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whipping_post

  • noun post formerly used in public to which offenders are tied to be whipped

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walking

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walk.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • verb use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
    walk.
    • Walk, don't run!
    • We walked instead of driving
    • She walks with a slight limp
    • The patient cannot walk yet
    • Walk over to the cabinet

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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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botany

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    flora; vegetation.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    phytology.

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lotus

  • noun native to eastern Asia; widely cultivated for its large pink or white flowers
    Indian lotus; Nelumbo nucifera; sacred lotus.
  • noun annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs
    genus Lotus.

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maypole

  • noun a vertical pole or post decorated with streamers that can be held by dancers celebrating May Day

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move

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

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attitude

  • noun a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
    mental attitude.
    • he had the attitude that work was fun
  • noun the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    position; posture.
    • he assumed an attitude of surrender

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stilt

  • noun a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
    pile; spile; piling.
  • noun one of two stout poles with foot rests in the middle; used for walking high above the ground
    • he was so tall I thought he was on stilts

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corner

  • noun a place off to the side of an area
    • he tripled to the rightfield corner
    • the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean
  • noun the point where two lines meet or intersect
    • the corners of a rectangle

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semi-prostrate

  • adjective satellite imperfectly prostrate; prostrate for part of its length
    • the semi-prostrate evergreen, purple heather

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caryatid

  • noun a supporting column carved in the shape of a person

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brown

  • noun an orange of low brightness and saturation
    brownness.
  • noun Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
    Robert Brown.

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ballet

  • noun a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
    concert dance.
  • noun music written for a ballet

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orthostatic

  • adjective satellite pertaining to an upright standing posture
    • orthostatic hypotension

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phytology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    botany.

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rudderstock

  • noun a vertical post at the forward edge of a rudder that enables the rudder to pivot
    rudderpost.

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ectopia

  • noun abnormal position of a part or organ (especially at the time of birth)

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plumb

  • noun the metal bob of a plumb line
    plummet; plumb bob.
  • verb measure the depth of something

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missionary_position

  • noun a position for sexual intercourse; a man and woman lie facing each other with the man on top; so-called because missionaries thought it the proper position for primitive peoples

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spread

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

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pile

  • noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    agglomerate; cumulus; heap; mound; cumulation.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; 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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missionary

  • noun someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  • noun someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
    missioner.

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semi-upright

  • adjective satellite of animals that are partly erect

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bollard

  • noun a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines)
    bitt.
    • the road was closed to vehicular traffic with bollards

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atlas

  • noun a collection of maps in book form
    book of maps; map collection.
  • noun (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders

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procumbent

  • adjective satellite having stems that trail along the ground without putting down roots

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posture

  • noun the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    position; attitude.
    • he assumed an attitude of surrender
  • noun characteristic way of bearing one's body
    bearing; carriage.
    • stood with good posture

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presentation

  • noun the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)
    • she gave the trophy but he made the presentation
  • noun a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
    demonstration; presentment.
    • the presentation of new data
    • he gave the customer a demonstration

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chess

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

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ballet_position

  • noun classical position of the body and especially the feet in ballet

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queen

  • noun the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
  • noun a female sovereign ruler
    female monarch; queen regnant.

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perpendicularity

  • noun the relation of opposition between things at right angles
    orthogonal opposition; orthogonality.
  • noun the quality of being at right angles to a given line or plane (especially the plane of the horizon)

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pendulous

  • adjective satellite having branches or flower heads that bend downward
    cernuous; drooping; nodding; weeping.
    • nodding daffodils
    • the pendulous branches of a weeping willow
    • lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers

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botanic

  • adjective of or relating to plants or botany
    botanical.
    • botanical garden

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stooped

  • adjective satellite having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect
    crooked; stooping; hunched; round-shouldered; round-backed.
    • a little oldish misshapen stooping woman
  • verb bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    stoop; crouch; bend; bow.
    • he crouched down
    • She bowed before the Queen
    • The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse

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counterpassant

(Her.) Passant in opposite directions; -- said of two animals.

