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quibble (Also quibbles, quibbled, quibblings, quibbling) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to quibble

gatekeeper

  • noun someone who controls access to something
    • there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief
  • noun someone who guards an entrance
    ostiary; door guard; doorkeeper; doorman; porter; hall porter.

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expostulation

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    objection; remonstration; remonstrance.
  • noun an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof

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overnice

  • adjective satellite excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
    squeamish; nice; prissy; dainty.
    • too nice about his food to take to camp cooking
    • so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

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saver

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

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circumlocution

  • noun a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    periphrasis; ambage.
  • noun an indirect way of expressing something
    indirect expression.

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protest

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

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semantic

  • adjective of or relating to meaning or the study of meaning
    • semantic analysis

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activist

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

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rightist

  • noun a member of a right wing political party
    right-winger.
  • adjective satellite believing in or supporting tenets of the political right
    right-wing.

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nonresident

  • noun someone who does not live in a particular place
    • described by an admiring nonresident as a green and pleasant land
  • adjective not living in a particular place or owned by permanent residents
    • nonresident students who commute to classes
    • nonresident real estate

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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jack

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

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encounter

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

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scholar

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; student.
  • noun someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
    assimilator; learner.

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freedom_fighter

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    insurgent; rebel; insurrectionist.

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force

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

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contretemps

  • noun an awkward clash
    • he tried to smooth over his contretemps with the policeman

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second

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

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street

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

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townsend

  • noun United States social reformer who proposed an old-age pension sponsored by the federal government; his plan was a precursor to Social Security (1867-1960)
    Francis Everett Townsend.

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good_guy

  • noun any person who is on your side

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deliberate

  • verb think about carefully; weigh
    moot; turn over; consider; debate.
    • They considered the possibility of a strike
    • Turn the proposal over in your mind
  • verb discuss the pros and cons of an issue
    debate.

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socialiser

  • noun a person who takes part in social activities
    socializer.

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unskilled

  • adjective not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    • unskilled in the art of rhetoric
    • an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
    • unskilled labor
    • workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
    • unskilled workmanship
  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    amateurish; amateur; inexpert.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

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applier

  • noun a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
    applicant.
  • noun a device for applying a substance
    applicator.

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repugnance

  • noun intense aversion
    horror; repulsion; revulsion.
  • noun the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
    incompatibility; mutual exclusiveness; inconsistency.

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carrottop

  • noun someone who has red hair
    redhead; redheader; red-header.

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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noncompliant

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; baulker.
  • adjective boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    defiant.
    • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
    • a defiant attitude

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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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substance

  • noun the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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venturer

  • noun a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
    merchant-venturer.
  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    adventurer.

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huss

  • noun Czechoslovakian religious reformer who anticipated the Reformation; he questioned the infallibility of the Catholic Church was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy; he was burned at the stake (1372-1415)
    John Huss; Jan Hus; Hus.
  • noun Czechoslovakian religious reformer who anticipated the Reformation; he questioned the infallibility of the Catholic Church was excommunicated (1409) for attacking the corruption of the clergy; he was burned at the stake (1372-1415)
    John Huss; Jan Hus; Hus.

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controversy

  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; argument; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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personify

  • verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
    body.
  • verb represent, as of a character on stage
    embody; be.
    • Derek Jacobi was Hamlet

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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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changer

  • noun a person who changes something
    modifier.
    • an inveterate changer of the menu
  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    auto-changer; record changer.

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jew

  • noun a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
    Israelite; Hebrew.

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campaign

  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; political campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort

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criticise

  • verb find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    knock; pick apart; criticize.
    • The paper criticized the new movie
    • Don't knock the food--it's free
  • verb act as a critic
    criticize.
    • Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either

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elude

  • verb escape, either physically or mentally
    bilk; evade.
    • The thief eluded the police
    • This difficult idea seems to evade her
    • The event evades explanation
  • verb be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    escape.
    • What you are seeing in him eludes me

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thrust

  • noun the force used in pushing
    push.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines
  • noun a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    knife thrust; stab.
    • one strong stab to the heart killed him

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litigiousness

  • noun a quarrelsome disposition to engage in or carry on lawsuits
    • charges of litigiousness and widespread perjury

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circumvent

  • verb surround so as to force to give up
    beleaguer; hem in; surround; besiege.
    • The Turks besieged Vienna
  • verb beat through cleverness and wit
    outsmart; beat; overreach; outwit; outfox.
    • I beat the traffic
    • She outfoxed her competitors

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make_a_stink

  • verb take strong and forceful action, as to object or express discontent
    raise hell; raise a stink.
    • She raised hell when she found out that she wold not be hired again

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plot

  • noun a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal)
    game; secret plan.
    • they concocted a plot to discredit the governor
    • I saw through his little game from the start
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    patch; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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sagittarius

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius
    Archer.
  • noun a large zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Scorpius and Capricornus

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choosey

  • adjective satellite difficult to please
    choosy.

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sweater

  • noun a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
    jumper.
  • noun a person who perspires
    perspirer.

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chooser

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

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call

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

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withholder

  • noun a person who refrains from granting
    • a withholder of payments
  • noun a person who restrains or checks or holds back

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unraveler

  • noun a person who removes tangles; someone who takes something out of a tangled state
    disentangler; unraveller.

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quibble

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    cavil; quiddity.
  • verb evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

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adult

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

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boomer

  • noun a member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s
    baby boomer.
    • they expanded the schools for a generation of baby boomers

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qualm

  • noun uneasiness about the fitness of an action
    scruple; misgiving.
  • noun a mild state of nausea
    squeamishness; queasiness.

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ward

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

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hold

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

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join

  • noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    juncture; joint; junction; articulation.
  • noun a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
    union; sum.
    • let C be the union of the sets A and B

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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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stigmatist

  • noun a person whose body is marked by religious stigmata (such as marks resembling the wounds of the crucified Christ)
    stigmatic.

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archaist

  • noun a person who archaizes
  • noun an expert or collector of antiquities
    antiquary; antiquarian.

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quarrel

  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; row.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words
  • noun an arrow that is shot from a crossbow; has a head with four edges

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compulsive

  • noun a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things
  • adjective satellite caused by or suggestive of psychological compulsion
    • compulsive drinking

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quillet

Subtilty; nicety; quibble. "Nice, sharp quillets of the law." Shak.

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machine

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

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scrupulousness

  • noun conformity to high standards of ethics or excellence
  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; meticulosity; meticulousness.

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bunt

  • noun (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
  • noun disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores
    stinking smut.

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fudge

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

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free_spirit

  • noun someone acting freely or even irresponsibly
    free agent; freewheeler.

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stand_firm

  • verb stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    resist; withstand; hold out.
  • verb refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief
    stand fast; hold firm; stand pat.

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third

  • noun one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
    tierce; one-third.
    • it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement
  • noun the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
    third base.
    • he is playing third

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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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close-quarter_fighting

  • noun hand-to-hand fighting at close quarters

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capitalist

  • noun a conservative advocate of capitalism
  • noun a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)

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inhabitant

  • noun a person who inhabits a particular place
    indweller; habitant; dweller; denizen.

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remonstrate

  • verb argue in protest or opposition
  • verb present and urge reasons in opposition
    point out.

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romper

  • noun a person who romps or frolics
  • noun a one-piece garment for children to wear at play; the lower part is shaped like bloomers
    romper suit.

