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all

  • adjective quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class
    • we sat up all night
    • ate all the food
    • all men are mortal
    • all parties are welcome
  • adjective satellite completely given to or absorbed by
    • became all attention

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diplomacy

  • noun negotiation between nations
    diplomatic negotiations.
  • noun subtly skillful handling of a situation
    finesse; delicacy; discreetness.

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overnice

  • adjective satellite excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
    squeamish; nice; prissy; dainty.
    • too nice about his food to take to camp cooking
    • so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

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consul

  • noun a diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country

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dollar

  • noun the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents
  • noun a piece of paper money worth one dollar
    dollar bill; clam; one dollar bill; buck.

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well-mannered

  • adjective satellite of good upbringing
    well-bred.
  • adjective satellite socially correct in behavior
    mannerly.

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kid-glove

  • adjective satellite showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
    tactful.
    • by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone
    • a tactful way of correcting someone
    • the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill

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dainty

  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; delicacy; treat.
  • adjective satellite affectedly dainty or refined
    twee; prim; niminy-piminy; mincing.

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scheming

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    conniving; calculative; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community
  • verb form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    scheme; intrigue; connive.

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strategic_arms_limitation_talks

  • noun negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons
    SALT.

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old-maidish

  • adjective satellite primly fastidious
    old-womanish.

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suave

  • adjective satellite having a sophisticated charm
    debonnaire; debonaire; debonair.
    • a debonair gentleman
  • adjective satellite smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
    bland; politic; smooth.
    • he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
    • the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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persona_grata

  • noun a diplomat who is acceptable to the government to which he is sent

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confidential

  • adjective satellite entrusted with private information and the confidence of another
    • a confidential secretary
  • adjective satellite (of information) given in confidence or in secret
    secret.
    • this arrangement must be kept confidential
    • their secret communications

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prudence

  • noun discretion in practical affairs
  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    circumspection; discretion; discreetness.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion

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power_politics

  • noun diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives
    gunboat diplomacy.

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advised

  • adjective having the benefit of careful prior consideration or counsel
    well-advised.
    • a well-advised delay in carrying out the plan
  • verb give advice to
    advise; counsel; rede.
    • The teacher counsels troubled students
    • The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud

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statecraft

  • noun wisdom in the management of public affairs
    statesmanship; diplomacy.

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road_sense

  • noun good judgment in avoiding trouble or accidents on the road

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dandyish

  • adjective satellite affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner
    foppish; dandified.

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galbraith

  • noun United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908)
    John Galbraith; John Kenneth Galbraith.

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elegant

  • adjective refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
    • elegant handwriting
    • an elegant dark suit
    • she was elegant to her fingertips
    • small churches with elegant white spires
    • an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid
  • adjective satellite suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
    refined; graceful.

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shining

  • noun the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    polishing.
    • the shining of shoes provided a meager living
    • every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect; shine.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

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judicious

  • adjective satellite marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters
    wise; heady.
    • judicious use of one's money
    • a wise decision

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minister_plenipotentiary

  • noun a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
    envoy extraordinary; envoy.

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debonaire

  • adjective satellite having a sophisticated charm
    suave; debonnaire; debonair.
    • a debonair gentleman
  • adjective satellite having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
    chipper; debonair; jaunty.
    • looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton
    • life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds
    • walked with a jaunty step
    • a jaunty optimist

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perspicaciousness

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; astuteness; perspicacity.

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good_sense

  • noun sound practical judgment
    gumption; mother wit; horse sense; sense; common sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away

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lustrous

  • adjective satellite made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
    bright; burnished; shiny; shining.
    • bright silver candlesticks
    • a burnished brass knocker
    • she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves
    • rows of shining glasses
    • shiny black patents
  • adjective satellite brilliant
    • set a lustrous example for others to follow
    • lustrous actors of the time

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address

  • noun (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
    reference; computer address.
  • noun the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with

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envoy

  • noun a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
    envoy extraordinary; minister plenipotentiary.
  • noun someone sent on a mission to represent the interests of someone else
    emissary.

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persnickety

  • adjective satellite (used colloquially) overly conceited or arrogant
    snotty; snot-nosed; bigheaded; stuck-up; too big for one's breeches; uppish; snooty.
    • a snotty little scion of a degenerate family"-Laurent Le Sage
    • they're snobs--stuck-up and uppity and persnickety
  • adjective satellite characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details
    pernickety.
    • a persnickety job
    • a persnickety school teacher

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well-bred

  • adjective satellite of good upbringing
    well-mannered.

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high_commissioner

  • noun a senior diplomat from one country to another who is assigned ambassadorial rank

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astute

  • adjective satellite marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    sharp; shrewd.
    • a smart businessman
    • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
    • he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow

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confidentiality

  • noun the state of being secret
    • you must respect the confidentiality of your client's communications
  • noun discretion in keeping secret information

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waldheim

  • noun Austrian diplomat who was Secretary General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981; in 1986 he was elected president of Austria in spite of worldwide allegations that he had direct knowledge of Nazi atrocities during World War II (born in 1918)
    Kurt Waldheim.

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dulles

  • noun United States diplomat who (as Secretary of State) pursued a policy of opposition to the USSR by providing aid to American allies (1888-1959)
    John Foster Dulles.
  • verb make dull in appearance
    dull.
    • Age had dulled the surface

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hammarskjold

  • noun Swedish diplomat who greatly extended the influence of the United Nations in peacekeeping matters (1905-1961)
    Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjold; Dag Hammarskjold.

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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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choosey

  • adjective satellite difficult to please
    choosy.

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maidish

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envoy_extraordinary

  • noun a diplomat having less authority than an ambassador
    envoy; minister plenipotentiary.

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papal

  • adjective proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles
    pontifical; apostolical; apostolic.
    • papal dispensation

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sighted

  • adjective able to see
  • verb catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
    spy; sight.
    • he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge

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particular

  • noun a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    specific.
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • noun a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
    item; detail.
    • it was perfect in all details

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le_duc_tho

  • noun Vietnamese diplomat who negotiated with Henry Kissinger to end the war in Vietnam (1911-1990)

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cunning

  • noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
    guile; craft; slyness; foxiness; craftiness; wiliness.
  • noun crafty artfulness (especially in deception)

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dollar_diplomacy

  • noun diplomacy influenced by economic considerations

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foppish

  • adjective satellite affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner
    dandyish; dandified.

