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preempt (Also preempting, preempts, preempted) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to preempt

renting

  • noun the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)
    rental.
  • verb let for money
    rent; lease.
    • We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad

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understudy

  • noun an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
    standby.
  • verb be an understudy or alternate for a role
    alternate.

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partial

  • noun the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant
    partial derivative.
  • noun a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency
    partial tone; overtone.

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obstructive

  • adjective satellite preventing movement
    impeding; hindering; clogging.
    • the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street

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saver

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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pull_in

  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; draw in; attract; draw.
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
  • verb earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    earn; bring in; clear; take in; gain; realise; realize; make.
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
    • She earns a lot in her new job
    • this merger brought in lots of money
    • He clears $5,000 each month

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foul

  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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obstruction

  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; impediment; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
    blockage.

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winnings

  • noun something won (especially money)
    win; profits.
  • noun succeeding with great difficulty
    winning.
    • winning is not everything

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welfare

  • noun governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
    social welfare; public assistance.
    • she lives on welfare
  • noun something that aids or promotes well-being
    benefit.
    • for the benefit of all

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kleptomaniac

  • noun someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive

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nonproliferation

  • noun the prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons)
    non-proliferation.
    • they protested that the nonproliferation treaty was just a plot to maintain the hegemony of those who already had nuclear weapons
    • nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation are closely related goals

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right_of_way

  • noun the privilege of someone to pass over land belonging to someone else
  • noun the right of one vehicle or vessel to take precedence over another

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obviate

  • verb do away with
    rid of; eliminate.
  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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oral_contraceptive

  • noun a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
    birth control pill; contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive pill; anovulatory drug; anovulant; pill.

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chance_upon

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; come upon; discover; light upon; come across; strike; chance on.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

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rubber

  • noun an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products
    caoutchouc; natural rubber; gum elastic; India rubber.
  • noun any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber
    synthetic rubber.

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stave

  • noun (music) the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
    staff.
  • noun one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
    lag.

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succedaneum

  • noun (medicine) something that can be used as a substitute (especially any medicine that may be taken in place of another)

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to

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

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compensate

  • verb adjust for
    even off; make up; counterbalance; even out; even up; correct.
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
  • verb make amends for; pay compensation for
    repair; indemnify; recompense.
    • One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich
    • She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident

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security

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

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snag

  • noun a sharp protuberance
  • noun a dead tree that is still standing, usually in an undisturbed forest
    • a snag can provide food and a habitat for insects and birds

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preemptive

  • adjective satellite designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence
    pre-emptive.
    • a preemptive business offer

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fill-in

  • noun someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
    stand-in; substitute; relief; backup; reliever; backup man.
    • the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes
    • we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

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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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parcel

  • noun a wrapped container
    package.
  • noun the allotment of some amount by dividing something
    portion; share.
    • death gets more than its share of attention from theologians

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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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obturator

  • noun a prosthesis used to close an opening (as to close an opening of the hard palate in cases of cleft palate)

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stand_in

  • verb be a substitute
    fill in; sub; substitute.
    • The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague
    • The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet

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blockade

  • noun a war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
    encirclement.
  • noun prevents access or progress

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appropriation

  • noun money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
  • noun incorporation by joining or uniting
    annexation.

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poor

  • noun people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
    poor people.
    • the urban poor need assistance
  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    wretched; pathetic; pitiable; piteous; misfortunate; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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yellow

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

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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discouragement

  • noun the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
    dismay; disheartenment.
  • noun the expression of opposition and disapproval

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bottleneck

  • noun a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
    chokepoint; constriction.
  • noun the narrow part of a bottle near the top

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drag

  • noun the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
    retarding force.
  • noun something that slows or delays progress
    • taxation is a drag on the economy
    • too many laws are a drag on the use of new land

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buy_back

  • verb buy what had previously been sold, lost, or given away
    repurchase.
    • He bought back the house that his father sold years ago

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prophylactic

  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    preventive; preventative.
    • the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • noun contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
    rubber; safe; safety; condom.

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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uncovering

  • noun the removal of covering
    stripping; husking; baring; denudation.
  • noun the act of discovering something
    find; discovery.

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dig

  • noun the site of an archeological exploration
    excavation; archeological site.
    • they set up camp next to the dig
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    shaft; gibe; shot; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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laying

  • noun the production of eggs (especially in birds)
    egg laying.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; put; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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transfer_of_training

  • noun application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation
    transfer; carry-over.

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succession

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

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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whist

  • noun a card game for four players who form two partnerships; a pack of 52 cards is dealt and each side scores one point for each trick it takes in excess of six
    long whist; short whist.

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locate

  • verb discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining
    turn up.
    • Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?
    • My search turned up nothing
  • verb determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
    situate.
    • Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space
    • Locate the boundaries of the property

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charter

  • noun a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
  • noun a contract to hire or lease transportation

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immunise

  • verb law: grant immunity from prosecution
    immunize.
  • verb perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
    inoculate; immunize; vaccinate.
    • We vaccinate against scarlet fever
    • The nurse vaccinated the children in the school

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fence

  • noun a barrier that serves to enclose an area
    fencing.
  • noun a dealer in stolen property

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ogust

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discover

  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; detect; find.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint
  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; get a line; see; hear; learn; find out; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted

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spermicide

  • noun a contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa
    spermatocide.

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bridge_whist

  • noun the earliest form of bridge; the dealer could name the trump suit

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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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imprinting

  • noun a learning process in early life whereby species specific patterns of behavior are established
  • verb establish or impress firmly in the mind
    imprint; form.
    • We imprint our ideas onto our children

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sayc

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make_up

  • verb form or compose
    constitute; represent; be; comprise.
    • This money is my only income
    • The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance
    • These constitute my entire belonging
    • The children made up the chorus
    • This sum represents my entire income for a year
    • These few men comprise his entire army
  • verb devise or compose
    • This designer makes up our Spring collections

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earth

  • noun the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    globe; world.
    • the Earth moves around the sun
    • he sailed around the world
  • noun the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    ground.
    • they dug into the earth outside the church

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pessary

  • noun a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
    diaphragm; contraceptive diaphragm.

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hamper

  • noun a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)
    trammel; shackle; bond.
  • noun a basket usually with a cover

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substitute

  • noun a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another
    replacement.
  • noun an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
    second-stringer; reserve.

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transfer

  • noun the act of moving something from one location to another
    conveyance; transportation; transport; transferral.
  • noun someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another
    transferee.
    • the best student was a transfer from LSU

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turn

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

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curse

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
    condemnation; execration.

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sub

  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    wedge; bomber; hero; hero sandwich; poor boy; submarine; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.
  • noun a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
    submarine; U-boat; pigboat.

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riparian_right

  • noun right of access to water
    water right.

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forestall

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; prevent; preclude; foreclose.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
    anticipate; counter; foresee.

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iud

  • noun contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
    intrauterine device.

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overload

  • noun an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power
  • noun an excessive burden
    overburden.

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acquisitiveness

  • noun strong desire to acquire and possess

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access

  • noun the right to enter
    admission; entree; accession; admittance.
  • noun the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)

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voting_right

  • noun the right to vote; especially the right of a common shareholder to vote in person or by proxy on the affairs of a company

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crown_of_thorns

  • noun any affliction that causes great suffering
    cross.
    • that is his cross to bear
    • he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns
  • noun somewhat climbing bushy spurge of Madagascar having long woody spiny stems with few leaves and flowers with scarlet bracts
    Christ plant; Christ thorn; Euphorbia milii.

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prohibitory

  • adjective satellite tending to discourage (especially of prices)
    prohibitive.
    • the price was prohibitive

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net

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

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pre-emptive

  • adjective satellite designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence
    preemptive.
    • a preemptive business offer

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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proliferation

  • noun growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
  • noun a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)
    • the proliferation of nuclear weapons

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avert

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn away or aside
    turn away.
    • They averted their eyes when the King entered

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exchange

  • noun chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
  • noun a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
    • they had a bitter exchange

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obviating

  • adjective satellite made impossible
    preclusive.
  • verb do away with
    rid of; eliminate; obviate.

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guardian

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    defender; protector; shielder.

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preclusion

  • noun the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
    forestalling; obviation.

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intrauterine_device

  • noun contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
    IUD.

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major_suit

  • noun (bridge) a suit of superior scoring value, either spades or hearts

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foreclose

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; prevent; preclude; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage

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protection

  • noun the activity of protecting someone or something
    • the witnesses demanded police protection
  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protective covering; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors

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let

  • noun a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India
    Army of the Pure; Army of the Righteous; Lashkar-e-Taiba; Lashkar-e-Tayyiba; Lashkar-e-Toiba.
    • Lashkar-e-Toiba has committed mass murders of civilian Hindus
  • noun a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
    net ball.

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excess

  • noun a quantity much larger than is needed
    nimiety; surplusage; surplus.
  • noun immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
    inordinateness; excessiveness.

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dissuade

  • verb turn away from by persuasion
    deter.
    • Negative campaigning will only dissuade people

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strong

  • adjective having strength or power greater than average or expected
    • a strong radio signal
    • strong medicine
    • a strong man
  • adjective satellite not faint or feeble
    • a strong odor of burning rubber

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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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haemostasis

  • noun surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
    haemostasia; hemostasia; hemostasis.

