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scratch

  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    abrasion; excoriation; scrape.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    slit; prick; incision; dent.

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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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trigon

  • noun a three-sided polygon
    trilateral; triangle.
  • noun (astrology) one of four groups of the zodiac where each group consists of three signs separated from each other by 120 degrees
    triplicity.

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surgical

  • adjective of or relating to or involving or used in surgery
    • surgical instruments
    • surgical intervention
  • adjective relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine
    operative.
    • a surgical appendix
    • a surgical procedure
    • operative dentistry

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dish

  • noun a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
    • we gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present
  • noun a particular item of prepared food
    • she prepared a special dish for dinner

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disk

  • noun something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
    disc; saucer.
    • the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky
  • noun a flat circular plate
    disc.

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integrity

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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foursquare

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    square.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • adjective satellite characterized by firm and unwavering conviction
    • a foursquare refusal to yield

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spearhead

  • noun someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.)
  • noun the leading military unit in an attack

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angulate

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

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sway

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

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free-spoken

  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; straight-from-the-shoulder; outspoken; point-blank; candid; plainspoken; blunt; forthright.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation

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right-angled_triangle

  • noun a triangle with one right angle
    right triangle.

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straightforward

  • adjective satellite free from ambiguity
    • a straightforward set of instructions
  • adjective satellite without evasion or compromise
    straight; square.
    • a square contradiction
    • he is not being as straightforward as it appears

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equilateral

  • noun a figure whose sides are all equal
  • adjective satellite having all sides or faces equal

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wave

  • noun one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
    moving ridge.
  • noun a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
    • a wave of settlers
    • troops advancing in waves

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candid

  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; straight-from-the-shoulder; outspoken; point-blank; plainspoken; blunt; free-spoken; forthright.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation
  • adjective satellite informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared
    • a candid photograph
    • a candid interview

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vesta

  • noun (Roman mythology) goddess of the hearth and its fire whose flame was tended by vestal virgins; counterpart of Greek Hestia
  • noun the brightest asteroid but the fourth to be discovered

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convexity

  • noun the property possessed by a convex shape
    convexness.
  • noun a shape that curves or bulges outward
    convex shape.

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forking

  • noun the place where something divides into branches
    furcation.
  • noun the act of branching out or dividing into branches
    fork; branching; ramification.

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setaceous

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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pinch

  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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list

  • noun a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
    listing.
  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    tilt; lean; leaning; inclination.
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right

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incidence_angle

  • noun the angle that a line makes with a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence
    angle of incidence.

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crotch

  • noun the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches
    fork.
    • they took the south fork
    • he climbed into the crotch of a tree
  • noun the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
    fork.

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roundness

  • noun the fullness of a tone of voice
    rotundity.
    • there is a musky roundness to his wordiness
  • noun the quality of being round numbers
    • he gave us the results in round numbers, but their roundness didn't affect the point he was making

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six-pointed

  • adjective satellite having six points

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cuspidate

  • adjective satellite having cusps or points
    cuspidated; cuspidal; cuspated; cuspate; cusped.

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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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crookedness

  • noun a tortuous and twisted shape or position
    tortuousness; contortion; tortuosity; torsion.
    • they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs
    • the acrobat performed incredible contortions
  • noun having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles

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pyramidic

  • adjective satellite resembling a pyramid
    pyramidical; pyramidal.

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pleat

  • noun any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
    plait.
  • verb pleat or gather into a ruffle
    ruffle.
    • ruffle the curtain fabric

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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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forthrightness

  • noun the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
    candor; candidness; candour; directness; frankness.

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fold

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

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immediateness

  • noun the quickness of action or occurrence
    immediacy; instancy; instantaneousness.
    • the immediacy of their response
    • the instancy of modern communication
  • noun lack of an intervening or mediating agency
    immediacy.
    • the immediacy of television coverage

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laparotomy

  • noun surgical incision into the abdominal wall; often done to examine abdominal organs

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acanthoid

  • adjective satellite shaped like a spine or thorn
    acanthous; spinous.

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celestial_latitude

  • noun (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere
    declination; dec.

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spindle

  • noun (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle
    • chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis
  • noun a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc.

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quill

  • noun pen made from a bird's feather
    quill pen.
  • noun a stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog

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twine

  • noun a lightweight cord
    string.
  • verb spin,wind, or twist together
    lace; interlace; intertwine; enlace; entwine.
    • intertwine the ribbons
    • Twine the threads into a rope
    • intertwined hearts

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sphericalness

  • noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
    sphericity; globularness; globosity; rotundness; rotundity.

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section

  • noun a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
    subdivision.
    • he always turns first to the business section
    • the history of this work is discussed in the next section
  • noun a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
    • sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue

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spinal_column

  • noun the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    rachis; spine; vertebral column; backbone; back.
    • the fall broke his back

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brier

  • noun tangled mass of prickly plants
    brier patch; brierpatch.
  • noun a thorny stem or twig

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magnetic_dip

  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    angle of dip; inclination; dip; magnetic inclination.

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thorniness

  • noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines
    bristliness; spininess; prickliness.
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; bitterness; acerbity; jaundice.

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fluke

  • noun a stroke of luck
    good luck; good fortune.
  • noun a barb on a harpoon or arrow

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rotundness

  • noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
    sphericity; sphericalness; globularness; globosity; rotundity.

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box

  • noun a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    loge.
    • the royal box was empty

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taper

  • noun a convex shape that narrows toward a point
  • noun the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

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spine

  • noun the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    rachis; spinal column; vertebral column; backbone; back.
    • the fall broke his back
  • noun any sharply pointed projection
    spur; acantha.

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brutal

  • adjective satellite (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    savage; barbarous; vicious; cruel; fell; roughshod.
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks
  • adjective satellite harsh
    unrelenting.
    • the brutal summer sun
    • a brutal winter

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round

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

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bradawl

  • noun an awl for making small holes for brads or small screws
    pricker.

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phlebotomy

  • noun surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
    venesection.

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maker

  • noun a person who makes things
    shaper.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Lord; Divine; Godhead.

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axil

  • noun the upper angle between an axis and an offshoot such as a branch or leafstalk

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topography

  • noun the configuration of a surface and the relations among its man-made and natural features
  • noun precise detailed study of the surface features of a region

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wedge

  • noun any shape that is triangular in cross section
    wedge shape; cuneus.
  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; submarine; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.

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keenness

  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    sharpness; acuteness; acuity.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind
  • noun a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
    avidity; avidness; eagerness.

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burr

  • noun seed vessel having hooks or prickles
    bur.
  • noun rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting

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dagger-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a dagger

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premolar

  • noun a tooth having two cusps or points; located between the incisors and the molars
    bicuspid.

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extinction

  • noun no longer active; extinguished
    • the extinction of the volcano
  • noun no longer in existence
    defunctness.
    • the extinction of a species

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acumen

  • noun a tapering point
  • noun shrewdness shown by keen insight
    insightfulness.

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trilateral

  • noun a three-sided polygon
    triangle; trigon.
  • adjective satellite involving three parties
    • trilateral talks

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from

Out of the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of space or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- the aritithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side; light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse; the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony.
Experience from the time past to the time present. Bacon.
The song began from Jove. Drpden.
From high Mæonia's rocky shores I came. Addison.
If the wind blow any way from shore. Shak.
From sometimes denotes away from, remote from, inconsistent with. "Anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing." Shak. From, when joined with another preposition or an adverb, gives an opportunity for abbreviating the sentence. "There followed him great multitudes of people . . . from [the land] beyond Jordan." Math. iv. 25. In certain constructions, as from forth, from out, etc., the ordinary and more obvious arrangment is inverted, the sense being more distinctly forth from, out from -- from being virtually the governing preposition, and the word the adverb. See From off, under Off, adv., and From afar, under Afar, adv.
Sudden partings such as press The life from out young hearts. Byron.

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external_angle

  • noun the supplement of an interior angle of a polygon
    exterior angle.

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canine_tooth

  • noun one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
    eye tooth; dogtooth; canine; cuspid; eyetooth.

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zig

  • noun an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    zigzag; zag.

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barbellate

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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asteroid

  • noun any of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter)
  • adjective satellite shaped like a star
    star-shaped.

