsure of himself and his future
    • moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps
    • an uncertain smile
    • touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers

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insecurity

  • noun the state of being subject to danger or injury
  • noun the anxiety you experience when you feel vulnerable and insecure

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angry

  • adjective feeling or showing anger
    • angry at the weather
    • angry customers
    • an angry silence
    • sending angry letters to the papers
  • adjective satellite (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    furious; raging; wild; tempestuous.
    • angry clouds on the horizon
    • furious winds
    • the raging sea

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two

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    II; deuce; 2.
  • noun one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
    deuce.

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flabby

  • adjective satellite out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
    flaccid; soft.
    • he was too soft for the army
    • flabby around the middle
    • flaccid cheeks

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duplicate

  • noun something additional of the same kind
    extra.
    • he always carried extras in case of an emergency
  • noun a copy that corresponds to an original exactly
    duplication.
    • he made a duplicate for the files

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spelaeologist

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelunker; speleologist; potholer.

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conquistador

  • noun an adventurer (especially one who led the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century)

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broken-down

  • adjective satellite in deplorable condition
    dilapidated; tumble-down; tatterdemalion; ramshackle; derelict; bedraggled.
    • a street of bedraggled tenements
    • a broken-down fence
    • a ramshackle old pier
    • a tumble-down shack
  • adjective satellite not in working order
    • had to push the broken-down car
    • a broken-down tractor fit only for children to play on

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incautious

  • adjective lacking in caution
    • an incautious remark
    • incautious talk
  • adjective satellite carelessly failing to exercise proper caution
    • an incautious step sent her headlong down the stairs

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crookbacked

  • adjective satellite characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
    kyphotic; humped; crookback; hunchbacked; humpbacked; gibbous.

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doubling

  • noun increase by a factor of two
    • doubling with a computer took no time at all
  • noun raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
    double.
    • I decided his double was a bluff

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indefensible

  • adjective satellite (of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified
    untenable.
  • adjective satellite not able to be protected against attack

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wicked

  • adjective morally bad in principle or practice
  • adjective satellite having committed unrighteous acts
    sinful; unholy.
    • a sinful person

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separated

  • adjective satellite being or feeling set or kept apart from others
    set-apart; detached; isolated.
    • she felt detached from the group
    • could not remain the isolated figure he had been"- Sherwood Anderson
    • thought of herself as alone and separated from the others
    • had a set-apart feeling
  • verb act as a barrier between; stand between
    divide; separate.
    • The mountain range divides the two countries

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clever

  • adjective satellite showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others
    cagy; canny; cagey.
    • a cagey lawyer
    • too clever to be sound
  • adjective satellite mentally quick and resourceful
    apt.
    • an apt pupil
    • you are a clever man...you reason well and your wit is bold"-Bram Stoker

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under_attack

  • adjective satellite subjected to enemy attack or censure
    under fire.
    • an official under fire for mismanagement

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expose

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

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lacerate

  • verb cut or tear irregularly
  • verb deeply hurt the feelings of; distress
    • his lacerating remarks

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hurt

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

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john_charles_fremont

  • noun United States explorer who mapped much of the American west and Northwest (1813-1890)
    John C. Fremont; Fremont.

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sore

  • noun an open skin infection
  • adjective satellite hurting
    raw; sensitive; tender.
    • the tender spot on his jaw

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put_on_the_line

  • verb expose to a chance of loss or damage
    lay on the line; risk.
    • We risked losing a lot of money in this venture
    • Why risk your life?
    • She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong

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insecureness

  • noun the state of being exposed to risk or anxiety

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broke

  • adjective satellite lacking funds
    skint; stone-broke; stony-broke; bust.
    • `skint' is a British slang term
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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cunning

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness.
  • noun crafty artfulness (especially in deception)

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fictile

  • adjective of or relating to the craft of pottery
    • the fictile art
    • fictile ware
  • adjective satellite susceptible to being led or directed
    pliable.
    • fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda

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gassy

  • adjective satellite resembling gas
  • adjective satellite suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal
    flatulent; colicky.

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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inflamed

  • adjective satellite resulting from inflammation; hot and swollen and reddened
    • eyes inflamed with crying
  • verb cause inflammation in
    inflame.
    • The repetitive motion inflamed her joint

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cat

  • noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
    true cat.
  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; guy; hombre.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll

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ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    Sir John Ross; John Ross.
  • noun British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    James Clark Ross; Sir James Clark Ross.

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bowleg

  • noun a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
    bandy leg; tibia vara; bandyleg; genu varum; bow leg.
  • adjective satellite have legs that curve outward at the knees
    bowed; bandy; bowlegged; bandy-legged.

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knock

  • noun the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    knocking.
    • the knocking grew louder
  • noun negative criticism
    roast.

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hotspur

  • noun a rash or impetuous person
  • noun English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403)
    Percy; Sir Henry Percy; Harry Hotspur.

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soft

  • adjective yielding readily to pressure or weight
  • adjective compassionate and kind; conciliatory
    • he was soft on his children

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bent

  • noun a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way
    set.
    • the set of his mind was obvious
  • noun grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens
    bent grass; bent-grass.

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life-threatening

  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    grievous; dangerous; severe; serious; grave.
    • a dangerous operation
    • a grave situation
    • a grave illness
    • grievous bodily harm
    • a serious wound
    • a serious turn of events
    • a severe case of pneumonia
    • a life-threatening disease

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byrd

  • noun English organist and composer of church music; master of 16th century polyphony; was granted a monopoly in music printing with Thomas Tallis (1543-1623)
    William Byrd.
  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Admiral Byrd; Richard Evelyn Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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take_a_chance

  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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battered

  • adjective satellite damaged by blows or hard usage
    beaten-up; beat-up.
    • a battered old car
    • the beaten-up old Ford
  • verb strike against forcefully
    batter; knock about; buffet.
    • Winds buffeted the tent

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vulnerability

  • noun the state of being vulnerable or exposed
    exposure.
    • his vulnerability to litigation
    • his exposure to ridicule
  • noun susceptibility to injury or attack

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admiral_byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Richard Evelyn Byrd; Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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carbuncular

  • adjective satellite afflicted with or resembling a carbuncle
    carbuncled.

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lame

  • noun someone who doesn't understand what is going on
    square.
  • noun a fabric interwoven with threads of metal
    • she wore a gold lame dress

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parlous

  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    touch-and-go; precarious; perilous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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windburned

  • adjective satellite suffering from windburn
    windburnt.

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giovanni_jacopo_casanova_de_seingalt

  • noun an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
    Casanova; Casanova de Seingalt; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova.

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economic_science

  • noun the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
    political economy; economics.

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sword

  • noun a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    steel; brand; blade.

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joliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Jolliet; Louis Joliet; Louis Jolliet.

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gamble

  • noun money that is risked for possible monetary gain
  • noun a risky act or venture

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economy

  • noun the system of production and distribution and consumption
    economic system.
  • noun the efficient use of resources
    • economy of effort

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underwater_diver

  • noun someone who works underwater
    frogman; diver.

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explorer

  • noun someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
    adventurer.
  • noun a commercial browser
    Internet Explorer; IE.

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parlous

  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    touch-and-go; precarious; perilous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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may

  • noun the month following April and preceding June
  • noun thorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries; established as an escape in eastern North America
    English hawthorn; Crataegus oxycantha; whitethorn; Crataegus laevigata.

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on_the_hook

  • adjective satellite caught in a difficult or dangerous situation
    • there I was back on the hook

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insecure

  • adjective not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way
    • the hinge is insecure
  • adjective lacking in security or safety
    unsafe.
    • his fortune was increasingly insecure
    • an insecure future

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swaybacked

  • adjective satellite having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)
    lordotic; dipped; swayback.

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hazard

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; risk.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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unsound

  • adjective not in good condition; damaged or decayed
    • an unsound foundation
  • adjective not sound financially
    • unsound banking practices

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unguarded

  • adjective satellite lacking protection or a guard
    • an unguarded gate
    • his unguarded queen was open to attack
  • adjective satellite displaying or feeling no wariness
    • an unguarded remark

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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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francisco_fernandez_cordoba

  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Francisco Fernandez de Cordova; Cordova; Cordoba.

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destructive

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

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daring

  • noun a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
    dare.
    • he could never refuse a dare
  • noun the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
    hardiness; boldness; hardihood.
    • the proposal required great boldness
    • the plan required great hardiness of heart

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casanova

  • noun an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
    Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt; Casanova de Seingalt; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova.
  • noun any man noted for his amorous adventures

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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sickening

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; vile; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • verb cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
    nauseate; sicken; revolt; churn up; disgust.
    • The pornographic pictures sickened us

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daredevil

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; hothead.
  • adjective satellite presumptuously daring
    temerarious.
    • a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff

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hazardousness

  • noun the state of being dangerous
    perilousness.

