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european_law_enforcement_organisation

  • noun police organization for the European Union; aims to improve effectiveness and cooperation among European police forces
    Europol.

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limited

  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    express.
    • he caught the express to New York
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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state_department

  • noun the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies
    DoS; United States Department of State; State; Department of State.
    • the Department of State was created in 1789
  • noun a department of government in one of the 50 states

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afspc

  • noun a command of the United States Air Force that is responsible for defending the United States through its space and intercontinental ballistic missile operations
    Air Force Space Command.

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yellow

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

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union_member

  • noun a worker who belongs to a trade union
    trade unionist; unionist.

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jihad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    international jihad; jehad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
    jehad.

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skeleton

  • noun something reduced to its minimal form
    • the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self
    • the bare skeleton of a novel
  • noun a scandal that is kept secret
    skeleton in the cupboard; skeleton in the closet.
    • there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet

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us_government_printing_office

  • noun an agency of the legislative branch that provides printing and binding services for Congress and the departments and establishments of the federal government
    Government Printing Office; GPO; United States Government Printing Office.

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multiemployer

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criminal_investigation_command

  • noun the United States Army's principal law enforcement agency responsible for the conduct of criminal investigations for all levels of the Army anywhere in the world
    CID.

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ground_crew

  • noun the crew of technicians and mechanics who service aircraft on the ground
    ground-service crew.

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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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army_of_the_confederacy

  • noun the southern army during the American Civil War
    Confederate Army.

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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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federalist_party

  • noun a major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; founded by Alexander Hamilton; favored a strong centralized government
    Federal Party; American Federalist Party.

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town_meeting

  • noun government of a town by an assembly of the qualified voters
  • noun a meeting of the inhabitants of a town

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war_of_nerves

  • noun the use of psychological tactics to destroy the opponents' morale
    psychological warfare.

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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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grenade_thrower

  • noun an infantryman equipped with grenades
    grenadier.

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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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soldiership

  • noun skills that are required for the life of soldier
    soldiering.

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delegate

  • noun a person appointed or elected to represent others
  • verb transfer power to someone
    depute.

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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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barrack

  • noun a building or group of buildings used to house military personnel
  • verb lodge in barracks

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storm_troops

  • noun Nazi militia created by Hitler in 1921 that helped him to power but was eclipsed by the SS after 1943
    Sturmabteilung; SA.

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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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leaders

  • noun the body of people who lead a group
    leadership.
    • the national leadership adopted his plan
  • noun a person who rules or guides or inspires others
    leader.

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dance_band

  • noun a group of musicians playing popular music for dancing
    band; dance orchestra.

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major-league_club

  • noun a team that plays in a major league
    major-league team.

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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terrorist_act

  • noun the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
    terrorism; act of terrorism.

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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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drug_enforcement_administration

  • noun federal agency responsible for enforcing laws and regulations governing narcotics and controlled substances; goal is to immobilize drug trafficking organizations
    Drug Enforcement Agency; DEA.

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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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federal_party

  • noun a major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; founded by Alexander Hamilton; favored a strong centralized government
    Federalist Party; American Federalist Party.

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blue

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

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settlement

  • noun a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
    colony.
    • the American colony in Paris
  • noun a community of people smaller than a town
    small town; village.

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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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thirty_years'_war

  • noun a series of conflicts (1618-1648) between Protestants and Catholics starting in Germany and spreading until France and Denmark and Sweden were opposing the Holy Roman Empire and Spain

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orchestra

  • noun a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players
  • noun seating on the main floor in a theater

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physics_department

  • noun the academic department responsible for teaching and research in physics
    department of physics.

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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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united_states_marines

  • noun an amphibious division of the United States Navy
    Marine Corps; US Marine Corps; USMC; United States Marine Corps.

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political_entity

  • noun a unit with political responsibilities
    political unit.

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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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remilitarisation

  • noun the act of militarizing again
    remilitarization.

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net

  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    cyberspace; internet.
  • noun a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

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states'_rights_democratic_party

  • noun a former political party in the United States; formed in 1948 by Democrats from southern states in order to oppose to the candidacy of Harry S Truman
    Dixiecrats.

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interest_group

  • noun (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims
    interest.
    • the iron interests stepped up production

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menage

  • noun a social unit living together
    house; household; family; home.
    • he moved his family to Virginia
    • It was a good Christian household
    • I waited until the whole house was asleep
    • the teacher asked how many people made up his home

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legislative_body

  • noun persons who make or amend or repeal laws
    legislature; legislative assembly; law-makers; general assembly.

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men

  • noun the force of workers available
    hands; manpower; work force; workforce.
  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male; man.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus

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kindred

  • noun group of people related by blood or marriage
    clan; tribe; kin group; kin; kinship group.
  • adjective satellite similar in quality or character
    akin.
    • a feeling akin to terror
    • kindred souls
    • the amateur is closely related to the collector

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herd

  • noun a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
  • noun a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra

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anthropology

  • noun the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings

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foreign_service

  • noun the part of the State Department that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world

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confederate_army

  • noun the southern army during the American Civil War
    Army of the Confederacy.

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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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forum

  • noun a public meeting or assembly for open discussion
  • noun a public facility to meet for open discussion
    meeting place; assembly.

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american_federation_of_labor_and_congress_of_industrial_organizations

  • noun the largest federation of North American labor unions; formed in 1955
    AFL-CIO.

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settler

  • noun a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
    colonist.
  • noun a negotiator who settles disputes

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economics

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

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stockholders_meeting

  • noun a meeting at which the management reports to the stockholders of a company

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advertising_division

  • noun the division of a business that is responsible for advertising
    advertising department.

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trooper

  • noun a soldier in a motorized army unit
    cavalryman.
  • noun a mounted policeman

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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redevelopment

  • noun the act of improving by renewing and restoring
    overhaul; renovation.
    • they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
    • a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed

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placement_center

  • noun an office that finds suitable employment for applicants
    placement office.