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overcall

  • noun (bridge) a bid that is higher than your opponent's bid (especially when your partner has not bid at all and your bid exceeds the value of your hand)
    overbid.

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engage

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    pursue; prosecute.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb consume all of one's attention or time
    engross; absorb; occupy.
    • Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

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auction

  • noun a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge
    auction bridge.
  • noun the public sale of something to the highest bidder
    auction sale; vendue.

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eke

To increase; to add to; to augment; -- now commonly used with out, the notion conveyed being to add to, or piece out by a laborious, inferior, or scanty addition; as, to eke out a scanty supply of one kind with some other. "To eke my pain." Spenser.
He eked out by his wits an income of barely fifty pounds. Macaulay.

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vulnerability

  • noun the state of being vulnerable or exposed
    exposure.
    • his vulnerability to litigation
    • his exposure to ridicule
  • noun susceptibility to injury or attack

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hinderance

  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; baulk; check; impediment; hindrance; deterrent.
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; preventative; encumbrance; interference; hitch; hindrance; preventive.

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haemostasia

  • noun surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
    haemostasis; hemostasia; hemostasis.

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loop

  • noun fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
    eyelet; grommet; grummet; cringle.
  • noun anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)

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defeat

  • noun an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
    licking.
    • it was a narrow defeat
    • the army's only defeat
    • they suffered a convincing licking
  • noun the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
    frustration.

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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partaker

  • noun someone who has or gives or receives a part or a share
    sharer.

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stand-in

  • noun someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
    fill-in; substitute; relief; backup; reliever; backup man.
    • the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes
    • we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

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honor

  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; accolade; award; laurels.
    • an award for bravery
  • noun the state of being honored
    honour; laurels.

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reclaim

  • verb claim back
    repossess.
  • verb reuse (materials from waste products)
    recover.

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struggle

  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    battle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition
  • noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    battle; conflict.
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs

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shovel

  • noun a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle
  • noun the quantity a shovel can hold
    spadeful; shovelful.

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foresee

  • verb realize beforehand
    anticipate; foreknow; previse.
  • verb picture to oneself; imagine possible
    envision.
    • I cannot envision him as President

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secure

  • verb get by special effort
    procure.
    • He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed
  • verb cause to be firmly attached
    fasten; fix.
    • fasten the lock onto the door
    • she fixed her gaze on the man

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deputy

  • noun someone authorized to exercise the powers of sheriff in emergencies
    deputy sheriff.
  • noun an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
    lieutenant.

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forbid

  • verb command against
    prohibit; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans
  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    prevent; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project

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search

  • noun the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
    hunt; hunting.
  • noun an investigation seeking answers
    • a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing
    • the outcome justified the search

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committal

  • noun the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
    consignment; commitment.
  • noun the act of committing a crime
    commission; perpetration.

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replace

  • verb substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    • He replaced the old razor blade
    • We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago
    • the insurance will replace the lost income
    • This antique vase can never be replaced
  • verb take the place or move into the position of
    supercede; supplant; supersede; supervene upon.
    • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
    • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

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repurchase

  • noun the act of purchasing back something previously sold
    redemption; buyback.
  • verb buy what had previously been sold, lost, or given away
    buy back.
    • He bought back the house that his father sold years ago

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captor

  • noun a person who captures and holds people or animals
    capturer.

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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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mooch

  • noun someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
    cadger; scrounger; moocher.
  • verb ask for and get free; be a parasite
    sponge; cadge; bum; grub.

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training

  • noun activity leading to skilled behavior
    preparation; grooming.
  • noun the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
    education; breeding.
    • a woman of breeding and refinement

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pitching_change

  • noun replacing a pitcher in baseball

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conventional

  • adjective following accepted customs and proprieties
    • conventional wisdom
    • she had strayed from the path of conventional behavior
    • conventional forms of address
  • adjective satellite conforming with accepted standards
    established.
    • a conventional view of the world

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trade_protection

  • noun the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition
    protection.
    • he made trade protection a plank in the party platform

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buy_food

  • verb purchase prepared food to be eaten at home
    take out.

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subscribe_to

  • verb receive or obtain regularly
    subscribe; take.
    • We take the Times every day

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interception

  • noun the act of intercepting; preventing something from proceeding or arriving
    • he resorted to the interception of his daughter's letters
    • he claimed that the interception of one missile by another would be impossible
  • noun (American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team

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two

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    II; deuce; 2.
  • noun one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
    deuce.

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frog

  • noun any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
    toad; batrachian; salientian; anuran; toad frog.
  • noun a person of French descent
    Gaul.

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preventative

  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    preventive; prophylactic.
    • the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; encumbrance; interference; hitch; hindrance; preventive; hinderance.

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come_by

  • verb visit informally and spontaneously
    drop by; drop in.
    • We frequently drop by the neighbors' house for a cup of coffee
  • verb obtain, especially accidentally
    come into.

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diaphragm

  • noun a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
    stop.
    • the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically
  • noun (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
    midriff.

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duplicate

  • noun something additional of the same kind
    extra.
    • he always carried extras in case of an emergency
  • noun a copy that corresponds to an original exactly
    duplication.
    • he made a duplicate for the files

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take_up

  • verb pursue or resume
    • take up a matter for consideration
  • verb adopt
    fasten on; hook on; seize on; latch on.
    • take up new ideas

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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tenant

  • noun someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else
    renter.
    • the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent
  • noun a holder of buildings or lands by any kind of title (as ownership or lease)

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pitching

  • noun (baseball) playing the position of pitcher on a baseball team
  • noun abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance)
    lurch; pitch.
    • the pitching and tossing was quite exciting

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memory

  • noun something that is remembered
    • search as he would, the memory was lost
  • noun the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    remembering.
    • he can do it from memory
    • he enjoyed remembering his father

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strike

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

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doubling

  • noun increase by a factor of two
    • doubling with a computer took no time at all
  • noun raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
    double.
    • I decided his double was a bluff

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right_of_action

  • noun the legal right to sue

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minor

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • adjective of lesser importance or stature or rank
    • a minor poet
    • had a minor part in the play
    • a minor official
    • many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen
    • minor back roads

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diamond

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

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overcall

  • noun (bridge) a bid that is higher than your opponent's bid (especially when your partner has not bid at all and your bid exceeds the value of your hand)
    overbid.

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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club

  • noun a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
    nine; baseball club; ball club.
    • each club played six home games with teams in its own division
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; society; social club; gild; lodge; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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wring_from

  • verb get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
    extort.

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shovel_in

  • verb earn large sums of money
    rake in.
    • Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in
  • verb eat a large amount of food quickly
    gobble up; garbage down; bolt down.
    • The children gobbled down most of the birthday cake

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heir

  • noun a person who is entitled by law or by the terms of a will to inherit the estate of another
    heritor; inheritor.
  • noun a person who inherits some title or office
    successor.

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infusion

  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    extract.
  • noun the process of extracting certain active properties (as a drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking (usually in water)

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choke_off

  • verb suppress
    choke back; choke down.
    • He choked down his rage
  • verb become or cause to become obstructed
    clog; congest; choke; foul; clog up; back up.
    • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
    • The water pipe is backed up

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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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ward

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

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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blocking

  • noun the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
    block.
  • verb render unsuitable for passage
    bar; block up; stop; blockade; barricade; block off; block.
    • block the way
    • barricade the streets
    • stop the busy road

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kibosh

  • verb stop from happening or developing
    stop; halt; block.
    • Block his election
    • Halt the process

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cover_for

  • verb provide an excuse or alibi for someone so as to cover up guilt
    • I won't lie and cover for you

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poacher

  • noun someone who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another
  • noun a cooking vessel designed to poach food (such as fish or eggs)

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keep_away

  • verb prevent from coming close
    • I tried to keep the child away from the pool

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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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cap

  • noun a tight-fitting headdress
  • noun a top (as for a bottle)

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human_action

  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; act.

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language_learning

  • noun learning to use a language

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learn

  • verb gain knowledge or skills
    acquire; larn.
    • She learned dancing from her sister
    • I learned Sanskrit
    • Children acquire language at an amazing rate
  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; get a line; discover; see; hear; find out; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted

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backup_man

  • noun someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
    stand-in; fill-in; substitute; relief; backup; reliever.
    • the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes
    • we need extra employees for summer fill-ins

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regain

  • verb get or find back; recover the use of
    recover; retrieve; find.
    • She regained control of herself
    • She found her voice and replied quickly
  • verb come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost
    find.
    • Did you find your glasses?
    • I cannot find my gloves!

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shielder

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    defender; protector; guardian.

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break_off

  • verb interrupt before its natural or planned end
    break short; cut short.
    • We had to cut short our vacation
  • verb prevent completion
    break; stop; discontinue.
    • stop the project
    • break off the negotiations

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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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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trump

  • noun a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps
    trump card.
    • the ace of trumps is a sure winner
  • noun (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand
    • clubs were declared trumps
    • a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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lock

  • noun a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  • noun a strand or cluster of hair
    curl; ringlet; whorl.

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take_home

  • verb earn as a salary or wage
    bring home.
    • How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?

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short-circuit

  • verb hamper the progress of; impede
    • short-circuit warm feelings
  • verb create a short circuit in
    short.