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se

  • noun a toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium; occurs in several allotropic forms; a stable grey metallike allotrope conducts electricity better in the light than in the dark and is used in photocells; occurs in sulfide ores (as pyrite)
    selenium; atomic number 34.
  • noun the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees
    southeast; southeastward; sou'-east.

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shaky

  • adjective satellite inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
    rickety; wobbly; wonky.
    • a rickety table
    • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
    • the ladder felt a little wobbly
    • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky
  • adjective satellite vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze
    shivering; trembling.
    • a quaking bog
    • the quaking child asked for more
    • quivering leaves of a poplar tree
    • with shaking knees
    • seemed shaky on her feet
    • sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier
    • trembling hands

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smith

  • noun Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
    Ian Smith; Ian Douglas Smith.
  • noun United States sculptor (1906-1965)
    David Smith; David Roland Smith.

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characteristic

  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    feature.
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
  • noun a distinguishing quality

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disabled

  • noun people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
    handicapped.
    • technology to help the elderly and the disabled
  • verb make unable to perform a certain action
    disenable; disable; incapacitate.
    • disable this command on your computer

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sickly

  • adjective satellite unhealthy looking
    sallow.
  • adjective satellite somewhat ill or prone to illness
    peaked; indisposed; unwell; under the weather; ailing; seedy; poorly.
    • my poor ailing grandmother
    • feeling a bit indisposed today
    • you look a little peaked
    • feeling poorly
    • a sickly child
    • is unwell and can't come to work

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james_clark_ross

  • noun British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    Sir James Clark Ross; Ross.

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through

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

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predisposed

  • adjective satellite made susceptible
    • because of conditions in the mine, miners are predisposed to lung disease
  • verb make susceptible
    predispose.
    • This illness predisposes you to gain weight

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fridtjof_nansen

  • noun Norwegian explorer of the Arctic and director of the League of Nations relief program for refugees of World War I (1861-1930)
    Nansen.

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edematous

  • adjective satellite swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid
    dropsical.

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underwater

  • adjective satellite beneath the surface of the water
    submersed; submerged.
    • submerged rocks
  • adjective satellite growing or remaining under water
    subaquatic; subaqueous; submersed; submerged.
    • viewing subaqueous fauna from a glass-bottomed boat
    • submerged leaves

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assailable

  • adjective satellite not defended or capable of being defended
    undefended; open; undefendable.
    • an open city
    • open to attack

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susceptible

  • adjective (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of
    • susceptible to colds
    • susceptible of proof
  • adjective satellite easily impressed emotionally

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dodgy

  • adjective satellite of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
    chanceful; chancy; dicey.
    • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker
  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; crafty; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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torn

  • adjective satellite having edges that are jagged from injury
    lacerate; lacerated; mangled.
  • verb separate or cause to separate abruptly
    tear; snap; rupture; bust.
    • The rope snapped
    • tear the paper

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insidiousness

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

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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insubstantial

  • adjective lacking material form or substance; unreal
    unsubstantial; unreal.
    • as insubstantial as a dream
    • an insubstantial mirage on the horizon
  • adjective satellite lacking in nutritive value
    jejune.
    • the jejune diets of the very poor

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speculative

  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    bad; high-risk; risky.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises
  • adjective satellite not based on fact or investigation
    notional.
    • a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs
    • speculative knowledge

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derelict

  • noun a person without a home, job, or property
  • noun a ship abandoned on the high seas
    abandoned ship.

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louis_joliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Joliet; Jolliet; Louis Jolliet.

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morbid

  • adjective satellite suggesting an unhealthy mental state
    • morbid interest in death
    • morbid curiosity
  • adjective satellite suggesting the horror of death and decay
    ghoulish.
    • morbid details

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grievous

  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    life-threatening; dangerous; severe; serious; grave.
    • a dangerous operation
    • a grave situation
    • a grave illness
    • grievous bodily harm
    • a serious wound
    • a serious turn of events
    • a severe case of pneumonia
    • a life-threatening disease
  • adjective satellite causing or marked by grief or anguish
    heartbreaking; heartrending.
    • a grievous loss
    • a grievous cry
    • her sigh was heartbreaking
    • the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

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halt

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

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amenable

  • adjective satellite disposed or willing to comply
    conformable.
    • someone amenable to persuasion
  • adjective satellite readily reacting to suggestions and influences
    tractable.
    • a responsive student

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harakiri

  • noun ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
    seppuku; hara-kiri; harikari.

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diseased

  • adjective satellite caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
    pathologic; morbid; pathological.
    • diseased tonsils
    • a morbid growth
    • pathologic tissue
    • pathological bodily processes

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imperil

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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rasmussen

  • noun Danish ethnologist and Arctic explorer; led expeditions into the Arctic to find support for his theory that Eskimos and North American Indians originally migrated from Asia (1879-1933)
    Kund Johan Victor Rasmussen.

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impaired

  • adjective diminished in strength, quality, or utility
    • impaired eyesight
  • verb make worse or less effective
    impair.
    • His vision was impaired

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speculate

  • verb to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
    conjecture; theorize; hypothesize; theorise; hypothesise; suppose; hypothecate.
    • Scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps
  • verb talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion
    • We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal

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adventurous

  • adjective willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
    adventuresome.
    • adventurous pioneers
    • the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy

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tumid

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

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suicide

  • noun the act of killing yourself
    self-destruction; self-annihilation.
    • it is a crime to commit suicide
  • noun a person who kills himself intentionally
    felo-de-se.

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henry_rowe_schoolcraft

  • noun United States geologist and ethnologist and explorer who discovered the source of the Mississippi River (1793-1864)
    Schoolcraft.

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undertaking

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun the trade of a funeral director

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nauseous

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; vile; offensive; loathsome; sickening; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • adjective satellite feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
    queasy; nauseated; sick; sickish.

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supersensitive

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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endangerment

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    jeopardy; peril; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard

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touch-and-go

  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    precarious; parlous; perilous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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instability

  • noun an unstable order
  • noun unreliability attributable to being unstable

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erratic

  • adjective satellite liable to sudden unpredictable change
    mercurial; fickle; quicksilver.
    • erratic behavior
    • fickle weather
    • mercurial twists of temperament
    • a quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment, utterly fragile the next
  • adjective satellite having no fixed course
    planetary; wandering.
    • an erratic comet
    • his life followed a wandering course
    • a planetary vagabond

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luck

  • noun your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    fortune; destiny; fate; portion; lot; circumstances.
    • whatever my fortune may be
    • deserved a better fate
    • has a happy lot
    • the luck of the Irish
    • a victim of circumstances
    • success that was her portion
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; hazard.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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financial

  • adjective involving financial matters
    fiscal.
    • fiscal responsibility

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mental

  • adjective involving the mind or an intellectual process
    • mental images of happy times
    • mental calculations
    • in a terrible mental state
    • mental suffering
    • free from mental defects
  • adjective of or relating to the mind
    • mental powers
    • mental development
    • mental hygiene

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sieur_de_lasalle

  • noun French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
    LaSalle; Rene-Robert Cavelier.

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knockout

  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; beauty; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.
  • noun a blow that renders the opponent unconscious
    kayo; KO.

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hard

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    difficult.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective dispassionate;
    • took a hard look
    • a hard bargainer

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treacherous

  • adjective satellite dangerously unstable and unpredictable
    unreliable.
    • treacherous winding roads
    • an unreliable trestle
  • adjective satellite tending to betray; especially having a treacherous character as attributed to the Carthaginians by the Romans
    punic; perfidious.
    • Punic faith
    • the perfidious Judas
    • the fiercest and most treacherous of foes
    • treacherous intrigues

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mangled

  • adjective satellite having edges that are jagged from injury
    torn; lacerate; lacerated.
  • verb press with a mangle
    mangle.
    • mangle the sheets

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louis_antoine_de_bougainville

  • noun French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
    Bougainville.

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john_rowlands

  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    Stanley; Sir Henry Morton Stanley; Henry M. Stanley.

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robert_bartlett

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Bartlett; Robert Abram Bartlett; Captain Bob.

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nansen

  • noun Norwegian explorer of the Arctic and director of the League of Nations relief program for refugees of World War I (1861-1930)
    Fridtjof Nansen.

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vizcaino

  • noun Spanish explorer who was the first European to explore the California coast (1550-1615)
    Sebastian Vizcaino.

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flinders

  • noun British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)
    Matthew Flinders; Sir Matthew Flinders.
  • noun bits and splinters and fragments
    • it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage

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subduable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to being subjugated
    subjugable.