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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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strike

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

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sharpen

  • verb make sharp or sharper
    • sharpen the knives
  • verb make crisp or more crisp and precise
    • We had to sharpen our arguments

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right_triangle

  • noun a triangle with one right angle
    right-angled triangle.

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flat

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

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diamond

  • noun a transparent piece of diamond that has been cut and polished and is valued as a precious gem
  • noun very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
    adamant.

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pike

  • noun a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
    motorway; thruway; freeway; throughway; superhighway; state highway; expressway.
  • noun highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh

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acuate

  • adjective satellite ending in a sharp point
    sharp; needlelike; acute.

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perineotomy

  • noun surgical incision into the perineum

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briery

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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curvature

  • noun (medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal
    • curvature of the spine
  • noun the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve

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good_faith

  • noun having honest intentions
    straightness.
    • he acted in good faith
    • doubt was expressed as to the good faith of the immigrants

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stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

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magnetic_inclination

  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; dip.

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exterior_angle

  • noun the supplement of an interior angle of a polygon
    external angle.

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pouch

  • noun a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pocket; sack.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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circle

  • noun ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point
    • he calculated the circumference of the circle
  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    band; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot

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downrightness

  • noun the quality of being direct and straightforward
    straightforwardness.
    • what some people take for rudeness is really straightforwardness

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pyramid

  • noun a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex
  • noun (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases

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hour

  • noun a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
    hr; 60 minutes.
    • the job will take more than an hour
  • noun clock time
    time of day.
    • the hour is getting late

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metal-cutting

  • adjective satellite hard and sharp enough to cut metal
    • metal-cutting tools

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isosceles_triangle

  • noun a triangle with two equal sides

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chisel

  • noun an edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge
  • verb engage in deceitful behavior; practice trickery or fraud
    cheat.
    • Who's chiseling on the side?

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longitude

  • noun the angular distance between a point on any meridian and the prime meridian at Greenwich

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drill

  • noun a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
  • noun similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
    Mandrillus leucophaeus.

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isogonic

  • adjective satellite having or making equal angles

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dec

  • noun (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial body north or to the south of the celestial equator; expressed in degrees; used with right ascension to specify positions on the celestial sphere
    declination; celestial latitude.
  • noun the last (12th) month of the year
    December.

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bristle-pointed

  • adjective satellite pointed like bristles

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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waviness

  • noun (of hair) a tendency to curl
    curliness.
  • noun unevenness produced by waves or wrinkles

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honestness

  • noun the quality of being honest
    honesty.

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pointedly

  • adverb in such a manner as to make something clearly evident
    • he pointedly ignored the question

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slit

  • noun a long narrow opening
  • noun obscene terms for female genitals
    puss; pussy; snatch; twat; cunt.

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bend

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; turn.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun movement that causes the formation of a curve
    bending.

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ascension

  • noun a movement upward
    ascent; rise; rising.
    • they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon
  • noun (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter
    Ascension of the Lord; Ascension Day.

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sharp

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

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end

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

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turn

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

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tilt

  • noun a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
    joust.
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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six

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
    sixer; sestet; Captain Hicks; hexad; sise; VI; sextet; half a dozen; 6; sextuplet.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips
    six-spot.

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briar

  • noun Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips
    sweetbrier; sweetbriar; Rosa eglanteria; brier; eglantine.
  • noun a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
    catbrier; horse brier; greenbrier; Smilax rotundifolia; bullbrier; brier; horse-brier.

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orthogonality

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

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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scrupulousness

  • noun conformity to high standards of ethics or excellence
  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; meticulosity; meticulousness.

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cuspidated

  • adjective satellite having cusps or points
    cuspidal; cuspated; cuspate; cuspidate; cusped.

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valvulotomy

  • noun incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
    valvotomy.

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circular

  • noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    handbill; flier; bill; broadside; flyer; broadsheet; throwaway.
    • he mailed the circular to all subscribers
  • adjective having a circular shape
    round.

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simplicity

  • noun the quality of being simple or uncompounded
    simpleness.
    • the simplicity of a crystal
  • noun a lack of penetration or subtlety
    simple mindedness; simpleness.
    • they took advantage of her simplicity

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penetrative

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • adjective satellite tending to penetrate; having the power of entering or piercing
    penetrating.
    • a toxic penetrative spray applied to the surface
    • a cold penetrating wind
    • a penetrating odor

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extinction_angle

  • noun the angle from its axis that a crystal must be rotated before appearing maximally dark when viewed in polarized light
    angle of extinction.

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spear-point

  • noun the head and sharpened point of a spear
    spearhead; spearpoint.

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perigon

  • noun an angle of 360 degrees
    round angle.

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plane

  • noun an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    airplane; aeroplane.
    • the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane
  • noun (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
    sheet.
    • we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane
    • any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane

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bluff

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

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acanthous

  • adjective satellite shaped like a spine or thorn
    acanthoid; spinous.

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arch

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

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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ceres

  • noun (Roman mythology) goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter
  • noun the largest asteroid and the first discovered

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pyramidical

  • adjective satellite resembling a pyramid
    pyramidal; pyramidic.

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surgical_incision

  • noun the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
    section; incision.

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pucker

  • noun an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
    ruck.
  • verb to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
    knit; rumple; crumple; cockle.
    • She puckered her lips

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footed

  • adjective having feet
    • footed creatures
    • a footed sofa
  • verb pay for something
    foot; pick.
    • pick up the tab
    • pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages
    • foot the bill

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cylindricality

  • noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional cylinder
    cylindricalness.

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acuteness

  • noun a sensitivity that is keen and highly developed
    • dogs have a remarkable acuteness of smell
  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    keenness; sharpness; acuity.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind

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reentering

(Calico Printing.) The process of applying additional colors, by applications of printing blocks, to patterns already partly colored.

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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file-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a file

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circularity

  • noun the roundness of a 2-dimensional figure
    disk shape.

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oblique

  • noun any grammatical case other than the nominative
    oblique case.
  • noun a diagonally arranged abdominal muscle on either side of the torso
    abdominal external oblique muscle; external oblique muscle; musculus obliquus externus abdominis.

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pitch

  • noun the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  • noun (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
    delivery.

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rachis

  • noun axis of a compound leaf or compound inflorescence
  • noun the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    spinal column; spine; vertebral column; backbone; back.
    • the fall broke his back

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regular_polygon

  • noun a polygon with all sides and all angles equal

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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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spur

  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; goad; spurring; prodding; prod; urging.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  • noun any sharply pointed projection
    spine; acantha.

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magnetic_declination

  • noun the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
    magnetic variation; variation.

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ra

  • noun an intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores
    atomic number 88; radium.
  • noun ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods
    Re.

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scalene

  • adjective of a triangle having three sides of different lengths
  • adjective of or relating to any of the scalene muscles

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latitude

  • noun the angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself
  • noun freedom from normal restraints in conduct
    • the new freedom in movies and novels
    • allowed his children considerable latitude in how they spent their money

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deformation

  • noun a change for the worse
    distortion.
  • noun alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it

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star-shaped

  • adjective satellite shaped like a star
    asteroid.

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cusp

  • noun point formed by two intersecting arcs (as from the intrados of a Gothic arch)
  • noun a thin triangular flap of a heart valve
    leaflet.

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good

  • noun benefit
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  • noun moral excellence or admirableness
    goodness.
    • there is much good to be found in people

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critical_angle

  • noun the smallest angle of incidence for which light is totally reflected

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sharpness

  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    keenness; acuteness; acuity.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind
  • noun the attribute of urgency in tone of voice
    edge.
    • his voice had an edge to it

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rake

  • noun a dissolute man in fashionable society
    rip; rakehell; blood; roue; profligate.
  • noun degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
    slant; pitch.
    • the roof had a steep pitch

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acute_angle

  • noun an angle less than 90 degrees but more than 0 degrees

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cutting

  • noun the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film
    film editing.
  • noun a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
    slip.

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oblique_angle

  • noun an angle that is not a right angle or a multiple of a right angle

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equiangular_triangle

  • noun a three-sided regular polygon
    equilateral triangle.