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superpolitic

More than politic; above or exceeding policy. Milton.

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eleanor_roosevelt

  • noun wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)
    Roosevelt; Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.

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lie

  • noun a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
    prevarication.
  • noun Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
    Trygve Lie; Trygve Halvden Lie.

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conniving

  • adjective satellite acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end
    collusive.
  • verb encourage or assent to illegally or criminally
    connive.

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gunboat_diplomacy

  • noun diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives
    power politics.

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persona_non_grata

  • noun a diplomat who is unacceptable to the government to which he is sent
  • noun a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
    unwelcome person.

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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diplomatic_negotiations

  • noun negotiation between nations
    diplomacy.

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caution

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    carefulness; cautiousness.
    • a man of caution
  • noun a warning against certain acts
    caveat.
    • a caveat against unfair practices

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sense

  • noun a general conscious awareness
    • a sense of security
    • a sense of happiness
    • a sense of danger
    • a sense of self
  • noun the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    signified.
    • the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    • in the best sense charity is really a duty
    • the signifier is linked to the signified

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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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george_f._kennan

  • noun United States diplomat who recommended a policy of containment in dealing with Soviet aggression (1904-2005)
    George Frost Kennan; Kennan.

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calculative

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community

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emotionless

  • adjective satellite unmoved by feeling
    passionless.
    • he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served
    • this passionless girl was like an icicle in the sunshine"-Margaret Deland

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niminy-piminy

  • adjective satellite affectedly dainty or refined
    twee; prim; mincing; dainty.

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thomas_nelson_page

  • noun United States diplomat and writer about the Old South (1853-1922)
    Page.

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tactfulness

  • noun consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
    tact.

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expedient

  • noun a means to an end; not necessarily a principled or ethical one
  • adjective serving to promote your interest
    • was merciful only when mercy was expedient

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tact

  • noun consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
    tactfulness.

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grotius

  • noun Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
    Hugo Grotius; Huig de Groot.

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womanish

  • adjective satellite having characteristics associated with women and considered undesirable in men
    • womanish tears

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meticulous

  • adjective satellite marked by precise accordance with details
    punctilious.
    • meticulous research
    • punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette
  • adjective satellite marked by extreme care in treatment of details
    • a meticulous craftsman
    • almost worryingly meticulous in his business formalities

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artful

  • adjective not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness
    disingenuous.
    • an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine
    • a disingenuous excuse
  • adjective marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
    • the artful dodger
    • an artful choice of metaphors

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sagacity

  • noun the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
    judgement; sagaciousness; judgment; discernment.
  • noun the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
    judiciousness; sagaciousness.

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debonnaire

  • adjective satellite having a sophisticated charm
    suave; debonaire; debonair.
    • a debonair gentleman

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citizen_genet

  • noun French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)
    Edmund Charles Edouard Genet; Genet.

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nous

  • noun common sense
    • she has great social nous
  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; mind.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head

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crafty

  • adjective satellite marked by skill in deception
    tricky; wily; knavish; sly; slick; foxy; guileful; tricksy; dodgy; cunning.
    • cunning men often pass for wise
    • deep political machinations
    • a foxy scheme
    • a slick evasive answer
    • sly as a fox
    • tricky Dick
    • a wily old attorney

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john_galbraith

  • noun United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908)
    Galbraith; John Kenneth Galbraith.

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gumption

  • noun sound practical judgment
    mother wit; horse sense; good sense; sense; common sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away
  • noun fortitude and determination
    backbone; grit; guts; sand; moxie.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it

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jay

  • noun United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)
    John Jay.
  • noun crested largely blue bird

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lesseps

  • noun French diplomat who supervised the construction of the Suez Canal (1805-1894)
    Vicomte Ferdinand Marie de Lesseps; Ferdinand de Lesseps.

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genteel

  • adjective satellite marked by refinement in taste and manners
    civilised; polite; cultured; civilized; cultivated.
    • cultivated speech
    • cultured Bostonians
    • cultured tastes
    • a genteel old lady
    • polite society

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soigne

  • adjective satellite polished and well-groomed; showing sophisticated elegance
    soignee.

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injudiciousness

  • noun lacking good judgment
    indiscreetness.
  • noun the trait of being injudicious
    indiscretion.

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talkative

  • adjective satellite full of trivial conversation
    loquacious; talky; gabby; garrulous; chatty.
    • kept from her housework by gabby neighbors
  • adjective satellite unwisely talking too much
    bigmouthed; blabby; blabbermouthed.

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wiseness

  • noun the quality of being prudent and sensible
    soundness; wisdom.
  • noun the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
    wisdom.

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police

  • noun the force of policemen and officers
    law; police force; constabulary.
    • the law came looking for him
  • verb maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol
    patrol.

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choosy

  • adjective satellite difficult to please
    choosey.

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harris

  • noun United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
    Joel Harris; Joel Chandler Harris.
  • noun United States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)
    Zellig Sabbatai Harris; Zellig Harris.

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policy

  • noun a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
    • it was a policy of retribution
    • a politician keeps changing his policies
  • noun a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government
    • they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation

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non

  • adverb negation of a word or group of words
    not.
    • he does not speak French
    • she is not going
    • they are not friends
    • not many
    • not much
    • not at all

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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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plenipotentiary

  • noun a diplomat who is fully authorized to represent his or her government

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diplomatical

  • adjective using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people
    diplomatic.
    • the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject

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smoothness

  • noun a texture without roughness; smooth to the touch
    • admiring the slim smoothness of her thighs
    • some artists prefer the smoothness of a board
  • noun powerful and effective language
    eloquence; fluency.
    • his eloquence attracted a large congregation
    • fluency in spoken and written English is essential
    • his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police

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fair

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

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profound

  • adjective showing intellectual penetration or emotional depth
    • the differences are profound
    • a profound insight
    • a profound book
    • a profound mind
    • profound contempt
    • profound regret
  • adjective satellite of the greatest intensity; complete
    • a profound silence
    • a state of profound shock

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sapiential

  • adjective satellite characterized by wisdom, especially the wisdom of God
    • a sapiential government

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reasonable

  • adjective showing reason or sound judgment
    sensible.
    • a sensible choice
    • a sensible person
  • adjective satellite not excessive or extreme
    fairish; fair.
    • a fairish income
    • reasonable prices

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exquisite

  • adjective satellite intense or sharp
    keen.
    • suffered exquisite pain
    • felt exquisite pleasure
  • adjective satellite lavishly elegant and refined
    recherche.