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squint

  • noun abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
    strabismus.
  • noun the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed

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misdemeanor

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

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cavillous

Characterized by caviling, or disposed to cavil; quibbing. R. -- Cav"il*ous*ly, adv. R. -- Cav"il*ous*ness, n. R.

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mixed-blood

  • noun a person whose ancestors belonged to two or more races

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scrap

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; chip; flake.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun worthless material that is to be disposed of
    trash; rubbish.

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welcomer

  • noun a person who greets
    greeter; saluter.
    • the newcomers were met by smiling greeters
  • adjective giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted
    welcome.
    • a welcome relief
    • a welcome guest
    • made the children feel welcome
    • you are welcome to join us

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rebutter

  • noun a debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument
    confuter; refuter; disprover.
  • noun (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder
    rebuttal.

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signatory

  • noun someone who signs and is bound by a document
    signer.

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fall_out

  • verb have a breach in relations
    • We fell out over a trivial question
  • verb come as a logical consequence; follow logically
    follow.
    • It follows that your assertion is false
    • the theorem falls out nicely

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counterterrorist

  • noun someone who attempts to prevent terrorism
  • adjective intended to prevent terrorism
    counterterror.
    • the government took counterterror measures

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goldbricking

  • noun the evasion of work or duty
    slacking; shirking; goofing off; soldiering.
  • verb deprive of by deceit
    rook; scam; gip; nobble; goldbrick; con; short-change; mulct; gyp; bunco; victimize; hornswoggle; diddle; defraud; swindle.
    • He swindled me out of my inheritance
    • She defrauded the customers who trusted her
    • the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change

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driveller

  • noun someone whose talk is trivial drivel
    jabberer.
  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    dribbler; drooler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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litigious

  • adjective of or relating to litigation
  • adjective satellite inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
    disputatious; combative; contentious; disputative.
    • a style described as abrasive and contentious
    • a disputatious lawyer
    • a litigious and acrimonious spirit

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collide

  • verb be incompatible; be or come into conflict
    jar; clash.
    • These colors clash
  • verb cause to collide
    • The physicists collided the particles

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good_person

  • noun a person who is good to other people

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unskilled_person

  • noun a person who lacks technical training

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dorothea_lynde_dix

  • noun United States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill; superintended women army nurses during the American Civil War (1802-1887)
    Dorothea Dix; Dix.

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shirking

  • noun the evasion of work or duty
    slacking; goofing off; soldiering; goldbricking.
  • verb avoid (one's assigned duties)
    goldbrick; shrink from; shirk; fiddle.
    • The derelict soldier shirked his duties

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mangler

  • noun a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples
    mutilator; maimer.

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collector

  • noun a person who collects things
    aggregator.
  • noun a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
    gatherer; accumulator.

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contend

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

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knife_fight

  • noun fighting with knives
    cut-and-thrust; snickersnee.

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haggling

  • noun an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
    wrangling; haggle; wrangle.
  • verb wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)
    chaffer; higgle; haggle; huckster.
    • Let's not haggle over a few dollars

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turning

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

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flower_child

  • noun someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
    hipster; hippie; hippy.

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wanter

  • noun a person who wants or needs something
    needer.
    • an owner of many things and needer of none

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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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aboriginal

  • noun an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    indigen; indigene; aborigine; native.
    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
  • noun a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
    Aborigine; Australian Aborigine; native Australian; Abo.

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struggle

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

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nondescript

  • noun a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    characterless.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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color-blind_person

  • noun a person unable to distinguish differences in hue

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oppose

  • verb be against; express opposition to
    • We oppose the ban on abortion
  • verb fight against or resist strongly
    defend; fight down; fight back; fight.
    • The senator said he would oppose the bill
    • Don't fight it!

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get_away

  • verb run away from confinement
    break loose; escape.
    • The convicted murderer escaped from a high security prison
  • verb escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action
    get out; escape; get off; get by.
    • She gets away with murder!
    • I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities

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unperson

  • noun a person regarded as nonexistent and having no rights; a person whose existence is systematically ignored (especially for ideological or political reasons)
    nonperson.
    • the former senator is treated as a nonperson by this administration
    • George Orwell predicted that political dissidents would be treated as unpersons

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comforter

  • noun commiserates with someone who has had misfortune
    sympathizer; sympathiser.
  • noun a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
    allayer; reliever.
    • a reliever of anxiety
    • an allayer of fears

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discriminator

  • noun a person who (or that which) differentiates
    differentiator.

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hedging

  • noun any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    hedge.
  • noun an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
    hedge.
    • when you say `maybe' you are just hedging

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pick_apart

  • verb find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    criticise; knock; criticize.
    • The paper criticized the new movie
    • Don't knock the food--it's free

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engagement

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun a meeting arranged in advance
    date; appointment.
    • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

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brabble

  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; pettifog; bicker; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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rate

  • noun a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
    • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
    • the rate of change was faster than expected
  • noun amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
    charge per unit.
    • a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5

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malingering

  • noun evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated
    skulking.
    • they developed a test to detect malingering
  • verb avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
    skulk; malinger.

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loved_one

  • noun a person who you love, usually a member of your family

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fastidiousness

  • noun the trait of being meticulous about matters of taste or style
    • neatness and fastidiousness of dress

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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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advisement

  • noun careful consideration
    weighing; deliberation.
    • a little deliberation would have deterred them

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nonpartisan

  • noun a person who is nonpartisan
    nonpartizan.
  • adjective free from party affiliation or bias
    nonpartizan.

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gambler

  • noun a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
  • noun someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    risk taker.

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rebuff

  • noun a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
    slight.
  • noun an instance of driving away or warding off
    repulse; snub.

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spoiler

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

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coward

  • noun a person who shows fear or timidity
  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Noel Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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abstinent

  • noun a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
    abstainer; nondrinker.
  • adjective satellite self-restraining; not indulging an appetite especially for food or drink
    abstentious.
    • not totally abstinent but abstemious

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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shell

  • noun ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
  • noun the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

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crab

  • noun decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crabby person.

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sounding

  • noun a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
  • noun the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

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laugher

  • noun a person who is laughing or who laughs easily
  • noun an easy victory
    romp; blowout; runaway; walkaway; shoo-in.

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handicapped_person

  • noun a person who has some condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically or mentally or socially

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affaire

  • noun a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
    affair; liaison; involvement; amour; intimacy.

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extravert

  • noun (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
    extrovert.
  • adjective satellite being concerned with the social and physical environment
    extroverted; extravertive; extrovertive; extraverted; extrovert.

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object

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

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rumble

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumbling; grumble; grumbling.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • noun a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage

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inconsistency

  • noun the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
    incompatibility; mutual exclusiveness; repugnance.
  • noun the quality of being inconsistent and lacking a harmonious uniformity among things or parts

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ejector

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

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clumsy_person

  • noun a person with poor motor coordination

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orderly

  • noun a soldier who serves as an attendant to a superior officer
    • the orderly laid out the general's uniform
  • noun a male hospital attendant who has general duties that do not involve the medical treatment of patients
    hospital attendant.