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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flaccid

  • adjective satellite drooping without elasticity; wanting in stiffness
    • a flaccid penis
  • adjective satellite out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
    soft; flabby.
    • he was too soft for the army
    • flabby around the middle
    • flaccid cheeks

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sword_of_damocles

  • noun a constant and imminent peril
    • the possibility hangs over their heads like the sword of Damocles

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supersensitized

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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sir_alexander_mackenzie

  • noun Canadian explorer (born in England) who explored the Mackenzie River and who was first to cross North America by land north of Mexico (1764-1820)
    Mackenzie.

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dropsical

  • adjective satellite swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid
    edematous.

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quality

  • noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    caliber; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber

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sunburnt

  • adjective satellite suffering from overexposure to direct sunlight
    sunburned.

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crucial

  • adjective of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
    important.
    • a crucial moment in his career
    • a crucial election
    • a crucial issue for women
  • adjective satellite having crucial relevance
    • crucial to the case
    • relevant testimony

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mackenzie

  • noun Canadian explorer (born in England) who explored the Mackenzie River and who was first to cross North America by land north of Mexico (1764-1820)
    Sir Alexander Mackenzie.
  • noun a Canadian river; flows into the Beaufort Sea
    Mackenzie River.

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dehydrated

  • adjective satellite suffering from excessive loss of water from the body
    • fever resulted from becoming dehydrated
    • was dehydrated after the marathon
  • verb preserve by removing all water and liquids from
    desiccate; dehydrate.
    • carry dehydrated food on your camping trip

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occupational_hazard

  • noun any condition of a job that can result in illness or injury

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health

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

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asthmatic

  • noun a person suffering from asthma
    • she is a chronic asthmatic
    • the painful gasps of a dying asthmatic
  • adjective satellite relating to breathing with a whistling sound
    wheezing; wheezy.

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harum

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unreproducible

  • adjective impossible to reproduce or duplicate
    irreproducible.

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frogman

  • noun someone who works underwater
    underwater diver; diver.

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spavined

  • adjective satellite (of horses) afflicted with a swelling of the hock-joint

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threatened

  • adjective satellite (of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered
    • the spotted owl is a threatened species, not yet an endangered one
  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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scarum

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hunchbacked

  • adjective satellite characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
    kyphotic; humped; crookback; crookbacked; humpbacked; gibbous.

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dire

  • adjective satellite fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
    desperate.
    • a desperate illness
    • on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall
    • a dire emergency
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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backed

  • adjective having a back or backing, usually of a specified type
  • verb be behind; approve of
    indorse; plunk for; support; plump for; back; endorse.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960

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roald_amundsen

  • noun Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)
    Amundsen.

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scarred

  • adjective satellite deeply affected or marked by mental or physical pain or injury
    • Could her scarred mind ever be free of fear?
    • a face scarred by anxiety
    • the fire left her arm badly scarred
  • verb mark with a scar
    scar; pit; pock; mark.
    • The skin disease scarred his face permanently

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care

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

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lacerated

  • adjective satellite irregularly slashed and jagged as if torn
    lacerate.
    • lacerate leaves
  • verb cut or tear irregularly
    lacerate.

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terrible

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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pro-inflammatory

  • adjective satellite tending to cause inflammation
    proinflammatory.

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punt

  • noun formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    Irish punt; pound; Irish pound.
  • noun an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole

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threat

  • noun something that is a source of danger
    menace.
    • earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan
  • noun a warning that something unpleasant is imminent
    • they were under threat of arrest

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sverdrup

  • noun Norwegian explorer who led expeditions into the Arctic (1855-1930)
    Otto Neumann Sverdrup.

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adventure

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; escapade; dangerous undertaking.
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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unhealthy

  • adjective not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind
    • unhealthy ulcers
  • adjective satellite detrimental to health
    unhealthful; insalubrious.

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mordacious

  • adjective satellite capable of wounding
    biting; barbed; pungent; nipping.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire
  • adjective satellite biting or given to biting
    • they deliberately gave me a skittish and mordacious mount

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smart_money

  • noun money bet or invested by experienced gamblers or investors (especially if they have inside information)
  • noun (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
    exemplary damages; punitive damages.

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hook

  • noun a catch for locking a door
  • noun a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    crotchet.

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enlarged

  • adjective (of an organ or body part) excessively enlarged as a result of increased size in the constituent cells
    hypertrophied.
    • hypertrophied myocardial fibers
  • verb make larger
    enlarge.
    • She enlarged the flower beds

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crookback

  • noun a person whose back is hunched because of abnormal curvature of the upper spine
    hunchback; humpback.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
    kyphotic; humped; hunchbacked; crookbacked; humpbacked; gibbous.

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wager

  • noun the act of gambling
    bet.
    • he did it on a bet
  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    stake; bet; stakes.

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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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ulcerous

  • adjective satellite having an ulcer or canker
    cankerous; ulcerated.

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harum-scarum

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; daredevil; hothead.
  • adjective satellite cheerfully irresponsible
    slaphappy; carefree; happy-go-lucky; devil-may-care; freewheeling.
    • carefree with his money
    • freewheeling urban youths
    • had a harum-scarum youth

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persuasible

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    suasible; convincible; persuadable.

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arthritic

  • noun a person afflicted with arthritis
    • the hands of an elderly arthritic
  • adjective satellite of or pertaining to arthritis
    rheumatic; rheumy; rheumatoid; creaky.
    • my creaky old joints
    • rheumy with age and grief

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threatening

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; forbidding; baleful; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly
  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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free-lance

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelance; freelancer; free lance; self-employed person.
  • adjective working for yourself
    freelance; self-employed.

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jolliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Joliet; Louis Joliet; Louis Jolliet.

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compromise

  • noun a middle way between two extremes
    via media.
  • noun an accommodation in which both sides make concessions
    • the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'

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storm

  • noun a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
    violent storm.
  • noun a violent commotion or disturbance
    tempest.
    • the storms that had characterized their relationship had died away
    • it was only a tempest in a teapot

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badness

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    bad.
    • take the bad with the good
  • noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
    severity; severeness.

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beat-up

  • adjective satellite damaged by blows or hard usage
    beaten-up; battered.
    • a battered old car
    • the beaten-up old Ford

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long_shot

  • noun a venture that involves great risk but promises great rewards
  • noun a contestant that is unlikely to win

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bowed

  • adjective of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow
  • verb bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head
    bow down; bow.
    • He bowed before the King
    • She bowed her head in shame

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worrying

  • noun the act of harassing someone
    bedevilment; torment; badgering.
  • noun the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes
    • vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw

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bartlett

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Robert Abram Bartlett; Captain Bob; Robert Bartlett.
  • noun United States publisher and editor who compiled a book of familiar quotations (1820-1905)
    John Bartlett.

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mutilated

  • adjective satellite having a part of the body crippled or disabled
    maimed.
  • verb destroy or injure severely
    mutilate; mangle; cut up.
    • The madman mutilates art work

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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bet_on

  • verb place a bet on
    stake; back; gage; game; punt.
    • Which horse are you backing?
    • I'm betting on the new horse

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tumescent

  • adjective satellite abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
    tumid; puffy; intumescent; turgid.
    • hungry children with bloated stomachs
    • he had a grossly distended stomach
    • eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids
    • swollen hands
    • tumescent tissue
    • puffy tumid flesh

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vanquishable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to being defeated
    vincible; beatable.

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gambler

  • noun a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
  • noun someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    risk taker.

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ulcerated

  • adjective satellite having an ulcer or canker
    cankerous; ulcerous.
  • verb undergo ulceration
    ulcerate.
    • Her stomach ulcerated

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peril

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a state of danger involving risk
    riskiness.

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fold

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    plication; crease; bend; flexure; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    congregation; faithful.

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double

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    two-base hit; two-baser; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
  • noun a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    stunt man; stunt woman.
    • his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

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biohazard

  • noun hazard to humans or the environment resulting from biological agents or conditions
  • noun any bacterium or virus or toxin that could be used in biological warfare
    biological agent.

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humped

  • adjective satellite characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
    kyphotic; crookback; hunchbacked; crookbacked; humpbacked; gibbous.
  • verb round one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward
    hump; hunch forward; hunch; hunch over.

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annihilation

  • noun destruction by annihilating something
    obliteration.
  • noun total destruction
    disintegration.
    • bomb tests resulted in the annihilation of the atoll

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jacques_yves_costeau

  • noun French underwater explorer (born in 1910)
    Jacques Costeau; Cousteau.

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political_economy

  • noun the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
    economic science; economics.

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venture

  • noun any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
  • noun an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits
    speculation.
    • he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it

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burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Sir Richard Burton; Richard Burton; Sir Richard Francis Burton.
  • noun Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)
    Richard Burton.

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happy

  • adjective enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
    • a happy smile
    • spent many happy days on the beach
    • a happy marriage
  • adjective satellite marked by good fortune
    felicitous.
    • a felicitous life
    • a happy outcome

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john_smith

  • noun English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
    Captain John Smith; Smith.

