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sussex

  • noun a county in southern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom that was captured by Wessex in the 9th century

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bioherm

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foul

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

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plump_out

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

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sleep

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

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mansion

  • noun (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
    planetary house; house; star sign; sign of the zodiac; sign.
  • noun a large and imposing house
    residence; manse; hall; mansion house.

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vitalise

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

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integrity

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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skeleton

  • noun something reduced to its minimal form
    • the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self
    • the bare skeleton of a novel
  • noun a scandal that is kept secret
    skeleton in the cupboard; skeleton in the closet.
    • there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet

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ventilate

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

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oxidise

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

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black_hole

  • noun a region of space resulting from the collapse of a star; extremely high gravitational field

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automatize

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

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e_region

  • noun a region of the ionosphere (from 50 to 90 miles up) that reflects radio waves of medium length
    E layer; Heaviside layer; Kennelly-Heaviside layer.

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sputter

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

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angulate

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

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sexualise

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

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denationalise

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

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geology

  • noun a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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void

  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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rise

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

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redact

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

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taurus_the_bull

  • noun the second sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about April 20 to May 20
    Taurus; Bull.

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the_pits

  • noun any place of pain and turmoil;
    hellhole; snake pit; hell on earth; hell; inferno.
    • the hell of battle
    • the inferno of the engine room
    • when you're alone Christmas is the pits

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affect

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

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cut_down

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

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disturb

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

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pinch

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

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naturalise

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

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conk_out

  • verb stop operating or functioning
    die; give out; give way; break; go; go bad; fail; break down.
    • The engine finally went
    • The car died on the road
    • The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town
    • The coffee maker broke
    • The engine failed on the way to town
    • her eyesight went after the accident
  • verb use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
    run out; peter out; poop out; run down.
    • At the end of the march, I pooped out

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louden

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

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tenderise

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

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air

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

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even

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

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keratinise

  • verb convert into keratin
    keratinize.
  • verb become horny and impregnated with keratin
    keratinize.

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hide

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

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worsen

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

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revolutionize

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

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poison

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

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fossil

  • noun someone whose style is out of fashion
    fogey; dodo; fogy.
  • noun the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil

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blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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cut_back

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

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lithosphere

  • noun the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
    geosphere.

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men

  • noun the force of workers available
    hands; manpower; work force; workforce.
  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male; man.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus

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metamorphose

  • verb change completely the nature or appearance of
    transfigure; transmogrify.
    • In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug
    • The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman
    • Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection
  • verb change in outward structure or looks
    transmute; transform.
    • He transformed into a monster
    • The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle

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socialize

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

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cool_off

  • verb become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
    calm; calm down; simmer down; cool it; chill out; settle down.
    • After the fight both men need to cool off.
    • It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again.
  • verb lose intensity
    cool down; cool.
    • His enthusiasm cooled considerably

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contraction

  • noun (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
    muscular contraction; muscle contraction.
  • noun the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
    condensation; compression.
    • the contraction of a gas on cooling

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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deodorize

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

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deoxidize

  • verb to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons
    reduce; deoxidise.

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credit

  • noun approval
    recognition.
    • give her recognition for trying
    • he was given credit for his work
    • give her credit for trying
  • noun money available for a client to borrow

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territorialise

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

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alchemise

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemize.

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changer

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

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tidal_zone

  • noun an area subject to tidal action

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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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oxygenize

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

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county

  • noun (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
    • the county has a population of 12,345 people
  • noun (United States) the largest administrative district within a state
    • the county plans to build a new road

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devastation

  • noun the state of being decayed or destroyed
    desolation.
  • noun the feeling of being confounded or overwhelmed
    • her departure left him in utter devastation

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headband

  • noun a band worn around or over the head
    • the earphones were held in place by a headband

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reflate

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

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sagittarius

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius
    Archer.
  • noun a large zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Scorpius and Capricornus

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reticulate

  • verb form a net or a network
  • verb distribute by a network, as of water or electricity

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dissonate

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

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east_side

  • noun the side that is on the east

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gradate

  • verb arrange according to grades
    • These lines are gradated
  • verb pass imperceptibly from one degree, shade, or tone into another
    • The paint on these walls gradates but you don't see it

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rationalise

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

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untie

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

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laicise

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

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calcium_carbonate

  • noun a salt found in nature as chalk or calcite or aragonite or limestone

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recommend

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

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strike

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

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planetary_house

  • noun (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
    house; star sign; sign of the zodiac; sign; mansion.

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type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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vascularise

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

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desalt

  • verb remove salt from
    desalinize; desalinate; desalinise.
    • desalinate water

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ozonosphere

  • noun a layer in the stratosphere (at approximately 20 miles) that contains a concentration of ozone sufficient to block most ultraviolet radiation from the sun
    ozone layer.

