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restrain

  • verb keep under control; keep in check
    keep back; hold back; keep.
    • suppress a smile
    • Keep your temper
    • keep your cool
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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alien

  • noun a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
    noncitizen; foreigner; outlander.
  • noun anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
    unknown; stranger.

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executing

  • noun putting a condemned person to death
    execution; death penalty; capital punishment.
  • verb kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
    execute; put to death.
    • In some states, criminals are executed

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skim

  • noun a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
    • there was a thin skim of oil on the water
  • noun reading or glancing through quickly
    skimming.

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hanging

  • noun decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
    wall hanging.
    • the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
  • noun a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    • in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment

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spartan

  • adjective satellite resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity
    • spartan courage
  • noun a resident of Sparta

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flash

  • noun a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun a momentary brightness

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sufferer

  • noun a person suffering from an illness
    sick person; diseased person.
  • noun one who suffers for the sake of principle
    martyr.

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to

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

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compensate

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

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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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angulate

  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angular.

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sorry

  • adjective feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    bad; regretful.
    • felt regretful over his vanished youth
    • regretful over mistakes she had made
    • he felt bad about breaking the vase
  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; lamentable; deplorable.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs

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puritanical

  • adjective of or relating to Puritans or Puritanism
  • adjective satellite exaggeratedly proper
    prissy; square-toed; straight-laced; straitlaced; strait-laced; tight-laced; victorian; prudish; prim; straightlaced; priggish.
    • my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts

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poor_devil

  • noun someone you feel sorry for
    wretch.

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conjecture

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

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string

  • noun a lightweight cord
    twine.
  • noun stringed instruments that are played with a bow
    bowed stringed instrument.
    • the strings played superlatively well

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sitting

  • noun (photography) the act of assuming a certain position (as for a photograph or portrait)
    posing.
    • he wanted his portrait painted but couldn't spare time for the sitting
  • noun the act of assuming or maintaining a seated position
    • he read the mystery at one sitting

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blanket

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

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detention

  • noun a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
    hold; custody; detainment.
    • his detention was politically motivated
    • the prisoner is on hold
    • he is in the custody of police
  • noun a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home
    • the detention of tardy pupils

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fat

  • noun a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
    • pizza has too much fat
  • noun a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
    fatty tissue; adipose tissue.
    • fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

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nonlegal

  • adjective satellite not regulated or sanctioned by law
    extralegal.
    • there were only extralegal recourses for their grievances

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minded

  • adjective satellite (used in combination) mentally oriented toward something specified
    • civic-minded
    • career-minded
  • verb be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
    mind.
    • I don't mind your behavior

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fall

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

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amerce

  • verb punish with an arbitrary penalty
  • verb punish by a fine imposed arbitrarily by the discretion of the court

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cool

  • noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    • the cool of early morning
  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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beating

  • noun the act of overcoming or outdoing
    whipping.
  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    trouncing; whacking; drubbing; thrashing; licking; lacing.

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shock

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    daze; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
    impact.
    • the armies met in the shock of battle

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punching_bag

  • noun a person on whom another person vents their anger
    • he resigned because his boss used him as a punching bag
  • noun an inflated ball or bag that is suspended and punched for training in boxing
    punching ball; punch bag; punchball.

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reformable

  • adjective satellite susceptible to improvement or reform
    redeemable.
    • a redeemable sinner

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guy

  • noun an informal term for a youth or man
    bozo; hombre; cat.
    • a nice guy
    • the guy's only doing it for some doll
  • noun an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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regret

  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    sorrow; ruefulness; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game
  • verb feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
    repent; rue.

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put_one_across

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

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direct

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

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approximation

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    estimate; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)

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disciplined

  • adjective satellite obeying the rules
  • verb develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    discipline; train; check; condition.
    • Parents must discipline their children
    • Is this dog trained?

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make_up

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

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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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odd

  • adjective not divisible by two
    uneven.
  • adjective satellite not easily explained
    • it is odd that his name is never mentioned

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port

  • noun a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  • noun sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
    port wine.

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substitute

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

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penalise

  • verb impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on
    penalize; punish.
    • The students were penalized for showing up late for class
    • we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again

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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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paddle

  • noun small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games
  • noun a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel

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suspect

  • noun someone who is under suspicion
  • noun a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused
    defendant.

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dishonored

  • adjective satellite suffering shame
    disgraced; discredited; shamed.
  • verb bring shame or dishonor upon
    disgrace; dishonour; dishonor; attaint; shame.
    • he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime

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capital

  • noun assets available for use in the production of further assets
    working capital.
  • noun wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value

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public

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; populace.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  • noun a body of people sharing some common interest
    • the reading public

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poky

  • noun a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
    slammer; pokey; gaol; jail; jailhouse; clink.
  • adjective satellite wasting time
    dilatory; laggard; pokey.

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stern

  • noun the rear part of a ship
    poop; quarter; after part; tail.
  • noun United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
    Isaac Stern.

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full

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full-of-the-moon; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
  • verb beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
    • full the cloth

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trouncing

  • noun a sound defeat
    drubbing; whipping; thrashing; slaughter; debacle; walloping.
  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    whacking; drubbing; thrashing; licking; lacing; beating.

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pay_off

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

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loose

  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; free; release; liberate.
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    let loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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kick_in_the_butt

  • noun punishment inflicted by kicking the victim in the behind

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rue

  • noun European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy
    herb of grace; Ruta graveolens.
  • noun leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy

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dry

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

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boy

  • noun a youthful male person
    male child.
    • the baby was a boy
    • she made the boy brush his teeth every night
    • most soldiers are only boys in uniform
  • noun a friendly informal reference to a grown man
    • he likes to play golf with the boys

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self-restraining

  • adjective satellite used of nonindulgent persons
    self-disciplined.

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elaborate

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • The bee elaborates honey

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guilty

  • adjective responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act
    • guilty of murder
    • the guilty person
    • secret guilty deeds
  • adjective satellite showing a sense of guilt
    hangdog; shamefaced; shamed.
    • a guilty look
    • the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater

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social

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    societal.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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larrup

  • verb give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
    paddle; spank.

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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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reclaim

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

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straw

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

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string_up

  • verb kill by hanging
    hang.
    • The murderer was hanged on Friday
  • verb add as if on a string
    string.
    • string these ideas together
    • string up these songs and you'll have a musical

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utopian

  • noun an idealistic (but usually impractical) social reformer
    • a Utopian believes in the ultimate perfectibility of man
  • adjective of or pertaining to or resembling a utopia
    • a Utopian novel

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duck

  • noun small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
  • noun (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
    duck's egg.

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punch

  • noun (boxing) a blow with the fist
    biff; clout; poke; lick; slug.
    • I gave him a clout on his nose
  • noun an iced mixed drink usually containing alcohol and prepared for multiple servings; normally served in a punch bowl

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market

  • noun the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
    market place; marketplace.
    • without competition there would be no market
    • they were driven from the marketplace
  • noun the customers for a particular product or service
    • before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it

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discriminative

  • adjective satellite capable of making fine distinctions
    discriminatory.
  • adjective satellite expressing careful judgment
    judicial.
    • discriminative censure
    • a biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"-Tyler Dennett

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illegal

  • adjective prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
    • an illegal chess move

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whipping

  • noun beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    flogging; lashing; tanning; flagellation.
  • noun a sound defeat
    trouncing; drubbing; thrashing; slaughter; debacle; walloping.

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put_one_over

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

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mediate

  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    intermediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement
  • verb occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others
    • mediate between the old and the new

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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contrite

  • adjective satellite feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
    rueful; remorseful; ruthful.