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timber

  • noun the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
    lumber.
  • noun a beam made of wood

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botanical

  • noun a drug made from part of a plant (as the bark or root or leaves)
  • adjective of or relating to plants or botany
    botanic.
    • botanical garden

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attitudinize

  • verb assume certain affected attitudes
    attitudinise.

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fastigiate

  • adjective satellite having clusters of erect branches (often appearing to form a single column)

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pilaster

  • noun a rectangular column that usually projects about a third of its width from the wall to which it is attached

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semi-climbing

  • adjective satellite of plants that are semi-climbers

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semi

  • noun one of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament
    semifinal.
  • noun a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together
    trailer truck; tractor trailer; trucking rig; articulated lorry; rig.

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unbowed

  • adjective satellite erect in posture
    straight; unbent.
    • sit straight
    • stood defiantly with unbowed back
  • adjective satellite not forced to bow down to a conqueror

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pillar

  • noun a fundamental principle or practice
    • science eroded the pillars of superstition
  • noun anything that approximates the shape of a column or tower
    column; tower.
    • the test tube held a column of white powder
    • a tower of dust rose above the horizon
    • a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite

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unerect

  • adjective not upright in position or posture

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pole

  • noun a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
  • noun a native or inhabitant of Poland

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piling

  • noun a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
    stilt; pile; spile.
  • verb arrange in stacks
    pile; stack; heap.
    • heap firewood around the fireplace
    • stack your books up on the shelves

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postural

  • adjective of or relating to or involving posture
    • postural exercises

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hop_pole

  • noun a tall pole to support the wires on which the hop plant is trained

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nodding

  • adjective satellite having branches or flower heads that bend downward
    cernuous; drooping; weeping; pendulous.
    • nodding daffodils
    • the pendulous branches of a weeping willow
    • lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers
  • verb express or signify by nodding
    nod.
    • He nodded his approval

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scape

  • noun erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip
    flower stalk.
  • noun (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
    shaft.

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queen_post

  • noun vertical tie post in a roof truss

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vogue

  • noun the popular taste at a given time
    trend; style.
    • leather is the latest vogue
    • he followed current trends
    • the 1920s had a style of their own
  • noun a current state of general acceptance and use

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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stump

  • noun the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
    tree stump.
  • noun the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed

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verticality

  • noun position at right angles to the horizon
    uprightness; erectness; verticalness.

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steep-sided

  • adjective satellite having very steep sides

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eagle

  • noun any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
    bird of Jove.
  • noun (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole

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stooping

  • adjective satellite having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect
    crooked; hunched; stooped; round-shouldered; round-backed.
    • a little oldish misshapen stooping woman
  • verb bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    stoop; crouch; bend; bow.
    • he crouched down
    • She bowed before the Queen
    • The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse

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standing

  • noun social or financial or professional status or reputation
    • of equal standing
    • a member in good standing
  • noun an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event

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unbent

  • adjective satellite not bent
    • looking for an unbent nail
    • trees with straight unbent trunks make the best lumber
  • verb straighten up or out; make straight
    straighten; unbend.

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rearing

  • noun the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    nurture; raising.
  • noun helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    fostering; upbringing; bringing up; nurture; fosterage; breeding; raising.
    • they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

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erectness

  • noun the property of being upright in posture
    uprightness.
  • noun position at right angles to the horizon
    uprightness; verticality; verticalness.

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sprawl

  • noun an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities
    conurbation; urban sprawl.
  • noun an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
    sprawling.

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vertical

  • noun something that is oriented vertically
  • noun a vertical structural member as a post or stake
    upright.
    • the ball sailed between the uprights

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crooked

  • adjective having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned
    • crooked country roads
    • crooked teeth
  • verb bend or cause to bend
    crook; curve.
    • He crooked his index finger
    • the road curved sharply

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drooping

  • adjective satellite weak from exhaustion
    flagging.
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; sag; droop.

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telephone_pole

  • noun tall pole supporting telephone wires
    telegraph pole; telegraph post.

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stud

  • noun a man who is virile and sexually active
    he-man; macho-man.
  • noun ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
    rivet.

