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sweetening

  • noun something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
    sweetener.
  • noun an improvement that makes something more agreeable
    enhancement.

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conjury

  • noun calling up a spirit or devil
    conjuring; conjuration; invocation.

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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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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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re-establishment

  • noun restoration to a previous state
    • regular exercise resulted in the re-establishment of his endurance

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swap

  • noun an equal exchange
    swop; barter; trade.
    • we had no money so we had to live by barter
  • verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    switch; swop; trade.

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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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vicissitude

  • noun a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something
    • the project was subject to the usual vicissitudes of exploratory research
  • noun mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another)

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conjecture

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

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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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misunderstanding

  • noun putting the wrong interpretation on
    mistaking; misinterpretation.
    • his misinterpretation of the question caused his error
    • there was no mistaking her meaning
  • noun an understanding of something that is not correct
    misapprehension; mistake.
    • he wasn't going to admit his mistake
    • make no mistake about his intentions
    • there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister

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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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palaetiology

  • noun the explanation of past events in terms of scientific causes (as geological causes)
    paletiology.

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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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cause

  • noun events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • noun a justification for something existing or happening
    reason; grounds.
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice

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prescriptive_linguistics

  • noun an account of how a language should be used instead of how it is actually used; a prescription for the `correct' phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics

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vector

  • noun a variable quantity that can be resolved into components
  • noun a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction

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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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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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incantation

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

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sociolinguist

  • noun a linguist who studies the social and cultural factors that influence linguistic communication

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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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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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religious

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

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poison

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

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news_report

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

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reconstruction

  • noun the activity of constructing something again
  • noun the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877
    Reconstruction Period.

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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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reviving

  • adjective satellite tending to impart new life and vigor to
    revitalising; renewing; revitalizing; restorative.
    • the renewing warmth of the sunshine
  • verb cause to regain consciousness
    resuscitate; revive.
    • The doctors revived the comatose man

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renascence

  • noun the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries
    Renaissance.
  • noun a second or new birth
    reincarnation; rebirth.

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candymaker

  • noun someone who makes candies and other sweets
    confectioner.

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environmental_science

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    bionomics; ecology.

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possibility

  • noun a future prospect or potential
    • this room has great possibilities
  • noun capability of existing or happening or being true
    possibleness.
    • there is a possibility that his sense of smell has been impaired

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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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synchronic

  • adjective occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase
    synchronal; synchronous.
    • recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.
    • a synchronous set of clocks
    • the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight
    • synchronous oscillations
  • adjective concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents
    • synchronic linguistics

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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range_animal

  • noun any animal that lives and grazes in the grassy open land of western North America (especially horses, cattle, sheep)

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rehabilitative

  • adjective designed to accomplish rehabilitation
    • from a penal to a rehabilitative philosophy"- J.B.Costello
    • rehabilitative treatment
  • adjective satellite helping to restore to good condition
    reconstructive.
    • reconstructive surgery
    • rehabilitative exercises

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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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golden

  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilded; gilt; gold.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • adjective satellite marked by peace and prosperity
    halcyon; prosperous.
    • a golden era
    • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

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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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remould

  • verb cast again
    recast; remold.
    • The bell cracked and had to be recast
  • verb give new treads to (a tire)
    remold; retread.

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gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

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linguistic_scientist

  • noun a specialist in linguistics
    linguist.

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scheduled_maintenance

  • noun maintenance at a regularly scheduled time

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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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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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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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reign

  • noun a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
    • he was helpless under the reign of his egotism
  • noun the period during which a monarch is sovereign
    • during the reign of Henry VIII

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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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berlin

  • noun a limousine with a glass partition between the front and back seats
  • noun capital of Germany located in eastern Germany
    German capital.

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paleography

  • noun the study of ancient forms of writing (and the deciphering of them)

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revetement

  • noun a facing (usually masonry) that supports an embankment
    revetment; stone facing.

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hole

  • noun an opening into or through something
  • noun an opening deliberately made in or through something

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join

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

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pompadour

  • noun a hair style in which the front hair is swept up from the forehead
  • noun French noblewoman who was the lover of Louis XV, whose policies she influenced (1721-1764)
    Marquise de Pompadour; Jeanne Antoinette Poisson.

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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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smut

  • noun a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
    soot; crock; lampblack; carbon black.
  • noun destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores

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era

  • noun a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
    epoch.
  • noun a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
    geological era.

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syntactician

  • noun a linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax
    grammarian.

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cone

  • noun any cone-shaped artifact
  • noun a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
    cone shape; conoid.

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eisegesis

  • noun personal interpretation of a text (especially of the Bible) using your own ideas

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unreconstructed

  • adjective adhering to an attitude or position widely held to be outmoded
    • peasants are still unreconstructed small capitalists at heart
    • there are probably more unreconstructed Southerners than one would like to admit

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jespersen

  • noun Danish linguist (1860-1943)
    Jens Otto Harry Jespersen; Otto Jespersen.

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give

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

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jumble

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    welter; muddle; smother; clutter; mare's nest; fuddle.
  • noun small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie
    jumbal.

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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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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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initiate

  • noun someone new to a field or activity
    tyro; novice; beginner; tiro.
  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    savant; pundit; learned person.

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scrivener

  • noun someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
    scribe; copyist.

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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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machine

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

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gentrify

  • verb renovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations
    • gentrify a row of old houses
    • gentrify the old center of town

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dialect

  • noun the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
    accent; idiom.
    • the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English
    • he has a strong German accent
    • it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy

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description

  • noun a statement that represents something in words
    verbal description.
  • noun the act of describing something

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replacing

  • noun the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another
    replacement.
    • replacing the star will not be easy
  • verb substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    replace.
    • 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

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sir_leonard_woolley

  • noun English archaeologist who supervised the excavations at Ur (1880-1960)
    Woolley; Sir Charles Leonard Woolley.

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correctional_rehabilitation

  • noun providing penal custody or probation or parole for convicted offenders

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historical_linguistics

  • noun the study of linguistic change
    diachrony; diachronic linguistics.
    • the synchrony and diachrony of language

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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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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camera_care

  • noun keeping a camera in good working order

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fictional

  • adjective related to or involving literary fiction
    • clever fictional devices
    • a fictional treatment of the train robbery
  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character

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green

  • noun green color or pigment; resembling the color of growing grass
    viridity; greenness.
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    park; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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band_aid

  • noun trade name for an adhesive bandage to cover small cuts or blisters
  • noun hurried repair
    quick fix; quickie; quicky.

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archaeology

  • noun the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
    archeology.

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wine

  • noun fermented juice (of grapes especially)
    vino.
  • noun a red as dark as red wine
    wine-colored; wine-coloured.

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blind

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

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interpretation

  • noun a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something
    reading; version.
  • noun the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
    rendition; rendering.
    • her rendition of Milton's verse was extraordinarily moving

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egyptologist

  • noun an archeologist who specializes in Egyptology

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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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kickoff

  • noun (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
    outset; get-go; showtime; starting time; start; offset; beginning; commencement; first.
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

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domesticated_animal

  • noun any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
    domestic animal.