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bet

  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    wager; stake; stakes.
  • noun the act of gambling
    wager.
    • he did it on a bet

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risky

  • adjective satellite involving risk or danger
    wild; hazardous.
    • skydiving is a hazardous sport
    • extremely risky going out in the tide and fog
    • a wild financial scheme
  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    speculative; bad; high-risk.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises

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jeopardise

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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breakneck

  • adjective satellite moving at very high speed
    • a breakneck pace

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risk_taker

  • noun someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    gambler.

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pro

  • noun an athlete who plays for pay
    professional.
  • noun an argument in favor of a proposal

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gimpy

  • adjective satellite disabled in the feet or legs
    halt; lame; halting; game; crippled.
    • a crippled soldier
    • a game leg

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raw

  • noun informal terms for nakedness
    birthday suit; altogether.
    • in the raw
    • in the altogether
    • in his birthday suit
  • adjective satellite (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
    natural; rude.
    • natural yogurt
    • natural produce
    • raw wool
    • raw sugar
    • bales of rude cotton

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speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    John Hanning Speke; John Speke.

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vulnerable

  • adjective susceptible to attack
    • a vulnerable bridge
  • adjective satellite susceptible to criticism or persuasion or temptation
    • vulnerable to bribery
    • an argument vulnerable to refutation

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mountain

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

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speculativeness

  • noun financial risk
    • he rejected stocks that didn't pay dividends because of their speculativeness
  • noun the quality of being a conclusion or opinion based on supposition and conjecture rather than on fact or investigation
    • her work is highly contentious because of its speculativeness and lack of supporting evidence

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exploratory

  • adjective serving in or intended for exploration or discovery
    explorative.
    • an exploratory operation
    • exploratory reconnaissance
    • digging an exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico
    • exploratory talks between diplomats

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self

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

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jeopardize

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops
  • verb put at risk
    stake; hazard; venture; adventure.
    • I will stake my good reputation for this

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endangered

  • adjective satellite (of flora or fauna) in imminent danger of extinction
    • an endangered species
  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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ingrown

  • adjective satellite growing abnormally into the flesh
    ingrowing.
    • an ingrown toenail

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frail

  • noun the weight of a frail (basket) full of raisins or figs; between 50 and 75 pounds
  • noun a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)

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destroy

  • verb do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
    destruct.
    • The fire destroyed the house
  • verb destroy completely; damage irreparably
    ruin.
    • You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!
    • The tears ruined her make-up

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seductive

  • adjective tending to entice into a desired action or state

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hall

  • noun an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
    hallway.
    • the elevators were at the end of the hall
  • noun a large entrance or reception room or area
    entrance hall; anteroom; antechamber; vestibule; foyer; lobby.

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unsecured

  • adjective satellite not firmly fastened or secured
    unbarred; unlatched; unlocked; unbolted.
    • an unbarred door
    • went through the unlatched gate into the street
    • an unlocked room
  • adjective satellite without financial security
    unguaranteed.
    • an unsecured note

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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mountaineer

  • noun someone who climbs mountains
    mountain climber.
  • verb climb mountains for pleasure as a sport

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proinflammatory

  • adjective satellite tending to cause inflammation
    pro-inflammatory.

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matthew_flinders

  • noun British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)
    Flinders; Sir Matthew Flinders.

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disjointed

  • adjective satellite lacking orderly continuity
    disordered; disconnected; garbled; scattered; confused; unconnected; illogical.
    • a confused set of instructions
    • a confused dream about the end of the world
    • disconnected fragments of a story
    • scattered thoughts
  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; divorce; disjoint; disassociate; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president

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sebastian_cabot

  • noun son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)
    Cabot.

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frangible

  • adjective satellite capable of being broken
    • the museum stored all frangible articles in locked showcases

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self-destroy

  • verb do away with oneself or itself
    self-destruct.
    • The machine will self-destruct if you tamper with it

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extremely

  • adverb to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect
    highly.
    • highly successful
    • He spoke highly of her
    • does not think highly of his writing
    • extremely interesting
  • adverb to an extreme degree
    super; exceedingly; passing.
    • extremely cold
    • extremely unpleasant

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grave

  • noun death of a person
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    tomb.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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pliable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to being led or directed
    fictile.
    • fictile masses of people ripe for propaganda
  • adjective satellite capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
    ductile; malleable; tensile; pliant; tractile.
    • ductile copper
    • malleable metals such as gold
    • they soaked the leather to made it pliable
    • pliant molten glass
    • made of highly tensile steel alloy

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foamy

  • adjective satellite producing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease
    frothing; foaming.
    • the rabid animal's frothing mouth
  • adjective satellite emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
    bubbly; foaming; spumy; bubbling; effervescing; frothy.
    • bubbling champagne
    • foamy (or frothy) beer

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lewis

  • noun United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
    Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • noun United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
    Frederick Carleton Lewis; Carl Lewis.

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destruct

  • verb destroy (one's own missile or rocket)
    • The engineers had to destruct the rocket for safety reasons
  • verb do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
    destroy.
    • The fire destroyed the house

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cousteau

  • noun French underwater explorer (born in 1910)
    Jacques Costeau; Jacques Yves Costeau.

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wounded

  • noun people who are wounded
    maimed.
    • they had to leave the wounded where they fell
  • verb cause injuries or bodily harm to
    wound; injure.

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supersensitised

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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jeopardy

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; peril; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard

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wild

  • noun a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
    natural state; state of nature.
    • he lived in the wild
    • they collected mushrooms in the wild
  • noun a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
    wilderness.
    • it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers

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shot

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shooting.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    pellet.
    • the shot buzzed past his ear

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foaming

  • adjective satellite emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
    bubbly; spumy; bubbling; effervescing; foamy; frothy.
    • bubbling champagne
    • foamy (or frothy) beer
  • verb become bubbly or frothy or foaming
    froth; foam; effervesce; sparkle; form bubbles; fizz.
    • The boiling soup was frothing
    • The river was foaming
    • Sparkling water

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chance

  • noun a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    opportunity.
    • the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington
    • now is your chance
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    fortune; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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precarious

  • adjective satellite affording no ease or reassurance
    unstable.
    • a precarious truce
  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    touch-and-go; parlous; perilous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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halting

  • adjective satellite disabled in the feet or legs
    halt; lame; gimpy; game; crippled.
    • a crippled soldier
    • a game leg
  • verb cause to stop
    arrest; hold; halt.
    • Halt the engines
    • Arrest the progress
    • halt the presses

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felo-de-se

  • noun a person who kills himself intentionally
    suicide.
  • noun an act of deliberate self destruction

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queer

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; pouf; faggot; fag.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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robert_peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Edwin Peary; Peary; Robert E. Peary.

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distressing

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressful; perturbing; troubling; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
    straiten; distress.

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powder_keg

  • noun a potentially explosive state
  • noun keg (usually made of metal) for gunpowder or blasting powder

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flatulent

  • adjective satellite generating excessive gas in the alimentary canal
  • adjective satellite suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal
    colicky; gassy.

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david_livingstone

  • noun Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
    Livingstone.

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perilousness

  • noun the state of being dangerous
    hazardousness.

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bust

  • noun a complete failure
    flop; fizzle.
    • the play was a dismal flop
  • noun the chest of a woman
    female chest.

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sensitised

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen
  • verb cause to sense; make sensitive
    sensitise; sensitize.
    • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
    • My tongue became sensitized to good wine

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black

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

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rich

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

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irreproducible

  • adjective impossible to reproduce or duplicate
    unreproducible.

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swayback

  • adjective satellite having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)
    lordotic; swaybacked; dipped.

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jackpot

  • noun the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
    pot; kitty.
  • noun any outstanding award

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distressful

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; perturbing; troubling; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time

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wheezy

  • adjective satellite having a tone of a reed instrument
    reedy.
  • adjective satellite relating to breathing with a whistling sound
    wheezing; asthmatic.

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severeness

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

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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de

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

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lucky

  • adjective satellite occurring by chance
    • a lucky escape
    • a lucky guess
  • adjective having or bringing good fortune
    • my lucky day
    • a lucky man

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captain_bob

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Bartlett; Robert Abram Bartlett; Robert Bartlett.

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defenseless

  • adjective satellite lacking protection or support
    defenceless.
    • a defenseless child
  • adjective satellite having no protecting or concealing cover
    naked.
    • naked to mine enemies"- Shakespeare

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risky_venture

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    escapade; adventure; dangerous undertaking.

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bandy-legged

  • adjective satellite have legs that curve outward at the knees
    bowed; bandy; bowlegged; bowleg.

