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pardon

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

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foul

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

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; 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

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plump_out

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

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sleep

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

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forgather

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

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signalize

  • verb provide with traffic signals
    signalise.
    • signalize a busy intersection
  • verb communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    signalise; signal; sign.
    • He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
    • The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

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lace

  • noun a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
    lacing.
  • noun a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns

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ventilate

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

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oxidise

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

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caddie

  • noun an attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player
    golf caddie.
  • verb act as a caddie and carry clubs for a player
    caddy.

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snipe

  • noun Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
  • noun a gunshot from a concealed location

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rouse

  • verb become active
    bestir.
    • He finally bestirred himself
  • verb force or drive out
    force out; rout out; drive out.
    • The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

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automatize

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

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bludgeon

  • noun a club used as a weapon
  • verb overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
    • The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas

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tickle

  • noun a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking
  • noun the act of tickling
    titillation; tickling.

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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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sputter

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

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angulate

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

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sway

  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

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sexualise

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

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shaving

  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
    shave.
  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; sliver.

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denationalise

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

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collaborate

  • verb work together on a common enterprise of project
    join forces; get together; cooperate.
    • The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well
    • We joined forces with another research group
  • verb cooperate as a traitor
    • he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris

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rescue

  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; saving; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives
  • verb free from harm or evil
    deliver.

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habituate

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

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apportionable

  • adjective satellite capable of being distributed
    allocatable; allocable.

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void

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

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think_twice

  • verb consider and reconsider carefully
    • Think twice before you have a child

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intercessor

  • noun a negotiator who acts as a link between parties
    intermediator; go-between; intermediary; mediator.

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pigment

  • noun dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
  • noun any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color

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redact

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

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affect

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

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encounter

  • noun a minor short-term fight
    skirmish; brush; clash.
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
    meeting.
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway

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disturb

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

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stun

  • verb make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
    stupefy.
    • stun fish
  • verb hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag
    sandbag.

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pooler

  • noun someone who shares in and contributes to a general fund for use by all

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naturalise

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

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start_up

  • verb get going or set in motion
    start.
    • We simply could not start the engine
    • start up the computer
  • verb get off the ground
    start; embark on; commence.
    • Who started this company?
    • We embarked on an exciting enterprise
    • I start my day with a good breakfast
    • We began the new semester
    • The afternoon session begins at 4 PM
    • The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack

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party_pooper

  • noun someone who spoils the pleasure of others
    spoilsport; killjoy; wet blanket.

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rollick

  • verb play boisterously
    disport; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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force

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

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make_up_one's_mind

  • verb reach, make, or come to a decision about something
    determine; decide.
    • We finally decided after lengthy deliberations

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louden

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

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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start_out

  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    begin; get; set about; start; set out; get down; commence.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; set off; start; part; set out; take off.
    • The family took off for Florida

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second

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

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persuade

  • verb win approval or support for
    carry; sway.
    • Carry all before one
    • His speech did not sway the voters
  • verb cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
    • You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!

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channelize

  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; manoeuver; steer.
  • verb make a channel for; provide with a channel
    channelise.
    • channelize the country for better transportation

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even

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

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coquet

  • verb talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
    butterfly; coquette; mash; flirt; romance; philander; dally; chat up.
    • The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries
    • My husband never flirts with other women

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vitalise

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

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hide

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

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deliberate

  • verb think about carefully; weigh
    moot; turn over; consider; debate.
    • They considered the possibility of a strike
    • Turn the proposal over in your mind
  • verb discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    debate.

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worsen

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

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revolutionize

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

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poison

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

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blur

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

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squeeze_out

  • verb force out
    • Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts
  • verb make by laborious and precarious means
    eke out.
    • He eked out a living as a painter

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thrash_out

  • verb discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement
    hammer out.
    • The leaders of the various Middle Eastern countries are trying to hammer out a peace agreement

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succumb

  • verb consent reluctantly
    give in; knuckle under; yield; buckle under.
  • verb be fatally overwhelmed
    yield.