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strike

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

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theoretical

  • adjective concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations
    theoretic.
    • theoretical science
  • adjective concerned with theories rather than their practical applications
    • theoretical physics

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sort

  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    kind; form; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?
  • noun an approximate definition or example
    • she wore a sort of magenta dress
    • she served a creamy sort of dessert thing

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strike_back

  • verb make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil
    retaliate.
    • The Empire strikes back
    • The Giants struck back and won the opener
    • The Israeli army retaliated for the Hamas bombing

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assessable

  • adjective satellite capable of being assessed especially for the purpose of taxation
  • adjective satellite capable of being considered carefully
    • the assessable qualities of art

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under-the-counter

  • adjective satellite done or sold illicitly and secretly;

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warm

  • verb get warm or warmer
    warm up.
    • The soup warmed slowly on the stove
  • verb make warm or warmer
    • The blanket will warm you

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stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

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ashamed

  • adjective feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse
    • are you ashamed for having lied?
    • felt ashamed of my torn coat

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blindfold

  • noun a cloth used to cover the eyes
  • verb cover the eyes of (someone) to prevent him from seeing
    • the hostage was blindfolded and driven away

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flagellum

  • noun a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
    scourge.
  • noun a lash-like appendage used for locomotion (e.g., in sperm cells and some bacteria and protozoa)

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pretend

  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    make-believe.
    • it was just pretend
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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chastise

  • verb censure severely
    objurgate; chasten; castigate; correct.
    • She chastised him for his insensitive remarks

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extralegal

  • adjective satellite not regulated or sanctioned by law
    nonlegal.
    • there were only extralegal recourses for their grievances

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meliorative

  • adjective satellite tending to ameliorate
    ameliorative; ameliorating; amelioratory.

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appraisal

  • noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
    assessment.
  • noun a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
    estimate; estimation.

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proof

  • noun any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
    cogent evidence.
    • if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it
  • noun a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

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tar

  • noun any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue
    pitch.
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; Jack; seafarer; mariner.

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give

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

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atone

  • verb make amends for
    aby; expiate; abye.
    • expiate one's sins
  • verb turn away from sin or do penitence
    repent.

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nonexempt

  • adjective (of goods or funds) subject to taxation
    taxable.
    • taxable income
    • nonexempt property
  • adjective (of persons) not exempt from an obligation or liability

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self-abnegating

  • adjective satellite used especially of behavior
    renunciative; self-denying; renunciant.

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martyr

  • noun one who suffers for the sake of principle
    sufferer.
  • noun one who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty for refusing to renounce their religion

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dress

  • noun a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
    frock.
  • noun clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
    garb; attire.
    • formal attire
    • battle dress

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lamb

  • noun young sheep
  • noun English essayist (1775-1834)
    Charles Lamb; Elia.

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hot

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

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put_away

  • verb place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
    lock up; shut up; lock; lock in; shut away; lock away.
    • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
    • She locked her jewels in the safe
  • verb throw or cast away
    dispose; cast aside; throw away; fling; toss; cast away; chuck out; throw out; cast out; discard; toss out; toss away.
    • Put away your worries

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goat

  • noun any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
    caprine animal.
  • noun a victim of ridicule or pranks
    stooge; laughingstock; butt.

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even_out

  • verb adjust for
    even off; make up; compensate; counterbalance; even up; correct.
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
  • verb make level or straight
    even; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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halter

  • noun rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
    hackamore.
  • noun a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
    hempen necktie; hemp; hangman's halter; hangman's rope.

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blear

  • verb make dim or indistinct
    blur.
    • The fog blurs my vision
  • adjective satellite tired to the point of exhaustion
    blear-eyed; bleary; bleary-eyed.

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disgraced

  • adjective satellite suffering shame
    discredited; dishonored; shamed.
  • verb bring shame or dishonor upon
    disgrace; dishonour; dishonor; attaint; shame.
    • he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime

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lag

  • noun the act of slowing down or falling behind
    retardation; slowdown.
  • noun the time between one event, process, or period and another
    meantime; interim; meanwhile.
    • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

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emendation

  • noun a correction by emending; a correction resulting from critical editing

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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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chump

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; mark.

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coagulate

  • verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
    clot.
    • coagulated blood
  • verb cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
    clot.

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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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amelioratory

  • adjective satellite tending to ameliorate
    ameliorative; ameliorating; meliorative.

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penitentiary

  • noun a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
    pen.
  • adjective satellite used for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers
    • penitentiary institutions

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austere

  • adjective satellite severely simple
    severe; stark; stern.
    • a stark interior
  • adjective satellite of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
    stern.
    • an austere expression
    • a stern face

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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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counter

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

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nonindulgent

  • adjective characterized by strictness, severity, or restraint
    strict.

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burning_at_the_stake

  • noun execution by fire
    burning.

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befool

  • verb make a fool or dupe of
    fool; gull.
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; dupe; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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jail

  • noun a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
    slammer; pokey; gaol; jailhouse; clink; poky.
  • verb lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    incarcerate; jug; remand; lag; immure; gaol; put away; imprison; put behind bars.
    • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
    • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life

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capital_punishment

  • noun putting a condemned person to death
    executing; execution; death penalty.

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remand

  • noun the act of sending an accused person back into custody to await trial (or the continuation of the trial)
  • verb refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision
    send back; remit.

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retaliate

  • verb take revenge for a perceived wrong
    revenge; avenge.
    • He wants to avenge the murder of his brother
  • verb make a counterattack and return like for like, especially evil for evil
    strike back.
    • The Empire strikes back
    • The Giants struck back and won the opener
    • The Israeli army retaliated for the Hamas bombing

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capsulate

  • verb enclose in a capsule
    capsule; capsulise; capsulize.
  • adjective satellite used of seeds or spores that are enclosed in a capsule
    capsulated.

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victimise

  • verb make a victim of
    victimize.
    • I was victimized by this con-man
  • verb punish unjustly
    victimize.

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misbranded

  • adjective satellite branded or labeled falsely and in violation of statutory requirements
    mislabeled.
    • confiscated the misbranded drugs

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repair

  • noun the act of putting something in working order again
    reparation; fixing; fix; mending; fixture; mend.
  • noun a formal way of referring to the condition of something
    • the building was in good repair

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over

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

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repentant

  • adjective feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
    penitent.

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moralise

  • verb interpret the moral meaning of
    moralize.
    • moralize a story
  • verb speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements
    preachify; moralize; sermonise; sermonize.
    • This man always sermonizes

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still

  • noun a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; stillness.
    • the still of the night

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perfect

  • noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
    perfective; perfect tense; perfective tense.
  • verb make perfect or complete
    hone.
    • perfect your French in Paris!

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surmisal

  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; conjecture; supposition; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.

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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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corporal_punishment

  • noun the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime

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lapidation

  • noun the act of pelting with stones; punishment inflicted by throwing stones at the victim (even unto death)
    stoning.

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better

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

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take_in

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

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quantise

  • verb approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values
    quantize.
  • verb apply quantum theory to; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor
    quantize.
    • Quantize gravity

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criminal

  • noun someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    malefactor; crook; outlaw; felon.
  • adjective satellite bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
    condemnable; deplorable; vicious; reprehensible.
    • a criminal waste of talent
    • a deplorable act of violence
    • adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife

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fool

  • noun a person who lacks good judgment
    saphead; sap; tomfool; muggins.
  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.

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retributive

  • adjective satellite of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
    retributory; retaliatory; relatiative; vindicatory.
    • retributive justice demands an eye for an eye
  • adjective satellite given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
    retributory; vindicatory.
    • retributive justice

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sucker

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.
  • noun a shoot arising from a plant's roots

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pay_back

  • verb act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
    repay; reward.
  • verb take vengeance on or get even
    fix; get; pay off.
    • We'll get them!
    • That'll fix him good!
    • This time I got him

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cover

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

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punitory

  • adjective inflicting punishment
    punitive.
    • punitive justice
    • punitive damages

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reformatory

  • noun correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders
    training school; reform school.
  • adjective satellite tending to reform
    reformative.
    • reformative and rehabilitative agencies
    • reformatory punishment

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payback

  • noun financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)
  • noun the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19
    retribution; vengeance.
    • Vengeance is mine
    • For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield
    • he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him
    • the swiftness of divine retribution

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hunted

  • adjective satellite reflecting the fear or terror of one who is hunted
    • the hopeless hunted look on the prisoner's face
    • a glitter of apprehension in her hunted eyes
  • verb pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
    hunt down; hunt; run; track down.
    • Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland
    • The dogs are running deer
    • The Duke hunted in these woods

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embezzled

  • adjective satellite taken for your own use in violation of a trust
    misappropriated.
    • the banker absconded with embezzled funds
  • verb appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
    embezzle; misappropriate; defalcate; malversate; peculate.
    • The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family

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chasten

  • verb censure severely
    objurgate; chastise; castigate; correct.
    • She chastised him for his insensitive remarks
  • verb restrain
    moderate; temper.