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pernickety

  • adjective satellite characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details
    persnickety.
    • a persnickety job
    • a persnickety school teacher

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mother_wit

  • noun sound practical judgment
    gumption; horse sense; good sense; sense; common sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away

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refined

  • adjective (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
    • she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship
    • refined people with refined taste
  • verb improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    down; polish; fine-tune; refine.
    • refine one's style of writing

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more

  • noun English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
    Sir Thomas More; Thomas More.
  • adjective (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
    more than.
    • more land
    • more support
    • more rain fell
    • more than a gallon

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circumspection

  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    prudence; discretion; discreetness.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion
  • noun the trait of being circumspect and prudent
    caution.

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optic

  • noun the organ of sight
    eye; oculus.
  • adjective of or relating to or resembling the eye
    ocular; optical; opthalmic.
    • ocular muscles
    • an ocular organ
    • ocular diseases
    • the optic (or optical) axis of the eye
    • an ocular spot is a pigmented organ or part believed to be sensitive to light

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ferdinand_de_lesseps

  • noun French diplomat who supervised the construction of the Suez Canal (1805-1894)
    Lesseps; Vicomte Ferdinand Marie de Lesseps.

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ministerial

  • adjective of or relating to a minister of religion or the minister's office
    • ministerial duties
  • adjective of or relating to a government minister or ministry
    • ministerial decree

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sir_harold_george_nicolson

  • noun English diplomat and author (1886-1968)
    Nicolson; Harold Nicolson.

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blabby

  • adjective satellite unwisely talking too much
    bigmouthed; talkative; blabbermouthed.

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delicacy

  • noun the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
    fineness; daintiness.
    • the daintiness of her touch
    • the fineness of her features
  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; treat; dainty.

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extraordinary

  • adjective beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable
    • extraordinary authority
    • an extraordinary achievement
    • her extraordinary beauty
    • enjoyed extraordinary popularity
    • an extraordinary capacity for work
    • an extraordinary session of the legislature
  • adjective satellite far more than usual or expected
    over-the-top; sinful.
    • an extraordinary desire for approval
    • it was an over-the-top experience

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provident

  • adjective providing carefully for the future
    • wild squirrels are provident
    • a provident father plans for his children's education
  • adjective satellite careful in regard to your own interests
    • the prudent use and development of resources
    • wild squirrels are provident

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papal_nuncio

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope having ambassadorial status
    nuncio.

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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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ralph_johnson_bunche

  • noun United States diplomat and United Nations official (1904-1971)
    Ralph Bunche; Bunche.

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injudicious

  • adjective satellite lacking or showing lack of judgment or discretion; unwise
    • an injudicious measure
    • the result of an injudicious decision

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precaution

  • noun a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
    guard; safeguard.
    • he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution
    • an insurance policy is a good safeguard
    • we let our guard down
  • noun the trait of practicing caution in advance

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adlai_stevenson

  • noun United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)
    Adlai Ewing Stevenson; Stevenson.

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de_luxe

  • adjective satellite elegant and sumptuous
    luxe; deluxe.
    • a deluxe car
    • luxe accommodations

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gentlemanly

  • adjective satellite befitting a man of good breeding
    gentlemanlike.
    • gentlemanly behavior

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statesmanly

  • adjective marked by the qualities of or befitting a statesman
    statesmanlike.
    • a man of statesmanlike judgment
    • a statesmanlike solution of the present perplexities"-V.L.Parrington

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owlish

  • adjective satellite resembling an owl; solemn and wise in appearance

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bland

  • adjective satellite lacking taste or flavor or tang
    flat; vapid; flavorless; insipid; savorless; savourless; flavourless.
    • a bland diet
    • insipid hospital food
    • flavorless supermarket tomatoes
    • vapid beer
    • vapid tea
  • adjective satellite lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
    flat.
    • a bland little drama
    • a flat joke

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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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north

  • noun the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line
  • noun the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
    Union.
    • he has visited every state in the Union
    • Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union
    • the North's superior resources turned the scale

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heady

  • adjective satellite marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters
    judicious; wise.
    • judicious use of one's money
    • a wise decision
  • adjective satellite extremely exciting as if by alcohol or a narcotic
    intoxicating.

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gunboat

  • noun a small shallow-draft boat carrying mounted guns; used by costal patrols

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ladylike

  • adjective satellite befitting a woman of good breeding
    • ladylike manners

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indiscreet

  • adjective lacking discretion; injudicious
    • her behavior was indiscreet at the very best

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huig_de_groot

  • noun Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
    Grotius; Hugo Grotius.

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gentlemanlike

  • adjective satellite befitting a man of good breeding
    gentlemanly.
    • gentlemanly behavior

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stevenson

  • noun Scottish author (1850-1894)
    Robert Louis Stevenson; Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson.
  • noun United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)
    Adlai Ewing Stevenson; Adlai Stevenson.

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roosevelt

  • noun 32nd President of the United States; elected four times; instituted New Deal to counter the Great Depression and led country during World War II (1882-1945)
    F. D. Roosevelt; President Roosevelt; FDR; President Franklin Roosevelt; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Franklin Roosevelt.
  • noun wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)
    Eleanor Roosevelt; Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.

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wisdom

  • noun accumulated knowledge or erudition or enlightenment
  • noun the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
    wiseness.

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adlai_ewing_stevenson

  • noun United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)
    Stevenson; Adlai Stevenson.

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diplomatic

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of diplomacy
    • diplomatic immunity
  • adjective using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people
    diplomatical.
    • the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject

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discernment

  • noun the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    apprehension; savvy; understanding.
    • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect
  • noun delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values)
    taste; appreciation; perceptiveness.
    • arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success
    • to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste

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judiciousness

  • noun good judgment
  • noun the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
    sagaciousness; sagacity.

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circumspect

  • adjective satellite heedful of potential consequences
    discreet.
    • circumspect actions
    • physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use
    • a discreet investor

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vicomte_ferdinand_marie_de_lesseps

  • noun French diplomat who supervised the construction of the Suez Canal (1805-1894)
    Lesseps; Ferdinand de Lesseps.

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dag_hammarskjold

  • noun Swedish diplomat who greatly extended the influence of the United Nations in peacekeeping matters (1905-1961)
    Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjold; Hammarskjold.

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official

  • noun a worker who holds or is invested with an office
    functionary.
  • noun someone who administers the rules of a game or sport
    • the golfer asked for an official who could give him a ruling

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shrewd

  • adjective satellite marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    sharp; astute.
    • a smart businessman
    • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease
    • he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow
  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; calculative; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community

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well-read

  • adjective satellite well informed or deeply versed through reading
    • respect for a well-read man
    • well-read in medieval history
  • adjective satellite highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
    knowing; knowledgeable; lettered; learned; well-educated.
    • knowing instructors
    • a knowledgeable critic
    • a knowledgeable audience

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finespun

  • adjective satellite developed with extreme delicacy and subtlety
    delicate.
    • the satire touches with finespun ridicule every kind of human pretense
  • adjective satellite developed in excessively fine detail
    hairsplitting.
    • finespun distinctions

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diplomatist

  • noun an official engaged in international negotiations
    diplomat.

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blandness

  • noun the trait of exhibiting no personal embarrassment or concern
    • the blandness of his confession enraged the judge
  • noun lacking any distinctive or interesting taste property
    insipidness; insipidity.

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responsible

  • adjective worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable
    • a responsible adult
    • responsible journalism
    • a responsible position
    • the captain is responsible for the ship's safety
    • the cabinet is responsible to the parliament
  • adjective satellite being the agent or cause
    responsible for.
    • determined who was the responsible party
    • termites were responsible for the damage

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edmund_charles_edouard_genet

  • noun French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)
    Genet; Citizen Genet.

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imprudent

  • adjective not prudent or wise
    • very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas
    • would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger
  • adjective satellite lacking wise self-restraint
    • an imprudent remark

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kennan

  • noun United States diplomat who recommended a policy of containment in dealing with Soviet aggression (1904-2005)
    George Frost Kennan; George F. Kennan.

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discerning

  • adjective having or revealing keen insight and good judgment
    • a discerning critic
    • a discerning reader
  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; make out; tell apart; recognise; distinguish; pick out; discern.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph

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debonair

  • adjective satellite having a sophisticated charm
    suave; debonnaire; debonaire.
    • a debonair gentleman
  • adjective satellite having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
    chipper; debonaire; jaunty.
    • looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton
    • life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds
    • walked with a jaunty step
    • a jaunty optimist

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forethought

  • noun planning or plotting in advance of acting
    premeditation.
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; care.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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charge_d'affaires

  • noun the official temporarily in charge of a diplomatic mission in the absence of the ambassador

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class

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    category; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    grade; course; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy

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clear

  • noun the state of being free of suspicion
    • investigation showed that he was in the clear
  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    open.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open

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breed

  • noun a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
    strain; stock.
    • he experimented on a particular breed of white rats
    • he created a new strain of sheep
  • noun a special type
    • Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs

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fussy

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    crabby; grouchy; ill-tempered; crabbed; cross; bad-tempered; grumpy.
  • adjective satellite overcrowded or cluttered with detail
    busy.
    • a busy painting
    • a fussy design

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prim

  • verb assume a prim appearance
    • They mince and prim
  • verb contract one's lips
    • She primmed her lips after every bite of food

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sage

  • noun a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics who is renowned for profound wisdom
  • noun aromatic fresh or dried grey-green leaves used widely as seasoning for meats and fowl and game etc

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twee

  • adjective satellite affectedly dainty or refined
    prim; niminy-piminy; mincing; dainty.

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soignee

  • adjective satellite polished and well-groomed; showing sophisticated elegance
    soigne.

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bright

  • adjective emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
    • the sun was bright and hot
    • a bright sunlit room
  • adjective satellite having striking color
    brilliant; vivid.
    • bright dress
    • brilliant tapestries
    • a bird with vivid plumage

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lettered

  • adjective satellite highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
    knowing; knowledgeable; well-read; learned; well-educated.
    • knowing instructors
    • a knowledgeable critic
    • a knowledgeable audience
  • verb win an athletic letter
    letter.

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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burnished

  • adjective satellite made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
    bright; shiny; lustrous; shining.
    • bright silver candlesticks
    • a burnished brass knocker
    • she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves
    • rows of shining glasses
    • shiny black patents
  • verb polish and make shiny
    burnish; furbish; buff.
    • buff the wooden floors
    • buff my shoes

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hull

  • noun dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut
  • noun persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry

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couth

  • adjective satellite (used facetiously) refined

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common_sense

  • noun sound practical judgment
    gumption; mother wit; horse sense; good sense; sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away

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high-class

  • adjective satellite pretentiously elegant
    high-toned.
    • a high-toned restaurant

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suaveness

  • noun the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner
    suavity; blandness; smoothness.

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averell_harriman

  • noun United States financier who negotiated a treaty with the Soviet Union banning tests of nuclear weapons (1891-1986)
    William Averell Harriman; Harriman.

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de

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

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bigmouthed

  • adjective satellite unwisely talking too much
    talkative; blabby; blabbermouthed.

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considerate

  • adjective showing concern for the rights and feelings of others
    • friends considerate enough to leave us alone

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learned

  • adjective satellite having or showing profound knowledge
    erudite.
    • a learned jurist
    • an erudite professor
  • verb gain knowledge or skills
    acquire; larn; learn.
    • She learned dancing from her sister
    • I learned Sanskrit
    • Children acquire language at an amazing rate

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finical

  • adjective satellite exacting especially about details
    particular; fussy; finicky; picky.
    • a finicky eater
    • fussy about clothes
    • very particular about how her food was prepared

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perspicacity

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; perspicaciousness; astuteness.
  • noun the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
    judgement; sound judgment; judgment; sound judgement.

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william_averell_harriman

  • noun United States financier who negotiated a treaty with the Soviet Union banning tests of nuclear weapons (1891-1986)
    Averell Harriman; Harriman.

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blabbermouthed

  • adjective satellite unwisely talking too much
    bigmouthed; talkative; blabby.
  • adjective satellite prone to communicate confidential information
    talebearing; leaky; tattling.

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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courteous

  • adjective satellite exhibiting courtesy and politeness
    nice; gracious.
    • a nice gesture
  • adjective characterized by courtesy and gracious good manners
    • if a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world"-Francis Bacon

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dag_hjalmar_agne_carl_hammarskjold

  • noun Swedish diplomat who greatly extended the influence of the United Nations in peacekeeping matters (1905-1961)
    Hammarskjold; Dag Hammarskjold.

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expediency

  • noun the quality of being suited to the end in view
    expedience.

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knowledgeableness

  • noun wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge
    initiation; knowledgeability.
    • his knowledgeability impressed me
    • his dullness was due to lack of initiation

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expedience

  • noun the quality of being suited to the end in view
    expediency.
  • noun taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
    opportunism; self-interest; self-seeking.

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humane

  • adjective pertaining to or concerned with the humanities
    humanistic; humanist.
    • humanistic studies
    • a humane education
  • adjective marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering

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well-educated

  • adjective satellite highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
    knowing; knowledgeable; lettered; well-read; learned.
    • knowing instructors
    • a knowledgeable critic
    • a knowledgeable audience

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anna_eleanor_roosevelt

  • noun wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962)
    Eleanor Roosevelt; Roosevelt.

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george_frost_kennan

  • noun United States diplomat who recommended a policy of containment in dealing with Soviet aggression (1904-2005)
    Kennan; George F. Kennan.

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kissinger

  • noun United States diplomat who served under President Nixon and President Ford (born in 1923)
    Henry Alfred Kissinger; Henry Kissinger.

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embassador

  • noun a diplomat of the highest rank; accredited as representative from one country to another
    ambassador.

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knowing

  • noun a clear and certain mental apprehension
  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    know; cognize; cognise.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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mincing

  • adjective satellite affectedly dainty or refined
    twee; prim; niminy-piminy; dainty.
  • verb make less severe or harsh
    moderate; mince; soften.
    • He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

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john_foster_dulles

  • noun United States diplomat who (as Secretary of State) pursued a policy of opposition to the USSR by providing aid to American allies (1888-1959)
    Dulles.

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ralph_bunche

  • noun United States diplomat and United Nations official (1904-1971)
    Bunche; Ralph Johnson Bunche.

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recherche

  • adjective satellite lavishly elegant and refined
    exquisite.

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prudential

  • adjective satellite arising from or characterized by prudence especially in business matters
    • he abstained partly for prudential reasons

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andrei_gromyko

  • noun Soviet ambassador to the United States and to the United Nations (1909-1989)
    Gromyko; Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko.

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civilised

  • adjective having a high state of culture and development both social and technological
    civilized.
    • terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world
  • verb teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    educate; civilise; school; train; cultivate; civilize.
    • Cultivate your musical taste
    • Train your tastebuds
    • She is well schooled in poetry

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eyeball

  • noun the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
    orb.
  • verb look at
    eye.

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commonsensible

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsense; commonsensical.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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sensitive

  • noun someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
    spiritualist; medium.
    • he consulted several mediums
  • adjective responsive to physical stimuli
    • a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch
    • a sensitive voltmeter
    • sensitive skin
    • sensitive to light

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logic

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
  • noun reasoned and reasonable judgment
    • it made a certain kind of logic

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harriman

  • noun United States financier who negotiated a treaty with the Soviet Union banning tests of nuclear weapons (1891-1986)
    Averell Harriman; William Averell Harriman.
  • noun United States railway tycoon (1848-1909)
    E. H. Harriman; Edward Henry Harriman.

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unemotional

  • adjective unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
  • adjective satellite cool and formal in manner
    reticent; restrained.

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sensible

  • adjective showing reason or sound judgment
    reasonable.
    • a sensible choice
    • a sensible person
  • adjective able to feel or perceive
    sensitive.
    • even amoeba are sensible creatures
    • the more sensible parts of the skin

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deep

  • noun the central and most intense or profound part
    • in the deep of night
    • in the deep of winter
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    trench; oceanic abyss.

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sapience

  • noun ability to apply knowledge or experience or understanding or common sense and insight
    wisdom.

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political

  • adjective involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians
    • calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman
    • political pressure
    • a political machine
    • political office
    • political policy
  • adjective of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power
    • political opinions

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secret

  • noun something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)
    • the combination to the safe was a secret
    • he tried to keep his drinking a secret
  • noun information known only to a special group
    arcanum.
    • the secret of Cajun cooking

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john_jay

  • noun United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)
    Jay.

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initiation

  • noun a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    induction; installation.
    • his initiation into the club
    • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
    • he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame
  • noun the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    foundation; instauration; founding; introduction; origination; creation; innovation; institution.
    • she looked forward to her initiation as an adult
    • the foundation of a new scientific society

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commonsensical

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsensible; commonsense.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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superfine

  • adjective satellite of extremely fine size or texture
    • superfine sugar
    • a superfine file
  • adjective satellite excessively delicate or refined
    overrefined.

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high-toned

  • adjective satellite pretentiously elegant
    high-class.
    • a high-toned restaurant

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educated

  • adjective possessing an education (especially having more than average knowledge)
  • verb give an education to
    educate.
    • We must educate our youngsters better

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finished

  • adjective (of materials or goods) brought to the desired final state
    • a finished product
  • verb come or bring to a finish or an end; others finished in over 4 hours"
    finish; complete.
    • He finished the dishes
    • She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree
    • The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours

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minister

  • noun a person authorized to conduct religious worship
    curate; pastor; rector; minister of religion; parson.
    • clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches
  • noun a person appointed to a high office in the government
    government minister.
    • Minister of Finance

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prissy

  • adjective satellite exaggeratedly proper
    puritanical; square-toed; straight-laced; straitlaced; strait-laced; tight-laced; victorian; prudish; prim; straightlaced; priggish.
    • my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts
  • adjective satellite excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
    overnice; squeamish; nice; dainty.
    • too nice about his food to take to camp cooking
    • so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

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careful

  • adjective exercising caution or showing care or attention
    • they were careful when crossing the busy street
    • be careful to keep her shoes clean
    • did very careful research
    • careful art restorers
    • careful of the rights of others
    • careful about one's behavior
  • adjective satellite cautiously attentive
    heedful.
    • careful of her feelings
    • heedful of his father's advice

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gracious

  • adjective characterized by charm, good taste, and generosity of spirit
    • gracious even to unexpected visitors
    • gracious living
    • he bears insult with gracious good humor
  • adjective satellite characterized by kindness and warm courtesy especially of a king to his subjects
    benignant.
    • our benignant king

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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politician

  • noun a leader engaged in civil administration
  • noun a person active in party politics
    pol; political leader; politico.

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indiscreetness

  • noun lacking good judgment
    injudiciousness.

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all-knowing

  • adjective satellite infinitely wise
    omniscient.

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neat

  • adjective satellite clean or organized
    orderly.
    • her neat dress
    • a neat room
  • adjective satellite showing care in execution
    • neat homework
    • neat handwriting

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consular

  • adjective having to do with a consul or his office or duties

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advisable

  • adjective worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent or wise
    • such action is neither necessary nor advisable
    • extreme caution is advisable
    • it is advisable to telephone first

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graceful

  • adjective characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
  • adjective satellite suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
    elegant; refined.

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trygve_halvden_lie

  • noun Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
    Lie; Trygve Lie.

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dandified

  • adjective satellite affecting extreme elegance in dress and manner
    foppish; dandyish.
  • verb dress like a dandy
    dandify.

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read

  • noun something that is read
    • the article was a very good read
  • verb interpret something that is written or printed
    • read the advertisement
    • Have you read Salman Rushdie?

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merciful

  • adjective showing or giving mercy
    • sought merciful treatment for the captives
    • a merciful god
  • adjective satellite (used conventionally of royalty and high nobility) gracious
    • our merciful king

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shuttle

  • noun badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
    shuttlecock; bird; birdie.
  • noun public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that plies back and forth between two points

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soundness

  • noun a state or condition free from damage or decay
  • noun the quality of being prudent and sensible
    wiseness; wisdom.

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persona

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

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commonsense

  • adjective satellite exhibiting native good judgment
    commonsensible; commonsensical.
    • arrive home at a reasonable hour
    • commonsense scholarship on the foibles of a genius
    • unlearned and commonsensical countryfolk were capable of solving problems that beset the more sophisticated

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tactful

  • adjective having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with others
    • she was tactful enough not to shatter his illusion
    • a tactful remark eased her embarrassment
  • adjective satellite showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
    kid-glove.
    • by diplomatic conduct he avoided antagonizing anyone
    • a tactful way of correcting someone
    • the agency got the kid-glove treatment on Capitol Hill

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sapient

  • adjective satellite acutely insightful and wise
    perspicacious; sagacious.
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument
    • observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions
    • a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators

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patrician

  • noun a person of refined upbringing and manners
  • noun a member of the aristocracy
    aristocrat; blue blood.

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grey

  • noun United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939)
    Zane Grey.
  • noun Queen of England for nine days in 1553; she was quickly replaced by Mary Tudor and beheaded for treason (1537-1554)
    Lady Jane Grey.

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delicate

  • adjective exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
    • a delicate violin passage
    • delicate china
    • a delicate flavor
    • the delicate wing of a butterfly
  • adjective satellite marked by great skill especially in meticulous technique
    • a surgeon's delicate touch

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sagacious

  • adjective satellite acutely insightful and wise
    perspicacious; sapient.
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument
    • observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions
    • a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators
  • adjective satellite skillful in statecraft or management
    • an astute and sagacious statesman

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judgment

  • noun an opinion formed by judging something
    judgement; mind.
    • he was reluctant to make his judgment known
    • she changed her mind
  • noun the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
    judgement; assessment.
    • they criticized my judgment of the contestants

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kid

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

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perspicacious

  • adjective satellite acutely insightful and wise
    sagacious; sapient.
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument
    • observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions
    • a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators
  • adjective satellite mentally acute or penetratingly discerning
    clear-eyed; clear-sighted.
    • too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow
    • chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument

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astuteness

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; perspicaciousness; perspicacity.
  • noun the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
    depth; profundity; profoundness; deepness.

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finesse

  • noun subtly skillful handling of a situation
    delicacy; discreetness; diplomacy.

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picky

  • adjective satellite exacting especially about details
    particular; fussy; finicky; finical.
    • a finicky eater
    • fussy about clothes
    • very particular about how her food was prepared

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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internuncio

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope ranking below a nuncio

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mother

  • noun a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
    female parent.
    • the mother of three children
  • noun a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

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gromyko

  • noun Soviet ambassador to the United States and to the United Nations (1909-1989)
    Andrei Gromyko; Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko.

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ambassador

  • noun a diplomat of the highest rank; accredited as representative from one country to another
    embassador.
  • noun an informal representative
    • an ambassador of good will

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versed

  • adjective satellite thoroughly acquainted through study or experience
    knowledgeable; intimate.
    • this girl, so intimate with nature"-W.H.Hudson
    • knowledgeable about the technique of painting"- Herbert Read
  • noun an injectable form of benzodiazepine (trade name Versed) useful for sedation and for reducing pain during uncomfortable medical procedures
    midazolam.

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knowledgeable

  • adjective satellite highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
    knowing; lettered; well-read; learned; well-educated.
    • knowing instructors
    • a knowledgeable critic
    • a knowledgeable audience
  • adjective satellite alert and fully informed
    knowing.
    • a knowing collector of rare books
    • surprisingly knowledgeable about what was going on

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civilized

  • adjective having a high state of culture and development both social and technological
    civilised.
    • terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world
  • verb teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    educate; civilise; school; train; cultivate; civilize.
    • Cultivate your musical taste
    • Train your tastebuds
    • She is well schooled in poetry

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ground

  • noun the solid part of the earth's surface
    dry land; land; terra firma; earth; solid ground.
    • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • the earth shook for several minutes
    • he dropped the logs on the ground
  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    reason.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration

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shuttle_diplomacy

  • noun international negotiations conducted by a mediator who frequently flies back and forth between the negotiating parties
    • Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East

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passionless

  • adjective not passionate
    • passionless observation of human nature
  • adjective satellite unmoved by feeling
    emotionless.
    • he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served
    • this passionless girl was like an icicle in the sunshine"-Margaret Deland

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mannered

  • adjective satellite having unnatural mannerisms
    • brief, mannered and unlifelike idiom

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john_kenneth_galbraith

  • noun United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908)
    John Galbraith; Galbraith.

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well-grounded

  • adjective satellite logically valid
    sound; reasoned.
    • a sound argument

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suavity

  • noun the quality of being bland and gracious or ingratiating in manner
    blandness; suaveness; smoothness.

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nicolson

  • noun English diplomat and author (1886-1968)
    Sir Harold George Nicolson; Harold Nicolson.

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ambassadorial

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of ambassadors

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judgement

  • noun the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
    opinion; judgment; legal opinion.
    • opinions are usually written by a single judge
  • noun an opinion formed by judging something
    mind; judgment.
    • he was reluctant to make his judgment known
    • she changed her mind

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discreet

  • adjective marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint
    • his trusted discreet aide
    • a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace
  • adjective satellite unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic
    discerning.
    • a discerning editor
    • a discreet silence

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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politic

  • adjective marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness
    • it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels
    • a politic decision
    • a politic manager
    • a politic old scoundrel
    • a shrewd and politic reply
  • adjective satellite smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
    bland; suave; smooth.
    • he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
    • the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error

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advanced

  • adjective satellite farther along in physical or mental development
    • the child's skeletal age was classified as `advanced'
    • children in the advanced classes in elementary school read far above grade average
  • verb move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    advance; move on; march on; progress; pass on; go on.
    • Time marches on

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glove

  • noun the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball
    baseball glove; baseball mitt; mitt.
  • noun handwear: covers the hand and wrist

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wit

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; humor; humour.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; brain.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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henry_kissinger

  • noun United States diplomat who served under President Nixon and President Ford (born in 1923)
    Henry Alfred Kissinger; Kissinger.

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luxe

  • adjective satellite elegant and sumptuous
    deluxe; de luxe.
    • a deluxe car
    • luxe accommodations

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hugo_grotius

  • noun Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
    Grotius; Huig de Groot.

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calculating

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    scheming; conniving; calculative; shrewd.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community
  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; compute; calculate; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.

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discretion

  • noun freedom to act or judge on one's own
  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    prudence; circumspection; discreetness.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion

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power

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    powerfulness.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
  • noun (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

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intimate

  • noun someone to whom private matters are confided
    confidant.
  • verb give to understand
    insinuate; adumbrate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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squeamish

  • adjective satellite excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
    overnice; nice; prissy; dainty.
    • too nice about his food to take to camp cooking
    • so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

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savoir

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finicky

  • adjective satellite exacting especially about details
    particular; fussy; picky; finical.
    • a finicky eater
    • fussy about clothes
    • very particular about how her food was prepared

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cautious

  • noun people who are fearful and cautious
    timid.
    • whitewater rafting is not for the timid
  • adjective showing careful forethought; never making swift decisions"
    • reserved and cautious
    • a cautious driver

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politicize

  • verb give a political character to
    politicise.
    • politicize the discussion

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shrewdness

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    perspicaciousness; astuteness; perspicacity.

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shiny

  • adjective satellite reflecting light
    lustrous; glistening; sheeny; glossy; shining.
    • glistening bodies of swimmers
    • the horse's glossy coat
    • lustrous auburn hair
    • saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet
    • shining white enamel
  • adjective having a shiny surface or coating
    glazed.
    • glazed fabrics
    • glazed doughnuts

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road

  • noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    route.
  • noun a way or means to achieve something
    • the road to fame

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polished

  • adjective perfected or made shiny and smooth
    • his polished prose
    • in a freshly ironed dress and polished shoes
    • freshly polished silver
  • verb make (a surface) shine
    shine; polish; smooth; smoothen.
    • shine the silver, please
    • polish my shoes

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civil

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

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bunche

  • noun United States diplomat and United Nations official (1904-1971)
    Ralph Bunche; Ralph Johnson Bunche.

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cultivated

  • adjective (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing
    • cultivated land
  • verb foster the growth of
    cultivate.

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harold_nicolson

  • noun English diplomat and author (1886-1968)
    Sir Harold George Nicolson; Nicolson.

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knowledgeability

  • noun wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge
    initiation; knowledgeableness.
    • his knowledgeability impressed me
    • his dullness was due to lack of initiation

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statesmanship

  • noun wisdom in the management of public affairs
    diplomacy; statecraft.

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cultured

  • adjective satellite marked by refinement in taste and manners
    civilised; polite; civilized; genteel; cultivated.
    • cultivated speech
    • cultured Bostonians
    • cultured tastes
    • a genteel old lady
    • polite society
  • verb grow in a special preparation
    culture.
    • the biologist grows microorganisms

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clear-sighted

  • adjective satellite having sharp clear vision
  • adjective satellite mentally acute or penetratingly discerning
    perspicacious; clear-eyed.
    • too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow
    • chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument

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overrefined

  • adjective satellite excessively delicate or refined
    superfine.
  • verb refine too much or with excess of subtlety
    over-refine; overrefine.
    • He is overrefining this matter

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diplomatic_minister

  • noun a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
    minister.

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breeding

  • noun elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    gentility; genteelness.
  • noun the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
    training; education.
    • a woman of breeding and refinement

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salt

  • noun a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
  • noun white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
    common salt; table salt.

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fastidious

  • adjective giving careful attention to detail; hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness
    • a fastidious and incisive intellect
    • fastidious about personal cleanliness
  • adjective having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures
    exacting.
    • fastidious microorganisms
    • certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements

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grata

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toned

  • adjective satellite having or characterized or distinguished by tone or a specific tone; often used in combination
    • full-toned
    • shrill-toned
    • deep-toned
  • verb utter monotonously and repetitively and rhythmically
    chant; tone; intone.
    • The students chanted the same slogan over and over again

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wise

  • noun a way of doing or being
    • in no wise
    • in this wise
  • noun United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
    Stephen Samuel Wise.

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sagaciousness

  • noun the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
    judgement; sagacity; judgment; discernment.
  • noun the trait of forming opinions by distinguishing and evaluating
    judiciousness; sagacity.

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smooth

  • noun the act of smoothing
    • he gave his hair a quick smooth
  • verb make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
    smoothen.
    • smooth the surface of the wood

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politic

  • adjective marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness
    • it is neither polite nor politic to get into other people's quarrels
    • a politic decision
    • a politic manager
    • a politic old scoundrel
    • a shrewd and politic reply
  • adjective satellite smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
    bland; suave; smooth.
    • he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage
    • the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error

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townsend_harris

  • noun United States diplomat who was instrumental in opening Japan to foreign trade (1804-1878)
    Harris.

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clear-eyed

  • adjective satellite mentally acute or penetratingly discerning
    perspicacious; clear-sighted.
    • too clear-eyed not to see what problems would follow
    • chaos could be prevented only by clear-sighted leadership
    • much too perspicacious to be taken in by so spurious an argument

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cordell_hull

  • noun United States diplomat who did the groundwork for creating the United Nations (1871-1955)
    Hull.

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statesmanlike

  • adjective marked by the qualities of or befitting a statesman
    statesmanly.
    • a man of statesmanlike judgment
    • a statesmanlike solution of the present perplexities"-V.L.Parrington

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discreetness

  • noun knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress
    prudence; circumspection; discretion.
    • the servants showed great tact and discretion
  • noun subtly skillful handling of a situation
    finesse; delicacy; diplomacy.

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politics

  • noun social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power
    political relation.
    • office politics is often counterproductive
  • noun the study of government of states and other political units
    government; political science.

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trygve_lie

  • noun Norwegian diplomat who was the first Secretary General of the United Nations (1896-1968)
    Lie; Trygve Halvden Lie.

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negotiation

  • noun a discussion intended to produce an agreement
    talks; dialogue.
    • the buyout negotiation lasted several days
    • they disagreed but kept an open dialogue
    • talks between Israelis and Palestinians
  • noun the activity or business of negotiating an agreement; coming to terms

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diplomat

  • noun an official engaged in international negotiations
    diplomatist.
  • noun a person who deals tactfully with others

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well-advised

  • adjective having the benefit of careful prior consideration or counsel
    advised.
    • a well-advised delay in carrying out the plan

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genet

  • noun French diplomat who in 1793 tried to draw the United States into the war between France and England (1763-1834)
    Edmund Charles Edouard Genet; Citizen Genet.
  • noun French writer of novels and dramas for the theater of the absurd (1910-1986)
    Jean Genet.

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horse_sense

  • noun sound practical judgment
    gumption; mother wit; good sense; sense; common sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away

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recognition

  • noun the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
    acknowledgment; acknowledgement.
    • the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work
    • she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own
  • noun the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
    identification.
    • a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces
    • experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer

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roman_catholic

  • noun a member of the Roman Catholic Church
  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Western Church; Roman Church; Roman Catholic Church; Church of Rome.

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nice

  • adjective pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance
    • what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith
    • nice manners
    • a nice dress
    • a nice face
    • a nice day
    • had a nice time at the party
    • the corn and tomatoes are nice today
  • noun a city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean; the leading resort on the French Riviera

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tasteful

  • adjective having or showing or conforming to good taste
  • adjective satellite free from what is tawdry or unbecoming
    refined; neat.
    • a neat style
    • a neat set of rules
    • she hated to have her neat plans upset

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polite

  • adjective showing regard for others in manners, speech, behavior, etc.
  • adjective satellite marked by refinement in taste and manners
    civilised; cultured; civilized; genteel; cultivated.
    • cultivated speech
    • cultured Bostonians
    • cultured tastes
    • a genteel old lady
    • polite society

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polity

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

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andrei_andreyevich_gromyko

  • noun Soviet ambassador to the United States and to the United Nations (1909-1989)
    Andrei Gromyko; Gromyko.

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old-womanish

  • adjective satellite primly fastidious
    old-maidish.

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prudent

  • adjective careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment
    • a prudent manager
    • prudent rulers
    • prudent hesitation
    • more prudent to hide than to fight

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nuncio

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a diplomatic representative of the Pope having ambassadorial status
    papal nuncio.

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page

  • noun one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains
  • noun English industrialist who pioneered in the design and manufacture of aircraft (1885-1962)
    Sir Frederick Handley Page.

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major

  • noun a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
  • noun British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
    John Roy Major; John Major; John R. Major.

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reasoned

  • adjective satellite logically valid
    sound; well-grounded.
    • a sound argument
  • verb decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
    reason; reason out; conclude.
    • We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

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henry_alfred_kissinger

  • noun United States diplomat who served under President Nixon and President Ford (born in 1923)
    Henry Kissinger; Kissinger.

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deluxe

  • adjective satellite rich and superior in quality
    gilded; princely; sumptuous; opulent; luxurious; grand.
    • a princely sum
    • gilded dining rooms
  • adjective satellite elegant and sumptuous
    luxe; de luxe.
    • a deluxe car
    • luxe accommodations

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kurt_waldheim

  • noun Austrian diplomat who was Secretary General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981; in 1986 he was elected president of Austria in spite of worldwide allegations that he had direct knowledge of Nazi atrocities during World War II (born in 1918)
    Waldheim.

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