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supergroup

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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warm

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

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excellent

  • adjective satellite very good; of the highest quality
    fantabulous; first-class; splendid.
    • made an excellent speech
    • the school has excellent teachers
    • a first-class mind

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complexify

  • verb have or develop complicating consequences
    ramify.
    • These actions will ramify
  • verb make complex
    • he unnecessarily complexified every problem

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hole

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

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archaise

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

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gear_up

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

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sweeten

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

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shelvy

  • adjective satellite full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals
    reefy; shelfy; shoaly.
    • reefy shallows
    • shoaly waters

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era

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

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matte_up

  • verb change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
    mat up; mat; felt; matt-up; matte; felt up.
    • The fabric felted up after several washes

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urbanise

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

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example

  • noun an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    instance; illustration; representative.
    • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
    • there is an example on page 10
  • noun a representative form or pattern
    model.
    • I profited from his example

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dropping_zone

  • noun an agreed area where military supplies are dropped to ground troops
    drop zone.

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loosen

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

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volatilise

  • verb make volatile; cause to pass off in a vapor
    volatilize.

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give

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

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lifehack

  • verb make one's day-to-day activities more efficient

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in

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

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arm_band

  • noun a band worn around the arm for decoration
    armlet.

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freshen

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

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corn_belt

  • noun the midwestern states where corn is grown; Iowa and Illinois are excellent for raising corn and corn-fed livestock

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end

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

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topographical

  • adjective concerned with topography
    topographic.
    • a topographical engineer
    • a topographical survey
    • topographic maps

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masculinize

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

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damage

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

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ancestor

  • noun someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
    ascendent; antecedent; ascendant; root.

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fall_for

  • verb fall in love with; become infatuated with
    • She fell for the man from Brazil
  • verb be deceived, duped, or entrapped by
    • He fell for her charms
    • He fell for the con man's story

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tax_shelter

  • noun a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings
    shelter.

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earlier

  • adjective satellite (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early
    earliest.
    • a fashion popular in earlier times
    • his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher
    • Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera
  • adjective at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
    early.
    • early morning
    • an early warning
    • early diagnosis
    • an early death
    • took early retirement
    • an early spring
    • early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties

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wristlet

  • noun a band or bracelet worn around the wrist
    wrist band.

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transitivize

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

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parallel

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

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fecundate

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

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alienate

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

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devilize

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

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uniformise

  • verb make uniform
    uniformize.
    • the data have been uniformized

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complexity

  • noun the quality of being intricate and compounded
    complexness.
    • he enjoyed the complexity of modern computers

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cockscomb

  • noun garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers
    Celosia cristata; common cockscomb; Celosia argentea cristata.
  • noun a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
    coxcomb.

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deform

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

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rock_bottom

  • noun the absolute bottom

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over

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

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reorient

  • verb orient once again, after a disorientation
    reorientate.
  • verb cause to turn

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fortify

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

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digest

  • noun a periodical that summarizes the news
  • noun something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
    compilation.

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estrange

  • verb remove from customary environment or associations
    • years of boarding school estranged the child from her home
  • verb arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    alien; disaffect; alienate.
    • She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious

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fix

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

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better

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

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take_in

  • verb provide with shelter
  • verb fool or hoax
    fool; put on; gull; dupe; befool; put one over; cod; put one across; slang.
    • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
    • You can't fool me!

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shear

  • noun (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves
    • the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram
  • noun a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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glorify

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

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animize

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

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indurate

  • verb become fixed or established
    • indurated customs
  • verb make hard or harder
    harden.
    • The cold hardened the butter

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demythologize

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

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break

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

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band

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

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penetration

  • noun an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
    incursion.
  • noun clear or deep perception of a situation
    insight.

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bank

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

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mat_up

  • verb change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
    mat; matte up; felt; matt-up; matte; felt up.
    • The fabric felted up after several washes

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unsubstantialise

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

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dinge

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

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constitutionalise

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

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superficiality

  • noun lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling
    shallowness.
  • noun shallowness in terms of affecting only surface layers of something
    • he ignored the wound because of its superficiality

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chromosphere

  • noun a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere (extending from the photosphere to the corona) that is visible during a total eclipse of the sun

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evolve

  • verb work out
    germinate; develop.
    • We have developed a new theory of evolution
  • verb undergo development or evolution
    • Modern man evolved a long time ago

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ordovician_period

  • noun from 500 million to 425 million years ago; conodonts and ostracods and algae and seaweeds
    Ordovician.