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share

  • noun assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    portion; part; percentage.
    • he wanted his share in cash
  • noun any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is evidenced by a stock certificate
    • he bought 100 shares of IBM at the market price

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accept

  • verb consider or hold as true
    • I cannot accept the dogma of this church
    • accept an argument
  • verb receive willingly something given or offered
    have; take.
    • The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter
    • I won't have this dog in my house!
    • Please accept my present

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palisade

  • noun fortification consisting of a strong fence made of stakes driven into the ground
  • verb surround with a wall in order to fortify
    wall; surround; fence; fence in.

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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attain

  • verb to gain with effort
    accomplish; reach; achieve.
    • she achieved her goal despite setbacks
  • verb reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
    hit; reach.
    • The thermometer hit 100 degrees
    • This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour

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exclude

  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; omit; except; leave off; leave out.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece
  • verb prevent from entering; shut out
    keep out; shut out; shut.
    • The trees were shutting out all sunlight
    • This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country

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steward

  • noun someone who manages property or other affairs for someone else
  • noun the ship's officer who is in charge of provisions and dining arrangements

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restitution

  • noun a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
    indemnification; amends; redress; damages; indemnity.
  • noun the act of restoring something to its original state

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information

  • noun a message received and understood
    info.
  • noun knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

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impulse

  • noun an instinctive motive
    urge.
    • profound religious impulses
  • noun a sudden desire
    caprice; whim.
    • he bought it on an impulse

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congest

  • verb become or cause to become obstructed
    clog; choke; foul; clog up; choke off; back up.
    • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
    • The water pipe is backed up

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inheritance

  • noun hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
    heritage.
  • noun that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
    heritage.

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win_back

  • verb recover something or somebody that appeared to be lost
    get back.
    • We got back the money after we threatened to sue the company
    • He got back his son from the kidnappers

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ovrette

  • noun trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norgestrel

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regaining

  • noun getting something back again
    restoration; return; restitution.
    • upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing
  • verb get or find back; recover the use of
    regain; recover; retrieve; find.
    • She regained control of herself
    • She found her voice and replied quickly

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earnings

  • noun the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
    net profit; lucre; profit; net; profits; net income.
  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; pay; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings

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fourth

  • noun following the third position; number four in a countable series
  • noun one of four equal parts
    twenty-five percent; fourth part; one-quarter; quartern; one-fourth; quarter.
    • a quarter of a pound

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cervical_cap

  • noun a contraceptive device consisting of a small thimble-shaped cup that is placed over the uterine cervix to prevent the entrance of spermatozoa

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disappoint

  • verb fail to meet the hopes or expectations of
    let down.
    • Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage

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memorization

  • noun learning so as to be able to remember verbatim
    memorisation; committal to memory.
    • the actor's memorization of his lines

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pre-empt

  • noun a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding
    preemptive bid; preempt.

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occlude

  • verb block passage through
    obstruct; close up; obturate; jam; impede; block.
    • obstruct the path

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stand

  • noun a support or foundation
    pedestal; base.
    • the base of the lamp
  • noun the position where a thing or person stands

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entree

  • noun the principal dish of a meal
    main course.
  • noun the right to enter
    access; admission; accession; admittance.

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strictness

  • noun conscientious attention to rules and details
    stringency.
  • noun uncompromising resolution
    sternness.

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subbing

  • noun working as a substitute for someone who is ill or on leave of absence
    substituting.
  • verb be a substitute
    fill in; stand in; sub; substitute.
    • The young teacher had to substitute for the sick colleague
    • The skim milk substitutes for cream--we are on a strict diet

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communicating

  • noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
    communication.
    • they could not act without official communication from Moscow
  • verb transmit information
    put across; pass along; communicate; pass on; pass.
    • Please communicate this message to all employees
    • pass along the good news

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replacing

  • noun the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another
    replacement.
    • replacing the star will not be easy
  • verb substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    replace.
    • He replaced the old razor blade
    • We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago
    • the insurance will replace the lost income
    • This antique vase can never be replaced

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sacrifice

  • noun the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
    forfeit; forfeiture.
  • noun personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)

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after

  • adjective satellite located farther aft
  • adverb happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
    afterwards; later; later on; subsequently; afterward.
    • he apologized subsequently
    • he's going to the store but he'll be back here later
    • it didn't happen until afterward
    • two hours after that

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loestrin

  • noun trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone

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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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produce

  • noun fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
    green goods; garden truck; green groceries.
  • verb bring forth or yield
    bring forth.
    • The tree would not produce fruit

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lay

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

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birth_control_pill

  • noun a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
    contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive; anovulatory drug; anovulant; pill.

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procurer

  • noun someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
    pander; pimp; fancy man; ponce; pandar; panderer.
  • noun someone who obtains or acquires
    securer.
    • the procurer of opera tickets

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luck_into

  • verb take possession of
    come upon; enter upon.
    • She entered upon the estate of her rich relatives

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bring_home

  • verb make understandable and clear
    • This brings home my point
  • verb earn as a salary or wage
    take home.
    • How much does your wife take home after taxes and other deductions?

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capitalize

  • verb draw advantages from
    take advantage; capitalise.
    • he is capitalizing on her mistake
    • she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover
  • verb supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
    capitalise.

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give_up

  • verb lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    throw overboard; forego; forfeit; waive; forgo.
    • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
    • forfeited property
  • verb give up with the intent of never claiming again
    abandon.
    • Abandon your life to God
    • She gave up her children to her ex-husband when she moved to Tahiti
    • We gave the drowning victim up for dead

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man

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

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rental

  • noun property that is leased or rented out or let
    letting; lease.
  • noun the act of paying for the use of something (as an apartment or house or car)
    renting.

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purchase

  • noun the acquisition of something for payment
    • they closed the purchase with a handshake
  • noun something acquired by purchase

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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capitalise

  • verb supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
    capitalize.
  • verb draw advantages from
    capitalize; take advantage.
    • he is capitalizing on her mistake
    • she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover

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bind

  • noun something that hinders as if with bonds
  • verb stick to firmly
    stick to; hold fast; adhere; stick; bond.
    • Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

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counter

  • noun table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
  • noun game equipment (as a piece of wood, plastic, or ivory) used for keeping a count or reserving a space in various card or board games

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borrowing

  • noun the appropriation (of ideas or words etc) from another source
    adoption.
    • the borrowing of ancient motifs was very apparent
  • noun obtaining funds from a lender

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succeeder

  • noun a person with a record of successes
    achiever; winner; success.
    • his son would never be the achiever that his father was
    • only winners need apply
    • if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success

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cut_in

  • verb allow someone to have a share or profit
  • verb drive in front of another vehicle leaving too little space for that vehicle to maneuver comfortably

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enter

  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; get into; come in; go into; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    participate.
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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anovulatory_drug

  • noun a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception
    birth control pill; contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive pill; oral contraceptive; anovulant; pill.

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representation

  • noun a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
    mental representation; internal representation.
  • noun a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

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preventive

  • noun remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
    preventative; prophylactic.
    • the doctor recommended several preventatives
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; preventative; encumbrance; interference; hitch; hindrance; hinderance.

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get_back

  • verb recover something or somebody that appeared to be lost
    win back.
    • We got back the money after we threatened to sue the company
    • He got back his son from the kidnappers
  • verb take revenge or even out a score
    get even.
    • I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even

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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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exclusive

  • noun a news report that is reported first by one news organization
    scoop.
    • he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials
  • adjective satellite not divided or shared with others
    sole.
    • they have exclusive use of the machine
    • sole rights of publication

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internalization

  • noun learning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself
    internalisation; incorporation.

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unchurch

  • verb exclude from a church or a religious community
    curse; excommunicate.
    • The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner

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shield

  • noun a protective covering or structure
  • noun armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
    buckler.

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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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ensnare

  • verb take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    entrap; frame; set up.
    • I was set up!
    • The innocent man was framed by the police
  • verb catch in or as if in a trap
    trammel; entrap; snare; trap.
    • The men trap foxes

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trade

  • noun the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services
    • Venice was an important center of trade with the East
    • they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade
  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    craft.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice

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preempt

  • noun a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding
    pre-empt; preemptive bid.
  • verb acquire for oneself before others can do so

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thinner

  • noun a diluting agent
    dilutant; diluent.
  • adjective of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section
    thin.
    • thin wire
    • a thin chiffon blouse
    • a thin book
    • a thin layer of paint

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recoup

  • verb reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss
    reimburse.
  • verb regain or make up for
    recuperate; recover.
    • recuperate one's losses

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unfavorable

  • adjective not encouraging or approving or pleasing
    unfavourable.
    • unfavorable conditions
    • an unfavorable comparison
    • unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression
  • adjective (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose
    unfavourable.
    • unfavorable winds

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scoring

  • noun evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score
    marking; grading.
    • what he disliked about teaching was all the grading he had to do
  • verb gain points in a game
    rack up; tally; score; hit.
    • The home team scored many times
    • He hit a home run
    • He hit .300 in the past season

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derive

  • verb reason by deduction; establish by deduction
    deduce; deduct; infer.
  • verb obtain
    gain.
    • derive pleasure from one's garden

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exclusion

  • noun the state of being excluded
  • noun the state of being excommunicated
    censure; excommunication.

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fit

  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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precautional

  • adjective satellite taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure
    precautionary.
    • gave precautionary advice
    • I would take precautionary steps to keep him away

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remuneration

  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; pay; earnings; salary.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • noun the act of paying for goods or services or to recompense for losses
    • adequate remuneration for his work

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interfere

  • verb come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle
    • Your talking interferes with my work!
  • verb get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
    step in; intervene; interpose.
    • Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?