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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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sprawly

  • adjective satellite spread out irregularly
    • a big sprawly city

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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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stance

  • noun standing posture
  • noun a rationalized mental attitude
    position; posture.

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columned

  • adjective having or resembling columns; having columns of a specified kind (often used as a combining form)
    • a columned portico
    • trees with columned trunks
    • white-columned houses

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pose

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

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perpendicular

  • noun a straight line at right angles to another line
  • noun a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
    perpendicular style; English-Gothic architecture; English-Gothic.

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shaft

  • noun a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    gibe; shot; dig; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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steepish

  • adjective satellite somewhat steep

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en_passant

  • noun (chess) a chess pawn that is moved two squares can be captured by an opponent's pawn commanding the square that was passed
  • adverb incidentally; in the course of doing something else
    in passing.
    • he made this remark in passing

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opposition

  • noun the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    resistance.
    • he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
    • despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead
  • noun the relation between opposed entities
    oppositeness.

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sitting

  • noun (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
    posing.
    • he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting
  • noun the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
    • he read the mystery at one sitting

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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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post

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

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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dormant

  • adjective satellite in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
    hibernating; torpid.
    • dormant buds
    • a hibernating bear
    • torpid frogs
  • adjective (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct
    inactive.
    • a dormant volcano

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ahead

  • adjective satellite having the leading position or higher score in a contest
    leading; in the lead.
    • he is ahead by a pawn
    • the leading team in the pennant race
  • adverb at or in the front
    in front; before.
    • I see the lights of a town ahead
    • the road ahead is foggy
    • staring straight ahead
    • we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front
    • with the cross of Jesus marching on before

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tuck

  • noun eatables (especially sweets)
  • noun (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest

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column

  • noun a line of units following one after another
  • noun a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands
    chromatography column.

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steep

  • noun a steep place (as on a hill)
  • verb devote (oneself) fully to
    plunge; immerse; absorb; soak up; engross; engulf.
    • He immersed himself into his studies

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ramp

  • noun an inclined surface connecting two levels
    incline.
  • noun North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers
    Allium tricoccum; wild leek.

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uprightness

  • noun the property of being upright in posture
    erectness.
  • noun position at right angles to the horizon
    erectness; verticality; verticalness.

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precipitous

  • adjective satellite done with very great haste and without due deliberation
    hasty; precipitate; overhasty; precipitant.
    • hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare
    • hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes
    • rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
    • wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king
  • adjective satellite extremely steep
    sharp; abrupt.
    • an abrupt canyon
    • the precipitous rapids of the upper river
    • the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
    • a sharp drop

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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stand

  • noun a support or foundation
    pedestal; base.
    • the base of the lamp
  • noun the position where a thing or person stands

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jamb

  • noun upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame

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cernuous

  • adjective satellite having branches or flower heads that bend downward
    drooping; nodding; weeping; pendulous.
    • nodding daffodils
    • the pendulous branches of a weeping willow
    • lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers

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decumbent

  • adjective satellite lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
    accumbent; recumbent.

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whipping

  • noun beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    flogging; lashing; tanning; flagellation.
  • noun a sound defeat
    trouncing; drubbing; thrashing; slaughter; debacle; walloping.

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sprawling

  • noun an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
    sprawl.
  • verb sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
    sprawl.

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accumbent

  • adjective satellite lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
    decumbent; recumbent.

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semi-erect

  • adjective satellite of plants that are partly erect

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passant

  • adjective satellite in walking position with right foreleg raised

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hunched

  • adjective satellite having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect
    crooked; stooping; stooped; round-shouldered; round-backed.
    • a little oldish misshapen stooping woman
  • verb round one's back by bending forward and drawing the shoulders forward
    hump; hunch forward; hunch; hunch over.

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resupine

  • adjective satellite lying face upward
    supine.

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guard

  • noun a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • noun the person who plays that position on a football team
    • the left guard was injured on the play

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right

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

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lamppost

  • noun a metal post supporting an outdoor lamp (such as a streetlight)

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telamon

  • noun a figure of a man used as a supporting column
    atlas.

