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ravish (Also ravished, ravishes, ravishing) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to ravish

foul

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

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corruptive

  • adjective satellite tending to corrupt or pervert
    pestiferous; perversive.

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plump_out

  • verb depart suddenly
    • He plumped out of the house
  • verb make fat or plump
    fatten up; fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

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sleep

  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    slumber.
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sopor.

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perverted

  • adjective satellite (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
    kinky.
    • kinky sex
    • perverted practices
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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conjuring

  • noun calling up a spirit or devil
    conjuration; conjury; invocation.
  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain

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barbarization

  • noun an act that makes people primitive and uncivilized
    barbarisation.

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hate

  • noun the emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
    hatred.
  • verb dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
    detest.
    • I hate Mexican food
    • She detests politicians

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conjure

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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shedder

  • noun an attacker who sheds or spills blood
    spiller.
    • a great hunter and spiller of blood

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increase

  • noun a quantity that is added
    addition; gain.
    • there was an addition to property taxes this year
    • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
  • noun a change resulting in an increase
    • the increase is scheduled for next month

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black_magic

  • noun the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
    black art; sorcery; necromancy.

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oxidise

  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidize; oxidate.
  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidize; oxidate.
    • This metal oxidizes easily

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violate

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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untie

  • verb undo the ties of
    unbrace; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner
  • verb cause to become loose
    loosen; undo.
    • undo the shoelace
    • untie the knot
    • loosen the necktie

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automatize

  • verb turn into an automaton
    automatise.
  • verb make automatic or control or operate automatically
    automatise; automate.
    • automatize the production
    • automate the movement of the robot

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bludgeon

  • noun a club used as a weapon
  • verb overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
    • The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas

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tickle

  • noun a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking
  • noun the act of tickling
    titillation; tickling.

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aggravated_assault

  • noun a reckless attack with intent to injure seriously (as with a deadly weapon)

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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angulate

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

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wildcat

  • noun an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
    wildcat well.
  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    beast; savage; wolf; brute.

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whack

  • noun the sound made by a sharp swift blow
  • noun the act of hitting vigorously
    knock; whang; rap; belt.
    • he gave the table a whack

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sexualise

  • verb make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to
    sexualize.
    • The god was sexualized and married to another god
    • Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender

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denationalise

  • verb put under private control or ownership
    denationalize.
    • The steel industry was denationalized

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lure

  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    come-on; enticement.
  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; bait; sweetener; hook.

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masculinize

  • verb give a masculine appearance or character to
    • Fashion designers have masculinized women's looks in the 1990s
  • verb produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy
    masculinise; virilise; virilize.
    • the drugs masculinized the teenage girl

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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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lurk

  • verb lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
    skulk.
  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

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redact

  • noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  • verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language

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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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yellow

  • noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
    yellowness.
  • verb turn yellow
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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cut_down

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    slash.

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disturb

  • verb move deeply
    upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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tighten

  • verb make tight or tighter
    fasten.
    • Tighten the wire
  • verb become tight or tighter
    • The rope tightened

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naturalise

  • verb adopt to another place
    naturalize.
    • The stories had become naturalized into an American setting
  • verb make more natural or lifelike
    naturalize.

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harrier

  • noun a persistent attacker
    harasser.
    • the harassers were not members of the regular army
  • noun a hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits

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triumph

  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    victory.
    • a narrow victory
    • the general always gets credit for his army's victory
    • clinched a victory
    • convincing victory
    • the agreement was a triumph for common sense
  • noun the exultation of victory

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degeneracy

  • noun the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
    degeneration; decadence; decadency.
  • noun moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles
    putrefaction; depravation; depravity; corruption.
    • the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
    • moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration
    • its brothels, its opium parlors, its depravity
    • Rome had fallen into moral putrefaction

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enjoy

  • verb derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
    savor; savour; bask; relish.
    • She relished her fame and basked in her glory
  • verb have benefit from
    • enjoy privileges

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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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blasphemy

  • noun blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
  • noun blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    profanation; desecration; sacrilege.
    • desecration of the Holy Sabbath

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louden

  • verb become louder
    • The room loudened considerably
  • verb cause to become loud

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incantation

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

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tenderise

  • verb make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
    tender; tenderize.
    • tenderize meat

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kidnap

  • verb take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    abduct; nobble; snatch.
    • The industrialist's son was kidnapped

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pander

  • noun someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
    procurer; pimp; fancy man; ponce; pandar; panderer.
  • verb yield (to); give satisfaction to
    gratify; indulge.

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coquet

  • verb talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
    butterfly; coquette; mash; flirt; romance; philander; dally; chat up.
    • The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries
    • My husband never flirts with other women

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vitalise

  • verb give life to
    vitalize.
    • The eggs are vitalized
  • verb make more lively or vigorous
    vitalize.
    • The treatment at the spa vitalized the old man

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hide

  • noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    fell.
  • noun body covering of a living animal
    pelt; skin.

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worsen

  • verb grow worse
    decline.
    • Conditions in the slum worsened
  • verb make worse
    aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

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ill-famed

  • adjective satellite known widely and usually unfavorably;
    notorious; infamous.
    • a notorious gangster
    • the tenderloin district was notorious for vice
    • the infamous Benedict Arnold

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hype_up

  • verb get excited or stimulated
    psych up.
    • The children were all psyched up after the movie

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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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ravishable

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haze

  • noun atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    fog; daze.

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blot_out

  • verb make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
    hide; obscure; obliterate; veil.
    • a hidden message
    • a veiled threat

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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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fetish

  • noun a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body
    • common male fetishes are breasts, legs, hair, shoes, and underwear
  • noun a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
    juju; voodoo; hoodoo; fetich.

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territorialize

  • verb organize as a territory
    territorialise.
  • verb place on a territorial basis
    territorialise.
    • The railways were territorialized

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barge_in

  • verb enter uninvited; informal
    gate-crash; crash.
    • let's crash the party!
  • verb break into a conversation
    put in; cut in; butt in; chisel in; break in; chime in.
    • her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation

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festive

  • adjective satellite offering fun and gaiety
    festal; merry; gay.
    • a festive (or festal) occasion
    • gay and exciting night life
    • a merry evening

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pay_off

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

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chirk_up

  • verb become cheerful
    cheer up; cheer.