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moving-picture_show

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; picture show; pic; movie; motion picture; motion-picture show; film; moving picture.
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location

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ectotherm

  • noun an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals
    poikilotherm.

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etymologizing

  • noun (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
    deriving; derivation.
  • verb give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)
    etymologise; etymologize.
    • The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly
    • Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing

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priming

  • noun the act of making something ready
  • noun any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
    fusee; fuze; fuse; fuzee; primer.

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tenderisation

  • noun the act of making meat tender by pounding or marinating it
    tenderization.

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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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shipbuilder

  • noun a carpenter who helps build and launch wooden vessels
    shipwright; ship builder.
  • noun a person who builds ships as a business
    ship builder.

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hemicystectomy

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theo

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combination

  • noun a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
  • noun a coordinated sequence of chess moves

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microfilm

  • noun film on which materials are photographed at greatly reduced size; useful for storage; a magnification system is used to read the material
  • verb record on microfilm

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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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band

  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    circle; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
  • noun instrumentalists not including string players

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radiobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the effects of radiation on living organisms

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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structural

  • adjective relating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure
    • structural unemployment in a technological society
  • adjective relating to or having or characterized by structure
    • structural engineer
    • structural errors
    • structural simplicity

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grammar

  • noun the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

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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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ventilation

  • noun the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
    airing.
  • noun a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air
    ventilating system; ventilation system.
    • she was continually adjusting the ventilation

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varmint

  • noun an irritating or obnoxious person
    vermin.
  • noun any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote
    varment.

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correctional

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

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peacebuilding

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series

  • noun similar things placed in order or happening one after another
    • they were investigating a series of bank robberies
  • noun a serialized set of programs
    serial.
    • a comedy series
    • the Masterworks concert series

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distillery

  • noun a plant and works where alcoholic drinks are made by distillation
    still.

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mapmaking

  • noun the making of maps and charts
    cartography.

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allan

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extract

  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    infusion.
  • noun a passage selected from a larger work
    excerption; selection; excerpt.
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

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re

  • noun a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum
    atomic number 75; rhenium.
  • noun ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods
    Ra.

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foundation

  • noun the basis on which something is grounded
    • there is little foundation for his objections
  • noun an institution supported by an endowment

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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formation

  • noun an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
    • a defensive formation
    • a formation of planes
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    shaping.

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re-formation

  • noun forming again (especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting
    regeneration.

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reinstatement

  • noun the condition of being reinstated
    • her reinstatement to her former office followed quickly
  • noun the act of restoring someone to a previous position
    • we insisted on the reinstatement of the colonel

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renew

  • verb reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    regenerate.
    • We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years
    • They renewed their membership
  • verb cause to appear in a new form
    reincarnate.
    • the old product was reincarnated to appeal to a younger market

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middle_ages

  • noun the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
    Dark Ages.
  • noun the time of life between youth and old age (e.g., between 40 and 60 years of age)
    middle age.

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etymologise

  • verb give the etymology or derivation or suggest an etymology (for a word)
    etymologize.
    • The linguist probably etymologized the words incorrectly
    • Although he is not trained in this, his hobby is etymologizing
  • verb construct the history of words
    etymologize.

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depression

  • noun a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
  • noun a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
    slump; economic crisis.

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render

  • noun a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  • verb cause to become
    • The shot rendered her immobile

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grade

  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    course; class; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    tier; level.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

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fiction

  • noun a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
  • noun a deliberately false or improbable account
    fable; fabrication.

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watchmaker

  • noun someone who makes or repairs watches
    horologer; horologist.

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spawn

  • noun the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs
  • verb call forth
    breed; engender.

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flip-flop

  • noun a decision to reverse an earlier decision
    turnaround; change of mind; reversal; turnabout.
  • noun a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
    thong.

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critter

  • noun a regional term for `creature' (especially for domestic animals)

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john

  • noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    toilet; bathroom; privy; lavatory; can; lav.
  • noun youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)
    King John; John Lackland.

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genesis

  • noun a coming into being
    generation.
  • noun the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers
    Book of Genesis.

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reparation

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

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convention

  • noun a large formal assembly
    • political convention
  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; normal; rule.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors

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lather

  • noun the froth produced by soaps or detergents
    soapsuds; suds.
  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; sweat; stew; fret.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams

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written_report

  • noun a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    report; study.
    • this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale

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forensic

  • adjective satellite of, relating to, or used in public debate or argument
  • adjective satellite used or applied in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law
    • forensic photograph
    • forensic ballistics

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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historical

  • adjective of or relating to the study of history
    • historical scholars
    • a historical perspective
  • adjective satellite having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary
    • the historical Jesus
    • doubt that a historical Camelot every existed
    • actual historical events

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diachrony

  • noun the study of linguistic change
    historical linguistics; diachronic linguistics.
    • the synchrony and diachrony of language

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short_circuit

  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short.

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a._noam_chomsky

  • noun United States linguist whose theory of generative grammar redefined the field of linguistics (born 1928)
    Noam Chomsky; Chomsky.

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steelmaker

  • noun a worker engaged in making steel
    steelman; steelworker.

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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mind

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

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seed

  • noun a small hard fruit
  • noun a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

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home-builder

  • noun someone who builds houses as a business
    homebuilder; house-builder; housebuilder.

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arousal

  • noun the act of arousing
    rousing.
    • the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions
  • noun a state of heightened physiological activity

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mint

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • noun any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers

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homer_a._thompson

  • noun United States classical archaeologist (born in Canada) noted for leading the excavation of the Athenian agora (1906-2000)
    Thompson; Homer Armstrong Thompson; Homer Thompson.

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fitting

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    adjustment; accommodation.
  • noun a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

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causing

  • noun the act of causing something to happen
    causation.
  • verb give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
    do; make; cause.
    • cause a commotion
    • make a stir
    • cause an accident

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hatch

  • noun the production of young from an egg
    hatching.
  • noun shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
    crosshatch; hachure; hatching.

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cleft

  • noun a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin)
  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; scissure; fissure; crack.

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female_parent

  • noun a woman who has given birth to a child (also used as a term of address to your mother)
    mother.
    • the mother of three children

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maiden

  • noun an unmarried girl (especially a virgin)
    maid.
  • noun (cricket) an over in which no runs are scored
    maiden over.

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object

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

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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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elizabethan_age

  • noun a period in British history during the reign of Elizabeth I in the 16th century; an age marked by literary achievement and domestic prosperity

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coin

  • noun a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
  • verb make up
    • coin phrases or words

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reconstructivism

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episode

  • noun a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events
  • noun a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series

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get-go

  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
    outset; showtime; starting time; kickoff; start; offset; beginning; commencement; first.
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

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environmental

  • adjective of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings
    • environmental factors
  • adjective concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment
    • environmental pollution

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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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motion-picture_photography

  • noun the act of making a film
    filming; cinematography.

