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conjury

  • noun calling up a spirit or devil
    conjuring; conjuration; invocation.

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pardon

  • noun the act of excusing a mistake or offense
    forgiveness.
  • noun a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
    amnesty.

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rob_roy

  • noun Scottish clan leader and outlaw who was the subject of a 1817 novel by Sir Walter Scott (1671-1734)
    MacGregor; Robert MacGregor.
  • noun a manhattan cocktail made with Scotch whiskey

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protest

  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    protestation.
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    objection; dissent.

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death_warrant

  • noun a warrant to execute the death sentence

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conjuring

  • noun calling up a spirit or devil
    conjuration; conjury; invocation.
  • 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; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain

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president_lincoln

  • noun 16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865)
    Lincoln; President Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln.

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muzzle

  • noun the open circular discharging end of a gun
    gun muzzle.
  • noun forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose

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hoover

  • noun United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932)
    William Hoover; William Henry Hoover.
  • noun United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)
    John Edgar Hoover; J. Edgar Hoover.

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letters_testamentary

  • noun a legal document from a probate court or court officer informing you of your appointment as executor of a will and empowering you to discharge those responsibilities

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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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religious_sect

  • noun a subdivision of a larger religious group
    religious order; sect.

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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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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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regrets

  • noun a polite refusal of an invitation
    declination.
  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    sorrow; ruefulness; regret; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game

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marine_law

  • noun the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.
    maritime law; admiralty law.

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key

  • noun metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  • noun something crucial for explaining
    • the key to development is economic integration

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void

  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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inhibit

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    stamp down; subdue; suppress; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • verb limit the range or extent of
    • Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs

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driver

  • noun the operator of a motor vehicle
  • noun someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle

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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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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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overcomer

  • noun someone who overcomes and establishes ascendancy and control by force or persuasion
    surmounter; subduer.

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abhorrence

  • noun hate coupled with disgust
    odium; execration; abomination; detestation; loathing.

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turpitude

  • noun a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice
    depravity.
    • the various turpitudes of modern society

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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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pragmatic

  • noun an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
    pragmatic sanction.
  • adjective satellite concerned with practical matters
    matter-of-fact; pragmatical.
    • a matter-of-fact (or pragmatic) approach to the problem
    • a matter-of-fact account of the trip

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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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incantation

  • noun a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect
    conjuration.

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loathing

  • noun hate coupled with disgust
    odium; execration; abhorrence; abomination; detestation.
  • verb find repugnant
    abominate; execrate; abhor; loathe.
    • I loathe that man
    • She abhors cats

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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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established

  • adjective brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established
    constituted.
    • the established social order
    • distrust the constituted authority
    • a team established as a member of a major league
    • enjoyed his prestige as an established writer
    • an established precedent
    • the established Church
  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program

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settlement

  • noun a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
    colony.
    • the American colony in Paris
  • noun a community of people smaller than a town
    small town; village.

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j._edgar_hoover

  • noun United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)
    John Edgar Hoover; Hoover.

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trial_lawyer

  • noun a lawyer who specializes in defending clients before a court of law
    trial attorney.

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liberty

  • noun immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
    autonomy.
  • noun freedom of choice
    • liberty of opinion
    • liberty of worship
    • liberty--perfect liberty--to think or feel or do just as one pleases
    • at liberty to choose whatever occupation one wishes

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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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inducement

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

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behavior

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; conduct.
  • noun the action or reaction of something (as a machine or substance) under specified circumstances
    behaviour.
    • the behavior of small particles can be studied in experiments

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preclusion

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

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deposition

  • noun the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
    deposit.
  • noun (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office

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china

  • noun high quality porcelain originally made only in China
  • noun a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
    Cathay; PRC; Communist China; mainland China; Red China; People's Republic of China.

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cult

  • noun followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
  • noun an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    rage; fad; furore; furor; craze.
    • he always follows the latest fads
    • it was all the rage that season

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rescript

  • noun a reply by a Pope to an inquiry concerning a point of law or morality
  • noun a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    edict; fiat; decree; order.
    • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there

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william_hubbs_rehnquist

  • noun United States jurist who served as an associate justice on the United States Supreme Court from 1972 until 1986, when he was appointed chief justice (born in 1924)
    Rehnquist; William Rehnquist.

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lightning_arrester

  • noun electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in current
    spike arrester; surge protector; surge suppressor; spike suppressor.

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settler

  • noun a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country
    colonist.
  • noun a negotiator who settles disputes

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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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permit

  • noun a legal document giving official permission to do something
    licence; license.
  • noun the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
    license; permission.

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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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fraud_in_the_inducement

  • noun fraud which intentionally causes a person to execute and instrument or make an agreement or render a judgment; e.g., misleading someone about the true facts

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capone

  • noun United States gangster who terrorized Chicago during prohibition until arrested for tax evasion (1899-1947)
    Alphonse Capone; Al Capone; Scarface.

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summons

  • noun a request to be present
    bidding.
    • they came at his bidding
  • noun an order to appear in person at a given place and time

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psychological

  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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shun

  • verb avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
    eschew.
  • verb expel from a community or group
    ostracize; blackball; cast out; ban; ostracise; banish.

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subversiveness

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

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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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marine

  • noun a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
  • noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; devil dog; leatherneck.

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chooser

  • noun a person who chooses or selects out
    picker; selector.

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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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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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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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passport

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

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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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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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reign

  • noun a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
    • he was helpless under the reign of his egotism
  • noun the period during which a monarch is sovereign
    • during the reign of Henry VIII

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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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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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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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dakoit

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

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constructive_fraud

  • noun comprises all acts or omissions or concealments involving breach of equitable or legal duty or trust or confidence
    legal fraud.

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fifth_columnist

  • noun a member of a clandestine subversive organization who tries to help a potential invader
    saboteur.

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accusal

  • noun a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person; the act of imputing blame or guilt
    accusation.

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articles_of_incorporation

  • noun a legal document that creates a corporation; it is filed with a state by the founders of a corporation and is governed by the laws of the state

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mayhem

  • noun the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person
  • noun violent and needless disturbance
    havoc.

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hudud

  • noun Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes
    hudood.

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loathe

  • verb find repugnant
    abominate; execrate; abhor.
    • I loathe that man
    • She abhors cats

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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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gun_for_hire

  • noun a professional killer who uses a gun
    hit man; gunslinger; hired gun; shooter; gun; triggerman; hitman; gunman; torpedo.

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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hitman

  • noun a professional killer who uses a gun
    hit man; gunslinger; hired gun; shooter; gun; triggerman; gunman; torpedo; gun for hire.