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changer

  • noun a person who changes something
    modifier.
    • an inveterate changer of the menu
  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    auto-changer; record changer.

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franco-prussian_war

  • noun a war between France and Prussia that ended the Second Empire in France and led to the founding of modern Germany; 1870-1871

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government_accounting_office

  • noun an independent nonpartisan federal agency that acts as the investigative arm of Congress making the executive branch accountable to Congress and the government accountable to citizens of the United States
    GAO; United States Government Accounting Office.

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fabian_society

  • noun an association of British socialists who advocate gradual reforms within the law leading to democratic socialism

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petit_jury

  • noun a jury of 12 to determine the facts and decide the issue in civil or criminal proceedings
    petty jury.

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open_order

  • noun a military formation leaving enough space between ranks to allow an inspecting officer to pass

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plenum

  • noun a meeting of a legislative body at which all members are present
    • the plenum will vote on all tax increases
  • noun an enclosed space in which the air pressure is higher than outside

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ribbon

  • noun any long object resembling a thin line
    thread.
    • a mere ribbon of land
    • the lighted ribbon of traffic
    • from the air the road was a grey thread
    • a thread of smoke climbed upward
  • noun an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
    laurel wreath; decoration; palm; medallion; medal.

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county

  • noun (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
    • the county has a population of 12,345 people
  • noun (United States) the largest administrative district within a state
    • the county plans to build a new road

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scotland_yard

  • noun the detective department of the metropolitan police force of London
    New Scotland Yard.

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total

  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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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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holy_roman_empire

  • noun a political entity in Europe that began with the papal coronation of Otto I as the first emperor in 962 and lasted until 1806 when it was dissolved by Napoleon

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army

  • noun a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
    ground forces; regular army.
  • noun a large number of people united for some specific purpose

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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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plod

  • noun the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
    plodding.
    • I could recognize his plod anywhere
  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    footslog; tramp; trudge; slog; pad.
    • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

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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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spike

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

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lobsterback

  • noun British soldier; so-called because of his red coat (especially during the American Revolution)
    redcoat.

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bull_moose_party

  • noun a former political party in the United States; founded by Theodore Roosevelt during the presidential campaign of 1912; its emblem was a picture of a bull moose
    Progressive Party.

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ballistic_missile_defense_organization

  • noun an agency in the Department of Defense that is responsible for making ballistic missile defense a reality
    BMDO.

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varsity

  • noun a British abbreviation of `university'; usually refers to Oxford University or Cambridge University
  • noun a team representing a college or university
    first team.

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government_agency

  • noun an administrative unit of government
    office; agency; authority; bureau; federal agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority

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ward

  • noun a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  • noun a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

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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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room

  • noun an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    • the rooms were very small but they had a nice view
  • noun space for movement
    elbow room; way.
    • room to pass
    • make way for
    • hardly enough elbow room to turn around

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schutzstaffel

  • noun special police force in Nazi Germany founded as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in 1925; the SS administered the concentration camps
    SS.

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grenade

  • noun a small explosive bomb thrown by hand or fired from a missile

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rank_and_file

  • noun the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army)
    rank.
    • the strike was supported by the union rank and file
    • he rose from the ranks to become a colonel
  • noun people who constitute the main body of any group

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household

  • noun a social unit living together
    house; menage; family; home.
    • he moved his family to Virginia
    • It was a good Christian household
    • I waited until the whole house was asleep
    • the teacher asked how many people made up his home

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artillery

  • noun large but transportable armament
    heavy weapon; ordnance; gun.
  • noun an army unit that uses big guns
    artillery unit.

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organized

  • adjective formed into a structured or coherent whole
  • verb create (as an entity)
    organize; organise; form.
    • social groups form everywhere
    • They formed a company

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line_of_march

  • noun the route along which a column advances
  • noun the arrangement of people in a line for marching

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organizer

  • noun a person who brings order and organization to an enterprise
    arranger; organiser.
    • she was the organizer of the meeting
  • noun someone who enlists workers to join a union
    labor organizer; organiser.

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national_security_council

  • noun a committee in the executive branch of government that advises the president on foreign and military and national security; supervises the Central Intelligence Agency
    NSC.

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demerara

  • noun a light brown raw cane sugar from Guyana
  • noun a river in northern Guyana that flows northward into the Atlantic

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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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damage

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

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march

  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    marching.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • noun the month following February and preceding April
    Mar.

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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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occupational_group

  • noun a body of people doing the same kind of work
    vocation.

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minority

  • noun a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group of which it is a part
  • noun being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
    • when the vote was taken they were in the minority
    • he held a minority position

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full_complement

  • noun number needed to make up a whole force
    complement.
    • a full complement of workers

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lay

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

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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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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foolhardy

  • adjective satellite marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
    rash; heady; reckless.
    • foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker
    • became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay
    • a reckless driver
    • a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest

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guerilla

  • noun a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    guerrilla; insurgent; irregular.

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third

  • noun one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
    tierce; one-third.
    • it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement
  • noun the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
    third base.
    • he is playing third

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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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headquarters

  • noun (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
    central office; main office; home office; home base.
    • many companies have their headquarters in New York
  • noun the military installation from which a commander performs the functions of command
    military headquarters; HQ.
    • the general's headquarters were a couple of large tents

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think

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

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jungle

  • noun a location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival
  • noun a place where hoboes camp
    hobo camp.

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greenback_party

  • noun a former political party in the United States; organized in 1874; opposed any reduction in the amount of paper money in circulation

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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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wine

  • noun fermented juice (of grapes especially)
    vino.
  • noun a red as dark as red wine
    wine-colored; wine-coloured.

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operations

  • noun financial transactions at a brokerage; having to do with the execution of trades and keeping customer records
    trading operations.
  • noun the state of being in effect or being operative
    operation.
    • that rule is no longer in operation

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atf

  • noun the law enforcement and tax collection agency of the Treasury Department that enforces federal laws concerning alcohol and tobacco products and firearms and explosives and arson
    Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.