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assess

  • verb evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    evaluate; measure; value; valuate; appraise.
    • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
    • access all the factors when taking a risk
  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; seat; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; ass; behind; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

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execute

  • verb kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
    put to death.
    • In some states, criminals are executed
  • verb murder in a planned fashion
    • The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed

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sublimate

  • noun the product of vaporization of a solid
  • verb direct energy or urges into useful activities

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whacking

  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    trouncing; drubbing; thrashing; licking; lacing; beating.
  • verb hit hard
    wham; whop; whack; wallop.
    • The teacher whacked the boy

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disciplinal

  • adjective satellite designed to promote discipline
    disciplinary; corrective.
    • the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional
    • disciplinal measures
    • the mother was stern and disciplinary

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debug

  • verb locate and correct errors in a computer program code
    • debug this program

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cruel_and_unusual_punishment

  • noun punishment prohibited by the 8th amendment to the U.S. Constitution; includes torture or degradation or punishment too severe for the crime committed

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correctional

  • adjective satellite concerned with or providing correction
    • a correctional institution

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blinder

  • noun blind consisting of a leather eyepatch sewn to the side of the halter that prevents a horse from seeing something on either side
    winker; blinker.
  • adjective unable to see
    blind; unsighted.
    • a person is blind to the extent that he must devise alternative techniques to do efficiently those things he would do with sight if he had normal vision"--Kenneth Jernigan

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idea

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    thought.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun your intention; what you intend to do
    mind.
    • he had in mind to see his old teacher
    • the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces

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retaliation

  • noun action taken in return for an injury or offense
    revenge.

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punitive

  • adjective inflicting punishment
    punitory.
    • punitive justice
    • punitive damages

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castigate

  • verb censure severely
    objurgate; chastise; chasten; correct.
    • She chastised him for his insensitive remarks
  • verb inflict severe punishment on

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extrajudicial

  • adjective satellite beyond the usual course of legal proceedings; legally unwarranted
    • an extrajudicial penalty

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out

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

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shamefaced

  • adjective satellite extremely modest or shy
    • cheerfully bearing reproaches but shamefaced at praise"- H.O.Taylor
  • adjective satellite showing a sense of shame
    sheepish.

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unlawful

  • adjective satellite not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention
    improper; unconventional.
    • an unconventional marriage
    • improper banking practices
  • adjective contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
    • unlawful measures
    • unlawful money
    • unlawful hunters

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activist

  • noun a militant reformer
    militant.
  • adjective satellite advocating or engaged in activism
    activistic.

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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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avenge

  • verb take revenge for a perceived wrong
    retaliate; revenge.
    • He wants to avenge the murder of his brother

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pokey

  • noun a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
    slammer; gaol; jail; jailhouse; clink; poky.
  • adjective satellite wasting time
    dilatory; laggard; poky.

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medicine

  • noun the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    medical specialty.
  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicament; medication; medicinal drug.

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reformist

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; social reformer; crusader.
  • adjective satellite favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
    reform-minded; progressive.

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size

  • noun the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
    • a wolf is about the size of a large dog
  • noun the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
    • he wears a size 13 shoe

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amendatory

  • adjective satellite effecting amendment
    • added amendatory phrases to the text

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correct

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

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dirt

  • noun the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
    soil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    grease; filth; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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revenge

  • noun action taken in return for an injury or offense
    retaliation.
  • verb take revenge for a perceived wrong
    retaliate; avenge.
    • He wants to avenge the murder of his brother

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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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gaol

  • noun a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
    slammer; pokey; jail; jailhouse; clink; poky.
  • verb lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    incarcerate; jug; remand; lag; immure; jail; put away; imprison; put behind bars.
    • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
    • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life

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lucrative

  • adjective satellite producing a sizeable profit
    moneymaking; remunerative.
    • a remunerative business

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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estimate

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    approximation; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
    estimation.
    • many factors are involved in any estimate of human life
    • in my estimation the boy is innocent

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obscure

  • verb make less visible or unclear
    befog; haze over; fog; becloud; mist; obnubilate; cloud.
    • The stars are obscured by the clouds
    • the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley
  • verb make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
    confuse; obnubilate; blur.
    • Her remarks confused the debate
    • Their words obnubilate their intentions

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advance

  • noun a movement forward
    progress; progression.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    betterment; improvement.

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puritanic

  • adjective satellite morally rigorous and strict
    blue; puritanical.
    • the puritan work ethic
    • puritanic distaste for alcohol
    • she was anything but puritanical in her behavior

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ameliorative

  • adjective satellite tending to ameliorate
    ameliorating; meliorative; amelioratory.

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illicit

  • adjective contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention
    • an illicit association with his secretary
  • adjective satellite contrary to or forbidden by law
    illegitimate; outlaw; unlawful; outlawed.
    • an illegitimate seizure of power
    • illicit trade
    • an outlaw strike
    • unlawful measures

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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recompense

  • noun payment or reward (as for service rendered)
  • noun the act of compensating for service or loss or injury
    compensation.

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remorseful

  • adjective satellite feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
    rueful; contrite; ruthful.

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blind

  • noun people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
    • he spent hours reading to the blind
  • noun a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    • he waited impatiently in the blind

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rank

  • noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
  • noun relative status
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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embarrassed

  • adjective satellite feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious
    chagrined; abashed.
    • felt abashed at the extravagant praise
    • chagrined at the poor sales of his book
    • was embarrassed by her child's tantrums
  • verb cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    embarrass; abash.

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remediation

  • noun act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
    remedy; redress.

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set

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

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punishable

  • adjective satellite liable to or deserving punishment
    • punishable offenses
  • adjective satellite subject to punishment by law
    penal.
    • a penal offense

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sober

  • verb cause to become sober
    • A sobering thought
  • verb become more realistic
    sober up.
    • After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up

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renunciant

  • adjective satellite used especially of behavior
    renunciative; self-abnegating; self-denying.

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self-abasement

  • noun voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
    penance; self-mortification.

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corporal

  • noun a noncommissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marines
  • adjective satellite affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
    somatic; corporeal; bodily.
    • bodily needs
    • a corporal defect
    • corporeal suffering
    • a somatic symptom or somatic illness

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guess

  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    conjecture; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.
  • noun an estimate based on little or no information
    guesswork; dead reckoning; shot; guessing.

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penitence

  • noun remorse for your past conduct
    repentance; penance.

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strict

  • adjective satellite rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
    rigorous.
    • rigorous application of the law
    • a strict vegetarian
  • adjective satellite (of rules) stringently enforced
    hard-and-fast.
    • hard-and-fast rules

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top

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

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relatiative

  • adjective satellite of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
    retributory; retaliatory; retributive; vindicatory.
    • retributive justice demands an eye for an eye

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militant

  • noun a militant reformer
    activist.
  • adjective satellite disposed to warfare or hard-line policies
    hawkish; warlike.
    • militant nations
    • hawkish congressman
    • warlike policies

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intermediate

  • noun a substance formed during a chemical process before the desired product is obtained
  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    mediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement

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abnegate

  • verb deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure
    deny.
    • She denied herself wine and spirits
  • verb surrender (power or a position)
    • The King abnegated his power to the ministers

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hypothetical

  • noun a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.
    • consider the following, just as a hypothetical
  • adjective satellite based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    conjectural; supposititious; suppositious; suppositional; supposed; hypothetic; divinatory.
    • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
    • the supposed reason for his absence
    • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
    • hypothetical situation

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lacing

  • noun a small amount of liquor added to a food or beverage
  • noun a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
    lace.