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fallible

  • adjective likely to fail or make errors
    • everyone is fallible to some degree
  • adjective satellite wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
    weak; imperfect; frail.
    • I'm only a fallible human
    • frail humanity

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damocles

  • noun the Greek courtier to Dionysius the Elder who (according to legend) was condemned to sit under a naked sword that was suspended by a hair in order to demonstrate to him that being a king was not the happy state Damocles had said it was (4th century BC)

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bowlegged

  • adjective satellite have legs that curve outward at the knees
    bowed; bandy; bowleg; bandy-legged.

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doubled

  • adjective satellite twice as great or many
    double; twofold; two-fold.
    • ate a double portion
    • the dose is doubled
    • a twofold increase
  • verb increase twofold
    double; duplicate.
    • The population doubled within 50 years

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luck_it

  • verb act by relying on one's luck
    luck through.

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naked

  • adjective satellite completely unclothed
    au naturel; bare; nude.
    • bare bodies
    • naked from the waist up
    • a nude model
  • adjective satellite having no protecting or concealing cover
    defenseless.
    • naked to mine enemies"- Shakespeare

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bad

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

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undefendable

  • adjective satellite not defended or capable of being defended
    undefended; open; assailable.
    • an open city
    • open to attack

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liable

  • adjective satellite at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
    apt.
    • he is apt to lose
    • she is liable to forget
  • adjective satellite subject to legal action
    • liable to criminal charges

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econometric

  • adjective of or relating to econometrics
    • econometric theories

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sensitized

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen
  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilise; sensibilize; sensitize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

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soldier_of_fortune

  • noun a person hired to fight for another country than their own
    mercenary.

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very

  • adjective satellite precisely as stated
    • the very center of town
  • adjective satellite being the exact same one; not any other:
    identical; selfsame.
    • this is the identical room we stayed in before
    • the themes of his stories are one and the same
    • saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers
    • on this very spot
    • the very thing he said yesterday
    • the very man I want to see

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run_a_risk

  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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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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powder

  • noun a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
    pulverisation; pulverization.
  • noun a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks
    gunpowder.

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desperate

  • noun a person who is frightened and in need of help
    • they prey on the hopes of the desperate
  • adjective satellite arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
    despairing.
    • a despairing view of the world situation
    • the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal
    • a desperate cry for help
    • helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether
    • her desperate screams

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disturbing

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; distressful; perturbing; troubling; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb move deeply
    disturb; upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought

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diver

  • noun someone who works underwater
    frogman; underwater diver.
  • noun someone who dives (into water)
    plunger.

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subject

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

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bell_the_cat

  • verb take a risk; perform a daring act
    • Who is going to bell the cat?

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sir_james_clark_ross

  • noun British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    James Clark Ross; Ross.

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park

  • noun a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property
    parkland.
    • there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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william_clark

  • noun United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838)
    Clark.

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gage

  • noun street names for marijuana
    sess; skunk; pot; weed; smoke; Mary Jane; sens; grass; green goddess; dope; locoweed.
  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gauge.

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jaundiced

  • adjective satellite affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
    icteric; yellow.
  • verb distort adversely
    jaundice.
    • Jealousy had jaundiced his judgment

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knee

  • noun hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
    genu; articulatio genus; knee joint; human knee.
  • noun joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
    stifle.

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membrane

  • noun a thin pliable sheet of material
  • noun a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
    tissue layer.

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giovanni_jacopo_casanova

  • noun an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
    Casanova; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt; Casanova de Seingalt.

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occupational

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

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knock-kneed

  • adjective satellite having the knees abnormally close together and the ankles wide apart

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ingrowing

  • adjective satellite growing abnormally into the flesh
    ingrown.
    • an ingrown toenail

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adventuresome

  • adjective willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
    adventurous.
    • adventurous pioneers
    • the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy

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keg

  • noun the quantity contained in a keg
    kegful.
  • noun small cask or barrel

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weak

  • adjective wanting in physical strength
    • a weak pillar
  • adjective satellite overly diluted; thin and insipid
    watery; washy.
    • washy coffee
    • watery milk
    • weak tea

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job

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

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undependable

  • adjective not worthy of reliance or trust
    unreliable.
    • in the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable
    • an undependable assistant
  • adjective satellite liable to be erroneous or misleading
    unreliable.
    • an undependable generalization

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bedraggled

  • adjective satellite limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud
    draggled.
    • the beggar's bedraggled clothes
    • scarecrows in battered hats or draggled skirts
  • verb make wet and dirty, as from rain
    bedraggle; draggle.

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john_c._fremont

  • noun United States explorer who mapped much of the American west and Northwest (1813-1890)
    John Charles Fremont; Fremont.

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tractable

  • adjective easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
    manipulable.
    • tractable young minds
    • the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition"- Samuel Butler
  • adjective satellite readily reacting to suggestions and influences
    amenable.
    • a responsive student

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adventurer

  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    venturer.
  • noun someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
    explorer.

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unresistant

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
    nonresistant; nonimmune; liable.
    • liable to diabetes

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madcap

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; daredevil; hothead.
  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    impetuous; brainish; tearaway; impulsive; hotheaded.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades

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riddled

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `with') damaged throughout by numerous perforations or holes
    • a sweater riddled with moth holes
    • cliffs riddled with caves
    • the bullet-riddled target
  • verb pierce with many holes
    riddle.
    • The bullets riddled his body

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insidious

  • adjective satellite beguiling but harmful
    • insidious pleasures
  • adjective satellite intended to entrap

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busted

  • adjective satellite out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken')
    broken.
    • a broken washing machine
    • the coke machine is broken
    • the coke machine is busted
  • verb ruin completely
    break; bust.
    • He busted my radio!

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sir_matthew_flinders

  • noun British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)
    Matthew Flinders; Flinders.

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escapade

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; adventure; dangerous undertaking.
  • noun any carefree episode
    lark.

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and

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

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mortified

  • adjective satellite suffering from tissue death
    gangrenous.
  • verb practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
    mortify.

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compromising

  • adjective making or willing to make concessions
    flexible; conciliatory.
    • loneliness tore through him...whenever he thought of...even the compromising Louis du Tillet
  • verb make a compromise; arrive at a compromise; we all must compromise"
    compromise.
    • nobody will get everything he wants

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peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Edwin Peary; Robert Peary; Robert E. Peary.

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swaggering

  • adjective satellite having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    overbearing; haughty; prideful; imperious; lordly; disdainful; supercilious; sniffy.
    • some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    • haughty aristocrats
    • his lordly manners were offensive
    • walked with a prideful swagger
    • very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    • his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
    • a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
  • verb to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
    sashay; ruffle; tittup; strut; prance; swagger; cock.
    • He struts around like a rooster in a hen house

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bell

  • noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  • noun a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    buzzer; doorbell.

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unsoundness

  • noun a condition of damage or decay
  • noun a misconception that is fallacious and not true or valid
    • the unsoundness of his conclusion was obvious

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luck_through

  • verb act by relying on one's luck
    luck it.

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irresponsible

  • adjective showing lack of care for consequences
    • behaved like an irresponsible idiot
    • hasty and irresponsible action

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jacques_costeau

  • noun French underwater explorer (born in 1910)
    Cousteau; Jacques Yves Costeau.

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unprotected

  • adjective lacking protection or defense

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untrusty

  • adjective not worthy of trust or belief
    untrustworthy.
    • an untrustworthy person

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ante

  • noun (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
  • verb place one's stake

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bougainville

  • noun French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
    Louis Antoine de Bougainville.
  • noun the largest of the Solomon Islands; a province of Papua New Guinea

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swashbuckling

  • noun flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior
  • adjective satellite flamboyantly adventurous
    swaggering.

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devil

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

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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capable

  • adjective (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
    • capable of winning
    • capable of hard work
    • capable of walking on two feet
  • adjective satellite possibly accepting or permitting
    subject; open.
    • a passage capable of misinterpretation
    • open to interpretation
    • an issue open to question
    • the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation

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political

  • adjective involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians
    • calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman
    • political pressure
    • a political machine
    • political office
    • political policy
  • adjective of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power
    • political opinions

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tumble-down

  • adjective satellite in deplorable condition
    dilapidated; broken-down; tatterdemalion; ramshackle; derelict; bedraggled.
    • a street of bedraggled tenements
    • a broken-down fence
    • a ramshackle old pier
    • a tumble-down shack

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submarine

  • noun a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
    U-boat; sub; pigboat.
  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    wedge; bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.

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insalubrious

  • adjective satellite detrimental to health
    unhealthful; unhealthy.

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wheezing

  • adjective satellite relating to breathing with a whistling sound
    wheezy; asthmatic.
  • verb breathe with difficulty
    wheeze.

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suggestible

  • adjective satellite susceptible or responsive to suggestion
    • suggestible young minds

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threaten

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops
  • verb to utter intentions of injury or punishment against:"He threatened me when I tried to call the police"

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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convincible

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    persuasible; suasible; persuadable.