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crunch

  • noun the sound of something crunching
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
  • noun a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch

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avert

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn away or aside
    turn away.
    • They averted their eyes when the King entered

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teetertotter

  • noun a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
    tilting board; teeter; teeter-totter; seesaw; dandle board; teeterboard.
  • verb ride on a plank
    seesaw; teeter-totter.

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socialize

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

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pursuit

  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; chase.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    quest; pursuance.
    • the pursuit of love
    • life is more than the pursuance of fame
    • a quest for wealth

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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dry

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

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deodorize

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

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attending

  • noun the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
    attention.
  • noun the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
    attendance.

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elaborate

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

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remember_oneself

  • verb recover one's good manners after a lapse or stop behaving badly
    • Please remember yourself, Charles!

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culminate

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

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credit

  • noun approval
    recognition.
    • give her recognition for trying
    • he was given credit for his work
    • give her credit for trying
  • noun money available for a client to borrow

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harass

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb exhaust by attacking repeatedly
    • harass the enemy

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territorialise

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

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permit

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

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alchemise

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemize.

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intrigue

  • noun a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
    machination.
  • noun a clandestine love affair

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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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coparticipation

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oxygenize

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

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manoeuver

  • verb act in order to achieve a certain goal
    maneuver; manoeuvre.
    • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
    • She maneuvered herself into the directorship
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; steer.

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unit

  • noun any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    unit of measurement.
    • the dollar is the United States unit of currency
    • a unit of wheat is a bushel
    • change per unit volume
  • noun an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
    • the reduced the number of units and installations
    • the word is a basic linguistic unit

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set_back

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb slow down the progress of; hinder
    • His late start set him back

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plow

  • noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
    plough.
  • verb to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    turn; plough.
    • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
    • turn the earth in the Spring

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reflate

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

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dissonate

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

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pulling

  • noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    pull.
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
  • verb cause to move by pulling
    pull; draw; force.
    • draw a wagon
    • pull a sled

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gloss

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

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exhort

  • verb spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    urge; inspire; barrack; cheer; urge on; root on; pep up.
    • The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers
  • verb force or impel in an indicated direction
    press; urge; urge on.
    • I urged him to finish his studies

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doorknock

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pamper

  • verb treat with excessive indulgence
    featherbed; cosset; cocker; mollycoddle; spoil; indulge; baby; coddle.
    • grandparents often pamper the children
    • Let's not mollycoddle our students!

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mediate

  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    intermediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement
  • verb occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others
    • mediate between the old and the new

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call

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

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laicise

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

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methexis

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strike

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

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intervenor

  • noun (law) a party who interposes in a pending proceeding

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vascularise

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

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ferrying

  • noun transport by boat or aircraft
    ferry.
  • verb transport from one place to another
    ferry.

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relax

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

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spew_out

  • verb eject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical
    spew; eruct.
    • the volcano spews out molten rocks every day
    • The editors of the paper spew out hostile articles about the Presidential candidate

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warn

  • verb notify of danger, potential harm, or risk
    • The director warned him that he might be fired
    • The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking
  • verb admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior
    admonish; discourage; monish.
    • I warned him not to go too far
    • I warn you against false assumptions
    • She warned him to be quiet

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wake_up

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

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bemock

  • verb treat with contempt
    mock.
    • The new constitution mocks all democratic principles

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hitch_up

  • verb pull up
    hike up.
    • He hitched up his socks and pants

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lord

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

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hole

  • noun an opening into or through something
  • noun an opening deliberately made in or through something

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hold

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

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striving

  • noun an effortful attempt to attain a goal
    strain; pains; nisus.
  • verb attempt by employing effort
    endeavor; endeavour; strive.
    • we endeavor to make our customers happy

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shoot

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

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archaise

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

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gear_up

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

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join

  • noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    juncture; joint; junction; articulation.
  • noun a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
    union; sum.
    • let C be the union of the sets A and B