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bended

  • adjective satellite used of the back and knees; stooped
    bent.
    • on bended knee
    • with bent (or bended) back
  • verb form a curve
    flex; bend.
    • The stick does not bend

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sheer

  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb cause to sheer
    • She sheered her car around the obstacle

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corner_post

  • noun a square post supporting a structural member at the corner of a building

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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arms

  • noun weapons considered collectively
    weapons system; weaponry; implements of war; munition.
  • noun the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
    coat of arms; blazon; blazonry.

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erect

  • verb construct, build, or erect
    set up; put up; rear; raise.
    • Raise a barn
  • verb cause to rise up
    rear.

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telegraph

  • noun apparatus used to communicate at a distance over a wire (usually in Morse code)
    telegraphy.
  • verb send cables, wires, or telegrams
    wire; cable.

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weeping

  • noun the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
    tears; crying.
    • I hate to hear the crying of a child
    • she was in tears
  • verb shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
    cry; weep.
    • She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death
    • The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs

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shouldered

  • adjective having shoulders or shoulders as specified; usually used as a combining form
    • stoop-shouldered
    • broad-shouldered
  • verb lift onto one's shoulders
    shoulder.

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bitt

  • noun a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines)
    bollard.
    • the road was closed to vehicular traffic with bollards
  • verb secure with a bitt
    • bitt the ship line

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stand-up

  • adjective satellite requiring a standing position
    • a stand-up bar
    • a stand-up comic

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prone

  • adjective satellite having a tendency (to); often used in combination
    • a child prone to mischief
    • failure-prone
  • adjective satellite lying face downward
    prostrate.

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lithotomy_position

  • noun a position lying on your back with knees bent and thighs apart; assumed for vaginal or rectal examination

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flat

  • noun a level tract of land
    • the salt flats of Utah
  • noun a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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statant

  • adjective satellite standing on four feet

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newel

  • noun the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs; it supports the handrail
    newel post.
  • noun the central pillar of a circular staircase

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telegraph_post

  • noun tall pole supporting telephone wires
    telegraph pole; telephone pole.

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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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untwisted

  • adjective satellite not twisted; formerly twisted but now straight
  • verb cause to become untwisted
    untwist.

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erectile

  • adjective satellite capable of being raised to an upright position
    • erectile feathers
  • adjective satellite filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood
    cavernous.
    • erectile tissue
    • the penis is an erectile organ

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spread-eagle

  • verb stretch out completely
    • They spread-eagled him across the floor
  • verb stretch over
    • His residences spread-eagle the entire county

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upright

  • noun a vertical structural member as a post or stake
    vertical.
    • the ball sailed between the uprights
  • noun a piano with a vertical sounding board
    upright piano.

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aligned

  • adjective brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
  • verb place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
    line up; align; adjust; aline.
    • align the car with the curb
    • align the sheets of paper on the table

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rampant

  • adjective satellite unrestrained and violent
    • rampant aggression
  • adjective satellite rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile
    rearing.
    • a lion rampant

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carrack

  • noun a large galleon sailed in the Mediterranean as a merchantman
    carack.

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king

  • noun a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
    male monarch; Rex.
  • noun a competitor who holds a preeminent position
    world-beater; queen.

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columnar

  • adjective satellite having the form of a column
    columnlike; columniform.
    • trees with columniform trunks
    • columnar forms
    • a columnlike tree trunk
  • adjective satellite characterized by columns
    • columnar construction

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couchant

  • adjective satellite lying on the stomach with head raised with legs pointed forward

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straight

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight person; heterosexual person; heterosexual.
  • noun a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

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verticalness

  • noun position at right angles to the horizon
    uprightness; erectness; verticality.

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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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stile

  • noun an upright that is a member in a door or window frame

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support_column

  • noun a column that supports a heavy weight

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abrupt

  • adjective satellite marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
    disconnected.
    • abrupt prose
  • adjective satellite exceedingly sudden and unexpected
    • came to an abrupt stop
    • an abrupt change in the weather

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prostrate

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

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lotus_position

  • noun a sitting position with the legs crossed; used in yoga

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bearing

  • noun relevant relation or interconnection
    • those issues have no bearing on our situation
  • noun the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
    aim; heading.