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shunning

  • noun deliberately avoiding; keeping away from or preventing from happening
    avoidance; turning away; dodging.
  • verb avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
    shun; eschew.

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ordinary

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

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work_papers

  • noun a legal document giving information required for employment of certain people in certain countries
    working papers; work permit.

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fudge

  • noun soft creamy candy
  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
    wangle; fake; cook; misrepresent; falsify; manipulate.
    • Fudge the figures
    • cook the books
    • falsify the data

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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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morrison_waite

  • noun United States jurist who was appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874 by President Grant (1816-1888)
    Waite; Morrison R. Waite; Morrison Remick Waite.

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outlawed

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

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turf

  • noun surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
    sward; greensward; sod.
  • noun the territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own

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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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brigand

  • noun an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
    bandit.

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extortion

  • noun an exorbitant charge
  • noun unjust exaction (as by the misuse of authority)
    • the extortion by dishonest officials of fees for performing their sworn duty

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enfeoffment

  • noun under the feudal system, the deed by which a person was given land in exchange for a pledge of service

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attempt

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; effort; endeavor; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun the act of attacking
    attack.
    • attacks on women increased last year
    • they made an attempt on his life

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scourge

  • noun a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
    flagellum.
  • noun something causing misery or death
    bane; nemesis; curse.
    • the bane of my life

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drug_peddler

  • noun an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs
    drug dealer; drug trafficker; peddler; pusher.

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wink

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; jiffy; heartbeat; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
  • noun closing one eye quickly as a signal

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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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atrocity

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

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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regulatory_offense

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

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consent

  • noun permission to do something
    • he indicated his consent
  • verb give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
    go for; accept.
    • I cannot accept your invitation
    • I go for this resolution

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misdemeanor

  • noun a crime less serious than a felony
    violation; infraction; infringement; misdemeanour.

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traitorousness

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

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thievery

  • noun the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    thieving; larceny; theft; stealing.
    • the thieving is awful at Kennedy International

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strangle

  • verb kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    strangulate; throttle.
    • he tried to strangle his opponent
    • A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; stifle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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wickedness

  • noun morally objectionable behavior
    iniquity; evil; immorality.
  • noun absence of moral or spiritual values
    iniquity; dark; darkness.
    • the powers of darkness

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before

  • adverb earlier in time; previously
    earlier.
    • I had known her before
    • as I said before
    • he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier
    • her parents had died four years earlier
    • I mentioned that problem earlier
  • adverb at or in the front
    in front; ahead.
    • I see the lights of a town ahead
    • the road ahead is foggy
    • staring straight ahead
    • we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front
    • with the cross of Jesus marching on before

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pragmatic_sanction

  • noun an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
    pragmatic.

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personal

  • noun a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • adjective concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
    • a personal favor
    • for your personal use
    • personal papers
    • I have something personal to tell you
    • a personal God
    • he has his personal bank account and she has hers

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fix

  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage
  • noun something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    • she needed a fix of chocolate

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law_merchant

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; commercial law.

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hudood

  • noun Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes
    hudud.

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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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recusal

  • noun (law) the disqualification of a judge or jury by reason of prejudice or conflict of interest; a judge can be recused by objections of either party or judges can disqualify themselves
    recusation.

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judaism

  • noun Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud
    Hebraism; Jewish religion.
  • noun the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud

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will_hays

  • noun United States lawyer and politician who formulated a production code that prescribed the moral content of United States films from 1930 to 1966 (1879-1954)
    Hays; William Harrison Hays.

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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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renunciation

  • noun rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid
    repudiation.
    • Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated
  • noun the state of having rejected your religious beliefs or your political party or a cause (often in favor of opposing beliefs or causes)
    defection; apostasy.

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enjoining

  • noun (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity
    injunction; cease and desist order; enjoinment.
    • injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order
  • verb issue an injunction
    enjoin.

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chuck

  • noun informal terms for a meal
    eats; grub; chow.
  • noun the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade

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lockout

  • noun a management action resisting employee's demands; employees are barred from entering the workplace until they agree to terms

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arrester

  • noun a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
    arrester hook.

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warren_e._burger

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court by Richard Nixon (1907-1995)
    Burger; Warren Earl Burger; Warren Burger.

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dethrone

  • verb remove a monarch from the throne
    • If the King does not abdicate, he will have to be dethroned

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prohibit

  • verb command against
    forbid; 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

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enabling_clause

  • noun a provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law
    enabling act.

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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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lifter

  • noun an athlete who lifts barbells
    weightlifter.
  • noun a thief who steals goods that are in a store
    shoplifter; booster.

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subjugator

  • noun a conqueror who defeats and enslaves

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stealing

  • noun the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    thieving; larceny; thievery; theft.
    • the thieving is awful at Kennedy International
  • noun avoiding detection by moving carefully
    stealth.

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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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accurse

  • verb curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
    execrate; anathematise; anathemise; comminate; anathemize; anathematize.

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decree

  • noun a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    edict; fiat; order; rescript.
    • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there
  • verb issue a decree
    • The King only can decree

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amicus_curiae_brief

  • noun a brief presented by someone interested in influencing the outcome of a lawsuit but who is not a party to it

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driving

  • noun hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
    drive.
    • he sliced his drive out of bounds
  • noun the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

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legalisation

  • noun the act of making lawful
    legitimation; legalization.

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organic_law

  • noun law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
    constitution; fundamental law.

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collaborationist

  • noun someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force
    collaborator; quisling.

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defenestrate

  • verb throw through or out of the window
    • The rebels stormed the palace and defenestrated the President

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banning

  • noun an official prohibition or edict against something
    ban; forbidding; forbiddance.
  • verb forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
    ban; censor.

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detestation

  • noun hate coupled with disgust
    odium; execration; abhorrence; abomination; loathing.

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driver's_license

  • noun a license authorizing the bearer to drive a motor vehicle
    driver's licence; driving license; driving licence.

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turning

  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turn.
    • he took a turn to the right
  • noun act of changing in practice or custom
    • the law took many turnings over the years

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homestead_law

  • noun a law conferring privileges on owners of homesteads

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veto

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

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lawless

  • adjective satellite without law or control
    anarchical; anarchic.
    • the system is economically inefficient and politically anarchic
  • adjective satellite lax in enforcing laws
    wide-open.
    • a wide-open town

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fugitive

  • noun someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
    runaway; fleer.
    • fugitives from the sweatshops
  • noun someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
    fugitive from justice.

