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positivist (Also positivists) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to positivist

logical_positivism

  • noun the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
    positivism.

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similarity

  • noun the quality of being similar
  • noun a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) parts of a stimulus field that are similar to each other tend to be perceived as belonging together as a unit
    law of similarity.

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desirable

  • adjective worth having or seeking or achieving
    • a desirable job
    • computer with many desirable features
    • a desirable outcome
  • adjective satellite worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
    suitable; worthy.
    • the parents found the girl suitable for their son

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paper_tiger

  • noun the nature of a person or organization that appears powerful but is actually powerless and ineffectual
    • he reminded Mao that the paper tiger had nuclear teeth

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woody

  • adjective made of or containing or resembling wood
    • woody plants
    • perennial herbs with woody stems
    • a woody taste
  • adjective satellite abounding in trees
    arboreous; arboraceous; woodsy.
    • an arboreous landscape
    • violets in woodsy shady spots
    • a woody area near the highway

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logical_positivist

  • noun someone who maintains that any statement that cannot be verified empirically is meaningless

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docetism

  • noun the heretical doctrine (associated with the Gnostics) that Jesus had no human body and his sufferings and death on the cross were apparent rather than real

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dolichocephalism

  • noun the quality of being dolichocephalic
    dolichocephaly.

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originality

  • noun the ability to think and act independently
  • noun the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

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unsuitableness

  • noun the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose
    ineptness; unsuitability.

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unsteadiness

  • noun the quality of not being steady or securely fixed in place
    ricketiness.
  • noun the quality of being unsteady--varying and unpredictable

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spinnbar

  • adjective satellite capable of being spun into fibres
    spinnable.

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acceptableness

  • noun satisfactoriness by virtue of conforming to approved standards
    acceptability.

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sway

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

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worth

  • noun an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
    • 10 dollars worth of gasoline
  • noun the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

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informality

  • noun a manner that does not take forms and ceremonies seriously
  • noun freedom from constraint or embarrassment
    ease.
    • I am never at ease with strangers

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lure

  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    come-on; enticement.
  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; bait; sweetener; hook.

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productiveness

  • noun the quality of being productive or having the power to produce
    productivity.

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leisurely

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

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manipulability

  • noun the quality of being controllable by skilled movements of the hands

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nonmaterial

  • adjective not consisting of matter
    immaterial.
    • immaterial apparitions
    • ghosts and other immaterial entities

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genteelness

  • noun elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    breeding; gentility.

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apprehensible

  • adjective satellite capable of being apprehended or understood
    graspable; understandable; perceivable; intelligible.

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impenetrability

  • noun the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
    imperviousness.
  • noun incomprehensibility by virtue of being too dense to understand
    impenetrableness.

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convenience

  • noun the state of being suitable or opportune
    • chairs arranged for his own convenience
  • noun the quality of being useful and convenient
    • they offered the convenience of an installment plan

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rose-colored

  • adjective satellite reflecting optimism
    rosy.
    • a rosy future
    • looked at the world through rose-colored glasses
  • adjective satellite having a rose color
    rosy-colored.

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guiding

  • adjective satellite exerting control or influence
    • a guiding principle
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; manoeuver; steer.

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cloudiness

  • noun the state of the sky when it is covered by clouds
    cloud cover; overcast.
  • noun gloomy semidarkness caused by cloud cover
    overcast.

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degeneracy

  • noun the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
    degeneration; decadence; decadency.
  • noun moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    putrefaction; depravation; depravity; corruption.
    • the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
    • moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration
    • its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity
    • Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction

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intermittency

  • noun the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping
    intermittence.

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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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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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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naif

  • noun a naive or inexperienced person
  • adjective marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
    naive.
    • a teenager's naive ignorance of life
    • the naive assumption that things can only get better
    • this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances

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emptiness

  • noun the state of containing nothing
  • noun having an empty stomach

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expressive

  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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worthlessness

  • noun having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful
    ineptitude.
    • the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness
  • noun the quality of being without practical use

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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understandability

  • noun the quality of comprehensible language or thought
    comprehensibility.

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demonstrative_of

  • adjective satellite serving to prove or demonstrate
    • the oath of office is...demonstrative of the legislative opinion on this subject"- John Marshall

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inelegance

  • noun the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

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poison

  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

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unwholesome

  • adjective detrimental to physical or moral well-being
    • unwholesome food
    • unwholesome habits like smoking

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unreality

  • noun the quality possessed by something that is unreal
  • noun the state of being insubstantial or imaginary; not existing objectively or in fact
    irreality.

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tinker

  • noun a person who enjoys fixing and experimenting with machines and their parts
    tinkerer.
  • noun formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living

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millenarian

  • noun a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)
    millenarist; chiliast.
  • adjective relating to or believing in the millennium of peace and happiness
    chiliastic.

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arability

  • noun the quality of land that is appropriate for cultivation

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satanic

  • adjective satellite extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
    fiendish; infernal; demonic; hellish; unholy; diabolical; diabolic.
    • something demonic in him--something that could be cruel
    • fires lit up a diabolic scene
    • diabolical sorcerers under the influence of devils
    • a fiendish despot
    • hellish torture
    • infernal instruments of war
    • satanic cruelty
    • unholy grimaces
  • adjective of or relating to Satan
    • Satanic verses

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solidness

  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solid; solid state.
  • noun the consistency of a solid
    solidity.

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uncertainness

  • noun being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
    precariousness; uncertainty.
    • the uncertainty of the outcome
    • the precariousness of his income

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experimentalism

  • noun an empirical doctrine that advocates experimental principles
  • noun an orientation that favors experimentation and innovation
    • the children of psychologists are often raised in an atmosphere of experimentalism

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refinement

  • noun a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    culture; polish; cultivation; finish.
    • they performed with great polish
    • I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose
    • almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
  • noun the result of improving something
    elaboration.
    • he described a refinement of this technique

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orthodoxy

  • noun the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
  • noun a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards

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distinctness

  • noun the quality of being sharp and clear
    sharpness.
  • noun the state of being several and distinct
    discreteness; severalty; separateness.

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rehabilitative

  • adjective designed to accomplish rehabilitation
    • from a penal to a rehabilitative philosophy"- J.B.Costello
    • rehabilitative treatment
  • adjective satellite helping to restore to good condition
    reconstructive.
    • reconstructive surgery
    • rehabilitative exercises

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suitable

  • adjective satellite meant or adapted for an occasion or use
    suited.
    • a tractor suitable (or fit) for heavy duty
    • not an appropriate (or fit) time for flippancy
  • adjective satellite worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
    desirable; worthy.
    • the parents found the girl suitable for their son

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contractility

  • noun the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter

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drabness

  • noun having a drab or dowdy quality; lacking stylishness or elegance
    dowdiness; homeliness.

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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fortuitousness

  • noun the quality of happening accidentally and by lucky chance

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cogency

  • noun persuasive relevance
  • noun the quality of being valid and rigorous
    rigor; rigour; validity.

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total

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

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particularity

  • noun the quality of being particular and pertaining to a specific case or instance
    specialness.
    • the particularity of human situations

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rationalist

  • noun someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes
    positivist.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of rationalism
    • rationalist philosophy

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negativist

  • noun someone who refuses to do what is asked or does the opposite of what is asked
  • noun someone who is resigned to defeat without offering positive suggestions
    defeatist.

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gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

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negative

  • noun a reply of denial
    • he answered in the negative
  • noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

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passport

  • noun any authorization to pass or go somewhere
    pass.
    • the pass to visit had a strict time limit
  • noun a document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country

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rationalism

  • noun (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience
  • noun the theological doctrine that human reason rather than divine revelation establishes religious truth

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changelessness

  • noun the property of remaining unchanged
  • noun the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
    unchangeableness; unchangeability; unchangingness.

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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negativism

  • noun characterized by habitual skepticism and a disagreeable tendency to deny or oppose or resist suggestions or commands
    negativeness; negativity.

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holy

  • noun a sacred place of pilgrimage
    sanctum; holy place.
  • adjective belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

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waxy

  • adjective made of or covered with wax
    waxen.
    • waxen candles
    • careful, the floor is waxy
  • adjective easily impressed or influenced
    impressible; impressionable.
    • an impressionable youngster
    • an impressionable age
    • a waxy mind

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naive

  • adjective marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
    naif.
    • a teenager's naive ignorance of life
    • the naive assumption that things can only get better
    • this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances
  • adjective satellite of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style
    primitive.
    • primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking

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millenarist

  • noun a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)
    millenarian; chiliast.

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millenarism

  • noun belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations
    chiliasm; millenarianism; millenniumism.

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excellent

  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; first-class; splendid.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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midas_touch

  • noun an ability to make and manage large amounts of money

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ineptness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness; slowness.
  • noun the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose
    unsuitableness; unsuitability.