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winning

  • noun succeeding with great difficulty
    • winning is not everything
  • verb be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious
    win.
    • He won the Gold Medal in skating
    • Our home team won
    • Win the game

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suffocate

  • verb deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
    asphyxiate; smother.
    • Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow
    • The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor
  • verb impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
    stifle; asphyxiate; choke.
    • The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

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morning-after_pill

  • noun a large dose of estrogen taken orally within 24 to 72 hours after intercourse; prevents implantation of a fertilized ovum and so acts as a contraceptive; commonly used after rape or incest

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stifling

  • noun forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    quelling; crushing; suppression.
    • the suppression of heresy
    • the quelling of the rebellion
    • the stifling of all dissent
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; strangle; stifle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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take_in

  • verb provide with shelter
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; dupe; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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team

  • noun a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
    squad.
  • noun two or more draft animals that work together to pull something

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light_upon

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; come upon; chance upon; discover; come across; strike; chance on.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

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preempt

  • noun a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding
    pre-empt; preemptive bid.
  • verb acquire for oneself before others can do so

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spermatocide

  • noun a contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa
    spermicide.

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non

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

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outbid

  • verb bid over an opponent's bid when one's partner has not bid or doubled
  • verb bid higher than others

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return

  • noun document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
    tax return; income tax return.
    • his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    homecoming.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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halt

  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    stoppage; stop; hitch; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat
  • noun the event of something ending
    stop.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill

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entire

  • noun uncastrated adult male horse
    stallion.
  • adjective satellite constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
    total; full.
    • an entire town devastated by an earthquake
    • gave full attention
    • a total failure

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food

  • noun any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
    nutrient.
  • noun any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment
    solid food.
    • food and drink

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dam

  • noun a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
    dike; dyke.
  • noun a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
    dekameter; decameter; dekametre; dkm; decametre.

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rake

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

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intimidation

  • noun the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
    bullying.
  • noun the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.

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primary

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

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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thwart

  • noun a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
    cross thwart.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; queer; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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conquer

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    inhibit; stamp down; subdue; suppress; curb.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • verb take possession of by force, as after an invasion
    capture; appropriate; seize.
    • the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants
    • The army seized the town
    • The militia captured the castle

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clogging

  • adjective satellite preventing movement
    impeding; hindering; obstructive.
    • the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street
  • verb become or cause to become obstructed
    clog; congest; choke; foul; clog up; choke off; back up.
    • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
    • The water pipe is backed up

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gather_up

  • verb take and lift upward
    pick up; lift up.
  • verb gather or collect
    call for; collect; pick up.
    • You can get the results on Monday
    • She picked up the children at the day care center
    • They pick up our trash twice a week

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sack_up

  • verb make as a net profit
    clear; net; sack.
    • The company cleared $1 million

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minor_suit

  • noun ( bridge) a suit of inferior scoring value, either diamonds or clubs

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realize

  • verb be fully aware or cognizant of
    recognise; agnize; recognize; realise; agnise.
  • verb perceive (an idea or situation) mentally
    see; understand; realise.
    • Now I see!
    • I just can't see your point
    • Does she realize how important this decision is?
    • I don't understand the idea

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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successor

  • noun a person who follows next in order
    replacement.
    • he was President Lincoln's successor
  • noun a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone

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stopper

  • noun an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
    showstopper; show-stopper.
  • noun a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
    conversation stopper.

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earth_up

  • verb block with earth, as after a landslide
    land up.

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shop

  • noun a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
    store.
    • he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod
  • noun small workplace where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
    workshop.

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body_guard

  • verb accompany and protect from physical harm

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preclude

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; prevent; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb make impossible, especially beforehand
    close out; rule out.

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turn_back

  • verb retrace one's course
    double back; backtrack.
    • The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back
  • verb go back to a previous state
    retrovert; return; revert; regress.
    • We reverted to the old rules

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foiling

  • noun an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
    frustration; thwarting.
  • verb enhance by contrast
    foil.
    • In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background

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catch_up_with

  • verb catch up with and possibly overtake
    catch; overtake.
    • The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp
  • verb make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point
    make up.
    • I have to make up a French exam
    • Can I catch up with the material or is it too late?

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realise

  • verb earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    earn; bring in; clear; pull in; take in; gain; realize; make.
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
    • She earns a lot in her new job
    • this merger brought in lots of money
    • He clears $5,000 each month
  • verb convert into cash; of goods and property
    realize.

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contraceptive_diaphragm

  • noun a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
    diaphragm; pessary.

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luck

  • noun your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    fortune; destiny; fate; portion; lot; circumstances.
    • whatever my fortune may be
    • deserved a better fate
    • has a happy lot
    • the luck of the Irish
    • a victim of circumstances
    • success that was her portion
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; hazard.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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ward_off

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb avert, turn away, or repel
    • Ward off danger

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ovocon

  • noun trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone

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bump

  • noun a lump on the body caused by a blow
  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; swelling; excrescence; jut; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns

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baulk

  • noun the area on a billiard table behind the balkline
    balk.
    • a player with ball in hand must play from the balk
  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; check; impediment; hindrance; deterrent; hinderance.

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crushing

  • noun forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    stifling; quelling; suppression.
    • the suppression of heresy
    • the quelling of the rebellion
    • the stifling of all dissent
  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; suppress; oppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists

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displacement

  • noun act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
    supplanting.
  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    shift.

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obviation

  • noun the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
    preclusion; forestalling.

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unbid

Not bidden; not commanded.
Thorns also and thistles it shall bring thee forth Unbid; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field. Milton.

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obturate

  • verb block passage through
    obstruct; close up; jam; impede; occlude; block.
    • obstruct the path

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contracting

  • noun becoming infected
    catching.
    • catching cold is sometimes unavoidable
    • the contracting of a serious illness can be financially catastrophic
  • verb enter into a contractual arrangement
    undertake; contract.

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catching

  • noun (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
  • noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
    detection; espial; spying; spotting.

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supplant

  • verb take the place or move into the position of
    supercede; supersede; supervene upon; replace.
    • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
    • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

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yield

  • noun production of a certain amount
    output.
  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; takings; take; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%

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frustrative

  • adjective satellite preventing realization or attainment of a desire
    frustrating; thwarting.

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come_across

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; come upon; chance upon; discover; light upon; strike; chance on.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
  • verb be perceived in a certain way; make a certain impression

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happen

  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; take place; occur; go on.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important
  • verb happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
    befall; bechance.
    • It happens that today is my birthday
    • These things befell" (Santayana)

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turn_up

  • verb appear or become visible; make a showing
    show up; come out; surface; come on.
    • She turned up at the funeral
    • I hope the list key is going to surface again
  • verb bend or lay so that one part covers the other
    fold up; fold.
    • fold up the newspaper
    • turn up your collar

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extract

  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    infusion.
  • noun a passage selected from a larger work
    excerption; selection; excerpt.
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

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out

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

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contend

  • verb maintain or assert
    postulate.
    • He contended that Communism had no future
  • verb have an argument about something
    argue; debate; fence.

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space

  • noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    infinite.
    • they tested his ability to locate objects in space
    • the boundless regions of the infinite
  • noun an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    • the architect left space in front of the building
    • they stopped at an open space in the jungle
    • the space between his teeth

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profit

  • noun the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
    net profit; lucre; earnings; net; profits; net income.
  • noun the advantageous quality of being beneficial
    gain.

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defend

  • verb argue or speak in defense of
    support; fend for.
    • She supported the motion to strike
  • verb be on the defensive; act against an attack

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tie_up

  • verb secure with or as if with ropes
    bind; tie down; truss.
    • tie down the prisoners
    • tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed
  • verb invest so as to make unavailable for other purposes
    • All my money is tied up in long-term investments

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interference

  • noun a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
    intervention.
  • noun the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
    hinderance; hindrance.

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lock_out

  • verb prevent employees from working during a strike

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safety

  • noun the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
    • insure the safety of the children
    • the reciprocal of safety is risk
  • noun a safe place
    refuge.
    • He ran to safety

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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correct

  • verb make right or correct
    right; rectify.
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation
  • verb make reparations or amends for
    compensate; right; redress.
    • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

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stringer

  • noun a member of a squad on a team
    • a first stringer
    • a second stringer
  • noun a worker who strings
    • a stringer of beads

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supercede

  • verb take the place or move into the position of
    supplant; supersede; supervene upon; replace.
    • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
    • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

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shut

  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window
  • verb become closed
    close.
    • The windows closed with a loud bang

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ovulen

  • noun trade name for an oral contraceptive containing mestranol and a progestin compound

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ersatz

  • noun an artificial or inferior substitute or imitation
  • adjective satellite artificial and inferior
    substitute.
    • ersatz coffee
    • substitute coffee

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barrier

  • noun a structure or object that impedes free movement
  • noun any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
    roadblock.
    • intolerance is a barrier to understanding

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subscription_right

  • noun the right of a shareholder in a company to subscribe to shares of a new issue of common stock before it is offered to the public

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upon

On; -- used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable. "Upon an hill of flowers." Chaucer.
Our host upon his stirrups stood anon. Chaucer.
Thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar. Ex. xxix. 21.
The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. Judg. xvi. 9.
As I did stand my watch upon the hill. Shak.
He made a great difference between people that did rebel upon wantonness, and them that did rebel upon want. Bacon.
This advantage we lost upon the invention of firearms. Addison.
Upon the whole, it will be necessary to avoid that perpetual repetition of the same epithets which we find in Homer. Pope.
He had abandoned the frontiers, retiring upon Glasgow. Sir. W. Scott.
Philip swore upon the Evangelists to abstain from aggression in my absence. Landor.
Upon conveys a more distinct notion that on carries with it of something that literally or metaphorically bears or supports. It is less employed than it used to be, on having for the most part taken its place. Some expressions formed with it belong only to old style; as, upon pity they were taken away; that is, in consequence of pity: upon the rate of thirty thousand; that is, amounting to the rate: to die upon the hand; that is, by means of the hand: he had a garment upon; that is, upon himself: the time is coming fast upon; that is, upon the present time. By the omission of its object, upon acquires an adverbial sense, as in the last two examples.