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leaner

  • noun (horseshoes) the throw of a horseshoe so as to lean against (but not encircle) the stake
  • adjective lacking excess flesh
    lean; thin.
    • you can't be too rich or too thin
    • Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

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bulginess

  • noun the property possessed by a rounded convexity
    roundedness.

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spinal

  • noun anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord
    spinal anaesthesia; spinal anesthesia.
  • adjective of or relating to the spine or spinal cord
    • spinal cord
    • spinal injury

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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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drill-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a drill

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venesection

  • noun surgical incision into a vein; used to treat hemochromatosis
    phlebotomy.

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five-pointed

  • adjective satellite having five points

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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cutting_angle

  • noun the angle between the face of a cutting tool and the surface of the work

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bicuspid

  • noun a tooth having two cusps or points; located between the incisors and the molars
    premolar.
  • adjective satellite having two cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
    bicuspidate.
    • bicuspid teeth
    • bicuspid leaves

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forthright

  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; straight-from-the-shoulder; outspoken; point-blank; candid; plainspoken; blunt; free-spoken.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation
  • adverb directly and without evasion; not roundabout
    squarely; forthrightly.
    • to face a problem squarely
    • the responsibility lies squarely with them
    • spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point

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orchotomy

  • noun surgical incision into the testis to obtain material for analysis (as in cases of abnormally low sperm count)

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square

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    foursquare.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • noun the product of two equal terms
    second power.
    • nine is the second power of three
    • gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance

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permeation

  • noun the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
    pervasion; suffusion.
  • noun mutual penetration; diffusion of each through the other
    interpenetration.

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bicuspidate

  • adjective satellite having two cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
    bicuspid.
    • bicuspid teeth
    • bicuspid leaves

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nakedness

  • noun the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind
    nudeness; nudity.
  • noun a bleak and desolate atmosphere
    bareness; desolation; bleakness.
    • the nakedness of the landscape

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unvarnished

  • adjective satellite not having a coating of stain or varnish
    unstained.
  • adjective satellite free from any effort to soften to disguise
    plain.
    • the plain and unvarnished truth
    • the unvarnished candor of old people and children

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out

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

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trusty

  • noun a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges
  • adjective worthy of trust or belief
    trustworthy.
    • a trustworthy report
    • an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion

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fang-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a fang

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ruck

  • noun a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things
    herd.
    • his brilliance raised him above the ruck
    • the children resembled a fairy herd
  • noun an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
    pucker.

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candour

  • noun the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
    candor; candidness; forthrightness; directness; frankness.
  • noun ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
    fair-mindedness; candor; fairness.

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ingenuousness

  • noun the quality of innocent naivete
    naturalness; artlessness; innocence.
  • noun openly straightforward or frank

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honorable

  • adjective not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
    honest.
    • honest lawyers
    • honest reporting
  • adjective worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
    honourable.
    • an honorable man
    • led an honorable life
    • honorable service to his country

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venerableness

  • noun the quality of deserving veneration
    venerability.

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frankness

  • noun the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
    candor; candidness; forthrightness; candour; directness.
  • noun the trait of being blunt and outspoken
    outspokenness.

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horse-brier

  • noun a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
    catbrier; horse brier; greenbrier; Smilax rotundifolia; briar; bullbrier; brier.

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frank

  • noun a smooth-textured sausage of minced beef or pork usually smoked; often served on a bread roll
    dog; hot dog; wiener; wienerwurst; frankfurter; weenie; hotdog.
  • noun a member of the ancient Germanic peoples who spread from the Rhine into the Roman Empire in the 4th century

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plication

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    crease; fold; bend; flexure; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun the act of folding in parallel folds
    pleating.

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free

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

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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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sclerotomy

  • noun surgical incision of the sclerotic coat of the eye

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bristliness

  • noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines
    spininess; prickliness; thorniness.

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oblique_triangle

  • noun a triangle that contains no right angle

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reputability

  • noun honorableness by virtue of being respectable and having a good reputation
    respectability.

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gaff

  • noun a sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock
  • noun a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail

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dispersal

  • noun the act of dispersing or diffusing something
    dispersion; diffusion; dissemination.
    • the dispersion of the troops
    • the diffusion of knowledge

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honest

  • adjective not disposed to cheat or defraud; not deceptive or fraudulent
    honorable.
    • honest lawyers
    • honest reporting
  • adjective satellite without dissimulation; frank
    • my honest opinion

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angularity

  • noun a shape having one or more sharp angles
    angular shape.
  • noun the property possessed by a shape that has angles

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keen

  • noun a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  • verb express grief verbally
    lament.
    • we lamented the death of the child

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diffuser

  • noun baffle that distributes sound waves evenly
    diffusor.
  • noun optical device that distributes the light of a lamp evenly
    diffusor.

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valvotomy

  • noun incision into a stenosed cardiac valve to relieve the obstruction
    valvulotomy.

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spherical_angle

  • noun an angle formed at the intersection of the arcs of two great circles

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face_angle

  • noun the angle formed by two edges of a polyhedral angle

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reflex_angle

  • noun an angle greater than 180 degrees (but less than 360)

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spoken

  • adjective uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination
    • a spoken message
    • the spoken language
    • a soft-spoken person
    • sharp-spoken
  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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zag

  • noun an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    zig; zigzag.

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primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

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scollop

  • noun edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces
    scallop; escallop.
  • noun thin slice of meat (especially veal) usually fried or broiled
    escallop; cutlet; scallop.

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blank

  • noun a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
    space.
    • he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet
  • noun a blank gap or missing part
    lacuna.

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apollo_asteroid

  • noun an asteroid whose orbit crosses the Earth's orbit

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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angular

  • adjective measured by an angle or by the rate of change of an angle
    • angular momentum
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angulate.

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horse

  • noun solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
    Equus caballus.
  • noun a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
    gymnastic horse.

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salient

  • noun (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy
  • adjective satellite having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    striking; prominent; spectacular; outstanding.
    • an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    • salient traits
    • a spectacular rise in prices
    • a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
    • a striking resemblance between parent and child

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outspokenness

  • noun the trait of being blunt and outspoken
    frankness.

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reentrant

  • adjective (of angles) pointing inward
    re-entrant.
    • a polygon with re-entrant angles

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attack

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

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polyhedral_angle

  • noun the space enclosed by three or more planes that intersect in a vertex

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magnanimousness

  • noun the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
    nobleness; grandeur; nobility.

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insightful

  • adjective satellite exhibiting insight or clear and deep perception
    • an insightful parent
    • the chapter is insightful and suggestive of new perspectives"-R.C.Angell

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rectangularity

  • noun the property of being shaped like a rectangle
    oblongness.

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greenbrier

  • noun a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
    catbrier; horse brier; Smilax rotundifolia; briar; bullbrier; brier; horse-brier.

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needle

  • noun the leaf of a conifer
    acerate leaf.
  • noun a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument

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eye_tooth

  • noun one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
    dogtooth; canine; cuspid; canine tooth; eyetooth.

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alar

  • adjective of or relating to the axil
    axillary.
  • noun a chemical sprayed on fruit trees to regulate their growth so the entire crop can be harvested at one time
    daminozide.

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bullbrier

  • noun a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
    catbrier; horse brier; greenbrier; Smilax rotundifolia; briar; brier; horse-brier.

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unpointedness

  • noun the property of having only a dull tip (if any)

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angle_of_dip

  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; inclination; dip; magnetic inclination.

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furcation

  • noun the place where something divides into branches
    forking.

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plane_angle

  • noun an angle formed by two straight lines (in the same plane)

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obtuse_angle

  • noun an angle between 90 and 180 degrees

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incorruption

  • noun characterized by integrity or probity
    incorruptness.

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seta

  • noun stalk of a moss capsule
  • noun a stiff hair or bristle

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diffusion

  • noun (physics) the process in which there is movement of a substance from an area of high concentration of that substance to an area of lower concentration
  • noun the spread of social institutions (and myths and skills) from one society to another

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distance

  • noun the property created by the space between two objects or points
  • noun a distant region
    • I could see it in the distance

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angle_of_view

  • noun the angle included by a photographic lens
    view angle.

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curliness

  • noun (of hair) a tendency to curl
    waviness.