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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battleful

  • adjective satellite having or showing a ready disposition to fight
    combative; bellicose.
    • bellicose young officers
    • a combative impulse
    • a contentious nature

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transparence

  • noun permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation
    transparency.
  • noun the quality of being clear and transparent
    transparentness; transparency.

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transparency

  • noun permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation
    transparence.
  • noun the quality of being clear and transparent
    transparence; transparentness.

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relativistic

  • adjective relating or subject to the special or the general theory of relativity
    • relativistic quantum mechanics
    • relativistic increase in mass
    • radiation from relativistic particles
  • adjective of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of relativism

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virtu

  • noun love of or taste for fine objects of art
    connoisseurship; vertu.
  • noun artistic quality
    vertu.

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assent

  • noun agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
    acquiescence.
    • he gave his assent eagerly
    • a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly
  • verb to agree or express agreement
    accede; acquiesce.
    • The Maestro assented to the request for an encore

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powerfulness

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    power.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade

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guarantee

  • noun a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications
    warrantee; warranty; warrant.
  • noun an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true
    • there is no guarantee that they are not lying

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swearer

  • noun someone who uses profanity
  • noun someone who takes a solemn oath

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motherliness

  • noun the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother
    maternalism; maternity; maternal quality.
    • the girl's motherliness made her invaluable in caring for the children

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barbarousness

  • noun the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
    atrocity; heinousness; atrociousness; barbarity.

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hot

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

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morbid

  • adjective satellite suggesting an unhealthy mental state
    • morbid interest in death
    • morbid curiosity
  • adjective satellite suggesting the horror of death and decay
    ghoulish.
    • morbid details

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answer

  • noun a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    reply; response.
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    solvent; resolution; solution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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ordinary

  • noun a judge of a probate court
  • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
    • not out of the ordinary

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unquestionableness

  • noun the quality of being beyond question or dispute or doubt
    unquestionability; indubitability; indisputability.

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undesirable

  • noun one whose presence is undesirable
    • rounding up vagrants and drunks and other undesirables
  • adjective not wanted
    unwanted.
    • undesirable impurities in steel
    • legislation excluding undesirable aliens
    • removed the unwanted vegetation

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uselessness

  • noun the quality of having no practical use
    unusefulness; inutility.

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beauty

  • noun the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; knockout; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.

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unfitness

  • noun poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
    softness.
  • noun lacking the power to perform
    inability.

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mortal

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; individual.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • adjective subject to death
    • mortal beings

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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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loyalty

  • noun the quality of being loyal
    trueness.
  • noun feelings of allegiance

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outlawed

  • adjective satellite contrary to or forbidden by law
    illegitimate; illicit; outlaw; unlawful.
    • an illegitimate seizure of power
    • illicit trade
    • an outlaw strike
    • unlawful measures
  • verb declare illegal; outlaw
    criminalize; illegalise; outlaw; illegalize; criminalise.
    • Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.

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wrong

  • noun that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    wrongfulness.
    • he feels that you are in the wrong
  • noun any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    legal injury; damage.

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airless

  • adjective satellite lacking fresh air
    close; unaired; stuffy.
    • a dusty airless attic
    • the dreadfully close atmosphere
    • hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke

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rummy

  • noun a chronic drinker
    drunk; inebriate; sot; wino; drunkard.
  • noun a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
    rum.

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hairlessness

  • noun the condition of being void of hair
    depilation.
  • noun the quality of not having hair

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dowdiness

  • noun having a drab or dowdy quality; lacking stylishness or elegance
    drabness; homeliness.

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curableness

  • noun capability of being cured or healed
    curability.

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splendid

  • adjective satellite having great beauty and splendor
    splendiferous; glorious; resplendent.
    • a glorious spring morning
    • a glorious sunset
    • splendid costumes
    • a kind of splendiferous native simplicity
  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; first-class; excellent.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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shucks

  • noun something of little value
    tinker's dam; tinker's damn; red cent; hoot; damn; darn; shit.
    • his promise is not worth a damn
    • not worth one red cent
    • not worth shucks
  • noun an expression of disappointment or irritation

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complexity

  • noun the quality of being intricate and compounded
    complexness.
    • he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers

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ultimate

  • noun the finest or most superior quality of its kind
    • the ultimate in luxury
  • adjective furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme
    • the ultimate achievement
    • the ultimate question
    • man's ultimate destiny
    • the ultimate insult
    • one's ultimate goal in life

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atrocity

  • noun the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
    barbarousness; heinousness; atrociousness; barbarity.
  • noun an act of atrocious cruelty
    inhumanity.

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chokehold

  • noun complete power over a person or situation
    stranglehold; throttlehold.
    • corporations have a stranglehold on the media
    • the president applied a chokehold to labor disputes that inconvenienced the public
  • noun a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind
    choke hold.
    • he grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled

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rankness

  • noun the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
    fertility; prolificacy; richness.
    • he praised the richness of the soil
    • weeds lovely in their rankness
  • noun the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
    foulness; malodorousness; fetidness; stinkiness.

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unworthiness

  • noun the quality or state of lacking merit or value
  • noun the quality of being not particularly suitable or befitting
    inappropriateness.
    • he retracted nothing that he had said about the inappropriateness of either a corporeal God or a God who is a person
    • his praise released from her loud protestations of her unworthiness

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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affirmativeness

  • noun the agreeable quality of one who assents

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responsive

  • adjective containing or using responses; alternating
    antiphonal.
    • responsive reading
    • antiphonal laughter
  • adjective readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion
    • children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience

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fidelity

  • noun accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal
  • noun the quality of being faithful
    faithfulness.

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validatory

  • adjective satellite serving to support or corroborate
    collateral; verificatory; validating; verifying; substantiative; confirming; confirmatory; corroboratory; corroborative; substantiating; confirmative.
    • collateral evidence

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wholesomeness

  • noun the quality of being beneficial and generally good for you

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directional

  • adjective relating to or indicating directions in space
    • a directional microphone
  • adjective relating to direction toward a (nonspatial) goal
    • he tried to explain the directional trends of modern science

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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awfulness

  • noun a quality of extreme unpleasantness
    dreadfulness; horridness; terribleness.

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indistinctness

  • noun the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
    softness; blurriness; fogginess; fuzziness.

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cred

  • noun credibility among young fashionable urban individuals
    street credibility; street cred.

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affected

  • adjective acted upon; influenced
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch; affect.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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weakness

  • noun a flaw or weak point
    failing.
    • he was quick to point out his wife's failings
  • noun powerlessness revealed by an inability to act
    impuissance; helplessness.
    • in spite of their weakness the group remains active

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diseased

  • adjective satellite caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
    pathologic; morbid; pathological.
    • diseased tonsils
    • a morbid growth
    • pathologic tissue
    • pathological bodily processes

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penetration

  • noun an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
    incursion.
  • noun clear or deep perception of a situation
    insight.

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illegitimacy

  • noun the status of being born to parents who were not married
    bastardy; bar sinister.
  • noun unlawfulness by virtue of not being authorized by or in accordance with law

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sleaziness

  • noun morally dishonorable
    • an embarrassing sleaziness that I hope will be corrected by the more ethical newspapers
  • noun a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing
    shabbiness; manginess; seediness.

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paltriness

  • noun worthlessness due to insignificance
    sorriness.

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demerit

  • noun a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces
    • ten demerits and he loses his privileges
  • noun the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
    fault.
    • they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel
    • he knew his own faults much better than she did

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fitness

  • noun the quality of being suitable
    fittingness.
    • they had to prove their fitness for the position
  • noun good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
    physical fitness.

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instrumentality

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

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mundanity

  • noun the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
    mundaneness; worldliness; sophistication.
  • noun the quality of being commonplace and ordinary
    mundaneness; ordinariness.

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aide

  • noun an officer who acts as military assistant to a more senior officer
    aide-de-camp; adjutant.
  • noun someone who acts as assistant
    auxiliary.

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first-class

  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; splendid; excellent.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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appurtenance

  • noun equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.
    gear; paraphernalia.
  • noun a supplementary component that improves capability
    add-on; supplement; accessory.

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caesaropapism

  • noun the doctrine that the state is supreme over the church in ecclesiastical matters
    Erastianism; Byzantinism.

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predetermination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    foreordination; preordination; predestination.
  • noun a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something
    • he entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong

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forte

  • noun an asset of special worth or utility
    strong suit; strength; speciality; strong point; specialty; long suit; metier.
    • cooking is his forte
  • noun (music) loud
    fortissimo.

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ingenuousness

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

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easiness

  • noun a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry
    relaxation.
    • the easiness we feel when sleeping
  • noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    simplicity; ease; simpleness.
    • he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    • they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    • the very easiness of the deed held her back

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unproblematic

  • adjective satellite easy and not involved or complicated
    elementary; simple; uncomplicated.
    • an elementary problem in statistics
    • elementary, my dear Watson
    • a simple game
    • found an uncomplicated solution to the problem

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idoliser

  • noun a lover blind with admiration and devotion
    idolizer.
  • noun a person who worships idols
    idolater; idolizer; idol worshiper.

