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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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middleman

  • noun someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers
    wholesaler; jobber.
  • noun the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
    interlocutor.

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drug_trafficking

  • noun traffic in illegal drugs
    narcotraffic; drug traffic.

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rose_hip

  • noun the fruit of a rose plant
    hip; rosehip.

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foul

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

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counsellorship

  • noun the position of counselor
    counselorship.

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liar

  • noun a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly
    prevaricator.

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undersecretary

  • noun a secretary immediately subordinate to the head of a department of government

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captain

  • noun an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • noun the naval officer in command of a military ship
    skipper.

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aggression

  • noun a disposition to behave aggressively
  • noun a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
    aggressiveness.

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conjure

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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shedder

  • noun an attacker who sheds or spills blood
    spiller.
    • a great hunter and spiller of blood

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violate

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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criminal_law

  • noun the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment

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sexual_assault

  • noun a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat
    sexual abuse; sex crime; sex offense.
    • most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault

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sea_king

  • noun a Viking pirate chief

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striking

  • noun the physical coming together of two or more things
    impinging; contact.
    • contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; hit.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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pirate_ship

  • noun a ship that is manned by pirates
    pirate.

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swap

  • noun an equal exchange
    swop; barter; trade.
    • we had no money so we had to live by barter
  • verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    switch; swop; trade.

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rabbinate

  • noun rabbis collectively
  • noun the office or function of a rabbi

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sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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lord

  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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worth

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

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collaborate

  • verb work together on a common enterprise of project
    join forces; get together; cooperate.
    • The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well
    • We joined forces with another research group
  • verb cooperate as a traitor
    • he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris

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retail

  • noun the selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale
  • verb be sold at the retail level
    • These gems retail at thousands of dollars each

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dispense

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; distribute; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks
  • verb grant a dispensation; grant an exemption
    • I was dispensed from this terrible task

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blanket

  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    cover.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
  • noun anything that covers
    mantle.
    • there was a blanket of snow

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traitorousness

  • noun disloyalty by virtue of subversive behavior
    subversiveness; treason.

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splitting

  • adjective satellite resembling a sound of violent tearing as of something ripped apart or lightning splitting a tree
    rending; ripping.
    • the tree split with a great ripping sound
    • heard a rending roar as the crowd surged forward
  • verb separate into parts or portions
    divide; separate; split up; split; carve up; dissever.
    • divide the cake into three equal parts
    • The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

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replication

  • noun the act of making copies
    reproduction.
    • Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient
  • noun (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division

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soberness

  • noun the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
    sobriety.
  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; graveness; gravity; sombreness; somberness.

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jack

  • noun a small worthless amount
    diddlyshit; squat; shit; diddly-squat; diddly-shit; diddly; diddley; diddlysquat; doodly-squat.
    • you don't know jack
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; seafarer; mariner.

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confederate

  • noun someone who assists in a plot
    collaborator; partner in crime; henchman.
  • noun a supporter of the Confederate States of America

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affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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moss-grown

  • adjective satellite overgrown with moss
    mossy.
  • adjective satellite (used pejoratively) out of fashion; old fashioned
    fogyish; mossy; stodgy; stick-in-the-mud.
    • moss-grown ideas about family life

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encounter

  • noun a minor short-term fight
    skirmish; brush; clash.
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
    meeting.
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway

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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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offend

  • verb cause to feel resentment or indignation
    pique.
    • Her tactless remark offended me
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; violate; break; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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reduplication

  • noun repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
    anadiplosis.
  • noun the syllable added in a reduplicated word form

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pinch

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

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housebreaker

  • noun a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house
    cat burglar.
  • noun a wrecker of houses
    housewrecker.
    • in England a housewrecker is called a housebreaker

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guiding

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

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violable

  • adjective capable of being violated
    • a violable rule
    • a violable contract

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harrier

  • noun a persistent attacker
    harasser.
    • the harassers were not members of the regular army
  • noun a hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits

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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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force

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

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leaders

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

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concise

  • adjective expressing much in few words
    • a concise explanation

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ingenue

  • noun an actress who specializes in playing the role of an artless innocent young girl
  • noun an artless innocent young girl (especially as portrayed on the stage)

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capitalisation

  • noun writing in capital letters
    capitalization.
  • noun an estimation of the value of a business
    capitalization.

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sporting_lady

  • noun a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
    fancy woman; woman of the street; working girl; bawd; cocotte; lady of pleasure; prostitute; harlot; cyprian; whore; tart.

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direct

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

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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take_hold

  • verb assume control
    take charge; take control.
  • verb have or hold in one's hands or grip
    hold.
    • Hold this bowl for a moment, please
    • A crazy idea took hold of him

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second

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

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street

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

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sustain

  • verb lengthen or extend in duration or space
    prolong; keep up.
    • We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible
    • prolong the treatment of the patient
    • keep up the good work
  • verb undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
    suffer; have; get.
    • She suffered a fracture in the accident
    • He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars
    • She got a bruise on her leg
    • He got his arm broken in the scuffle

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kidnap

  • verb take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    abduct; nobble; snatch.
    • The industrialist's son was kidnapped

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ransack

  • verb steal goods; take as spoils
    pillage; strip; despoil; plunder; foray; rifle; loot; reave.
    • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners
  • verb search thoroughly
    comb.
    • They combed the area for the missing child

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blue

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

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stardom

  • noun the status of being acknowledged as a star
    • stardom meant nothing to her

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christ

  • noun any expected deliverer
    messiah.
  • noun a teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)
    the Nazarene; Jesus of Nazareth; Good Shepherd; Jesus; Saviour; Redeemer; Savior; Deliverer; Jesus Christ.

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ugly

  • adjective displeasing to the senses
    • an ugly face
    • ugly furniture
  • adjective satellite inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
    surly.
    • a surly waiter
    • an ugly frame of mind

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solemn

  • adjective satellite dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
    sober; sedate; grave.
    • a grave God-fearing man
    • a quiet sedate nature
    • as sober as a judge
    • a solemn promise
    • the judge was solemn as he pronounced sentence
  • adjective satellite characterized by a firm and humorless belief in the validity of your opinions
    earnest; sincere.
    • both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate
    • an entirely sincere and cruel tyrant
    • a film with a solemn social message

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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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orchestra

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

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lowliness

  • noun the state of being humble and unimportant
    obscureness; humbleness; unimportance.
  • noun a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
    low status; lowness.

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histrion

  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; role player; actor.

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heart_and_soul

  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; substance; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story
  • adverb with complete faith
    body and soul.
    • she was with him heart and soul

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burglarise

  • verb commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
    burglarize; heist; burgle.

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conduct

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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payoff

  • noun the final payment of a debt
    final payment.
  • noun payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
    bribe.

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inducement

  • noun a positive motivational influence
    motivator; incentive.
  • noun act of bringing about a desired result
    inducing.
    • inducement of sleep

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fire-raising

  • noun malicious burning to destroy property
    incendiarism; arson.
    • the British term for arson is fire-raising

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housing_commissioner

  • noun a commissioner in charge of public housing

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pay_off

  • verb yield a profit or result
    • His efforts finally paid off
  • verb eliminate by paying off (debts)
    liquidate.

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residual

  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; rest; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun (often plural) a payment that is made to a performer or writer or director of a television show or commercial that is paid for every repeat showing
    • he could retire on his residuals

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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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burgle

  • verb commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
    burglarize; heist; burglarise.

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loot

  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; prize; pillage; plunder; dirty money.
  • noun informal terms for money
    moolah; wampum; clams; gelt; kale; lucre; sugar; dinero; simoleons; boodle; lettuce; dough; shekels; scratch; cabbage; pelf; lolly; bread.

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interne

  • noun an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)
    houseman; intern; medical intern.

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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civic_leader

  • noun a leader in municipal affairs
    civil leader.

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property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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rubbish

  • noun worthless material that is to be disposed of
    scrap; trash.
  • noun nonsensical talk or writing
    codswallop; wish-wash; trumpery; tripe; applesauce; folderol; trash.

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commandership

  • noun the position or office of commander
    commandery.