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civil_war

  • noun a war between factions in the same country

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contextual_definition

  • noun a definition in which the term is used by embedding it in a larger expression containing its explanation
    • a contextual definition of `legal duty' might be `X has a legal duty to do Y means that X is required to do Y by a contract relationship that would be upheld in a court of law'

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marine_archeology

  • noun the archeology of underwater sites
    underwater archeology; underwater archaeology; marine archaeology.

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johann_joachim_winckelmann

  • noun German archaeologist and art historian said to be the father of archaeology (1717-1768)
    Winckelmann; Johann Winckelmann.

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herbivore

  • noun any animal that feeds chiefly on grass and other plants
    • horses are herbivores
    • the sauropod dinosaurs were apparently herbivores

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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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refreshment

  • noun snacks and drinks served as a light meal
  • noun activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation
    recreation.
    • time for rest and refreshment by the pool
    • days of joyous recreation with his friends

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mend

  • noun sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment)
    darn; patch.
    • her stockings had several mends
  • noun the act of putting something in working order again
    repair; reparation; fixing; fix; mending; fixture.

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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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poikilotherm

  • noun an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals
    ectotherm.

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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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report

  • noun a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    written report; study.
    • this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale
  • noun the act of informing by verbal report
    account.
    • he heard reports that they were causing trouble
    • by all accounts they were a happy couple

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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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rebirth

  • noun after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body
    metempsychosis.
  • noun a second or new birth
    reincarnation; renascence.

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lexical_semantics

  • noun the branch of semantics that studies the meanings and relations of words

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underwater_archaeology

  • noun the archeology of underwater sites
    underwater archeology; marine archeology; marine archaeology.

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patch

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; maculation; fleck; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    plot; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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architecture

  • noun an architectural product or work
  • noun the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
    • architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use

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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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linguist

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

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steam

  • noun water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
  • verb travel by means of steam power
    steamer.
    • The ship steamed off into the Pacific

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result

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; solvent; resolution; solution.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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christian

  • adjective following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
  • noun a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination

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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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conceptual

  • adjective satellite being or characterized by concepts or their formation
    • conceptual discussions
    • the schizophrenic loses ability to abstract or do conceptual thinking
    • sex is a notional category, gender is a grammatical category

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preserve

  • noun a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
    • medicine is no longer a male preserve
  • noun a reservation where animals are protected

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machine_translation

  • noun the use of computers to translate from one language to another
    MT.

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rime

  • noun ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)
    hoarfrost; hoar; frost.
  • noun correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
    rhyme.

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saussure

  • noun Swiss linguist and expert in historical linguistics whose lectures laid the foundations for synchronic linguistics (1857-1913)
    Ferdinand de Saussure; de Saussure.

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news

  • noun information about recent and important events
    tidings; word; intelligence.
    • they awaited news of the outcome
  • noun information reported in a newspaper or news magazine
    • the news of my death was greatly exaggerated

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convertible

  • noun a car that has top that can be folded or removed
  • noun a corporate security (usually bonds or preferred stock) that can be exchanged for another form of security (usually common stock)
    convertible security.

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ioanid

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marine_archaeology

  • noun the archeology of underwater sites
    underwater archeology; underwater archaeology; marine archeology.

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con

  • noun an argument opposed to a proposal
  • noun a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
    inmate; convict; yard bird; yardbird.

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alternate

  • noun someone who takes the place of another person
    replacement; surrogate.
  • verb go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
    jump.

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cobble

  • noun rectangular paving stone with curved top; once used to make roads
    sett; cobblestone.
  • verb pave with cobblestones
    cobblestone.

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initiative

  • noun readiness to embark on bold new ventures
    enterprisingness; go-ahead; enterprise.
  • noun the first of a series of actions
    opening move; first step; opening.

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contractor

  • noun someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things
  • noun the bridge player in contract bridge who wins the bidding and can declare which suit is to be trumps
    declarer.

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dark_ages

  • noun the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
    Middle Ages.

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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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simplification

  • noun an explanation that omits superfluous details and reduces complexity
  • noun elimination of superfluous details

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extraction

  • noun the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
  • noun properties attributable to your ancestry
    origin; descent.
    • he comes from good origins

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beer

  • noun a general name for alcoholic beverages made by fermenting a cereal (or mixture of cereals) flavored with hops

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trigger

  • noun lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
    gun trigger.
  • noun a device that activates or releases or causes something to happen

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interest

  • noun a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
    involvement.
    • an interest in music
  • noun a reason for wanting something done
    sake.
    • for your sake
    • died for the sake of his country
    • in the interest of safety
    • in the common interest

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life

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

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house-builder

  • noun someone who builds houses as a business
    homebuilder; housebuilder; home-builder.

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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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imbroglio

  • noun an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation
    embroilment.
  • noun a very embarrassing misunderstanding

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spin

  • noun a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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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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commerce

  • noun transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
    mercantilism; commercialism.
  • noun the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
    Commerce Department; Department of Commerce; DoC.

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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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reconstructional

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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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aid

  • noun a resource
    assistance; help.
    • visual aids in teaching
  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistance; assist; help.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading

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basketweaver

  • noun someone skilled in weaving baskets
    basketmaker.

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mistake

  • noun a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    fault; error.
    • he made a bad mistake
    • she was quick to point out my errors
    • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
  • noun an understanding of something that is not correct
    misunderstanding; misapprehension.
    • he wasn't going to admit his mistake
    • make no mistake about his intentions
    • there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister

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remembering

  • noun the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    memory.
    • he can do it from memory
    • he enjoyed remembering his father
  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; remember; recall; recollect; call back; think; call up.
    • I can't remember saying any such thing
    • I can't think what her last name was
    • can you remember her phone number?
    • Do you remember that he once loved you?
    • call up memories

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brewer

  • noun someone who brews beer or ale from malt and hops and water
    beer maker.
  • noun the owner or manager of a brewery

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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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film_making

  • noun the production of movies
    moviemaking; movie making.

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tissue

  • noun part of an organism consisting of an aggregate of cells having a similar structure and function
  • noun a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
    tissue paper.

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sophisticate

  • noun a worldly-wise person
    man of the world.
  • verb make less natural or innocent
    • Their manners had sophisticated the young girls

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violin

  • noun bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
    fiddle.

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piano_maker

  • noun a person who makes pianos

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patternmaker

  • noun someone who makes patterns (as for sewing or carpentry or metalworking)

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memorial

  • noun a recognition of meritorious service
    remembrance; commemoration.
  • noun a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority

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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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woolley

  • noun English archaeologist who supervised the excavations at Ur (1880-1960)
    Sir Charles Leonard Woolley; Sir Leonard Woolley.

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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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jerry

  • noun offensive term for a person of German descent
    Boche; Hun; Krauthead; Kraut.