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scotch

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

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fussy

  • adjective satellite annoyed and irritable
    crabby; grouchy; ill-tempered; crabbed; cross; bad-tempered; grumpy.
  • adjective satellite overcrowded or cluttered with detail
    busy.
    • a busy painting
    • a fussy design

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prim

  • verb assume a prim appearance
    • They mince and prim
  • verb contract one's lips
    • She primmed her lips after every bite of food

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enjoyer

  • noun a person who delights in having or using or experiencing something

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tempter

  • noun a person who tempts others
    • Satan is the great tempter of mankind

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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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pardoner

  • noun a person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense
    excuser; forgiver.
  • noun a medieval cleric who raised money for the church by selling papal indulgences

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queer

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; pouf; faggot; fag.
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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departed

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; deceased person; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
  • verb move away from a place into another direction
    go; go away; depart.
    • Go away before I start to cry
    • The train departs at noon

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mutilator

  • noun a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples
    mangler; maimer.

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busy

  • verb keep busy with
    occupy.
    • She busies herself with her butterfly collection
  • adjective actively or fully engaged or occupied
    • busy with her work
    • a busy man
    • too busy to eat lunch

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squirmer

  • noun one who can't stay still (especially a child)
    wiggler; wriggler.
    • the toddler was a real wiggler on plane trips

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skirmisher

  • noun someone who skirmishes (e.g., as a member of a scouting party)

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cripple

  • noun someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
  • verb deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless
    stultify.
    • This measure crippled our efforts
    • Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work

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bush

  • noun a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
    shrub.
  • noun a large wilderness area

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rich

  • noun people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
    rich people.
    • only the very rich benefit from this legislation
  • adjective possessing material wealth
    • her father is extremely rich
    • many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles

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civil_rights_leader

  • noun a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups
    civil rights activist; civil rights worker.

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baffle

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

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yielder

  • noun a person who yields or surrenders
    surrenderer.

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effector

  • noun one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose
    effecter.
  • noun a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion

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pilpul

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indigen

  • noun an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    aboriginal; indigene; aborigine; native.
    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students

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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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linguist

  • noun a specialist in linguistics
    linguistic scientist.
  • noun a person who speaks more than one language
    polyglot.

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traverse

  • noun a horizontal beam that extends across something
    crosspiece; crossbeam; trave.
  • noun a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
    transom.

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observer

  • noun a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
    percipient; perceiver; beholder.
  • noun an expert who observes and comments on something
    commentator.

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gentile

  • noun a person who does not acknowledge your god
    heathen; infidel; pagan.
  • noun a person who is not a member of one's own religion; used in this sense by Mormons and Hindus

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resist

  • verb elude, especially in a baffling way
    defy; refuse.
    • This behavior defies explanation
  • verb stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    withstand; hold out; stand firm.

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money_dealer

  • noun a person who receives or invests or pays out money
    money handler.

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ruffle

  • noun a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
    flounce; frill; furbelow.
  • noun a high tight collar
    choker; neck ruff; ruff.

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gladiator

  • noun (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat
  • noun a professional boxer
    prizefighter.

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subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

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exponent

  • noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    advocator; proponent; advocate.
  • noun someone who expounds and interprets or explains

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meticulousness

  • noun strict attention to minute details
    punctiliousness; scrupulousness; meticulosity.

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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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scrag

  • noun a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
    thin person; skin and bones.
  • noun lean end of the neck

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personate

  • verb pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
    pose; impersonate.
    • She posed as the Czar's daughter
  • verb attribute human qualities to something
    personify.
    • The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous

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mincing

  • adjective satellite affectedly dainty or refined
    twee; prim; niminy-piminy; dainty.
  • verb make less severe or harsh
    moderate; mince; soften.
    • He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

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personalize

  • verb make personal or more personal
    individualize; personalise; individualise.
    • personalized service

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planner

  • noun a person who makes plans
    deviser; contriver.
  • noun a notebook for recording appointments and things to be done, etc.

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civilised

  • adjective having a high state of culture and development both social and technological
    civilized.
    • terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world
  • verb teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
    educate; civilise; school; train; cultivate; civilize.
    • Cultivate your musical taste
    • Train your tastebuds
    • She is well schooled in poetry

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resistant

  • adjective satellite relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
    immune.
  • adjective satellite able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
    tolerant.
    • the plant is tolerant of saltwater
    • these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided
    • the new hybrid is more resistant to drought

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adventurer

  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    venturer.
  • noun someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
    explorer.

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gemini

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini
    Twin.
  • noun a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere between Taurus and Cancer on the ecliptic

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argue

  • verb present reasons and arguments
    reason.
  • verb have an argument about something
    contend; debate; fence.

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prospect

  • noun the possibility of future success
    chance.
    • his prospects as a writer are excellent
  • noun belief about (or mental picture of) the future
    outlook; expectation.

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tough

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

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apprehender

  • noun a person who knows or apprehends
    knower.
  • noun a person who seizes or arrests (especially a person who seizes or arrests in the name of justice)

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blonde

  • noun a person with fair skin and hair
    blond.
  • noun a light grayish yellow to near white
    blond.

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weight_gainer

  • noun a person who gains weight
    gainer.

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copycat

  • noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
    aper; ape; imitator; emulator.

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petty

  • noun larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    petit larceny; petty larceny.
  • adjective satellite inferior in rank or status
    junior-grade; lower-ranking; lowly; subaltern; secondary.
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary

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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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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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second-rater

  • noun a person of second-rate ability or value
    mediocrity.
    • a team of aging second-raters
    • shone among the mediocrities who surrounded him

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abomination

  • noun a person who is loathsome or disgusting
  • noun hate coupled with disgust
    odium; execration; abhorrence; detestation; loathing.

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worker

  • noun a person who works at a specific occupation
    • he is a good worker
  • noun a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
    proletarian; prole.
    • workers of the world--unite!

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joust

  • noun a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
    tilt.
  • verb joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback

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refuter

  • noun a debater who refutes or disproves by offering contrary evidence or argument
    rebutter; confuter; disprover.

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child

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    kid.
    • they had three children
    • they were able to send their kids to college

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applied

  • adjective concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
    • applied physics
    • applied psychology
    • technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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exception

  • noun a deliberate act of omission
    elision; exclusion.
    • with the exception of the children, everyone was told the news
  • noun an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization; the only exception was her last child"
    • all her children were brilliant
    • an exception tests the rule

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chicanery

  • noun the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
    trickery; chicane; wile; shenanigan; guile.

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attack_aircraft

  • noun a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    fighter aircraft; fighter.

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baulker

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; noncompliant.

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near

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

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niggler

  • noun someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way
    carper.

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mangle

  • noun clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers
  • verb press with a mangle
    • mangle the sheets

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doormat

  • noun a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
    weakling; wuss.
  • noun a mat placed outside an exterior door for wiping the shoes before entering
    welcome mat.

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stink

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; reek; stench.
  • verb be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
    • This term paper stinks!

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outdoorsman

  • noun a person who spends time outdoors (e.g., hunting or fishing)

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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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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mouse

  • noun any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
  • noun a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
    black eye; shiner.

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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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grapple

  • noun a tool consisting of several hooks for grasping and holding; often thrown with a rope
    grappling hook; grapnel; grappling iron; grappler.
  • noun a dredging bucket with hinges like the shell of a clam
    clamshell.

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unfortunate

  • noun a person who suffers misfortune
    unfortunate person.
  • adjective not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
    • an unfortunate turn of events
    • an unfortunate decision
    • unfortunate investments
    • an unfortunate night for all concerned

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lightning_rod

  • noun someone who is a frequent target of negative reactions and serves to distract attention from another
  • noun a metallic conductor that is attached to a high point and leads to the ground; protects the building from destruction by lightning
    lightning conductor.