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fire

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

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membrane-forming

  • adjective satellite characterized by formation of a membrane (or something resembling a membrane)
    membranous.
    • membranous gastritis

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precariousness

  • noun extreme dangerousness
  • noun being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
    uncertainty; uncertainness.
    • the uncertainty of the outcome
    • the precariousness of his income

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bull

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

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sallow

  • noun any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal
  • verb cause to become sallow
    • The illness has sallowed her face

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freewheeling

  • adjective satellite free of restraints or rules
    • freewheeling foolishness
    • the versatility of his poetic freewheeling style
  • verb live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
    drift; freewheel.
    • My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school

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richard_burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Burton; Sir Richard Burton; Sir Richard Francis Burton.
  • noun Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)
    Burton.

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chilblained

  • adjective satellite having chilblains
    • her poor chilblained hands

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queasy

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    vile; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; sickening; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • adjective satellite feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit
    nauseous; nauseated; sick; sickish.

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uncertain

  • adjective lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
    incertain; unsure.
    • uncertain of his convictions
    • unsure of himself and his future
    • moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps
    • an uncertain smile
    • touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers
  • adjective not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown
    • an uncertain future
    • a manuscript of uncertain origin
    • plans are still uncertain
    • changes of great if uncertain consequences
    • without further evidence his story must remain uncertain

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spelunker

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; speleologist; potholer.

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robert_edwin_peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Peary; Peary; Robert E. Peary.

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blebby

  • adjective satellite covered with small blisters
    blistery.
  • adjective satellite (of glass or quartzite) marred by small bubbles or small particles of foreign material
    blebbed.

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handicapped

  • noun people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
    disabled.
    • technology to help the elderly and the disabled
  • verb injure permanently
    handicap; disable; incapacitate; invalid.
    • He was disabled in a car accident

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speleologist

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; spelunker; potholer.

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argonaut

  • noun someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure
  • noun (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece

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endanger

  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops
  • verb put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
    scupper; expose; peril; queer.

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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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louis_jolliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Joliet; Jolliet; Louis Joliet.

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membranous

  • adjective relating to or made of or similar to a membrane
    • membranous lining
  • adjective satellite characterized by formation of a membrane (or something resembling a membrane)
    membrane-forming.
    • membranous gastritis

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tearaway

  • noun a reckless and impetuous person
  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    impetuous; brainish; impulsive; madcap; hotheaded.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades

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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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untrustworthy

  • adjective not worthy of trust or belief
    untrusty.
    • an untrustworthy person

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penetrable

  • adjective admitting of penetration or passage into or through
    • a penetrable wall
    • penetrable defenses
  • adjective satellite capable of being penetrated
    • penetrable defenses

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cordova

  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Francisco Fernandez de Cordova; Francisco Fernandez Cordoba; Cordoba.
  • noun a city in southern Spain; center of Moorish culture
    Cordoba.

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lunatic

  • noun an insane person
    madman; maniac.
  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; madcap; daredevil; hothead.

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damaged

  • adjective harmed or injured or spoiled
    • I won't buy damaged goods
    • the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings
  • verb inflict damage upon
    damage.
    • The snow damaged the roof
    • She damaged the car when she hit the tree

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twofold

  • adjective satellite having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson
    treble; two-fold; double; three-fold; threefold; dual.
    • a double (or dual) role for an actor
    • the office of a clergyman is twofold
    • every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison
  • adjective satellite twice as great or many
    double; two-fold; doubled.
    • ate a double portion
    • the dose is doubled
    • a twofold increase

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severity

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

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apraxic

  • adjective satellite having uncoordinated muscular movements, symptomatic of a CNS disorder
    apractic.

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creaky

  • adjective satellite worn and broken down by hard use
    run-down; woebegone; decrepit; derelict; flea-bitten.
    • a creaky shack
    • a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape
    • a flea-bitten sofa
    • a run-down neighborhood
    • a woebegone old shack
  • adjective satellite having a rasping or grating sound
    screaky.
    • creaky stairs

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attack

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

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injured

  • adjective harmed
    • injured soldiers
    • injured feelings
  • verb cause injuries or bodily harm to
    wound; injure.

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unhealthful

  • adjective not sanitary or healthful
    unsanitary; insanitary.
    • unsanitary open sewers
    • grim and unsanitary conditions
  • adjective detrimental to good health
    • unhealthful air pollution
    • unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint

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champlain

  • noun French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)
    Samuel de Champlain.
  • noun a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Quebec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812
    Lake Champlain.

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delicate

  • adjective exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
    • a delicate violin passage
    • delicate china
    • a delicate flavor
    • the delicate wing of a butterfly
  • adjective satellite marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique
    • a surgeon's delicate touch

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kund_johan_victor_rasmussen

  • noun Danish ethnologist and Arctic explorer; led expeditions into the Arctic to find support for his theory that Eskimos and North American Indians originally migrated from Asia (1879-1933)
    Rasmussen.

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destruction

  • noun the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
    devastation.
  • noun an event (or the result of an event) that completely destroys something
    wipeout; demolition.

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slaphappy

  • adjective satellite cheerfully irresponsible
    harum-scarum; carefree; happy-go-lucky; devil-may-care; freewheeling.
    • carefree with his money
    • freewheeling urban youths
    • had a harum-scarum youth
  • adjective satellite dazed from or as if from repeated blows
    silly; punch-drunk.
    • knocked silly by the impact
    • slaphappy with exhaustion

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undependability

  • noun the trait of not being dependable or reliable
    unreliableness; unreliability; undependableness.

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loathsome

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; vile; nauseous; offensive; sickening; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • adjective satellite highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    distasteful; skanky; disgusting; loathly; repellant; repellent; foul; disgustful; repelling; yucky; revolting; wicked.
    • a disgusting smell
    • distasteful language
    • a loathsome disease
    • the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
    • revolting food
    • a wicked stench

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pathological

  • adjective of or relating to the practice of pathology
    pathologic.
    • pathological laboratory
  • adjective satellite caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition
    • a pathological liar
    • a pathological urge to succeed

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severe

  • adjective satellite intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
    terrible; wicked.
    • severe pain
    • a severe case of flu
    • a terrible cough
    • under wicked fire from the enemy's guns
    • a wicked cough
  • adjective satellite very strong or vigorous
    knockout; hard.
    • strong winds
    • a hard left to the chin
    • a knockout punch
    • a severe blow

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robert_falcon_scott

  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Scott; Scott.

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temperamental

  • adjective relating to or caused by temperament
    • temperamental indifference to neatness
    • temperamental peculiarities
  • adjective satellite subject to sharply varying moods
    moody.
    • a temperamental opera singer

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rheumy

  • adjective satellite moist, damp, wet (especially of air)
    • the raw and theumy damp of night air
  • adjective satellite of or pertaining to arthritis
    rheumatic; arthritic; rheumatoid; creaky.
    • my creaky old joints
    • rheumy with age and grief

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high-risk

  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    speculative; bad; risky.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises

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money

  • noun the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    • we tried to collect the money he owed us
  • noun wealth reckoned in terms of money
    • all his money is in real estate

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sporting

  • adjective satellite exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play
    sporty; clean; sportsmanlike.
    • a clean fight
    • a sporting solution of the disagreement
    • sportsmanlike conduct
  • verb wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner
    sport; feature; boast.
    • she was sporting a new hat

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adventuress

  • noun a woman adventurer
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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temerarious

  • adjective satellite presumptuously daring
    daredevil.
    • a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff

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inflammatory

  • adjective satellite characterized or caused by inflammation
    • an inflammatory process
    • an inflammatory response
  • adjective satellite arousing to action or rebellion
    rabble-rousing; incitive; incendiary; instigative; seditious.

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touch

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touching.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    sense of touch; touch modality; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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tough

  • noun someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
    street fighter.
  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.

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take_chances

  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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perilous

  • adjective satellite fraught with danger
    touch-and-go; precarious; parlous.
    • dangerous waters
    • a parlous journey on stormy seas
    • a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat
    • the precarious life of an undersea diver
    • dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

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afflicted

  • adjective satellite grievously affected especially by disease
    stricken.
  • verb cause great unhappiness for; distress
    afflict.
    • she was afflicted by the death of her parents

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dipped

  • adjective satellite having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)
    lordotic; swaybacked; swayback.
  • verb immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
    dunk; souse; plunge; dip; douse.
    • dip the garment into the cleaning solution
    • dip the brush into the paint

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sir_richard_francis_burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Burton; Sir Richard Burton; Richard Burton.