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task_force

  • noun a temporary military unit formed to accomplish a particular objective
  • noun a semipermanent unit created to carry out a continuing task

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office

  • noun place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
    business office.
    • he rented an office in the new building
  • noun an administrative unit of government
    agency; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority

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royal_court

  • noun the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
    court.
  • noun the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state
    court.

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army_intelligence

  • noun an agency of the United States Army responsible for providing timely and relevant and accurate and synchronized intelligence to tactical and operational and strategic level commanders
    AI.

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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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persona

  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    role; part; character; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona
  • noun (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
    image.
    • a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty

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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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personal

  • noun a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • adjective concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
    • a personal favor
    • for your personal use
    • personal papers
    • I have something personal to tell you
    • a personal God
    • he has his personal bank account and she has hers

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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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russo-japanese_war

  • noun Japanese victory in the war with Russia (1904-1905) gave Japan power over Korea and Manchuria

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crew

  • noun the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.)
  • noun an organized group of workmen
    work party; gang.

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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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tramp

  • noun a disreputable vagrant
    hobo; bum.
    • a homeless tramp
    • he tried to help the really down-and-out bums
  • noun a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
    swinger.

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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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enlistee

  • noun any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
    recruit.

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sas

  • noun a specialist regiment of the British army that is trained in commando techniques of warfare and used in clandestine operations (especially against terrorist groups)
    Special Air Service.
  • noun Nazi militia created by Hitler in 1921 that helped him to power but was eclipsed by the SS after 1943
    Sturmabteilung; SA; Storm Troops.

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punic_war

  • noun one of the three wars between Carthage and Rome that resulted in the destruction of Carthage and its annexation by Rome; 264-241 BC, 218-201 BC, 149-146 BC

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customs_bureau

  • noun the agency of the Treasury Department that enforces import tariffs
    USCB; Bureau of Customs; Customs Service.

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combination

  • noun a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
  • noun a coordinated sequence of chess moves

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plymouth_colony

  • noun colony formed by the Pilgrims when they arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620; it was absorbed into the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691

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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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band

  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    circle; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
  • noun instrumentalists not including string players

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detachment

  • noun avoiding emotional involvement
    withdrawal.
  • noun the act of releasing from an attachment or connection
    disengagement.

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unionist

  • noun a worker who belongs to a trade union
    union member; trade unionist.

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united_states_army_criminal_investigation_laboratory

  • noun a defense laboratory of the Criminal Investigation Command; the United States Army's primary forensic laboratory in support of criminal intelligence
    US Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory; U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory; USACIL.

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faa

  • noun an agency in the Department of Transportation that is responsible for the safety of civilian aviation
    Federal Aviation Agency.

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personnel_department

  • noun the department responsible for hiring and training and placing employees and for setting policies for personnel management
    personnel office; staff office; personnel.

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us_postal_service

  • noun an independent federal agency that provides mail processing and delivery service for individuals and businesses in the United States
    United States Postal Service; USPS.

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internal_revenue_service

  • noun the bureau of the Treasury Department responsible for tax collections
    IRS.

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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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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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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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neonatal_intensive_care_unit

  • noun an intensive care unit designed with special equipment to care for premature or seriously ill newborn
    NICU.

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instrumentality

  • noun a subsidiary organ of government created for a special purpose
    • are the judicial instrumentalities of local governments adequate?
    • he studied the French instrumentalities for law enforcement
  • noun the quality of being instrumental for some purpose

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blue_ribbon_jury

  • noun a jury whose members are selected for special knowledge for a case involving complicated issues
    special jury.

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areopagus

  • noun a hill to the to the west of the Athenian acropolis where met the highest governmental council of ancient Athens and later a judicial court
  • noun the highest governmental assembly in ancient Athens (later a judicial court)

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ship's_company

  • noun crew of a ship including the officers; the whole force or personnel of a ship
    company.

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deconstructivism

  • noun a school of architecture based on the philosophical theory of deconstruction

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confederate_soldier

  • noun a soldier in the Army of the Confederacy during the American Civil War

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royal_canadian_mounted_police

  • noun the federal police force of Canada
    Mounties; RCMP.

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flock

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

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usmc

  • noun an amphibious division of the United States Navy
    Marine Corps; US Marine Corps; United States Marines; United States Marine Corps.

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ring

  • noun a characteristic sound
    • it has the ring of sincerity
  • noun a toroidal shape
    annulus; anchor ring; doughnut; halo.
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
    • a halo of smoke

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nuclear_regulatory_commission

  • noun an independent federal agency created in 1974 to license and regulate nuclear power plants
    NRC.

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sezession

  • noun an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s
    secession.

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fedayeen_saddam

  • noun a feared paramilitary unit formed in 1995 by young soldiers to serve Saddam Hussein against domestic opponents
    Saddam's Martyrs.

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conga

  • noun music composed for dancing the conga
  • noun a Latin American dance of 3 steps and a kick by people in single file

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fellowship

  • noun an association of people who share common beliefs or activities
    family.
    • the message was addressed not just to employees but to every member of the company family
    • the church welcomed new members into its fellowship
  • noun the state of being with someone
    company; companionship; society.
    • he missed their company
    • he enjoyed the society of his friends

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revolve

  • verb turn on or around an axis or a center
    go around; rotate.
    • The Earth revolves around the Sun
    • The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire
  • verb move in an orbit
    orb; orbit.
    • The moon orbits around the Earth
    • The planets are orbiting the sun
    • electrons orbit the nucleus

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afl

  • noun a federation of North American labor unions that merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955
    American Federation of Labor.

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legislative

  • adjective relating to a legislature or composed of members of a legislature
    • legislative council
  • adjective of or relating to or created by legislation
    • legislative proposal

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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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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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formation

  • noun an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
    • a defensive formation
    • a formation of planes
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    shaping.