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reparation

  • noun compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury
    • an act for which there is no reparation
  • noun (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors
    • Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after World War I

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rectifier

  • noun electrical device that transforms alternating into direct current
  • noun a person who corrects or sets right
    • a rectifier of prejudices

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quarry

  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; prey; target.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt
  • noun a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
    stone pit; pit.
    • a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'

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punish

  • verb impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on
    penalize; penalise.
    • The students were penalized for showing up late for class
    • we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again

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shallow

  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shoal.
  • verb make shallow
    shoal.
    • The silt shallowed the canal

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social_reformer

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; reformist; crusader.

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penitential

  • adjective satellite showing or constituting penance
    penitentiary.
    • penitential tears
    • wrote a penitential letter apologizing for her hasty words

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butt

  • noun thick end of the handle
    butt end.
  • noun the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

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taxable

  • adjective (of goods or funds) subject to taxation
    nonexempt.
    • taxable income
    • nonexempt property

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target

  • noun a reference point to shoot at
    mark.
    • his arrow hit the mark
  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; prey; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt

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get

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

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outlaw

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

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thrashing

  • noun a sound defeat
    trouncing; drubbing; whipping; slaughter; debacle; walloping.
  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    trouncing; whacking; drubbing; licking; lacing; beating.

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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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compensation

  • noun something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
  • noun (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors

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redress

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

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supposed

  • adjective satellite required or under orders
    • I'm supposed to be there at ten
    • he was supposed to go to the store
  • verb express a supposition
    say; suppose.
    • Let us say that he did not tell the truth
    • Let's say you had a lot of money--what would you do?

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hypothetic

  • adjective satellite based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    conjectural; supposititious; suppositious; suppositional; supposed; hypothetical; divinatory.
    • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
    • the supposed reason for his absence
    • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
    • hypothetical situation

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executioner

  • noun an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant
    public executioner.

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conjectural

  • adjective satellite based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    supposititious; suppositious; suppositional; supposed; hypothetical; hypothetic; divinatory.
    • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
    • the supposed reason for his absence
    • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
    • hypothetical situation

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correction

  • noun the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
    rectification.
  • noun a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure
    fudge factor.

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tender

  • noun something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    legal tender; stamp.
  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    attendant; attender.

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castigation

  • noun a severe scolding
    going-over; dressing down; upbraiding; earful; bawling out; chewing out.
  • noun verbal punishment
    chastisement.

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retributory

  • adjective satellite of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
    retaliatory; retributive; relatiative; vindicatory.
    • retributive justice demands an eye for an eye
  • adjective satellite given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
    retributive; vindicatory.
    • retributive justice

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put_on

  • verb put clothing on one's body
    assume; don; get into; wear.
    • What should I wear today?
    • He put on his best suit for the wedding
    • The princess donned a long blue dress
    • The queen assumed the stately robes
    • He got into his jeans
  • verb add to something existing
    • She put on a sun room

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easy_mark

  • noun a defenseless victim
    sitting duck.

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injured_party

  • noun someone injured or killed in an accident
    casualty.

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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drubbing

  • noun a sound defeat
    trouncing; whipping; thrashing; slaughter; debacle; walloping.
  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    trouncing; whacking; thrashing; licking; lacing; beating.

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self

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

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flaming

  • noun the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
    fire; flame.
    • fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries
  • verb shine with a sudden light
    flare; flame.
    • The night sky flared with the massive bombardment

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self-flagellation

  • noun self-punishment inflicted by whipping

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severe

  • adjective satellite intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
    terrible; wicked.
    • severe pain
    • a severe case of flu
    • a terrible cough
    • under wicked fire from the enemy's guns
    • a wicked cough
  • adjective satellite very strong or vigorous
    knockout; hard.
    • strong winds
    • a hard left to the chin
    • a knockout punch
    • a severe blow

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wretch

  • noun performs some wicked deed
  • noun someone you feel sorry for
    poor devil.

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take

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

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amendable

  • adjective satellite capable of being corrected by additions
    correctable.
    • an amendable flaw

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blunt

  • verb make less intense
    • blunted emotions
  • verb make numb or insensitive
    benumb; dull; numb.
    • The shock numbed her senses

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even

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

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electric

  • noun a car that is powered by electricity
    electric automobile; electric car.
  • adjective using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
    electrical.
    • electric current
    • electric wiring
    • electrical appliances
    • an electrical storm

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lowball

  • verb make a deliberately low estimate
    underestimate.
    • The construction company wanted the contract badly and lowballed

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ruthful

  • adjective satellite feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
    rueful; remorseful; contrite.

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reckon

  • verb expect, believe, or suppose
    guess; suppose; imagine; opine; think.
    • I imagine she earned a lot of money with her new novel
    • I thought to find her in a bad state
    • he didn't think to find her in the kitchen
    • I guess she is angry at me for standing her up
  • verb judge to be probable
    calculate; figure; forecast; estimate; count on.

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indemnification

  • noun a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
    amends; redress; damages; indemnity; restitution.
  • noun an act of compensation for actual loss or damage or for trouble and annoyance

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remunerate

  • verb make payment to; compensate
    compensate; recompense.
    • My efforts were not remunerated

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foliate

  • verb hammer into thin flat foils
    • foliate metal
  • verb decorate with leaves

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vengeance

  • noun the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life; I will repay, saith the Lord"--Romans 12:19
    retribution; payback.
    • Vengeance is mine
    • For vengeance I would do nothing. This nation is too great to look for mere revenge"--James Garfield
    • he swore vengeance on the man who betrayed him
    • the swiftness of divine retribution

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flagellation

  • noun beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation
  • noun beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    flogging; whipping; lashing; tanning.

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evaluator

  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    judge.

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get_even

  • verb compensate; make the score equal
    equalise; equalize.
  • verb take revenge or even out a score
    get back.
    • I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even

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clear

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

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humanitarian

  • noun someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
    improver; do-gooder.
  • noun an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
    humanist.

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metal

  • noun any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
    metallic element.
  • noun a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
    alloy.
    • brass is an alloy of zinc and copper

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penalisation

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

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judgmental

  • adjective depending on judgment
    • a judgmental error
    • I think that she is too judgmental to be a good therapist

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clean

  • noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    clean and jerk.
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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alterable

  • adjective capable of being changed or altered in some characteristic
    • alterable clothing
    • alterable conditions of employment
  • adjective satellite (of the punishment ordered by a court) capable of being changed to one less severe

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incarcerate

  • verb lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    jug; remand; lag; immure; gaol; jail; put away; imprison; put behind bars.
    • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
    • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life

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stoner

  • noun an attacker who pelts the victim with stones (especially with intent to kill)
    lapidator.
  • adjective satellite of any of various dull tannish or grey colors
    stone.

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shot

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shooting.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    pellet.
    • the shot buzzed past his ear

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fair_game

  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    prey; target; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt

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spanking

  • noun the act of slapping on the buttocks
    • he gave the brat a good spanking
  • verb give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
    larrup; paddle; spank.

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supposition

  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; conjecture; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.
  • noun a hypothesis that is taken for granted
    supposal; assumption.
    • any society is built upon certain assumptions

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dupe

  • noun a person who is tricked or swindled
    victim.
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; take in; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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gauge

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gage.
  • noun accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
    standard of measurement.

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hunted_person

  • noun a person who is hunted

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rough

  • noun the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  • verb prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
    rough in; rough out.

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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electric_shock

  • noun the use of electricity to administer punishment or torture
    • they used cattle prods to administer electric shocks
  • noun trauma caused by the passage of electric current through the body (as from contact with high voltage lines or being struck by lightning); usually involves burns and abnormal heart rhythm and unconsciousness

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gull

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.
  • noun mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs
    sea gull; seagull.