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incision

  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; prick; dent.
  • noun the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation)
    section; surgical incision.

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tooth

  • noun hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
  • noun something resembling the tooth of an animal

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girdle

  • noun an encircling or ringlike structure
  • noun a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
    cincture; waistband; sash; waistcloth.

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vocal

  • noun music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment
    vocal music.
  • noun a short musical composition with words
    song.
    • a successful musical must have at least three good songs

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angular_shape

  • noun a shape having one or more sharp angles
    angularity.

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obtuseness

  • noun the quality of being slow to understand
    dullness.
  • noun the quality of lacking a sharp edge or point

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barb

  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    shaft; gibe; shot; dig; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
  • noun the pointed part of barbed wire

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unpointed

  • adjective not having a point especially a sharp point
    pointless.
    • my pencils are all pointless

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interior_angle

  • noun the angle inside two adjacent sides of a polygon
    internal angle.

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respectability

  • noun honorableness by virtue of being respectable and having a good reputation
    reputability.

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acute-angled_triangle

  • noun a triangle whose interior angles are all acute
    acute triangle.

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dogtooth

  • noun perennial woodland spring-flowering plant; widely cultivated
    dog's-tooth violet; dogtooth violet.
  • noun one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
    eye tooth; canine; cuspid; canine tooth; eyetooth.

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diffusor

  • noun baffle that distributes sound waves evenly
    diffuser.
  • noun optical device that distributes the light of a lamp evenly
    diffuser.

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straight-from-the-shoulder

  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; outspoken; point-blank; candid; plainspoken; blunt; free-spoken; forthright.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation

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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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angle_of_refraction

  • noun the angle between a refracted ray and a line perpendicular to the surface between the two media at the point of refraction

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vasosection

  • noun surgical incision into or division of the vas deferens
    vasotomy.

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angle_of_inclination

  • noun (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)
    inclination.

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oblongness

  • noun the property of being shaped like a rectangle
    rectangularity.

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ray

  • noun a column of light (as from a beacon)
    shaft; ray of light; irradiation; shaft of light; beam; beam of light; light beam.
  • noun a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence

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triangle

  • noun a three-sided polygon
    trilateral; trigon.
  • noun something approximating the shape of a triangle
    • the coastline of Chile and Argentina and Brazil forms two legs of a triangle

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magnetic_variation

  • noun the angle (at a particular location) between magnetic north and true north
    variation; magnetic declination.

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angle

  • noun the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
  • noun a biased way of looking at or presenting something
    slant.

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thorny

  • adjective satellite bristling with perplexities
    • the thorny question of states' rights
  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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contour

  • noun a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
    contour line.
  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    shape; configuration; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes

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bur

  • noun seed vessel having hooks or prickles
    burr.
  • noun small bit used in dentistry or surgery
    burr.

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toothed

  • adjective having teeth especially of a certain number or type; often used in combination
    • saw-toothed
  • adjective satellite notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
    serrated; notched; saw-toothed; serrate.

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internal

  • adjective happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface
    • internal organs
    • internal mechanism of a toy
    • internal party maneuvering
  • adjective satellite occurring within an institution or community
    intragroup.
    • intragroup squabbling within the corporation

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carnassial

  • adjective satellite (of a tooth) adapted for shearing flesh
    • the carnassial teeth of carnivores

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flexure

  • noun the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
    flection; flexion.
  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    plication; crease; fold; bend; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow

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interior

  • noun the region that is inside of something
    inside.
  • noun the inner or enclosed surface of something
    inside.

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triangularity

  • noun the property of being shaped like a triangle

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helix_angle

  • noun the constant angle at which a helix cuts the elements of a cylinder or cone

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true_anomaly

  • noun the angular distance of a point in an orbit past the point of periapsis measured in degrees

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blunt

  • verb make less intense
    • blunted emotions
  • verb make numb or insensitive
    benumb; dull; numb.
    • The shock numbed her senses

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eyetooth

  • noun one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
    eye tooth; dogtooth; canine; cuspid; canine tooth.

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tricuspidate

  • adjective satellite having three cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
    tricuspid.
    • tricuspid molar
    • tricuspid valve

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incorruptness

  • noun characterized by integrity or probity
    incorruption.

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spearpoint

  • noun the head and sharpened point of a spear
    spearhead; spear-point.

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incidence

  • noun the relative frequency of occurrence of something
    relative incidence.
  • noun the striking of a light beam on a surface
    • he measured the angle of incidence of the reflected light

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zigzag

  • noun an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    zig; zag.
  • verb travel along a zigzag path
    crank.
    • The river zigzags through the countryside

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pervasion

  • noun the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
    permeation; suffusion.

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immediacy

  • noun lack of an intervening or mediating agency
    immediateness.
    • the immediacy of television coverage
  • noun immediate intuitive awareness
    immediate apprehension.

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fang

  • noun an appendage of insects that is capable of injecting venom; usually evolved from the legs
  • noun a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon

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incisive

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • adjective satellite suitable for cutting or piercing
    • incisive teeth

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prickle

  • noun a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    pricker; spine; thorn; spikelet; sticker.
  • verb cause a prickling sensation
    prick.

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metal

  • noun any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
    metallic element.
  • noun a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
    alloy.
    • brass is an alloy of zinc and copper

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round_angle

  • noun an angle of 360 degrees
    perigon.

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face

  • noun the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    human face.
    • he washed his face
    • I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; look; aspect.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face

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prickly

  • adjective satellite very irritable
    waspish; bristly; splenetic.
    • bristly exchanges between the White House and the press
    • he became prickly and spiteful
    • witty and waspish about his colleagues
  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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azimuth

  • noun the azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian
    AZ.

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directness

  • noun trueness of course toward a goal
    straightness.
    • rivaling a hawk in directness of aim
  • noun the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
    candor; candidness; forthrightness; candour; frankness.

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notch

  • noun a V-shaped indentation
    • mandibular notch
  • noun the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
    mountain pass; pass.
    • we got through the pass before it started to snow

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scotch

  • noun a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
    score.
  • noun whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
    Scotch malt whisky; Scotch malt whiskey; Scotch whisky; malt whiskey; malt whisky; Scotch whiskey.

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nobility

  • noun a privileged class holding hereditary titles
    aristocracy.
  • noun the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
    nobleness; grandeur; magnanimousness.

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slope

  • noun an elevated geological formation
    incline; side.
    • he climbed the steep slope
    • the house was built on the side of a mountain
  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the horizontal
    gradient.
    • a five-degree gradient

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inclination_of_an_orbit

  • noun (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
    inclination.

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unicuspid

  • adjective satellite having a single cusp or point
    • a unicuspid tooth

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sphericity

  • noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
    sphericalness; globularness; globosity; rotundness; rotundity.

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plume

  • noun anything that resembles a feather in shape or lightness
    • a plume of smoke
    • grass with large plumes
  • noun a feather or cluster of feathers worn as an ornament

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terminal

  • noun station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
    terminus; depot.
  • noun a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
    pole.

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interpenetration

  • noun the action of penetrating between or among
  • noun mutual penetration; diffusion of each through the other
    permeation.

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helix

  • noun a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
    spiral.
  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    coil; volute; spiral; whorl.
    • a coil of rope

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crimp

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    plication; crease; fold; bend; flexure.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
    crimper.

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scalene_triangle

  • noun a triangle with no two sides of equal length

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dullness

  • noun the quality of being slow to understand
    obtuseness.
  • noun the quality of lacking interestingness
    • the stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees

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pointed

  • adjective having a point
  • verb indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    show; indicate; designate; point.
    • I showed the customer the glove section
    • He pointed to the empty parking space
    • he indicated his opponents

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hip

  • noun either side of the body below the waist and above the thigh
  • noun the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
    pelvis; pelvic girdle; pelvic arch.

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peaked

  • adjective satellite somewhat ill or prone to illness
    indisposed; unwell; sickly; under the weather; ailing; seedy; poorly.
    • my poor ailing grandmother
    • feeling a bit indisposed today
    • you look a little peaked
    • feeling poorly
    • a sickly child
    • is unwell and can't come to work
  • verb to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity
    peak; top out.
    • That wild, speculative spirit peaked in 1929
    • Bids for the painting topped out at $50 million

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perpendicularity

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

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obtuse_triangle

  • noun a triangle that contains an obtuse interior angle
    obtuse-angled triangle.