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republican_guard

  • noun formerly Iraq's elite military unit whose primary role was to protect the government in Baghdad

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organized_religion

  • noun an institution to express belief in a divine power
    religion; faith.
    • he was raised in the Baptist religion
    • a member of his own faith contradicted him

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sayeret_matkal

  • noun Israel's elite secret commando unit responsible for counterterrorist and top secret intelligence gathering and hostage rescue missions
    sayeret; Sayeret Mat'kal.

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atomic_energy_commission

  • noun a former executive agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States
    AEC.

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ssa

  • noun an independent government agency responsible for the Social Security system
    Social Security Administration.

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industrial

  • adjective of or relating to or resulting from industry
    • industrial output
  • adjective having highly developed industries
    • the industrial revolution
    • an industrial nation

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grade

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

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rank

  • noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
  • noun relative status
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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defense_information_systems_agency

  • noun a combat support agency in the Department of Defense responsible for developing and operating and supporting information systems to serve the needs of the President and the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    DISA.

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revival

  • noun bringing again into activity and prominence
    revivification; resurgence; revitalisation; revitalization.
    • the revival of trade
    • a revival of a neglected play by Moliere
    • the Gothic revival in architecture
  • noun an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in religion
    revival meeting.

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us_army

  • noun the army of the United States of America; the agency that organizes and trains soldiers for land warfare
    Army; U. S. Army; United States Army; USA.

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top

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

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tot

  • noun a small amount (especially of a drink)
    • a tot of rum
  • noun a young child
    bambino; toddler; yearling.

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pierre_terrail

  • noun French soldier said to be fearless and chivalrous (1473-1524)
    Pierre de Terrail; Chevalier de Bayard; Bayard; Seigneur de Bayard.

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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sec

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    second; s.
  • noun ratio of the hypotenuse to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
    secant.

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arda

  • noun an agency of the Intelligence Community that conducts advanced research and development related to information technology
    Advanced Research and Development Activity.

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typing

  • noun writing done with a typewriter
    typewriting.
  • verb write by means of a keyboard with types
    typewrite; type.
    • type the acceptance letter, please

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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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entente

  • noun an informal alliance between countries
    entente cordiale.
  • noun a friendly understanding between political powers
    entente cordiale.

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know-nothing_party

  • noun a former political party in the United States; active in the 1850s to keep power out of the hands of immigrants and Roman Catholics
    American Party.

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guild

  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    club; society; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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iron

  • noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    atomic number 26; Fe.
  • noun a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

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jehad

  • noun a holy war waged by Muslims against infidels
    jihad; international jihad.
  • noun a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
    jihad.

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rap

  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    blame.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; tap.

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sturmabteilung

  • noun Nazi militia created by Hitler in 1921 that helped him to power but was eclipsed by the SS after 1943
    SA; Storm Troops.

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building_block

  • noun a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else
    unit.
    • units of nucleic acids
  • noun a block of material used in construction work

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horde

  • noun a vast multitude
    legion; host.
  • noun a nomadic community

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christian

  • noun a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of Christianity
    • Christian rites

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darpa

  • noun the central research and development organization for the United States Department of Defense; responsible for developing new surveillance technologies since 9/11
    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

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national_labor_relations_board

  • noun an independent agency of the United States government charged with mediating disputes between management and labor unions
    NLRB.

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greek_chorus

  • noun a company of actors who comment (by speaking or singing in unison) on the action in a classical Greek play
    chorus.

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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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allied_command_atlantic

  • noun a major strategic headquarters of NATO located in the United States; is under the authority of the North Atlantic Council
    ACLANT.

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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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foreign_mission

  • noun an organization of missionaries in a foreign land sent to carry on religious work
    mission; missionary post; missionary station.
  • noun a permanent diplomatic mission headed by a minister
    legation.

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regular

  • noun a regular patron
    fixture; habitue.
    • an habitue of the racetrack
    • a bum who is a Central Park fixture
  • noun a soldier in the regular army

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secession

  • noun an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s
    sezession.
  • noun the withdrawal of eleven southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War

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national_weather_service

  • noun the federal agency in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that is responsible for weather forecast and preparation of weather maps

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medical

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical examination; medical exam.
  • adjective relating to the study or practice of medicine
    • the medical profession
    • a medical student
    • medical school

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camp

  • noun temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
    encampment; bivouac; cantonment.
    • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
  • noun a group of people living together in a camp
    • the whole camp laughed at his mistake

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civil_war

  • noun a war between factions in the same country

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nicu

  • noun an intensive care unit designed with special equipment to care for premature or seriously ill newborn
    neonatal intensive care unit.

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socialist_party

  • noun a political party in the United States formed in 1900 to advocate socialism

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orderly

  • noun a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer
    • the orderly laid out the general's uniform
  • noun a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients
    hospital attendant.

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enterprise

  • noun a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    endeavor; endeavour.
    • he had doubts about the whole enterprise
  • noun an organization created for business ventures
    • a growing enterprise must have a bold leader

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foster_home

  • noun a household in which an orphaned or delinquent child is placed (usually by a social-service agency)

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musical_organization

  • noun an organization of musicians who perform together
    musical group; musical organisation.

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sum

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; amount; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    total; amount.

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reserve

  • noun formality and propriety of manner
    modesty.
  • noun something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    stockpile; backlog.

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peace_corps

  • noun a civilian organization sponsored by the United States government; helps people in developing countries

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armament

  • noun weaponry used by military or naval force
  • noun the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
    arming; equipping.

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minuteman

  • noun an American militiaman prior to and during the American Revolution
  • noun a strategic weapon system using a guided missile of intercontinental range; missiles are equipped with nuclear warheads and dispersed in hardened silos

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gulf_war

  • noun a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invaders; 1990-1991
    Persian Gulf War.
  • noun a dispute over control of the waterway between Iraq and Iran broke out into open fighting in 1980 and continued until 1988, when they accepted a UN cease-fire resolution
    Iran-Iraq War.

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u._s._air_force

  • noun the airforce of the United States of America; the agency that defends the United States through control and exploitation of air and space
    US Air Force; USAF; United States Air Force; Air Force.

