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boniness

  • noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
    gauntness; bonyness; emaciation; maceration.

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manifold

  • noun a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes
  • noun a lightweight paper used with carbon paper to make multiple copies
    manifold paper.
    • an original and two manifolds

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two-dimensional

  • adjective involving two dimensions
    planar.
  • adjective satellite lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth
    flat; 2-dimensional.
    • a film with two-dimensional characters
    • a flat two-dimensional painting

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lithesome

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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wasp-waisted

  • adjective satellite having a small waist
    slender-waisted; slim-waisted.

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cobwebby

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks
  • adjective satellite covered with cobwebs

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wiriness

  • noun the property of being lean and tough and sinewy

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paper

  • noun a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
  • noun an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
    report; theme; composition.
    • he got an A on his composition

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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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trimness

  • noun a state of arrangement or appearance
    trim.
    • in good trim

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tenuous

  • adjective satellite having thin consistency
    • a tenuous fluid
  • adjective satellite very thin in gauge or diameter
    • a tenuous thread

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porcine

  • adjective relating to or suggesting swine
    • comparison between human and porcine pleasures
  • adjective satellite repellently fat
    gross.
    • a bald porcine old man

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twiglike

  • adjective satellite thin as a twig
    twiggy.

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paunchy

  • adjective satellite having a large belly
    potbellied; abdominous.

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spindle

  • noun (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle
    • chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis
  • noun a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc.

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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giant

  • noun any creature of exceptional size
  • noun a person of exceptional importance and reputation
    colossus; titan; heavyweight; behemoth.

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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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spindly

  • adjective satellite long and lean
    lank.

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emaciated

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; cadaverous; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • verb cause to grow thin or weak
    macerate; emaciate; waste.
    • The treatment emaciated him

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leanness

  • noun the quality of being meager
    scantiness; exiguity; meagreness; scantness; poorness; meagerness.
    • an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot
  • noun the property of having little body fat
    thinness; spareness.

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distributed

  • adjective spread out or scattered about or divided up
  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; dispense; distribute; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks

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jowl

  • noun the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
    mandible; lower jaw; submaxilla; lower jawbone; mandibula; mandibular bone; jawbone.
  • noun a fullness and looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of aging)

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toetoe

  • noun tall grass of New Zealand grown for plumelike flower heads
    Arundo richardii; plumed tussock; toe toe; Cortaderia richardii.
  • noun used by Maoris for thatching
    Chionochloa conspicua; toitoi; Arundo conspicua.

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weedy

  • adjective abounding with or resembling weeds
    • a weedy path
    • weedy plants that take over a garden
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; skinny; scrawny.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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thinness

  • noun relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
    tenuity; slenderness.
    • the tenuity of a hair
    • the thinness of a rope
  • noun the property of having little body fat
    leanness; spareness.

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shrunken

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizen; wizened; shrivelled.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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meagerly

  • adjective deficient in amount or quality or extent
    stingy; scrimpy; meager; meagre.
    • meager resources
    • meager fare
  • adverb to a meager degree or in a meager manner
    sparingly; meagrely; slenderly.
    • these voices are meagerly represented at the conference
    • the area is slenderly endowed with natural resources

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sunken

  • adjective satellite having a sunken area
    recessed; deep-set.
    • hunger gave their faces a sunken look
  • verb fall or descend to a lower place or level
    drop down; drop; sink.
    • He sank to his knees

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slender-waisted

  • adjective satellite having a small waist
    wasp-waisted; slim-waisted.

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arundo_donax

  • noun large rhizomatous perennial grasses found by riversides and in ditches having jointed stems and large grey-white feathery panicles
    giant reed.

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scrawny

  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; skinny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck
  • adjective satellite inferior in size or quality
    stunted; scrubby.
    • scrawny cattle
    • scrubby cut-over pine
    • old stunted thorn trees

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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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scrimpy

  • adjective deficient in amount or quality or extent
    stingy; meager; meagerly; meagre.
    • meager resources
    • meager fare

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tubby

  • adjective satellite short and plump
    podgy; dumpy; roly-poly; pudgy.