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batter

  • noun (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
    batsman; slugger; hitter.
  • noun a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, eggs, and milk, used in cooking

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globosity

  • noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
    sphericity; sphericalness; globularness; rotundness; rotundity.

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horse_brier

  • noun a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
    catbrier; greenbrier; Smilax rotundifolia; briar; bullbrier; brier; horse-brier.

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shaping

  • noun any process serving to define the shape of something
    defining.
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    formation.

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stratification

  • noun the act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata
  • noun the condition of being arranged in social strata or classes within a group
    social stratification.

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bifurcation

  • noun a bifurcating branch (one or both of them)
  • noun the place where something divides into two branches

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spiked

  • adjective satellite having a long sharp point
  • verb stand in the way of
    spike.

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plainspoken

  • adjective satellite using simple and direct language
    • a plainspoken country doctor
  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; straight-from-the-shoulder; outspoken; point-blank; candid; blunt; free-spoken; forthright.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation

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terrace

  • noun usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
    patio.
  • noun a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
    bench.

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pen_nib

  • noun the writing point of a pen
    nib.

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honesty

  • noun the quality of being honest
    honestness.
  • noun southeastern European plant cultivated for its fragrant purplish flowers and round flat papery silver-white seedpods that are used for indoor decoration
    money plant; Lunaria annua; silver dollar; satinpod; satin flower.

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view_angle

  • noun the angle included by a photographic lens
    angle of view.

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canine

  • noun one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
    eye tooth; dogtooth; cuspid; canine tooth; eyetooth.
  • noun any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
    canid.

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naturalness

  • noun the quality of being natural or based on natural principles
    • he accepted the naturalness of death
    • the spontaneous naturalness of his manner
  • noun the quality of innocent naivete
    artlessness; ingenuousness; innocence.

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arc

  • noun electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
    discharge; spark; electric arc; electric discharge.
  • noun a continuous portion of a circle

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flat-footed

  • adjective satellite with feet flat on the ground; not tiptoe
  • adjective satellite unprepared and unable to react quickly
    • the new product caught their competitors flat-footed

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equilateral_triangle

  • noun a three-sided regular polygon
    equiangular triangle.

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bluntness

  • noun the quality of being direct and outspoken
    • the bluntness of a Yorkshireman
  • noun without sharpness or clearness of edge or point
    dullness.
    • the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible

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pricking

  • noun the act of puncturing with a small point
    prick.
    • he gave the balloon a small prick
  • verb make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn
    prick; prickle.
    • The nurse pricked my finger to get a small blood sample

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polyhedral

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling a polyhedron

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incisura

  • noun (anatomy) a notch or small hollow
    incisure.

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pallas

  • noun (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva
    Pallas Athene; Athene; Pallas Athena; Athena.
  • noun a large asteroid; the second asteroid to be discovered

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nibbed

  • adjective satellite (used of pens) having a writing point or nib especially of a certain kind
    • a broad-nibbed pen

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pattern

  • noun a perceptual structure
    shape; form.
    • the composition presents problems for students of musical form
    • a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them
  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    practice.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern

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spindle-shaped

  • adjective satellite tapering at each end
    fusiform; cigar-shaped.

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score

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; mark.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
    musical score.
    • he studied the score of the sonata

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smilax_rotundifolia

  • noun a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
    catbrier; horse brier; greenbrier; briar; bullbrier; brier; horse-brier.

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catbrier

  • noun a very prickly woody vine of the eastern United States growing in tangled masses having tough round stems with shiny leathery leaves and small greenish flowers followed by clusters of inedible shiny black berries
    horse brier; greenbrier; Smilax rotundifolia; briar; bullbrier; brier; horse-brier.

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candor

  • noun ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty
    fair-mindedness; candour; fairness.
  • noun the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
    candidness; forthrightness; candour; directness; frankness.

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vertical

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

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complementary

  • noun either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)
    complementary color.
    • yellow and blue are complementaries
  • adjective satellite of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other
    • `male' and `female' are complementary terms

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vertical_angle

  • noun either of two equal and opposite angles formed by the intersection of two straight lines

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venerability

  • noun the quality of deserving veneration
    venerableness.

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cuspid

  • noun one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
    eye tooth; dogtooth; canine; canine tooth; eyetooth.

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jog

  • noun a sharp change in direction
    • there was a jog in the road
  • noun a slow pace of running
    lope; trot.

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configuration

  • noun an arrangement of parts or elements
    constellation.
    • the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time
  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    shape; contour; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes

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peter_out

  • verb end weakly
    taper off; fizzle; fizzle out.
    • The music just petered out--there was no proper ending
  • verb use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
    run out; poop out; run down; conk out.
    • At the end of the march, I pooped out

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vasotomy

  • noun surgical incision into or division of the vas deferens
    vasosection.

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grain

  • noun a relatively small granular particle of a substance
    • a grain of sand
    • a grain of sugar
  • noun foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
    food grain; cereal.

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refraction

  • noun the change in direction of a propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another
  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    deflexion; deflection.

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riddle

  • noun a difficult problem
    conundrum; enigma; brain-teaser.
  • noun a coarse sieve (as for gravel)

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cornered

  • adjective satellite forced to turn and face attackers
    at bay; treed; trapped.
    • a stag at bay
    • she had me cornered between the porch and her car
    • like a trapped animal
  • verb gain control over
    corner.
    • corner the gold market

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celestial_longitude

  • noun (astronomy) the equatorial coordinate specifying the angle, measured eastward along the celestial equator, from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the hour circle that passes through an object in the sky; usually expressed in hours and minutes and seconds; used with declination to specify positions on the celestial sphere
    right ascension; RA.
    • one hour of right ascension equals fifteen degrees

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point

  • noun a geometric element that has position but no extension
    • a point is defined by its coordinates
  • noun the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

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simple

  • noun any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
  • noun a person lacking intelligence or common sense
    simpleton.

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upfront

  • adjective satellite frank and honest
    • he was upfront about his intentions

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pop

  • noun an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
    dad; dada; papa; pappa; pa; daddy.
  • noun a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
    tonic; soda pop; soda water; soda.
    • in New England they call sodas tonics

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scallop

  • noun one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
    crenel; crenation; crenelle; crenature.
  • noun edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces
    scollop; escallop.

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sharp-angled

  • adjective satellite having sharp corners
    sharp-cornered.

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openness

  • noun without obstructions to passage or view
    • the openness of the prairies
  • noun characterized by an attitude of ready accessibility (especially about one's actions or purposes); without concealment; not secretive
    nakedness.

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simpleness

  • noun a lack of penetration or subtlety
    simplicity; simple mindedness.
    • they took advantage of her simplicity
  • noun the quality of being simple or uncompounded
    simplicity.
    • the simplicity of a crystal

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stretch

  • noun a large and unbroken expanse or distance
    • a stretch of highway
    • a stretch of clear water
  • noun the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
    reach; reaching.

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vertebral_column

  • noun the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
    rachis; spinal column; spine; backbone; back.
    • the fall broke his back

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three

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; triad; threesome; leash; III; trinity; terzetto.
  • noun one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips
    trey.

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cuspated

  • adjective satellite having cusps or points
    cuspidated; cuspidal; cuspate; cuspidate; cusped.

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solid_angle

  • noun an angle formed by three or more planes intersecting at a common point (the vertex)

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needlelike

  • adjective satellite ending in a sharp point
    sharp; acuate; acute.

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square-shaped

  • adjective satellite shaped like a square

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glochidium

  • noun a barbed spine or bristle (often tufted on cacti)
    glochid.

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anomaly

  • noun deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
    anomalousness.
  • noun a person who is unusual
    unusual person.

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widow's_peak

  • noun a V-shaped point in the hairline in the middle of the forehead

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angled

  • adjective satellite forming or set at an angle
    • angled parking
  • verb move or proceed at an angle
    angle.
    • he angled his way into the room

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diamond_point

  • noun a very hard small point made from a diamond

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sharp-toothed

  • adjective satellite having sharp teeth

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insightfulness

  • noun shrewdness shown by keen insight
    acumen.