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bridge_player

  • noun a card player in a game of bridge
    hand.
    • we need a 4th hand for bridge

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jumper

  • noun a person who jumps
    • as the jumper neared the ground he lost control
    • the jumper's parachute opened
  • noun an athlete who competes at jumping
    • he is one hell of a jumper

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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conditioning

  • noun a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment
  • verb establish a conditioned response
    condition.

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hobble

  • noun a shackle for the ankles or feet
    fetter.
  • noun the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
    limp; hitch.

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embarrass

  • verb cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    abash.
  • verb hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of
    obstruct; hinder; stymie; blockade; stymy; block.
    • His brother blocked him at every turn

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entrap

  • verb take or catch as if in a snare or trap
    ensnare; frame; set up.
    • I was set up!
    • The innocent man was framed by the police
  • verb catch in or as if in a trap
    trammel; ensnare; snare; trap.
    • The men trap foxes

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card

  • noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
    • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys
  • noun a card certifying the identity of the bearer
    identity card.
    • he had to show his card to get in

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merchant_bank

  • noun a credit card processing bank; merchants receive credit for credit card receipts less a processing fee
    acquirer.

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albatross

  • noun (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
    millstone.
    • she was an albatross around his neck
  • noun large web-footed birds of the southern hemisphere having long narrow wings; noted for powerful gliding flight
    mollymawk.

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obtention

  • noun the act of obtaining
    obtainment.

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language

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    linguistic communication.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; voice communication; speech communication; speech; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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steal

  • noun an advantageous purchase
    buy; bargain.
    • she got a bargain at the auction
    • the stock was a real buy at that price
  • noun a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)

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keep

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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recoverer

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    saver; rescuer.

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american

Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.

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hindering

  • adjective satellite preventing movement
    impeding; clogging; obstructive.
    • the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street
  • verb be a hindrance or obstacle to
    hinder; impede.
    • She is impeding the progress of our project

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circuit

  • noun an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
    electrical circuit; electric circuit.
  • noun a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
    tour.
    • they took an extended tour of Europe
    • we took a quick circuit of the park
    • a ten-day coach circuit of the island

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moving

  • adjective in motion
    • a constantly moving crowd
    • the moving parts of the machine
  • verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    go; travel; move; locomote.
    • How fast does your new car go?
    • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    • news travelled fast

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excommunicate

  • verb exclude from a church or a religious community
    curse; unchurch.
    • The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner
  • verb oust or exclude from a group or membership by decree

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major

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

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precautionary

  • adjective satellite taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure
    precautional.
    • gave precautionary advice
    • I would take precautionary steps to keep him away

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prevent

  • verb keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    forbid; preclude; foreclose; forestall.
    • My sense of tact forbids an honest answer
    • Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  • verb stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state
    keep.
    • We must prevent the cancer from spreading
    • His snoring kept me from falling asleep
    • Keep the child from eating the marbles

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feel

  • noun an intuitive awareness;
    • he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; tone; flavor; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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mothproof

  • verb protect from moths
    • mothproof woollen clothes during the summer
  • adjective satellite resistant to damage by moths
    moth-resistant.

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pork

  • noun meat from a domestic hog or pig
    porc.
  • noun a legislative appropriation designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents
    pork barrel.

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sack

  • noun a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
    carrier bag; poke; paper bag.
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pocket; pouch.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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restrict

  • verb place restrictions on
    curtail; curb; cut back.
    • curtail drinking in school
  • verb place under restrictions; limit access to
    • This substance is controlled

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wash

  • noun a thin coat of water-base paint
  • noun the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
    lavation; washing.

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demulen

  • noun trade name for an oral contraceptive

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lay_off

  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    quit; discontinue; stop; give up; cease.
    • Quit teasing your little brother
  • verb dismiss, usually for economic reasons
    furlough.
    • She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized

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blank

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

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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guard

  • noun a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • noun the person who plays that position on a football team
    • the left guard was injured on the play

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interchange

  • noun a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
  • noun mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)
    reciprocation; give-and-take.

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law

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

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impulse-buy

  • verb buy on impulse without proper reflection

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ostracize

  • verb expel from a community or group
    blackball; shun; cast out; ban; ostracise; banish.
  • verb avoid speaking to or dealing with
    ostracise.
    • Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me

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dissuasion

  • noun a communication that dissuades you
  • noun persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action

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seat

  • noun a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
    place.
    • he booked their seats in advance
    • he sat in someone else's place
  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; ass; behind; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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occupancy

  • noun an act of being a tenant or occupant
    tenancy.
  • noun the act of occupying or taking possession of a building
    moving in; occupation.
    • occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal

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get_in

  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; get into; come in; go into; enter.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes
  • verb succeed in a big way; get to the top
    make it; arrive; go far.
    • After he published his book, he had arrived
    • I don't know whether I can make it in science!
    • You will go far, my boy!

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hale

  • verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
    coerce; force; squeeze; pressure.
    • He squeezed her for information
  • noun a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
    Nathan Hale.

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ovral

  • noun trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norgestrel

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assumption

  • noun a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
    premiss; premise.
    • on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play
  • noun a hypothesis that is taken for granted
    supposal; supposition.
    • any society is built upon certain assumptions

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redress

  • noun a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
    indemnification; amends; damages; indemnity; restitution.
  • noun act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
    remediation; remedy.

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renter

  • noun someone who pays rent to use land or a building or a car that is owned by someone else
    tenant.
    • the landlord can evict a tenant who doesn't pay the rent
  • noun an owner of property who receives payment for its use by another person

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convention

  • noun a large formal assembly
    • political convention
  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; normal; rule.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors

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step_in

  • verb get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force
    intervene; interpose; interfere.
    • Why did the U.S. not intervene earlier in WW II?
  • verb act as a substitute
    deputize; substitute; deputise.
    • She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold

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percentage

  • noun a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)
    percent; pct; per centum.
  • noun assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    portion; part; share.
    • he wanted his share in cash

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stave_off

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    avert; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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final

  • noun the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament
  • noun an examination administered at the end of an academic term
    final examination; final exam.

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filibuster

  • noun a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
    filibusterer.
  • noun (law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches

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rake_in

  • verb earn large sums of money
    shovel in.
    • Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in

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frustration

  • noun the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals
    defeat.
  • noun an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
    foiling; thwarting.

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quelling

  • noun forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    stifling; crushing; suppression.
    • the suppression of heresy
    • the quelling of the rebellion
    • the stifling of all dissent
  • verb suppress or crush completely
    squelch; quench; quell.
    • squelch any sign of dissent
    • quench a rebellion

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usurper

  • noun one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another
    supplanter.

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get_into

  • verb get involved in or with
    tangle with.
  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; come in; go into; enter; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes

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acquire

  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    get.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work
  • verb take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    assume; take on; take; adopt.
    • His voice took on a sad tone
    • The story took a new turn
    • he adopted an air of superiority
    • She assumed strange manners
    • The gods assume human or animal form in these fables

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obstructer

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    obstructionist; resister; thwarter; obstructor.
  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; obstruction; impediment; obstructor.

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repossess

  • verb claim back
    reclaim.
  • verb regain possession of something
    take back.

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novation

  • noun (law) the replacement of one obligation by another by mutual agreement of both parties; usually the replacement of one of the original parties to a contract with the consent of the remaining party

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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favorable

  • adjective encouraging or approving or pleasing
    favourable.
    • a favorable reply
    • he received a favorable rating
    • listened with a favorable ear
    • made a favorable impression
  • adjective (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
    favourable.
    • the days were fair and the winds were favorable

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rain

  • noun water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
    rainfall.
  • noun drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
    rainwater.

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come_upon

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; chance upon; discover; light upon; come across; strike; chance on.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
  • verb take possession of
    luck into; enter upon.
    • She entered upon the estate of her rich relatives

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freeze

  • noun the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
    freezing.
  • noun weather cold enough to cause freezing
    frost.

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security_measures

  • noun measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.
    security.
    • military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising
  • noun an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
    security system; security; security measure.

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reliever

  • noun someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
    stand-in; fill-in; substitute; relief; backup; backup man.
    • the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes
    • we need extra employees for summer fill-ins
  • noun a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
    comforter; allayer.
    • a reliever of anxiety
    • an allayer of fears

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surround

  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    environment; surroundings; environs.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround
  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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jump

  • noun a sudden and decisive increase
    leap.
    • a jump in attendance
  • noun an abrupt transition
    leap; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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edition

  • noun the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published
  • noun all of the identical copies of something offered to the public at the same time
    • the first edition appeared in 1920
    • it was too late for the morning edition
    • they issued a limited edition of Bach recordings

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anovulatory

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anticipate

  • verb regard something as probable or likely
    expect.
    • The meteorologists are expecting rain for tomorrow
  • verb act in advance of; deal with ahead of time
    forestall; counter; foresee.