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socialize

  • verb take part in social activities; interact with others
    socialise.
    • He never socializes with his colleagues
    • The old man hates to socialize
  • verb train for a social environment
    socialise.
    • The children must be properly socialized

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ventilate

  • verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    vent; air out; air.
    • air the old winter clothes
    • air out the smoke-filled rooms
  • verb expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
    • Wheat should be well ventilated

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verbify

  • verb make into a verb
    • 'mouse' has been verbified by computer users

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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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deodorize

  • verb eliminate the odor from
    deodorise; deodourise.
    • This stick will deodorize your armpits

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ravish

  • verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
    violate; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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elaborate

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

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harass

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb exhaust by attacking repeatedly
    • harass the enemy

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territorialise

  • verb organize as a territory
    territorialize.
  • verb place on a territorial basis
    territorialize.
    • The railways were territorialized

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alchemise

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemize.

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heartbreaker

  • noun a charming person who is irresponsible in emotional relationships
  • noun a narrow defeat or a defeat at the last minute

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intrigue

  • noun a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
    machination.
  • noun a clandestine love affair

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swearing

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    oath.

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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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bayonet

  • noun a knife that can be fixed to the end of a rifle and used as a weapon
  • verb stab or kill someone with a bayonet

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dehumanize

  • verb deprive of human qualities
    dehumanise.
    • Life in poverty has dehumanized them
  • verb make mechanical or routine
    dehumanise.

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ill_fame

  • noun the state of being known for some unfavorable act or quality
    notoriety.

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oxygenize

  • verb change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part; or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence: remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule)
    oxygenise.
  • verb dehydrogenate with oxygen
    oxygenise.

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sodomist

  • noun someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
    bugger; sodomite; sod.

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rakehell

  • noun a dissolute man in fashionable society
    rake; rip; blood; roue; profligate.

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iconoclast

  • noun a destroyer of images used in religious worship
    image breaker.
  • noun someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions

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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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cheating

  • noun a deception for profit to yourself
    cheat.
  • verb deprive somebody of something by deceit
    cheat; rip off; chisel.
    • The con-man beat me out of $50
    • This salesman ripped us off!
    • we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme
    • They chiseled me out of my money

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reflate

  • verb economics: experience reflation
    • The economy reflated after the Fed took extreme measures
  • verb economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation
    • These measures reflated the economy

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dissonate

  • verb be dissonant or harsh
    • The violins in this piece dissonated disturbingly
  • verb cause to sound harsh and unpleasant
    disharmonize.

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exhort

  • verb spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    urge; inspire; barrack; cheer; urge on; root on; pep up.
    • The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers
  • verb force or impel in an indicated direction
    press; urge; urge on.
    • I urged him to finish his studies

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insult

  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; abuse; vilification; contumely.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team
  • noun a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    affront.
    • turning his back on me was a deliberate insult

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rationalise

  • verb structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
    rationalize.
    • We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits
  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    rationalize; apologise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success

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racketeer

  • noun someone who commits crimes for profit (especially one who obtains money by fraud or extortion)
  • verb carry on illegal business activities involving crime

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call

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

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laicise

  • verb reduce to lay status
    laicize.
    • laicize the parochial schools

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recommend

  • verb push for something
    urge; advocate.
    • The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day
  • verb express a good opinion of
    commend.

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strike

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

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ravishing

  • adjective satellite stunningly beautiful
    • a ravishing blonde
  • verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
    violate; ravish; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night

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vascularise

  • verb become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids
    vascularize.
    • The egg yolk vascularized
  • verb make vascular
    vascularize.
    • the yolk sac is gradually vascularized

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relax

  • verb become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    unwind; unbend; decompress; slow down; loosen up.
    • He relaxed in the hot tub
    • Let's all relax after a hard day's work
  • verb make less taut
    unbend.
    • relax the tension on the rope

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womanize

  • verb have amorous affairs; of men
    philander; womanise.
    • He has been womanizing for years
  • verb to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to
    effeminise; effeminize; feminize; feminise.
    • This hairdo feminizes the man

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mesmerize

  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks
  • verb induce hypnosis in
    hypnotize; mesmerise; hypnotise.

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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reassail

  • verb assail again
    • Her old fears reassailed her

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wake_up

  • verb cause to become awake or conscious
    awaken; waken; arouse; wake; rouse.
    • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
    • Please wake me at 6 AM.
  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; come alive; arouse; wake; awake; awaken.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

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warm

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

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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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overrun

  • noun too much production or more than expected
    overproduction.
  • verb invade in great numbers
    infest.
    • the roaches infested our kitchen

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archaise

  • verb give an archaic appearance of character to
    archaize.
    • archaized craftwork

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gear_up

  • verb make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    set; prepare; fix; set up; ready.
    • Get the children ready for school!
    • prepare for war
    • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

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famed

  • adjective satellite widely known and esteemed
    renowned; illustrious; celebrated; notable; noted; famous; far-famed.
    • a famous actor
    • a celebrated musician
    • a famed scientist
    • an illustrious judge
    • a notable historian
    • a renowned painter

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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urbanise

  • verb impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon
    urbanize.
    • Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them
  • verb make more industrial or city-like
    urbanize.
    • The area was urbanized after many people moved in

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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dither

  • noun an excited state of agitation
    pother; tizzy; fuss; flap.
    • he was in a dither
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft
  • verb act nervously; be undecided; be uncertain

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defile

  • noun a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
    gorge.
  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    sully; corrupt; taint; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation

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loosen

  • verb make loose or looser
    loose.
    • loosen the tension on a rope
  • verb make less severe or strict
    relax.
    • The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught

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quiver

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a shaky motion
    quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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pollute

  • verb make impure
    foul; contaminate.
    • The industrial wastes polluted the lake

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joyous

  • adjective full of or characterized by joy
    • felt a joyous abandon
    • joyous laughter

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play_off

  • verb set into opposition or rivalry
    oppose; pit; match.
    • let them match their best athletes against ours
    • pit a chess player against the Russian champion
    • He plays his two children off against each other

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slenderize

  • verb make slender or appear to be slender
    slenderise.
    • slenderizing skirts
  • verb take off weight
    slim; melt off; reduce; slim down; lose weight; thin.

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degenerate

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    pervert; deviate; deviant.
  • verb grow worse
    drop; devolve; deteriorate.
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match

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freshen

  • verb make (to feel) fresh
    refresh.
    • The cool water refreshed us
  • verb become or make oneself fresh again
    refreshen; refresh; freshen up.
    • She freshened up after the tennis game

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attract

  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; pull in; draw in; draw.
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
  • verb be attractive to
    appeal.
    • The idea of a vacation appeals to me
    • The beautiful garden attracted many people

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enchantress

  • noun a woman who is considered to be dangerously seductive
    temptress; Delilah; femme fatale; siren.
  • noun a female sorcerer or magician
    witch.

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obloquy

  • noun state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
    opprobrium.
  • noun a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
    defamation; hatchet job; calumniation; traducement; calumny.