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free

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

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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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curtailment

  • noun the temporal property of being cut short
  • noun the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
    suppression.
    • a suppression of the newspaper

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blue_law

  • noun a statute regulating work on Sundays

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regulatory_offence

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

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anathematisation

  • noun the formal act of pronouncing (someone or something) accursed
    anathematization.

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acquittance

  • noun a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
    release.

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parricide

  • noun someone who kills his or her parent
  • noun the murder of your own father or mother

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organized_religion

  • noun an institution to express belief in a divine power
    religion; faith.
    • he was raised in the Baptist religion
    • a member of his own faith contradicted him

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transgressor

  • noun someone who transgresses; someone who violates a law or command
    • the way of transgressors is hard

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false_pretense

  • noun (law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation
    false pretence.

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programme

  • noun an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
    program.
    • you can't tell the players without a program
  • noun an integrated course of academic studies
    course of study; syllabus; curriculum; program.
    • he was admitted to a new program at the university

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mail_fraud

  • noun use of the mails to defraud someone

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suspension

  • noun a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy
  • noun a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
    intermission; break; pause; interruption.

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hearsay

  • noun gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
    rumour; rumor.
  • adjective satellite heard through another rather than directly
    • hearsay information

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waite

  • noun United States jurist who was appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874 by President Grant (1816-1888)
    Morrison Waite; Morrison R. Waite; Morrison Remick Waite.

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buddhism

  • noun a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
  • noun the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth

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put-down

  • noun a crushing remark
    squelch; squelcher; takedown.

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excommunication

  • noun the state of being excommunicated
    censure; exclusion.
  • noun the act of banishing a member of a church from the communion of believers and the privileges of the church; cutting a person off from a religious society
    excision.

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surge_protector

  • noun electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in current
    spike arrester; surge suppressor; spike suppressor; lightning arrester.

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islamic_law

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

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doge

  • noun formerly the chief magistrate in the republics of Venice and Genoa

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breach_of_the_peace

  • noun any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled
    disorderly behavior; disturbance of the peace; disorderly conduct.

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suppressive

  • adjective satellite tending to suppress
    • the government used suppressive measures to control the protest

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gaolbird

  • noun a criminal who has been jailed repeatedly
    jailbird; jail bird.

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corpus

  • noun capital as contrasted with the income derived from it
    principal sum; principal.
  • noun a collection of writings
    • he edited the Hemingway corpus

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alexander

  • noun European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb
    Smyrnium olusatrum; Alexanders; black lovage; horse parsley.
  • noun king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)
    Alexander the Great.

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liquor_licence

  • noun a license authorizing the holder to sell alcoholic beverages
    liquor license.

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forbiddance

  • noun an official prohibition or edict against something
    ban; forbidding; banning.
  • noun the action of prohibiting or inhibiting or forbidding (or an instance thereof)
    inhibition; prohibition.
    • they were restrained by a prohibition in their charter
    • a medical inhibition of alcoholic beverages
    • he ignored his parents' forbiddance

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serve

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

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solicitor

  • noun a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
    canvasser.
  • noun a British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents

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fraud_in_the_factum

  • noun fraud that arises from a disparity between the instrument intended to be executed and the instrument actually executed; e.g., leading someone to sign the wrong contract

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western

  • noun a sandwich made from a western omelet
    western sandwich.
  • noun a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
    horse opera.

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spoiler

  • noun a candidate with no chance of winning but who may draw enough votes to prevent one of the leading candidates from winning
  • noun someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
    looter; despoiler; plunderer; pillager; freebooter; raider.

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ambulance_chaser

  • noun an unethical lawyer who incites accident victims to sue

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exorcist

  • noun one of the minor orders in the unreformed Western Church but now suppressed in the Roman Catholic Church
  • noun someone who practices exorcism
    exorciser.

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bentham

  • noun English philosopher and jurist; founder of utilitarianism (1748-1831)
    Jeremy Bentham.

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tree

  • noun a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • noun a figure that branches from a single root
    tree diagram.
    • genealogical tree

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penalization

  • noun the act of punishing
    penalty; punishment; penalisation.

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nation

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; country; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the people who live in a nation or country
    country; land.
    • a statement that sums up the nation's mood
    • the news was announced to the nation
    • the whole country worshipped him

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hunting_permit

  • noun a license authorizing the bearer to kill a certain type of animal during a specified period of time
    hunting license; hunting licence; game license.

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rebroadcast

  • noun a broadcast that repeated at a later time
  • verb broadcast again, as of a film
    rerun.

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aether

  • noun a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves
    ether.
  • noun personification of the sky or upper air breathed by the Olympians; son of Erebus and night or of Chaos and darkness

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arraignment

  • noun a legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment

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exorcise

  • verb expel through adjuration or prayers
    exorcize.
    • exorcise evil spirits

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monition

  • noun a firm rebuke
    admonishment; admonition.
  • noun cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
    warning; admonition; word of advice.
    • a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality
    • the warning was to beware of surprises
    • his final word of advice was not to play with matches

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learner's_permit

  • noun a document authorizing the bearer to learn to drive an automobile

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quench

  • verb satisfy (thirst)
    allay; slake; assuage.
    • The cold water quenched his thirst
  • verb put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
    snuff out; blow out; extinguish.
    • Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained
    • quench the flames
    • snuff out the candles

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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lull

  • noun a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
    letup.
    • there was never a letup in the noise
  • noun a period of calm weather
    quiet.
    • there was a lull in the storm

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reprieve

  • noun a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
    respite.
  • noun an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
    suspension; abatement; hiatus; respite.

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thieving

  • noun the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    larceny; thievery; theft; stealing.
    • the thieving is awful at Kennedy International
  • verb take by theft
    cop; knock off; glom; thieve; hook; snitch.
    • Someone snitched my wallet!

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desist

  • verb choose not to consume
    abstain; refrain.
    • I abstain from alcohol

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causing

  • noun the act of causing something to happen
    causation.
  • verb give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
    do; make; cause.
    • cause a commotion
    • make a stir
    • cause an accident

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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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curfew

  • noun the time that the curfew signal is sounded
  • noun a signal (usually a bell) announcing the start of curfew restrictions

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pretor

  • noun an annually elected magistrate of the ancient Roman Republic
    praetor.

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quieten

  • verb become quiet or quieter
    quiesce; pipe down; quiet; quiet down; hush.
    • The audience fell silent when the speaker entered
  • verb make calm or still
    still; tranquilize; tranquillize; calm down; quiet; calm; tranquillise; lull.
    • quiet the dragons of worry and fear

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blackmailer

  • noun a criminal who extorts money from someone by threatening to expose embarrassing information about them
    extortionist; extortioner.