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joint_chiefs

  • noun the executive agency that advises the President on military questions; composed of the chiefs of the United States Army and the United States Navy and the United States Air Force and the commandant of the United States Marine Corps
    Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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federal_bureau_of_prisons

  • noun the law enforcement agency of the Justice Department that operates a nationwide system of prisons and detention facilities to incarcerate inmates sentenced to imprisonment for federal crimes
    BoP.

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crush

  • noun leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
    crushed leather.
  • noun a dense crowd of people
    press; jam.

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congress_of_racial_equality

  • noun an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality
    CORE.

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lodge

  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; society; social club; gild; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today
  • noun English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
    Sir Oliver Lodge; Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge.

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cannon_fodder

  • noun soldiers who are regarded as expendable in the face of artillery fire
    fodder; fresh fish.

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postal_rate_commission

  • noun an independent federal agency that recommends changes in postal rates

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de

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

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air_force_intelligence_surveillance_and_reconnaissance

  • noun an agency focused on ensuring that the United States military attains information superiority; operates worldwide ground sites and an array of airborne reconnaissance and surveillance platforms
    Air Force ISR; AFISR.

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red_hand_defenders

  • noun a paramilitary group of Protestants in Northern Ireland that tries to prevent any political settlement with the Irish Republic; attacks interests of Catholic civilians in Northern Ireland; responsible for arson and bombing and murder
    RHD.

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deliberative

  • adjective satellite involved in or characterized by deliberation and discussion and examination
    • a deliberative body

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intelligence_agency

  • noun a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy
    intelligence; intelligence service.

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flanker

  • noun a back stationed wide of the scrimmage line; used as a pass receiver
    flanker back.
  • noun a soldier who is a member of a detachment assigned to guard the flanks of a military formation

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major-league_team

  • noun a team that plays in a major league
    major-league club.

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oig

  • noun the investigative arm of the Federal Trade Commission
    Office of Inspector General.

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legionary

  • noun a soldier who is a member of a legion (especially the French Foreign Legion)
    legionnaire.

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troop

  • noun a group of soldiers
  • noun a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company

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diplomatic_mission

  • noun a mission serving diplomatic ends

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squadron

  • noun a cavalry unit consisting of two or more troops and headquarters and supporting arms
  • noun an air force unit larger than a flight and smaller than a group

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ois

  • noun agency that oversees the intelligence relationships of the Treasury's offices and bureaus and provides a link between the Intelligence Community and officials responsible for international economic policy
    Office of Intelligence Support.

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defending_team

  • noun (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
    defense; defence.
    • his teams are always good on defense

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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christianity

  • noun a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
    Christian religion.
  • noun the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
    Christendom.
    • for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom

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aec

  • noun a former executive agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States
    Atomic Energy Commission.

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septet

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
    seven; heptad; sevener; VII; 7; septenary.
  • noun seven performers or singers who perform together
    septette.

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road_gang

  • noun a gang of road workers

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biological_terrorism

  • noun terrorism using the weapons of biological warfare
    bioterrorism.

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government_printing_office

  • noun an agency of the legislative branch that provides printing and binding services for Congress and the departments and establishments of the federal government
    GPO; United States Government Printing Office; US Government Printing Office.

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gentleman

  • noun a man of refinement
  • noun a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer
    valet de chambre; man; gentleman's gentleman; valet.
    • Jeeves was Bertie Wooster's man

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waiting_line

  • noun a line of people or vehicles waiting for something
    queue.

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occupational

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

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military_unit

  • noun a unit that is part of some military service
    force; military group; military force.
    • he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men

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chemical_operations

  • noun warfare using chemical agents to kill or injure or incapacitate the enemy
    chemical warfare.

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united_states_postal_service

  • noun an independent federal agency that provides mail processing and delivery service for individuals and businesses in the United States
    US Postal Service; USPS.

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luftwaffe

  • noun the German airforce
    German Luftwaffe.

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securities_and_exchange_commission

  • noun an independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors
    SEC.

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political_machine

  • noun a group that controls the activities of a political party
    machine.
    • he was endorsed by the Democratic machine

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us_trade_representative

  • noun the executive agency that administers the President's policies on international trade
    United States Trade Representative.

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department_of_local_government

  • noun a permanent department created to perform the work of a local government
    local department.

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planner

  • noun a person who makes plans
    deviser; contriver.
  • noun a notebook for recording appointments and things to be done, etc.

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territorial_reserve

  • noun a territorial military unit
    territorial.

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country

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; nation; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the territory occupied by a nation
    state; land.
    • he returned to the land of his birth
    • he visited several European countries

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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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love_feast

  • noun a social gathering intended to create goodwill among the participants
  • noun a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship
    agape.

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line_of_defence

  • noun any organization whose responsibility it is to defend against something
    line of defense.
    • police are the major line of defense against crime
  • noun defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack
    line of defense.

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royal

  • noun a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
  • noun stag with antlers of 12 or more branches
    royal stag.

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septette

  • noun seven performers or singers who perform together
    septet.
  • noun a set of seven similar things considered as a unit
    septet.

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department_of_mathematics

  • noun the academic department responsible for teaching and research in mathematics
    mathematics department.

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yoke

  • noun fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment
  • noun an oppressive power
    • under the yoke of a tyrant
    • they threw off the yoke of domination

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junior_class

  • noun penultimate class in high school or college

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conference

  • noun a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)
  • noun an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
    league.

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petty

  • noun larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    petit larceny; petty larceny.
  • adjective satellite inferior in rank or status
    junior-grade; lower-ranking; lowly; subaltern; secondary.
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary

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constabulary

  • noun the force of policemen and officers
    law; police; police force.
    • the law came looking for him

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mobilization

  • noun act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
    mobilisation; militarisation; militarization.
  • noun act of marshaling and organizing and making ready for use or action
    mobilisation.
    • mobilization of the country's economic resources

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union

  • noun an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
    trades union; brotherhood; labor union; trade union.
    • you have to join the union in order to get a job
  • noun the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
    North.
    • he has visited every state in the Union
    • Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union
    • the North's superior resources turned the scale

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commission

  • noun a special group delegated to consider some matter
    committee.
    • a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
  • noun a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary)
    • he works on commission

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german_luftwaffe

  • noun the German airforce
    Luftwaffe.