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surmisal

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

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hebraist

  • noun linguist specializing in the Hebrew language

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age_of_reason

  • noun a movement in Europe from about 1650 until 1800 that advocated the use of reason and individualism instead of tradition and established doctrine
    Enlightenment.
    • the Enlightenment brought about many humanitarian reforms

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regurgitation

  • noun backflow of blood through a defective heart valve
  • noun recall after rote memorization
    • he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation

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crenelation

  • noun a rampart built around the top of a castle with regular gaps for firing arrows or guns
    crenellation; battlement.
  • noun the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows
    crenellation.

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cycle

  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    round; rhythm.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons
  • noun a series of poems or songs on the same theme
    • Schubert's song cycles

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mother

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

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musical

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical comedy; musical theater.
  • adjective characterized by or capable of producing music
    • a musical evening
    • musical instruments

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misconstruction

  • noun a kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions (often deliberately)
    misconstrual.
  • noun an ungrammatical constituent

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mending

  • noun garments that must be repaired
  • noun the act of putting something in working order again
    repair; reparation; fixing; fix; fixture; mend.

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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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lexicologist

  • noun a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language
    lexicographer.

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reformation

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

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fact

  • noun a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
    • first you must collect all the facts of the case
  • noun a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
    • he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts

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restitute

  • verb give or bring back
    restore.
    • Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner
  • verb restore to a previous or better condition
    renovate.
    • They renovated the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

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civil_law

  • noun the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
  • noun the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
    Justinian code; Roman law; jus civile.

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insectivore

  • noun small insect-eating mainly nocturnal terrestrial or fossorial mammals
  • noun any organism that feeds mainly on insects

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patching

  • noun the act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it
  • verb to join or unite the pieces of
    piece; patch.
    • patch the skirt

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jeweler

  • noun someone who makes jewelry
    jeweller; jewelry maker.
  • noun someone in the business of selling jewelry
    jeweller.

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technological

  • adjective satellite based in scientific and industrial progress
    • a technological civilization
  • adjective of or relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles
    technical.
    • technical college
    • technological development

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zooplankton

  • noun animal constituent of plankton; mainly small crustaceans and fish larvae

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confection

  • noun a food rich in sugar
    sweet.
  • noun the act of creating something (a medicine or drink or soup etc.) by compounding or mixing a variety of components
    concoction.

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retread

  • noun a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads
    recap.
  • verb use again in altered form
    rework; make over.
    • retread an old plot

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upturn

  • noun an upward movement or trend as in business activity

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birth

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

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cognitive

  • adjective of or being or relating to or involving cognition
    • cognitive psychology
    • cognitive style

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assyriology

  • noun archeology of the ancient Assyrians

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quick_fix

  • noun hurried repair
    quickie; band aid; quicky.

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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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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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captive

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

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multiple

  • noun the product of a quantity by an integer
    • 36 is a multiple of 9
  • adjective having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual
    • multiple birth
    • multiple ownership
    • made multiple copies of the speech
    • his multiple achievements in public life
    • her multiple personalities
    • a pineapple is a multiple fruit

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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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marine_creature

  • noun any of numerous animals inhabiting the sea including e.g. fishes and molluscs and many mammals
    marine animal; sea animal; sea creature.

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theatre

  • noun a building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented
    house; theater.
    • the house was full
  • noun the art of writing and producing plays
    dramatic art; dramatics; dramaturgy; theater.

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grading

  • noun the act of arranging in a graduated series
    scaling.
  • noun changing the ground level to a smooth horizontal or gently sloping surface
    leveling.

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filming

  • noun the act of making a film
    motion-picture photography; cinematography.
  • verb make a film or photograph of something
    shoot; take; film.
    • take a scene
    • shoot a movie

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exposition

  • noun a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
    expounding.
  • noun a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) for public display
    expo; exhibition.

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palaeopathology

  • noun the study of disease of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence)
    paleopathology.

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uncompress

  • verb restore to its uncompressed form
    decompress.
    • decompress data

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newcomer

  • noun any new participant in some activity
    newbie; fledgeling; neophyte; entrant; freshman; fledgling; starter.
  • noun a recent arrival
    • he's a newcomer to Boston

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substitution

  • noun an event in which one thing is substituted for another
    replacement; transposition; permutation; switch.
    • the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood
  • noun the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"
    exchange; commutation.

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manufacturing

  • noun the act of making something (a product) from raw materials
    manufacture; fabrication.
    • the synthesis and fabrication of single crystals
    • an improvement in the manufacture of explosives
    • manufacturing is vital to Great Britain
  • verb put together out of artificial or natural components or parts; He manufactured a popular cereal"
    manufacture; fabricate; construct.
    • the company fabricates plastic chairs
    • They manufacture small toys

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homeotherm

  • noun an animal that has a body temperature that is relatively constant and independent of the environmental temperature
    homoiotherm; homotherm.

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magazine

  • noun a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it
    mag.
    • it takes several years before a magazine starts to break even or make money
  • noun product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object
    • tripped over a pile of magazines

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thread_maker

  • noun someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)
    spinner; spinster.

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lockage

  • noun a fee charged for passage through a lock in a canal or waterway
  • noun a system of locks in a canal or waterway

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stipulative

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civil

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

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rendering

  • noun a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.
    rendition.
    • they heard a live rendition of three pieces by Schubert
  • noun an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious
    rendition; interpretation; interpreting.
    • the edict was subject to many interpretations
    • he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables
    • often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning

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carving

  • noun a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
  • noun removing parts from hard material to create a desired pattern or shape
    cutting.

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enlightenment

  • noun education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
  • noun (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
    nirvana.

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pleurodont

  • noun an animal having teeth fused with the inner surface of the alveolar ridge without sockets

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opus

  • noun a musical work that has been created
    piece of music; musical composition; piece; composition.
    • the composition is written in four movements

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novation

  • noun (law) the replacement of one obligation by another by mutual agreement of both parties; usually the replacement of one of the original parties to a contract with the consent of the remaining party

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music

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

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aortoplasty

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war

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

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interim_overhaul

  • noun an overhaul between the regular times for overhauling

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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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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syndicate

  • noun a loose affiliation of gangsters in charge of organized criminal activities
    mob; family; crime syndicate.
  • noun an association of companies for some definite purpose
    consortium; pool.

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rejuvenation

  • noun the phenomenon of vitality and freshness being restored
    greening.
    • the annual rejuvenation of the landscape
  • noun the act of restoring to a more youthful condition

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turn_of_the_century

  • noun the period from about ten years before to ten years after a new century

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ancestral

  • adjective satellite inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent
    patrimonial; transmissible; hereditary.
    • ancestral home
    • ancestral lore
    • hereditary monarchy
    • patrimonial estate
    • transmissible tradition
  • adjective of or belonging to or inherited from an ancestor

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crystal

  • noun a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
  • noun a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

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pest

  • noun a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
    pestilence; plague; pestis.
  • noun any epidemic disease with a high death rate
    pestilence; plague.