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slender

  • adjective satellite being of delicate or slender build
    svelte; slim; slight.
    • she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris
    • a slim girl with straight blonde hair
    • watched her slight figure cross the street
  • adjective satellite very narrow
    thin.
    • a thin line across the page

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bony

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; emaciated; cadaverous; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • adjective composed of or containing bone
    osseous; osteal.
    • osseous tissue

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fat

  • noun a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
    • pizza has too much fat
  • noun a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
    fatty tissue; adipose tissue.
    • fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

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phragmites_communis

  • noun tall North American reed having relative wide leaves and large plumelike panicles; widely distributed in moist areas; used for mats, screens and arrow shafts
    common reed; carrizo; ditch reed.

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shrivelled

  • adjective satellite (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered; sear; shriveled; sere; dried-up.
    • dried-up grass
    • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
    • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    • withered vines
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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unimportant

  • adjective not important
    • a relatively unimportant feature of the system
    • the question seems unimportant
  • adjective devoid of importance, meaning, or force
    insignificant.

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legged

  • adjective having legs of a specified kind or number
    • four-legged animals
    • a peg-legged man

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stout

  • noun a strong very dark heavy-bodied ale made from pale malt and roasted unmalted barley and (often) caramel malt with hops
  • noun a garment size for a large or heavy person

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chionochloa_conspicua

  • noun used by Maoris for thatching
    toitoi; toetoe; Arundo conspicua.

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gauntness

  • noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
    bonyness; emaciation; boniness; maceration.

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capillary

  • noun a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action
    capillary tube; capillary tubing.
  • noun any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
    capillary vessel.

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transparent

  • adjective satellite transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    crystal clear; lucid; limpid; pellucid; crystalline.
    • the cold crystalline water of melted snow
    • crystal clear skies
    • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
    • lucid air
    • a pellucid brook
    • transparent crystal
  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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slimness

  • noun a small margin
    narrowness; narrow margin.
    • the president was not humbled by his narrow margin of victory
    • the landslide he had in the electoral college obscured the narrowness of a victory based on just 43% of the popular vote
  • noun the property of an attractively thin person
    slightness; slenderness.

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loose-jowled

  • adjective satellite having sagging folds of flesh beneath the chin or lower jaw
    jowly; double-chinned.

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gangly

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangling; lanky; rangy.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite tall and thin
    gangling; lanky.

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like

  • noun a similar kind
    the likes of; the like.
    • dogs, foxes, and the like", "we don't want the likes of you around here
  • noun a kind of person
    ilk.
    • We'll not see his like again
    • I can't tolerate people of his ilk

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tapering

  • noun the act of gradually lowering the size or amount
    • the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose
  • verb diminish gradually
    taper.
    • Interested tapered off

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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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withe

  • noun band or rope made of twisted twigs or stems
  • noun strong flexible twig
    withy.

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skeletal

  • adjective of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton
    • the skeletal system
    • skeletal bones
    • skeletal muscles
  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; cadaverous; gaunt; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

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fragile

  • adjective satellite easily broken or damaged or destroyed
    delicate; frail.
    • a kite too delicate to fly safely
    • fragile porcelain plates
    • fragile old bones
    • a frail craft
  • adjective satellite vulnerably delicate
    • she has the fragile beauty of youth

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spindle-legged

  • adjective satellite having long slender legs
    spindle-shanked.

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lank

  • adjective satellite long and thin and often limp
    • grown lank with fasting
    • lank mousy hair
  • adjective satellite long and lean
    spindly.

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scrag

  • noun a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
    thin person; skin and bones.
  • noun lean end of the neck

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sparsity

  • noun the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness
    sparseness; thinness; spareness.

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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sparse

  • adjective satellite not dense
    thin.
    • a thin beard
    • trees were sparse

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abdominous

  • adjective satellite having a large belly
    paunchy; potbellied.

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diaphanous

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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dumpy

  • adjective resembling a garbage dump
  • adjective satellite short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
    squat; squatty; low-set; chunky; stumpy.
    • some people seem born to be square and chunky
    • a dumpy little dumpling of a woman
    • dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears
    • a little church with a squat tower
    • a squatty red smokestack
    • a stumpy ungainly figure

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svelte

  • adjective satellite showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
    refined; polished; urbane.
    • his polished manner
    • maintained an urbane tone in his letters
  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; supple.

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two

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    II; deuce; 2.
  • noun one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
    deuce.

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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pinched

  • adjective satellite sounding as if the nose were pinched
    nasal; adenoidal.
    • a whining nasal voice
  • verb squeeze tightly between the fingers
    twitch; pinch; tweet; twinge; nip; squeeze.
    • He pinched her behind
    • She squeezed the bottle

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weight

  • noun the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
  • noun sports equipment used in calisthenic exercises and weightlifting; it is not attached to anything and is raised and lowered by use of the hands and arms
    exercising weight; free weight.