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showstopper

  • noun an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
    stopper; show-stopper.
  • noun something that is strikingly attractive or has great popular appeal
    show-stopper.
    • she has a show-stopper of a smile
    • the brilliant orange flowers against the green foliage were a showstopper

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unsatisfactoriness

  • noun the quality of being inadequate or unsuitable

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linear

  • adjective designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
    additive.
  • adjective of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension
    one-dimensional.
    • a linear measurement

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assured

  • adjective satellite marked by assurance; exhibiting confidence
    • she paints with an assured hand
  • verb make certain of
    insure; assure; ensure; secure; guarantee.
    • This nest egg will ensure a nice retirement for us
    • Preparation will guarantee success!

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veto

  • noun a vote that blocks a decision
  • noun the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature)

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free

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

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aboriginal

  • noun an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    indigen; indigene; aborigine; native.
    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
  • noun a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
    Aborigine; Australian Aborigine; native Australian; Abo.

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stochasticity

  • noun the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan
    randomness; noise; haphazardness.

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correctness

  • noun conformity to fact or truth
    rightness.
  • noun the quality of conformity to social expectations

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unavoidability

  • noun the quality of being impossible to avoid or evade
    ineluctability.

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consubstantiation

  • noun the doctrine of the High Anglican Church that after the consecration of the Eucharist the substance of the body and blood of Christ coexists with the substance of the consecrated bread and wine

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angelic

  • adjective satellite marked by utter benignity; resembling or befitting an angel or saint
    saintly; sainted; beatific; saintlike; angelical.
    • angelic beneficence
    • a beatific smile
    • a saintly concern for his fellow men
    • my sainted mother
  • adjective of or relating to angels
    angelical.
    • angelic messenger

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subtlety

  • noun a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
    nicety; refinement; nuance; shade.
    • without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
    • don't argue about shades of meaning
  • noun the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze
    niceness.
    • you had to admire the subtlety of the distinctions he drew

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encouraging

  • adjective giving courage or confidence or hope
    • encouraging advances in medical research
  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; encourage; promote; boost; further.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom

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hoot

  • noun a loud raucous cry (as of an owl)
  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    razz; boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.

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abstractness

  • noun the quality of being considered apart from a specific instance or object

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alienage

  • noun the quality of being alien
    alienism.

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clarity

  • noun free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
    limpidity; pellucidity; lucidity; lucidness; clearness.
  • noun the quality of clear water
    uncloudedness; clearness.
    • when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes

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arianism

  • noun heretical doctrine taught by Arius that asserted the radical primacy of the Father over the Son

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nastiness

  • noun a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse
    filth; filthiness; foulness.
  • noun malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
    spitefulness; spite; cattiness; bitchiness.

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groundlessness

  • noun the quality of lacking substance or value
    idleness.
    • the groundlessness of their report was quickly recognized

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top

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

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unexchangeability

  • noun the quality of being incapable of exchange or interchange

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confirming

  • adjective indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen
    positive.
    • a positive pregnancy test
  • verb establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    affirm; substantiate; support; confirm; corroborate; sustain.
    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant

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supernaturalism

  • noun a belief in forces beyond ordinary human understanding
  • noun the quality of being attributed to power that seems to violate or go beyond natural forces
    supernaturalness.

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grossness

  • noun the quality of lacking taste and refinement
    coarseness; commonness; raunch; vulgarity; vulgarism.

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motility

  • noun ability to move spontaneously and independently
  • noun a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    motion; move; movement.
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility

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fuzziness

  • noun the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
    softness; indistinctness; blurriness; fogginess.

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indeterminateness

  • noun the quality of being vague and poorly defined
    indetermination; indefiniteness; indeterminacy; indefinity.

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urban

  • adjective relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
    • urban sociology
    • urban development
  • adjective located in or characteristic of a city or city life
    • urban property owners
    • urban affairs
    • urban manners

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piquance

  • noun a tart spicy quality
    piquantness; tanginess; zest; tang; nip; piquancy.
  • noun the quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting
    piquantness; piquancy.

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serve

  • noun (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
    service.
    • his powerful serves won the game
  • verb serve a purpose, role, or function
    function.
    • The tree stump serves as a table
    • The female students served as a control group
    • This table would serve very well
    • His freedom served him well
    • The table functions as a desk

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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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doubtfulness

  • noun the state of being unsure of something
    uncertainty; dubiousness; doubt; dubiety; incertitude.
  • noun uncertainty about the truth or factuality or existence of something
    doubt; question; dubiousness.
    • the dubiousness of his claim
    • there is no question about the validity of the enterprise

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prolificacy

  • noun the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
    fertility; rankness; richness.
    • he praised the richness of the soil
    • weeds lovely in their rankness

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piquancy

  • noun a tart spicy quality
    piquantness; tanginess; zest; piquance; tang; nip.
  • noun the quality of being agreeably stimulating or mentally exciting
    piquantness; piquance.

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peculiar

  • adjective satellite beyond or deviating from the usual or expected
    funny; rum; singular; queer; curious; odd; rummy.
    • a curious hybrid accent
    • her speech has a funny twang
    • they have some funny ideas about war
    • had an odd name
    • the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves
    • something definitely queer about this town
    • what a rum fellow
    • singular behavior
  • adjective satellite unique or specific to a person or thing or category
    special; particular.
    • the particular demands of the job
    • has a particular preference for Chinese art
    • a peculiar bond of sympathy between them
    • an expression peculiar to Canadians
    • rights peculiar to the rich
    • the special features of a computer
    • my own special chair

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mercy

  • noun leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
    mercifulness; clemency.
    • he threw himself on the mercy of the court
  • noun a disposition to be kind and forgiving
    mercifulness.
    • in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband

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outlaw

  • noun someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    malefactor; crook; criminal; felon.
  • verb declare illegal; outlaw
    criminalize; illegalise; illegalize; criminalise.
    • Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.

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immaterial

  • adjective of no importance or relevance especially to a law case
    • an objection that is immaterial after the fact
  • adjective without material form or substance
    incorporeal.
    • an incorporeal spirit

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blasphemer

  • noun a person who speaks disrespectfully of sacred things

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vertu

  • noun love of or taste for fine objects of art
    connoisseurship; virtu.
  • noun artistic quality
    virtu.

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deserving

  • adjective satellite worthy of being treated in a particular way
    worth.
    • an idea worth considering
    • the deserving poor" (often used ironically)
  • verb be worthy or deserving
    deserve; merit.
    • You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done

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legibility

  • noun distinctness that makes perception easy
    discernability.
  • noun a quality of writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read
    readability.

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frigidness

  • noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
    frigidity.
  • noun the absence of heat
    cold; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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self-confident

  • adjective satellite showing poise and confidence in your own worth
    self-assured.
    • hardly more than a boy but firm-knit and self-confident

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assertiveness

  • noun aggressive self-assurance; given to making bold assertions
    self-assertiveness.

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ethnical

  • adjective satellite denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
    cultural; ethnic.
    • influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy
    • ethnic food

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unclearness

  • noun incomprehensibility as a result of not being clear

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strong_suit

  • noun a long suit including high cards
  • noun an asset of special worth or utility
    strength; speciality; strong point; specialty; long suit; forte; metier.
    • cooking is his forte

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marcionism

  • noun the Christian heresy of the 2nd and 3rd centuries that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incarnation of God in Jesus as a human

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put_forward

  • verb put before
    posit; state; submit.
    • I submit to you that the accused is guilty
  • verb insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
    assert.
    • Women should assert themselves more!

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wholesome

  • adjective conducive to or characteristic of physical or moral well-being
    • wholesome attitude
    • wholesome appearance
    • wholesome food
  • adjective satellite sound or exhibiting soundness in body or mind
    • exercise develops wholesome appetites
    • a grin on his ugly wholesome face

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comtism

  • noun Auguste Comte's positivistic philosophy that metaphysics and theology should be replaced by a hierarchy of sciences from mathematics at the base to sociology at the top

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intermittence

  • noun the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping
    intermittency.

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elegance

  • noun a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
    • she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility
  • noun a quality of neatness and ingenious simplicity in the solution of a problem (especially in science or mathematics)
    • the simplicity and elegance of his invention

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logicalness

  • noun correct and valid reasoning
    logicality.

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pop

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

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effectiveness

  • noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
    effectuality; effectivity; effectualness.
  • noun capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
    strength; potency.
    • the toxin's potency
    • the strength of the drinks

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grandness

  • noun a prominent status
    importance.
    • a person of importance
  • noun unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    immenseness; vastness; immensity; greatness; wideness; enormousness; sizeableness.