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optimisation

  • noun the act of rendering optimal
    optimization.
    • the simultaneous optimization of growth and profitability
    • in an optimization problem we seek values of the variables that lead to an optimal value of the function that is to be optimized
    • to promote the optimization and diversification of agricultural products

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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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renaturation

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computing

  • noun the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
    computer science.
  • noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
    calculation; computation.

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bionomics

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    ecology; environmental science.

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restorative

  • noun a medicine that strengthens and invigorates
    tonic.
  • noun a device for treating injury or disease
    corrective.

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somebody

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

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roneo

  • verb make copies on a Roneograph
  • noun a rotary duplicator that uses a stencil through which ink is pressed (trade mark Roneo)
    Roneograph; mimeo; mimeograph machine; mimeograph.

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revitalize

  • verb restore strength
    regenerate.
    • This food revitalized the patient
  • verb give new life or vigor to
    revitalise.

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accounting

  • noun a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes
    • he was unable to give a clear accounting for his actions
  • noun a system that provides quantitative information about finances

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ship

  • noun a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  • verb transport commercially
    send; transport.

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stone_age

  • noun (archeology) the earliest known period of human culture, characterized by the use of stone implements

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mold

  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    mould; cast; stamp.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; cast.

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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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physical

  • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
    • physical exercise
    • physical suffering
    • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
  • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
    • physical sciences
    • physical laws

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particle_detector

  • noun a chamber in which particles can be made visible

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oversimplification

  • noun an act of excessive simplification; the act of making something seem simpler than it really is
    simplism.
  • noun a simplification that goes too far (to the point of misrepresentation)
    simplism.

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picture

  • noun a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface
    image; ikon; icon.
    • they showed us the pictures of their wedding
    • a movie is a series of images projected so rapidly that the eye integrates them
  • noun graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    painting.
    • a small painting by Picasso
    • he bought the painting as an investment
    • his pictures hang in the Louvre

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moving_picture

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; picture show; pic; movie; motion picture; moving-picture show; motion-picture show; film.
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location

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miscellaneous

  • adjective satellite consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
    mixed; motley; sundry; assorted.
    • an arrangement of assorted spring flowers
    • assorted sizes
    • miscellaneous accessories
    • a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music
    • a motley crew
    • sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards
  • adjective satellite having many aspects
    many-sided; multifarious; multifaceted.
    • a many-sided subject
    • a multifaceted undertaking
    • multifarious interests
    • the multifarious noise of a great city
    • a miscellaneous crowd

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discharge

  • noun the sudden giving off of energy
  • noun the act of venting
    venting.

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restorer

  • noun a skilled worker who is employed to restore or refinish buildings or antique furniture
    refinisher; preserver; renovator.

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daily

  • noun a newspaper that is published every day
  • adjective satellite of or belonging to or occurring every day
    day-by-day; day-after-day; day-to-day.
    • daily routine
    • a daily paper

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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computational_linguistics

  • noun the use of computers for linguistic research and applications

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newbie

  • noun any new participant in some activity
    fledgeling; neophyte; newcomer; entrant; freshman; fledgling; starter.

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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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pothunter

  • noun a nonprofessional archeologist
  • noun someone who participates in contests in order to collect trophies

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paletiology

  • noun the explanation of past events in terms of scientific causes (as geological causes)
    palaetiology.

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retrofit

  • noun a component or accessory added to something after it has been manufactured
  • noun the act of adding a component or accessory to something that did not have it when it was manufactured
    • the court ordered a retrofit on all automobiles

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revitalisation

  • noun bringing again into activity and prominence
    revivification; resurgence; revival; revitalization.
    • the revival of trade
    • a revival of a neglected play by Moliere
    • the Gothic revival in architecture

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clarification

  • noun an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding
    illumination; elucidation.
    • the professor's clarification helped her to understand the textbook
  • noun the act of removing solid particles from a liquid
    clearing.

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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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graph

  • noun a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities plotted with reference to a set of axes
    graphical record.
  • verb represent by means of a graph
    chart.
    • chart the data

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work_animal

  • noun an animal trained for and used for heavy labor

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father

  • noun a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
    male parent; begetter.
    • his father was born in Atlanta
  • noun the founder of a family
    forefather; sire.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers

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succedaneum

  • noun (medicine) something that can be used as a substitute (especially any medicine that may be taken in place of another)

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charge

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

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house-raising

  • noun construction by a group of neighbors

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string

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

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cantilever

  • noun projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only
  • verb project as a cantilever

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paleopathology

  • noun the study of disease of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence)
    palaeopathology.

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hatter

  • noun someone who makes and sells hats
    modiste; milliner; hatmaker.

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cook

  • noun someone who cooks food
  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Captain Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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airing

  • noun the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    spreading; public exposure; dissemination.
  • noun a short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air
    • he took the dogs for an airing

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blast

  • noun a very long fly ball
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; bang; eruption; clap.

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betterment

  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    advance; improvement.
  • noun an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility

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palaeoclimatology

  • noun the study of the climate of past ages
    paleoclimatology.

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cool

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

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incitement

  • noun an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating
    incitation.
    • the incitement of mutiny
  • noun needed encouragement
    provocation.
    • the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation

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judaism

The religious doctrines and rites of the Jews as enjoined in the laws of Moses. J. S. Mill.

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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leave

  • noun the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    leave of absence.
    • a ten day's leave to visit his mother
  • noun permission to do something
    • she was granted leave to speak

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linguistic_geography

  • noun the study of the geographical distribution of linguistic features
    dialect geography.

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recall

  • noun a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
    callback.
  • noun a call to return
    • the recall of our ambassador

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quick

  • noun any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
  • adjective satellite accomplished rapidly and without delay
    speedy.
    • was quick to make friends
    • his quick reaction prevented an accident
    • hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem
    • a speedy recovery
    • he has a right to a speedy trial

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manufacturing_business

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

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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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accumulation

  • noun an increase by natural growth or addition
    accretion.
  • noun several things grouped together or considered as a whole
    assemblage; aggregation; collection.

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revolution

  • noun a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
    • the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution
  • noun the overthrow of a government by those who are governed

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port

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

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substitute

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

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resurgence

  • noun bringing again into activity and prominence
    revivification; revitalisation; revival; revitalization.
    • the revival of trade
    • a revival of a neglected play by Moliere
    • the Gothic revival in architecture

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curse

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearing; swearword; expletive; cuss; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
    condemnation; execration.

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constitution

  • noun law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
    organic law; fundamental law.
  • noun the act of forming or establishing something
    formation; organisation; establishment; organization.
    • the constitution of a PTA group last year
    • it was the establishment of his reputation
    • he still remembers the organization of the club

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homoiotherm

  • noun an animal that has a body temperature that is relatively constant and independent of the environmental temperature
    homeotherm; homotherm.

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geography

  • noun study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation
    geographics.

