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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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commensal

  • noun either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
  • adjective living in a state of commensalism

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shoot_the_breeze

  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    chit-chat; chew the fat; confab; chitchat; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; natter; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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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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foul

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

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union_member

  • noun a worker who belongs to a trade union
    trade unionist; unionist.

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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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asian

Of or pertaining to Asia; Asiatic. "Asian princes." Jer. Taylor. -- n. An Asiatic.

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signalize

  • verb provide with traffic signals
    signalise.
    • signalize a busy intersection
  • verb communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    signalise; signal; sign.
    • He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
    • The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

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tackiness

  • noun the property of being cohesive and sticky
    gluiness; gumminess; cohesiveness; glueyness; viscidness; ropiness; viscidity.
  • noun tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
    tat; cheapness; sleaze.

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squealer

  • noun one who reveals confidential information in return for money
    informer; rat; betrayer; blabber.
  • noun domestic swine
    grunter; hog; Sus scrofa; pig.

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localized

  • adjective satellite confined or restricted to a particular location
    localised.
    • the localized infection formed a definite abscess
  • verb identify the location or place of
    localize; localise; place.
    • We localized the source of the infection

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feeding

  • noun the act of consuming food
    eating.
  • noun the act of supplying food and nourishment
    alimentation.

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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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swan

  • noun stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; assert; swear; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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scold

  • noun someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
    nagger; common scold; nag; scolder.
  • verb censure severely or angrily
    call on the carpet; rag; dress down; remonstrate; chew out; take to task; call down; jaw; lambast; trounce; chide; berate; chew up; have words; rebuke; reprimand; reproof; lecture; bawl out; lambaste.
    • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

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lyrist

  • noun a person who writes the words for songs
    lyricist.

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send_word

  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; apprise; give notice; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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teaching

  • noun the profession of a teacher
    pedagogy; instruction.
    • he prepared for teaching while still in college
    • pedagogy is recognized as an important profession
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; commandment.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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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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well_over

  • verb flow or run over (a limit or brim)
    run over; overflow; brim over; overrun.

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sinking

  • noun a descent as through liquid (especially through water)
    • they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic
  • noun a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)
    • after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market
    • he could not control the sinking of his legs

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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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collaborate

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

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appal

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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barium

  • noun a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite
    atomic number 56; Ba.

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saskatchewan

  • noun one of the three prairie provinces in west central Canada
    • vast fields of wheat grow on Saskatchewan's prairies

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void

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

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asthmatic

  • noun a person suffering from asthma
    • she is a chronic asthmatic
    • the painful gasps of a dying asthmatic
  • adjective satellite relating to breathing with a whistling sound
    wheezing; wheezy.

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traitorousness

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

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befoul

  • verb spot, stain, or pollute
    defile; maculate; foul.
    • The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it

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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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persona_non_grata

  • noun a diplomat who is unacceptable to the government to which he is sent
  • noun a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
    unwelcome person.

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bring_down

  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; lower; get down; let down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf
  • verb cause the downfall of; of rulers
    subvert; overturn; overthrow.
    • The Czar was overthrown
    • subvert the ruling class

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prattler

  • noun someone who speaks in a childish way

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semaphore

  • noun an apparatus for visual signaling with lights or mechanically moving arms
  • verb send signals by or as if by semaphore

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gerbille

  • noun small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping
    gerbil.

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mopper

  • noun a worker who uses a mop to clean a surface

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put_one_over

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

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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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exaggerate

  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    overdraw; magnify; overstate; hyperbolize; hyperbolise; amplify.
    • tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery
  • verb do something to an excessive degree
    overdo.
    • He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups

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loneliness

  • noun the state of being alone in solitary isolation
    solitariness.
  • noun sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
    forlornness; desolation.

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blat_out

  • verb announce loudly
    blare out.

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moonlighter

  • noun a person who holds a second job (usually after hours)

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flashy

  • adjective satellite tastelessly showy
    garish; gaudy; brassy; meretricious; tatty; tawdry; flash; cheap; tacky; gimcrack; loud; trashy.
    • a flash car
    • a flashy ring
    • garish colors
    • a gaudy costume
    • loud sport shirts
    • a meretricious yet stylish book
    • tawdry ornaments
  • adjective satellite (used especially of clothes) marked by conspicuous display
    showy; gaudy; sporty; jazzy.

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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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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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deplorable

  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; lamentable; sorry.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs
  • adjective satellite of very poor quality or condition
    miserable; execrable; woeful; wretched.
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment

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chew

  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    plug; wad; quid; cud; chaw.
  • noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
    manduction; chewing; mastication.

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trump

  • noun a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps
    trump card.
    • the ace of trumps is a sure winner
  • noun (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand
    • clubs were declared trumps
    • a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led

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shoveler

  • noun a worker who shovels
    shoveller.
    • a shoveler of coal
  • noun freshwater duck of the northern hemisphere having a broad flat bill
    Anas clypeata; broadbill; shoveller.

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sooty

  • adjective satellite of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
    coal-black; jet-black; jet; pitchy.
  • adjective satellite covered with or as if with soot
    • a sooty chimney

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gymnure

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respondent

  • noun the codefendant (especially in a divorce proceeding) who is accused of adultery with the corespondent
  • noun someone who responds
    responder; answerer.

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give_notice

  • verb terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    give the axe; send away; give the sack; fire; dismiss; terminate; displace; sack; force out; can.
    • The boss fired his secretary today
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; send word; apprise; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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pubic

  • adjective relating or near the pubis
    • pubic bones
    • pubic hair

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direct

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

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sapropel

  • noun sludge (rich in organic matter) that accumulates at the bottom of lakes or oceans

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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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persuade

  • verb win approval or support for
    carry; sway.
    • Carry all before one
    • His speech did not sway the voters
  • verb cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
    • You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!

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manufacturing_business

  • noun a business engaged in manufacturing some product
    maker; manufacturer.

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yack

  • noun noisy talk
    chatter; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • verb talk incessantly and tiresomely
    jaw; yap away; yack away; rattle on.

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channelize

  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; manoeuver; steer.
  • verb make a channel for; provide with a channel
    channelise.
    • channelize the country for better transportation

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pubis

  • noun one of the three sections of the hipbone; together these two bones form the front of the pelvis
    pubic bone; os pubis.

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enounce

  • verb speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
    sound out; pronounce; enunciate; articulate; say.
    • She pronounces French words in a funny way
    • I cannot say `zip wire'
    • Can the child sound out this complicated word?

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monster

  • noun an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
  • noun someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
    giant; colossus; behemoth; goliath.

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tawdriness

  • noun tasteless showiness
    gaudiness; glitz; meretriciousness; flashiness; brashness; loudness; garishness.

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taeromys

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inelegance

  • noun the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

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religious

  • noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    spiritual.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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pawer

  • noun a person who handles or caresses in a clumsy or overfamiliar manner

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negociate

  • verb be successful; achieve a goal
    manage; bring off; carry off; pull off.
    • She succeeded in persuading us all
    • I managed to carry the box upstairs
    • She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it
    • The pianist negociated the difficult runs
  • verb sell or discount
    • negociate securities

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poison

  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

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news_report

  • noun a short account of the news
    report; story; account; write up.
    • the report of his speech
    • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
    • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

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blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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maverick

  • noun someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
    rebel.
  • noun an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it

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metadata

  • noun data about data
    • a library catalog is metadata because it describes publications

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forlornness

  • noun sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
    loneliness; desolation.

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prate

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    prattle; chin music; blether; idle talk.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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drooler

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

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reporter

  • noun a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories
    newsperson; newsman.

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mattress_pad

  • noun a protective pad over a mattress to protect it

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delicti

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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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previse

  • verb warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning
    forewarn.
    • I forewarned him of the trouble that would arise if he showed up at his ex-wife's house
  • verb realize beforehand
    anticipate; foreknow; foresee.

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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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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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interpret

  • verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
    see; construe.
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?
  • verb give an interpretation or explanation to
    rede.

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data_point

  • noun an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
    datum.

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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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prattle

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    chin music; prate; blether; idle talk.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    prate; chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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economics

  • noun the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
    economic science; political economy.

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give_away

  • verb make a gift of
    • She gave away her antique furniture
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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jumping_plant_louse

  • noun small active cicada-like insect with hind legs adapted for leaping; feeds on plant juices
    psyllid; psylla.

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powderpuff

  • noun a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin
    puff.

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verbalise

  • verb be verbose
    verbalize.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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mentor

  • noun a wise and trusted guide and advisor
    wise man.
  • verb serve as a teacher or trusted counselor
    • The famous professor mentored him during his years in graduate school
    • She is a fine lecturer but she doesn't like mentoring

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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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lonesome

  • adjective satellite being the only one; single and isolated from others
    solitary; only; sole; lone.
    • the lone doctor in the entire county
    • a lonesome pine
    • an only child
    • the sole heir
    • the sole example
    • a solitary instance of cowardice
    • a solitary speck in the sky
  • adjective satellite marked by dejection from being alone
    lonely.
    • felt sad and lonely
    • the loneliest night of the week
    • lonesome when her husband is away
    • spent a lonesome hour in the bar

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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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maunder

  • verb wander aimlessly
  • verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    mussitate; mumble; mutter.

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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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musahar

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talk_about

  • verb to consider or examine in speech or writing
    discourse; discuss.
    • The author talks about the different aspects of this question
    • The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'
  • verb discuss or mention
    talk of.
    • They spoke of many things

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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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srilankamys

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scoffer

  • noun someone who eats food rapidly and greedily
    gorger.
  • noun someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
    jeerer; flouter; mocker.

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lavatory

  • noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    toilet; bathroom; privy; can; lav; john.
  • noun a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face
    washbasin; basin; washstand; washbowl.
    • he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face

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archaeological

  • adjective related to or dealing with or devoted to archaeology
    archeological; archaeologic; archeologic.
    • an archaeological dig
    • a dramatic archaeological discovery

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sympathise

  • verb share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of
    sympathize.
  • verb to feel or express sympathy or compassion
    sympathize; commiserate.

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large_person

  • noun a person of greater than average size

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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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grumbler

  • noun a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
    squawker; moaner; sniveller; crybaby; complainer; whiner; bellyacher.

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faultfinder

  • noun someone who is critical of the motives of others
    cynic.

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repeater

  • noun a person who repeats
    • the audience consisted largely of repeaters who had seen the movie many times
  • noun someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
    habitual criminal; recidivist.

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straggling

  • adjective satellite spreading out in different directions
    sprawling; rambling; straggly.
    • sprawling handwriting
    • straggling branches
    • straggly hair
  • verb wander from a direct or straight course
    straggle; digress; depart; sidetrack.

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stemmer

  • noun a worker who strips the stems from moistened tobacco leaves and binds the leaves together into books
    sprigger; stripper.
  • noun a worker who makes or applies stems for artificial flowers

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ratty

  • adjective of or characteristic of rats
  • adjective satellite showing signs of wear and tear
    moth-eaten; tatty; shabby.
    • a ratty old overcoat
    • shabby furniture
    • an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains

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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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