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purchasing_department

  • noun the division of a business that is responsible for purchases

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interest

  • noun a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
    involvement.
    • an interest in music
  • noun a reason for wanting something done
    sake.
    • for your sake
    • died for the sake of his country
    • in the interest of safety
    • in the common interest

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special_jury

  • noun a jury whose members are selected for special knowledge for a case involving complicated issues
    blue ribbon jury.

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afl-cio

  • noun the largest federation of North American labor unions; formed in 1955
    American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations.

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restante

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enterpriser

  • noun someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it
    entrepreneur.

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lift

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

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child

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    kid.
    • they had three children
    • they were able to send their kids to college

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marines

  • noun members of a body of troops trained to serve on land or at sea
  • noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; devil dog; Marine; leatherneck.

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chill

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

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commerce

  • noun transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
    mercantilism; commercialism.
  • noun the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
    Commerce Department; Department of Commerce; DoC.

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solvate

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

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tank

  • noun an enclosed armored military vehicle; has a cannon and moves on caterpillar treads
    armoured combat vehicle; armored combat vehicle; army tank.
  • noun a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids
    storage tank.

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county_council

  • noun the elected governing body of a county

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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proprietary_colony

  • noun a colony given to a proprietor to govern (in 17th century)

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entente_cordiale

  • noun an informal alliance between countries
    entente.
  • noun a friendly understanding between political powers
    entente.

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fha

  • noun the federal agency in the Department of Housing and Urban Development that insures residential mortgages
    Federal Housing Administration.

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nazi_party

  • noun the political party founded in Germany in 1919 and brought to power by Hitler in 1933
    National Socialist German Workers' Party.

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in

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

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labor_party

  • noun a left-of-center political party formed to represent the interest of ordinary working people
    labour party.

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coastguard

  • noun a military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters

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patent

  • noun a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
    patent of invention.
  • noun an official document granting a right or privilege
    letters patent.

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parish

  • noun a local church community
  • noun the local subdivision of a diocese committed to one pastor

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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foursome

  • noun four people considered as a unit
    quartette; quartet.
    • he joined a barbershop quartet
    • the foursome teed off before 9 a.m.
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; Little Joe; IV; four; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.

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persian_gulf_war

  • noun a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invaders; 1990-1991
    Gulf War.

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militaristic

  • adjective satellite imbued with militarism

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independent

  • noun a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
    mugwump; fencesitter.
  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    freelance; freelancer; free-lance; free lance; self-employed person.

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marcher

  • noun an inhabitant of a border district
  • noun walks with regular or stately step
    parader.

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workforce

  • noun the force of workers available
    hands; manpower; work force; men.

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kit

  • noun a case for containing a set of articles
  • noun gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
    outfit.

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cyberwar

  • noun an assault on electronic communication networks
    cyber-terrorism.

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kin

  • noun a person having kinship with another or others
    kinsperson; family.
    • he's kin
    • he's family
  • noun group of people related by blood or marriage
    clan; tribe; kindred; kin group; kinship group.

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character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel
  • noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    lineament; quality.
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands

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supper

  • noun a light evening meal; served in early evening if dinner is at midday or served late in the evening at bedtime
  • noun a social gathering where a light evening meal is served
    • her suppers often included celebrities

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national_institute_of_justice

  • noun the law enforcement agency that is the research and development branch of the Department of Justice
    NIJ.

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air_force_isr

  • noun an agency focused on ensuring that the United States military attains information superiority; operates worldwide ground sites and an array of airborne reconnaissance and surveillance platforms
    AFISR; Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

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ballet_company

  • noun a company that produces ballets

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center_for_disease_control_and_prevention

  • noun a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services; located in Atlanta; investigates and diagnoses and tries to control or prevent diseases (especially new and unusual diseases)
    CDC.

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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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academic

  • noun an educator who works at a college or university
    academician; faculty member.
  • adjective associated with academia or an academy
    • the academic curriculum
    • academic gowns

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office_of_management_and_budget

  • noun the executive agency that advises the President on the federal budget
    OMB.

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musical

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical comedy; musical theater.
  • adjective characterized by or capable of producing music
    • a musical evening
    • musical instruments

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kinship

  • noun a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
    affinity.
    • found a natural affinity with the immigrants
    • felt a deep kinship with the other students
    • anthropology's kinship with the humanities
  • noun (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
    family relationship; relationship.

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theater_company

  • noun a company that produces plays

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pesh_merga

  • noun a Kurdish guerrilla force in Iraqi Kurdistan

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lawrence_of_arabia

  • noun Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
    Thomas Edward Lawrence; T. E. Lawrence; Lawrence.

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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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united_states_postal_inspection_service

  • noun the primary law enforcement arm of the United States Postal Service
    US Postal Inspection Service.

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political_system

  • noun the members of a social organization who are in power
    form of government.

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trojan_war

  • noun (Greek mythology) a great war fought between Greece and Troy; the Greeks sailed to Troy to recover Helen of Troy, the beautiful wife of Menelaus who had been abducted by Paris; after ten years the Greeks (via the Trojan Horse) achieved final victory and burned Troy to the ground
    • the story of the Trojan War is told in Homer's Iliad

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legion

  • noun archaic terms for army
    host.
  • noun association of ex-servicemen
    • the American Legion

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grand_jury

  • noun a jury to inquire into accusations of crime and to evaluate the grounds for indictments

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post_office

  • noun a local branch where postal services are available"
    local post office.
  • noun an independent agency of the federal government responsible for mail delivery (and sometimes telecommunications) between individuals and businesses in the United States
    PO; US Post Office; United States Post Office.

