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inning

  • noun (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
    frame.

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tercentennial

  • noun the 300th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
    tercentenary; triennial.

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shelf

  • noun a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects
  • noun a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
    ledge.

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quotation_mark

  • noun a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
    quote; inverted comma.

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drug_trafficking

  • noun traffic in illegal drugs
    narcotraffic; drug traffic.

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nurseling

  • noun an infant considered in relation to its nurse
    nursling; suckling.

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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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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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nursery

  • noun a child's room for a baby
    baby's room.
  • noun a building with glass walls and roof; for the cultivation and exhibition of plants under controlled conditions
    glasshouse; greenhouse.

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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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limiter

  • noun (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform)
    clipper.
    • a limiter introduces amplitude distortion

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catamenia

  • noun the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
    menstruation; flow; period; menstruum; menses.
    • the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation
    • a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates
    • the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--Aristotle

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midafternoon

  • noun the middle part of the afternoon

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feeding

  • noun the act of consuming food
    eating.
  • noun the act of supplying food and nourishment
    alimentation.

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scholastic

  • noun a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit
    pedant; bookworm.
  • noun a Scholastic philosopher or theologian

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new_moon

  • noun the time at which the Moon appears as a narrow waxing crescent
    new phase of the moon.

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misdating

  • noun something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
    anachronism; mistiming.
  • verb assign the wrong date to
    misdate.

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bike

  • noun a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
    motorcycle.
  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bicycle; cycle.

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swap

  • noun an equal exchange
    swop; barter; trade.
    • we had no money so we had to live by barter
  • verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    switch; swop; trade.

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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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sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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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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immature

  • adjective characteristic of a lack of maturity
    • immature behavior
  • adjective (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
    young.
    • young people

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short_selling

  • noun sale of securities or commodity futures not owned by the seller (who hopes to buy them back later at a lower price)
    short sale.

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alternating

  • adjective (of a current) reversing direction
    • alternating current
  • verb go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
    jump; alternate.

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geology

  • noun a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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semicentenary

  • noun the 50th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
    semicentennial.
  • adjective of or relating to or marking the 50th anniversary
    semicentennial.

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night_watch

  • noun a watch during the night (as from midnight to 8 a.m.)
    graveyard watch; midwatch; middle watch.

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exporting

  • noun the commercial activity of selling and shipping goods to a foreign country
    exportation.
  • verb sell or transfer abroad
    export.
    • we export less than we import and have a negative trade balance

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early_childhood

  • noun the early stage of growth or development
    babyhood; infancy.

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momentaneous

  • adjective satellite lasting for a markedly brief time
    fleeting; fugitive; momentary.
    • a fleeting glance
    • fugitive hours
    • rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass
    • a momentary glimpse

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forties

  • noun the time of life between 40 and 50
    mid-forties.
  • noun the decade from 1940 to 1949
    1940s.

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leisurely

  • adjective satellite not hurried or forced
    easygoing; easy.
    • an easy walk around the block
    • at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace
  • adverb in an unhurried way or at one's convenience
    at leisure.
    • read the manual at your leisure
    • he traveled leisurely

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govern

  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
  • verb direct or strongly influence the behavior of
    • His belief in God governs his conduct

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palaetiology

  • noun the explanation of past events in terms of scientific causes (as geological causes)
    paletiology.

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school_of_medicine

  • noun a graduate school offering study leading to a medical degree
    medical school.

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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mauvais

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induction

  • noun a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    initiation; installation.
    • his initiation into the club
    • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
    • he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame
  • noun an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
    inductance.

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windup

  • noun a concluding action
    completion; culmination; closing; mop up.
  • adjective satellite operated by a mechanism
    • windup toys

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artistic_production

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

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phase

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

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summer-flowering

  • adjective satellite of plants that bloom during the summer
    summer-blooming.

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succession

  • noun a following of one thing after another in time
    chronological succession; chronological sequence; successiveness; sequence.
    • the doctor saw a sequence of patients
  • noun a group of people or things arranged or following in order
    • a succession of stalls offering soft drinks
    • a succession of failures

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auto_racing

  • noun the sport of racing automobiles
    car racing.

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sponsor

  • noun someone who supports or champions something
    patron; supporter.
  • noun an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
    presenter.