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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sue

  • verb institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
    action; process; litigate.
    • He was warned that the district attorney would process him
    • She actioned the company for discrimination
  • noun French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857)
    Eugene Sue.

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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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phase

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

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ejector

  • noun a person who ousts or supplants someone else
    ouster.
  • noun a mechanism in a firearm that ejects the empty shell case after firing
    cartridge ejector.

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treaty

  • noun a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
    pact; accord.

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enterprise

  • noun a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    endeavor; endeavour.
    • he had doubts about the whole enterprise
  • noun an organization created for business ventures
    • a growing enterprise must have a bold leader

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sneak_thief

  • noun a thief who steals without using violence
    snitcher; pilferer.

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edward_douglas_white_jr.

  • noun United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
    White; Edward White; Edward D. White.

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radio

  • noun medium for communication
    wireless; radiocommunication.
  • noun an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    receiving set; wireless; radio receiver; tuner; radio set.

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muhammadanism

  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Mohammedanism; Islamism; Muslimism; Islam.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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revolutionist

  • noun a radical supporter of political or social revolution
    revolutionary; subversive; subverter.

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praetorian

  • adjective of or relating to a Roman praetor
    pretorial; pretorian; praetorial.
    • praetorial powers
  • noun a member of the Praetorian Guard
    Praetorian Guard.

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illegalise

  • verb declare illegal; outlaw
    criminalize; outlaw; illegalize; criminalise.
    • Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S.

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marriage_licence

  • noun a license authorizing two people to marry
    marriage license; wedding license; wedding licence.

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commandment

  • noun something that is commanded
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; teaching.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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body_snatcher

  • noun someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection
    graverobber; ghoul.

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lodge

  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; society; social club; gild; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today
  • noun English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
    Sir Oliver Lodge; Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge.

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revolutionary

  • noun a radical supporter of political or social revolution
    subversive; subverter; revolutionist.
  • adjective satellite markedly new or introducing radical change
    radical.
    • a revolutionary discovery
    • radical political views

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edict

  • noun a formal or authoritative proclamation
  • noun a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    fiat; decree; order; rescript.
    • a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there

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larcener

  • noun a person who commits larceny
    larcenist.

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de

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

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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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denounce

  • verb speak out against
    • He denounced the Nazis
  • verb to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
    stigmatise; brand; stigmatize; mark.
    • He denounced the government action
    • She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock

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blinking

  • noun a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    nictitation; winking; eye blink; nictation; blink; wink.
  • verb briefly shut the eyes
    wink; nictitate; nictate; blink.
    • The TV announcer never seems to blink

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pocket

  • noun a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pouch; sack.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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reversal

  • noun a change from one state to the opposite state
    • there was a reversal of autonomic function
  • noun an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
    blow; setback; reverse; black eye.

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wedding

  • noun the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
    hymeneals; wedding ceremony; nuptials.
  • noun the act of marrying; the nuptial ceremony
    marriage; marriage ceremony.
    • their marriage was conducted in the chapel

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living_will

  • noun a document written by someone still legally capable requesting that he should be allowed to die if subsequently severely disabled or suffering terminal illness
    • after he discovered he had AIDS he drew up a living will

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stay_of_execution

  • noun an order whereby a judgment is precluded from being executed for a specific period of time

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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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occupation_licence

  • noun a license to pursue a particular occupation
    occupation license.

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licking

  • noun an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
    defeat.
    • it was a narrow defeat
    • the army's only defeat
    • they suffered a convincing licking
  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    trouncing; whacking; drubbing; thrashing; lacing; beating.

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illegitimate

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

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release

  • noun merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    liberation; freeing.

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implication

  • noun something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)
    deduction; entailment.
    • his resignation had political implications
  • noun a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
    import; significance.
    • the significance of his remark became clear only later
    • the expectation was spread both by word and by implication

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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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ghoul

  • noun someone who takes bodies from graves and sells them for anatomical dissection
    graverobber; body snatcher.
  • noun an evil spirit or ghost

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mandatory

  • noun the recipient of a mandate
    mandatary.
  • noun a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and put under the tutelage of some other European power until they are able to stand by themselves
    mandate.

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reference

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

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branding

  • noun the act of stigmatizing
    stigmatisation; stigmatization.
  • verb burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals
    brand.

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liquor

  • noun an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
    hard drink; spirits; John Barleycorn; booze; hard liquor; strong drink.
  • noun a liquid substance that is a solution (or emulsion or suspension) used or obtained in an industrial process
    • waste liquors

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damnation

  • noun the act of damning
  • noun the state of being condemned to eternal punishment in Hell
    eternal damnation.

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cattle

  • noun domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age
    cows; kine; oxen; Bos taurus.
    • so many head of cattle
    • wait till the cows come home
    • seven thin and ill-favored kine"- Bible
    • a team of oxen

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testamentary

  • adjective of or relating to a will or testament or bequeathed by a will or testament

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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appropriation_bill

  • noun a legislative act proposing to authorize the expenditure of public funds for a specified purpose

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hijack

  • noun seizure of a vehicle in transit either to rob it or divert it to an alternate destination
    highjack.
  • verb take arbitrarily or by force
    commandeer; highjack; pirate.
    • The Cubans commandeered the plane and flew it to Miami

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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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interdiction

  • noun authoritative prohibition
  • noun a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity
    interdict.

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william_jennings_bryan

  • noun United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
    Bryan; Great Commoner; Boy Orator of the Platte.

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transgression

  • noun the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle
    evildoing.
    • the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father
  • noun the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata

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contraband

  • noun goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law
  • adjective satellite distributed or sold illicitly
    black-market; bootleg; black; smuggled.
    • the black economy pays no taxes

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occupational

  • adjective of or relating to the activity or business for which you are trained
    • occupational hazard

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pirate

  • noun someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own
    plagiarist; literary pirate; plagiariser; plagiarizer.
  • noun someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation
    buccaneer; sea robber; sea rover.

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hays

  • noun United States lawyer and politician who formulated a production code that prescribed the moral content of United States films from 1930 to 1966 (1879-1954)
    William Harrison Hays; Will Hays.
  • noun United States lawyer involved in several famous court trials (1881-1954)
    Arthur Garfield Hays.