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behind

  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; seat; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; ass; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?
  • adjective satellite having the lower score or lagging position in a contest
    • behind by two points
    • the 8th inning found the home team trailing

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penalty

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

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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even_off

  • verb adjust for
    make up; compensate; counterbalance; even out; even up; correct.
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance

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plump

  • noun the sound of a sudden heavy fall
  • verb drop sharply
    plummet.
    • The stock market plummeted

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get

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

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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banned

  • adjective satellite forbidden by law
    prohibited.
  • verb forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
    ban; censor.

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self-disciplined

  • adjective satellite used of nonindulgent persons
    self-restraining.

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remedial

  • adjective satellite tending or intended to rectify or improve
    • a remedial reading course
    • remedial education
  • adjective satellite tending to cure or restore to health
    alterative; healing; sanative; curative; therapeutic.
    • curative powers of herbal remedies
    • her gentle healing hand
    • remedial surgery
    • a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air
    • a therapeutic agent
    • therapeutic diets

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remedy

  • noun act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
    remediation; redress.
  • noun a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
    curative; cure; therapeutic.

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legitimate

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized
  • verb show or affirm to be just and legitimate

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gibbet

  • noun alternative terms for gallows
    gallows tree; gallous; gallows-tree.
  • verb hang on an execution instrument

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monkish

  • adjective satellite befitting a monk; inclined to self-denial

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progressive

  • noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
    progressive tense; imperfect; imperfect tense; continuous tense.
  • noun a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
    liberal; liberalist.

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obliterate

  • verb mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
    wipe out; kill.
    • kill these lines in the President's speech
  • verb make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
    hide; obscure; veil; blot out.
    • a hidden message
    • a veiled threat

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flogger

  • noun a torturer who flogs or scourges (especially an official whose duty is to whip offenders)
    scourger.

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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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bag

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

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bad

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

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crucifixion

  • noun the act of executing by a method widespread in the ancient world; the victim's hands and feet are bound or nailed to a cross
  • noun the death of Jesus by crucifixion

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bars

  • noun gymnastic apparatus consisting of two parallel wooden rods supported on uprights
    parallel bars.
  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; bar; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar

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penance

  • noun remorse for your past conduct
    repentance; penitence.
  • noun a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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unratified

  • adjective satellite lacking legal authority
    • the unratified Equal Right Amendment

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up

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

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unfit

  • verb make unfit or unsuitable
    indispose; disqualify.
    • Your income disqualifies you
  • adjective below the required standards for a purpose
    • an unfit parent
    • unfit for human consumption

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corrupt

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; 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
  • verb make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
    grease one's palms; buy; bribe.
    • This judge can be bought

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theoretic

  • adjective concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations
    theoretical.
    • theoretical science

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self-mortification

  • noun voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
    penance; self-abasement.

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misappropriated

  • adjective satellite taken for your own use in violation of a trust
    embezzled.
    • the banker absconded with embezzled funds
  • verb appropriate (as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use
    embezzle; misappropriate; defalcate; malversate; peculate.
    • The accountant embezzled thousands of dollars while working for the wealthy family

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gantlet

  • noun to offer or accept a challenge
    gauntlet.
    • threw down the gauntlet
    • took up the gauntlet
  • noun a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
    gauntlet; metal glove.

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divinatory

  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
    sibyllic; sibylline; vatical; vatic; mantic.
    • the high priest's divinatory pronouncement
    • mantic powers
    • a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions
  • adjective satellite based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    conjectural; supposititious; suppositious; suppositional; supposed; hypothetical; hypothetic.
    • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
    • the supposed reason for his absence
    • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
    • hypothetical situation

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reform

  • noun a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses
    • justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts
  • noun a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices
    • the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians

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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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bootleg

  • noun whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash
    moonshine; corn liquor.
  • noun the part of a boot above the instep

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mug

  • noun the quantity that can be held in a mug
    mugful.
  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; chump; mark.

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flagellate

  • noun a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
    mastigophoran; flagellate protozoan; flagellated protozoan; mastigophore.
  • verb whip
    scourge.
    • The religious fanatics flagellated themselves

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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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rood

  • noun representation of the cross on which Jesus died
    rood-tree; crucifix.

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across

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

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vindicatory

  • adjective satellite of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
    retributory; retaliatory; retributive; relatiative.
    • retributive justice demands an eye for an eye
  • adjective satellite given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
    retributory; retributive.
    • retributive justice

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sorrow

  • noun an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
    • he tried to express his sorrow at her loss
  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    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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regretful

  • adjective feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    sorry; bad.
    • felt regretful over his vanished youth
    • regretful over mistakes she had made
    • he felt bad about breaking the vase

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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hypothesis

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

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gauntlet

  • noun to offer or accept a challenge
    gantlet.
    • threw down the gauntlet
    • took up the gauntlet
  • noun a glove of armored leather; protects the hand
    metal glove; gantlet.

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abasement

  • noun a low or downcast state
    abjection; degradation.
    • each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken
  • noun depriving one of self-esteem
    humiliation.

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reverse

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
    reverse gear.

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irregular

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

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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correctable

  • adjective satellite capable of being returned to the original condition; not necessarily permanent
    • a correctable image
  • adjective satellite capable of being corrected by additions
    amendable.
    • an amendable flaw

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approximative

  • adjective satellite not quite exact or correct
    rough; approximate.
    • the approximate time was 10 o'clock
    • a rough guess
    • a ballpark estimate

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ameliorating

  • adjective satellite tending to ameliorate
    ameliorative; meliorative; amelioratory.
  • verb to make better
    better; amend; ameliorate; meliorate; improve.
    • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes

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cod

  • noun the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    pod; seedcase.
  • noun lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
    codfish.

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self-denying

  • adjective satellite willing to deprive yourself
    self-sacrificing; self-giving.
  • adjective satellite used especially of behavior
    renunciative; self-abnegating; renunciant.

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estimation

  • noun a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
    estimate; appraisal.
  • noun the respect with which a person is held
    estimate.
    • they had a high estimation of his ability

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sitting_duck

  • noun a defenseless victim
    easy mark.

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crucify

  • verb kill by nailing onto a cross
    • Jesus Christ was crucified
  • verb treat cruelly
    bedevil; rag; dun; frustrate; torment.
    • The children tormented the stuttering teacher

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mortified

  • adjective satellite suffering from tissue death
    gangrenous.
  • verb practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
    mortify.

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color

  • noun a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    colour; coloring; colouring.
    • a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light
  • noun interest and variety and intensity
    vividness; colour.
    • the Puritan Period was lacking in color
    • the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness

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spank

  • noun a slap with the flat of the hand
  • verb give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
    larrup; paddle.

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amerciable

  • adjective satellite of a crime or misdemeanor; punishable by a fine set by a judge

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guesstimate

  • noun an estimate that combines reasoning with guessing
    guestimate.
  • verb estimate based on a calculation

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mortification

  • noun strong feelings of embarrassment
    humiliation; chagrin.
  • noun the localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply)
    gangrene; necrosis; sphacelus.

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disciplinary

  • adjective relating to discipline in behavior
    • disciplinary problems in the classroom
  • adjective relating to a specific field of academic study
    • economics in its modern disciplinary sense

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penalize

  • verb impose a penalty on; inflict punishment on
    punish; penalise.
    • The students were penalized for showing up late for class
    • we had to punish the dog for soiling the floor again

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economic_strangulation

  • noun punishment of a group by cutting off commercial dealings with them
    • the economic strangulation of the Jews by the Nazi Party

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devil

  • noun an evil supernatural being
    daemon; demon; daimon; fiend.
  • noun (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
    Prince of Darkness; Lucifer; the Tempter; Beelzebub; Satan; Old Nick.

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regenerate

  • verb reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    renew.
    • We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years
    • They renewed their membership
  • verb amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit

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muddy

  • verb dirty with mud
    muddy up.
  • verb cause to become muddy
    • These data would have muddied the prediction

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ignitable

  • adjective satellite capable of burning
    ignitible; burnable.