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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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pawn

  • noun an article deposited as security
  • noun a person used by another to gain an end
    cat's-paw; instrument.

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recumbent

  • adjective satellite lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
    accumbent; decumbent.

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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telegraph_pole

  • noun tall pole supporting telephone wires
    telephone pole; telegraph post.

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telephone

  • noun electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
    telephone set; phone.
    • I talked to him on the telephone
  • noun transmitting speech at a distance
    telephony.

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round-shouldered

  • adjective satellite having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect
    crooked; stooping; hunched; stooped; round-backed.
    • a little oldish misshapen stooping woman

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sleeping

  • noun the state of being asleep
  • noun quiet and inactive restfulness
    quiescence; quiescency; dormancy.

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carrick_bitt

  • noun either of a pair of strong posts that support a windlass on a ship's deck

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unsloped

  • adjective satellite in a vertical position; not sloping
    upright.
    • an upright post

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spile

  • noun a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
    stilt; pile; piling.
  • noun a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
    bung.

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rudderpost

  • noun a vertical post at the forward edge of a rudder that enables the rudder to pivot
    rudderstock.

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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round-backed

  • adjective satellite having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect
    crooked; stooping; hunched; stooped; round-shouldered.
    • a little oldish misshapen stooping woman

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upended

  • adjective satellite turned up on end
  • verb become turned or set on end
    upend.
    • the airplanes upended

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newel_post

  • noun the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs; it supports the handrail
    newel.

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orthogonal

  • adjective satellite not pertinent to the matter under consideration
    impertinent; extraneous; immaterial.
    • an issue extraneous to the debate
    • the price was immaterial
    • mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point
  • adjective satellite statistically unrelated

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king_post

  • noun post connecting the crossbeam to the apex of a triangular truss

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orthogonality

  • noun the relation of opposition between things at right angles
    orthogonal opposition; perpendicularity.
  • noun the quality of lying or intersecting at right angles

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asana

  • noun (Hinduism) a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)

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attitudinise

  • verb assume certain affected attitudes
    attitudinize.

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hop

  • noun the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
  • noun twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
    hops.

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heraldry

  • noun the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
  • noun emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms

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extended

  • adjective satellite relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
    lengthy; protracted; 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 extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen; extend.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard

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side

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

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order_arms

  • noun a position in the manual of arms; the rifle is held vertically on the right side with the butt on the ground; often used as a command

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leopard

  • noun the pelt of a leopard
  • noun large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots
    Panthera pardus.

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pteridological

  • adjective of or relating to the study of ferns

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orthogonal_opposition

  • noun the relation of opposition between things at right angles
    perpendicularity; orthogonality.

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hitching_post

  • noun a fixed post with a ring to which a horse can be hitched to prevent it from straying

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bluff

  • noun a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)
  • noun pretense that your position is stronger than it really is
    • his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted

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climbing

  • noun an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
    climb; mounting.
  • verb go upward with gradual or continuous progress
    climb up; climb; mount; go up.
    • Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?

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horizontal

  • noun something that is oriented horizontally
  • adjective parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line
    • a horizontal surface

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supine

  • adjective satellite lying face upward
    resupine.
  • adjective satellite offering no resistance
    resistless; unresisting.
    • resistless hostages
    • No other colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried"- Theodore Roosevelt

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sit

  • verb be seated
    sit down.
  • verb be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    sit around.
    • The object sat in the corner
    • We sat around chatting for another hour

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goalpost

  • noun one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field

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eversion

  • noun the position of being turned outward
    • the eversion of the foot
  • noun the act of turning inside out
    inversion; everting.

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position

  • noun the particular portion of space occupied by something
    place.
    • he put the lamp back in its place
  • noun a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
    military position.

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model

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    framework; theoretical account.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • noun a type of product
    • his car was an old model

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looking

  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking at; look.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him
  • noun the act of searching visually
    looking for.

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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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