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insignificant

  • adjective satellite not worthy of notice
    undistinguished.
  • adjective satellite signifying nothing
    • insignificant sounds

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scanty

  • noun short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)
    pantie; panty; step-in.
  • adjective satellite lacking in amplitude or quantity
    spare; bare.
    • a bare livelihood
    • a scanty harvest
    • a spare diet

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weightless

  • adjective having little or no weight or apparent gravitational pull; light
    • floating freely in a weightless condition
    • a baby bat...fluffy and weightless as a moth
    • jackets made of a weightless polyester fabric

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portly

  • adjective satellite euphemisms for `fat'
    stout.
    • men are portly and women are stout

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skin

  • noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    tegument; cutis.
    • your skin is the largest organ of your body
  • noun an outer surface (usually thin)
    • the skin of an airplane

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sylphlike

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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spindleshanks

  • noun a thin person with long thin legs
    spindlelegs.
  • noun long thin legs
    spindlelegs.

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twiggy

  • adjective satellite thin as a twig
    twiglike.

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see

  • noun the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
  • verb perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
    • You have to be a good observer to see all the details
    • Can you see the bird in that tree?
    • He is blind--he cannot see

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bare

  • verb lay bare
    • bare your breasts
    • bare your feelings
  • verb make public
    publicize; publicise; air.
    • She aired her opinions on welfare

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spareness

  • noun the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness
    sparsity; sparseness; thinness.
  • noun the property of having little body fat
    leanness; thinness.

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pellucid

  • adjective satellite transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    crystal clear; lucid; limpid; crystalline; transparent.
    • the cold crystalline water of melted snow
    • crystal clear skies
    • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
    • lucid air
    • a pellucid brook
    • transparent crystal
  • adjective satellite (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    luculent; crystal clear; lucid; limpid; perspicuous.
    • writes in a limpid style
    • lucid directions
    • a luculent oration"- Robert Burton
    • pellucid prose
    • a crystal clear explanation
    • a perspicuous argument

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ectomorphic

  • adjective having a build with little fat or muscle but with long limbs

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pale

  • noun a wooden strip forming part of a fence
    picket.
  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blanch; blench.

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thick

  • noun the location of something surrounded by other things
    midst.
    • in the midst of the crowd
  • adjective not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions
    • an inch thick
    • a thick board
    • a thick sandwich
    • spread a thick layer of butter
    • thick coating of dust
    • thick warm blankets

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gross

  • noun twelve dozen
    144.
  • noun the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
    receipts; revenue.

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constrictive

  • adjective satellite (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
    constricting; narrowing.
  • adjective satellite restricting the scope or freedom of action
    constraining; confining; restricting; limiting.

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dense

  • adjective satellite permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
    heavy; impenetrable.
    • dense smoke
    • heavy fog
    • impenetrable gloom
  • adjective satellite hard to pass through because of dense growth
    thick.
    • dense vegetation
    • thick woods

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clean-cut

  • adjective satellite neat and smart in appearance
    trim; trig.
    • a clean-cut and well-bred young man
    • the trig corporal in his jaunty cap
    • a trim beard
  • adjective satellite clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible
    clear-cut; clear.
    • as clear as a whistle
    • clear footprints in the snow
    • the letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather
    • a spire clean-cut against the sky
    • a clear-cut pattern

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wisp

  • noun a small tuft or lock
    • wisps of hair
  • noun a small person
    • a mere wisp of a girl

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see-through

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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deep-eyed

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
    hollow-eyed; sunken-eyed.

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lean

  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    tilt; list; leaning; inclination.
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right
  • verb to incline or bend from a vertical position
    tilt; tip; slant; angle.
    • She leaned over the banister

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nervosa

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tenuity

  • noun relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
    thinness; slenderness.
    • the tenuity of a hair
    • the thinness of a rope
  • noun a rarified quality
    low density; rarity.
    • the tenuity of the upper atmosphere

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spindle-shanked

  • adjective satellite having long slender legs
    spindle-legged.

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asthenic

  • adjective satellite lacking strength or vigor
    adynamic; enervated; debilitated.
  • adjective satellite having a slender physique

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podgy

  • adjective satellite short and plump
    dumpy; roly-poly; pudgy; tubby.