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nobleness

  • noun the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
    grandeur; nobility; magnanimousness.

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external

  • noun outward features
    • he enjoyed the solemn externals of religion
  • adjective happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface
    • the external auditory canal
    • external pressures

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angle

  • noun the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
  • noun a biased way of looking at or presenting something
    slant.

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angler

  • noun a scheming person; someone who schemes to gain an advantage
  • noun a fisherman who uses a hook and line
    troller.

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taper_off

  • verb end weakly
    peter out; fizzle; fizzle out.
    • The music just petered out--there was no proper ending
  • verb become smaller or less active
    • Business tapered off

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solid

  • noun matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solidness; solid state.

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plain

  • noun extensive tract of level open land
    champaign; field.
    • they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain
    • he longed for the fields of his youth
  • noun a basic knitting stitch
    plain stitch; knit; knit stitch.

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straight

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

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rectangular

  • adjective satellite having four right angles
    • a rectangular figure twice as long as it is wide
  • adjective satellite having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles
    orthogonal.
    • wind and sea may displace the ship's center of gravity along three orthogonal axes
    • a rectangular Cartesian coordinate system

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cast

  • noun the actors in a play
    cast of characters; dramatis personae.
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; mold.

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plait

  • noun a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
    twist; braid; tress.
  • noun any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
    pleat.

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burred

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers
  • verb remove the burrs from
    bur; burr.

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leaning

  • noun an inclination to do something
    propensity; tendency.
    • he felt leanings toward frivolity
  • noun a natural inclination
    propensity; proclivity.
    • he has a proclivity for exaggeration

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pyramid

  • noun a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex
  • noun (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases

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flex

  • noun the act of flexing
    • he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies
  • verb contract
    • flex a muscle

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salient_angle

  • noun an angle pointing outward; an interior angle of a polygon that is less than 180 degrees

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sticker

  • noun a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    pricker; spine; thorn; prickle; spikelet.
  • noun an adhesive label
    gummed label; paster.

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shaping_machine

  • noun a machine tool for shaping metal or wood
    shaper.

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hour_angle

  • noun the angular distance along the celestial equator from the observer's meridian to the hour circle of a given celestial body
  • noun (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing; the right ascension for an observer at a particular location and time of day
    HA.

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three-cornered

  • adjective satellite having three corners
    • a three-cornered hat
  • adjective satellite involving a group or set of three
    • a three-cornered race

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indent

  • noun an order for goods to be exported or imported
  • noun the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
    indention; indenture; indentation.

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exterior

  • noun the region that is outside of something
    outside.
  • noun the outer side or surface of something
    outside.

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worry

  • noun something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
    headache; vexation; concern.
    • New York traffic is a constant concern
    • it's a major worry
  • noun a strong feeling of anxiety
    trouble.
    • his worry over the prospect of being fired
    • it is not work but worry that kills
    • he wanted to die and end his troubles

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barreled

  • adjective put in or stored in a barrel
    barrelled.
    • barreled beer
  • verb put in barrels
    barrel.

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fusiform

  • adjective satellite tapering at each end
    cigar-shaped; spindle-shaped.

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chiron

  • noun (Greek mythology) the learned centaur who tutored Achilles, Asclepius, Hercules, Jason, and other heroes
  • noun an asteroid discovered in 1977; it is unique in having an orbit lying mainly between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus

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bristly

  • adjective satellite very irritable
    waspish; prickly; splenetic.
    • bristly exchanges between the White House and the press
    • he became prickly and spiteful
    • witty and waspish about his colleagues
  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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wound

  • noun an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
    lesion.
  • noun a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
    injury; combat injury.

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roundedness

  • noun the property possessed by a rounded convexity
    bulginess.

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concavity

  • noun a shape that curves or bends inward
    concave shape; incurvature; incurvation.
  • noun the property possessed by a concave shape
    concaveness.

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bristle

  • noun a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic
  • noun a stiff hair

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careen

  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; sway; rock.
  • verb walk as if unable to control one's movements
    swag; lurch; stagger; keel; reel.
    • The drunken man staggered into the room

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grandeur

  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; splendour; magnificence; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products
  • noun the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
    nobleness; nobility; magnanimousness.

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sliver

  • noun a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
    splinter.
    • he got a splinter in his finger
    • it broke into slivers
  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; shaving.

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nephrotomy

  • noun incision into a kidney (usually to remove a kidney stone)

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barbed

  • adjective satellite capable of wounding
    biting; pungent; nipping; mordacious.
    • a barbed compliment
    • a biting aphorism
    • pungent satire
  • verb provide with barbs
    barb.
    • barbed wire

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edged

  • adjective satellite having a specified kind of border or edge
    • a black-edged card
    • rough-edged leaves
    • dried sweat left salt-edged patches
  • verb advance slowly, as if by inches
    inch; edge.
    • He edged towards the car

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nib

  • noun the writing point of a pen
    pen nib.
  • noun horny projecting mouth of a bird
    pecker; bill; neb; beak.

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barbel

  • noun slender tactile process on the jaws of a fish
    feeler.

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great_pyramid

  • noun a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt
    Pyramid; Pyramids of Egypt.

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concaveness

  • noun the property possessed by a concave shape
    concavity.

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cusped

  • adjective satellite having cusps or points
    cuspidated; cuspidal; cuspated; cuspate; cuspidate.

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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reflection

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflexion; rumination; musing; thoughtfulness.
  • noun the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
    reflexion.

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singleness

  • noun without hypocrisy
    straightforwardness.
    • the singleness of his motives could not be questioned
  • noun the quality of concentrating on one central objective
    • his singleness of purpose

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no-nonsense

  • adjective satellite not tolerating irrelevancies
    • the no-nonsense tones of a stern parent

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straightness

  • noun (of hair) lack of a tendency to curl
  • noun freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles

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dimension

  • noun the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)
  • noun a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
    attribute; property.
    • self-confidence is not an endearing property

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spherical

  • adjective of or relating to spheres or resembling a sphere
    • spherical geometry
  • adjective satellite having the shape of a sphere or ball
    ball-shaped; globular; global; orbicular; spheric; globose.
    • a spherical object
    • nearly orbicular in shape
    • little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey

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spikelike

  • adjective satellite resembling a spike

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shape

  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    configuration; contour; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes
  • noun the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    form.
    • geometry is the mathematical science of shape

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scrape

  • noun a harsh noise made by scraping
    scratching; scraping; scratch.
    • the scrape of violin bows distracted her
  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    abrasion; excoriation; scratch.

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suffusion

  • noun the process of permeating or infusing something with a substance
    pervasion; permeation.

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blow

  • noun a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    • a blow on the head
  • noun an impact (as from a collision)
    bump.
    • the bump threw him off the bicycle

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thoracotomy

  • noun surgical incision into the chest walls opening up the pleural cavity

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spear

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

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cup

  • noun a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle
    • he put the cup back in the saucer
    • the handle of the cup was missing
  • noun the quantity a cup will hold
    cupful.
    • he drank a cup of coffee
    • he borrowed a cup of sugar

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honourableness

  • noun the quality of deserving honor or respect; characterized by honor
    honorableness.

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barrelled

  • adjective put in or stored in a barrel
    barreled.
    • barreled beer
  • verb put in barrels
    barrel.

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globularness

  • noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
    sphericity; sphericalness; globosity; rotundness; rotundity.

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artlessness

  • noun the quality of innocent naivete
    naturalness; ingenuousness; innocence.
  • noun ingenuousness by virtue of being free from artful deceit

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reentrant_angle

  • noun an interior angle of a polygon that is greater than 180 degrees
    reentering angle.

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fizzle_out

  • verb end weakly
    taper off; peter out; fizzle.
    • The music just petered out--there was no proper ending

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five

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
    quintet; quintuplet; quint; Little Phoebe; cinque; fivesome; 5; Phoebe; V; fin; pentad.
  • noun a team that plays basketball
    basketball team.

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chisel-like

  • adjective satellite resembling a chisel

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convexness

  • noun the property possessed by a convex shape
    convexity.