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board

  • noun a committee having supervisory powers
    • the board has seven members
  • noun a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    plank.

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federal_office

  • noun a department of the federal government of the United States
    department of the federal government; federal department.

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basketball

  • noun a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
    hoops; basketball game.
  • noun an inflated ball used in playing basketball

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city

  • noun a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
    metropolis; urban center.
    • Ancient Troy was a great city
  • noun an incorporated administrative district established by state charter
    • the city raised the tax rate

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state-sponsored_terrorism

  • noun terrorism practiced by a government against its own people or in support of international terrorism

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mass_meeting

  • noun a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
    rally.

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veterans_of_foreign_wars

  • noun an organization of United States war veterans
    VFW.

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special_branch

  • noun a government police department dealing with political security

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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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security

  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    protection.
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

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camp_meeting

  • noun religious (usually evangelistic) meeting held in a large tent or outdoors and lasting several days

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antique

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

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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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crowd

  • noun a large number of things or people considered together
    • a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers
  • noun an informal body of friends
    bunch; gang; crew.
    • he still hangs out with the same crowd

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new_scotland_yard

  • noun the detective department of the metropolitan police force of London
    Scotland Yard.

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international_terrorism

  • noun terrorism practiced in a foreign country by terrorists who are not native to that country

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administrative_unit

  • noun a unit with administrative responsibilities
    administrative body.

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chorus

  • noun any utterance produced simultaneously by a group
    • a chorus of boos
  • noun a group of people assembled to sing together

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matriculate

  • noun someone who has been admitted to a college or university
  • verb enroll as a student

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lee

  • noun United States filmmaker whose works explore the richness of black culture in America (born in 1957)
    Spike Lee; Shelton Jackson Lee.
  • noun United States striptease artist who became famous on Broadway in the 1930s (1914-1970)
    Rose Louise Hovick; Gypsy Rose Lee.

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war_of_the_spanish_succession

  • noun a general war in Europe (1701-1714) that broke out when Louis XIV installed his grandson on the throne of Spain; England and Holland hoped to limit Louis' power

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ply

  • noun one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination
    • three-ply cord
    • four-ply yarn
  • noun (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood

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scout_group

  • noun a unit of Girl or Boy Scouts
    scout troop; troop.

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paramilitary_force

  • noun a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)
    paramilitary unit; paramilitary organization; paramilitary; paramilitary organisation.

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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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inland_revenue

  • noun a board of the British government that administers and collects major direct taxes
    IR.

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chapter

  • noun a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled
    • he read a chapter every night before falling asleep
  • noun any distinct period in history or in a person's life
    • the industrial revolution opened a new chapter in British history
    • the divorce was an ugly chapter in their relationship

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rallying

  • noun the act of mobilizing for a common purpose
    • the bell was a signal for the rallying of the whole neighborhood
  • noun the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
    rally.
    • he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning
    • he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack

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association_of_orangemen

  • noun a Protestant political organization in Northern Ireland
    Orange Order.

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second_string

  • noun a squad of players that are available either individually or as a team to relieve or replace the players who started the game

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citizen

  • noun a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community

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iran-iraq_war

  • noun a dispute over control of the waterway between Iraq and Iran broke out into open fighting in 1980 and continued until 1988, when they accepted a UN cease-fire resolution
    Gulf War.

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cadre

  • noun a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
    cell.
  • noun a nucleus of military personnel capable of expansion

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peloponnesian_war

  • noun a war in which Athens and its allies were defeated by the league centered on Sparta; 431-404 BC

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marshal

  • noun a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
    marshall.
  • noun (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
    marshall.

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soldiering

  • noun skills that are required for the life of soldier
    soldiership.
  • noun the evasion of work or duty
    slacking; shirking; goofing off; goldbricking.

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civil

  • adjective satellite applying to ordinary citizens as contrasted with the military
    • civil authorities
  • adjective not rude; marked by satisfactory (or especially minimal) adherence to social usages and sufficient but not noteworthy consideration for others
    polite.
    • even if he didn't like them he should have been civil"- W.S. Maugham

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nongovernmental

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merchant_marine

  • noun the crew of a merchant vessel
  • noun conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
    merchant vessels; cargo ships; shipping.

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freshman

  • noun a first-year undergraduate
    fresher.
  • noun any new participant in some activity
    newbie; fledgeling; neophyte; newcomer; entrant; fledgling; starter.

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cyber-terrorism

  • noun an assault on electronic communication networks
    cyberwar.

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attrition

  • noun erosion by friction
    abrasion; detrition; corrasion.
  • noun the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
    abrasion; detrition; grinding.

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federal_bureau_of_investigation

  • noun a federal law enforcement agency that is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Justice
    FBI.

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flying

  • noun an instance of traveling by air
    flight.
    • flying was still an exciting adventure for him
  • verb travel through the air; be airborne
    fly; wing.
    • Man cannot fly

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gallery

  • noun spectators at a golf or tennis match
  • noun a porch along the outside of a building (sometimes partly enclosed)
    veranda; verandah.

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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war

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    warfare.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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core

  • noun a small group of indispensable persons or things
    core group; nucleus.
    • five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program
  • noun the center of an object
    • the ball has a titanium core

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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sales_staff

  • noun those in a business who are responsible for sales

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coronary_care_unit

  • noun a hospital unit specially staffed and equipped to treat patients with serious cardiac problems

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general_staff

  • noun military officers assigned to assist a senior officer in planning military policy

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heat

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

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art_nouveau

  • noun a French school of art and architecture popular in the 1890s; characterized by stylized natural forms and sinuous outlines of such objects as leaves and vines and flowers

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manoeuvrer

  • noun a person skilled in maneuvering
    maneuverer.

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moulage

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fort

  • noun a fortified military post where troops are stationed
    garrison.
  • noun a fortified defensive structure
    fortress.