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brier

  • noun tangled mass of prickly plants
    brier patch; brierpatch.
  • noun a thorny stem or twig

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shipshape

  • adjective satellite of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder
    trim; well-kept.
    • even the barn was shipshape
    • a trim little sailboat

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gauzy

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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arundo_conspicua

  • noun used by Maoris for thatching
    Chionochloa conspicua; toitoi; toetoe.

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paper_thin

  • adjective satellite thin as paper
    • her blouse was paper thin

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reporting

  • noun the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television
    reportage; coverage.
    • they accused the paper of biased coverage of race relations
  • verb to give an account or representation of in words
    report; account; describe.
    • Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental

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skimpy

  • adjective satellite containing little excess
    lean.
    • a lean budget
    • a skimpy allowance

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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rangy

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangling; gangly; lanky.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite adapted to wandering or roaming

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narrow-mouthed

  • adjective satellite having a narrow mouth

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slight

  • noun a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
    rebuff.
  • verb pay no attention to, disrespect
    cold-shoulder.
    • She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance

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cadaverous

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • adjective of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
    cadaveric.
    • we had long anticipated his cadaverous end

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loose

  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; free; release; liberate.
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    let loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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hairlike

  • adjective satellite long and slender with a very small internal diameter
    capillary.
    • a capillary tube

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lissom

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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shriveled

  • adjective satellite (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered; sear; sere; shrivelled; dried-up.
    • dried-up grass
    • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
    • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    • withered vines
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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scraggy

  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; skinny; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck
  • adjective satellite having a sharply uneven surface or outline
    jagged; jaggy.
    • the jagged outline of the crags
    • scraggy cliffs

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spare

  • noun an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
    spare part.
  • noun an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
    fifth wheel.

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compressed

  • adjective satellite pressed tightly together
    tight.
    • with lips compressed
  • verb make more compact by or as if by pressing
    compact; compress; pack together.
    • compress the data

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cardboard

  • noun a stiff moderately thick paper
    composition board.
  • adjective satellite without substance
    unlifelike.
    • cardboard caricatures of historical figures

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thready

  • adjective satellite forming viscous or glutinous threads
    ropey; ropy; stringy.
  • adjective satellite thin in diameter; resembling a thread
    threadlike; filiform; filamentous; filamentlike.

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skinniness

  • noun the bodily property of lacking flesh
    scrawniness.

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roly-poly

  • noun a rotund individual
    butterball; fatty; fatso; fat person.
  • noun pudding made of suet pastry spread with jam or fruit and rolled up and baked or steamed
    roly-poly pudding.

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vaporous

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks
  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of vapor
    vapourous; vapourific; vaporish; vaporific; vapourish.
    • vaporous clouds

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wizened

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizen; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair

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tapered

  • adjective satellite becoming gradually narrower
    narrowing; tapering.
    • long tapering fingers
    • trousers with tapered legs
  • verb diminish gradually
    taper.
    • Interested tapered off

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waist

  • noun the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
    waistline.
  • noun the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
    shank.

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gaunt

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; cadaverous; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

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vapourous

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks
  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of vapor
    vaporous; vapourific; vaporish; vaporific; vapourish.
    • vaporous clouds

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sparseness

  • noun the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness
    sparsity; thinness; spareness.

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sprig

  • noun a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
    twig; branchlet.
  • noun an ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers

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fleshy

  • adjective satellite usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
    heavy; overweight.
  • adjective of or relating to or resembling flesh
    sarcoid.

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potbellied

  • adjective satellite having a large belly
    paunchy; abdominous.

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narrow

  • noun a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
  • verb make or become more narrow or restricted
    contract.
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed

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trim

  • noun a state of arrangement or appearance
    trimness.
    • in good trim
  • noun a decoration or adornment on a garment
    passementerie; trimming.
    • the trimming on a hat
    • the trim on a shirt

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gauze

  • noun (medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
    gauze bandage.
  • noun a net of transparent fabric with a loose open weave
    netting; veiling.

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meagre

  • adjective deficient in amount or quality or extent
    stingy; scrimpy; meager; meagerly.
    • meager resources
    • meager fare

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sunken-eyed

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
    deep-eyed; hollow-eyed.

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giant_reed

  • noun large rhizomatous perennial grasses found by riversides and in ditches having jointed stems and large grey-white feathery panicles
    Arundo donax.