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conjuror

  • noun someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
    illusionist; prestidigitator; conjurer; magician.
  • noun a witch doctor who practices conjury
    conjurer; conjure man.

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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benson

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wall

  • noun an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure
    • the south wall had a small window
    • the walls were covered with pictures
  • noun anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect
    • a wall of water
    • a wall of smoke
    • a wall of prejudice
    • negotiations ran into a brick wall

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institute

  • noun an association organized to promote art or science or education
  • verb set up or lay the groundwork for
    constitute; found; plant; establish.
    • establish a new department

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shift

  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    displacement.
  • noun a qualitative change
    transformation; transmutation.

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vintner

  • noun someone who sells wine
    wine merchant.
  • noun someone who makes wine
    winemaker; wine maker.

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scramble

  • noun an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
    scuffle.
  • noun rushing about hastily in an undignified way
    scamper; scurry.

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heinrich_schliemann

  • noun German archaeologist who discovered nine superimposed city sites of Troy; he also excavated Mycenae (1822-1890)
    Schliemann.

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reincarnate

  • verb be born anew in another body after death
    transmigrate.
    • Hindus believe that we transmigrate
  • verb cause to appear in a new form
    renew.
    • the old product was reincarnated to appeal to a younger market

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boe

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actualization

  • noun making real or giving the appearance of reality
    realisation; actualisation; realization.

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regeneration

  • noun (biology) growth anew of lost tissue or destroyed parts or organs
  • noun feedback in phase with (augmenting) the input
    positive feedback.

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money_changer

  • noun one whose business is to exchange the money of one country for that of another country
    exchanger.

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fake

  • noun something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be
    postiche; sham.
  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; role player; pretender; sham.

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illumination

  • noun a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
    light.
    • follow God's light
  • noun the degree of visibility of your environment

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market

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

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remaking

  • noun creation that is created again or anew
    remake.
    • it is a remake of an old film
  • verb make new
    refashion; redo; make over; remake.
    • She is remaking her image

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air_out

  • verb expose to fresh air
    aerate; air.
    • aerate your old sneakers
  • verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    vent; ventilate; air.
    • air the old winter clothes
    • air out the smoke-filled rooms

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prey

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

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memory

  • noun something that is remembered
    • search as he would, the memory was lost
  • noun the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    remembering.
    • he can do it from memory
    • he enjoyed remembering his father

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resuscitation

  • noun the act of reviving a person and returning them to consciousness
    • although he was apparently drowned, resuscitation was accomplished by artificial respiration

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otto_jespersen

  • noun Danish linguist (1860-1943)
    Jespersen; Jens Otto Harry Jespersen.

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diurnal

  • adjective of or belonging to or active during the day
    • diurnal animals are active during the day
    • diurnal flowers are open during the day and closed at night
    • diurnal and nocturnal offices
  • adjective satellite having a daily cycle or occurring every day
    • diurnal rotation of the heavens

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misreading

  • noun misinterpretation caused by inaccurate reading
  • verb read or interpret wrongly
    misread.
    • He misread the data

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car

  • noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    machine; motorcar; automobile; auto.
    • he needs a car to get to work
  • noun a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
    railroad car; railcar; railway car.
    • three cars had jumped the rails

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soul

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

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purge

  • noun the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    purgation; purging.
  • noun an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    purging.

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crenel

  • noun one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
    scallop; crenation; crenelle; crenature.
  • noun a notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement
    crenelle.

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horologer

  • noun someone who makes or repairs watches
    watchmaker; horologist.

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making

  • noun the act that results in something coming to be
    fashioning; devising.
    • the devising of plans
    • the fashioning of pots and pans
    • the making of measurements
    • it was already in the making
  • noun an attribute that must be met or complied with and that fits a person for something
    qualification.
    • her qualifications for the job are excellent
    • one of the qualifications for admission is an academic degree
    • she has the makings of fine musician

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fauna

  • noun all the animal life in a particular region or period
    zoology.
    • the fauna of China
    • the zoology of the Pliocene epoch
  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; animal; creature.

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carolina

  • noun the area of the states of North Carolina and South Carolina
    Carolinas.

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horologist

  • noun someone who makes or repairs watches
    horologer; watchmaker.

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piece_of_music

  • noun a musical work that has been created
    opus; musical composition; piece; composition.
    • the composition is written in four movements

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distillation

  • noun the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors
    distillment.
  • noun a purified liquid produced by condensation from a vapor during distilling; the product of distilling
    distillate.

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agent

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

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sample

  • noun a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
  • noun items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
    sample distribution; sampling.

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picture_show

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; pic; movie; motion picture; moving-picture show; motion-picture show; film; moving picture.
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location

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restitution

  • noun a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
    indemnification; amends; redress; damages; indemnity.
  • noun the act of restoring something to its original state

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write

  • verb produce a literary work
    pen; compose; indite.
    • She composed a poem
    • He wrote four novels
  • verb communicate or express by writing
    • Please write to me every week

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etymological

  • adjective based on or belonging to etymology
    • I merely drew an etymological distinction

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wine_maker

  • noun someone who makes wine
    winemaker; vintner.
  • noun distillery where wine is made
    winery.

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dope

  • noun street names for marijuana
    sess; skunk; pot; weed; gage; smoke; Mary Jane; sens; grass; green goddess; locoweed.
  • noun an ignorant or foolish person
    dummy; booby; pinhead; boob; dumbbell.

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inspection_and_repair

  • noun periodic maintenance on a car or machine
    overhaul; service.
    • it was time for an overhaul on the tractor

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product

  • noun commodities offered for sale
    ware; merchandise.
    • good business depends on having good merchandise
    • that store offers a variety of products
  • noun an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
    production.
    • they improve their product every year
    • they export most of their agricultural production

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clone

  • noun a person who is almost identical to another
    ringer; dead ringer.
  • noun a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction
    clon.

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business_cycle

  • noun recurring fluctuations in economic activity consisting of recession and recovery and growth and decline
    trade cycle.

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rehabilitate

  • verb help to readapt, as to a former state of health or good repute
    • The prisoner was successfully rehabilitated
    • After a year in the mental clinic, the patient is now rehabilitated
  • verb reinstall politically
    • Deng Xiao Ping was rehabilitated several times throughout his lifetime

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produce

  • noun fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
    green goods; garden truck; green groceries.
  • verb bring forth or yield
    bring forth.
    • The tree would not produce fruit

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sociolinguistics

  • noun the study of language in relation to its sociocultural context

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data

  • noun a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
    information.
    • statistical data
  • noun an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
    data point; datum.

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renovation

  • noun the act of improving by renewing and restoring
    overhaul; redevelopment.
    • they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
    • a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed
  • noun the state of being restored to its former good condition
    restoration; refurbishment.
    • the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house

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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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summoning

  • noun calling up supposed supernatural forces by spells and incantations
    evocation.
  • verb call in an official matter, such as to attend court
    summons; cite; summon.