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seal_off

  • verb make tight; secure against leakage
    seal.
    • seal the windows
  • verb impose a blockade on
    blockade.

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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damage

  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    harm; impairment.
  • noun loss of military equipment
    equipment casualty.

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debauchery

  • noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
    bacchanalia; saturnalia; bacchanal; riot; debauch; drunken revelry; orgy.

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hop

  • noun the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
  • noun twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
    hops.

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gate

  • noun a movable barrier in a fence or wall
  • noun a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
    logic gate.

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swing

  • noun a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
    • the party went with a swing
    • it took time to get into the swing of things
  • noun mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

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outlawed

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

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wrong

  • noun that which is contrary to the principles of justice or law
    wrongfulness.
    • he feels that you are in the wrong
  • noun any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    legal injury; damage.

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transitivize

  • verb make transitive
    transitivise.
    • adding `out' to many verbs transitivizes them

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parallel

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

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attempt

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

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fecundate

  • verb make fertile or productive
    fertilize; fertilise.
    • The course fertilized her imagination
  • verb introduce semen into (a female)
    fertilize; fertilise; inseminate.

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alienate

  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; disaffect; estrange.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious
  • verb transfer property or ownership
    alien.
    • The will aliened the property to the heirs

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devilize

  • verb turn into a devil or make devilish
    diabolize; diabolise; devilise.
    • Man devilized by war

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nympho

  • noun a woman with abnormal sexual desires
    nymphomaniac.

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serve_well

  • verb promote, benefit, or be useful or beneficial to
    serve.
    • Art serves commerce
    • Their interests are served
    • The lake serves recreation
    • The President's wisdom has served the country well

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sickening

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; vile; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • verb cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
    nauseate; sicken; revolt; churn up; disgust.
    • The pornographic pictures sickened us

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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staining

  • noun (histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study
  • noun the act of spotting or staining something
    maculation; spotting.

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deform

  • verb make formless
    • the heat deformed the plastic sculpture
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    wring; distort; contort.

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shorten

  • verb make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration
    • He shortened his trip due to illness
  • verb reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
    reduce; cut; abbreviate; abridge; contract; foreshorten.
    • The manuscript must be shortened

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over

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

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vary

  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    alter; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season
  • verb be at variance with; be out of line with
    depart; deviate; diverge.

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fortify

  • verb make strong or stronger
    strengthen; beef up.
    • This exercise will strengthen your upper body
    • strengthen the relations between the two countries
  • verb enclose by or as if by a fortification
    fort.

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carnal

  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; sensual; animal.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice
  • adjective of or relating to the body or flesh
    • carnal remains

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lapidator

  • noun an attacker who pelts the victim with stones (especially with intent to kill)
    stoner.

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bombing

  • noun an attack by dropping bombs
    bombardment.
  • noun the use of bombs for sabotage; a tactic frequently used by terrorists

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paederast

  • noun a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner
    pederast; child molester.

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fix

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

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better

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

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tramp

  • noun a disreputable vagrant
    hobo; bum.
    • a homeless tramp
    • he tried to help the really down-and-out bums
  • noun a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
    swinger.

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mistreat

  • verb treat badly
    ill-use; ill-treat; maltreat; step; abuse.
    • This boss abuses his workers
    • She is always stepping on others to get ahead

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overcome

  • verb win a victory over
    get the better of; defeat.
    • You must overcome all difficulties
    • defeat your enemies
    • He overcame his shyness
    • He overcame his infirmity
    • Her anger got the better of her and she blew up
  • verb get on top of; deal with successfully
    get over; master; subdue; surmount.
    • He overcame his shyness

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glorify

  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    exalt; extol; laud; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking
  • verb bestow glory upon
    • The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic

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animize

  • verb give lifelike qualities to
    animate; animise.
    • animated cartoons

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demythologize

  • verb remove the mythical element from (writings)
    demythologise.
    • the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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shameful

  • adjective satellite (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
    opprobrious; ignominious; inglorious; black; disgraceful.
    • Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carson
    • an ignominious retreat
    • inglorious defeat
    • an opprobrious monument to human greed
    • a shameful display of cowardice
  • adjective satellite giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation
    shocking; disgraceful; scandalous.
    • scandalous behavior
    • the wicked rascally shameful conduct of the bankrupt"- Thackeray
    • the most shocking book of its time

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disreputable

  • adjective lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance

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enamor

  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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unsubstantialise

  • verb render immaterial or incorporeal
    immaterialize; immaterialise; unsubstantialize.

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move_in_on

  • verb make intrusive advances towards
  • verb seize control of

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dinge

  • noun discoloration due to dirtiness
    dinginess.
  • verb make a dent or impression in
    batter.
    • dinge a soft hat

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constitutionalise

  • verb incorporate into a constitution, make constitutional
    constitutionalize.
    • A woman's right to an abortion was constitutionalized in the 1970's

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mean

  • noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    mean value.
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
    intend.
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?

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exhilarated

  • adjective satellite made joyful
    gladdened.
    • the sun and the wind on his back made him feel exhilarated--happy to be alive
  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; tickle pink; inebriate; exalt; exhilarate; beatify.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success

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constipation

  • noun irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
    irregularity.
  • noun the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
    stultification; deadening; impairment.

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drunken_revelry

  • noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
    bacchanalia; saturnalia; bacchanal; riot; debauch; debauchery; orgy.

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ameliorate

  • verb to make better
    better; amend; meliorate; improve.
    • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes
  • verb get better
    better; meliorate; improve.
    • The weather improved toward evening

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whip

  • noun an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • noun a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    party whip.

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depress

  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
  • verb lower (prices or markets)
    • The glut of oil depressed gas prices

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schematise

  • verb give conventional form to
    schematize.
    • some art forms schematise designs into geometrical patterns

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gladdened

  • adjective satellite made joyful
    exhilarated.
    • the sun and the wind on his back made him feel exhilarated--happy to be alive
  • verb make glad or happy
    gladden; joy.

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fly_in_the_teeth_of

  • verb go against
    fly in the face of.
    • This action flies in the face of the agreement

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revolting

  • adjective satellite highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    distasteful; skanky; disgusting; loathly; loathsome; repellant; repellent; foul; disgustful; repelling; yucky; wicked.
    • a disgusting smell
    • distasteful language
    • a loathsome disease
    • the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
    • revolting food
    • a wicked stench
  • verb make revolution
    revolt.
    • The people revolted when bread prices tripled again

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encourage

  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; promote; boost; further.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom
  • verb inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

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be_on_cloud_nine

  • verb feel extreme happiness or elation
    walk on air; exult; jump for joy.

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surprise

  • noun the astonishment you feel when something totally unexpected happens to you
  • noun a sudden unexpected event

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forth

  • adverb from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
    away; off.
    • ran away from the lion
    • wanted to get away from there
    • sent the children away to boarding school
    • the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal
    • went off to school
    • they drove off
    • go forth and preach
  • noun a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth
    Forth River.

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grease

  • noun a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
    lubricating oil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    filth; dirt; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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imprecate

  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    curse; anathemise; damn; bedamn; anathemize; maledict; beshrew.
    • The bad witch cursed the child
  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    cuss; curse; blaspheme; swear.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street

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revenge

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

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whammy

  • noun a serious or devastating setback
  • noun an evil spell
    curse; hex; jinx.
    • a witch put a curse on his whole family
    • he put the whammy on me

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polarize

  • verb cause to vibrate in a definite pattern
    polarise.
    • polarize light waves
  • verb cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
    polarise.

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hoodooism

  • noun a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities
    voodoo; voodooism; vodoun.

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jubilant

  • adjective satellite joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
    triumphal; rejoicing; prideful; triumphant; exulting; exultant.
    • rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day
    • a triumphal success
    • a triumphant shout
  • adjective satellite full of high-spirited delight
    elated; joyful; gleeful.
    • a joyful heart

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fleck

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; chip; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; patch; maculation; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red

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domesticate

  • verb adapt (a wild plant or unclaimed land) to the environment
    naturalize; cultivate; tame; naturalise.
    • domesticate oats
    • tame the soil
  • verb overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
    domesticize; domesticise; tame; reclaim.
    • He tames lions for the circus
    • reclaim falcons

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fill_out

  • verb write all the required information onto a form
    fill in; make out; complete.
    • fill out this questionnaire, please!
    • make out a form
  • verb make bigger or better or more complete
    round out.

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popularise

  • verb cater to popular taste to make popular and present to the general public; bring into general or common use
    vulgarise; generalise; generalize; vulgarize; popularize.
    • They popularized coffee in Washington State
    • Relativity Theory was vulgarized by these authors
  • verb make understandable to the general public
    popularize.
    • Carl Sagan popularized cosmology in his books

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set_on

  • verb attack someone physically or emotionally
    assail; assault; attack.
    • The mugger assaulted the woman
    • Nightmares assailed him regularly

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bushwhack

  • verb wait in hiding to attack
    scupper; lie in wait; lurk; ambush; waylay; ambuscade.
  • verb live in the bush as a fugitive or as a guerilla

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bombard

  • noun a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family
    bombardon.
  • verb cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
    pelt.
    • They pelted each other with snowballs

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sober

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

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radiate

  • verb send out rays or waves
    • The sun radiates heat
  • verb send out real or metaphoric rays
    • She radiates happiness

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hood

  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; tough; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie.
  • noun a protective covering that is part of a plant
    cap.

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discompose

  • verb cause to lose one's composure
    untune; upset; disconcert; discomfit.

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debase

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
    alloy.

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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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revilement

  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    abuse; vilification; contumely; insult.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team

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scare_away

  • verb cause to lose courage
    scare off; frighten off; dash; pall; daunt; scare; frighten away.
    • dashed by the refusal

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vibrate

  • verb shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner
  • verb move or swing from side to side regularly
    oscillate.
    • the needle on the meter was oscillating

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enthral

  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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set_up

  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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gate-crash

  • verb enter uninvited; informal
    crash; barge in.
    • let's crash the party!

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inflate

  • verb exaggerate or make bigger
    blow up; expand; amplify.
    • The charges were inflated
  • verb fill with gas or air
    blow up.
    • inflate a balloons

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bitter

  • noun English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
  • noun the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
    bitterness.

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decentralize

  • verb make less central
    decentralise; deconcentrate.
    • After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized

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murder

  • noun unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
    slaying; execution.
  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    off; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

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enthrall

  • verb hold spellbound
    ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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serve

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

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embellish

  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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nirvana

  • noun (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
    enlightenment.
  • noun any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
    promised land; heaven; Eden; Shangri-la; paradise.

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toot

  • noun a blast of a horn
  • noun revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
    carouse; carousal; bender; booze-up.

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gelatinize

  • verb coat with gelatin
  • verb become gelatinous or change into a jelly
    gelatinise.
    • the starch gelatinized when it was heated

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fatten_up

  • verb make fat or plump
    fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

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affront

  • noun a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    insult.
    • turning his back on me was a deliberate insult
  • verb treat, mention, or speak to rudely
    diss; insult.
    • He insulted her with his rude remarks
    • the student who had betrayed his classmate was dissed by everyone

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depraved

  • adjective satellite deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
    reprobate; perverse; perverted.
    • depraved criminals
    • a perverted sense of loyalty
    • the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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ravisher

  • noun someone who assaults others sexually
    violator; debaucher.
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; beauty; knockout; lulu; smasher; stunner; mantrap; dish; looker.

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outlaw

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

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brutalization

  • noun the condition of being treated in a cruel and savage manner
    brutalisation.
  • noun the activity of treating someone savagely or viciously
    brutalisation.

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entrancement

  • noun a feeling of delight at being filled with wonder and enchantment
    ravishment.

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charge_up

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

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feeling

  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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ravish

  • verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
    violate; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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rag

  • noun a small piece of cloth or paper
    tatter; shred; tag; tag end.
  • noun a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
    rag week.

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barbarize

  • verb become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language
    barbarise.
  • verb make crude or savage in behavior or speech
    barbarise.
    • his years in prison have barbarized the young man

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ginger

  • noun perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
  • noun dried ground gingerroot
    powdered ginger.

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cause_to_sleep

  • verb make fall asleep
    • The soft music caused us to fall asleep

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rap

  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    blame.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; tap.

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put_forward

  • verb put before
    posit; state; submit.
    • I submit to you that the accused is guilty
  • verb insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
    assert.
    • Women should assert themselves more!

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widen

  • verb become broader or wider or more extensive
    • The road widened
  • verb make (clothes) larger
    let out.
    • Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight

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ambuscade

  • noun the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
    lying in wait; ambush; trap.
  • verb wait in hiding to attack
    scupper; lie in wait; lurk; bushwhack; ambush; waylay.

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rider

  • noun a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)
  • noun a clause that is appended to a legislative bill

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even

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

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sensualise

  • verb debase through carnal gratification
    carnalise; sensualize; carnalize.

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hypnotize

  • verb induce hypnosis in
    mesmerize; mesmerise; hypnotise.

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letter

  • noun a written message addressed to a person or organization
    missive.
    • mailed an indignant letter to the editor
  • noun the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
    alphabetic character; letter of the alphabet.
    • his grandmother taught him his letters

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glow

  • noun an alert and refreshed state
    freshness.
  • noun light from nonthermal sources
    luminescence.

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blear

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

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camp

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

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demagnetize

  • verb erase (a magnetic storage device)
    demagnetise.
  • verb make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties (of)
    degauss; demagnetise.
    • demagnetize the iron shavings
    • they degaussed the ship

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disaffect

  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; alienate; estrange.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

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classicise

  • verb make classic or classical
    classicize.

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detransitivize

  • verb intransitivize
    intransitivise; intransitivize; detransitivise.
    • removing the object will intransitivize the verbs

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bomb

  • noun an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
  • noun strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
    bomb calorimeter.

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inspire

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; animate; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb supply the inspiration for
    • The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work

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endear

  • verb make attractive or lovable
    • This behavior endeared her to me

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rapture

  • noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    ecstasy; raptus; transport; exaltation.
    • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
  • noun a state of elated bliss
    ecstasy.

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revolutionize

  • verb change radically
    overturn; revolutionise.
    • E-mail revolutionized communication in academe
  • verb overthrow by a revolution, of governments

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strike_hard

  • verb deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"
    knock.

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transaminate

  • verb change (an amino group) by transferring it from one compound to another
  • verb undergo transfer from one compound to another
    • amino groups can transaminate

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illegalise

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

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spite

  • noun feeling a need to see others suffer
    spitefulness; maliciousness; malice; venom.
  • noun malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty
    spitefulness; cattiness; bitchiness; nastiness.

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dissolute

  • adjective satellite unrestrained by convention or morality
    debauched; libertine; fast; degenerate; degraded; dissipated; riotous; profligate.
    • Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society
    • deplorably dissipated and degraded
    • riotous living
    • fast women

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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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chivvy

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; harass; hassle; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers

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disgust

  • noun strong feelings of dislike
  • verb fill with distaste
    gross out; repel; revolt.
    • This spoilt food disgusts me

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jailed

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

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do

  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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rejoicing

  • noun a feeling of great happiness
  • noun the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
    jubilation; exultation.

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air

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

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de

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

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degradation

  • noun changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
    debasement.
  • noun a low or downcast state
    abasement; abjection.
    • each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken

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exulting

  • adjective satellite joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
    triumphal; rejoicing; prideful; triumphant; exultant; jubilant.
    • rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day
    • a triumphal success
    • a triumphant shout
  • verb feel extreme happiness or elation
    be on cloud nine; walk on air; exult; jump for joy.

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reconstruct

  • verb reassemble mentally
    construct; retrace.
    • reconstruct the events of 20 years ago
  • verb build again
    rebuild.
    • The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb

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exuberate

  • verb to express great joy
    jubilate; rejoice; exult; triumph.
    • Who cannot exult in Spring?

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humanise

  • verb make more humane
    humanize.
    • The mayor tried to humanize life in the big city

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ignominiousness

  • noun unworthiness meriting public disgrace and dishonor
    shamefulness; disgracefulness.

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release

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

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suburbanise

  • verb take on suburban character
    suburbanize.
    • the city suburbanized
  • verb make suburban in character
    suburbanize.
    • highly suburbanized cities

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enchant

  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; transport.
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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achromatize

  • verb remove color from
    achromatise.
    • achromatize the lenses

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fascinating

  • adjective satellite capable of arousing and holding the attention
    absorbing; riveting; engrossing; gripping.
    • a fascinating story
  • verb cause to be interested or curious
    intrigue; fascinate.

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misdirect

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb lead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
    mislead; lead astray; misguide.
    • The pedestrian misdirected the out-of-town driver

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sensibilize

  • verb make sensitive or aware
    sensify; sensitise; sensibilise; sensitize.
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

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allure

  • noun the power to entice or attract through personal charm
    allurement; temptingness.
  • verb dispose or incline or entice to
    tempt.
    • We were tempted by the delicious-looking food

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corrupt

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
    grease one's palms; buy; bribe.
    • This judge can be bought

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internationalize

  • verb put under international control
    internationalise.
    • internationalize trade of certain drugs
  • verb make international in character
    internationalise.
    • We internationalized the committee

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begrime

  • verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    soil; grime; bemire; dirty; colly.
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!

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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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sordid

  • adjective satellite morally degraded
    seedy; seamy; squalid; sleazy.
    • a seedy district
    • the seamy side of life
    • sleazy characters hanging around casinos
    • sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"- Seattle Weekly
    • the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils"- James Joyce
    • the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal
  • adjective satellite unethical or dishonest
    dirty.
    • dirty police officers
    • a sordid political campaign

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mug

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

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score

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; mark.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
    musical score.
    • he studied the score of the sonata

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let_up

  • verb become less in amount or intensity
    die away; slack off; slack; abate.
    • The storm abated
    • The rain let up after a few hours
  • verb reduce pressure or intensity
    ease up; ease off.
    • he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down

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irrupt

  • verb enter uninvited
    intrude.
    • They intruded on our dinner party
    • She irrupted into our sitting room
  • verb erupt or intensify suddenly
    flare; break open; erupt; flare up; burst out.
    • Unrest erupted in the country
    • Tempers flared at the meeting
    • The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism

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extend

  • verb extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard
  • verb stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    go; run; lead; pass.
    • Service runs all the way to Cranbury
    • His knowledge doesn't go very far
    • My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
    • The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

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opsonize

  • verb make (cells) more susceptible to the action of phagocytes

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visualise

  • verb view the outline of by means of an X-ray
    visualize.
    • The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver
  • verb form a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract
    visualize.
    • Mathematicians often visualize

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personalize

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

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emulsify

  • verb cause to become an emulsion; make into an emulsion
  • verb form into or become an emulsion
    • The solution emulsified

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improve

  • verb to make better
    better; amend; ameliorate; meliorate.
    • The editor improved the manuscript with his changes
  • verb get better
    better; ameliorate; meliorate.
    • The weather improved toward evening

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abasement

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

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ill

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

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against

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

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officialise

  • verb make official
    officialize.
    • We officialized our relationship

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antipersonnel

  • adjective satellite designed to inflict death or personal injury rather than material destruction

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sodomise

  • verb copulate with an animal
    sodomize.
  • verb practice anal sex upon
    sodomize; bugger.

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tone

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone of voice.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
  • noun (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    • the Beijing dialect uses four tones

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brutalise

  • verb treat brutally
    brutalize.
  • verb make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman
    animalise; animalize; brutalize.
    • Life in the camps had brutalized him

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inactivate

  • verb release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
    demobilise; demobilize.
  • verb make inactive
    deactivate.
    • they deactivated the file

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foray

  • noun a sudden short attack
    maraud; raid.
  • noun an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence)
    • scientists' forays into politics

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transfigure

  • verb elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration
    glorify; spiritualize.
  • verb change completely the nature or appearance of
    transmogrify; metamorphose.
    • In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug
    • The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman
    • Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection

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vitrify

  • verb change into glass or a glass-like substance by applying heat
  • verb undergo vitrification; become glassy or glass-like

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trust

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

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accustom

  • verb make psychologically or physically used (to something)
    habituate.
    • She became habituated to the background music

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child_molester

  • noun a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner
    paederast; pederast.

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beef

  • noun cattle that are reared for their meat
    beef cattle.
  • noun meat from an adult domestic bovine
    boeuf.

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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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submarine

  • noun a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
    U-boat; sub; pigboat.
  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    wedge; bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.

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counterattack

  • noun an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.
    countermove.
  • noun (chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board
    counterplay.

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dismiss

  • verb bar from attention or consideration
    brush aside; brush off; ignore; discount; push aside; disregard.
    • She dismissed his advances
  • verb cease to consider; put out of judicial consideration
    throw out.
    • This case is dismissed!

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excite

  • verb arouse or elicit a feeling
  • verb act as a stimulant
    stimulate.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates

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fetishist

  • noun one who engages in fetishism (especially of a sexual nature)

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attacker

  • noun someone who attacks
    assailant; aggressor; assaulter.

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lift

  • noun the act of giving temporary assistance
  • noun the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    aerodynamic lift.

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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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catch

  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    gimmick.
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    haul.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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spellbind

  • verb to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    grip; fascinate; transfix.
    • The snake charmer fascinates the cobra
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

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snipe

  • noun Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
  • noun a gunshot from a concealed location

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chill

  • noun coldness due to a cold environment
    iciness; gelidity.
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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exteriorise

  • verb make external or objective, or give reality to
    objectify; externalise; externalize; exteriorize.
    • language externalizes our thoughts

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solvate

  • noun a compound formed by solvation (the combination of solvent molecules with molecules or ions of the solute)
  • verb cause a solvation in (a substance)

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lessen

  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper
  • verb make smaller
    minify; decrease.
    • He decreased his staff

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plasticise

  • verb become plastic, as by having a plasticizer added
    plasticize.
  • verb make plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer
    plasticize.
    • plasticized PVC

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liven_up

  • verb make lively
    enliven; liven; animate; invigorate.
    • let's liven up this room a bit

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prostrate

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

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anchor

  • noun a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
    ground tackle.
  • noun a central cohesive source of support and stability
    mainstay; backbone; linchpin; lynchpin; keystone.
    • faith is his anchor
    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
    • he is the linchpin of this firm

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chilling

  • noun the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
    cooling; temperature reduction.
  • verb depress or discourage
    chill.
    • The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers

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root_on

  • verb spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    urge; inspire; exhort; barrack; cheer; urge on; pep up.
    • The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers

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shame

  • noun a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt
  • noun a state of dishonor
    disgrace; ignominy.
    • one mistake brought shame to all his family
    • suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison

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elicit

  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; arouse; evoke; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
  • verb deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    draw out; extract; educe; evoke.
    • We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant

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dizzy

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

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in

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

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demoralise

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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uplift

  • noun (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
    upthrust; upheaval; upthrow.
  • noun a brassiere that lifts and supports the breasts

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damaged

  • adjective harmed or injured or spoiled
    • I won't buy damaged goods
    • the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings
  • verb inflict damage upon
    damage.
    • The snow damaged the roof
    • She damaged the car when she hit the tree

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purchasable

  • adjective satellite capable of being corrupted
    bribable; corruptible; venal; dishonest.
    • corruptible judges
    • dishonest politicians
    • a purchasable senator
    • a venal police officer
  • adjective satellite available for purchase
    for sale.
    • purchasable goods
    • many houses in the area are for sale

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patent

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

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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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wound

  • noun an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
    lesion.
  • noun a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
    injury; combat injury.

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contaminate

  • verb make impure
    foul; pollute.
    • The industrial wastes polluted the lake
  • verb make radioactive by adding radioactive material
    • Don't drink the water--it's contaminated

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jocund

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    gay; mirthful; jolly; jovial; merry.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh

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emphasise

  • verb give extra weight to (a communication)
    underline; underscore; emphasize.
    • Her gesture emphasized her words
  • verb to stress, single out as important
    accent; punctuate; stress; accentuate; emphasize.
    • Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet

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raid

  • noun a sudden short attack
    maraud; foray.
  • noun an attempt by speculators to defraud investors

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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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pick

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; choice.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    picking.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years

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rail

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    railing.
  • noun short for railway
    • he traveled by rail
    • he was concerned with rail safety

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evil

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

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delight

  • noun a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction
    delectation.
    • his delight to see her was obvious to all
  • noun something or someone that provides a source of happiness
    joy; pleasure.
    • a joy to behold
    • the pleasure of his company
    • the new car is a delight

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unravished

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de-emphasize

  • verb reduce the emphasis
    de-emphasise; destress.

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transitivise

  • verb make transitive
    transitivize.
    • adding `out' to many verbs transitivizes them

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intrusion

  • noun any entry into an area not previously occupied
    invasion; encroachment.
    • an invasion of tourists
    • an invasion of locusts
  • noun entrance by force or without permission or welcome

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humble

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

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recombine

  • verb undergo genetic recombination
    • The DNA can recombine
  • verb cause genetic recombination
    • should scientists recombine DNA?

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bugger

  • noun someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
    sodomist; sodomite; sod.
  • verb practice anal sex upon
    sodomize; sodomise.

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gigolo

  • noun a man who has sex with and is supported by a woman

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mingle

  • verb to bring or combine together or with something else
    amalgamate; mix; unify; commix.
    • resourcefully he mingled music and dance
  • verb get involved or mixed-up with
    • He was about to mingle in an unpleasant affair

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bruise

  • noun an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
    contusion.
  • verb injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of
    contuse.
    • I bruised my knee

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beset

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    chivy; chevy; chevvy; harass; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb assail or attack on all sides: "The zebra was beset by leopards"
    set upon.

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harmonise

  • verb go together
    accord; fit in; concord; consort; harmonize; agree.
    • The colors don't harmonize
    • Their ideas concorded
  • verb write a harmony for
    harmonize.

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psych

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human

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

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awaken

  • verb cause to become awake or conscious
    waken; arouse; wake; rouse; wake up.
    • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
    • Please wake me at 6 AM.
  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; come alive; arouse; wake; awake; wake up.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

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ease

  • noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    simplicity; simpleness; easiness.
    • he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    • they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    • the very easiness of the deed held her back
  • noun a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    comfort.
    • a life of luxury and ease
    • he had all the material comforts of this world

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isomerise

  • verb cause to change into an isomer
    isomerize.
  • verb change into an isomer
    isomerize.

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exalt

  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    glorify; extol; laud; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking
  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; tickle pink; inebriate; exhilarate; beatify.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success

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shout

  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience
  • verb utter in a loud voice; talk in a loud voice (usually denoting characteristic manner of speaking)
    • My grandmother is hard of hearing--you'll have to shout

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animation

  • noun the condition of living or the state of being alive
    living; life; aliveness.
    • while there's life there's hope
    • life depends on many chemical and physical processes
  • noun the property of being able to survive and grow
    vitality.
    • the vitality of a seed

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domesticise

  • verb overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable
    domesticize; tame; reclaim; domesticate.
    • He tames lions for the circus
    • reclaim falcons

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james

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

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vulture

  • noun any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion
  • noun someone who attacks in search of booty
    predator; piranha; marauder.

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barge

  • noun a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
    hoy; lighter; flatboat.
  • verb push one's way
    thrust ahead; push forward.
    • she barged into the meeting room

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roister

  • verb engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
    carouse; riot.
    • They were out carousing last night

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replace

  • verb substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    • He replaced the old razor blade
    • We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago
    • the insurance will replace the lost income
    • This antique vase can never be replaced
  • verb take the place or move into the position of
    supercede; supplant; supersede; supervene upon.
    • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
    • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

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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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desire

  • noun the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
  • noun an inclination to want things
    • a man of many desires

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hem_in

  • verb surround in a restrictive manner
    • The building was hemmed in by flowers
  • verb surround so as to force to give up
    beleaguer; circumvent; surround; besiege.
    • The Turks besieged Vienna

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brutality

  • noun the trait of extreme cruelty
    savagery; viciousness; ferociousness.
  • noun a brutal barbarous savage act
    barbarism; savagery; barbarity.

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ill-treat

  • verb treat badly
    ill-use; maltreat; step; abuse; mistreat.
    • This boss abuses his workers
    • She is always stepping on others to get ahead

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benim

To take away. Obs.
Ire . . . benimeth the man fro God. Chaucer.

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hunt

  • noun an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
    hunt club.
  • noun Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)
    William Holman Hunt; Holman Hunt.

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dishonest

  • adjective deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
    dishonorable.
  • adjective satellite capable of being corrupted
    bribable; purchasable; corruptible; venal.
    • corruptible judges
    • dishonest politicians
    • a purchasable senator
    • a venal police officer

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officer

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

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contradict

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

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notorious

  • adjective satellite known widely and usually unfavorably;
    ill-famed; infamous.
    • a notorious gangster
    • the tenderloin district was notorious for vice
    • the infamous Benedict Arnold

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sweeten

  • verb make sweeter in taste
    dulcify; edulcorate; dulcorate.
  • verb make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable
    • sweeten a deal

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antique

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

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siren_song

  • noun the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous
    siren call.
    • he succumbed to the siren call of the wilderness

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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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urge

  • noun an instinctive motive
    impulse.
    • profound religious impulses
  • noun a strong restless desire
    itch.
    • why this urge to travel?

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edit_out

  • verb cut and assemble the components of
    edit; cut.
    • edit film
    • cut recording tape

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captive

  • noun a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
    prisoner.
  • noun an animal that is confined

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magic_spell

  • noun a verbal formula believed to have magical force
    magical spell; spell; charm.
    • he whispered a spell as he moved his hands
    • inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese

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arterialize

  • verb change venous blood into arterial blood
    arterialise.

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animate

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

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repelling

  • adjective satellite highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    distasteful; skanky; disgusting; loathly; loathsome; repellant; repellent; foul; disgustful; yucky; revolting; wicked.
    • a disgusting smell
    • distasteful language
    • a loathsome disease
    • the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
    • revolting food
    • a wicked stench
  • verb cause to move back by force or influence
    repulse; beat back; repel; drive; push back; force back.
    • repel the enemy
    • push back the urge to smoke
    • beat back the invaders

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glamorize

  • verb interpret romantically
    glamourise; romanticise; romanticize.
    • Don't romanticize this uninteresting and hard work!
  • verb make glamorous and attractive
    glamourise; glamorise; glamourize.
    • This new wallpaper really glamorizes the living room!

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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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beatitude

  • noun a state of supreme happiness
    blessedness; beatification.
  • noun one of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with `beatus' (blessed)
    • her favorite Beatitude is `Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth'

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pick_up

  • verb take and lift upward
    gather up; lift up.
  • verb take up by hand
    • He picked up the book and started to read

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bomb_out

  • verb make somebody homeless by destroying their houses with bombs

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polluter

  • noun a person or organization that causes pollution of the environment
    defiler.

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transportant

Transporting; avishing; as, transportant love. Obs. Dr. H. More.

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night

  • noun the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
    dark; nighttime.
  • noun a period of ignorance or backwardness or gloom

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etiolate

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

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yoke

  • noun fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment
  • noun an oppressive power
    • under the yoke of a tyrant
    • they threw off the yoke of domination

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digitalize

  • verb put into digital form, as for use in a computer
    digitise; digitalise; digitize.
    • he bought a device to digitize the data
  • verb administer digitalis such that the patient benefits maximally without getting adverse effects

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surround

  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    environment; surroundings; environs.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround
  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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enliven

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; animate; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb make lively
    liven; animate; liven up; invigorate.
    • let's liven up this room a bit

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commix

  • verb to bring or combine together or with something else
    amalgamate; mix; unify; mingle.
    • resourcefully he mingled music and dance

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ravishingly

  • adverb in a ravishing manner or to a ravishing degree
    • she was ravishingly beautiful

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decimalize

  • verb change from fractions to decimals
    decimalise.
    • Stock prices will be decimalized in the year 2000
  • verb change to the decimal system
    decimalise.
    • The country decimalized the currency in 1975

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nerve

  • noun any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
    nervus.
  • noun the courage to carry on
    heart; spunk; mettle.
    • he kept fighting on pure spunk
    • you haven't got the heart for baseball

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sod

  • noun surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
    sward; turf; greensward.
  • noun an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of superoxide into hydrogen peroxide and oxygen
    superoxide dismutase.
    • oxygen free radicals are normally removed in our bodies by the superoxide dismutase enzymes

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frenchify

  • verb make French in appearance or character
    • let's Frenchify the restaurant and charge more money
  • verb become French in appearance or character
    • This restaurant has Frenchified

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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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sop

  • noun piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid
    sops.
  • noun a concession given to mollify or placate
    • the offer was a sop to my feelings

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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transform

  • verb subject to a mathematical transformation
  • verb change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
    transmute; transubstantiate.
    • This experience transformed her completely
    • She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture
    • transubstantiate one element into another

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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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raper

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

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marauder

  • noun someone who attacks in search of booty
    vulture; predator; piranha.

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fork

  • noun cutlery used for serving and eating food
  • noun the act of branching out or dividing into branches
    branching; forking; ramification.

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overjoyed

  • adjective satellite extremely joyful
  • verb cause to feel extremely joyful or happy
    overjoy.
    • the economic growth overjoyed the German industry

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fascination

  • noun the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)
    captivation.
  • noun a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual
    enchantment; enthrallment; captivation.

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spike

  • noun a transient variation in voltage or current
  • noun sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes
    • spikes provide greater traction

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heat

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat energy.
  • noun the presence of heat
    high temperature; hotness.

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oxidate

  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidize; oxidise.
    • This metal oxidizes easily
  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidize; oxidise.

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input

  • noun signal going into an electronic system
    input signal.
  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; remark.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account

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revel

  • noun unrestrained merrymaking
    revelry.
  • verb take delight in
    delight; enjoy.
    • he delights in his granddaughter

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decorate

  • verb make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.
    ornament; embellish; beautify; grace; adorn.
    • Decorate the room for the party
    • beautify yourself for the special day
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; embellish; beautify; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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radicalize

  • verb make more radical in social or political outlook
    • Her work in the developing world radicalized her

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desensitize

  • verb cause not to be sensitive
    desensitise.
    • The war desensitized many soldiers
    • The photographic plate was desensitized
  • verb make insensitive
    desensitise.
    • His military training desensitized him

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temper

  • noun a sudden outburst of anger
    pique; irritation.
    • his temper sparked like damp firewood
  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; humour; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor

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accelerate

  • verb move faster
    speed up; speed; quicken.
    • The car accelerated
  • verb cause to move faster
    speed up; speed.
    • He accelerated the car

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communize

  • verb make Communist or bring in accord with Communist principles
    bolshevise; communise; bolshevize.
    • communize the government
  • verb make into property owned by the state
    communise.
    • The new government communized all banks

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discountenance

  • verb look with disfavor on
    • The republic soon discountenanced its few friends
  • verb show disapproval by discouraging
    • any measure tending to fuse invalids into a class with special privileges should be discountenanced

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disgrace

  • noun a state of dishonor
    shame; ignominy.
    • one mistake brought shame to all his family
    • suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison
  • verb bring shame or dishonor upon
    dishonour; dishonor; attaint; shame.
    • he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime

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suborn

  • verb incite to commit a crime or an evil deed
    • He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife
  • verb procure (false testimony or perjury)

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change_intensity

  • verb increase or decrease in intensity

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liberalise

  • verb become more liberal
    liberalize.
    • The laws liberalized after Prohibition
  • verb make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules
    liberalize.

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vivify

  • verb give new life or energy to
    repair; revivify; recreate; reanimate; revive; renovate; animate; quicken.
    • A hot soup will revive me
    • This will renovate my spirits
    • This treatment repaired my health
  • verb make more striking or animated
    • his remarks always vivify an otherwise dull story

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prickle

  • noun a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    pricker; spine; thorn; spikelet; sticker.
  • verb cause a prickling sensation
    prick.

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check

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    cheque; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    assay.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress

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flap

  • noun any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely
    • he wrote on the flap of the envelope
  • noun an excited state of agitation
    pother; tizzy; fuss; dither.
    • he was in a dither
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft

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inspissate

  • verb make viscous or dense
    thicken.
    • thicken the sauce by adding flour
  • verb make thick or thicker
    thicken.
    • Thicken the sauce
    • inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch

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molester

  • noun someone who subjects others to unwanted or improper sexual activities

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tip

  • noun the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  • noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    baksheesh; pourboire; bakshis; bakshish; gratuity; backsheesh.

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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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hollo

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; yowl; holler; hollering; holloa; bellowing; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway
  • verb encourage somebody by crying hollo

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maledict

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

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frighten_off

  • verb cause to lose courage
    scare away; scare off; dash; pall; daunt; scare; frighten away.
    • dashed by the refusal

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palm

  • noun the inner surface of the hand from the wrist to the base of the fingers
    thenar.
  • noun a linear unit based on the length or width of the human hand

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infatuate

  • verb arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way
    • His new car has infatuated him
    • love has infatuated her

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fell

  • noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    hide.
  • noun seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges
    felled seam.

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objectify

  • verb make external or objective, or give reality to
    exteriorise; externalise; externalize; exteriorize.
    • language externalizes our thoughts
  • verb make impersonal or present as an object
    depersonalize; depersonalise.
    • Will computers depersonalize human interactions?
    • Pornography objectifies women

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rough

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

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teeth

  • noun the kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal
    dentition.
  • noun hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
    tooth.

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fasten

  • verb cause to be firmly attached
    fix; secure.
    • fasten the lock onto the door
    • she fixed her gaze on the man
  • verb become fixed or fastened
    • This dress fastens in the back

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decelerate

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    slow down; slow; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb reduce the speed of
    slow down.
    • He slowed down the car

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necromancy

  • noun the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
    black art; sorcery; black magic.
  • noun conjuring up the dead, especially for prophesying

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debauch

  • noun a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
    bacchanalia; saturnalia; bacchanal; riot; drunken revelry; debauchery; orgy.
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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effeminize

  • verb to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to
    effeminise; womanize; feminize; feminise.
    • This hairdo feminizes the man

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disrepute

  • noun the state of being held in low esteem
    discredit.
    • your actions will bring discredit to your name
    • because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute

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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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carnalise

  • verb debase through carnal gratification
    sensualise; sensualize; carnalize.

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briber

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

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rousing

  • noun the act of arousing
    arousal.
    • the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions
  • verb become active
    bestir; rouse.
    • He finally bestirred himself

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disgusting

  • adjective satellite highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    distasteful; skanky; loathly; loathsome; repellant; repellent; foul; disgustful; repelling; yucky; revolting; wicked.
    • a disgusting smell
    • distasteful language
    • a loathsome disease
    • the idea of eating meat is repellent to me
    • revolting food
    • a wicked stench
  • verb fill with distaste
    gross out; repel; revolt; disgust.
    • This spoilt food disgusts me

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