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accord

  • noun harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
    agreement.
    • the two parties were in agreement
  • noun concurrence of opinion
    conformity; accordance.
    • we are in accord with your proposal

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statutory_offence

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

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felony

  • noun a serious crime (such as murder or arson)

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fulmination

  • noun thunderous verbal attack
    diatribe.
  • noun the act of exploding with noise and violence
    • his fulminations frightened the horses

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safecracker

  • noun a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents
    cracksman; safebreaker.

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deposer

  • noun a person who testifies or gives a deposition
    testifier; deponent.

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disorderly

  • adjective undisciplined and unruly
    • disorderly youths
    • disorderly conduct
  • adjective satellite in utter disorder
    topsy-turvy; jumbled; higgledy-piggledy; hugger-mugger.
    • a disorderly pile of clothes

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disdain

  • noun lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    scorn; despite; contempt.
    • he was held in contempt
    • the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
  • noun a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
    condescension; patronage.

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against

Abreast; opposite to; facing; towards; as, against the mouth of a river; -- in this sense often preceded by over.
Jacob saw the angels of God come against him. Tyndale.

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tough

  • noun someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
    street fighter.
  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie; hood.

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robert_macgregor

  • noun Scottish clan leader and outlaw who was the subject of a 1817 novel by Sir Walter Scott (1671-1734)
    MacGregor; Rob Roy.

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human_activity

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

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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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smuggler

  • noun someone who imports or exports without paying duties
    runner; contrabandist; moon curser; moon-curser.

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trust

  • noun something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
    • he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father
  • noun certainty based on past experience
    reliance.
    • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
    • he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun

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ether

  • noun the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
    quintessence.
  • noun any of a class of organic compounds that have two hydrocarbon groups linked by an oxygen atom

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alexander_the_great

  • noun king of Macedon; conqueror of Greece and Egypt and Persia; founder of Alexandria (356-323 BC)
    Alexander.

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chuck

  • noun informal terms for a meal
    eats; grub; chow.
  • noun the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade

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advert

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advertising; advertisement; advertizement; advertizing.
  • verb give heed (to)
    hang; give ear; attend; pay heed.
    • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
    • She hung on his every word
    • They attended to everything he said

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commission

  • noun a special group delegated to consider some matter
    committee.
    • a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
  • noun a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary)
    • he works on commission

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norman_conquest

  • noun the invasion and settlement of England by the Normans following the battle of Hastings (1066)

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holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Sherlock Holmes.
  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..

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proscription

  • noun a decree that prohibits something
    ban; prohibition.
  • noun rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
    banishment.

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barnburner

  • noun someone who burns down a barn
  • noun an impressively successful event
    • the rock concert was a real barnburner

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trespass

  • noun a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
  • noun entry to another's property without right or permission
    violation; encroachment; usurpation; intrusion.

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william_harrison_hays

  • noun United States lawyer and politician who formulated a production code that prescribed the moral content of United States films from 1930 to 1966 (1879-1954)
    Hays; Will Hays.

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air

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

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near

  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
  • adjective not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    close; nigh.
    • near neighbors
    • in the near future
    • they are near equals
    • his nearest approach to success
    • a very near thing
    • a near hit by the bomb
    • she was near tears
    • she was close to tears
    • had a close call

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aeroplane

  • noun an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    airplane; plane.
    • the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane

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working_papers

  • noun records kept of activities involved in carrying out a project
    • the auditor was required to produce his working papers
  • noun a legal document giving information required for employment of certain people in certain countries
    work papers; work permit.

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coconspirator

  • noun a member of a conspiracy
    machinator; plotter; conspirator.

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ii

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    deuce; 2; two.
  • adjective satellite being one more than one
    2; two.
    • he received two messages

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in

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

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exile

  • noun a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country
    expatriate; expat.
    • American expatriates
  • noun a person who is expelled from home or country by authority
    deportee.

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hebraism

  • noun Jews collectively who practice a religion based on the Torah and the Talmud
    Judaism; Jewish religion.

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safebreaker

  • noun a thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents
    cracksman; safecracker.

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patent

  • noun a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
    patent of invention.
  • noun an official document granting a right or privilege
    letters patent.

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search_warrant

  • noun a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to search for objects or people involved in the commission of a crime and to produce them in court; the warrant describes the locations where the officials may search

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make

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

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gag_order

  • noun a court order restricting information or comment by the participants involved in a lawsuit
    • imposing a gag order on members of the press violates the First Amendment

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muteness

  • noun the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak
    mutism.
    • her muteness was a consequence of her deafness
  • noun a refusal to speak when expected
    silence.
    • his silence about my contribution was surprising

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indictment

  • noun a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense
    bill of indictment.
  • noun an accusation of wrongdoing
    • the book is an indictment of modern philosophy

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forsaking

  • noun the act of forsaking
    giving up.
  • noun the act of giving something up
    desertion; abandonment.

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satellite

  • noun man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
    orbiter; artificial satellite.
  • noun a person who follows or serves another
    planet.

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advocate

  • noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    advocator; proponent; exponent.
  • noun a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    counsel; counselor-at-law; counsellor; pleader; counselor.

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peculator

  • noun someone who violates a trust by taking (money) for his own use
    defalcator; embezzler.

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oates

  • noun English conspirator who claimed that there was a Jesuit plot to assassinate Charles II (1649-1705)
    Titus Oates.
  • noun United States writer (born in 1938)
    Joyce Carol Oates.

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evil

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

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nix

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; zip; nil; nada; zero; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it
  • verb command against
    prohibit; forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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amicus

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anathema

  • noun a detested person
    bete noire.
    • he is an anathema to me
  • noun a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication

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writ_of_election

  • noun a writ ordering the holding of an election

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morrison_remick_waite

  • noun United States jurist who was appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874 by President Grant (1816-1888)
    Morrison Waite; Waite; Morrison R. Waite.

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moon-curser

  • noun someone who imports or exports without paying duties
    runner; contrabandist; smuggler; moon curser.

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stillness

  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; still.
    • the still of the night
  • noun calmness without winds
    windlessness.

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room

  • noun an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    • the rooms were very small but they had a nice view
  • noun space for movement
    elbow room; way.
    • room to pass
    • make way for
    • hardly enough elbow room to turn around

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impediment

  • noun something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    balk; handicap; baulk; check; hindrance; deterrent; hinderance.
  • noun any structure that makes progress difficult
    impedimenta; obstruction; obstructor; obstructer.

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subpoena

  • noun a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding; disobedience may be punishable as a contempt of court
    subpoena ad testificandum.
  • verb serve or summon with a subpoena
    • The witness and her records were subpoenaed

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racketeer_influenced_and_corrupt_organizations_act

  • noun law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions
    RICO; RICO Act; anti-racketeering law.