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tie

  • noun neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
    necktie.
    • he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie
    • he wore a vest and tie
  • noun a social or business relationship
    affiliation; tie-up; association.
    • a valuable financial affiliation
    • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
    • many close associations with England

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reentering_angle

  • noun an interior angle of a polygon that is greater than 180 degrees
    reentrant angle.

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sharpened

  • adjective satellite having the point made sharp
    • a sharpened pencil
  • verb make sharp or sharper
    sharpen.
    • sharpen the knives

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wave_angle

  • noun the angle of arrival (or departure) of a radio wave with respect to the axis of an antenna array

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spininess

  • noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines
    bristliness; prickliness; thorniness.

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shoulder

  • noun the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
  • noun a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg

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acute

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

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pointedness

  • noun the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip
    point.
  • noun the quality of being obviously directed at a particular person or thing
    • the pointedness of his sarcasm was unmistakable

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like

  • noun a similar kind
    the likes of; the like.
    • dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here
  • noun a kind of person
    ilk.
    • We'll not see his like again
    • I can't tolerate people of his ilk

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isosceles

  • adjective satellite (of a triangle) having two sides of equal length

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bulge

  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; gibbousness; hump; prominence; bump; swelling; excrescence; jut; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns
  • verb swell or protrude outwards
    protrude; pouch.
    • His stomach bulged after the huge meal

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candidness

  • noun the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
    candor; forthrightness; candour; directness; frankness.

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shaped

  • adjective satellite shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)
    wrought; molded.
    • a shaped handgrip
    • the molded steel plates
    • the wrought silver bracelet
  • verb shape or influence; give direction to
    influence; shape; regulate; mold; determine.
    • experience often determines ability
    • mold public opinion

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angle_of_incidence

  • noun the angle that a line makes with a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence
    incidence angle.

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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shaper

  • noun a person who makes things
    maker.
  • noun a machine tool for shaping metal or wood
    shaping machine.

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spiny

  • adjective having spines
    spinous.
    • the dorsal fin is spinous
  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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tricuspid

  • adjective satellite having three cusps or points (especially a molar tooth)
    tricuspidate.
    • tricuspid molar
    • tricuspid valve

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heel

  • noun the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
  • noun the back part of the human foot

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razor-sharp

  • adjective satellite very clearly delineated
    • razor-sharp definition
  • adjective satellite as sharp as a razor

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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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briary

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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back

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

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prick

  • noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    mother fucker; bastard; SOB; motherfucker; whoreson; dickhead; son of a bitch; asshole; cocksucker; shit.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; incision; dent.

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ha

  • noun (astronomy) the angular distance of a celestial point measured westward along the celestial equator from the zenith crossing; the right ascension for an observer at a particular location and time of day
    hour angle.

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cigar-shaped

  • adjective satellite tapering at each end
    fusiform; spindle-shaped.

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knifelike

  • adjective satellite cutting or able to cut as if with a knife
  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; penetrating; incisive; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations

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slice

  • noun a share of something
    piece.
    • a slice of the company's revenue
  • noun a serving that has been cut from a larger portion
    piece.
    • a piece of pie
    • a slice of bread

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pinpoint

  • noun a very brief moment
    • they were strangers sharing a pinpoint of time together
  • noun a very small spot
    speck.
    • the plane was just a speck in the sky

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lead

  • noun an advantage held by a competitor in a race
    • he took the lead at the last turn
  • noun a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
    Pb; atomic number 82.
    • the children were playing with lead soldiers

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outspoken

  • adjective satellite given to expressing yourself freely or insistently
    vocal.
    • outspoken in their opposition to segregation
    • a vocal assembly
  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; straight-from-the-shoulder; point-blank; candid; plainspoken; blunt; free-spoken; forthright.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation

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lean

  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    tilt; list; leaning; inclination.
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right
  • verb to incline or bend from a vertical position
    tilt; tip; slant; angle.
    • She leaned over the banister

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pen

  • noun a writing implement with a point from which ink flows
  • noun an enclosure for confining livestock

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critical

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

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obtuse-angled_triangle

  • noun a triangle that contains an obtuse interior angle
    obtuse triangle.

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inclination

  • noun an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
    tendency; disposition.
    • he had an inclination to give up too easily
    • a tendency to be too strict
  • noun (astronomy) the angle between the plane of the orbit and the plane of the ecliptic stated in degrees
    inclination of an orbit.

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backbone

  • noun a central cohesive source of support and stability
    mainstay; linchpin; lynchpin; keystone; anchor.
    • faith is his anchor
    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
    • he is the linchpin of this firm
  • noun fortitude and determination
    grit; gumption; guts; sand; moxie.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it

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view

  • noun a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
    position; perspective.
    • consider what follows from the positivist view
  • noun the visual percept of a region
    prospect; vista; panorama; scene; aspect.
    • the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views

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conformation

  • noun a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing
  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    shape; configuration; contour; form.
    • he could barely make out their shapes

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right_angle

  • noun the 90 degree angle between two perpendicular lines

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innocence

  • noun the quality of innocent naivete
    naturalness; artlessness; ingenuousness.
  • noun the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
    whiteness; sinlessness; purity; pureness.

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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squareness

  • noun the property of being shaped like a square

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faith

  • noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    religion; religious belief.
    • he lost his faith but not his morality
  • noun complete confidence in a person or plan etc
    trust.
    • he cherished the faith of a good woman
    • the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust

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incline

  • noun an elevated geological formation
    slope; side.
    • he climbed the steep slope
    • the house was built on the side of a mountain
  • noun an inclined surface connecting two levels
    ramp.

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pyramids_of_egypt

  • noun a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt
    Great Pyramid; Pyramid.

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column

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

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have

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

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tilt_angle

  • noun the angle a rocket makes with the vertical as it curves along its trajectory

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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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block

  • noun a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
    • the pyramids were built with large stone blocks
  • noun a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
    city block.
    • he lives in the next block

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dagger

  • noun a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
    sticker.
  • noun a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
    obelisk.

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cuneus

  • noun any shape that is triangular in cross section
    wedge; wedge shape.

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point-blank

  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; straight-from-the-shoulder; outspoken; candid; plainspoken; blunt; free-spoken; forthright.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation
  • adjective satellite close enough to go straight to the target
    • point-blank range
    • a point-blank shot

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nonsense

  • noun a message that seems to convey no meaning
    bunk; hokum; meaninglessness; nonsensicality.
  • noun ornamental objects of no great value
    gimcrackery; trumpery; falderol; frill; gimcrack; folderal.

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acuminate

  • verb make sharp or acute; taper; make (something) come to a point
  • adjective satellite (of a leaf shape) narrowing to a slender point

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gastromy

  • noun surgical incision into the stomach

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weather

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    atmospheric condition; conditions; weather condition.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; brave; endure.
    • She braved the elements

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setose

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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pointless

  • adjective not having a point especially a sharp point
    unpointed.
    • my pencils are all pointless
  • adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    senseless; purposeless; wasted; otiose; superfluous.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence

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spikelet

  • noun a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    pricker; spine; thorn; prickle; sticker.

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ridge

  • noun a long narrow natural elevation or striation
  • noun any long raised strip

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disk_shape

  • noun the roundness of a 2-dimensional figure
    circularity.

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angle_of_extinction

  • noun the angle from its axis that a crystal must be rotated before appearing maximally dark when viewed in polarized light
    extinction angle.

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angle_of_attack

  • noun the acute angle between the direction of the undisturbed relative wind and the chord of an airfoil

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dispersion

  • noun spreading widely or driving off
    scattering.
  • noun the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume
    distribution.
    • worldwide in distribution
    • the distribution of nerve fibers
    • in complementary distribution

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start

  • noun the beginning of anything
    • it was off to a good start
  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
    outset; get-go; showtime; starting time; kickoff; offset; beginning; commencement; first.
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

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honorableness

  • noun the quality of deserving honor or respect; characterized by honor
    honourableness.

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oblong

  • noun a plane figure that deviates from a square or circle due to elongation
  • adjective satellite (of a leaf shape) having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides

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bristled

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; burry; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers
  • verb be in a state of movement or action
    abound; bristle; burst.
    • The room abounded with screaming children
    • The garden bristled with toddlers

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fork

  • noun cutlery used for serving and eating food
  • noun the act of branching out or dividing into branches
    branching; forking; ramification.