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get_back

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

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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remediate

  • verb set straight or right
    amend; repair; remedy; rectify.
    • remedy these deficiencies
    • rectify the inequities in salaries
    • repair an oversight

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judging

  • noun the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
    judgement; judgment.
  • verb determine the result of (a competition)
    judge.

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moneymaking

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

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feather

  • noun the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
    plumage; plume.
  • noun turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
    feathering.

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empty

  • noun a container that has been emptied
    • return all empties to the store
  • verb make void or empty of contents
    • Empty the box
    • The alarm emptied the building

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electrocution

  • noun execution by electricity
    burning.
  • noun killing by electric shock

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whipping_boy

  • noun someone who is punished for the errors of others
    scapegoat.

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wet

  • noun wetness caused by water
    moisture.
    • drops of wet gleamed on the window
  • verb cause to become wet
    • Wet your face

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tense

  • noun a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
  • verb become stretched or tense or taut
    strain.
    • the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed
    • "the rope strained when the weight was attached

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paying

  • adjective satellite yielding a fair profit
    gainful; paid.
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    pay.
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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profane

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; misdirect; subvert; 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
  • verb violate the sacred character of a place or language
    outrage; desecrate; violate.
    • desecrate a cemetery
    • violate the sanctity of the church
    • profane the name of God

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amend

  • verb make amendments to
    • amend the document
  • verb to make better
    better; ameliorate; meliorate; improve.
    • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes

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judicial

  • adjective satellite decreed by or proceeding from a court of justice
    • a judicial decision
  • adjective belonging or appropriate to the office of a judge
    • judicial robes

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suppositional

  • adjective satellite based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    conjectural; supposititious; suppositious; supposed; hypothetical; hypothetic; divinatory.
    • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
    • the supposed reason for his absence
    • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
    • hypothetical situation

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prostrate

  • verb get into a prostrate position, as in submission
    bow down.
  • verb render helpless or defenseless
    • They prostrated the enemy

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crusader

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; reformist; social reformer.
  • noun a warrior who engages in a holy war
    • the Crusaders tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims

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binding

  • noun the capacity to attract and hold something
  • noun strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration

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surface

  • noun the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    • there is a special cleaner for these surfaces
    • the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface
  • noun the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
    • they skimmed over the surface of the water
    • a brush small enough to clean every dental surface
    • the sun has no distinct surface

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equal

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

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quantize

  • verb approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values
    quantise.
  • verb apply quantum theory to; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor
    quantise.
    • Quantize gravity

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dizzy

  • verb make dizzy or giddy
    • a dizzying pace
  • adjective satellite having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling
    giddy; vertiginous; woozy.
    • had a dizzy spell
    • a dizzy pinnacle
    • had a headache and felt giddy
    • a giddy precipice
    • feeling woozy from the blow on his head
    • a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff

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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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ready

  • noun poised for action
    • their guns were at the ready
  • verb prepare for eating by applying heat
    cook; fix; make; prepare.
    • Cook me dinner, please
    • can you make me an omelette?
    • fix breakfast for the guests, please

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hoar

  • noun ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)
    hoarfrost; frost; rime.
  • adjective satellite showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
    gray-headed; gray; grey-haired; grey-headed; hoary; grizzly; grey; white-haired; gray-haired.
    • whose beard with age is hoar"-Coleridge
    • nodded his hoary head

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put_behind_bars

  • verb lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    incarcerate; jug; remand; lag; immure; gaol; jail; put away; imprison.
    • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
    • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life

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fall_guy

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; mug; chump; mark.

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death_penalty

  • noun putting a condemned person to death
    executing; execution; capital punishment.

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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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pay

  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; earnings; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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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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compensable

  • adjective satellite for which money is paid
    paying; stipendiary; remunerative; salaried.
    • a paying job
    • remunerative work
    • salaried employment
    • stipendiary services

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renunciative

  • adjective satellite used especially of behavior
    self-abnegating; self-denying; renunciant.

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rueful

  • adjective satellite feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
    remorseful; contrite; ruthful.

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corrigible

  • adjective capable of being corrected or set right
    • a corrigible defect
    • a corrigible prisoner

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underestimate

  • noun an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
    underestimation; underreckoning; underrating.
  • verb assign too low a value to
    undervalue.
    • Don't underestimate the value of this heirloom-you may sell it at a good price

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party

  • noun an organization to gain political power
    political party.
    • in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level
  • noun a group of people gathered together for pleasure
    • she joined the party after dinner

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injured

  • adjective harmed
    • injured soldiers
    • injured feelings
  • verb cause injuries or bodily harm to
    wound; injure.

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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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discredited

  • adjective satellite being unjustly brought into disrepute
    damaged.
    • a discredited politician
    • her damaged reputation
  • verb cause to be distrusted or disbelieved
    discredit.
    • The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary

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scourger

  • noun a torturer who flogs or scourges (especially an official whose duty is to whip offenders)
    flogger.

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judgment

  • noun an opinion formed by judging something
    judgement; mind.
    • he was reluctant to make his judgment known
    • she changed her mind
  • noun the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
    judgement; assessment.
    • they criticized my judgment of the contestants

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shamed

  • adjective satellite showing a sense of guilt
    hangdog; shamefaced; guilty.
    • a guilty look
    • the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater
  • verb bring shame or dishonor upon
    disgrace; dishonour; dishonor; attaint; shame.
    • he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime

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lower

  • noun the lower of two berths
    lower berth.
  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; get down; let down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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colour

  • noun any material used for its color
    color; coloring material; colouring material.
    • she used a different color for the trim
  • noun a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
    color; people of color; people of colour.

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humble

  • verb cause to be unpretentious
    • This experience will humble him
  • verb cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    abase; chagrin; mortify; humiliate.
    • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

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chastisement

  • noun verbal punishment
    castigation.
  • noun a rebuke for making a mistake
    correction; chastening.

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concrete

  • noun a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
  • verb cover with cement
    • concrete the walls

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amends

  • noun a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
    indemnification; redress; damages; indemnity; restitution.
  • noun something done or paid in expiation of a wrong
    reparation.
    • how can I make amends

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redeemable

  • adjective satellite recoverable upon payment or fulfilling a condition
    • redeemable goods in a pawnshop
  • adjective satellite able to be converted into ready money or the equivalent
    cashable.
    • a cashable check
    • cashable gambling chips
    • redeemable stocks and bonds
    • a redeemable coupon

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pursued

  • noun a person who is being chased
    chased.
    • the film jumped back and forth from the pursuer to the pursued
  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    pursue; prosecute; engage.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion

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speculative

  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    bad; high-risk; risky.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises
  • adjective satellite not based on fact or investigation
    notional.
    • a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs
    • speculative knowledge

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pillory

  • noun a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the wrists and neck; offenders were locked in and so exposed to public scorn
  • verb expose to ridicule or public scorn
    gibbet.

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stooge

  • noun a person of unquestioning obedience
    flunky; yes-man; flunkey.
  • noun a victim of ridicule or pranks
    laughingstock; goat; butt.

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modifiable

  • adjective capable of being modified in form or character or strength (especially by making less extreme)
    • the rhythm of physiological time is not modifiable except by interference with certain fundamental processes" - Alexis Carrel

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smuggled

  • adjective satellite distributed or sold illicitly
    contraband; black-market; bootleg; black.
    • the black economy pays no taxes
  • verb import or export without paying customs duties
    smuggle.
    • She smuggled cigarettes across the border

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salve

  • noun semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
    unction; ointment; balm; unguent.
  • noun anything that remedies or heals or soothes
    • he needed a salve for his conscience

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amalgamate

  • verb to bring or combine together or with something else
    mix; unify; mingle; commix.
    • resourcefully he mingled music and dance
  • adjective satellite joined together into a whole
    amalgamated; fused; coalesced; consolidated.
    • United Industries
    • the amalgamated colleges constituted a university
    • a consolidated school

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reformation

  • noun improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs
  • noun a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches
    Protestant Reformation.