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buxom

  • adjective satellite (of a woman's body) having a large bosom and pleasing curves
    busty; sonsie; stacked; voluptuous; full-bosomed; bosomy; curvaceous; curvy; well-endowed; sonsy.
    • Hollywood seems full of curvaceous blondes
    • a curvy young woman in a tight dress
  • adjective satellite (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous;
    zoftig; zaftig.
    • a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton

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anorexia_nervosa

  • noun (psychiatry) a psychological disorder characterized by somatic delusions that you are too fat despite being emaciated

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branchlet

  • noun a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
    twig; sprig.

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hollow

  • noun a cavity or space in something
    • hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks
  • noun a small valley between mountains
    holler.
    • he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians

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dimensional

  • adjective of or relating to dimensions
  • adjective satellite having dimension--the quality or character or stature proper to a person; he is pasty, bland, faceless"- Norman Cousins
    • never matures as a dimensional character

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poly

(Bot.) A whitish woolly plant (Teucrium Polium) of the order Labiatæ, found throughout the Mediterranean region. The name, with sundry prefixes, is sometimes given to other related species of the same genus. Spelt also poley.

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pudgy

  • adjective satellite short and plump
    podgy; dumpy; roly-poly; tubby.

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body_weight

  • noun the weight of a person's body

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chubby

  • adjective satellite sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure;
    plump; embonpoint.
    • a chubby child
    • pleasingly plump

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narrowed

  • adjective satellite reduced in size as by squeezing together
    • his narrowed eyes
  • verb make or become more narrow or restricted
    narrow; contract.
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed

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crystalline

  • adjective consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals
    • granite is crystalline
  • adjective satellite distinctly or sharply outlined
    • crystalline sharpness of outline"- John Buchan

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jowly

  • adjective satellite having sagging folds of flesh beneath the chin or lower jaw
    loose-jowled; double-chinned.

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anorexic

  • noun a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
    anorectic.
  • adjective satellite suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
    anorectic.

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stingy

  • adjective unwilling to spend
    ungenerous.
    • she practices economy without being stingy
    • an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds
  • adjective deficient in amount or quality or extent
    scrimpy; meager; meagerly; meagre.
    • meager resources
    • meager fare

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poor

  • noun people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
    poor people.
    • the urban poor need assistance
  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    wretched; pathetic; pitiable; piteous; misfortunate; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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sheer

  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb cause to sheer
    • She sheered her car around the obstacle

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withered

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    shriveled; wizen; wizened; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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wasp

  • noun social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting
  • noun a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination
    white Anglo-Saxon Protestant.

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filmy

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    gauze-like; sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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causative

  • adjective producing an effect
    • poverty as a causative factor in crime

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thin_person

  • noun a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
    scrag; skin and bones.

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flimsy

  • noun a thin strong lightweight translucent paper used especially for making carbon copies
    onionskin.
  • adjective satellite lacking solidity or strength
    • a flimsy table
    • flimsy construction

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lithe

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; svelte; supple.

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exiguous

  • adjective satellite extremely scanty
    • an exiguous budget

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scant

  • verb work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially
    skimp.
  • verb limit in quality or quantity
    skimp.

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reedlike

  • adjective satellite resembling a reed in being upright and slender
    reedy.

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waste

  • noun any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    waste material; waste matter; waste product.
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; wastefulness.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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strait

  • noun a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
    sound.
  • noun a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
    straits; pass.

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flat

  • noun a level tract of land
    • the salt flats of Utah
  • noun a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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lissome

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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skin_and_bones

  • noun a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
    thin person; scrag.

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ditch

  • noun a long narrow excavation in the earth
  • noun any small natural waterway

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reedy

  • adjective satellite having a tone of a reed instrument
    wheezy.
  • adjective satellite resembling a reed in being upright and slender
    reedlike.

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tidy

  • noun receptacle that holds odds and ends (as sewing materials)
  • verb put (things or places) in order
    straighten out; tidy up; straighten; clean up; square away; neaten.
    • Tidy up your room!

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threadlike

  • adjective satellite thin in diameter; resembling a thread
    filiform; thready; filamentous; filamentlike.

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filiform

  • adjective satellite thin in diameter; resembling a thread
    threadlike; thready; filamentous; filamentlike.