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intumescent

  • adjective satellite abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas
    tumid; tumescent; puffy; turgid.
    • hungry children with bloated stomachs
    • he had a grossly distended stomach
    • eyes with puffed (or puffy) lids
    • swollen hands
    • tumescent tissue
    • puffy tumid flesh

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nonimmune

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
    nonresistant; unresistant; liable.
    • liable to diabetes

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otto_neumann_sverdrup

  • noun Norwegian explorer who led expeditions into the Arctic (1855-1930)
    Sverdrup.

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eviscerate

  • verb surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ
    resect.
  • verb remove the contents of
    • eviscerate the stomach

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pot

  • noun metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; toilet; commode; crapper; stool; potty; can.

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smart

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smartness; smarting.
  • verb be the source of pain
    ache; hurt.

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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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bandy

  • verb toss or strike a ball back and forth
  • verb exchange blows

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lay_on_the_line

  • verb expose to a chance of loss or damage
    put on the line; risk.
    • We risked losing a lot of money in this venture
    • Why risk your life?
    • She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong

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knock

  • noun the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    knocking.
    • the knocking grew louder
  • noun negative criticism
    roast.

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big

  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    large.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world
  • adjective satellite significant
    • graduation was a big day in his life

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hypersensitive

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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livid

  • adjective satellite anemic looking from illness or emotion
    blanched; bloodless; ashen; white.
    • a face turned ashen
    • the invalid's blanched cheeks
    • tried to speak with bloodless lips
    • a face livid with shock
    • lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley
    • lips white with terror
    • a face white with rage
  • adjective satellite (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity
    • livid lightning streaked the sky
    • a thousand flambeaux...turned all at once that deep gloom into a livid and preternatural day"- E.A.Poe

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dark

  • noun absence of light or illumination
    darkness.
  • noun absence of moral or spiritual values
    iniquity; darkness; wickedness.
    • the powers of darkness

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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ramshackle

  • adjective satellite in deplorable condition
    dilapidated; broken-down; tumble-down; tatterdemalion; derelict; bedraggled.
    • a street of bedraggled tenements
    • a broken-down fence
    • a ramshackle old pier
    • a tumble-down shack

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distressfulness

  • noun the quality of arousing fear or distress
    seriousness.
    • he learned the seriousness of his illness

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gibbous

  • adjective satellite characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
    kyphotic; humped; crookback; hunchbacked; crookbacked; humpbacked.
  • adjective satellite (used of the moon) more than half full
    gibbose.

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acute

  • noun a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    ague; acute accent.
  • adjective having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
    • acute appendicitis
    • the acute phase of the illness
    • acute patients

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fortune

  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance
  • noun a large amount of wealth or prosperity

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go_for_broke

  • verb risk everything in one big effort
    • the cyclist went for broke at the end of the race

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assisted_suicide

  • noun suicide of a terminally ill person that involves an assistant who serves to make dying as painless and dignified as possible

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irreproducibility

  • noun the quality of being unreproducible
    • he could not explain the irreproducibility of the results of his experiment

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henry_m._stanley

  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    Stanley; John Rowlands; Sir Henry Morton Stanley.

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unstable

  • adjective lacking stability or fixity or firmness
    • unstable political conditions
    • the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind
    • an unstable world economy
  • adjective satellite highly or violently reactive
    • sensitive and highly unstable compounds

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rheumatoid

  • adjective satellite of or pertaining to arthritis
    rheumatic; rheumy; arthritic; creaky.
    • my creaky old joints
    • rheumy with age and grief

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robert_e._peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Edwin Peary; Robert Peary; Peary.

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exposed

  • adjective satellite with no protection or shield
    open.
    • the exposed northeast frontier
    • open to the weather
    • an open wound
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    expose.
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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crapshoot

  • noun a risky and uncertain venture
    • getting admitted to the college of your choice has become a crapshoot
  • noun playing craps
    crap game; crap shooting.

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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economic

  • adjective of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
    economical.
    • economic growth
    • aspects of social, political, and economical life
  • adjective of or relating to the science of economics
    • economic theory

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meriwether_lewis

  • noun United States explorer and soldier who lead led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River (1774-1809)
    Lewis.

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undefended

  • adjective satellite not defended or capable of being defended
    open; assailable; undefendable.
    • an open city
    • open to attack

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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dilapidated

  • adjective satellite in deplorable condition
    broken-down; tumble-down; tatterdemalion; ramshackle; derelict; bedraggled.
    • a street of bedraggled tenements
    • a broken-down fence
    • a ramshackle old pier
    • a tumble-down shack
  • verb bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin by neglect or misuse
    dilapidate.

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defenceless

  • adjective satellite lacking protection or support
    defenseless.
    • a defenseless child
  • adjective satellite lacking weapons for self-defense
    defenseless.

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venturesome

  • adjective satellite disposed to venture or take risks
    audacious; daring; venturous.
    • audacious visions of the total conquest of space
    • an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas
    • the most daring of contemporary fiction writers
    • a venturesome investor
    • a venturous spirit

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critical

  • adjective marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
    • a critical attitude
  • adjective at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction
    • a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure
    • critical mass
    • go critical

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charles_francis_hall

  • noun United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871)
    Hall.

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venturous

  • adjective satellite disposed to venture or take risks
    audacious; daring; venturesome.
    • audacious visions of the total conquest of space
    • an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas
    • the most daring of contemporary fiction writers
    • a venturesome investor
    • a venturous spirit

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humpbacked

  • adjective satellite characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
    kyphotic; humped; crookback; hunchbacked; crookbacked; gibbous.

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gray

  • noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
    grayness; greyness; grey.
  • noun clothing that is a grey color
    grey.
    • he was dressed in grey

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maimed

  • noun people who are wounded
    wounded.
    • they had to leave the wounded where they fell
  • verb injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
    maim.
    • people were maimed by the explosion

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run

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

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bold

  • noun a typeface with thick heavy lines
    bold face; boldface.
  • adjective fearless and daring
    • bold settlers on some foreign shore
    • a bold speech
    • a bold adventure

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varicose

  • adjective satellite abnormally swollen or knotty
    • varicose veins

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black-and-blue

  • adjective satellite discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin
    livid.
    • beaten black and blue
    • livid bruises

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broken

  • adjective physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
    • a broken mirror
    • a broken tooth
    • a broken leg
    • his neck is broken
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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chancy

  • adjective satellite of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
    dodgy; chanceful; dicey.
    • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker
  • adjective satellite subject to accident or chance or change
    iffy; flukey; fluky.
    • a chancy appeal at best
    • getting that job was definitely fluky
    • a fluky wind
    • an iffy proposition

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stanley

  • noun United States inventor who built a steam-powered automobile (1849-1918)
    Francis Edgar Stanley.
  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    John Rowlands; Sir Henry Morton Stanley; Henry M. Stanley.

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sir_henry_morton_stanley

  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    Stanley; John Rowlands; Henry M. Stanley.

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dicey

  • adjective satellite of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
    dodgy; chanceful; chancy.
    • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker

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on

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

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seriousness

  • noun an earnest and sincere feeling
    earnestness; sincerity.
  • noun the quality of arousing fear or distress
    distressfulness.
    • he learned the seriousness of his illness

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gammy

  • adjective satellite (British informal) sore or lame
    • a gammy foot

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cowboy

  • noun a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
    puncher; cowherd; cowpuncher; cowpoke; cattleman; cowman; cowhand.
  • noun a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging
    rodeo rider.

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explorative

  • adjective serving in or intended for exploration or discovery
    exploratory.
    • an exploratory operation
    • exploratory reconnaissance
    • digging an exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico
    • exploratory talks between diplomats

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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mountain_climber

  • noun someone who climbs mountains
    mountaineer.

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frobisher

  • noun English explorer who led an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage to the orient; served under Drake and helped defeat the Spanish Armada (1535-1594)
    Sir Martin Frobisher.

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casanova_de_seingalt

  • noun an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
    Casanova; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova.

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stakes

  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    wager; stake; bet.
  • noun (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    stake; interest.
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future

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legged

  • adjective having legs of a specified kind or number
    • four-legged animals
    • a peg-legged man

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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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speculator

  • noun someone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts
  • noun someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    plunger.

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perturbing

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; distressful; troubling; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill

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samuel_de_champlain

  • noun French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)
    Champlain.

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wilkins

  • noun United States civil rights leader (1901-1981)
    Roy Wilkins.
  • noun Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
    George Hubert Wilkins.

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conquerable

  • adjective subject to being conquered or overcome
    • knew her fears were ultimately conquerable
  • adjective satellite capable of being surmounted or excelled
    superable.

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pervious

  • adjective admitting of passage or entrance
    • pervious soil
    • a metal pervious to heat

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pathologic

  • adjective satellite caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
    diseased; morbid; pathological.
    • diseased tonsils
    • a morbid growth
    • pathologic tissue
    • pathological bodily processes
  • adjective of or relating to the practice of pathology
    pathological.
    • pathological laboratory

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beatable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to being defeated
    vincible; vanquishable.