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buy_into

  • verb buy stocks or shares of a company

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player

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

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pursue

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    prosecute; engage.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb follow in or as if in pursuit
    follow.
    • The police car pursued the suspected attacker
    • Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life

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sweeten

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

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work

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

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ingeminate

  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; repeat; retell; restate; iterate.
    • She kept reiterating her request

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shelve

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb place on a shelf
    • shelve books

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carry_on

  • verb direct the course of; manage or control
    deal; conduct.
    • You cannot conduct business like this
  • verb keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    preserve; continue; bear on; uphold.
    • preserve the peace in the family
    • continue the family tradition
    • Carry on the old traditions

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talk_terms

  • verb discuss the terms of an arrangement
    negociate; negotiate.
    • They negotiated the sale of the house

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set_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits
  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; start out; start; part; set out; take off.
    • The family took off for Florida

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defer

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb yield to another's wish or opinion
    give in; accede; submit; bow.
    • The government bowed to the military pressure

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loosen

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

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volatilise

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

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give

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

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trigger_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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lifehack

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

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climax

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

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rough-house

  • verb treat in a rough or boisterous manner

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involve

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

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poop

  • noun obscene terms for feces
    crap; dirt; shite; turd; shit.
  • noun a stupid foolish person
    nincompoop; ninny.

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loaning

  • noun disposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned
    lending.
  • verb give temporarily; let have for a limited time
    loan; lend.
    • I will lend you my car
    • loan me some money

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counseling

  • noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
    guidance; direction; counsel; counselling.
  • verb give advice to
    advise; counsel; rede.
    • The teacher counsels troubled students
    • The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud

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freshen

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

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attract

  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; pull in; draw in; draw.
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
  • verb be attractive to
    appeal.
    • The idea of a vacation appeals to me
    • The beautiful garden attracted many people

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calve

  • verb release ice
    break up.
    • The icebergs and glaciers calve
  • verb birth
    have young.
    • the whales calve at this time of year

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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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collude

  • verb act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose
    conspire.
    • The two companies conspired to cause the value of the stock to fall

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sideline

  • noun a line that marks the side boundary of a playing field
    out of bounds.
  • noun an auxiliary line of merchandise

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end

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

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turn

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

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travel

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travelling; traveling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • noun a movement through space that changes the location of something
    change of location.

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masculinize

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

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damage

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

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eternalise

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

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enquire

  • verb inquire about
    ask; inquire.
    • I asked about their special today
    • He had to ask directions several times
  • verb conduct an inquiry or investigation of
    inquire; investigate.
    • The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities
    • inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady

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mollycoddle

  • noun a pampered darling; an effeminate man
  • verb treat with excessive indulgence
    featherbed; pamper; cosset; cocker; spoil; indulge; baby; coddle.
    • grandparents often pamper the children
    • Let's not mollycoddle our students!

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dispense

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; distribute; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks
  • verb grant a dispensation; grant an exemption
    • I was dispensed from this terrible task

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answer

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

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gamble

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

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gaming

  • noun the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize)
    gambling; play.
    • his gambling cost him a fortune
    • there was heavy play at the blackjack table
  • verb place a bet on
    stake; bet on; back; gage; game; punt.
    • Which horse are you backing?
    • I'm betting on the new horse

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after

  • adjective satellite located farther aft
  • adverb happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
    afterwards; later; later on; subsequently; afterward.
    • he apologized subsequently
    • he's going to the store but he'll be back here later
    • it didn't happen until afterward
    • two hours after that

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wrong

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

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jumping

  • noun the act of participating in an athletic competition in which you must jump
  • noun the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
    jump.
    • he advanced in a series of jumps
    • the jumping was unexpected

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induce

  • verb cause to arise
    bring on.
    • induce a crisis
  • verb cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
    get; make; have; cause; stimulate.
    • The ads induced me to buy a VCR
    • My children finally got me to buy a computer
    • My wife made me buy a new sofa

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magnetise

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

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arch

  • noun a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  • noun a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)