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surrogate

  • noun someone who takes the place of another person
    replacement; alternate.
  • noun a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
    deputy.

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deputise

  • verb act as a substitute
    step in; deputize; substitute.
    • She stood in for the soprano who suffered from a cold
  • verb appoint as a substitute
    depute; deputize.

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nor-q-d

  • noun trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norethindrone

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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cards

  • noun a game played with playing cards
    card game.
  • noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
    card.
    • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys

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millstone

  • noun (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
    albatross.
    • she was an albatross around his neck
  • noun any load that is difficult to carry

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disqualification

  • noun unfitness that bars you from participation
  • noun the act of preventing someone from participating by finding them unqualified

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bidder

  • noun someone who makes an offer
  • noun someone who makes a bid at cards

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declare

  • verb state emphatically and authoritatively
    • He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with
  • verb announce publicly or officially
    announce.
    • The President declared war

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acquisition

  • noun the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
    • the acquisition of wealth
    • the acquisition of one company by another
  • noun something acquired
    • a recent acquisition by the museum

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pre

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bridge

  • noun a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
    span.
  • noun a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
    bridge circuit.

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pre-emption

  • noun the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject
    preemption.
  • noun the right of a government to seize or appropriate something (as property)
    preemption.

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outstanding

  • adjective satellite distinguished from others in excellence
    • did outstanding work in human relations
    • an outstanding war record
  • adjective satellite having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    striking; salient; prominent; spectacular.
    • an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    • salient traits
    • a spectacular rise in prices
    • a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
    • a striking resemblance between parent and child

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partnership

  • noun the members of a business venture created by contract
  • noun a cooperative relationship between people or groups who agree to share responsibility for achieving some specific goal
    • effective language learning is a partnership between school, teacher and student
    • the action teams worked in partnership with the government

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developmental_learning

  • noun learning that takes place as a normal part of cognitive development

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dash

  • noun distinctive and stylish elegance
    elan; panache; style; flair.
    • he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer
  • noun a quick run
    sprint.

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rat

  • noun any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; blackleg.

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close_up

  • verb cease to operate or cause to cease operating
    shut down; close; close down; fold.
    • The owners decided to move and to close the factory
    • My business closes every night at 8 P.M.
    • close up the shop
  • verb block passage through
    obstruct; obturate; jam; impede; occlude; block.
    • obstruct the path

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defending

  • adjective satellite attempting to or designed to prevent an opponent from winning or scoring
  • verb argue or speak in defense of
    defend; support; fend for.
    • She supported the motion to strike

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carry-over

  • noun application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation
    transfer of training; transfer.
  • noun the accumulated and undivided profits of a corporation after provision has been made for dividends and reserves
    carry-forward.

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cadge

  • verb ask for and get free; be a parasite
    sponge; bum; grub; mooch.
  • verb obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling
    shnorr; schnorr; scrounge.
    • he is always shnorring cigarettes from his friends

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recover

  • verb get or find back; recover the use of
    regain; retrieve; find.
    • She regained control of herself
    • She found her voice and replied quickly
  • verb get over an illness or shock
    recuperate; convalesce.
    • The patient is recuperating

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preservative

  • noun a chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition
  • adjective satellite tending or having the power to preserve
    • timbers should be treated with a preservative substance

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strength

  • noun the property of being physically or mentally strong
    • fatigue sapped his strength
  • noun capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
    military posture; military capability; military strength; posture.
    • we faced an army of great strength
    • politicians have neglected our military posture

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supplanter

  • noun one who wrongfully or illegally seizes and holds the place of another
    usurper.

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magnus

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arrogate

  • verb demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
    claim; lay claim.
    • He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter
    • Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident
  • verb make undue claims to having
    assign.

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rout

  • noun a disorderly crowd of people
    rabble; mob.
  • noun an overwhelming defeat

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isolate

  • verb place or set apart
    insulate.
    • They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates
  • verb obtain in pure form
    • The chemist managed to isolate the compound

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standdown

  • noun a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
    stand-down.
  • noun (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
    stand-down.

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admittance

  • noun the right to enter
    access; admission; entree; accession.
  • noun the act of admitting someone to enter
    admission.
    • the surgery was performed on his second admission to the clinic

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take_over

  • verb seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
    assume; arrogate; usurp; seize.
    • He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town
    • he usurped my rights
    • She seized control of the throne after her husband died
  • verb take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    assume; take on; adopt.
    • When will the new President assume office?

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maintain

  • verb keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
    hold; keep.
    • hold in place
    • She always held herself as a lady
    • The students keep me on my toes
  • verb keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
    preserve; keep up; conserve.
    • We preserve these archeological findings
    • The old lady could not keep up the building
    • children must be taught to conserve our national heritage
    • The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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objective

  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; object; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children
  • noun the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
    object glass; objective lens; object lens.

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cozen

  • verb be false to; be dishonest with
    lead on; deceive; delude.
  • verb act with artful deceit

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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preemptor

  • noun someone who acquires land by preemption
    pre-emptor.
  • noun a bidder in bridge who makes a preemptive bid
    pre-emptor.

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glom

  • verb take by theft
    cop; knock off; thieve; hook; snitch.
    • Someone snitched my wallet!
  • verb seize upon or latch onto something
    • The Republicans glommed onto Whitewater

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recovery

  • noun return to an original state
    • the recovery of the forest after the fire was surprisingly rapid
  • noun gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
    convalescence; recuperation.

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taker

  • noun one who accepts an offer
  • noun one who takes a bet or wager

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track

  • noun a line or route along which something travels or moves
    path; course.
    • the hurricane demolished houses in its path
    • the track of an animal
    • the course of the river
  • noun evidence pointing to a possible solution
    trail; lead.
    • the police are following a promising lead
    • the trail led straight to the perpetrator

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trap

  • noun a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
  • noun drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas

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measure

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    step.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    amount; quantity.

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right_of_search

  • noun the right of a belligerent to stop neutral ships on the high seas in wartime and search them

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procure

  • verb get by special effort
    secure.
    • He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed
  • verb arrange for sexual partners for others
    pander; pimp.

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prohibitive

  • adjective satellite tending to discourage (especially of prices)
    prohibitory.
    • the price was prohibitive

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partake_in

  • verb be active in
  • verb have, give, or receive a share of
    share; partake.
    • We shared the cake

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thorn

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

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defence

  • noun (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
    defence mechanism; defense reaction; defense; defense mechanism; defence reaction.
  • noun (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring
    defense; defending team.
    • his teams are always good on defense

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charm

  • noun attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    appeal; appealingness.
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her
  • noun a verbal formula believed to have magical force
    magical spell; magic spell; spell.
    • he whispered a spell as he moved his hands
    • inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese

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letter

  • noun a written message addressed to a person or organization
    missive.
    • mailed an indignant letter to the editor
  • noun the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
    alphabetic character; letter of the alphabet.
    • his grandmother taught him his letters

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device

  • noun an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water
  • noun something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

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coil

  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    volute; spiral; helix; whorl.
    • a coil of rope
  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; curl; curlicue; roll.

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contain

  • verb include or contain; have as a component
    incorporate; comprise.
    • A totally new idea is comprised in this paper
    • The record contains many old songs from the 1930's
  • verb contain or hold; have within
    carry; hold; bear.
    • The jar carries wine
    • The canteen holds fresh water
    • This can contains water

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salary

  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; pay; earnings; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings

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discourage

  • verb try to prevent; show opposition to
    deter.
    • We should discourage this practice among our youth
  • verb deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged

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debarment

  • noun the state of being debarred (excluded from enjoying certain possessions or rights or practices)
  • noun the act of prevention by legal means
    • they achieved his debarment from holding public office

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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clear

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

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adopt

  • verb choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    follow; espouse.
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb take up and practice as one's own
    take over; take up; borrow.

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cover

  • noun a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    concealment; covert; screen.
    • a screen of trees afforded privacy
    • under cover of darkness
    • the brush provided a covert for game
    • the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background
  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    blanket.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep

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track_down

  • verb pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
    hunt down; hunt; run.
    • Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland
    • The dogs are running deer
    • The Duke hunted in these woods

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retrieval

  • noun (computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory
  • noun the cognitive operation of accessing information in memory
    • my retrieval of people's names is very poor

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hindrance

  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; baulk; check; impediment; deterrent; hinderance.
  • noun any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
    incumbrance; preventative; encumbrance; interference; hitch; preventive; hinderance.

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stand-down

  • noun a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
    standdown.
  • noun (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
    standdown.

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scotch

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

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reserve

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

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precise

  • adjective sharply exact or accurate or delimited
    • a precise mind
    • specified a precise amount
    • arrived at the precise moment
  • adjective satellite (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct
    accurate; exact.
    • a precise image
    • a precise measurement

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lease

  • noun property that is leased or rented out or let
    letting; rental.
  • noun a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment

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kite

  • noun a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value
  • noun a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float

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discoverer

  • noun someone who is the first to think of or make something
    artificer; inventor.
  • noun someone who is the first to observe something
    spotter; finder.