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wiry

  • adjective satellite lean and sinewy
    stringy.
  • adjective of or relating to wire

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reporting_weight

  • noun a person's body weight (as an athlete's) at the beginning of the season (when first reporting for practice)

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crystal_clear

  • adjective satellite transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    lucid; limpid; pellucid; crystalline; transparent.
    • the cold crystalline water of melted snow
    • crystal clear skies
    • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
    • lucid air
    • a pellucid brook
    • transparent crystal
  • adjective satellite (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    luculent; lucid; limpid; perspicuous; pellucid.
    • writes in a limpid style
    • lucid directions
    • a luculent oration"- Robert Burton
    • pellucid prose
    • a crystal clear explanation
    • a perspicuous argument

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emaciate

  • verb cause to grow thin or weak
    macerate; waste.
    • The treatment emaciated him
  • verb grow weak and thin or waste away physically
    • She emaciated during the chemotherapy

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wispy

  • adjective satellite thin and weak
    wisplike.
    • a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet"- Edmund Wilson
  • adjective satellite lacking clarity or distinctness
    dim; shadowy; faint; vague.
    • a dim figure in the distance
    • only a faint recollection
    • shadowy figures in the gloom
    • saw a vague outline of a building through the fog
    • a few wispy memories of childhood

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reed

  • noun tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites
  • noun United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow (1887-1920)
    John Reed.

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filamentous

  • adjective satellite thin in diameter; resembling a thread
    threadlike; filiform; thready; filamentlike.

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spindlelegs

  • noun a thin person with long thin legs
    spindleshanks.
  • noun long thin legs
    spindleshanks.

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wasted

  • adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    pointless; senseless; purposeless; otiose; superfluous.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence
  • verb spend thoughtlessly; throw away
    blow; waste; squander.
    • He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
    • You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree

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bonyness

  • noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
    gauntness; emaciation; boniness; maceration.

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chin

  • noun the protruding part of the lower jaw
    mentum.
  • noun Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India
    Kuki; Kuki-Chin.

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wafer-thin

  • adjective satellite very thin
    • wafer-thin sheets of metal
  • adverb very thin
    • it was cut wafer-thin

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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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corpulent

  • adjective satellite excessively fat
    rotund; obese; weighty.
    • a weighty man

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toitoi

  • noun used by Maoris for thatching
    Chionochloa conspicua; toetoe; Arundo conspicua.

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depressed

  • adjective satellite lower than previously
    down.
    • the market is depressed
    • prices are down
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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double

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    two-base hit; two-baser; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
  • noun a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    stunt man; stunt woman.
    • his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

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limpid

  • adjective satellite clear and bright
    liquid.
    • the liquid air of a spring morning
    • eyes shining with a liquid luster
    • limpid blue eyes
  • adjective satellite transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    crystal clear; lucid; pellucid; crystalline; transparent.
    • the cold crystalline water of melted snow
    • crystal clear skies
    • could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
    • lucid air
    • a pellucid brook
    • transparent crystal

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supple

  • verb make pliant and flexible
    • These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use
  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte.

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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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slenderness

  • noun the quality of being slight or inadequate
    • he knew the slenderness of my wallet
    • the slenderness of the chances that anything would be done
    • the slenderness of the evidence
  • noun relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
    thinness; tenuity.
    • the tenuity of a hair
    • the thinness of a rope

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thin

  • verb lose thickness; become thin or thinner
  • verb make thin or thinner
    • Thin the solution

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double-chinned

  • adjective satellite having sagging folds of flesh beneath the chin or lower jaw
    loose-jowled; jowly.

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gangling

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangly; lanky; rangy.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite tall and thin
    gangly; lanky.

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sleazy

  • adjective satellite of cloth; thin and loosely woven
    • the coat has a sleazy lining
  • adjective satellite of very poor quality; flimsy
    cheap; tinny; punk; crummy; bum; chintzy; cheesy.

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paperlike

  • adjective of or like paper
    papery; chartaceous.

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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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planar

  • adjective involving two dimensions
    two-dimensional.