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papal_bull

  • noun a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)
    bull.

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perpetration

  • noun the act of committing a crime
    commission; committal.

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sentence

  • noun a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
    • he always spoke in grammatical sentences
  • noun (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
    condemnation; judgment of conviction; conviction.
    • the conviction came as no surprise

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charles_ii

  • noun as Charles II he was Holy Roman Emperor and as Charles I he was king of France (823-877)
    Charles I; Charles the Bald; Charles.
  • noun King of England and Scotland and Ireland during the Restoration (1630-1685)
    Charles.

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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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human

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

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looter

  • noun someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)
    spoiler; despoiler; plunderer; pillager; freebooter; raider.

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toughie

  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; tough; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; hood.
  • noun a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem
    poser; sticker; stumper.

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civil_law

  • noun the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
  • noun the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
    Justinian code; Roman law; jus civile.

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letter_of_marque

  • noun a license to a private citizen to seize property of another nation
    letter of mark and reprisal; letters of marque.

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exorciser

  • noun someone who practices exorcism
    exorcist.

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mohammedanism

  • noun the monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
    Muhammadanism; Islamism; Muslimism; Islam.
    • Islam is a complete way of life, not a Sunday religion
    • the term Muhammadanism is offensive to Muslims who believe that Allah, not Muhammad, founded their religion

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prison

  • noun a correctional institution where persons are confined while on trial or for punishment
    prison house.
  • noun a prisonlike situation; a place of seeming confinement
    prison house.

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patent_law

  • noun that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing patents

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save

  • noun (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    • the goalie made a brilliant save
    • the relief pitcher got credit for a save
  • verb save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    relieve; salvage; salve.

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enactment

  • noun the passing of a law by a legislative body
    passage.
  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    act.

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james

  • noun a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
    James IV.
  • noun the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    James II.

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disturbance_of_the_peace

  • noun any act of molesting, interrupting, hindering, agitating, or arousing from a state of repose or otherwise depriving inhabitants of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled
    disorderly behavior; disorderly conduct; breach of the peace.

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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insurgent

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    freedom fighter; rebel; insurrectionist.
  • noun a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    guerrilla; guerilla; irregular.

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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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broadcaster

  • noun someone who broadcasts on radio or television
  • noun a mechanical device for scattering something (seed or fertilizer or sand etc.) in all directions
    spreader.

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officer

  • noun any person in the armed services who holds a position of authority or command
    military officer.
    • an officer is responsible for the lives of his men
  • noun someone who is appointed or elected to an office and who holds a position of trust
    officeholder.
    • he is an officer of the court
    • the club elected its officers for the coming year

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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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warren

  • noun United States writer and poet (1905-1989)
    Robert Penn Warren.
  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
    Earl Warren.

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stipendiary

  • noun (United Kingdom) a paid magistrate (appointed by the Home Secretary) dealing with police cases
    stipendiary magistrate.
  • adjective pertaining to or of the nature of a stipend or allowance
    • stipendiary funds

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attorney

  • noun a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
    lawyer.

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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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driver's_licence

  • noun a license authorizing the bearer to drive a motor vehicle
    driving license; driver's license; driving licence.

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excerpt

  • noun a passage selected from a larger work
    excerption; extract; selection.
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings
  • verb take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
    take out; extract.

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holdup

  • noun robbery at gunpoint
    armed robbery; stickup; heist.
  • noun the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
    delay.

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surge_suppressor

  • noun electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in current
    spike arrester; surge protector; spike suppressor; lightning arrester.

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election

  • noun a vote to select the winner of a position or political office
    • the results of the election will be announced tonight
  • noun the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice
    • her election of medicine as a profession

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escape

  • noun the act of escaping physically
    flight.
    • he made his escape from the mental hospital
    • the canary escaped from its cage
    • his flight was an indication of his guilt
  • noun an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
    escapism.
    • romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life
    • his alcohol problem was a form of escapism

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proceeding

  • noun (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
    legal proceeding; proceedings.
  • verb continue talking
    carry on; continue; proceed; go on.
    • I know it's hard," he continued, "but there is no choice
    • carry on--pretend we are not in the room

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false_pretence

  • noun (law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation
    false pretense.

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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armed

  • adjective (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
    • armed robbery
  • verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    build up; gird; fortify; arm.
    • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
    • troops are building up on the Iraqi border

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conquering

  • noun the act of conquering
    subjection; conquest; subjugation.
  • verb to put down by force or authority
    inhibit; stamp down; subdue; suppress; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires

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jack_the_ripper

  • noun an unidentified English murderer in the 19th century

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judicial_decision

  • noun (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
    judgement; judgment.

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blackmail

  • noun extortion of money by threats to divulge discrediting information
  • verb exert pressure on someone through threats
    pressure; blackjack.

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constructive

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

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discount

  • noun the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
    deduction; price reduction.
  • noun interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
    bank discount; discount rate.

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bolt

  • noun a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
    thunderbolt; bolt of lightning.
  • noun a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

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letters_of_marque

  • noun a license to a private citizen to seize property of another nation
    letter of mark and reprisal; letter of marque.

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garnishee

  • noun a wage earner who is served with a garnishment
  • verb take a debtor's wages on legal orders, such as for child support
    garnish.
    • His employer garnished his wages in order to pay his debt

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shariah

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

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majority_opinion

  • noun the opinion joined by a majority of the court (generally known simply as `the opinion')

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choke

  • noun a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
    choke coil; choking coil.
  • noun a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine

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scarface

  • noun United States gangster who terrorized Chicago during prohibition until arrested for tax evasion (1899-1947)
    Alphonse Capone; Capone; Al Capone.

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comminate

  • verb curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
    accurse; execrate; anathematise; anathemise; anathemize; anathematize.

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trafficker

  • noun someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money
    vender; vendor; marketer; seller.

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civil

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

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infraction

  • noun a crime less serious than a felony
    violation; infringement; misdemeanor; misdemeanour.

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oliver_cromwell

  • noun English general and statesman who led the parliamentary army in the English Civil War (1599-1658)
    Cromwell; Ironsides.

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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dissenting

  • adjective satellite disagreeing, especially with a majority
    dissentient; dissident.
  • verb withhold assent
    dissent.
    • Several Republicans dissented

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illicitness

  • noun the quality of not conforming strictly to law

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attestant

  • noun (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature
    attestor; attestator; witness.
  • noun someone who affirms or vouches for the correctness or truth or genuineness of something
    attester.