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notional

  • adjective satellite not based on fact; unreal
    imaginary; fanciful.
    • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
    • a small child's imaginary friends
    • to create a notional world for oneself
  • adjective satellite not based on fact or investigation
    speculative.
    • a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs
    • speculative knowledge

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repent

  • verb turn away from sin or do penitence
    atone.
  • verb feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
    regret; rue.

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victim

  • noun an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
  • noun a person who is tricked or swindled
    dupe.

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touch

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touching.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    sense of touch; touch modality; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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polish

  • noun the property of being smooth and shiny
    glossiness; burnish; gloss.
  • noun a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    culture; cultivation; finish; refinement.
    • they performed with great polish
    • I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose
    • almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad

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wearable

  • noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
    habiliment; wear; vesture; clothing; article of clothing.
  • adjective suitable for wear or able to be worn
    • wearable evening clothes
    • a wearable hearing aid

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soft_touch

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.

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discipline

  • noun a branch of knowledge
    subject field; field of study; study; subject area; field; bailiwick; subject.
    • in what discipline is his doctorate?
    • teachers should be well trained in their subject
    • anthropology is the study of human beings
  • noun a system of rules of conduct or method of practice;
    • he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine
    • for such a plan to work requires discipline

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rubber

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

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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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abstemious

  • adjective sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
    • the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy
  • adjective satellite marked by temperance in indulgence
    light.
    • abstemious with the use of adverbs
    • a light eater
    • a light smoker
    • ate a light supper

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feminist

  • noun a supporter of feminism
    women's rightist; libber; women's liberationist.
  • adjective of or relating to or advocating equal rights for women
    • feminist critique

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reformer

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    meliorist; reformist; social reformer; crusader.
  • noun an apparatus that reforms the molecular structure of hydrocarbons to produce richer fuel
    • a catalytic reformer

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spread

  • noun process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    spreading.
  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    gap.
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs

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easy

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

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crack

  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; fissure.
  • noun a narrow opening
    gap.
    • he opened the window a crack

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rood-tree

  • noun representation of the cross on which Jesus died
    rood; crucifix.

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kick

  • noun the act of delivering a blow with the foot
    kicking; boot.
    • he gave the ball a powerful kick
    • the team's kicking was excellent
  • noun the swift release of a store of affective force
    rush; thrill; boot; charge; bang; flush.
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks

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muggee

  • noun a victim of a mugging
    • the law seems to give more protection to the mugger than to the muggee

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judgement

  • noun the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
    opinion; judgment; legal opinion.
    • opinions are usually written by a single judge
  • noun an opinion formed by judging something
    mind; judgment.
    • he was reluctant to make his judgment known
    • she changed her mind

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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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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execution

  • noun putting a condemned person to death
    executing; death penalty; capital punishment.
  • noun the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
    performance; carrying into action; carrying out.
    • they criticised his performance as mayor
    • experience generally improves performance

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sort_out

  • verb arrange or order by classes or categories
    sort; separate; assort; class; classify.
    • How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?
  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    crystallise; illuminate; straighten out; elucidate; clear; clear up; crystallize; crystalise; shed light on; crystalize; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault

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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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helpful

  • adjective providing assistance or serving a useful function

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tar-and-feather

  • verb smear the body of (someone) with tar and feathers; done in some societies as punishment
    • The thief was tarred and feathered

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moralize

  • verb interpret the moral meaning of
    moralise.
    • moralize a story
  • verb speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements
    preachify; moralise; sermonise; sermonize.
    • This man always sermonizes

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imprison

  • verb lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    incarcerate; jug; remand; lag; immure; gaol; jail; put away; put behind bars.
    • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
    • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life
  • verb confine as if in a prison; he does not let them go out without a chaperone"
    • His daughters are virtually imprisoned in their own house

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reform-minded

  • adjective satellite favoring or promoting reform (often by government action)
    reformist; progressive.

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soft

  • adjective yielding readily to pressure or weight
  • adjective compassionate and kind; conciliatory
    • he was soft on his children

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amendment

  • noun the act of amending or correcting
  • noun a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document (a bill or constitution etc.)

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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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imprisonment

  • noun putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment
  • noun the state of being imprisoned
    immurement; incarceration; captivity.
    • he was held in captivity until he died
    • the imprisonment of captured soldiers
    • his ignominious incarceration in the local jail
    • he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon

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reclamation

  • noun the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation
    rehabilitation; renewal.
  • noun rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course
    reformation.
    • the reclamation of delinquent children

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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economic

  • adjective of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
    economical.
    • economic growth
    • aspects of social, political, and economical life
  • adjective of or relating to the science of economics
    • economic theory

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speculation

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

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burnable

  • adjective satellite capable of burning
    ignitible; ignitable.

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indemnify

  • verb secure against future loss, damage, or liability; give security for
    • This plan indemnifies workers against wages lost through illness
  • verb make amends for; pay compensation for
    repair; compensate; recompense.
    • One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich
    • She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident

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animate

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb give lifelike qualities to
    animize; animise.
    • animated cartoons

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strangulation

  • noun the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe
    strangling; choking; throttling.
    • no evidence that the choking was done by the accused
  • noun the condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage

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supple

  • verb make pliant and flexible
    • These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use
  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte.

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ignitible

  • adjective satellite capable of burning
    ignitable; burnable.

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pen

  • noun a writing implement with a point from which ink flows
  • noun an enclosure for confining livestock

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critical

  • adjective marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
    • a critical attitude
  • adjective at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction
    • a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure
    • critical mass
    • go critical

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misgauge

  • verb gauge something incorrectly or improperly

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salaried

  • adjective receiving a salary
    • salaried members of the staff
  • adjective satellite receiving or eligible for compensation
    remunerated; compensated; stipendiary.
    • salaried workers
    • a stipendiary magistrate

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moderate

  • noun a person who takes a position in the political center
    centrist; moderationist; middle of the roader.
  • verb preside over
    chair; lead.
    • John moderated the discussion

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burn

  • noun pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    burning.
  • noun a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
    sunburn; tan; suntan.

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unusual

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

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reformative

  • adjective satellite tending to reform
    reformatory.
    • reformative and rehabilitative agencies
    • reformatory punishment

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public_executioner

  • noun an official who inflicts capital punishment in pursuit of a warrant
    executioner.

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etiolate

  • verb make weak by stunting the growth or development of
  • verb bleach and alter the natural development of (a green plant) by excluding sunlight

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prohibited

  • adjective satellite excluded from use or mention
    proscribed; forbidden; tabu; verboten; taboo; out.
    • forbidden fruit
    • in our house dancing and playing cards were out
    • a taboo subject
  • verb command against
    prohibit; 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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retribution

  • noun a justly deserved penalty
    requital.
  • noun the act of correcting for your wrongdoing

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on

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

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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crucifix

  • noun representation of the cross on which Jesus died
    rood-tree; rood.
  • noun a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally

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antique

  • noun an elderly man
    old geezer; old-timer; gaffer; oldtimer.
  • noun any piece of furniture or decorative object or the like produced in a former period and valuable because of its beauty or rarity

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even_up

  • verb adjust for
    even off; make up; compensate; counterbalance; even out; correct.
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
  • verb even up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing
    square up; jog.

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counterbalance

  • noun a weight that balances another weight
    counterpoise; equalizer; counterweight; equaliser; balance.
  • noun equality of distribution
    balance; equipoise; equilibrium.

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burning

  • noun the act of burning something
    combustion.
    • the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance
  • noun pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    burn.

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rectify

  • verb math: determine the length of
    • rectify a curve
  • verb reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities
    refine.
    • refine sugar

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ruefulness

  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    sorrow; 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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rectification

  • noun (chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation
  • noun the conversion of alternating current to direct current

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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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approximate

  • verb be close or similar
    come close.
    • Her results approximate my own
  • verb judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
    judge; estimate; guess; gauge.
    • I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

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tame

  • verb correct by punishment or discipline
    chasten; subdue.
  • verb make less strong or intense; soften
    moderate; tone down.
    • Tone down that aggressive letter
    • The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements

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hangdog

  • adjective satellite showing a sense of guilt
    shamefaced; guilty; shamed.
    • a guilty look
    • the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater
  • adjective satellite frightened into submission or compliance

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prey

  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; target; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt
  • noun animal hunted or caught for food
    quarry.

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bettering

  • adjective changing for the better
  • verb surpass in excellence
    better; break.
    • She bettered her own record
    • break a record

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jug

  • noun a large bottle with a narrow mouth
  • noun the quantity contained in a jug
    jugful.

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evaluative

  • adjective satellite exercising or involving careful evaluations
    appraising.
    • looked him over with an appraising eye
    • the literary judge uses many evaluative terms

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dull

  • verb make dull in appearance
    • Age had dulled the surface
  • verb become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness
    • the varnished table top dulled with time

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count

  • noun the total number counted
    • a blood count
  • noun the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order
    counting; tally; enumeration; reckoning; numeration.
    • the counting continued for several hours

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meliorist

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; reformist; social reformer; crusader.

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remunerative

  • adjective satellite for which money is paid
    compensable; paying; stipendiary; salaried.
    • a paying job
    • remunerative work
    • salaried employment
    • stipendiary services
  • adjective satellite producing a sizeable profit
    moneymaking; lucrative.
    • a remunerative business

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supposititious

  • adjective satellite based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    conjectural; suppositious; suppositional; supposed; hypothetical; hypothetic; divinatory.
    • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
    • the supposed reason for his absence
    • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
    • hypothetical situation

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immure

  • verb lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    incarcerate; jug; remand; lag; gaol; jail; put away; imprison; put behind bars.
    • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
    • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life

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cruel

  • adjective satellite (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    savage; barbarous; vicious; brutal; fell; roughshod.
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks

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felonious

  • adjective satellite involving or being or having the nature of a crime
    criminal.
    • a criminal offense
    • criminal abuse
    • felonious intent

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dirty

  • verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    begrime; soil; grime; bemire; colly.
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!
  • adjective soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
    soiled; unclean.
    • dirty unswept sidewalks
    • a child in dirty overalls
    • dirty slums
    • piles of dirty dishes
    • put his dirty feet on the clean sheet
    • wore an unclean shirt
    • mining is a dirty job
    • Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves

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mature

  • verb develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
    maturate; grow.
    • He matured fast
    • The child grew fast
  • verb develop and work out fully in one's mind
    • I need to mature my thoughts

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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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retaliatory

  • adjective satellite of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
    retributory; retributive; relatiative; vindicatory.
    • retributive justice demands an eye for an eye

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penal

  • adjective of or relating to punishment
    • penal reform
    • penal code
  • adjective satellite serving as or designed to impose punishment
    • penal servitude

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camp

  • noun temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers
    encampment; bivouac; cantonment.
    • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
  • noun a group of people living together in a camp
    • the whole camp laughed at his mistake

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liberal

  • noun a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
    progressive; liberalist.
  • noun a person who favors an economic theory of laissez-faire and self-regulating markets

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corrective

  • noun a device for treating injury or disease
    restorative.
  • adjective satellite designed to promote discipline
    disciplinary; disciplinal.
    • the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional
    • disciplinal measures
    • the mother was stern and disciplinary

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covert

  • noun a flock of coots
  • noun a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    concealment; screen; cover.
    • a screen of trees afforded privacy
    • under cover of darkness
    • the brush provided a covert for game
    • the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background

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mislabeled

  • adjective satellite branded or labeled falsely and in violation of statutory requirements
    misbranded.
    • confiscated the misbranded drugs

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stoning

  • noun the act of pelting with stones; punishment inflicted by throwing stones at the victim (even unto death)
    lapidation.
  • verb kill by throwing stones at
    lapidate; stone.
    • People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock

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sheepish

  • adjective satellite like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity
    sheeplike.
  • adjective satellite showing a sense of shame
    shamefaced.

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at

  • noun a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
    atomic number 85; astatine.
  • noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos

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decapitation

  • noun execution by cutting off the victim's head
    beheading.
  • noun killing by cutting off the head
    beheading.

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black-market

  • adjective satellite distributed or sold illicitly
    contraband; bootleg; black; smuggled.
    • the black economy pays no taxes

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deny

  • verb declare untrue; contradict
    • He denied the allegations
    • She denied that she had taken money
  • verb refuse to accept or believe
    • He denied his fatal illness

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casualty

  • noun someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement
  • noun someone injured or killed in an accident
    injured party.

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surmise

  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; conjecture; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation.
  • verb infer from incomplete evidence

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suppositious

  • adjective satellite based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    conjectural; supposititious; suppositional; supposed; hypothetical; hypothetic; divinatory.
    • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
    • the supposed reason for his absence
    • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
    • hypothetical situation

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penitent

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)
  • adjective feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
    repentant.

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stake

  • noun (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    interest.
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future
  • noun a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
    post.
    • a pair of posts marked the goal
    • the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake

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patsy

  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    fool; soft touch; sucker; gull; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.

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detain

  • verb deprive of freedom; take into confinement
    confine.
  • verb stop or halt
    delay; stay.
    • Please stay the bloodshed!

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appraising

  • adjective satellite exercising or involving careful evaluations
    evaluative.
    • looked him over with an appraising eye
    • the literary judge uses many evaluative terms
  • verb evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    evaluate; measure; value; assess; valuate; appraise.
    • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
    • access all the factors when taking a risk

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beheading

  • noun execution by cutting off the victim's head
    decapitation.
  • noun killing by cutting off the head
    decapitation.

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roman_catholic

  • noun a member of the Roman Catholic Church
  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Western Church; Roman Church; Roman Catholic Church; Church of Rome.

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confine

  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends
  • verb restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
    circumscribe; limit.

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victimize

  • verb make a victim of
    victimise.
    • I was victimized by this con-man
  • verb punish unjustly
    victimise.

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poor

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

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scapegoat

  • noun someone who is punished for the errors of others
    whipping boy.

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ineligible

  • adjective not eligible
    • ineligible to vote
    • ineligible for retirement benefits
  • adjective satellite prohibited by official rules
    • an ineligible pass receiver

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truncate

  • verb replace a corner by a plane
  • verb approximate by ignoring all terms beyond a chosen one
    • truncate a series

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faultfinding

  • noun persistent petty and unjustified criticism
    carping.
  • adjective satellite tending to make moral judgments or judgments based on personal opinions
    • a counselor tries not to be faultfinding

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objurgate

  • verb express strong disapproval of
    excoriate; decry; reprobate; condemn.
    • We condemn the racism in South Africa
    • These ideas were reprobated
  • verb censure severely
    chastise; chasten; castigate; correct.
    • She chastised him for his insensitive remarks

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lashing

  • noun beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    flogging; whipping; tanning; flagellation.
  • noun rope that is used for fastening something to something else
    • the boats were held together by lashings

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chance

  • noun a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    opportunity.
    • the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington
    • now is your chance
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    fortune; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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slang

  • noun informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
    slang expression; slang term.
    • their speech was full of slang expressions
  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    patois; argot; cant; vernacular; jargon; lingo.
    • they don't speak our lingo

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humiliated

  • adjective satellite subdued or brought low in condition or status
    low; broken; humbled; crushed.
    • brought low
    • a broken man
    • his broken spirit
  • verb cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    abase; chagrin; mortify; humble; humiliate.
    • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

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waxing

  • noun the application of wax to a surface
  • noun a gradual increase in magnitude or extent
    • the waxing of the moon

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ill-gotten

  • adjective satellite obtained illegally or by improper means
    dirty.
    • dirty money
    • ill-gotten gains

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put_to_death

  • verb kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
    execute.
    • In some states, criminals are executed

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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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