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accession

  • noun a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
    • the art collection grew through accession
  • noun (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement

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cash_in_on

  • verb take advantage of or capitalize on

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bring

  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point
  • verb cause to come into a particular state or condition
    • Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence
    • bring water to the boiling point

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underbid

  • verb bid (a hand of cards) at less than the strength of the hand warrants
  • verb bid lower than a competing bidder

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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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defender

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    protector; shielder; guardian.
  • noun a fighter who holds out against attack
    withstander.

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dam_up

  • verb obstruct with, or as if with, a dam
    dam.
    • dam the gorges of the Yangtse River

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find

  • noun a productive insight
    breakthrough; discovery.
  • noun the act of discovering something
    uncovering; discovery.

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substituting

  • noun working as a substitute for someone who is ill or on leave of absence
    subbing.
  • verb put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
    interchange; exchange; substitute; replace.
    • the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt
    • substitute regular milk with fat-free milk
    • synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning

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occupation

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    job; line; line of work; business.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
    military control.

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fend

  • verb try to manage without help
    • The youngsters had to fend for themselves after their parents died
  • verb withstand the force of something
    resist; stand.
    • The trees resisted her
    • stand the test of time
    • The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow

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squeeze

  • noun the act of gripping and pressing firmly
    squeezing.
    • he gave her cheek a playful squeeze
  • noun a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
    liquidity crisis; credit crunch.

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line_up

  • verb form a line
    • The buildings all line up neatly
  • verb get something or somebody for a specific purpose
    get hold; find; come up.
    • I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener
    • I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing
    • The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter

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title

  • noun a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with
    statute title; rubric.
    • Title 8 provided federal help for schools
  • noun the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.
    • he looked for books with the word `jazz' in the title
    • he refused to give titles to his paintings
    • I can never remember movie titles

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ruin

  • noun an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
    ruination.
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
  • noun a ruined building
    • they explored several Roman ruins

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winner

  • noun the contestant who wins the contest
    victor.
  • noun a gambler who wins a bet

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grub

  • noun informal terms for a meal
    eats; chuck; chow.
  • noun a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects

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penalty

  • noun the act of punishing
    punishment; penalization; penalisation.
  • noun a payment required for not fulfilling a contract

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earner

  • noun someone who earn wages in return for their labor
    wage earner.

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jam

  • noun preserve of crushed fruit
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; fix; muddle; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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enter_upon

  • verb take possession of
    come upon; luck into.
    • She entered upon the estate of her rich relatives

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buying

  • noun the act of buying
    purchasing.
    • buying and selling fill their days
    • shrewd purchasing requires considerable knowledge
  • verb obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction
    purchase; buy.
    • The family purchased a new car
    • The conglomerate acquired a new company
    • She buys for the big department store

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condom

  • noun contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
    rubber; safe; safety; prophylactic.

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partake

  • verb have some of the qualities or attributes of something
  • verb have, give, or receive a share of
    partake in; share.
    • We shared the cake

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takeout

  • noun prepared food that is intended to be eaten off of the premises
    takeout food; takeaway.
    • in England they call takeout food `takeaway'
  • noun (bridge) a bid that asks your partner to bid another suit

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voting

  • noun a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
    vote; ballot; balloting.
    • there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion
    • they allowed just one vote per person
  • verb express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote
    vote.
    • He voted for the motion
    • None of the Democrats voted last night

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norlestrin

  • noun trade name for an oral contraceptive containing estradiol and norethindrone

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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hit

  • noun (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
    • he came all the way around on Williams' hit
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; striking.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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custodian

  • noun one having charge of buildings or grounds or animals
    keeper; steward.

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no-trump

  • noun a version of contract bridge in which no suit is designated as trump for the duration of the hand

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express

  • noun mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
    express mail.
  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    limited.
    • he caught the express to New York

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stop

  • noun the event of something ending
    halt.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • noun the act of stopping something
    stoppage.
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

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bear

  • noun massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  • noun an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price

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baffle

  • noun a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
    baffle board.
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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sequestration

  • noun the act of segregating or sequestering
    segregation.
    • sequestration of the jury
  • noun the action of forming a chelate or other stable compound with an ion or atom or molecule so that it is no longer available for reactions

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borrower

  • noun someone who receives something on the promise to return it or its equivalent

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annexation

  • noun incorporation by joining or uniting
    appropriation.
  • noun the formal act of acquiring something (especially territory) by conquest or occupation
    • the French annexation of Madagascar as a colony in 1896
    • a protectorate has frequently been a first step to annexation

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water_right

  • noun right of access to water
    riparian right.

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wring

  • noun a twisting squeeze
    squeeze.
    • gave the wet cloth a wring
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    distort; deform; contort.

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closure

  • noun approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap
    closing.
    • the ship's rapid rate of closing gave them little time to avoid a collision
  • noun a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
    cloture; gag rule; gag law.

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earn

  • verb earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    bring in; clear; pull in; take in; gain; realise; realize; make.
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
    • She earns a lot in her new job
    • this merger brought in lots of money
    • He clears $5,000 each month
  • verb acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
    garner.

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squeeze_out

  • verb force out
    • Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts
  • verb make by laborious and precarious means
    eke out.
    • He eked out a living as a painter

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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covering

  • noun a natural object that covers or envelops
    cover; natural covering.
    • under a covering of dust
    • the fox was flushed from its cover
  • noun an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

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rid_of

  • verb do away with
    eliminate; obviate.

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borrow

  • verb get temporarily
    • May I borrow your lawn mower?
  • verb take up and practice as one's own
    take over; adopt; take up.

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batfowl

  • verb catch birds by temporarily blinding them

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morning

  • noun the time period between dawn and noon
    morning time; forenoon; morn.
    • I spent the morning running errands
  • noun a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
    good morning.

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bag

  • noun a flexible container with a single opening
    • he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
  • noun the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
    • his bag included two deer

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make_unnecessary

  • verb make unnecessary an expenditure or effort
    save.
    • This will save money
    • I'll save you the trouble
    • This will save you a lot of time

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source

  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; root; beginning; rootage.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root
  • noun a document (or organization) from which information is obtained
    • the reporter had two sources for the story

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activity

  • noun any specific behavior
    • they avoided all recreational activity
  • noun the state of being active
    action; activeness.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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close_out

  • verb make impossible, especially beforehand
    preclude; rule out.
  • verb terminate by selling off or disposing of
    • He closed out his line of sports cars

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grab

  • noun a mechanical device for gripping an object
  • noun the act of catching an object with the hands
    catch; snap; snatch.
    • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion

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buy_out

  • verb take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
    take over; buy up.

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precaution

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

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laying_claim

  • noun the act of taking possession of or power over something
    assumption.
    • his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba
    • the Nazi assumption of power in 1934
    • he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts

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defending_team

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

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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norinyl

  • noun trade name for an oral contraceptive containing norethindrone and mestranol

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thwarting

  • noun an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
    foiling; frustration.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; queer; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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come_into

  • verb obtain, especially accidentally
    come by.

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welcome

  • noun the state of being welcome
    • don't outstay your welcome
  • noun a greeting or reception
    • the proposal got a warm welcome

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achiever

  • noun a person with a record of successes
    succeeder; winner; success.
    • his son would never be the achiever that his father was
    • only winners need apply
    • if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success

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defense

  • noun (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies
    defence; defensive measure.
    • they died in the defense of Stalingrad
    • they were developed for the defense program
  • noun protection from harm
    defence.
    • sanitation is the best defense against disease

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declarer

  • noun the bridge player in contract bridge who wins the bidding and can declare which suit is to be trumps
    contractor.
  • noun someone who claims to speak the truth
    affirmer; asseverator; avower; asserter.
    • a bold asserter
    • a declarer of his intentions
    • affirmers of traditional doctrine
    • an asseverator of strong convictions
    • an avower of his own great intelligence

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spotter

  • noun a worker employed at a dry-cleaning establishment to remove spots
  • noun a worker employed to apply spots (as markers or identifiers)

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close

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; last; finis; finale; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last section of a communication
    closing; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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take_advantage

  • verb draw advantages from
    capitalize; capitalise.
    • he is capitalizing on her mistake
    • she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover
  • verb make excessive use of
    trespass.
    • You are taking advantage of my good will!
    • She is trespassing upon my privacy

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acquirer

  • noun a person who acquires something (usually permanently)
  • noun a corporation gaining financial control over another corporation or financial institution through a payment in cash or an exchange of stock

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response

  • noun a result
    • this situation developed in response to events in Africa
  • noun a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
    reaction.
    • a bad reaction to the medicine
    • his responses have slowed with age

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foil

  • noun a piece of thin and flexible sheet metal
    • the photographic film was wrapped in foil
  • noun anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
    enhancer.
    • pretty girls like plain friends as foils

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potential

  • noun the inherent capacity for coming into being
    potentiality; potency.
  • noun the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
    electric potential; potential difference; voltage; potential drop.

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obstructionist

  • noun someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
    resister; thwarter; obstructor; obstructer.

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debar

  • verb bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
    suspend.
  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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opening

  • noun an open or empty space in or between things
    gap.
    • there was a small opening between the trees
    • the explosion made a gap in the wall
  • noun a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise

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thumb

  • noun the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb
    pollex.
  • noun the part of a glove that provides a covering for the thumb

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vendee

  • noun a person who buys
    buyer; purchaser; emptor.