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parallel

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

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marginalize

  • verb relegate to a lower or outer edge, as of specific groups of people
    marginalise.
    • We must not marginalize the poor in our society

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attempt

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; effort; endeavor; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun the act of attacking
    attack.
    • attacks on women increased last year
    • they made an attempt on his life

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fecundate

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

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alienate

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

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devilize

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

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arbitrate

  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    mediate; intermediate; liaise; intercede.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement

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greet

  • verb express greetings upon meeting someone
    recognize; recognise.
  • verb send greetings to

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stimulate

  • verb act as a stimulant
    excite.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates
  • verb cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
    get; make; induce; have; cause.
    • The ads induced me to buy a VCR
    • My children finally got me to buy a computer
    • My wife made me buy a new sofa

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perform

  • verb carry out or perform an action
    do; execute.
    • John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
    • the skater executed a triple pirouette
    • she did a little dance
  • verb perform a function
    • Who will perform the wedding?

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enter

  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; get into; come in; go into; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    participate.
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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worst

  • noun the least favorable outcome
    • the worst that could happen
  • noun the greatest damage or wickedness of which one is capable
    • the invaders did their worst
    • so pure of heart that his worst is another man's best

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democratic

  • adjective characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality
    • democratic government
    • a democratic country
    • a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier
  • adjective belong to or relating to the Democratic Party
    • Democratic senator

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order

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

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get_on_with

  • verb have smooth relations
    get on; get along; get along with.
    • My boss and I get along very well

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deform

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

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consent

  • noun permission to do something
    • he indicated his consent
  • verb give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
    go for; accept.
    • I cannot accept your invitation
    • I go for this resolution

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over

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

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take_time_by_the_forelock

  • verb act quickly and decisively; not let slip an opportunity

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fortify

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

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butcher

  • noun a retailer of meat
    meatman.
  • noun a brutal indiscriminate murderer

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misconduct

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

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activating

  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activation.
  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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bombing

  • noun an attack by dropping bombs
    bombardment.
  • noun the use of bombs for sabotage; a tactic frequently used by terrorists

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fit

  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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fix

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

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writing

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

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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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act_superior

  • verb act like the master of
    lord it over; put on airs; queen it over.
    • He is lording it over the students

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plasticise

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

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come_close

  • verb nearly do something
    • She came close to quitting her job
  • verb be close or similar
    approximate.
    • Her results approximate my own

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mistreat

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

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croquet

  • noun a game in which players hit a wooden ball through a series of hoops; the winner is the first to traverse all the hoops and hit a peg
  • verb drive away by hitting with one's ball, "croquet the opponent's ball"

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precipitate

  • noun a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
  • verb bring about abruptly
    • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

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light_upon

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; come upon; chance upon; discover; come across; strike; chance on.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

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split

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

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glorify

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

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animize

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

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pay_back

  • verb act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
    repay; reward.
  • verb take vengeance on or get even
    fix; get; pay off.
    • We'll get them!
    • That'll fix him good!
    • This time I got him

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demythologize

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

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break

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

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publicizing

  • noun the business of drawing public attention to goods and services
    advertising.
  • verb make public
    publicize; bare; publicise; air.
    • She aired her opinions on welfare

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chance_on

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; come upon; chance upon; discover; light upon; come across; strike.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

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indulge

  • verb give free rein to
    • The writer indulged in metaphorical language
  • verb yield (to); give satisfaction to
    pander; gratify.