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ribbonlike

  • adjective satellite long and thin; resembling a ribbon
    ribbony.
    • ribbonlike noodles

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wand

  • noun a rod used by a magician or water diviner
  • noun a thin supple twig or rod
    • stems bearing slender wands of flowers

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obese

  • adjective satellite excessively fat
    rotund; corpulent; weighty.
    • a weighty man

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inadequate

  • adjective lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
    unequal.
    • inadequate training
    • the staff was inadequate
    • she was unequal to the task
  • adjective satellite not sufficient to meet a need
    poor; short.
    • an inadequate income
    • a poor salary
    • money is short
    • on short rations
    • food is in short supply
    • short on experience

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trig

  • noun the mathematics of triangles and trigonometric functions
    trigonometry.
  • adjective satellite neat and smart in appearance
    trim; clean-cut.
    • a clean-cut and well-bred young man
    • the trig corporal in his jaunty cap
    • a trim beard

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slim

  • verb take off weight
    melt off; slenderize; reduce; slim down; lose weight; thin.
  • adjective satellite being of delicate or slender build
    svelte; slender; slight.
    • she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris
    • a slim girl with straight blonde hair
    • watched her slight figure cross the street

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hollow-eyed

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
    deep-eyed; sunken-eyed.

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twig

  • noun a small branch or division of a branch (especially a terminal division); usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
    sprig; branchlet.
  • verb branch out in a twiglike manner
    • The lightning bolt twigged in several directions

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deep

  • noun the central and most intense or profound part
    • in the deep of night
    • in the deep of winter
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    trench; oceanic abyss.

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filamentlike

  • adjective satellite thin in diameter; resembling a thread
    threadlike; filiform; thready; filamentous.

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slightness

  • noun the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
    pettiness; puniness; triviality.
  • noun smallness of stature
    delicacy.

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boney

  • adjective having bones especially many or prominent bones
    bony.
    • a bony shad fillet
    • her bony wrist
    • bony fish
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; scraggy; skinny; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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emaciation

  • noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
    gauntness; bonyness; boniness; maceration.

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wizen

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizened; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair

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scrawniness

  • noun the bodily property of lacking flesh
    skinniness.
  • noun the property of being stunted and inferior in size or quality
    scrubbiness.
    • the scrawniness of sickly trees

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bones

  • noun a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
    finger cymbals; clappers; castanets.
  • noun rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    os; bone.

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graceful

  • adjective characterized by beauty of movement, style, form, or execution
  • adjective satellite suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
    elegant; refined.

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overweight

  • noun the property of excessive fatness
    corpulence; stoutness; adiposis.
  • adjective satellite usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it
    heavy; fleshy.

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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zaftig

  • adjective satellite (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous;
    zoftig; buxom.
    • a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton

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embonpoint

  • noun the bodily property of being well rounded
    roundness; plumpness.
  • adjective satellite sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure;
    chubby; plump.
    • a chubby child
    • pleasingly plump

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common_reed

  • noun tall North American reed having relative wide leaves and large plumelike panicles; widely distributed in moist areas; used for mats, screens and arrow shafts
    carrizo; Phragmites communis; ditch reed.

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well-kept

  • adjective satellite kept in good condition
    maintained; kept up.
  • adjective satellite of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder
    trim; shipshape.
    • even the barn was shipshape
    • a trim little sailboat

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fattish

  • adjective satellite somewhat fat

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shank

  • noun a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg
  • noun the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

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bladed

  • adjective bearing or characterized by a blade or sword; often used in combination
    • he fought on, broken-bladed but unbowed
  • adjective having a blade or blades; often used in combination
    • a single-bladed leaf
    • narrow-bladed grass

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wisplike

  • adjective satellite thin and weak
    wispy.
    • a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet"- Edmund Wilson

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meager

  • adjective deficient in amount or quality or extent
    stingy; scrimpy; meagerly; meagre.
    • meager resources
    • meager fare

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straplike

  • adjective satellite long and narrow like a strap
    • straplike leaves

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narrowing

  • noun an instance of becoming narrow
  • noun a decrease in width

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ribbony

  • adjective satellite long and thin; resembling a ribbon
    ribbonlike.
    • ribbonlike noodles

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zoftig

  • adjective satellite (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous;
    zaftig; buxom.
    • a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"- Robt.A.Hamilton

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papery

  • adjective satellite thin and paperlike
    • papery leaves
    • wasps that make nests of papery material
  • adjective of or like paper
    paperlike; chartaceous.