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legislation

  • noun law enacted by a legislative body
    statute law.
  • noun the act of making or enacting laws
    legislating; lawmaking.

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fraudulent_scheme

  • noun an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
    racket; illegitimate enterprise.

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occupational_safety_and_health_act

  • noun a law passed by the United States Congress that created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent employees from being injured or contracting diseases in the course of their employment
    federal job safety law.

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raper

  • noun someone who forces another to have sexual intercourse
    rapist.

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war

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    warfare.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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medium

  • noun a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  • noun the surrounding environment
    • fish require an aqueous medium

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immorality

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

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temporary_removal

  • noun a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc)
    suspension.

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incorporation

  • noun consolidating two or more things; union in (or into) one body
  • noun learning (of values or attitudes etc.) that is incorporated within yourself
    internalisation; internalization.

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bounce

  • noun the quality of a substance that is able to rebound
    bounciness.
  • noun a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    spring; leaping; bound; leap; saltation.

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mandatory_injunction

  • noun injunction requiring the performance of some specific act

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syndicate

  • noun a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
    mob; family; crime syndicate.
  • noun an association of companies for some definite purpose
    consortium; pool.

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counsel

  • noun a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    counselor-at-law; counsellor; advocate; pleader; counselor.
  • noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
    counseling; guidance; direction; counselling.

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inside

  • noun the region that is inside of something
    interior.
  • noun the inner or enclosed surface of something
    interior.

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yakuza

  • noun a Japanese gangster
  • noun organized crime in Japan; an alliance of criminal organizations and illegal enterprises

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turn_out

  • verb be shown or be found to be
    turn up; prove.
    • She proved to be right
    • The medicine turned out to save her life
    • She turned up HIV positive
  • verb prove to be in the result or end
    • It turns out that he was right

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rerun

  • noun a program that is broadcast again
    • she likes to watch `I love Lucy' reruns
  • verb broadcast again, as of a film
    rebroadcast.

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lettre_de_cachet

  • noun a warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal
    cachet.

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bonney

  • noun United States outlaw who was said to have killed 21 men (1859-1881)
    William H. Bonney; Billie the Kid.

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fieri_facias

  • noun a writ ordering a levy on the belongings of a debtor to satisfy the debt

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nudity

  • noun the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind
    nakedness; nudeness.

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sidestep

  • noun a step to one side (as in boxing or dancing)
  • verb avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
    dodge; fudge; evade; parry; elude; skirt; duck; hedge; circumvent; put off.
    • He dodged the issue
    • she skirted the problem
    • They tend to evade their responsibilities
    • he evaded the questions skillfully

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evidence

  • noun your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
    grounds.
    • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling
  • noun an indication that makes something evident
    • his trembling was evidence of his fear

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moll

  • noun the girlfriend of a gangster
    gun moll; gangster's moll.

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dealer

  • noun someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
    trader; bargainer; monger.
  • noun a firm engaged in trading

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graft

  • noun (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
    transplant.
  • noun the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
    bribery.

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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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stock_power

  • noun a power of attorney document to transfer ownership of a registered security from the owner to another party

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maledict

  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    imprecate; curse; anathemise; damn; bedamn; anathemize; beshrew.
    • The bad witch cursed the child
  • adjective satellite under a curse
    accurst; accursed.

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republic

  • noun a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
    commonwealth; democracy.
  • noun a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch
    • the head of state in a republic is usually a president

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war_machine

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; military; armed services; military 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

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papers

  • noun writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
    document; written document.
  • noun a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
    paper.

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test

  • noun trying something to find out about it
    trial; trial run; tryout.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain
  • noun any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
    mental testing; mental test; psychometric test.
    • the test was standardized on a large sample of students

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nuance

  • noun a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
    nicety; refinement; subtlety; shade.
    • without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor
    • don't argue about shades of meaning

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handicap

  • noun the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness
    impairment; disablement; disability.
    • reading disability
    • hearing impairment
  • noun advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning

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arnold

  • noun English poet and literary critic (1822-1888)
    Matthew Arnold.
  • noun United States general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled (1741-1801)
    Benedict Arnold.

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law_offender

  • noun someone who violates the law
    violator; lawbreaker.

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trial_attorney

  • noun a lawyer who specializes in defending clients before a court of law
    trial lawyer.

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stigmatisation

  • noun the act of stigmatizing
    branding; stigmatization.

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morrison_r._waite

  • noun United States jurist who was appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1874 by President Grant (1816-1888)
    Morrison Waite; Waite; Morrison Remick Waite.

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affidavit

  • noun written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath

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lawbreaker

  • noun someone who violates the law
    law offender; violator.

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notification

  • noun an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative
    presentment.
  • noun informing by words
    telling; apprisal.

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push

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

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terrorization

  • noun the act of inspiring with fear
    terrorisation; frightening.
  • noun an act of terrorism
    terrorisation.

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precedent

  • noun an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
    case in point.
  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    common law; case law.

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hijacker

  • noun a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
    road agent; highwayman; highjacker.
  • noun someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination
    highjacker.

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recidivist

  • noun someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
    repeater; habitual criminal.
  • noun someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
    backslider; reversionist.

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throw_out

  • verb force to leave or move out
    kick out; expel.
    • He was expelled from his native country
  • verb throw or cast away
    dispose; cast aside; throw away; fling; toss; cast away; chuck out; cast out; put away; discard; toss out; toss away.
    • Put away your worries

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battle

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    engagement; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    struggle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition

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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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briber

  • noun someone who pays (or otherwise incites) you to commit a wrongful act
    suborner.

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venire_facias

  • noun a judicial writ ordering a sheriff to summon people for jury duty

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passage

  • noun the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    transition.
  • noun a section of text; particularly a section of medium length

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recurrence

  • noun happening again (especially at regular intervals)
    return.
    • the return of spring

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charge

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

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terror

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    panic; affright.
  • noun a person who inspires fear or dread
    threat; scourge.
    • he was the terror of the neighborhood

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permanent_injunction

  • noun injunction issued on completion of a trial
    final injunction.

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securities_law

  • noun the body of laws governing the issuance and selling of securities

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adjudicator

  • noun a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes

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permissive

  • adjective not preventive
  • adjective granting or inclined or able to grant permission; not strict in discipline
    • direct primary legislation is largely permissive rather than prescriptive
    • permissive parents

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terrorisation

  • noun the act of inspiring with fear
    terrorization; frightening.
  • noun an act of terrorism
    terrorization.