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decedent

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; departed; deceased person; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done

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fuss

  • noun an excited state of agitation
    pother; tizzy; dither; flap.
    • he was in a dither
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; trouble; hassle.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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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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untier

  • noun a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
    opener; undoer; unfastener.
    • children are talented undoers of their shoelaces

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greeter

  • noun a person who greets
    saluter; welcomer.
    • the newcomers were met by smiling greeters

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featherweight

  • noun an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 126 pounds
  • noun weighs 126-139 pounds

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obstructor

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

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butter

  • noun an edible emulsion of fat globules made by churning milk or cream; for cooking and table use
  • noun a fighter who strikes the opponent with his head

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goof

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goofball; buffoon; clown; merry andrew.

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mother

  • noun a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
    female parent.
    • the mother of three children
  • noun a stringy slimy substance consisting of yeast cells and bacteria; forms during fermentation and is added to cider or wine to produce vinegar

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fistfight

  • noun a fight with bare fists
    slugfest; fisticuffs.
  • verb fight with the fists
    • The man wanted to fist-fight

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civil_rights_worker

  • noun a leader of the political movement dedicated to securing equal opportunity for members of minority groups
    civil rights activist; civil rights leader.

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left

  • noun location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
    • she stood on the left
  • noun those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
    left wing.

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bad_person

  • noun a person who does harm to others

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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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generation_gap

  • noun a difference between the views of young people and their parents

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candidate

  • noun a politician who is running for public office
    nominee; campaigner.
  • noun someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
    prospect.

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aquarius

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aquarius
    Water Bearer.
  • noun a zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Capricornus and Pisces

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passive

  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
    passive voice.
    • `The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice
    • `The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive
  • adjective lacking in energy or will
    inactive.
    • Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith

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board

  • noun a committee having supervisory powers
    • the board has seven members
  • noun a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    plank.

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innocent

  • noun a person who lacks knowledge of evil
    inexperienced person.
  • adjective free from evil or guilt
    clean-handed; guiltless.
    • an innocent child
    • the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty

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contestant

  • noun a person who participates in competitions
  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    objector; dissident; dissenter; protester.

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bandy

  • verb toss or strike a ball back and forth
  • verb exchange blows

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quirk

  • noun a strange attitude or habit
    crotchet; quirkiness; queerness; oddity.
  • noun a narrow groove beside a beading

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bargy

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disagreement

  • noun a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters
    dissonance; dissension.
  • noun a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions
    divergence; discrepancy; variance.
    • a growing divergence of opinion

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six-footer

  • noun a person who is at least six feet tall

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boxer

  • noun someone who fights with his fists for sport
    pugilist.
  • noun a workman employed to pack things into containers
    packer; bagger.

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opener

  • noun the first event in a series
    • she played Chopin for her opener
    • the season's opener was a game against the Yankees
  • noun a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
    undoer; untier; unfastener.
    • children are talented undoers of their shoelaces

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birth

  • noun the time when something begins (especially life)
    • they divorced after the birth of the child
    • his election signaled the birth of a new age
  • noun the event of being born
    nativity; nascency; nascence.
    • they celebrated the birth of their first child

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rough-and-tumble

  • noun disorderly fighting
    tussle; dogfight; hassle; scuffle.
  • adjective satellite characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules
    bare-knuckle; bare-knuckled.
    • a rough-and-tumble fight
    • rough-and-tumble politics
    • undisguised bare-knuckle capitalism

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apart

  • adjective satellite remote and separate physically or socially
    obscure; isolated.
    • existed over the centuries as a world apart
    • preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson
    • tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
    • an obscure village
  • adjective satellite having characteristics not shared by others
    • scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush

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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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contradict

  • verb be in contradiction with
    negate; belie.
  • verb deny the truth of
    negate; contravene.

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nude

  • noun a painting of a naked human figure
    nude painting.
  • noun without clothing (especially in the phrase `in the nude')
    • they swam in the nude

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fisticuffs

  • noun a fight with bare fists
    fistfight; slugfest.
  • noun fighting with the fists
    pugilism; boxing.

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altercate

  • verb have a disagreement over something
    argufy; scrap; dispute; quarrel.
    • We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
    • These two fellows are always scrapping over something

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sloucher

  • noun a person who slouches; someone with a drooping carriage

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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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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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deaf

  • noun people who have severe hearing impairments
    • many of the deaf use sign language
  • verb make or render deaf
    deafen.
    • a deafening noise

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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hassle

  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; trouble; fuss.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother
  • noun disorderly fighting
    tussle; dogfight; scuffle; rough-and-tumble.

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escape

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

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fiduciary

  • noun a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary
    • it is illegal for a fiduciary to misappropriate money for personal gain
  • adjective relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e. the holding of something in trust for another)
    fiducial.
    • a fiduciary contract
    • in a fiduciary capacity
    • fiducial power

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doublespeak

  • noun any language that pretends to communicate but actually does not

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intellect

  • noun knowledge and intellectual ability
    mind.
    • he reads to improve his mind
    • he has a keen intellect
  • noun the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination
    reason; understanding.
    • we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil

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denier

  • noun a unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon
    • with an evening dress one wears 10 denier stockings
  • noun any of various former European coins of different denominations

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clash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; crash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a state of conflict between persons
    friction.

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for

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

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fox

  • noun alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs
  • noun a shifty deceptive person
    dodger; slyboots.

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rich_person

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    have; wealthy person.

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leo

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo
    Lion.
  • noun a zodiacal constellation in northern hemisphere between Cancer and Virgo

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fob

  • noun a vest pocket to hold a pocket watch
    watch pocket.
  • noun an adornment that hangs from a watch chain

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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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shaker

  • noun a person who wields power and influence
    mover and shaker.
    • a shaker of traditional beliefs
    • movers and shakers in the business world
  • noun a member of Christian group practicing celibacy and communal living and common possession of property and separation from the world

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brawl

  • noun an uproarious party
    do; bash.
  • noun a noisy fight in a crowd
    free-for-all.

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logomach

  • noun someone given to disputes over words
    logomachist.

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lefty

  • noun a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right
    left-hander; southpaw.
    • their pitcher was a southpaw
  • noun a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
    left-hander; left-handed pitcher; lefthander; left hander; southpaw.

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squeamish

  • adjective satellite excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
    overnice; nice; prissy; dainty.
    • too nice about his food to take to camp cooking
    • so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

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confrontation

  • noun a bold challenge
  • noun discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions

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defensive

  • noun an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
    defensive attitude.
  • adjective intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack
    • defensive weapons
    • a defensive stance

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peer

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    compeer; equal; match.
  • noun a nobleman (duke or marquis or earl or viscount or baron) who is a member of the British peerage

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super

  • noun a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector
    superintendent.
  • adjective satellite of the highest quality
    first-rate; ace; tops; topnotch; A-one; top-notch; crack; tiptop.
    • an ace reporter
    • a crack shot
    • a first-rate golfer
    • a super party
    • played top-notch tennis
    • an athlete in tiptop condition
    • she is absolutely tops

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unquibblingly

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hostilities

  • noun fighting; acts of overt warfare
    belligerency.
    • the outbreak of hostilities
  • noun a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
    ill will; hostility.
    • he could not conceal his hostility

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soldiering

  • noun skills that are required for the life of soldier
    soldiership.
  • noun the evasion of work or duty
    slacking; shirking; goofing off; goldbricking.

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primitive

  • noun a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
    primitive person.
  • noun a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived

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civil

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

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quibbler

  • noun a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections
    caviler; caviller; pettifogger.

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intellectual

  • noun a person who uses the mind creatively
    intellect.
  • adjective satellite of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
    noetic; rational.
    • intellectual problems
    • the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man

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down

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

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dissenting

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

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refined

  • adjective (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
    • she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship
    • refined people with refined taste
  • verb improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    down; polish; fine-tune; refine.
    • refine one's style of writing

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negroid

  • noun a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
    blackamoor; Black; Negro; Black person.
  • adjective satellite characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race
    • negroid features

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personage

  • noun another word for person; a person not meriting identification
    • a strange personage appeared at the door
  • noun a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
    important person; influential person.

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fight

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; engagement; conflict.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; combat; fighting.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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uncluttered

  • adjective satellite having nothing extraneous
    unlittered.
    • an uncluttered room
    • the unlittered shoulders of the road
  • verb rid of obstructions
    unclutter; clear.
    • Clear your desk

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seeker

  • noun someone making a search or inquiry
    quester; searcher.
    • they are seekers after truth
  • noun a missile equipped with a device that is attracted toward some kind of emission (heat or light or sound or radio waves)

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sniffler

  • noun a person who breathes audibly through a congested nose
    sniveler.

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war

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

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birth-control_campaigner

  • noun a social reformer who advocates birth control and family planning
    birth-control reformer.

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amateur

  • noun someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
  • noun an athlete who does not play for pay

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bereaved_person

  • noun a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved
    bereaved.
    • the bereaved do not always need to be taken care of

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advocator

  • noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    proponent; advocate; exponent.

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meliorist

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

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duel

  • noun a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
    affaire d'honneur.
  • noun any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)

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smasher

  • noun a person who smashes something
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; beauty; knockout; lulu; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.

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homunculus

  • noun a person who is very small but who is not otherwise deformed or abnormal
    manikin; mannikin.
  • noun a tiny fully formed individual that (according to the discredited theory of preformation) is supposed to be present in the sperm cell

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meliorism

  • noun the belief that the world can be made better by human effort

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emotional

  • adjective determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason
    • it was an emotional judgment
  • adjective of more than usual emotion
    • his behavior was highly emotional

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unwelcome_person

  • noun a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
    persona non grata.

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trim

  • noun a state of arrangement or appearance
    trimness.
    • in good trim
  • noun a decoration or adornment on a garment
    passementerie; trimming.
    • the trimming on a hat
    • the trim on a shirt

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juvenile

  • noun a young person, not fully developed
    juvenile person.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of or appropriate for children or young people
    • juvenile diabetes
    • juvenile fashions

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guinea_pig

  • noun a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
    case; subject.
    • the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly
    • the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities
  • noun stout-bodied nearly tailless domesticated cavy; often kept as a pet and widely used in research
    Cavia cobaya.

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trig

  • noun the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions
    trigonometry.
  • adjective satellite neat and smart in appearance
    trim; clean-cut.
    • a clean-cut and well-bred young man
    • the trig corporal in his jaunty cap
    • a trim beard

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sidestep

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

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expectorator

  • noun a person who spits (ejects saliva or phlegm from the mouth)
    spitter.
  • noun a medicine promoting expectoration
    expectorant.

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virgin

  • noun a person who has never had sex
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
    Virgo.

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fibbing

  • noun a trivial act of lying or being deliberately unclear
    paltering.
  • verb tell a relatively insignificant lie
    fib.
    • Fibbing is not acceptable, even if you don't call it lying

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face

  • noun the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    human face.
    • he washed his face
    • I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; look; aspect.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face

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indirect

  • adjective satellite having intervening factors or persons or influences
    • reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light
    • indirect evidence
    • an indirect cause
  • adjective not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination
    • sometimes taking an indirect path saves time
    • you must take an indirect course in sailing

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female_person

  • noun a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
    female.

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actor

  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; role player; histrion.
  • noun a person who acts and gets things done
    doer; worker.
    • he's a principal actor in this affair
    • when you want something done get a doer
    • he's a miracle worker

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protester

  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    contestant; objector; dissident; dissenter.
  • noun someone who participates in a public display of group feeling
    demonstrator.

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vanquisher

  • noun someone who is victorious by force of arms
    conqueror.

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quiddit

A subtilty; an equivocation. Obs. Shak.
By some strange quiddit or some wrested clause. Drayton.

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maimer

  • noun a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples
    mutilator; mangler.

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shootout

  • noun a fight involving shooting small arms with the intent to kill or frighten
    gunplay; gunfight.

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longer

  • noun a person with a strong desire for something
    yearner; thirster.
    • a longer for money
    • a thirster after blood
    • a yearner for knowledge
  • adjective primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    long.
    • a long life
    • a long boring speech
    • a long time
    • a long friendship
    • a long game
    • long ago
    • an hour long

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fastener

  • noun a person who fastens or makes fast
    • he found the door fastened and wondered who the fastener was
  • noun restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    fastening; fixing; holdfast.

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push

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

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deliberateness

  • noun a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry
    unhurriedness; deliberation; slowness.
  • noun the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision
    deliberation.
    • he was a man of judicial deliberation

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rod

  • noun a long thin implement made of metal or wood
  • noun any rod-shaped bacterium

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skin

  • noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    tegument; cutis.
    • your skin is the largest organ of your body
  • noun an outer surface (usually thin)
    • the skin of an airplane

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battle

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

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bomber

  • noun a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
  • noun a person who plants bombs

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row

  • noun an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line
    • a row of chairs
  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; quarrel.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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chicken-fight

  • verb fight while sitting on somebody's shoulders
    chickenfight.

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drug_user

  • noun a person who takes drugs
    substance abuser; user.

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vex

  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
  • verb disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
    worry.
    • I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me

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charge

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

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terror

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

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toucher

  • noun a person who causes or allows a part of the body to come in contact with someone or something

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argufy

  • verb have a disagreement over something
    altercate; scrap; dispute; quarrel.
    • We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America
    • These two fellows are always scrapping over something

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stonewaller

  • noun one who stonewalls or refuses to answer or cooperate; someone who delays by lengthy speeches etc.

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sparring_mate

  • noun a boxer who spars with another boxer who is training for an important fight
    sparring partner.

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southpaw

  • noun a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
    lefty; left-hander; left-handed pitcher; lefthander; left hander.
  • noun a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right
    left-hander; lefty.
    • their pitcher was a southpaw

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muscle_builder

  • noun someone who does special exercises to develop a brawny musculature
    muscleman; bodybuilder; muscle-builder; musclebuilder.

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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perceiver

  • noun a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
    percipient; observer; beholder.

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robert_owen

  • noun Welsh industrialist and social reformer who founded cooperative communities (1771-1858)
    Owen.

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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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undoer

  • noun a seducer who ruins a woman
    • she awoke in the arms of her cruel undoer
  • noun a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
    opener; untier; unfastener.
    • children are talented undoers of their shoelaces

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agitate

  • verb try to stir up public opinion
    stir up; foment.
  • verb cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    commove; turn on; excite; charge up; charge; rouse.
    • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

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heavyweight

  • noun an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 201 pounds
  • noun a wrestler who weighs more than 214 pounds

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chicken

  • noun the flesh of a chicken used for food
    poulet; volaille.
  • noun a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl
    Gallus gallus.

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public_relations_person

  • noun a person employed to establish and promote a favorable relationship with the public

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debate

  • noun a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
    argumentation; argument.
    • the argument over foreign aid goes on and on
  • noun the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it (usually followed by a vote)
    public debate; disputation.

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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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logomachy

  • noun argument about words or the meaning of words

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sentimentalist

  • noun someone who indulges in excessive sentimentality
    romanticist.

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celebrater

  • noun a person who is celebrating
    celebrant; celebrator.

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chicane

  • noun a bridge hand that is void of trumps
  • noun a movable barrier used in motor racing; sometimes placed before a dangerous corner to reduce speed as cars pass in single file

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roundhead

  • noun a brachycephalic person
  • noun a supporter of parliament and Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War

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nude_person

  • noun a naked person
    nude.

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combatant

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; fighter; belligerent; battler.
  • adjective satellite engaging in or ready for combat

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box

  • noun a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    loge.
    • the royal box was empty

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hell-rooster

  • noun someone who is a very fierce fighter
    gamecock; hell-kite.

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precursor

  • noun a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction)
  • noun a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
    forerunner.

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muscleman

  • noun a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard
    muscle.
    • the drug lord had his muscleman to protect him
  • noun someone who does special exercises to develop a brawny musculature
    bodybuilder; muscle builder; muscle-builder; musclebuilder.

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polemise

  • verb engage in a controversy
    polemicise; polemicize; polemize.
    • The two historians polemicized for years

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chartist

  • noun a 19th century English reformer who advocated better social and economic conditions for working people
  • noun a stock market analyst who tries to predict market trends from graphs of recent prices of securities
    technical analyst.

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reclaim

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

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nitpicker

  • noun someone who makes small and unjustified criticisms

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free_agent

  • noun (sports) a professional athlete who is free to sign a contract to play for any team
  • noun someone acting freely or even irresponsibly
    free spirit; freewheeler.

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aries

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries
    Ram.
  • noun a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Pisces and Taurus

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opposer

  • noun someone who offers opposition
    resister; adversary; antagonist; opponent.

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maidish

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by

  • adverb so as to pass a given point
    past.
    • every hour a train goes past
  • adverb in reserve; not for immediate use
    away; aside.
    • started setting aside money to buy a car
    • put something by for her old age
    • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

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aborigine

  • noun an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
    indigen; aboriginal; indigene; native.
    • the art of the natives of the northwest coast
    • the Canadian government scrapped plans to tax the grants to aboriginal college students
  • noun a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
    Aboriginal; Australian Aborigine; native Australian; Abo.

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handler

  • noun one who trains or exhibits animals
    animal trainer.
  • noun an agent who handles something or someone
    • the senator's campaign handlers

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survivalist

  • noun someone who tries to insure their personal survival or the survival of their group or nation

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beholder

  • noun a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
    percipient; perceiver; observer.

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cashier

  • noun an employee of a bank who receives and pays out money
    bank clerk; teller.
  • noun a person responsible for receiving payments for goods and services (as in a shop or restaurant)

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social_dancer

  • noun a person who participates in a social gathering arranged for dancing (as a ball)
    dancer.

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scratcher

  • noun a workman who uses a tool for scratching
  • noun a person who scratches to relieve an itch

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armed_combat

  • noun an engagement fought between two military forces
    combat.

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snickersnee

  • noun fighting with knives
    cut-and-thrust; knife fight.

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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get_out

  • verb move out of or depart from
    leave; go out; exit.
    • leave the room
    • the fugitive has left the country
  • verb take out of a container or enclosed space
    bring out.
    • Get out your best dress--we are going to a party!

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modifier

  • noun a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
    qualifier.
  • noun a moderator who makes less extreme or uncompromising

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deceased

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; departed; deceased person; dead soul.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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dodge

  • noun an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
    stratagem; contrivance.
    • his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track
  • noun a quick evasive movement

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bust

  • noun a complete failure
    flop; fizzle.
    • the play was a dismal flop
  • noun the chest of a woman
    female chest.

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polemicize

  • verb engage in a controversy
    polemise; polemicise; polemize.
    • The two historians polemicized for years

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agent

  • noun an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
    • their research uncovered new disease agents
  • noun a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

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critic

  • noun a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art
  • noun anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

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romanticist

  • noun someone who indulges in excessive sentimentality
    sentimentalist.
  • noun an artist of the Romantic Movement or someone influenced by Romanticism
    romantic.

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admirer

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; supporter; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun a person who admires; someone who esteems or respects or approves

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man_jack

  • noun a single individual
    • every man jack

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mauler

  • noun a fighter who batters the opponent
    • Jack Dempsey was called a mauler

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dogfight

  • noun a fiercely disputed contest
    • their rancor dated from a political dogfight between them
    • a real dogfight for third place
    • a prolonged dogfight over their rival bids for the contract
  • noun disorderly fighting
    tussle; hassle; scuffle; rough-and-tumble.

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tilt

  • noun a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
    joust.
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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immune

  • noun a person who is immune to a particular infection
  • adjective relating to the condition of immunity
    • the immune system

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gang_fight

  • noun a fight between rival gangs of adolescents
    rumble.

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divider

  • noun a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics
    splitter.
  • noun a person who separates something into parts or groups

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cavil

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    quibble; quiddity.
  • verb raise trivial objections
    carp; chicane.

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explorer

  • noun someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
    adventurer.
  • noun a commercial browser
    Internet Explorer; IE.

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loose_cannon

  • noun a person who is expected to perform a particular task but who is out of control and dangerous

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swayer

  • noun a person who rules or commands
    ruler.
    • swayer of the universe

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dead_soul

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; departed; deceased person; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done

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man

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

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applicant

  • noun a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
    applier.

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warring

  • adjective satellite engaged in war
    militant; belligerent; war-ridden.
    • belligerent (or warring) nations
  • verb make or wage war
    war.

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succeeder

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

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gap

  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    spread.
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs
  • noun an open or empty space in or between things
    opening.
    • there was a small opening between the trees
    • the explosion made a gap in the wall

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right_hander

  • noun a person who uses the right hand more skillfully than the left
    right-hander; righthander.

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skirmish

  • noun a minor short-term fight
    encounter; brush; clash.
  • verb engage in a skirmish

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jat

  • noun a member of an Indo-European people widely scattered throughout the northwest of the Indian subcontinent and consisting of Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs

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pettyfogger

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take_exception

  • verb raise a formal objection in a court of law
    challenge.

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emotional_person

  • noun a person subject to strong states of emotion

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white

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.
  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.

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primitive_person

  • noun a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
    primitive.

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aper

  • noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
    copycat; ape; imitator; emulator.

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pugnacity

  • noun a natural disposition to be hostile
    belligerence; aggressiveness.

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jib

  • noun any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
  • verb refuse to comply
    resist; baulk; balk.

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redheader

  • noun someone who has red hair
    redhead; carrottop; red-header.

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infraction

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

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non

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

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killer

  • noun someone who causes the death of a person or animal
    slayer.
  • noun the causal agent resulting in death
    cause of death.
    • heart disease is the biggest killer in the United States

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super_heavyweight

  • noun an amateur boxer who weighs more than 201 pounds

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wealthy

  • adjective satellite having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
    moneyed; loaded; flush; affluent.
    • an affluent banker
    • a speculator flush with cash
    • not merely rich but loaded
    • moneyed aristocrats
    • wealthy corporations

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in-fighting

  • noun conflict between members of the same organization (usually concealed from outsiders)
  • noun boxing at close quarters

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realist

  • noun a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them
  • noun a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly

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look-alike

  • noun someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
    double; image.
    • he could be Gingrich's double
    • she's the very image of her mother
  • adjective satellite resembling closely
    • they have look-alike cars

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mutual_exclusiveness

  • noun the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time
    incompatibility; repugnance; inconsistency.

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quarter

  • noun one of four equal parts
    twenty-five percent; fourth part; one-quarter; quartern; one-fourth; fourth.
    • a quarter of a pound
  • noun a district of a city having some distinguishing character
    • the Latin Quarter

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single_combat

  • noun a fight between two people
    • in all armies there were officers who needed to prove their bravery by single combat

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pernickety

  • adjective satellite characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details
    persnickety.
    • a persnickety job
    • a persnickety school teacher

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disentangler

  • noun a person who removes tangles; someone who takes something out of a tangled state
    unraveller; unraveler.

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belligerence

  • noun hostile or warlike attitude or nature
    belligerency.
  • noun a natural disposition to be hostile
    pugnacity; aggressiveness.

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socializer

  • noun a person who takes part in social activities
    socialiser.

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belligerency

  • noun hostile or warlike attitude or nature
    belligerence.
  • noun fighting; acts of overt warfare
    hostilities.
    • the outbreak of hostilities

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argy

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light_flyweight

  • noun an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 106 pounds

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carp

  • noun the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
  • noun any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae

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rebel

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    insurgent; freedom fighter; insurrectionist.
  • noun `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
    Reb; Johnny Reb; greyback; Johnny.

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straight_person

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight; heterosexual person; heterosexual.

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waiter

  • noun a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)
    server.
  • noun a person who waits or awaits

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quibble

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    cavil; quiddity.
  • verb evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

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ostrich

  • noun a person who refuses to face reality or recognize the truth (a reference to the popular notion that the ostrich hides from danger by burying its head in the sand)
  • noun fast-running African flightless bird with two-toed feet; largest living bird
    Struthio camelus.

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thing

  • noun a special situation
    • this thing has got to end
    • it is a remarkable thing
  • noun an action
    • how could you do such a thing?

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quibble

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    cavil; quiddity.
  • verb evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

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weakling

  • noun a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
    doormat; wuss.

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first

  • noun the first or highest in an ordering or series
    number one.
    • He wanted to be the first
  • noun the first element in a countable series
    number 1; number one.
    • the first of the month

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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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force_out

  • noun a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base
    force play; force-out; force.
    • the shortstop got the runner at second on a force
  • verb force to leave (an office)
    depose.

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walk-in

  • noun person who walks in without having an appointment
    • the emergency room was overrun with walk-ins
  • noun an operative who initiates his own defection (usually to a hostile country) for political asylum

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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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clumsy

  • adjective satellite lacking grace in movement or posture
    gawky; unwieldy; clunky; ungainly.
    • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
    • clumsy fingers
    • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
    • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair
  • adjective satellite not elegant or graceful in expression
    awkward; inept; ill-chosen; inapt; cumbersome.
    • an awkward prose style
    • a clumsy apology
    • his cumbersome writing style
    • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

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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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extrovert

  • noun (psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
    extravert.
  • adjective satellite being concerned with the social and physical environment
    extroverted; extravertive; extrovertive; extravert; extraverted.

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engineer

  • noun a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
    applied scientist; technologist.
  • noun the operator of a railway locomotive
    locomotive engineer; railroad engineer; engine driver.

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stifler

  • noun a person who stifles or smothers or suppresses
    smotherer.
    • he is a real conversation stifler
    • I see from all the yawn smotherers that it is time to stop

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run_afoul

  • verb go against, as of rules and laws
    infringe; conflict; contravene.
    • He ran afoul of the law
    • This behavior conflicts with our rules

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pull_a_fast_one_on

  • verb deceive somebody
    play tricks; flim-flam; play a joke on; fox; trick; play a trick on; fob.
    • We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week

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haggle

  • noun an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
    wrangling; haggling; wrangle.
  • verb wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)
    chaffer; higgle; huckster.
    • Let's not haggle over a few dollars

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bantamweight

  • noun weighs 115-126 pounds
  • noun an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 119 pounds

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spurner

  • noun a person who rejects (someone or something) with contempt
    • she was known as a spurner of all suitors
    • he was no spurner of rules

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indicate

  • verb be a signal for or a symptom of
    bespeak; signal; betoken; point.
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  • verb indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    show; designate; point.
    • I showed the customer the glove section
    • He pointed to the empty parking space
    • he indicated his opponents

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friend

  • noun a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
    • he was my best friend at the university
  • noun an associate who provides cooperation or assistance
    ally.
    • he's a good ally in fight

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prissy

  • adjective satellite exaggeratedly proper
    puritanical; square-toed; straight-laced; straitlaced; strait-laced; tight-laced; victorian; prudish; prim; straightlaced; priggish.
    • my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts
  • adjective satellite excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
    overnice; squeamish; nice; dainty.
    • too nice about his food to take to camp cooking
    • so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow

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baldy

  • noun a person whose head is bald
    baldhead; baldpate.

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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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footer

  • noun (used only in combinations) the height or length of something in feet
    • he is a six-footer
    • the golfer sank a 40-footer
    • his yacht is a 60-footer
  • noun a person who travels by foot
    walker; pedestrian.

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bust-up

  • noun a serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship)

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baby_buster

  • noun a person born in the generation following the baby boom when the birth rate fell dramatically
    buster.

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optimist

  • noun a person disposed to take a favorable view of things

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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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contentious

  • adjective satellite inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
    disputatious; combative; litigious; disputative.
    • a style described as abrasive and contentious
    • a disputatious lawyer
    • a litigious and acrimonious spirit
  • adjective satellite involving or likely to cause controversy
    • a central and contentious element of the book"- Tim W.Ferfuson

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polemic

  • noun a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
    polemist; polemicist.
  • noun a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)

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argument

  • noun a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    statement.
    • it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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turner

  • noun a tumbler who is a member of a turnverein
  • noun United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831)
    Nat Turner.

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israelite

  • noun a native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Israel
  • noun a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
    Jew; Hebrew.

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sorehead

  • noun someone who is peevish or disgruntled

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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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comstock

  • noun United States reformer who led moral crusades against art and literature that he considered obscene (1844-1915)
    Anthony Comstock.

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closer

  • noun a person who closes something
    • whoever is the closer has to turn out the lights and lock up
  • noun (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
    finisher.

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arguing

  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; tilt; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument
  • verb present reasons and arguments
    reason; argue.

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hebrew

  • noun the ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel
  • noun a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
    Israelite; Jew.

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get_off

  • verb leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
  • verb be relieved of one's duties temporarily

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third-rater

  • noun one who is third-rate or distinctly inferior

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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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scrappiness

  • noun the trait of being scrappy and pugnacious

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infringement

  • noun an act that disregards an agreement or a right
    violation.
    • he claimed a violation of his rights under the Fifth Amendment
  • noun a crime less serious than a felony
    violation; infraction; misdemeanor; misdemeanour.

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higgle

  • verb wrangle (over a price, terms of an agreement, etc.)
    chaffer; haggle; huckster.
    • Let's not haggle over a few dollars

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demonstrator

  • noun a teacher or teacher's assistant who demonstrates the principles that are being taught
  • noun someone who demonstrates an article to a prospective buyer
    sales demonstrator.

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right-hander

  • noun (baseball) a pitcher who throws with the right hand
    right-handed pitcher.
  • noun a person who uses the right hand more skillfully than the left
    righthander; right hander.

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fend

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

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objector

  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    contestant; dissident; dissenter; protester.

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malcontent

  • noun a person who is discontented or disgusted
  • adjective satellite discontented as toward authority
    ill-affected; disaffected; rebellious.

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dispute

  • noun a disagreement or argument about something important
    difference of opinion; difference; conflict.
    • he had a dispute with his wife
    • there were irreconcilable differences
    • the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats
  • noun coming into conflict with
    contravention.

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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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cannon

  • noun a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
  • noun heavy gun fired from a tank

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unfastener

  • noun a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
    opener; undoer; untier.
    • children are talented undoers of their shoelaces

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hippy

  • noun someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
    hipster; hippie; flower child.

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hedge

  • noun a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
    hedgerow.
  • noun any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    hedging.

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gem

  • noun art highly prized for its beauty or perfection
    treasure.
  • noun a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
    stone; gemstone.
    • he had the gem set in a ring for his wife
    • she had jewels made of all the rarest stones

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small_person

  • noun a person of below average size

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person_of_colour

  • noun (formal) any non-European non-white person
    person of color.

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relative

  • noun a person related by blood or marriage
    relation.
    • police are searching for relatives of the deceased
    • he has distant relations back in New Jersey
  • noun an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
    congeneric; congener; congenator.

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duelist

  • noun a person who fights duels
    dueller; dueler; duellist.

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afoul

  • adjective satellite especially of a ship's lines etc
    fouled; foul.
    • with its sails afoul
    • a foul anchor

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sport

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    athletics.
  • noun the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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bear_down

  • verb exert a force with a heavy weight
    drag down; press down on; weigh down; bear down on.
    • The snow bore down on the roof
  • verb contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
    overbear.

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denizen

  • noun a person who inhabits a particular place
    inhabitant; indweller; habitant; dweller.
  • noun a plant or animal naturalized in a region
    • denizens of field and forest
    • denizens of the deep

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inexperienced_person

  • noun a person who lacks knowledge of evil
    innocent.

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insured_person

  • noun a person whose interests are protected by an insurance policy; a person who contracts for an insurance policy that indemnifies him against loss of property or life or health etc.
    insured.

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wuss

  • noun a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
    doormat; weakling.

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jumper

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

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pettifog

  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; squabble; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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charmer

  • noun someone with an assured and ingratiating manner
    smoothie; smoothy; sweet talker.
  • noun a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness)
    beguiler.

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dissidence

  • noun disagreement; especially disagreement with the government

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demur

  • noun (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
    demurral; demurrer.
  • verb take exception to
    except.
    • he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday

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expression

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

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totemist

  • noun a person who belongs to a clan or tribe having a totem

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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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elizabethan

  • noun a person who lived during the reign of Elizabeth I
    • William Shakespeare was an Elizabethan
  • adjective of or relating to Elizabeth I of England or to the age in which she ruled as queen
    • Elizabethan music

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flim-flam

  • verb deceive somebody
    play tricks; play a joke on; fox; pull a fast one on; trick; play a trick on; fob.
    • We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week

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thin_person

  • noun a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
    scrag; skin and bones.

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anti

  • noun a person who is opposed (to an action or policy or practice etc.)
    • the antis smelled victory after a long battle
  • adjective not in favor of (an action or proposal etc.)

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slogger

  • noun someone who walks in a laborious heavy-footed manner
    plodder; trudger.
  • noun someone who works slowly and monotonously for long hours
    plodder.

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runaway

  • noun an easy victory
    laugher; romp; blowout; walkaway; shoo-in.
  • noun someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
    fugitive; fleer.
    • fugitives from the sweatshops

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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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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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set-to

  • noun a brief but vigorous fight

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dorothea_dix

  • noun United States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill; superintended women army nurses during the American Civil War (1802-1887)
    Dorothea Lynde Dix; Dix.

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tug

  • noun a sudden abrupt pull
    jerk.
  • noun a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
    tugboat; tower; towboat.

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visually_impaired_person

  • noun someone who has inferior vision

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skin_and_bones

  • noun a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
    thin person; scrag.

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red-header

  • noun someone who has red hair
    redhead; redheader; carrottop.

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tiger

  • noun a fierce or audacious person
    • he's a tiger on the tennis court
    • it aroused the tiger in me
  • noun large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered
    Panthera tigris.

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spirit

  • noun the vital principle or animating force within living things
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; feel; tone; flavor; feeling; smell.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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case

  • noun an occurrence of something
    instance; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    event.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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handicapped

  • noun people collectively who are crippled or otherwise physically handicapped
    disabled.
    • technology to help the elderly and the disabled
  • verb injure permanently
    handicap; disable; incapacitate; invalid.
    • He was disabled in a car accident

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cut-and-thrust

  • noun fighting with knives
    snickersnee; knife fight.

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huckster

  • noun a seller of shoddy goods
    cheap-jack.
  • noun a person who writes radio or tv advertisements

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puncher

  • noun a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
    cowherd; cowboy; cowpuncher; cowpoke; cattleman; cowman; cowhand.
  • noun someone who delivers punches

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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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spousal_equivalent

  • noun a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
    spouse equivalent; significant other; domestic partner.

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agnostic

  • noun someone who is doubtful or noncommittal about something
    doubter.
  • noun a person who claims that they cannot have true knowledge about the existence of God (but does not deny that God might exist)

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dissident

  • noun a person who dissents from some established policy
    contestant; objector; dissenter; protester.
  • adjective satellite characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
    heterodox; heretical.

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someone

  • noun a human being
    somebody; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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tidiness

  • noun the habit of being tidy
  • noun the trait of being neat and orderly
    neatness.

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allayer

  • noun a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
    comforter; reliever.
    • a reliever of anxiety
    • an allayer of fears

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slobberer

  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    driveller; dribbler; drooler.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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granter

  • noun a person who grants or gives something

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persona

  • noun an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
    role; part; character; theatrical role.
    • she played the part of Desdemona
  • noun (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world
    image.
    • a public image is as fragile as Humpty Dumpty

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patrician

  • noun a person of refined upbringing and manners
  • noun a member of the aristocracy
    aristocrat; blue blood.

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welterweight

  • noun a weight of 28 pounds; sometimes imposed as a handicap in a horse race (such as a steeplechase)
  • noun an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 148 pounds

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squeamishness

  • noun a mild state of nausea
    qualm; queasiness.
  • noun the trait of being excessively fastidious and easily shocked
    • the program was withdrawn because of the squeamishness of some viewers
    • he refused to allow squeamishness to deter him from his duty

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middleweight

  • noun an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 165 pounds
  • noun a wrestler who weighs 172-192 pounds

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escape_mechanism

  • noun a form of behavior that evades unpleasant realities

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slav

  • noun any member of the people of eastern Europe or Asian Russia who speak a Slavonic language
  • adjective speaking a Slavic language
    • the Slav population of Georgia

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abstainer

  • noun someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline
    ascetic.
  • noun a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
    abstinent; nondrinker.

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capturer

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

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money

  • noun the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    • we tried to collect the money he owed us
  • noun wealth reckoned in terms of money
    • all his money is in real estate

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personhood

  • noun being a person
    • finding her own personhood as a campus activist

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skulking

  • noun evading duty or work by pretending to be incapacitated
    malingering.
    • they developed a test to detect malingering
  • verb lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
    skulk; lurk.