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convex_shape

  • noun a shape that curves or bulges outward
    convexity.

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burry

  • adjective satellite having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.
    barbed; briary; bristly; briery; setaceous; thorny; barbellate; prickly; spiny; burred; setose; bristled.
    • a horse with a short bristly mane
    • bristly shrubs
    • burred fruits
    • setaceous whiskers

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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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pricker

  • noun a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    spine; thorn; prickle; spikelet; sticker.
  • noun an awl for making small holes for brads or small screws
    bradawl.

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internal_angle

  • noun the angle inside two adjacent sides of a polygon
    interior angle.

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triangular

  • adjective satellite having three angles; forming or shaped like a triangle
    • a triangular figure
    • a triangular pyrimid has a triangle for a base
  • adjective satellite having three sides
    trilateral; three-sided.
    • a trilateral figure

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crank

  • noun a bad-tempered person
    grouch; churl; grump; crosspatch.
  • noun a whimsically eccentric person
    screwball; fruitcake; nut case; nut; crackpot.

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sharp-cornered

  • adjective satellite having sharp corners
    sharp-angled.

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line

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

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true

  • noun proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
    • out of true
  • verb make level, square, balanced, or concentric
    true up.
    • true up the cylinder of an engine

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rotundity

  • noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
    sphericity; sphericalness; globularness; globosity; rotundness.
  • noun the fullness of a tone of voice
    roundness.
    • there is a musky roundness to his wordiness

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reflex

  • noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
    inborn reflex; innate reflex; reflex action; instinctive reflex; reflex response; unconditioned reflex; physiological reaction.
  • adjective satellite without volition or conscious control
    automatic; reflexive.
    • the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light
    • a reflex knee jerk
    • sneezing is reflexive

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lobularity

  • noun the property of having lobules

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prickliness

  • noun the quality of being covered with prickly thorns or spines
    bristliness; spininess; thorniness.

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feeler

  • noun one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste
    antenna.
  • noun a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
    overture; advance; approach.
    • she rejected his advances

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man-to-man

  • adjective satellite forthright and honest
    • had a man-to-man talk about the facts of life
  • adjective satellite being a system of play in which an individual defensive player guards an individual offensive player
    one-on-one.
    • one-on-one defense

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groove

  • noun a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
    channel.
  • noun a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape
    rut.
    • they fell into a conversational rut

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penetrating

  • adjective satellite having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    acute; incisive; penetrative; piercing; discriminating; keen; sharp; knifelike.
    • an acute observer of politics and politicians
    • incisive comments
    • icy knifelike reasoning
    • as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang
    • penetrating insight
    • frequent penetrative observations
  • verb pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
    penetrate; perforate.
    • The bullet penetrated her chest

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celestial

  • adjective of or relating to the sky
    heavenly.
    • celestial map
    • a heavenly body
  • adjective relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven
    heavenly.
    • celestial beings
    • heavenly hosts

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wedge_shape

  • noun any shape that is triangular in cross section
    wedge; cuneus.

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cuspidal

  • adjective satellite having cusps or points
    cuspidated; cuspated; cuspate; cuspidate; cusped.

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dissemination

  • noun the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    spreading; airing; public exposure.
  • noun the property of being diffused or dispersed
    diffusion.

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an

  • noun an associate degree in nursing
    Associate in Nursing.

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twist

  • noun an unforeseen development
    turn; turn of events.
    • events suddenly took an awkward turn
  • noun an interpretation of a text or action
    construction.
    • they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct

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file

  • noun a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
    data file.
  • noun a line of persons or things ranged one behind the other
    Indian file; single file.

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obtuse

  • adjective of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees
  • adjective satellite (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex

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dent

  • noun an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)
    • it made a dent in my bank account
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; prick; incision.

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peter

  • noun obscene terms for penis
    shaft; prick; cock; tool; dick; putz; pecker.
  • noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the Apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope
    St. Peter; Saint Peter the Apostle; Saint Peter; Simon Peter; St. Peter the Apostle.

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polygon

  • noun a closed plane figure bounded by straight sides
    polygonal shape.

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no

  • noun a negative
    • his no was loud and clear
  • noun a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known
    atomic number 102; nobelium.

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tip

  • noun the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  • noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    baksheesh; pourboire; bakshis; bakshish; gratuity; backsheesh.

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hollowness

  • noun the state of being hollow: having an empty space within
  • noun the property of having a sunken area

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right_ascension

  • noun (astronomy) the equatorial coordinate specifying the angle, measured eastward along the celestial equator, from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the hour circle that passes through an object in the sky; usually expressed in hours and minutes and seconds; used with declination to specify positions on the celestial sphere
    celestial longitude; RA.
    • one hour of right ascension equals fifteen degrees

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narrowing

  • noun an instance of becoming narrow
  • noun a decrease in width

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acute_triangle

  • noun a triangle whose interior angles are all acute
    acute-angled triangle.

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branch

  • noun a division of some larger or more complex organization
    subdivision; arm.
    • a branch of Congress
    • botany is a branch of biology
    • the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages
  • noun a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

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spinous

  • adjective having spines
    spiny.
    • the dorsal fin is spinous
  • adjective satellite shaped like a spine or thorn
    acanthous; acanthoid.

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draw

  • noun a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  • noun an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    attraction; drawing card; attracter; attractor.
    • he was the biggest drawing card they had

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star

  • noun (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; whizz; wiz.

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separate

  • noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    offprint; reprint.
  • noun a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

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angular_distance

  • noun the angular separation between two objects as perceived by an observer
    • he recorded angular distances between the stars

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slant

  • noun a biased way of looking at or presenting something
    angle.
  • noun degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
    rake; pitch.
    • the roof had a steep pitch

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variation

  • noun an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
    fluctuation.
  • noun an activity that varies from a norm or standard
    variance.
    • any variation in his routine was immediately reported

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glochid

  • noun a barbed spine or bristle (often tufted on cacti)
    glochidium.

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peak

  • noun the most extreme possible amount or value
    extremum.
    • voltage peak
  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; flush; bloom; heyday.

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cuspate

  • adjective satellite having cusps or points
    cuspidated; cuspidal; cuspated; cuspidate; cusped.

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az

  • noun the azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian
    azimuth.
  • noun a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
    Grand Canyon State; Arizona.

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cylindricalness

  • noun the roundness of a 3-dimensional cylinder
    cylindricality.

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dogleg

  • noun angle that resembles the hind leg of a dog
  • noun a golf hole with a sharp angle in the fairway

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thorn

  • noun something that causes irritation and annoyance
    irritant.
    • he's a thorn in my flesh
  • noun a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    pricker; spine; prickle; spikelet; sticker.

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heart-to-heart

  • noun an intimate talk in private
    • he took me aside for a little heart-to-heart
  • adjective satellite openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness
    candid; open.
    • his candid eyes
    • an open and trusting nature
    • a heart-to-heart talk

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curve

  • noun the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
    curved shape.
  • noun a line on a graph representing data

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orbit

  • noun the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
    celestial orbit.
    • he plotted the orbit of the moon
  • noun a particular environment or walk of life
    arena; domain; sphere; area; field.
    • his social sphere is limited
    • it was a closed area of employment
    • he's out of my orbit

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complementary_angles

  • noun two angles whose sum is a right angle

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crease

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    plication; fold; bend; flexure; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
    seam; crinkle; line; wrinkle; furrow.
    • his face has many lines
    • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

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angle_of_reflection

  • noun the angle between a reflected ray and a line perpendicular to the reflecting surface at the point of incidence

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declination

  • noun a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
    decline.
  • noun a downward slope or bend
    decline; descent; declivity; downslope; fall; declension.

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fizzle

  • noun a fricative sound (especially as an expression of disapproval)
    hissing; hushing; sibilation; hiss.
    • the performers could not be heard over the hissing of the audience
  • noun a complete failure
    flop; bust.
    • the play was a dismal flop

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straightforwardness

  • noun the quality of being direct and straightforward
    downrightness.
    • what some people take for rudeness is really straightforwardness
  • noun without hypocrisy
    singleness.
    • the singleness of his motives could not be questioned

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contour_line

  • noun a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
    contour.

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