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tazir_crime

  • noun (Islam) minor crimes committed by Muslims; crimes that are not mentioned in the Koran so judges are free to punish the offender in any appropriate way
    • in some Islamic nations Tazir crimes are set by legislation

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choice

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; pick.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the act of choosing or selecting
    pick; selection; option.
    • your choice of colors was unfortunate
    • you can take your pick

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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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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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ecclesiastical_law

  • noun the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
    canon law.

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gun

  • noun a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
  • noun large but transportable armament
    heavy weapon; ordnance; artillery.

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leave

  • noun the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    leave of absence.
    • a ten day's leave to visit his mother
  • noun permission to do something
    • she was granted leave to speak

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scire_facias

  • noun a judicial writ based on some record and requiring the party against whom it is brought to show cause why the record should not be enforced or annulled

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earl_warren

  • noun United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
    Warren.

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arrest_warrant

  • noun a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to court
    bench warrant.

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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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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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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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revolution

  • noun a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
    • the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution
  • noun the overthrow of a government by those who are governed

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bravo

  • noun a murderer (especially one who kills a prominent political figure) who kills by a surprise attack and often is hired to do the deed
    assassin; assassinator.
    • his assassins were hunted down like animals
    • assassinators of kings and emperors
  • noun a cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance

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injunction

  • noun a formal command or admonition
  • noun (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity
    cease and desist order; enjoining; enjoinment.
    • injunction were formerly obtained by writ but now by a judicial order

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inside_job

  • noun some transgression committed with the assistance of someone trusted by the victim
    • the police decided that the crime was an inside job

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rapist

  • noun someone who forces another to have sexual intercourse
    raper.

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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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constitution

  • noun law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
    organic law; fundamental law.
  • noun the act of forming or establishing something
    formation; organisation; establishment; organization.
    • the constitution of a PTA group last year
    • it was the establishment of his reputation
    • he still remembers the organization of the club

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old_testament

  • noun the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible

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corporation_law

  • noun that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing corporations

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fraud_in_fact

  • noun actual deceit; concealing something or making a false representation with an evil intent to cause injury to another
    positive fraud.

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barratry

  • noun traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments
    simony.
  • noun the crime of a judge whose judgment is influenced by bribery

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current

  • noun a flow of electricity through a conductor
    electric current.
    • the current was measured in amperes
  • noun a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
    stream.
    • the raft floated downstream on the current
    • he felt a stream of air
    • the hose ejected a stream of water

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triggerman

  • noun a professional killer who uses a gun
    hit man; gunslinger; hired gun; shooter; gun; hitman; gunman; torpedo; gun for hire.

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international

  • adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    • international affairs
    • an international agreement
    • international waters
  • noun any of several international socialist organizations

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appeal

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

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suppress

  • verb to put down by force or authority
    inhibit; stamp down; subdue; curb; conquer.
    • suppress a nascent uprising
    • stamp down on littering
    • conquer one's desires
  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; oppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists

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collateral

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

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ship

  • noun a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  • verb transport commercially
    send; transport.

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transportation

  • noun a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    transit; transportation system.
  • noun the act of moving something from one location to another
    transfer; conveyance; transport; transferral.

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conjuror

  • noun someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
    illusionist; prestidigitator; conjurer; magician.
  • noun a witch doctor who practices conjury
    conjurer; conjure man.

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apache

  • noun a Parisian gangster
  • noun any member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico); fought a losing battle from 1861 to 1886 with the United States and were resettled in Oklahoma

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sieve

  • noun a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
    screen.
  • verb examine in order to test suitability
    sort; screen; screen out.
    • screen these samples
    • screen the job applicants

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fratricide

  • noun a person who murders their brother or sister
  • noun fire that injures or kills an ally
    friendly fire.

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common_law

  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    case law; precedent.
  • noun a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
    case law; precedent.
    • common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States

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plotter

  • noun a planner who draws up a personal scheme of action
    schemer.
  • noun a clerk who marks data on a chart
    mapper.

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expulsion

  • noun the act of forcing out someone or something
    riddance; ejection; exclusion.
    • the ejection of troublemakers by the police
    • the child's expulsion from school
  • noun squeezing out by applying pressure
    extrusion.
    • an unexpected extrusion of toothpaste from the bottom of the tube
    • the expulsion of pus from the pimple

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trial

  • noun the act of testing something
    test; run.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial
  • noun trying something to find out about it
    test; trial run; tryout.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain

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marriage_license

  • noun a license authorizing two people to marry
    marriage licence; wedding license; wedding licence.

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matrimonial

  • adjective of or relating to the state of marriage
    married; marital.
    • marital status
    • marital fidelity
    • married bliss

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subverter

  • noun a radical supporter of political or social revolution
    revolutionary; subversive; revolutionist.

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elect

  • noun an exclusive group of people
    chosen.
    • one of the elect who have power inside the government
  • verb select by a vote for an office or membership
    • We elected him chairman of the board

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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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justiciary

  • noun formerly a high judicial officer
    justiciar.
  • noun the jurisdiction of a justiciar

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bribery

  • noun the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
    graft.

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highjacker

  • noun someone who uses force to take over a vehicle (especially an airplane) in order to reach an alternative destination
    hijacker.
  • noun a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
    hijacker; road agent; highwayman.

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fake

  • noun something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    postiche; sham.
  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; pretender; sham.

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sex_crime

  • 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; sexual assault; sex offense.
    • most states have replaced the common law definition of rape with statutes defining sexual assault

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salmon_portland_chase

  • noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
    Salmon P. Chase; Chase.

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working

  • noun a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
    workings.
  • verb exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
    work.
    • I will work hard to improve my grades
    • she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor

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subvert

  • verb cause the downfall of; of rulers
    bring down; overturn; overthrow.
    • The Czar was overthrown
    • subvert the ruling class
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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hearsay_rule

  • noun a rule that declares not admissible as evidence any statement other than that by a witness

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papal

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

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certiorari

  • noun a common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case
    writ of certiorari.

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prosecutor

  • noun a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state
    prosecuting attorney; public prosecutor; prosecuting officer.

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jail_bird

  • noun a criminal who has been jailed repeatedly
    jailbird; gaolbird.

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organized

  • adjective formed into a structured or coherent whole
  • verb create (as an entity)
    organize; organise; form.
    • social groups form everywhere
    • They formed a company

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invocation

  • noun a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
    supplication.
  • noun an incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil

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stain

  • noun a soiled or discolored appearance
    discolouration; discoloration.
    • the wine left a dark stain
  • noun (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make struc