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explicit

  • adjective precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication
    expressed.
    • explicit instructions
    • she made her wishes explicit
    • explicit sexual scenes
  • adjective satellite in accordance with fact or the primary meaning of a term
    denotative.

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hatmaker

  • noun someone who makes and sells hats
    modiste; milliner; hatter.

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paleoethnography

  • noun the ethnography of paleolithic humans
    palaeoethnography.

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switch

  • noun control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
    electric switch; electrical switch.
  • noun an event in which one thing is substituted for another
    replacement; transposition; permutation; substitution.
    • the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood

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baroque_era

  • noun the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe
    Baroque; Baroque period.

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grimm

  • noun the younger of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859)
    Wilhelm Karl Grimm; Wilhelm Grimm.
  • noun the older of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories; also author of Grimm's law describing consonant changes in Germanic languages (1785-1863)
    Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm; Jakob Grimm.

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archeologist

  • noun an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
    archaeologist.

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ventilator

  • noun a device (such as a fan) that introduces fresh air or expels foul air
  • noun a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure
    breathing machine; breathing device; breathing apparatus.

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pitch

  • noun the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  • noun (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
    delivery.

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still

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

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derive

  • verb reason by deduction; establish by deduction
    deduce; deduct; infer.
  • verb obtain
    gain.
    • derive pleasure from one's garden

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overhaul

  • noun periodic maintenance on a car or machine
    inspection and repair; service.
    • it was time for an overhaul on the tractor
  • noun the act of improving by renewing and restoring
    renovation; redevelopment.
    • they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
    • a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed

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organisation

  • noun the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something
    governing body; administration; governance; organization; brass; establishment.
    • he claims that the present administration is corrupt
    • the governance of an association is responsible to its members
    • he quickly became recognized as a member of the establishment
  • noun a group of people who work together
    organization.

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diachronic_linguistics

  • noun the study of linguistic change
    diachrony; historical linguistics.
    • the synchrony and diachrony of language

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amelioration

  • noun the act of relieving ills and changing for the better
    melioration; betterment.

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venting

  • noun the act of venting
    discharge.
  • verb give expression or utterance to
    vent; give vent; ventilate.
    • She vented her anger
    • The graduates gave vent to cheers

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tonic

  • noun lime- or lemon-flavored carbonated water containing quinine
    tonic water; quinine water.
  • noun a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
    soda pop; soda water; pop; soda.
    • in New England they call sodas tonics

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finance

  • noun the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
  • noun the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets

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origination

  • noun an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events
    origin; inception.
  • noun the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    foundation; instauration; founding; introduction; creation; initiation; innovation; institution.
    • she looked forward to her initiation as an adult
    • the foundation of a new scientific society

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homebuilder

  • noun someone who builds houses as a business
    house-builder; housebuilder; home-builder.

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recap

  • noun a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
    review; recapitulation.
  • noun a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads
    retread.

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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sublimate

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

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synchronic_linguistics

  • noun the study of a language without reference to its historical context

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repairer

  • noun a skilled worker who mends or repairs things
    fixer; mender.

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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self-renewal

  • noun the act of renewing yourself (or itself)

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twiner

  • noun someone who intertwines (e.g. threads) or forms something by twisting or interlacing
  • adjective satellite being two identical
    twinned; duplicate; matching; twin.

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christoffer

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palaeology

  • noun the study of (especially prehistoric) antiquities
    paleology.

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descriptive_linguistics

  • noun a description (at a given point in time) of a language with respect to its phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics without value judgments

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space

  • noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    infinite.
    • they tested his ability to locate objects in space
    • the boundless regions of the infinite
  • noun an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    • the architect left space in front of the building
    • they stopped at an open space in the jungle
    • the space between his teeth

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refurbishment

  • noun the state of being restored to its former good condition
    restoration; renovation.
    • the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house

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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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reforestation

  • noun the restoration (replanting) of a forest that had been reduced by fire or cutting
    re-afforestation.

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rebuilding

  • noun building again
  • verb build again
    reconstruct; rebuild.
    • The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb

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theory

  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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hairdresser

  • noun someone who cuts or beautifies hair
    stylist; hairstylist; styler.

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divergence

  • noun the act of moving away in different direction from a common point
    divergency.
    • an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines
  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    deviation; difference; departure.
    • the deviation from the mean

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governing

  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; government.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; regulate; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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spiel

  • noun plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
    line of gab; patter.
  • verb replay (as a melody)
    play.
    • Play it again, Sam
    • She played the third movement very beautifully

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scalawag

  • noun a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
    scallywag.
  • noun a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
    varlet; rascal; rapscallion; scallywag; rogue; knave.

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marine

  • noun a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
  • noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; devil dog; leatherneck.

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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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derivation

  • noun the source or origin from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues)
    • he prefers shoes of Italian derivation
    • music of Turkish derivation
  • noun (historical linguistics) an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
    deriving; etymologizing.

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language

  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    linguistic communication.
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; voice communication; speech communication; speech; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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ministry

  • noun religious ministers collectively (especially Presbyterian)
  • noun building where the business of a government department is transacted

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standby

  • noun something that can be relied on when needed
  • noun an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
    understudy.

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iterative

  • noun the aspect of the verb that expresses the repetition of an action
    iterative aspect.
  • adjective satellite marked by iteration
    reiterative.

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motion

  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    gesture.
  • noun a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    movement.

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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recursive_definition

  • noun (mathematics) a definition of a function from which values of the function can be calculated in a finite number of steps

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raleigh

  • noun English courtier (a favorite of Elizabeth I) who tried to colonize Virginia; introduced potatoes and tobacco to England (1552-1618)
    Sir Walter Raleigh; Sir Walter Ralegh; Walter Ralegh; Walter Raleigh; Ralegh.
  • noun capital of the state of North Carolina; located in the east central part of the North Carolina
    capital of North Carolina.

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think

  • noun an instance of deliberate thinking
    • I need to give it a good think
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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first

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

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origin

  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    root; 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
  • noun properties attributable to your ancestry
    extraction; descent.
    • he comes from good origins

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romania

  • noun a republic in southeastern Europe with a short coastline on the Black Sea
    Rumania; Roumania.

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great_depression

  • noun the economic crisis beginning with the stock market crash in 1929 and continuing through the 1930s
  • noun a period during the 1930s when there was a worldwide economic depression and mass unemployment
    Depression.

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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interchange

  • noun a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
  • noun mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)
    reciprocation; give-and-take.

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modernise

  • verb become technologically advanced
    develop; modernize.
    • Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace
    • Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly
  • verb make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
    modernize; overhaul.
    • You should overhaul your car engine
    • overhaul the health care system

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breed

  • noun a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
    strain; stock.
    • he experimented on a particular breed of white rats
    • he created a new strain of sheep
  • noun a special type
    • Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs

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plastic

  • noun generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
  • noun a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered
    charge plate; charge card; credit card.
    • do you take plastic?

