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rouge_et_noir

  • noun a card game in which two rows of cards are dealt and players can bet on the color of the cards or on which row will have a count nearer some number
    trente-et-quarante.

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demand

  • noun an urgent or peremptory request
    • his demands for attention were unceasing
  • noun the ability and desire to purchase goods and services
    • the automobile reduced the demand for buggywhips
    • the demand exceeded the supply

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monte

  • noun a gambling card game of Spanish origin; 3 or 4 cards are dealt face up and players bet that one of them will be matched before the others as the cards are dealt from the pack one at a time
    three-card monte; four-card monte.

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foul

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

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pony

  • noun a range horse of the western United States
  • noun an informal term for a racehorse
    • he liked to bet on the ponies

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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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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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tilting_board

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

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sevens

  • noun a card game in which you play your sevens and other cards in sequence in the same suit as the sevens; you win if you are the first to use all your cards
    parliament; fantan.
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
    seven; heptad; sevener; VII; septet; 7; septenary.

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toothed_wheel

  • noun a wheel with teeth for making a row of perforations
    roulette.

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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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swan

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

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endurance_riding

  • noun riding for long hours over long distances

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bike

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

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dog_show

  • noun a competitive exhibition of dogs

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longways

  • noun country dancing performed with couples in two long lines facing each other
    longways dance.
  • adverb in the direction of the length
    lengthways; longitudinally; longwise; lengthwise.
    • He cut the paper lengthwise

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risk

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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activation

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

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hollering

  • noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
    holla; bellow; roar; hollo; yowl; holler; holloa; bellowing; roaring.
    • his bellow filled the hallway
  • verb shout out
    holler; holler out.
    • He hollered out to surrender our weapons

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hocus-pocus

  • noun verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
    trickery; hanky panky; skulduggery; slickness; jiggery-pokery; skullduggery.

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jack

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

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mouth-to-mouth_resuscitation

  • noun an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen
    CPR; kiss of life; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; cardiac resuscitation.

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screaming

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screech; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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encounter

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

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blue_story

  • noun an indelicate joke
    dirty joke; dirty story; blue joke.

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hula-hoop

  • noun plaything consisting of a tubular plastic hoop for swinging around the hips

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pachinko

  • noun a Japanese pinball game played on a vertical board

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prize

  • noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    award.
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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daydream

  • noun absentminded dreaming while awake
    revery; castle in Spain; air castle; daydreaming; reverie; castle in the air; oneirism.
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; stargaze; dream.

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tandem_bicycle

  • noun a bicycle with two sets of pedals and two seats
    bicycle-built-for-two; tandem.

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mirthfulness

  • noun great merriment
    mirth; gleefulness; glee; hilarity.

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fruitcake

  • noun a whimsically eccentric person
    screwball; nut case; nut; crackpot; crank.
  • noun a rich cake containing dried fruit and nuts and citrus peel and so on

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venue

  • noun the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
    locale; locus.
  • noun in law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held

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personal_appeal

  • noun a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence others
    charisma; personal magnetism.

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unblock

  • verb clear or remove an obstruction from
    • the procedure unblocked his arteries
  • verb play the cards of (a suit) so that the last trick on which a hand can follow suit will be taken by a higher card in the hand of a partner who has the remaining cards of a combined holding

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lawn_bowling

  • noun a bowling game played on a level lawn with biased wooden balls that are rolled at a jack
    bowls.

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make-work

  • noun active work of little value
    busywork.
    • while he was waiting he filled the days with busywork

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auto_racing

  • noun the sport of racing automobiles
    car racing.

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straight

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight person; heterosexual person; heterosexual.
  • noun a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

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triumph

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

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rollick

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

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bicycle

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

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diverting

  • adjective satellite providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
    amusing; amusive.
    • an amusing speaker
    • a diverting story
  • verb turn aside; turn away from
    divert; deviate.

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maneuver

  • noun a military training exercise
    simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.

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slang

  • noun informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
    slang expression; slang term.
    • their speech was full of slang expressions
  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    patois; argot; cant; vernacular; jargon; lingo.
    • they don't speak our lingo

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managing_director

  • noun someone who controls resources and expenditures
    director; manager.

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punning

  • noun a humorous play on words
    pun; wordplay; paronomasia.
    • I do it for the pun of it
    • his constant punning irritated her
  • verb make a play on words
    pun.
    • Japanese like to pun--their language is well suited to punning

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bat_mitzvah

  • noun (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 12th birthday of a Jewish girl and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
    bas mitzvah; bath mitzvah.
  • verb confirm in the bat mitzvah ceremony, of girls in the Jewish faith

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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handball

  • noun a small rubber ball used in playing the game of handball
  • noun a game played in a walled court or against a single wall by two or four players who strike a rubber ball with their hands

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second

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

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stock_car

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

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question_master

  • noun the host or chairman of a radio or tv quiz show or panel game
    quizmaster.

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light_flyweight

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

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shining

  • noun the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    polishing.
    • the shining of shoes provided a meager living
    • every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
  • verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
    reflect; shine.
    • Drive carefully--the wet road reflects

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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coquet

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

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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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grotesquery

  • noun ludicrous or incongruous unnaturalness or distortion
    grotesquerie; grotesqueness.

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wedding_ceremony

  • noun the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed
    hymeneals; nuptials; wedding.

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boogie

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

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jocular

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; joking; jocose.
  • adverb with humor
    jocosely.
    • they tried to deal with this painful subject jocularly

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histrion

  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; role player; actor.

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ballroom_dancing

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

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conduct

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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recreationist

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bathing_cap

  • noun a tight-fitting cap that keeps hair dry while swimming
    swimming cap.

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vaulting

  • noun (architecture) a vaulted structure
    • arches and vaulting
  • noun a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down
    curvet.

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disney

  • noun United States film maker who pioneered animated cartoons and created such characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck; founded Disneyland (1901-1966)
    Walter Elias Disney; Walt Disney.

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housewarming

  • noun a party of people assembled to celebrate moving into a new home

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hero

  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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festive

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

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battledore

  • noun a light long-handled racket used by badminton players
    badminton racquet; badminton racket.
  • noun an ancient racket game
    battledore and shuttlecock.

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aquatics

  • noun sports that involve bodies of water
    water sport.
  • noun a plant that lives in or on water
    aquatic.

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laugh_loudly

  • verb laugh boisterously
    guffaw.

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teetertotter

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

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protection

  • noun the activity of protecting someone or something
    • the witnesses demanded police protection
  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protective covering; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors

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active

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

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buck-and-wing

  • noun a solo tap dance emphasizing sharp taps

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celebration

  • noun a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
    jubilation.
  • noun any joyous diversion
    festivity.

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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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auction

  • noun a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge
    auction bridge.
  • noun the public sale of something to the highest bidder
    auction sale; vendue.

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venturer

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

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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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ridicule

  • noun language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
  • noun the act of deriding or treating with contempt
    derision.

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tumbling

  • noun the gymnastic moves of an acrobat
    acrobatics.
  • verb fall down, as if collapsing
    topple; tumble.
    • The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it

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castle_in_the_air

  • noun absentminded dreaming while awake
    revery; castle in Spain; air castle; daydream; daydreaming; reverie; oneirism.

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smoke

  • noun a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
    fume.
  • noun a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
    smoking.
    • the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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card_player

  • noun someone who plays (or knows how to play) card games

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someone

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

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