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interrupt

  • noun a signal that temporarily stops the execution of a program so that another procedure can be carried out
  • verb make a break in
    cut off; disrupt; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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unsubstantialise

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

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whoop

  • noun a loud hooting cry of exultation or excitement
  • verb shout, as if with joy or enthusiasm
    • The children whooped when they were led to the picnic table

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tampering

  • noun the act of altering something secretly or improperly
    meddling.
  • verb play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
    tamper; fiddle; monkey.
    • Someone tampered with the documents on my desk
    • The reporter fiddle with the facts

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debut

  • noun the act of beginning something new
    unveiling; introduction; entry; first appearance; launching.
    • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line
  • noun the presentation of a debutante in society

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dinge

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

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chuck

  • noun informal terms for a meal
    eats; grub; chow.
  • noun the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade

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constitutionalise

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

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explode

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

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affiliate

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

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misbehave

  • verb behave badly
    misconduct; misdemean.
    • The children misbehaved all morning

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leveraging

  • noun investing with borrowed money as a way to amplify potential gains (at the risk of greater losses)
    leverage.
  • verb supplement with leverage
    leverage.
    • leverage the money that is already available

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bond

  • noun an electrical force linking atoms
    chemical bond.
  • noun a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
    bond certificate.

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improvise

  • verb perform without preparation
    ad-lib; extemporize; improvize; extemporise.
    • he extemporized a speech at the wedding
  • verb manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
    extemporize.
    • after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks

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woo

  • verb seek someone's favor
    court.
    • China is wooing Russia
  • verb make amorous advances towards
    romance; court; solicit.
    • John is courting Mary

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contracting

  • noun becoming infected
    catching.
    • catching cold is sometimes unavoidable
    • the contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic
  • verb enter into a contractual arrangement
    undertake; contract.

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exhume

  • verb dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies
    disinter.

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come_across

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; come upon; chance upon; discover; light upon; strike; chance on.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
  • verb be perceived in a certain way; make a certain impression

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flock

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

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whip

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

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contend

  • verb maintain or assert
    postulate.
    • He contended that Communism had no future
  • verb have an argument about something
    argue; debate; fence.

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depress

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

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schematise

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

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network

  • noun an interconnected system of things or people
    web.
    • he owned a network of shops
    • retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life
    • tangled in a web of cloth
  • noun (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs
    • the networks compete to broadcast important sports events

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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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waive

  • verb do without or cease to hold or adhere to
    relinquish; foreswear; forego; forgo; dispense with.
    • We are dispensing with formalities
    • relinquish the old ideas
  • verb lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    throw overboard; forego; forfeit; forgo; give up.
    • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
    • forfeited property

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make_grow

  • verb cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
    develop.
    • The perfect climate here develops the grain
    • He developed a new kind of apple

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underbid

  • verb bid (a hand of cards) at less than the strength of the hand warrants
  • verb bid lower than a competing bidder

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surprise

  • noun the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
  • noun a sudden unexpected event

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forth

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

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retort

  • noun a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
    rejoinder; return; counter; replication; comeback; riposte.
    • it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher
  • noun a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat

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prorogue

  • verb hold back to a later time
    set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb adjourn by royal prerogative; without dissolving the legislative body

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call_in

  • verb summon to enter
    • The nurse called in the next patient
  • verb summon to a particular activity or employment
    • Experts were called in

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turning

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

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associate

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

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veto

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

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wrap_up

  • verb arrange or fold as a cover or protection
    wrap.
    • wrap the baby before taking her out
    • Wrap the present
  • verb finish a task completely
    finish up; get through; clear up; mop up; polish off; finish off.
    • I finally got through this homework assignment

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mourning

  • noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    bereavement.
  • noun the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
    lamentation.

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bestow

  • verb present
    confer.
    • The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated
    • bestow an honor on someone
  • verb give as a gift

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struggle

  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    battle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition
  • noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    battle; conflict.
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

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estimate

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    approximation; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
    estimation.
    • many factors are involved in any estimate of human life
    • in my estimation the boy is innocent

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oppose

  • verb be against; express opposition to
    • We oppose the ban on abortion
  • verb fight against or resist strongly
    defend; fight down; fight back; fight.
    • The senator said he would oppose the bill
    • Don't fight it!