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limitless

  • adjective satellite without limits in extent or size or quantity
    measureless; illimitable.
    • limitless vastness of our solar system
  • adjective having no limits in range or scope
    unlimited.
    • to start with a theory of unlimited freedom is to end up with unlimited despotism"- Philip Rahv
    • the limitless reaches of outer space

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thomism

  • noun the comprehensive theological doctrine created by Saint Thomas Aquinas in the 13th century and still taught by the Dominicans

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disjointed

  • adjective satellite lacking orderly continuity
    disordered; disconnected; garbled; scattered; confused; unconnected; illogical.
    • a confused set of instructions
    • a confused dream about the end of the world
    • disconnected fragments of a story
    • scattered thoughts
  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; divorce; disjoint; disassociate; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president

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antinomianism

  • noun the theological doctrine that by faith and God's grace a Christian is freed from all laws (including the moral standards of the culture)

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affirmation

  • noun a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
    avouchment; avowal.
  • noun the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
    assertion; statement.

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slam_dunk

  • noun something that is a sure to occur; a foregone conclusion
    • predicting his success was a slam dunk
  • noun a forceful dunk

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phase

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

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unorthodox

  • adjective satellite independent in behavior or thought
    maverick; irregular.
    • she led a somewhat irregular private life
    • maverick politicians
  • adjective breaking with convention or tradition
    • an unorthodox lifestyle

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morality

  • noun concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethics; ethical motive; morals.

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constancy

  • noun the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation
    stability.
    • early mariners relied on the constancy of the trade winds
  • noun (psychology) the tendency for perceived objects to give rise to very similar perceptual experiences in spite of wide variations in the conditions of observation
    perceptual constancy.

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potency

  • noun the power or right to give orders or make decisions
    authority; say-so; authorisation; dominance; authorization.
    • he has the authority to issue warrants
    • deputies are given authorization to make arrests
    • a place of potency in the state
  • noun capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
    strength; effectiveness.
    • the toxin's potency
    • the strength of the drinks

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indorsement

  • noun a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
    blurb; endorsement.
    • the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book
  • noun a speech seconding a motion
    second; secondment; endorsement.
    • do I hear a second?

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preordination

  • noun (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    predetermination; foreordination; predestination.

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mellisonant

  • adjective satellite pleasing to the ear
    sweet; mellifluous; honeyed; dulcet.
    • the dulcet tones of the cello

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immutability

  • noun the quality of being incapable of mutation
    immutableness; fixity.
    • Darwin challenged the fixity of species

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jurisdiction

  • noun (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law
    legal power.
    • courts having jurisdiction in this district
  • noun in law; the territory within which power can be exercised

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heterodoxy

  • noun any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
    unorthodoxy; heresy.
  • noun the quality of being unorthodox
    unorthodoxy.

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soluble

  • adjective (of a substance) capable of being dissolved in some solvent (usually water)
  • adjective susceptible of solution or of being solved or explained
    • the puzzle is soluble

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queer

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; pouf; faggot; fag.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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surety

  • noun something clearly established
  • noun property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation
    security.
    • bankers are reluctant to lend without good security

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divinity

  • noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    god; deity; immortal.
  • noun the quality of being divine
    • ancient Egyptians believed in the divinity of the Pharaohs

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divisibility

  • noun the quality of being divisible; the capacity to be divided into parts or divided among a number of persons

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boehmenism

  • noun the mystical theological doctrine of Jakob Boehme that influenced the Quakers
    Behmenism.

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yea

  • noun an affirmative
    • The yeas have it
  • adverb not only so, but
    yeah.
    • I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice

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behmenism

  • noun the mystical theological doctrine of Jakob Boehme that influenced the Quakers
    Boehmenism.

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perniciousness

  • noun grave harmfulness or deadliness
    toxicity.

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do

  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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admirableness

  • noun admirable excellence
    admirability; wonderfulness.

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bootless

  • adjective satellite unproductive of success
    fruitless; sleeveless; vain; futile.
    • a fruitless search
    • futile years after her artistic peak
    • a sleeveless errand
    • a vain attempt

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clumsiness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    ineptness; awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; slowness.
  • noun the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
    awkwardness.

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pomposity

  • noun lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
    splashiness; pompousness; pretentiousness; ostentation; puffiness; inflation; ostentatiousness.

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domesticity

  • noun the quality of being domestic or domesticated
    • a royal family living in unpretentious domesticity
  • noun domestic activities or life
    • making a hobby of domesticity

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tweediness

  • noun looseness or roughness in texture (as of cloth)
    coarseness; nubbiness.
  • noun an informal, homely, outdoor look characteristic of those who wear tweeds

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maverick

  • noun someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
    rebel.
  • noun an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it

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illegitimate

  • noun the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
    bastard; whoreson; by-blow; illegitimate child; love child.
  • adjective satellite contrary to or forbidden by law
    illicit; outlaw; unlawful; outlawed.
    • an illegitimate seizure of power
    • illicit trade
    • an outlaw strike
    • unlawful measures

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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methodicalness

  • noun the quality of appreciating method and system
    orderliness.

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frigidity

  • noun sexual unresponsiveness (especially of women) and inability to achieve orgasm during intercourse
    frigidness.
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; cold; coldness; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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reference

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    mention.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; mention; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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sensitivity

  • noun (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
    sensitiveness; sensibility.
    • sensitivity to pain
  • noun the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences
    sensitiveness.
    • a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity
    • the sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth

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naturalness

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

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allure

  • noun the power to entice or attract through personal charm
    allurement; temptingness.
  • verb dispose or incline or entice to
    tempt.
    • We were tempted by the delicious-looking food

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substantiating

  • adjective satellite serving to support or corroborate
    collateral; verificatory; validating; verifying; substantiative; confirming; confirmatory; corroboratory; corroborative; validatory; confirmative.
    • collateral evidence
  • verb establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    affirm; substantiate; support; confirm; corroborate; sustain.
    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant

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optimum

  • noun most favorable conditions or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances
  • adjective satellite most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied
    optimal.
    • an optimum return on capital
    • optimal concentration of a drug

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gentility

  • noun elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    breeding; genteelness.

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murkiness

  • noun an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
    fog; fogginess; murk.
  • noun the quality of being cloudy
    cloudiness; muddiness.

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paternal

  • adjective belonging to or inherited from one's father
    • spent his childhood on the paternal farm
    • paternal traits
  • adjective characteristic of a father

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unalterable

  • adjective not capable of being changed or altered
    inalterable.
    • unalterable resolve
    • an unalterable ground rule
  • adjective satellite of a sentence; that cannot be changed
    • an unalterable death sentence

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infidel

  • noun a person who does not acknowledge your god
    heathen; pagan; gentile.

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disagreeableness

  • noun the quality of being disagreeable and unpleasant
  • noun an ill-tempered and offensive disposition

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nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

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snootiness

  • noun the quality of being snooty
    • he disliked his neighbors' snootiness

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immutableness

  • noun the quality of being incapable of mutation
    fixity; immutability.
    • Darwin challenged the fixity of species

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agerasia

  • noun youthful appearance in an old person

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dedication

  • noun complete and wholehearted fidelity
  • noun a ceremony in which something (as a building) is dedicated to some goal or purpose

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irregular

  • noun a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    guerrilla; guerilla; insurgent.
  • noun merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
    second.

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fault

  • noun a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    error; mistake.
    • he made a bad mistake
    • she was quick to point out my errors
    • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
  • noun an imperfection in an object or machine
    flaw; defect.
    • a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
    • if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

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uncertainty

  • noun being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
    precariousness; uncertainness.
    • the uncertainty of the outcome
    • the precariousness of his income
  • noun the state of being unsure of something
    dubiousness; doubtfulness; doubt; dubiety; incertitude.

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illogicality

  • noun invalid or incorrect reasoning
    illogicalness; illogic; inconsequence.

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haphazardness

  • noun the quality of lacking any predictable order or plan
    stochasticity; randomness; noise.

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distinction

  • noun a discrimination between things as different and distinct
    differentiation.
    • it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation
  • noun high status importance owing to marked superiority
    note; eminence; preeminence.
    • a scholar of great eminence

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shiftiness

  • noun the quality of being a slippery rascal
    slipperiness; rascality; trickiness.
  • noun the quality of being changeable in direction
    • the shiftiness of the wind caused the boat to veer unpredictably

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tone

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone of voice.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
  • noun (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    • the Beijing dialect uses four tones

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vain

  • adjective satellite characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    swollen-headed; egotistic; swollen; conceited; self-conceited; egotistical.
    • a conceited fool
    • an attitude of self-conceited arrogance
    • an egotistical disregard of others
    • so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty
    • growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary
    • vain about her clothes
  • adjective satellite unproductive of success
    fruitless; sleeveless; bootless; futile.
    • a fruitless search
    • futile years after her artistic peak
    • a sleeveless errand
    • a vain attempt

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woodsiness

  • noun the quality of abounding in trees
    woodiness.

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insensitiveness

  • noun the inability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
    insensitivity.