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muster

  • noun a gathering of military personnel for duty
    • he was thrown in the brig for missing muster
  • noun compulsory military service
    selective service; draft; conscription.

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markaz-ud-dawa-wal-irshad

  • noun a Sunni organization formed in 1989 and based in Pakistan; opposes missionary groups from the United States; has Lashkar-e-Tayyiba as its armed wing
    MDI.

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american_party

  • noun a former political party in the United States; active in the 1850s to keep power out of the hands of immigrants and Roman Catholics
    Know-Nothing Party.

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vanguard

  • noun the leading units moving at the head of an army
    van.
  • noun any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
    avant-garde; van; new wave.

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social_gathering

  • noun a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship
    social affair.

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kechua

  • noun a member of a South American Indian people in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Inca empire
    Quechua.
  • noun a community of South American Indians in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Incan Empire
    Quechua.

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industrial_union

  • noun a labor union that admits all workers in a given industry irrespective of their craft
    vertical union.

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round-the-clock_patrol

  • noun a continuous nonstop patrol

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duet

  • noun two items of the same kind
    twosome; span; distich; couple; duo; twain; yoke; couplet; pair; brace; dyad; duad.
  • noun two performers or singers who perform together
    duette; duo.

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temper

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

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indian_file

  • noun a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
    single file; file.

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usps

  • noun an independent federal agency that provides mail processing and delivery service for individuals and businesses in the United States
    US Postal Service; United States Postal Service.

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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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petit

Small; little; insignificant; mean; -- Same as Petty. Obs., except in legal language.
By what small, petit hints does the mind catch hold of and recover a vanishing notion. South.

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dixiecrats

  • noun a former political party in the United States; formed in 1948 by Democrats from southern states in order to oppose to the candidacy of Harry S Truman
    States' Rights Democratic Party.

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disa

  • noun any orchid of the genus Disa; beautiful orchids with dark green leaves and usually hooded flowers; much prized as emblematic flowers in their native regions
  • noun a combat support agency in the Department of Defense responsible for developing and operating and supporting information systems to serve the needs of the President and the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Defense Information Systems Agency.

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ship

  • noun a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  • verb transport commercially
    send; transport.

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bureau_of_intelligence_and_research

  • noun an agency that is the primary source in the State Department for interpretive analyses of global developments and focal point for policy issues and activities of the Intelligence Community
    INR.

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check

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    cheque; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    assay.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress

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regime

  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    authorities; government.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
    regimen.

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faithful

  • noun any loyal and steadfast following
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    fold; congregation.

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floor

  • noun the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure)
    flooring.
    • they needed rugs to cover the bare floors
    • we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent
  • noun a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
    story; level; storey.
    • what level is the office on?

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section_gang

  • noun a work crew assigned to a section of a railroad

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department_of_english

  • noun the academic department responsible for teaching English and American literature
    English department.

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farmer-labor_party

  • noun a former minor political party in the United States in the early 20th century

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remilitarise

  • verb militarize anew
    remilitarize.
    • Should Japan be remilitarized?

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nist

  • noun an agency in the Technology Administration that makes measurements and sets standards as needed by industry or government programs
    National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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history_department

  • noun the academic department responsible for teaching history
    department of history.

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football

  • noun any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
    football game.
  • noun the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football

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department_of_economics

  • noun the academic department responsible for teaching and research in economics
    economics department.

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polity

  • noun the form of government of a social organization
    civil order.
  • noun a politically organized unit

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cavalryman

  • noun a soldier in a motorized army unit
    trooper.
  • noun a soldier mounted on horseback
    trooper.
    • a cavalryman always takes good care of his mount

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authorities

  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    regime; government.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun the power or right to give orders or make decisions
    potency; authority; say-so; authorisation; dominance; authorization.
    • he has the authority to issue warrants
    • deputies are given authorization to make arrests
    • a place of potency in the state

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poste_restante

  • noun the part of a post office that handles mail for persons who call for it
    general delivery.
  • noun a notation written on mail that is to be held at the post office until called for (not in the United States or Canada)

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gurkha

  • noun a member of the Nepalese force that has been part of the British army for 200 years; known for fierceness in combat
  • noun a member of Hindu people descended from brahmins and Rajputs who live in Nepal

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us_marshals_service

  • noun the United States' oldest federal law enforcement agency is responsible today for protecting the Federal Judiciary and transporting federal prisoners and protecting federal witnesses and managing assets seized from criminals and generally ensuring the effective operation of the federal judicial system
    United States Marshals Service; Marshals.

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air_group

  • noun a unit of the United States Air Force larger than a squadron and smaller than a wing

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working_party

  • noun a group of people working together temporarily until some goal is achieved
    working group.
    • the working group was supposed to report back in two weeks

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together

  • adjective satellite mentally and emotionally stable
    • she's really together
  • adverb in contact with each other or in proximity
    • the leaves stuck together

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lineup

  • noun (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat
    batting order; card.
    • the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate
  • noun a line of persons arranged by police for inspection or identification

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res_publica

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; country; nation; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land

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gown

  • noun a woman's dress, usually with a close-fitting bodice and a long flared skirt, often worn on formal occasions
  • noun the members of a university as distinguished from the other residents of the town in which the university is located
    • the relations between town and gown are always sensitive

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chain

  • noun a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
    concatenation.
    • the chain of command
    • a complicated concatenation of circumstances
  • noun (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
    chemical chain.

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dance

  • noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  • noun a party of people assembled for dancing

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debauch

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

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machination

  • noun a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
    intrigue.

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global

  • adjective satellite involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope
    worldwide; planetary; world-wide; world.
    • global war
    • global monetary policy
    • neither national nor continental but planetary
    • a world crisis
    • of worldwide significance
  • adjective satellite having the shape of a sphere or ball
    spherical; ball-shaped; globular; orbicular; spheric; globose.
    • a spherical object
    • nearly orbicular in shape
    • little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey

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research_staff

  • noun a group of associated research workers in a university or library or laboratory

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battle

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

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