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pickup

  • noun a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard
    pickup truck.
  • noun a warrant to take someone into custody
    • put out a pickup on that man

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incurring

  • noun acquiring or coming into something (usually undesirable)
    • incurring debts is easier than paying them
  • verb make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to
    incur.
    • People who smoke incur a great danger to their health

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honour

  • noun the state of being honored
    honor; laurels.
  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    accolade; honor; award; laurels.
    • an award for bravery

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nuclear

  • adjective (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    atomic.
    • nuclear war
    • nuclear weapons
    • atomic bombs
  • adjective of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of an atom
    • nuclear physics
    • nuclear fission
    • nuclear forces

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approach

  • noun ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    plan of attack; attack.
    • his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons
    • an attack on inflation
    • his plan of attack was misguided
  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    coming; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese

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across

  • adverb to the opposite side
    • the football field was 300 feet across
  • adverb transversely
    crosswise; crossways.
    • the marble slabs were cut across

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discovery

  • noun the act of discovering something
    uncovering; find.
  • noun something that is discovered

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preserve

  • noun a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
    • medicine is no longer a male preserve
  • noun a reservation where animals are protected

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distrain

  • verb levy a distress on
  • verb confiscate by distress

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barrel

  • noun a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
    gun barrel.
  • noun a cylindrical container that holds liquids
    cask.

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preclusive

  • adjective satellite made impossible
    obviating.

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missing

  • adjective satellite not able to be found
    • missing in action
    • a missing person
  • verb fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind
    miss; lose.
    • I missed that remark
    • She missed his point
    • We lost part of what he said

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buy_up

  • verb take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
    buy out; take over.

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screen

  • noun a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
    projection screen; silver screen.
  • noun a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    blind.
    • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

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weak

  • adjective wanting in physical strength
    • a weak pillar
  • adjective satellite overly diluted; thin and insipid
    watery; washy.
    • washy coffee
    • watery milk
    • weak tea

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denomination

  • noun a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith
  • noun a class of one kind of unit in a system of numbers or measures or weights or money
    • he flashed a fistful of bills of large denominations

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term_of_a_contract

  • noun the period of time during which a contract conveying property to a person is in effect
    lease.

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no

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

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spoil

  • noun (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)
    • to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy
  • noun the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
    spoilage; spoiling.
    • her spoiling my dress was deliberate

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rout_out

  • verb get or find by searching
    rout up.
    • What did you rout out in the library?
  • verb force or drive out
    force out; rouse; drive out.
    • The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

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cervical

  • adjective of or relating to the cervix of the uterus
    • cervical cancer
  • adjective relating to or associated with the neck

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come

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; ejaculate; seminal fluid; seed; cum.
  • verb move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    come up.
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room

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excavate

  • verb recover through digging
    unearth.
    • Schliemann excavated Troy
    • excavate gold
  • verb find by digging in the ground
    turn up; dig up.
    • I dug up an old box in the garden

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ravening

  • adjective satellite living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey
    raptorial; rapacious; vulturous; vulturine; predatory.
    • a predatory bird
    • the rapacious wolf
    • raptorial birds
    • ravening wolves
    • a vulturine taste for offal
  • verb obtain or seize by violence
    raven.

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forfend

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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oust

  • verb remove from a position or office
    expel; boot out; drum out; throw out; kick out.
    • The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds
  • verb remove and replace
    • The word processor has ousted the typewriter

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procurance

  • noun the act of getting possession of something
    procurement; procural.
    • he was responsible for the procurement of materials and supplies

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acquiring

  • noun the act of acquiring something
    getting.
    • I envied his talent for acquiring
    • he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire; get.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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many

  • adjective a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `as' or `too' or `so' or `that'; amounting to a large but indefinite number
    • many temptations
    • the temptations are many
    • a good many
    • a great many
    • many directions
    • take as many apples as you like
    • too many clouds to see
    • never saw so many people

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taking

  • noun the act of someone who picks up or takes something
    pickings.
    • the pickings were easy
    • clothing could be had for the taking
  • verb carry out
    take.
    • take action
    • take steps
    • take vengeance

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equal

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    peer; compeer; match.
  • verb be identical or equivalent to
    be.
    • One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!

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drug

  • noun a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
  • verb administer a drug to
    dose.
    • They drugged the kidnapped tourist

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admit

  • verb declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
    acknowledge.
    • He admitted his errors
    • She acknowledged that she might have forgotten
  • verb allow to enter; grant entry to
    intromit; let in; allow in.
    • We cannot admit non-members into our club building
    • This pipe admits air

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fall_upon

  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; attain; come upon; chance upon; discover; light upon; come across; strike; chance on.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake

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supplanting

  • noun act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
    displacement.
  • verb take the place or move into the position of
    supercede; supplant; supersede; supervene upon; replace.
    • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
    • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

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context

  • noun discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
    linguistic context; context of use.
  • noun the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
    setting; circumstance.
    • the historical context

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receiver

  • noun set that receives radio or tv signals
    receiving system.
  • noun (law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties
    liquidator.

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block_off

  • verb obstruct access to
    blockade.
  • verb render unsuitable for passage
    bar; block up; stop; blockade; barricade; block.
    • block the way
    • barricade the streets
    • stop the busy road

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protector

  • noun a person who cares for persons or property
    defender; shielder; guardian.

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expression

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; look; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun expression without words
    reflexion; reflection; manifestation.
    • tears are an expression of grief
    • the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

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wage_earner

  • noun someone who earn wages in return for their labor
    earner.

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preempt

  • noun a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding
    pre-empt; preemptive bid.
  • verb acquire for oneself before others can do so

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human_activity

  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human action; act.

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head_off

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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advowson

  • noun the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice

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immunize

  • verb law: grant immunity from prosecution
    immunise.
  • verb perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
    inoculate; immunise; vaccinate.
    • We vaccinate against scarlet fever
    • The nurse vaccinated the children in the school

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seizure

  • noun a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
    raptus; ictus.
    • he suffered an epileptic seizure
  • noun the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
    capture; gaining control.

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impedimenta

  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    obstruction; impediment; obstructor; obstructer.
  • noun the baggage and equipment carried by an army

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subscribe

  • verb offer to buy, as of stocks and shares
    • The broker subscribed 500 shares
  • verb mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)
    sign.
    • She signed the letter and sent it off
    • Please sign here

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rake_off

  • verb take money from an illegal transaction

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wash_out

  • verb prevent or interrupt due to rain
    rain out.
    • The storm had washed out the game
  • verb wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt
    • Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink

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learning

  • noun the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
    acquisition.
    • the child's acquisition of language
  • noun profound scholarly knowledge
    eruditeness; encyclopaedism; learnedness; erudition; encyclopedism; scholarship.

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poll

  • noun an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
    canvass; public opinion poll; opinion poll.
  • noun the top of the head
    crown; pate.

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custody

  • noun a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
    hold; detention; detainment.
    • his detention was politically motivated
    • the prisoner is on hold
    • he is in the custody of police
  • noun holding by the police
    • the suspect is in custody

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quit

  • verb put an end to a state or an activity
    discontinue; lay off; stop; give up; cease.
    • Quit teasing your little brother
  • verb give up or retire from a position
    step down; leave office; resign.
    • The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month
    • The chairman resigned over the financial scandal

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unusual

  • adjective not usual or common or ordinary
    • a scene of unusual beauty
    • a man of unusual ability
    • cruel and unusual punishment
    • an unusual meteorite
  • adjective being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird
    strange.
    • a strange exaltation that was indefinable
    • a strange fantastical mind
    • what a strange sense of humor she has

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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micronor

  • noun trade name for and oral contraceptive containing the progestin compound norethindrone

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acceptance

  • noun the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true
    credence.
    • he gave credence to the gossip
    • acceptance of Newtonian mechanics was unquestioned for 200 years
  • noun the act of accepting with approval; favorable reception
    espousal; acceptation; adoption.
    • its adoption by society
    • the proposal found wide acceptance

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due

  • noun that which is deserved or owed
    • give the devil his due
  • noun a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)
    • the society dropped him for non-payment of dues

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subscription

  • noun a payment for consecutive issues of a newspaper or magazine for a given period of time
  • noun agreement expressed by (or as if expressed by) signing your name

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impeding

  • adjective satellite preventing movement
    hindering; clogging; obstructive.
    • the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street
  • verb be a hindrance or obstacle to
    hinder; impede.
    • She is impeding the progress of our project

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combined

  • adjective made or joined or united into one
  • verb have or possess in combination
    combine; unite.
    • she unites charm with a good business sense

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moneymaking

  • noun the act of making money (and accumulating wealth)
  • adjective satellite producing a sizeable profit
    remunerative; lucrative.
    • a remunerative business

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asphyxiate

  • verb deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
    suffocate; smother.
    • Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow
    • The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor
  • verb impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
    stifle; suffocate; choke.
    • The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

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hemostasis

  • noun surgical procedure of stopping the flow of blood (as with a hemostat)
    haemostasis; haemostasia; hemostasia.

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overprotect

  • verb care for like a mother
    fuss; mother.
    • She fusses over her husband
  • verb protect excessively
    • Don't overprotect your son--he is an adult now!

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stifle

  • noun joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
    knee.
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; strangle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn <