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

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  • noun one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year
    calendar month.
    • he paid the bill last month
  • noun a time unit of approximately 30 days
    • he was given a month to pay the bill

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  • adverb in an intuitive manner
    • inventors seem to have chosen intuitively a combination of explosive and aggressive sounds as warning signals to be used on automobiles

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Logic an argument from the cause to the effect; an a priori argument. Johnson.

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  • noun a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband
  • noun a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife
    • all his exes live in Texas

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  • noun (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
  • verb place one's stake

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An ancient gold coin of the time of Edward III., of six shillings sterling value. Camden.

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The quality of being innate in the mind, or prior to experience; a priori reasoning.

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

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  • adjective not established by conditioning or learning
    unconditioned; unlearned.
    • an unconditioned reflex
  • adjective satellite being talented through inherited qualities
    born; natural.
    • a natural leader
    • a born musician
    • an innate talent

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  • adjective qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
    • eligible to run for office
    • eligible for retirement benefits
    • an eligible bachelor

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  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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  • noun the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation
  • noun the testing of an idea
    • it was an experiment in living
    • not all experimentation is done in laboratories

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  • adjective satellite existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
    nonnatural; otherworldly; preternatural.
    • find transcendental motives for sublunary action"-Aldous Huxley
  • adjective of or characteristic of a system of philosophy emphasizing the intuitive and spiritual above the empirical and material

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  • noun the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
    plural form.
  • adjective composed of more than one member, set, or kind

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  • adverb from the beginning, especially without relying on resources or other advantages
    • he baked the torte from scratch
    • she built her business up from scratch

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  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    authorities; regime.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; governing.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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A new birth, or revival. Specifically: (a) The transitional movement in Europe, marked by the revival of classical learning and art in Italy in the 15th century, and the similar revival following in other countries. (b) The style of art which prevailed at this epoch.
The Renaissance was rather the last stage of the Middle Ages, emerging from ecclesiastical and feudal despotism, developing what was original in mediæval ideas by the light of classic arts and letters. J. A. Symonds (Encyc. Brit. ).

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  • noun a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    theory; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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  • adverb with greater reason; for a still stronger, more certain reason
    • if you are wrong then, a fortiori, so am I

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  • adjective satellite evident without proof or argument
    taken for granted; axiomatic.
    • an axiomatic truth
    • we hold these truths to be self-evident

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  • adjective involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact
    • an a priori judgment
  • adjective satellite based on hypothesis or theory rather than experiment

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  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    assume; take for granted.
    • I assume his train was late
  • verb take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
    make bold; dare.
    • How dare you call my lawyer?

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  • 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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  • noun a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    • his name really is George Washington
    • those are two names for the same thing
  • noun a person's reputation
    • he wanted to protect his good name

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  • adjective satellite clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment
    patent; plain; apparent; unmistakable; manifest.
    • the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields
    • evident hostility
    • manifest disapproval
    • patent advantages
    • made his meaning plain
    • it is plain that he is no reactionary
    • in plain view
  • adjective satellite capable of being seen or noticed
    observable; discernible.
    • a discernible change in attitude
    • a clearly evident erasure in the manuscript
    • an observable change in behavior

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  • noun an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
  • verb whip with a leather strap

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  • noun an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
  • noun the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
    analytic thinking.

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  • 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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  • adjective satellite characterized by assertion of unproved or unprovable principles
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative

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  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; conjecture; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; surmise.
  • noun a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    • speculations about the outcome of the election
    • he dismissed it as mere conjecture

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