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enteroplasty

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realization

  • noun coming to understand something clearly and distinctly
    realisation; recognition.
    • a growing realization of the risk involved
    • a sudden recognition of the problem he faced
    • increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases
  • noun making real or giving the appearance of reality
    realisation; actualization; actualisation.

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modernisation

  • noun making modern in appearance or behavior
    modernization.
    • the modernization of Nigeria will be a long process

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hue

  • noun the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength
    chromaticity.
  • verb take on color or become colored
    • In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey

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expounding

  • noun a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
    exposition.
  • 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; elaborate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation

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continuous

  • adjective continuing in time or space without interruption
    uninterrupted.
    • a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans
    • a continuous bout of illness lasting six months
    • lived in continuous fear
    • a continuous row of warehouses
    • a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it
    • moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks
  • adjective of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity

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illusionist

  • noun a person with unusual powers of foresight
    visionary; seer.
  • noun someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
    prestidigitator; conjurer; magician; conjuror.

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bookmaker

  • noun a maker of books; someone who edits or publishes or binds books
  • noun a gambler who accepts and pays off bets (especially on horse races)
    bookie.

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copy

  • noun a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)
    transcript.
  • noun a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing
    • she made a copy of the designer dress
    • the clone was a copy of its ancestor

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photographic

  • adjective relating to photography or obtained by using photography
    • photographic equipment
  • adjective satellite representing people or nature with the exactness and fidelity of a photograph

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semantics

  • noun the study of language meaning
  • noun the meaning of a word, phrase, sentence, or text
    • a petty argument about semantics

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urban_renewal

  • noun the clearing and rebuilding and redevelopment of urban slums

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defibrillate

  • verb stop the fibrillation and restore normal contractions, usually by means of electric shocks
    • The patient's heart had to be defibrillated to save his life

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idealogue

  • noun someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)
    theorist; theoretician; theoriser; theorizer.

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and

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

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motion-picture_show

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; picture show; pic; movie; motion picture; moving-picture show; film; moving picture.
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location

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instauration

  • noun the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    foundation; founding; introduction; origination; creation; initiation; innovation; institution.
    • she looked forward to her initiation as an adult
    • the foundation of a new scientific society

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froth

  • noun a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid
    foam.
    • the beer had a thick head of foam
  • verb become bubbly or frothy or foaming
    foam; effervesce; sparkle; form bubbles; fizz.
    • The boiling soup was frothing
    • The river was foaming
    • Sparkling water

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correction

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

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swop

  • noun an equal exchange
    swap; barter; trade.
    • we had no money so we had to live by barter
  • verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    switch; swap; trade.

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anger

  • noun a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
    choler; ire.
  • noun the state of being angry
    angriness.

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explicit_definition

  • noun a definition that gives an exact equivalent of the term defined

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cognitive_semantics

  • noun the branch of semantics that studies the cognitive aspects of meaning
    conceptual semantics; semasiology.

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conversion

  • noun an event that results in a transformation
    transition; changeover.
  • noun a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"

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transcription

  • noun something written, especially copied from one medium to another, as a typewritten version of dictation
    written text.
  • noun (genetics) the organic process whereby the DNA sequence in a gene is copied into mRNA; the process whereby a base sequence of messenger RNA is synthesized on a template of complementary DNA

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take

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

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jakob_grimm

  • noun the older of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories; also author of Grimm's law describing consonant changes in Germanic languages (1785-1863)
    Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm; Grimm.

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switching

  • noun the act of changing one thing or position for another
    shift; switch.
    • his switch on abortion cost him the election
  • verb change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence
    switch over; switch; exchange.

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prick

  • noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    mother fucker; bastard; SOB; motherfucker; whoreson; dickhead; son of a bitch; asshole; cocksucker; shit.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; incision; dent.

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trace

  • noun a just detectable amount
    suggestion; hint.
    • he speaks French with a trace of an accent
  • noun an indication that something has been present
    vestige; shadow; tincture.
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension

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track

  • noun a line or route along which something travels or moves
    path; course.
    • the hurricane demolished houses in its path
    • the track of an animal
    • the course of the river
  • noun evidence pointing to a possible solution
    trail; lead.
    • the police are following a promising lead
    • the trail led straight to the perpetrator

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face_lifting

  • noun a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes
    face lift; facelift.
    • give your home a facelift
    • more than a facelift, the new model marks a fundamental change of direction
  • noun plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised
    face lift; nip and tuck; lift; rhytidectomy; rhytidoplasty; facelift; cosmetic surgery.
    • some actresses have more than one face lift

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molecule

  • noun (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    speck; particle; atom; corpuscle; mote.

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invertebrate

  • noun any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
  • adjective lacking a backbone or spinal column
    spineless.
    • worms are an example of invertebrate animals

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crochet

  • noun needlework done by interlocking looped stitches with a hooked needle
    crocheting.
  • verb create by looping or crocheting
    • crochet a bedspread

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freshman

  • noun a first-year undergraduate
    fresher.
  • noun any new participant in some activity
    newbie; fledgeling; neophyte; newcomer; entrant; fledgling; starter.

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re-afforestation

  • noun the restoration (replanting) of a forest that had been reduced by fire or cutting
    reforestation.

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ferdinand_de_saussure

  • noun Swiss linguist and expert in historical linguistics whose lectures laid the foundations for synchronic linguistics (1857-1913)
    Saussure; de Saussure.

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remold

  • verb cast again
    recast; remould.
    • The bell cracked and had to be recast
  • verb shape again or shape differently
    reshape.

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show

  • noun the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    display.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested

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mince

  • noun food chopped into small bits
    • a mince of mushrooms
  • verb make less severe or harsh
    moderate; soften.
    • He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

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supposition

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

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varment

  • noun any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote
    varmint.

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ground

  • noun the solid part of the earth's surface
    dry land; land; terra firma; earth; solid ground.
    • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • the earth shook for several minutes
    • he dropped the logs on the ground
  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    reason.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration

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upgrade

  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; raise; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • noun software that provides better performance than an earlier version did

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written

  • adjective set down in writing in any of various ways
    • written evidence
  • verb produce a literary work
    write; pen; compose; indite.
    • She composed a poem
    • He wrote four novels

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crime

  • noun (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
    offence; criminal offense; law-breaking; offense; criminal offence.
    • a long record of crimes
  • noun an evil act not necessarily punishable by law
    • crimes of the heart

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refinisher

  • noun a skilled worker who is employed to restore or refinish buildings or antique furniture
    restorer; preserver; renovator.

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invocation

  • noun a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
    supplication.
  • noun an incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil

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stain

  • noun a soiled or discolored appearance
    discolouration; discoloration.
    • the wine left a dark stain
  • noun (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible

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stipulative_definition

  • noun a definition that is stipulated by someone and that is not a standard usage

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plump

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

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get

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

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procreation

  • noun the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
    breeding; reproduction; facts of life.

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