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hyperfine

  • adjective satellite extremely fine or thin, as in a spectral line split into two or more components
    • hyperfine structure

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gauze-like

  • adjective satellite so thin as to transmit light
    sheer; vaporous; see-through; gossamer; cobwebby; vapourous; filmy; diaphanous; transparent; gauzy.
    • a hat with a diaphanous veil
    • filmy wings of a moth
    • gauzy clouds of dandelion down
    • gossamer cobwebs
    • sheer silk stockings
    • transparent chiffon
    • vaporous silks

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underweight

  • adjective satellite being very thin
    boney; scraggy; skinny; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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lanky

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangling; gangly; rangy.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite tall and thin
    gangling; gangly.

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anorectic

  • noun a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
    anorexic.
  • adjective satellite suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
    anorexic.

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rawboned

  • adjective satellite having a lean and bony physique
    • a rawboned cow hand

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lucid

  • adjective satellite (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    luculent; crystal clear; limpid; perspicuous; pellucid.
    • writes in a limpid style
    • lucid directions
    • a luculent oration"- Robert Burton
    • pellucid prose
    • a crystal clear explanation
    • a perspicuous argument
  • adjective satellite having a clear mind
    • a lucid moment in his madness

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blubbery

  • adjective satellite swollen with fat
    • blubber cheeks
    • blubber lips
    • a coarse blubbery individual

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delicacy

  • noun the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
    fineness; daintiness.
    • the daintiness of her touch
    • the fineness of her features
  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; treat; dainty.

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chartaceous

  • adjective of or like paper
    paperlike; papery.

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constricting

  • adjective satellite (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
    narrowing; constrictive.
  • verb squeeze or press together
    compact; compress; contract; press; constrict; squeeze.
    • she compressed her lips
    • the spasm contracted the muscle

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plane

  • noun an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    airplane; aeroplane.
    • the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane
  • noun (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
    sheet.
    • we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane
    • any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane

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maceration

  • noun softening due to soaking or steeping
  • noun extreme leanness (usually caused by starvation or disease)
    gauntness; bonyness; emaciation; boniness.

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scarecrowish

  • adjective satellite resembling a scarecrow in being thin and ragged
    • a forlorn scarecrowish figure

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macerate

  • verb separate into constituents by soaking
  • verb become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking
    • the tissue macerated in the water

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haggard

  • adjective satellite showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
    careworn; raddled; worn; drawn.
    • looking careworn as she bent over her mending
    • her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness
    • that raddled but still noble face
    • shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens
  • noun British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
    Sir Henry Rider Haggard; Rider Haggard.

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rotund

  • adjective satellite spherical in shape
  • adjective satellite (of sounds) full and rich
    round; orotund; pear-shaped.
    • orotund tones
    • the rotund and reverberating phrase
    • pear-shaped vowels

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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kept

  • adjective (especially of promises or contracts) not violated or disregarded
    unbroken.
    • unbroken promises
    • promises kept
  • verb keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
    hold; maintain; keep.
    • hold in place
    • She always held herself as a lady
    • The students keep me on my toes

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gossamer

  • noun a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
  • noun filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
    cobweb.

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wafer

  • noun a small adhesive disk of paste; used to seal letters
  • noun a small thin crisp cake or cookie

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anorexigenic

  • adjective satellite causing loss of appetite
    anorectic.
    • an anorectic (or anorexigenic) drug

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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clear

  • noun the state of being free of suspicion
    • investigation showed that he was in the clear
  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    open.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open

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slim-waisted

  • adjective satellite having a small waist
    slender-waisted; wasp-waisted.

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ditch_reed

  • noun tall North American reed having relative wide leaves and large plumelike panicles; widely distributed in moist areas; used for mats, screens and arrow shafts
    common reed; carrizo; Phragmites communis.

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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ro

  • noun an artificial language for international use that rejects all existing words and is based instead on an abstract analysis of ideas

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clean

  • noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    clean and jerk.
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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stringy

  • adjective satellite lean and sinewy
    wiry.
  • adjective satellite (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
    fibrous; unchewable; sinewy.

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tall

  • noun a garment size for a tall person
  • adjective great in vertical dimension; high in stature
    • tall people
    • tall buildings
    • tall trees
    • tall ships

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skinny

  • noun confidential information about a topic or person
    • he wanted the inside skinny on the new partner
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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carrizo

  • noun tall North American reed having relative wide leaves and large plumelike panicles; widely distributed in moist areas; used for mats, screens and arrow shafts
    common reed; Phragmites communis; ditch reed.

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weighty

  • adjective having relatively great weight; heavy
    • a weighty load
    • a weighty package
  • adjective satellite powerfully persuasive
    telling; cogent.
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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