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self-confidence

  • noun freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
    confidence; self-assurance; authority; sureness; assurance.
    • his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular
    • after that failure he lost his confidence
    • she spoke with authority

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sure_thing

  • noun something that is certain
    certainty; foregone conclusion.
    • his victory is a certainty

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futility

  • noun uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result

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puissance

  • noun power to influence or coerce
    • the puissance of the labor vote

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confident

  • adjective having or marked by confidence or assurance
    • a confident speaker
    • a confident reply
    • his manner is more confident these days
    • confident of fulfillment
  • adjective satellite persuaded of; very sure
    positive; convinced.
    • were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join
    • I am positive he is lying
    • was confident he would win

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interest

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

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allurement

  • noun attractiveness
    • its allurement was its remoteness
  • noun the power to entice or attract through personal charm
    allure; temptingness.

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exactness

  • noun the quality of being exact
    exactitude.
    • he demanded exactness in all details
    • a man of great exactitude

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endemism

  • noun nativeness by virtue of originating or occurring naturally (as in a particular place)
    autochthony; indigenousness.

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indeterminacy

  • noun the quality of being vague and poorly defined
    indetermination; indefiniteness; indeterminateness; indefinity.

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blitheness

  • noun a feeling of spontaneous good spirits
    cheerfulness.
    • his cheerfulness made everyone feel better

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deadliness

  • noun the quality of being deadly
    lethality.

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coherent

  • adjective marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts
    ordered; consistent; logical.
    • a coherent argument
  • adjective satellite capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
    lucid; logical.
    • a lucid thinker
    • she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident

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motivity

  • noun the power or ability to move
    locomotion; motive power.

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harshness

  • noun the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
    abrasiveness; scratchiness.
  • noun the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses
    roughness.

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unpopular

  • adjective regarded with disfavor or lacking general approval
    • unpopular ideas
    • an unpopular war

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herculean

  • adjective satellite displaying superhuman strength or power
    powerful.
    • herculean exertions
  • adjective satellite extremely difficult; requiring the strength of a Hercules
    • a herculean task

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smartness

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smarting; smart.
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    cleverness; brightness.

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air

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

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employ

  • noun the state of being employed or having a job
    employment.
    • they are looking for employment
    • he was in the employ of the city
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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pushiness

  • noun offensive boldness and assertiveness
    bumptiousness; cockiness; forwardness.

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aid

  • noun a resource
    assistance; help.
    • visual aids in teaching
  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistance; assist; help.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading

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rightness

  • noun according with conscience or morality
  • noun appropriate conduct; doing the right thing
    appropriateness.

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nativeness

  • noun the quality of belonging to or being connected with a certain place or region by virtue of birth or origin

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comprehendible

  • adjective capable of being comprehended or understood
    comprehensible.
    • an idea comprehensible to the average mind

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transparentness

  • noun the quality of being clear and transparent
    transparence; transparency.

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penetrable

  • adjective admitting of penetration or passage into or through
    • a penetrable wall
    • penetrable defenses
  • adjective satellite capable of being penetrated
    • penetrable defenses

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splendour

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    lustre; brilliancy; splendor; luster.
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; magnificence; grandeur; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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in

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

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comparative

  • noun the comparative form of an adjective or adverb
    comparative degree.
    • `faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'
    • `less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'
    • `more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'
  • adjective relating to or based on or involving comparison
    • comparative linguistics

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indetermination

  • noun the quality of being vague and poorly defined
    indefiniteness; indeterminateness; indeterminacy; indefinity.

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substantialness

  • noun the quality of being substantial or having substance
    solidness; substantiality.

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detergence

  • noun detergent quality; the quality of having cleansing power
    detergency.

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severity

  • noun used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather
    badness; severeness.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; grimness.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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make

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

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utilitarian

  • noun someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility
  • adjective satellite having a useful function
    useful.
    • utilitarian steel tables

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complex

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    composite.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
    coordination compound.

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agreeableness

  • noun pleasantness resulting from agreeable conditions
    amenity.
    • a well trained staff saw to the agreeableness of our accommodations
    • he discovered the amenities of reading at an early age
  • noun a temperamental disposition to be agreeable
    agreeability.

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totipotency

  • noun the ability of a cell to give rise to unlike cells and so to develop a new organism or part
    totipotence.
    • animal cells lose their totipotency at an early stage in embryonic development

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gnosticism

  • noun a religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element; considered heresy by Christian churches

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emphatic

  • adjective satellite spoken with emphasis
    emphasized; emphasised.
    • an emphatic word
  • adjective satellite sudden and strong
    exclamatory.
    • an emphatic no

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detergency

  • noun detergent quality; the quality of having cleansing power
    detergence.

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unboundedness

  • noun the quality of being infinite; without bound or limit
    limitlessness; infinitude; infiniteness; boundlessness.

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evil

  • noun morally objectionable behavior
    iniquity; wickedness; immorality.
  • noun that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune; the good is oft interred with their bones"- Shakespeare
    • the evil that men do lives after them

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tangibility

  • noun the quality of being perceivable by touch
    tangibleness; palpability.

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discoloration

  • noun a soiled or discolored appearance
    discolouration; stain.
    • the wine left a dark stain
  • noun the act of changing the natural color of something by making it duller or dingier or unnatural or faded
    discolouration.

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peremptory

  • adjective satellite offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
    magisterial; dominating; high-and-mighty; autocratic; bossy.
    • an autocratic person
    • autocratic behavior
    • a bossy way of ordering others around
    • a rather aggressive and dominating character
    • managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way
    • a swaggering peremptory manner
  • adjective satellite not allowing contradiction or refusal
    • spoke in peremptory tones
    • peremptory commands

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forceful

  • adjective characterized by or full of force or strength (often but not necessarily physical)
    • a forceful speaker
    • a forceful personality
    • forceful measures
    • a forceful plan for peace
  • adjective satellite forceful and definite in expression or action
    emphatic.
    • the document contained a particularly emphatic guarantee of religious liberty

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impertinent

  • adjective satellite characterized by a lightly pert and exuberant quality
    saucy; irreverent; pert.
    • a certain irreverent gaiety and ease of manner
  • adjective satellite not pertinent to the matter under consideration
    orthogonal; extraneous; immaterial.
    • an issue extraneous to the debate
    • the price was immaterial
    • mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point

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monothelitism

  • noun the theological doctrine that Christ had only one will even though he had two natures (human and divine); condemned as heretical in the Third Council of Constantinople

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totipotence

  • noun the ability of a cell to give rise to unlike cells and so to develop a new organism or part
    totipotency.
    • animal cells lose their totipotency at an early stage in embryonic development

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true

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

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human

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

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unacceptableness

  • noun unsatisfactoriness by virtue of not conforming to approved standards
    unacceptability.

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self-assured

  • adjective satellite showing poise and confidence in your own worth
    self-confident.
    • hardly more than a boy but firm-knit and self-confident

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vibration

  • noun the act of vibrating
    quivering; quiver.
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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ease

  • noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    simplicity; simpleness; easiness.
    • he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    • they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    • the very easiness of the deed held her back
  • noun a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    comfort.
    • a life of luxury and ease
    • he had all the material comforts of this world

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character

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

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emphasis

  • noun special importance or significance
    accent.
    • the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis
    • the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents
  • noun intensity or forcefulness of expression
    vehemence.
    • the vehemence of his denial
    • his emphasis on civil rights

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affinity

  • noun (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody
  • noun (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship

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easy

  • adjective posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
    • an easy job
    • an easy problem
    • an easy victory
    • the house is easy to heat
    • satisfied with easy answers
    • took the easy way out of his dilemma
  • adjective satellite not hurried or forced
    easygoing; leisurely.
    • an easy walk around the block
    • at a leisurely (or easygoing) pace

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artlessness

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

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humanity

  • noun the quality of being humane
  • noun the quality of being human
    manhood; humanness.
    • he feared the speedy decline of all manhood

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fluidity

  • noun the property of flowing easily
    fluidness; runniness; liquidness; liquidity.
    • adding lead makes the alloy easier to cast because the melting point is reduced and the fluidity is increased
    • they believe that fluidity increases as the water gets warmer
  • noun a changeable quality
    fluidness.
    • a charming Oriental fluidity of manner
    • a certain fluidness in his perception of time made him an unpredictable colleague
    • demographers try to predict social fluidity

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incorrectness

  • noun lack of conformity to social expectations
  • noun the quality of not conforming to fact or truth
    wrongness.

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disagreement

  • noun a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
    dissonance; dissension.
  • noun a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
    divergence; discrepancy; variance.
    • a growing divergence of opinion

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stylishness

  • noun elegance by virtue of being fashionable
    swank; smartness; last word; chicness; chichi; modishness; chic.