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domesticate

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

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act_on

  • verb carry further or advance
    pursue; follow up on.
    • Can you act on this matter soon?
  • verb regulate one's behavior in accordance with certain information, ideas, or advice
    • The Founding Fathers acted on certain moral principles

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fill_out

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

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set_on

  • verb attack someone physically or emotionally
    assail; assault; attack.
    • The mugger assaulted the woman
    • Nightmares assailed him regularly

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intercession

  • noun a prayer to God on behalf of another person
  • noun the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)
    intervention.
    • it occurs without human intervention

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by-line

  • noun a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article
    credit line.
  • noun an auxiliary activity
    sideline; spare-time activity; avocation; pursuit; hobby.

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hearing

  • noun (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
  • noun an opportunity to state your case and be heard
    audience.
    • they condemned him without a hearing
    • he saw that he had lost his audience

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disappearing

  • noun the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
    disappearance.
  • verb get lost, as without warning or explanation
    go away; vanish; disappear.
    • He disappeared without a trace

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sober

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

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tangle

  • noun a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven
    • they carved their way through the tangle of vines
  • noun something jumbled or confused
    maze; snarl.
    • a tangle of government regulations

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toy

  • noun an artifact designed to be played with
    plaything.
  • noun a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
    • a toy stove

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debase

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

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service

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

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roll_over

  • verb make a rolling motion or turn
    • The dog rolled over
  • verb negociate to repay a loan at a later date for an additional fee
    • roll over a loan

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engagement

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; 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 a meeting arranged in advance
    date; appointment.
    • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

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protracted

  • adjective satellite relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
    lengthy; extended; prolonged; drawn-out.
    • a drawn-out argument
    • an extended discussion
    • a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law
    • a prolonged and bitter struggle
    • protracted negotiations
  • verb lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    prolong; protract; draw out; extend.
    • We prolonged our stay
    • She extended her visit by another day
    • The meeting was drawn out until midnight

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assort

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

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symmetrise

  • verb make symmetric
    symmetrize.
    • symmetrized waves

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airs

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    pose.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    air.
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air

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fumble

  • noun (sports) dropping the ball
    muff.
  • verb feel about uncertainly or blindly
    grope.
    • She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom

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go_forward

  • verb move ahead; travel onward in time or space
    continue; proceed.
    • We proceeded towards Washington
    • She continued in the direction of the hills
    • We are moving ahead in time now

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inflate

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

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kid

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
    kidskin.
    • kid gloves

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listen

  • verb hear with intention
    • Listen to the sound of this cello
  • verb listen and pay attention
    take heed; hear.
    • Listen to your father
    • We must hear the expert before we make a decision

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totter

  • verb move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
    • The drunk man tottered over to our table
  • verb walk unsteadily
    waddle; paddle; coggle; dodder; toddle.
    • small children toddle

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decentralize

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

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idling

  • noun having no employment
    idleness; loafing.
  • verb run disconnected or idle
    idle; tick over.
    • the engine is idling

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period_of_play

  • noun (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
    playing period; play.
    • rain stopped play in the 4th inning

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foreclose

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; prevent; preclude; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage

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serve

  • noun (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
    service.
    • his powerful serves won the game
  • verb serve a purpose, role, or function
    function.
    • The tree stump serves as a table
    • The female students served as a control group
    • This table would serve very well
    • His freedom served him well
    • The table functions as a desk

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pass_up

  • verb refuse to accept
    decline; refuse; turn down; reject.
    • He refused my offer of hospitality
  • verb fail to acknowledge
    • he passed me up in the street

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embellish

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

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incur

  • verb make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to
    • People who smoke incur a great danger to their health
  • verb receive a specified treatment (abstract)
    receive; obtain; find; get.
    • These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation
    • His movie received a good review
    • I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

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come_upon

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; chance upon; discover; light upon; come across; strike; chance on.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
  • verb take possession of
    luck into; enter upon.
    • She entered upon the estate of her rich relatives

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gelatinize

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

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get_a_line

  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; discover; see; hear; learn; find out; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted

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boarding

  • noun the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
    embarkation; embarkment.
  • noun a structure of boards

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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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fatten_up

  • verb make fat or plump
    fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten o