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ritual_dancing

  • noun a dance that is part of a religious ritual
    ritual dance; ceremonial dance.

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undulate

  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; ruffle; cockle.
  • verb occur in soft rounded shapes
    roll.
    • The hills rolled past

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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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dynamic

  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    dynamical.
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

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climb_on

  • verb get up on the back of
    hop on; get on; mount; mount up; bestride; jump on.
    • mount a horse

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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moldable

  • adjective satellite capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material)
    fictile; plastic.
    • plastic substances such as wax or clay

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entropy

  • noun (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome
    selective information; information.
    • the signal contained thousands of bits of information
  • noun (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work
    randomness; S.
    • entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity

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hanging

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

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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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shamble

  • noun walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet
    shambling; shuffle; shuffling.
    • from his shambling I assumed he was very old
  • verb walk by dragging one's feet
    shuffle; scuffle.
    • he shuffled out of the room
    • We heard his feet shuffling down the hall

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tilting_board

  • noun a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
    teeter; teeter-totter; teetertotter; seesaw; dandle board; teeterboard.

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briskness

  • noun liveliness and eagerness
    alacrity; smartness.
    • he accepted with alacrity
    • the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him

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trolley

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
    tram; tramcar; trolley car; streetcar.

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liveliness

  • noun general activity and motion
    animation.
  • noun animation and energy in action or expression
    life; sprightliness; spirit.
    • it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it

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swag

  • noun valuable goods
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    booty; prize; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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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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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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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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curve_ball

  • noun a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
    breaking ball; curve; bender.

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swan

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

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endurance_riding

  • noun riding for long hours over long distances

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sinew

  • noun a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
    tendon.
  • noun possessing muscular strength
    brawn; heftiness; brawniness; muscle; muscularity.

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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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bike

  • noun a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
    motorcycle.
  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bicycle; cycle.

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pronator

  • noun a muscle that produces or assists in pronation

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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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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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motivity

  • noun the power or ability to move
    locomotion; motive power.

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sway

  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

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spec

  • noun a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
    specification.

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speeder

  • noun a driver who exceeds the safe speed limit
    speed demon.

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sinking

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

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swivel

  • noun a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
  • verb turn on a pivot
    pivot.

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stick_out

  • verb extend out or project in space
    project; protrude; jut out; jut.
    • His sharp nose jutted out
    • A single rock sticks out from the cliff
  • verb be highly noticeable
    jump; jump out; leap out; stand out.

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activation

  • noun stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activating.

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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rabidness

  • noun unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm
    rabidity; madness.
    • poetry is a sort of divine madness

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wriggler

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

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gratification

  • noun state of being gratified or satisfied
    satisfaction.
    • dull repetitious work gives no gratification
    • to my immense gratification he arrived on time
  • noun the act or an instance of satisfying

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rotary_motion

  • noun the act of rotating as if on an axis
    rotation.
    • the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music

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tumesce

  • verb expand abnormally
    swell up; swell; intumesce; tumefy.
    • The bellies of the starving children are swelling

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pull_through

  • verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    survive; pull round; make it; come through.
    • He survived the cancer against all odds
  • verb bring into safety
    bring through; save; carry through.
    • We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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vitality

  • noun an energetic style
    verve.
  • noun a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
    energy; vim.
    • jogging works off my excess energy
    • he seemed full of vim and vigor

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whisk

  • noun a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
  • noun a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
    whisk broom.

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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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pinch

  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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artistic_production

  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; art.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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strayer

  • noun someone who strays or falls behind
    straggler.
  • adjective satellite not close together in time
    isolated; stray.
    • isolated instances of rebellion
    • a few stray crumbs

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disc

  • noun sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
    phonograph recording; platter; phonograph record; record; disk.
  • noun something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
    disk; saucer.
    • the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky

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crotch

  • noun the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches
    fork.
    • they took the south fork
    • he climbed into the crotch of a tree
  • noun the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
    fork.

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move_through

  • verb make a passage or journey from one place to another
    transit; pass through; pass across; pass over.
    • The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs
    • "Some travelers pass through the desert

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ice_yacht

  • noun a sailing vessel with runners and a cross-shaped frame; suitable for traveling over ice
    iceboat; scooter.

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shlep

  • noun (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
    schlep; schlepper; shlepper.
  • noun a tedious or difficult journey
    schlep.

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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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chew

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

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rollick

  • verb play boisterously
    disport; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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bicycle

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bike; cycle.
  • verb ride a bicycle
    wheel; pedal; bike; cycle.

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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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bubbling

  • adjective satellite emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
    bubbly; foaming; spumy; effervescing; foamy; frothy.
    • bubbling champagne
    • foamy (or frothy) beer
  • verb form, produce, or emit bubbles
    bubble.
    • The soup was bubbling

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direct

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

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pulse

  • noun (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    pulsing; pulsation; impulse.
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; heartbeat; pulsation.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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approximation

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

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stock_car

  • noun a car kept in dealers' stock for regular sales
  • noun a racing car with the basic chassis of a commercially available car

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infiltration

  • noun a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection)
  • noun the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium
    percolation.
    • the percolation of rainwater through the soil
    • the infiltration of seawater through the lava

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wobble

  • noun an unsteady rocking motion
  • verb move unsteadily
    coggle.
    • His knees wobbled
    • The old cart wobbled down the street

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panda

  • noun large black-and-white herbivorous mammal of bamboo forests of China and Tibet; in some classifications considered a member of the bear family or of a separate family Ailuropodidae
    Ailuropoda melanoleuca; giant panda; panda bear; coon bear.
  • noun reddish-brown Old World raccoon-like carnivore; in some classifications considered unrelated to the giant pandas
    Ailurus fulgens; red panda; bear cat; lesser panda; cat bear.

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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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disk

  • noun something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
    disc; saucer.
    • the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky
  • noun a flat circular plate
    disc.

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thunder

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

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swimming_stroke

  • noun a method of moving the arms and legs to push against the water and propel the swimmer forward

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boogie

  • noun an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
    boogie-woogie.
  • verb dance to boogie music

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schism

  • noun division of a group into opposing factions
    split.
    • another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy
  • noun the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences

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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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sports_car

  • noun a small low car with a high-powered engine; usually seats two persons
    sport car.

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driving_force

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; drive.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off

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ballroom_dancing

  • noun any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom
    ballroom dance.

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plodder

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

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resilient

  • adjective satellite recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like
  • adjective satellite elastic; rebounds readily
    bouncy; springy; live; lively.
    • clean bouncy hair
    • a lively tennis ball
    • as resilient as seasoned hickory
    • springy turf

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marching

  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    march.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • verb march in a procession
    process; march.
    • They processed into the dining room

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recessional

  • noun the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service
    recession.
  • noun a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw

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station_wagon

  • noun a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
    station waggon; wagon; beach waggon; beach wagon; estate car; waggon.

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cut_back

  • verb return in time
    flash back.
    • the film cut back to an earlier event in the story
  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

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avert

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn away or aside
    turn away.
    • They averted their eyes when the King entered

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turn_turtle

  • verb overturn accidentally
    turtle; capsize.
    • Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!

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muzzle

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

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teetertotter

  • noun a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
    tilting board; teeter; teeter-totter; seesaw; dandle board; teeterboard.
  • verb ride on a plank
    seesaw; teeter-totter.

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herd

  • noun a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
  • noun a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra

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dispatch_rider

  • noun a messenger who carries military dispatches (usually on a motorcycle)

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preserver

  • noun a skilled worker who is employed to restore or refinish buildings or antique furniture
    restorer; refinisher; renovator.
  • noun a cook who preserves fruits or meat

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tornado

  • noun a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground
    twister.
  • noun a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted; highly addictive
    crack cocaine; crack.

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pursuit

  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; chase.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    quest; pursuance.
    • the pursuit of love
    • life is more than the pursuance of fame
    • a quest for wealth

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active

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

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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spark_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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undulation

  • noun an undulating curve
    wave.
  • noun wavelike motion; a gentle rising and falling in the manner of waves

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property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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vellication

  • noun a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition
    twitching; twitch.

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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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whitelash

  • noun backlash by white racists against black civil rights advances
    white backlash.

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ductility

  • noun the malleability of something that can be drawn into threads or wires or hammered into thin sheets
    ductileness.

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succuss

  • verb shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body)
    shake up.
  • noun any of several liquids of the body
    succus; juice.
    • digestive juices

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maunder

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

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changer

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

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