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ravish

  • verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
    violate; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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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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martial_law

  • noun the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law

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cogent

  • adjective satellite powerfully persuasive
    telling; weighty.
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument

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statutory_offense

  • noun crimes created by statutes and not by common law
    regulatory offense; regulatory offence; statutory offence.

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military

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

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pack

  • noun a large indefinite number
    plurality; battalion; multitude; large number.
    • a battalion of ants
    • a multitude of TV antennas
    • a plurality of religions
  • noun a complete collection of similar things

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intrigue

  • noun a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
    machination.
  • noun a clandestine love affair

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bloomer

  • noun a flower that blooms in a particular way
    • a night bloomer
  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle.

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golden

  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilded; gilt; gold.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • adjective satellite marked by peace and prosperity
    halcyon; prosperous.
    • a golden era
    • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

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armed_robbery

  • noun robbery at gunpoint
    stickup; heist; holdup.

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straw

  • noun plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; husk; stalk; shuck.

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umpirage

  • noun mediation by an umpire
  • noun the act of umpiring
    officiation; refereeing; officiating.
    • the officiating was excellent

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highly

  • adverb to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect
    extremely.
    • highly successful
    • He spoke highly of her
    • does not think highly of his writing
    • extremely interesting
  • adverb at a high rate or wage
    • highly paid workers

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iconoclast

  • noun a destroyer of images used in religious worship
    image breaker.
  • noun someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions

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banking_concern

  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    depository financial institution; bank; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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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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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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meaty

  • adjective like or containing meat; let's have a meaty meal"
    • enough of vegetarianism
  • adjective satellite being on topic and prompting thought
    substantive.
    • a meaty discussion

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apportionment

  • noun the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
    allocation; parceling; apportioning; allotment; parcelling; assignation.
    • the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state

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accessory_during_the_fact

  • noun a person who witnesses a crime but does not try to prevent it

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idolization

  • noun the act of admiring strongly
    adoration; idolisation.
  • noun the act of worshiping blindly and to excess
    idolisation.

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arms

  • noun weapons considered collectively
    weapons system; weaponry; implements of war; munition.
  • noun the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
    coat of arms; blazon; blazonry.

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liege_lord

  • noun a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service
    liege.

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dacoit

  • noun a member of an armed gang of robbers
    dakoit.

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racketeer

  • noun someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)
  • verb carry on illegal business activities involving crime

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spiritual

  • noun a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
    Negro spiritual.
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    religious.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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spike

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

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strike

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

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rock_climbing

  • noun the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)

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tradesman

  • noun a merchant who owns or manages a shop
    shopkeeper; market keeper; storekeeper.

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beau_ideal

  • noun an ideal instance; a perfect embodiment of a concept
    paragon; idol; perfection.

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tell

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

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calf

  • noun young of domestic cattle
  • noun the muscular back part of the shank
    sura.

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plagiarize

  • verb take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
    lift; plagiarise.

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priestcraft

  • noun a derogatory reference to priests who use their influence to control secular or political affairs
  • noun the skills involved in the work of a priest

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barter_away

  • verb trade in in a bartering transaction

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bibliopolist

  • noun a dealer in secondhand books (especially rare or curious books)
    bibliopole.

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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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phony

  • noun a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives
    hypocrite; phoney; dissembler; dissimulator; pretender.
  • adjective satellite fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
    bastard; phoney; bogus; fake.

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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stationery

  • noun paper cut to an appropriate size for writing letters; usually with matching envelopes
    letter paper.

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sobering

  • adjective satellite tending to make sober or more serious
    • the news had a sobering effect
  • verb cause to become sober
    sober.
    • A sobering thought

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vital_force

  • noun (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms
    elan vital; life force; vitality.

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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seller's_market

  • noun a market in which more people want to buy than want to sell
    sellers' market.

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portentous

  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    prodigious.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; fateful.

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continual

  • adjective occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series
    • the continual banging of the shutters
  • adjective satellite `continual' (meaning seemingly uninterrupted) is often used interchangeably with `continuous' (meaning without interruption)

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yard

  • noun a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
    pace.