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cultural

  • adjective of or relating to the arts and manners that a group favors
    • cultural events
    • a person of broad cultural interests
  • adjective satellite denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people
    ethnical; ethnic.
    • influenced by ethnic and cultural ties"- J.F.Kennedy
    • ethnic food

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high-pressure

  • adjective satellite aggressively and persistently persuasive
    hard-hitting.
    • a hard-hitting advertising campaign
    • a high-pressure salesman

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vanity

  • noun feelings of excessive pride
    conceit; self-love; amour propre.
  • noun the quality of being valueless or futile
    emptiness.
    • he rejected the vanities of the world

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coarseness

  • noun language or humor that is down-to-earth
    saltiness.
    • the saltiness of their language was inappropriate
    • self-parody and saltiness riddled their core genre
  • noun the quality of being composed of relatively large particles
    graininess; granularity.

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anomy

  • noun personal state of isolation and anxiety resulting from a lack of social control and regulation
    anomie.
  • noun lack of moral standards in a society
    anomie.

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valency

  • noun the phenomenon of forming chemical bonds
  • noun (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
    valence.

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irresistibility

  • noun the quality of being overpowering and impossible to resist
    irresistibleness.

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show-stopper

  • noun an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
    stopper; showstopper.
  • noun something that is strikingly attractive or has great popular appeal
    showstopper.
    • she has a show-stopper of a smile
    • the brilliant orange flowers against the green foliage were a showstopper

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insolubility

  • noun the property (of a problem or difficulty) that makes it impossible to solve
    unsolvability.
  • noun the quality of being insoluble and difficult to dissolve in liquid

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hard-hitting

  • adjective satellite characterized by or full of force and vigor
    trenchant.
    • a hard-hitting expose
    • a trenchant argument
  • adjective satellite aggressively and persistently persuasive
    high-pressure.
    • a hard-hitting advertising campaign
    • a high-pressure salesman

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beneficial

  • adjective satellite promoting or enhancing well-being
    good.
    • an arms limitation agreement beneficial to all countries
    • the beneficial effects of a temperate climate
    • the experience was good for her

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right

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

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clamant

  • adjective satellite conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
    vociferous; blatant; clamorous; strident.
    • blatant radios
    • a clamorous uproar
    • strident demands
    • a vociferous mob
  • adjective satellite demanding attention
    insistent; instant; crying; exigent.
    • clamant needs
    • a crying need
    • regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken
    • insistent hunger
    • an instant need

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insistency

  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    press; pressure; imperativeness; insistence.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
  • noun the act of insisting on something
    insistence.
    • insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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stardust

  • noun a dreamy romantic or sentimental quality

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soapiness

  • noun the quality of being soap or being covered with soap
    • she could smell the soapiness of the doctor's hands

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insistence

  • noun continual and persistent demands
    insisting.
  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    press; pressure; insistency; imperativeness.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters

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pugnacious

  • adjective satellite tough and callous by virtue of experience
    hard-bitten; hard-boiled.
  • adjective satellite ready and able to resort to force or violence
    rough.
    • pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville
    • they were rough and determined fighting men

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separateness

  • noun the state of being several and distinct
    discreteness; severalty; distinctness.
  • noun political independence
    • seeking complete political separateness for Taiwan

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humor

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humour.
  • noun the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    sense of humor; sense of humour; humour.
    • she didn't appreciate my humor
    • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

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character_reference

  • noun a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
    character; reference.
    • requests for character references are all too often answered evasively

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inhuman

  • adjective satellite without compunction or human feeling
    cold; insensate; cold-blooded.
    • in cold blood
    • cold-blooded killing
    • insensate destruction
  • adjective satellite belonging to or resembling something nonhuman
    • something dark and inhuman in form
    • a babel of inhuman noises

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counterfactual

  • adjective satellite going counter to the facts (usually as a hypothesis)
    contrary to fact.

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creative

  • adjective having the ability or power to create
    originative.
    • a creative imagination
  • adjective satellite promoting construction or creation
    • creative work

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interestingness

  • noun the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)
    interest.
    • they said nothing of great interest
    • primary colors can add interest to a room

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splendor

  • noun a quality that outshines the usual
    splendour; lustre; brilliancy; luster.
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; splendour; magnificence; grandeur.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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sensationalism

  • noun subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
  • noun the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
    luridness.
    • the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation

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bold

  • noun a typeface with thick heavy lines
    bold face; boldface.
  • adjective fearless and daring
    • bold settlers on some foreign shore
    • a bold speech
    • a bold adventure

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constructive

  • adjective constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development
    • constructive criticism
    • a constructive attitude
    • a constructive philosophy
    • constructive permission
  • adjective satellite emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good
    • constructive criticism

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repellant

  • noun a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
    repellent.
  • noun a chemical substance that repels animals
    repellent.

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protagonist

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; admirer; supporter; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun the principal character in a work of fiction
    agonist.

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practicableness

  • noun the quality of being usable
    practicability.

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saleable

  • adjective capable of being sold; fit for sale
    salable.
    • saleable at a low price

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mediocrity

  • noun ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
    averageness.
  • noun a person of second-rate ability or value
    second-rater.
    • a team of aging second-raters
    • shone among the mediocrities who surrounded him

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surprisingness

  • noun extraordinariness by virtue of being unexpected
    unexpectedness.
    • the unexpectedness of the warm welcome

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valence

  • noun (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
    valency.
  • noun (chemistry) a property of atoms or radicals; their combining power given in terms of the number of hydrogen atoms (or the equivalent)
    valency.

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restlessness

  • noun the quality of being ceaselessly moving or active
    • the restlessness of the wind
  • noun a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay
    impatience.

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impenetrable

  • adjective not admitting of penetration or passage into or through
    • an impenetrable fortress
    • impenetrable rain forests
  • adjective satellite permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
    heavy; dense.
    • dense smoke
    • heavy fog
    • impenetrable gloom

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hairiness

  • noun the quality of having hair
    pilosity.

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plus

  • noun a useful or valuable quality
    asset.
  • noun the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers
    summation; addition.
    • the summation of four and three gives seven
    • four plus three equals seven

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unrighteousness

  • noun failure to adhere to moral principles
    • forgave us our sins and cleansed us of all unrighteousness

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complexness

  • noun the quality of being intricate and compounded
    complexity.
    • he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers

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pelagianism

  • noun the theological doctrine put forward by Pelagius which denied original sin and affirmed the ability of humans to be righteous; condemned as heresy by the Council of Ephesus in 431

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doctrine

  • noun a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
    philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought; ism.

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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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nervy

  • adjective satellite being in a tense state
    jumpy; highly strung; edgy; uptight; high-strung; jittery; restive; overstrung.
  • adjective satellite showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger
    • the nervy feats of mountaineers

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penetrability

  • noun the quality of being penetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
    perviousness.

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infidelity

  • noun the quality of being unfaithful
    unfaithfulness.

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illicitness

  • noun the quality of not conforming strictly to law

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support

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

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corporeal

  • adjective having material or physical form or substance
    material.
    • that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett
  • adjective satellite affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
    corporal; somatic; bodily.
    • bodily needs
    • a corporal defect
    • corporeal suffering
    • a somatic symptom or somatic illness

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puffiness

  • noun an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
    swelling; lump.
  • noun lack of elegance as a consequence of being pompous and puffed up with vanity
    splashiness; pompousness; pretentiousness; ostentation; inflation; pomposity; ostentatiousness.

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vehemence

  • noun intensity or forcefulness of expression
    emphasis.
    • the vehemence of his denial
    • his emphasis on civil rights
  • noun the property of being wild or turbulent
    fury; violence; furiousness; wildness; fierceness; ferocity.
    • the storm's violence

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serviceableness

  • noun the quality of being able to provide good service
    useableness; usability; serviceability; usableness.

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irreversibility

  • noun the quality of being irreversible (once done it cannot be changed)

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form

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

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immorality

  • noun the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct
    • the immorality of basing the defense of the West on the threat of mutual assured destruction
  • noun morally objectionable behavior
    iniquity; wickedness; evil.

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fascination

  • noun the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)
    captivation.
  • noun a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
    enchantment; enthrallment; captivation.

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cyclicity

  • noun the quality of recurring at regular intervals
    periodicity.

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brachycephalism

  • noun the quality of being brachycephalic
    brachycephaly.

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understandable

  • adjective satellite capable of being apprehended or understood
    graspable; perceivable; intelligible; apprehensible.

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brachycephaly

  • noun the quality of being brachycephalic
    brachycephalism.

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positivistic

  • adjective of or relating to positivism
    positive; positivist.
    • positivist thinkers
    • positivist doctrine
    • positive philosophy

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urgent

  • adjective satellite compelling immediate action
    pressing.
    • too pressing to permit of longer delay
    • the urgent words `Hurry! Hurry!'
    • bridges in urgent need of repair

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paternal_quality

  • noun the benignity and protectiveness of or befitting a father
    fatherliness.
    • the gentleness and fatherliness of the strange old man eased her fears

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waxen

  • adjective made of or covered with wax
    waxy.
    • waxen candles
    • careful, the floor is waxy
  • adjective satellite having the paleness of wax
    waxy; waxlike.
    • the poor face with the same awful waxen pallor"- Bram Stoker
    • the soldier turned his waxlike features toward him
    • a thin face with a waxy paleness

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certitude

  • noun total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant
    overconfidence; cocksureness.

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unenlightened

  • adjective not enlightened; ignorant
    • the devices by which unenlightened men preserved the unjust social order
  • adjective satellite lacking information or instruction
    naive; uninstructed.
    • lamentably unenlightened as to the laws

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sinful

  • adjective satellite characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin
    iniquitous; ungodly.
    • iniquitous deeds
    • he said it was sinful to wear lipstick
    • ungodly acts
  • adjective satellite having committed unrighteous acts
    unholy; wicked.
    • a sinful person

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believable

  • adjective capable of being believed
    credible.
    • completely credible testimony
    • credible information

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indistinguishability

  • noun exact sameness
    identicalness; identity.
    • they shared an identity of interests

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shit

  • noun obscene terms for feces
    poop; crap; dirt; shite; turd.
  • noun obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    crap; horseshit; Irish bull; dogshit; bull; bullshit.
    • I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk
    • what he said was mostly bull

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physical

  • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
    • physical exercise
    • physical suffering
    • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
  • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
    • physical sciences
    • physical laws

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variance

  • noun an event that departs from expectations
    variant; discrepancy.
  • noun discord that splits a group
    division.

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faithful

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

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fecklessness

  • noun worthlessness due to being feeble and ineffectual

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reality

  • noun all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
    world.
    • his world was shattered
    • we live in different worlds
    • for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were
  • noun the state of being actual or real
    realness; realism.
    • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

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bumptious

  • adjective satellite offensively self-assertive
    self-assertive.

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luscious

  • adjective satellite having strong sexual appeal
    toothsome; red-hot; juicy; voluptuous.
    • juicy barmaids
    • a red-hot mama
    • a voluptuous woman
    • a toothsome blonde in a tight dress
  • adjective satellite extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
    pleasant-tasting; yummy; scrumptious; delectable; toothsome; delicious.

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role

  • noun the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
    function; part; office.
    • the function of a teacher
    • the government must do its part
    • play its role
  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    part; character; persona; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona

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ambitious

  • adjective having a strong desire for success or achievement
  • adjective satellite requiring full use of your abilities or resources
    challenging.
    • ambitious schedule
    • performed the most challenging task without a mistake

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picture

  • noun a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    image; ikon; icon.
    • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
    • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them
  • noun graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    painting.
    • a small painting by Picasso
    • he bought the painting as an investment
    • his pictures hang in the Louvre

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illogic

  • noun invalid or incorrect reasoning
    illogicalness; illogicality; inconsequence.

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saponaceous

  • adjective resembling or having the qualities of soap
    soapy.
    • a soapy consistency

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ornateness

  • noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    grandiosity; grandiloquence; rhetoric; magniloquence.
    • the grandiosity of his prose
    • an excessive ornateness of language
  • noun an ornate appearance; being elaborately (even excessively) decorated
    elaborateness.

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magnificence

  • noun splendid or imposing in size or appearance
    impressiveness; grandness; richness.
    • the grandness of the architecture
    • impressed by the richness of the flora
  • noun the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
    grandness; brilliance; splendour; grandeur; splendor.
    • for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel
    • his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects
    • it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor
    • an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art
    • advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products

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simple_mindedness

  • noun a lack of penetration or subtlety
    simplicity; simpleness.
    • they took advantage of her simplicity

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exigent

  • adjective satellite demanding attention
    insistent; instant; clamant; crying.
    • clamant needs
    • a crying need
    • regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken
    • insistent hunger
    • an instant need
  • adjective satellite requiring precise accuracy
    exacting.
    • an exacting job
    • became more exigent over his pronunciation

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assentient

  • adjective satellite expressing agreement or consent
    • an assenting nod

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push

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    pushing.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • noun the force used in pushing
    thrust.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines

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serious

  • adjective concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities
    • a serious student of history
    • a serious attempt to learn to ski
    • gave me a serious look
    • a serious young man
    • are you serious or joking?
    • Don't be so serious!
  • adjective satellite of great consequence
    • marriage is a serious matter

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onerousness

  • noun unwelcome burdensome difficulty
    heaviness; oppressiveness; burdensomeness.

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novelty

  • noun originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel
    freshness.
  • noun originality by virtue of being new and surprising
    freshness.

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supplement

  • noun textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
    postscript; addendum.
  • noun a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)
    supplementation.

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blurriness

  • noun the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
    softness; indistinctness; fogginess; fuzziness.

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unpleasant

  • adjective disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
    • an unpleasant personality
    • unpleasant repercussions
    • unpleasant odors

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deist

  • noun a person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it
    freethinker.
  • adjective of or relating to deism
    deistic.

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ineluctability

  • noun the quality of being impossible to avoid or evade
    unavoidability.

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over-the-top

  • adjective satellite far more than usual or expected
    extraordinary; sinful.
    • an extraordinary desire for approval
    • it was an over-the-top experience

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protective

  • adjective intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind
    • a protective covering
    • the use of protective masks and equipment
    • protective coatings
    • kept the drunken sailor in protective custody
    • animals with protective coloring
    • protective tariffs
  • adjective satellite showing care
    • a protective mother

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advantage

  • noun the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
    vantage.
    • the experience gave him the advantage over me
  • noun (tennis) first point scored after deuce

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blase

  • adjective satellite very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world
    worldly.
    • the blase traveler refers to the ocean he has crossed as `the pond'
    • the benefits of his worldly wisdom
  • adjective satellite uninterested because of frequent exposure or indulgence
    bored.
    • his blase indifference
    • a petulant blase air
    • the bored gaze of the successful film star

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liability

  • noun the state of being legally obliged and responsible
  • noun an obligation to pay money to another party
    indebtedness; financial obligation.

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infiniteness

  • noun the quality of being infinite; without bound or limit
    limitlessness; infinitude; unboundedness; boundlessness.

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roving

  • noun travelling about without any clear destination
    vagabondage; wandering.
    • she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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impressive

  • adjective making a strong or vivid impression
    • an impressive ceremony
  • adjective satellite producing a strong effect
    telling.
    • gave an impressive performance as Othello
    • a telling gesture

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unhallowed

  • adjective not hallowed or consecrated
    unholy.
  • verb remove the consecration from a person or an object
    deconsecrate; unhallow; desecrate.

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jansenism

  • noun the Roman Catholic doctrine of Cornelis Jansen and his disciples; salvation is limited to those who are subject to supernatural determinism and the rest are assigned to perdition

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manginess

  • noun a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing
    shabbiness; seediness; sleaziness.

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involution

  • noun reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth)
  • noun a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction

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excellence

  • noun the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree
  • noun an outstanding feature; something in which something or someone excels
    excellency.
    • a center of manufacturing excellence
    • the use of herbs is one of the excellencies of French cuisine

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decorativeness

  • noun an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive

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saving_grace

  • noun (Christian theology) a state of sanctification by God; the state of one who is under such divine influence
    grace; state of grace.
    • the conception of grace developed alongside the conception of sin
    • it was debated whether saving grace could be obtained outside the membership of the church
    • the Virgin lived in a state of grace
  • noun a redeeming quality or characteristic
    • her love of music remains her one saving grace
    • her sense of humor has to be a saving grace
    • the saving grace for both developments is that they are creating jobs

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measurable

  • adjective capable of being measured
    mensurable.
    • measurable depths
  • adjective satellite of distinguished importance
    • a measurable figure in literature

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salability

  • noun the quality of being salable or marketable
    salableness.

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angelical

  • adjective of or relating to angels
    angelic.
    • angelic messenger
  • adjective satellite having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
    cherubic; seraphic; angelic; sweet.
    • an angelic smile
    • a cherubic face
    • looking so seraphic when he slept
    • a sweet disposition

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heaviness

  • noun the property of being comparatively great in weight
    weightiness.
    • the heaviness of lead
  • noun persisting sadness
    • nothing lifted the heaviness of her heart after her loss

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lawful

  • adjective conformable to or allowed by law
    • lawful methods of dissent
  • adjective satellite according to custom or rule or natural law
    rule-governed.

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appeal

  • noun earnest or urgent request
    entreaty; prayer.
    • an entreaty to stop the fighting
    • an appeal for help
    • an appeal to the public to keep calm
  • noun attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    charm; appealingness.
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her

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boost

  • noun the act of giving hope or support to someone
    encouragement.
  • noun an increase in cost
    hike; rise; cost increase.
    • they asked for a 10% rise in rates

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illimitable

  • adjective satellite without limits in extent or size or quantity
    measureless; limitless.
    • limitless vastness of our solar system

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collateral

  • noun a security pledged for the repayment of a loan
  • adjective descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
    indirect.
    • cousins are collateral relatives
    • an indirect descendant of the Stuarts

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unsure

  • adjective lacking self-confidence
    shy; timid; diffident.
    • stood in the doorway diffident and abashed
    • problems that call for bold not timid responses
    • a very unsure young man
  • adjective lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
    incertain; uncertain.
    • uncertain of his convictions
    • unsure of himself and his future
    • moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps
    • an uncertain smile
    • touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers

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unsubdivided

  • adjective (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
    simple.

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assertive

  • adjective aggressively self-assured
    self-assertive; self-asserting.
    • an energetic assertive boy who was always ready to argue
    • pointing directly at a listener is an assertive act

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mellifluous

  • adjective satellite pleasing to the ear
    sweet; mellisonant; honeyed; dulcet.
    • the dulcet tones of the cello

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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delimited

  • adjective satellite having the limits or boundaries established
    bounded.
    • a delimited frontier through the disputed region
  • verb determine the essential quality of
    delineate; delimitate; delimit; specify; define.

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chiliast

  • noun a person who believes in the coming of the millennium (a time of great peace and prosperity)
    millenarian; millenarist.

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odiousness

  • noun the quality of being offensive
    distastefulness; offensiveness.

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chiliasm

  • noun belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations
    millenarianism; millenarism; millenniumism.

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ampleness

  • noun the property of being more than sufficient; comfortable sufficiency
    • the ampleness of her servings more than satisfied his hunger
  • noun the property of impressive largeness in size
    • he admired the ampleness of its proportions

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visibility

  • noun quality or fact or degree of being visible; perceptible by the eye or obvious to the eye
    visibleness.
    • low visibility caused by fog
  • noun degree of exposure to public notice
    profile.
    • that candidate does not have sufficient visibility to win an election

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locomotion

  • noun the power or ability to move
    motive power; motivity.
  • noun self-propelled movement
    travel.

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ineffectiveness

  • noun lacking the power to be effective
    ineffectuality; ineffectualness.

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burdensomeness

  • noun unwelcome burdensome difficulty
    heaviness; onerousness; oppressiveness.

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useful

  • adjective being of use or service
    utile.
    • the girl felt motherly and useful
    • a useful job
    • a useful member of society
  • adjective satellite having a useful function
    utilitarian.
    • utilitarian steel tables

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humour

  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; temper; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor
  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humor.

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worldliness

  • noun the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment
    mundaneness; mundanity; sophistication.
  • noun concern with worldly affairs to the neglect of spiritual needs
    • he disliked the worldliness of many bishops around him

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logical

  • adjective capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
    • a logical mind
  • adjective satellite based on known statements or events or conditions
    legitimate.
    • rain was a logical expectation, given the time of year

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progressivity

  • noun advancement toward better conditions or policies or methods
    progressiveness.

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ulteriority

  • noun the quality of being ulterior
    • their conversation was limited to ulteriorities
    • a terrible feeling of ulteriority
    • his stories were too susceptible to ulteriority

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positiveness

  • noun the character of the positive electric pole
    positivity.
  • noun a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness
    positivity; positivism.

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motive_power

  • noun the power or ability to move
    locomotion; motivity.

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positive

  • noun the primary form of an adjective or adverb; denotes a quality without qualification, comparison, or relation to increase or diminution
    positive degree.
  • noun a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject

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millenniumism

  • noun belief in the Christian doctrine of the millennium mentioned in the Book of Revelations
    chiliasm; millenarianism; millenarism.

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wicked

  • adjective morally bad in principle or practice
  • adjective satellite having committed unrighteous acts
    sinful; unholy.
    • a sinful person

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finitude

  • noun the quality of being finite
    boundedness; finiteness.

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accuracy

  • noun the quality of being near to the true value
    truth.
    • he was beginning to doubt the accuracy of his compass
    • the lawyer questioned the truth of my account
  • noun (mathematics) the number of significant figures given in a number
    • the atomic clock enabled scientists to measure time with much greater accuracy

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acceptable

  • adjective worthy of acceptance or satisfactory
    • acceptable levels of radiation
    • performances varied from acceptable to excellent
  • adjective satellite judged to be in conformity with approved usage
    • acceptable English usage

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validity

  • noun the quality of being valid and rigorous
    rigor; rigour; cogency.
  • noun the quality of having legal force or effectiveness
    validness.

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visual

  • adjective relating to or using sight
    ocular; optical; optic.
    • ocular inspection
    • an optical illusion
    • visual powers
    • visual navigation
  • adjective satellite visible; give me the ocular proof"- Shakespeare
    ocular.
    • be sure of it
    • a visual presentation
    • a visual image

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virtue

  • noun the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong
    virtuousness; moral excellence.
  • noun any admirable quality or attribute
    merit.
    • work of great merit

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multitudinous

  • adjective satellite too numerous to be counted
    unnumbered; numberless; unnumerable; innumerable; unnumberable; uncounted; myriad; infinite; innumerous; countless.
    • incalculable riches
    • countless hours
    • an infinite number of reasons
    • innumerable difficulties
    • the multitudinous seas
    • myriad stars
    • untold thousands

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creative_thinking

  • noun the ability to create
    creativeness; creativity.

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preponderance

  • noun superiority in power or influence
    • the preponderance of good over evil
    • the preponderance of wealth and power
  • noun a superiority in numbers or amount
    prevalence.
    • a preponderance of evidence against the defendant

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unchangingness

  • noun the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
    unchangeableness; changelessness; unchangeability.

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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inhumanity

  • noun the quality of lacking compassion or consideration for others
    inhumaneness.
  • noun an act of atrocious cruelty
    atrocity.

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impracticality

  • noun concerned with theoretical possibilities rather than actual use

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streak

  • noun an unbroken series of events
    run.
    • had a streak of bad luck
    • Nicklaus had a run of birdies
  • noun a distinctive characteristic
    • he has a stubborn streak
    • a streak of wildness

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claim

  • noun an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
    • his claim asked for damages
  • noun an assertion that something is true or factual
    • his claim that he was innocent
    • evidence contradicted the government's claims

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perceivable

  • adjective satellite capable of being perceived especially by sight or hearing
    • perceivable through the mist
  • adjective satellite capable of being apprehended or understood
    graspable; understandable; intelligible; apprehensible.

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implausibleness

  • noun the quality of provoking disbelief
    implausibility.

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garbled

  • adjective satellite lacking orderly continuity
    disordered; disconnected; scattered; confused; disjointed; unconnected; illogical.
    • a confused set of instructions
    • a confused dream about the end of the world
    • disconnected fragments of a story
    • scattered thoughts
  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; distort; garble.

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theological_doctrine

  • noun the doctrine of a religious group

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romanticism

  • noun impractical romantic ideals and attitudes
  • noun a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization
    Romantic Movement.
    • Romanticism valued imagination and emotion over rationality

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admirer

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; supporter; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun a person who admires; someone who esteems or respects or approves

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chic

  • noun elegance by virtue of being fashionable
    stylishness; swank; smartness; last word; chicness; chichi; modishness.
  • adjective satellite elegant and stylish
    voguish; smart.
    • chic elegance
    • a smart new dress
    • a suit of voguish cut

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intelligible

  • adjective satellite capable of being apprehended or understood
    graspable; understandable; perceivable; apprehensible.
  • adjective well articulated or enunciated, and loud enough to be heard distinctly
    • intelligible pronunciation

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naivete

  • noun lack of sophistication or worldliness
    naivety; naiveness.

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innumerable

  • adjective satellite too numerous to be counted
    unnumbered; numberless; unnumerable; unnumberable; uncounted; myriad; multitudinous; infinite; innumerous; countless.
    • incalculable riches
    • countless hours
    • an infinite number of reasons
    • innumerable difficulties
    • the multitudinous seas
    • myriad stars
    • untold thousands

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nihilism

  • noun a revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake
  • noun the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal
    nihilistic delusion.

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naivety

  • noun lack of sophistication or worldliness
    naivete; naiveness.

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nihilist

  • noun someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief
  • noun an advocate of anarchism
    syndicalist; anarchist.

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endorsement

  • noun a promotional statement (as found on the dust jackets of books)
    indorsement; blurb.
    • the author got all his friends to write blurbs for his book
  • noun a speech seconding a motion
    second; indorsement; secondment.
    • do I hear a second?

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repellent

  • noun a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
    repellant.
  • noun a chemical substance that repels animals
    repellant.

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unbelievable

  • adjective beyond belief or understanding
    incredible.
    • at incredible speed
    • the book's plot is simply incredible
  • adjective satellite having a probability too low to inspire belief
    improbable; unlikely; unconvincing.

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mar

  • noun a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
    blemish; defect.
    • a facial blemish
  • noun the month following February and preceding April
    March.

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starry-eyed

  • adjective satellite unrealistically or naively optimistic
    • a starry-eyed reformer