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subjugable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to being subjugated
    subduable.

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long

  • verb desire strongly or persistently
    yearn; hanker.
  • adjective primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    • a long life
    • a long boring speech
    • a long time
    • a long friendship
    • a long game
    • long ago
    • an hour long

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unreliability

  • noun the trait of not being dependable or reliable
    unreliableness; undependability; undependableness.

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hothead

  • noun a belligerent grouch
    fire-eater.
  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; daredevil.

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dislocated

  • adjective satellite separated at the joint
    disjointed; separated.
    • a dislocated knee
    • a separated shoulder
  • verb move out of position
    splay; dislocate; slip; luxate.
    • dislocate joints
    • the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically

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troubling

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; distressful; perturbing; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb move deeply
    disturb; upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought

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lordotic

  • adjective satellite having abnormal sagging of the spine (especially in horses)
    swaybacked; dipped; swayback.

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allergic

  • adjective characterized by or caused by allergy
    • an allergic reaction
  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; hypersensitized; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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fiscal

  • adjective involving financial matters
    financial.
    • fiscal responsibility

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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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cankerous

  • adjective satellite having an ulcer or canker
    ulcerous; ulcerated.

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audacious

  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; dauntless; fearless; hardy; intrepid; unfearing.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers
  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or propriety
    brassy; insolent; bodacious; brazen; bald-faced; barefaced; brazen-faced.
    • an audacious trick to pull
    • a barefaced hypocrite
    • the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
    • bald-faced lies
    • brazen arrogance
    • the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

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kyphotic

  • adjective satellite characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
    humped; crookback; hunchbacked; crookbacked; humpbacked; gibbous.

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cytomegalic

  • adjective satellite of or relating to or characterized by greatly enlarged cells

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suasible

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    persuasible; convincible; persuadable.

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noisome

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; vile; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; sickening; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • adjective satellite offensively malodorous
    stinking; foul-smelling; foul; foetid; funky; smelly; fetid; ill-scented.
    • a foul odor
    • the kitchen smelled really funky

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beaten-up

  • adjective satellite damaged by blows or hard usage
    battered; beat-up.
    • a battered old car
    • the beaten-up old Ford

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unreliable

  • adjective satellite liable to be erroneous or misleading
    undependable.
    • an undependable generalization
  • adjective not worthy of reliance or trust
    undependable.
    • in the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable
    • an undependable assistant

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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nonresistant

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with
    nonimmune; unresistant; liable.
    • liable to diabetes
  • adjective satellite offering no resistance

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moral_hazard

  • noun (economics) the lack of any incentive to guard against a risk when you are protected against it (as by insurance)
    • insurance companies are exposed to a moral hazard if the insured party is not honest

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dangerous

  • adjective involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    unsafe.
    • a dangerous criminal
    • a dangerous bridge
    • unemployment reached dangerous proportions
  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    grievous; life-threatening; severe; serious; grave.
    • a dangerous operation
    • a grave situation
    • a grave illness
    • grievous bodily harm
    • a serious wound
    • a serious turn of events
    • a severe case of pneumonia
    • a life-threatening disease

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vincible

  • adjective satellite susceptible to being defeated
    vanquishable; beatable.

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temptable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to temptation

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self-annihilation

  • noun the act of killing yourself
    self-destruction; suicide.
    • it is a crime to commit suicide

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tatterdemalion

  • noun a dirty shabbily clothed urchin
    ragamuffin.
  • adjective satellite worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing
    tattered.
    • a man in a tattered shirt
    • the tattered flag
    • tied up in tattered brown paper
    • a tattered barefoot boy
    • a tatterdemalion prince

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unguaranteed

  • adjective satellite without financial security
    unsecured.
    • an unsecured note

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amundsen

  • noun Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)
    Roald Amundsen.

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caseous

  • adjective satellite of damaged or necrotic tissue; cheeselike

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knocked-out

  • adjective satellite damaged
    • the gym has some of the most knocked-out equipment since Vic Tanny

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sir_richard_burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Burton; Richard Burton; Sir Richard Francis Burton.

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seppuku

  • noun ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
    harakiri; hara-kiri; harikari.

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unsafe

  • adjective lacking in security or safety
    insecure.
    • his fortune was increasingly insecure
    • an insecure future
  • adjective involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    dangerous.
    • a dangerous criminal
    • a dangerous bridge
    • unemployment reached dangerous proportions

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sore-eyed

  • adjective satellite having sore eyes; suffering from pinkeye or conjunctivitis

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cabot

  • noun son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)
    Sebastian Cabot.
  • noun Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
    John Cabot; Giovanni Cabato.

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potholer

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; spelunker; speleologist.

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self-destruction

  • noun the act of killing yourself
    self-annihilation; suicide.
    • it is a crime to commit suicide
  • noun the act of destroying yourself
    • his insistence was pure self-destruction

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weakened

  • adjective satellite impaired by diminution
    vitiated; diminished; lessened.
  • verb lessen the strength of
    weaken.
    • The fever weakened his body

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self-destructive

  • adjective satellite dangerous to yourself or your interests
    suicidal.
    • suicidal impulses
    • a suicidal corporate takeover strategy
    • a kamikaze pilot

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stake

  • noun (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    interest.
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future
  • noun a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
    post.
    • a pair of posts marked the goal
    • the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake

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offensive

  • noun the action of attacking an enemy
    offense; offence.
  • adjective satellite violating or tending to violate or offend against
    violative.
    • violative of the principles of liberty
    • considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity

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kiri

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mungo_park

  • noun Scottish explorer in Africa (1771-1806)
    Park.

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broken-backed

  • adjective satellite having the spine damaged
    • a broken-backed book
    • a broken-backed old horse
  • adjective satellite (of a horse) having bones of the back united by a bony growth

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lance

  • noun a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
    shaft; spear.
  • noun an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    gig; fizgig; fishgig; spear.

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unshielded

  • adjective satellite (used especially of machinery) not protected by a shield

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harikari

  • noun ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
    harakiri; seppuku; hara-kiri.

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tumble

  • noun an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    fall; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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hara-kiri

  • noun ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
    harakiri; seppuku; harikari.

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dented

  • adjective satellite of metal e.g.
    crumpled; bent.
    • bent nails
    • a car with a crumpled front end
    • dented fenders
  • verb make a depression into
    indent; dent.
    • The bicycle dented my car

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felo

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colicky

  • adjective satellite suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal
    flatulent; gassy.

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chance

  • noun a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    opportunity.
    • the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington
    • now is your chance
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    fortune; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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important

  • adjective of great significance or value
    of import.
    • important people
    • the important questions of the day
  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    significant.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant

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robert_abram_bartlett

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Bartlett; Captain Bob; Robert Bartlett.

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hypersensitized

  • adjective satellite having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
    supersensitized; hypersensitive; supersensitive; sensitised; sensitized; supersensitised; hypersensitised; allergic.
    • allergic children
    • hypersensitive to pollen

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persuadable

  • adjective satellite being susceptible to persuasion
    persuasible; suasible; convincible.

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pool

  • noun an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
  • noun a small lake
    pond.
    • the pond was too small for sailing

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exposure

  • noun vulnerability to the elements; to the action of heat or cold or wind or rain;
    • exposure to the weather" or "they died from exposure
  • noun the act of subjecting someone to an influencing experience
    • she denounced the exposure of children to pornography

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francisco_fernandez_de_cordova

  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Cordova; Francisco Fernandez Cordoba; Cordoba.

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two-fold

  • adjective satellite having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson
    treble; twofold; double; three-fold; threefold; dual.
    • a double (or dual) role for an actor
    • the office of a clergyman is twofold
    • every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison
  • adjective satellite twice as great or many
    double; twofold; doubled.
    • ate a double portion
    • the dose is doubled
    • a twofold increase

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john_hanning_speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    Speke; John Speke.

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sir_john_ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    John Ross; Ross.

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appalling

  • noun an experience that appalls
    • is it better to view the appalling or merely hear of it?
  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; appal; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends

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mercenary

  • noun a person hired to fight for another country than their own
    soldier of fortune.
  • adjective satellite marked by materialism
    worldly-minded; materialistic.

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unsealed

  • adjective not established or confirmed
    uncertain.
    • his doom is as yet unsealed
  • verb break the seal of
    unseal.
    • He unsealed the letter

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scott

  • noun award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
    George C. Scott.
  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Scott; Robert Falcon Scott.

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gangrenous

  • adjective satellite suffering from tissue death
    mortified.

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serious

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

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windburnt

  • adjective satellite suffering from windburn
    windburned.

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menace

  • noun something that is a source of danger
    threat.
    • earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan
  • noun a threat or the act of threatening
    • he spoke with desperate menace

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