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ameliorate

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

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dawn

  • noun the first light of day
    sunup; daybreak; break of day; dawning; aurora; morning; break of the day; first light; dayspring; cockcrow; sunrise.
    • we got up before dawn
    • they talked until morning
  • noun the earliest period
    morning.
    • the dawn of civilization
    • the morning of the world

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internalise

  • verb incorporate within oneself; make subjective or personal
    internalize; interiorize; interiorise.
    • internalize a belief

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depress

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

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schematise

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

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make_grow

  • verb cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
    develop.
    • The perfect climate here develops the grain
    • He developed a new kind of apple

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adapt

  • verb make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
    accommodate.
    • Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country
  • verb adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
    conform; adjust.
    • We must adjust to the bad economic situation

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calcite

  • noun a common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate; a major constituent of limestone

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barrier

  • noun a structure or object that impedes free movement
  • noun any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective
    roadblock.
    • intolerance is a barrier to understanding

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resume

  • noun short descriptive summary (of events)
    sketch; survey.
  • noun a summary of your academic and work history
    curriculum vitae; CV.

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mourning

  • noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    bereavement.
  • noun the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
    lamentation.

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polarize

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

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formation

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

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calcareous

  • adjective composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk
    chalky.

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change_state

  • verb undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
    turn.
    • We turned from Socialism to Capitalism
    • The people turned against the President when he stole the election

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interiorise

  • verb incorporate within oneself; make subjective or personal
    internalize; interiorize; internalise.
    • internalize a belief

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domesticate

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

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regress

  • noun the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
    reasoning backward.
  • noun returning to a former state
    reversion; retroversion; regression; retrogression.

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fill_out

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

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hoop

  • noun a light curved skeleton to spread out a skirt
  • noun a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling
    ring.
    • there was still a rusty iron hoop for tying a horse

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synthesize

  • verb combine so as to form a more complex, product
    synthesise.
    • his operas synthesize music and drama in perfect harmony
    • The liver synthesizes vitamins
  • verb combine and form a synthesis
    • Vitamin D only synthesizes when sunlight is available

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sober

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

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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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toy

  • noun an artifact designed to be played with
    plaything.
  • noun a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
    • a toy stove

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debase

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

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service

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

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geosphere

  • noun the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
    lithosphere.

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top

  • noun the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; upper side; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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set_up

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

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inflate

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

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shallowness

  • noun lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling
    superficiality.
  • noun the quality of lacking physical depth
    • take into account the shallowness at that end of the pool before you dive

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barrier_reef

  • noun a long coral reef near and parallel to the shore

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decentralize

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

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de-emphasise

  • verb reduce the emphasis
    de-emphasize; destress.

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yield

  • noun production of a certain amount
    output.
  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; takings; take; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%

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embellish

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

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downsize

  • verb dismiss from work
    • three secretaries were downsized during the financial crisis
  • verb make in a smaller size
    • the car makers downsized the SUVs when fuel became very expensive

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d_region

  • noun the lowest region of the ionosphere (35 to 50 miles up) that reflects low-frequency radio waves
    D-layer.

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incur

  • verb make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to
    • People who smoke incur a great danger to their health
  • verb receive a specified treatment (abstract)
    receive; obtain; find; get.
    • These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation
    • His movie received a good review
    • I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

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western

  • noun a sandwich made from a western omelet
    western sandwich.
  • noun a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
    horse opera.

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gelatinize

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

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surrey

  • noun a county in southeastern England on the Thames
  • noun a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; has two or four seats

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paddle_wheel

  • noun a large wheel fitted with paddles and driven by an engine in order to propel a boat
    paddlewheel.

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fatten_up

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

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unsanctify

  • verb remove the sanctification from or make unsanctified

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iron

  • noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    atomic number 26; Fe.
  • noun a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

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home_counties

  • noun the English counties surrounding London into which Greater London has expanded

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barbarize

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

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shoaly

  • adjective satellite full of submerged reefs or sandbanks or shoals
    shelvy; reefy; shelfy.
    • reefy shallows
    • shoaly waters

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get_dressed

  • verb put on clothes
    dress.
    • we had to dress quickly
    • dress the patient
    • Can the child dress by herself?

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heat_up

  • verb gain heat or get hot
    heat; hot up.
    • The room heated up quickly
  • verb make hot or hotter
    heat.
    • the sun heats the oceans
    • heat the water on the stove

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cause_to_sleep

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

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scabby

  • adjective satellite covered with scabs

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crab

  • noun decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crabby person.

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sounding

  • noun a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
  • noun the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

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biostromes

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customise

  • verb make to specifications
    customize; custom-make; tailor-make.
    • I had this desk custom-made for me
  • verb make according to requirements
    customize.
    • customize a car

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lincolnshire

  • noun an agricultural county of eastern England on the North Sea

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snow

  • noun precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
    snowfall.
  • noun a layer of snowflakes (white crystals of frozen water) covering the ground

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change_magnitude

  • verb change in size or magnitude

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devon

  • noun a county in southwestern England
    Devonshire.
  • noun red dual-purpose cattle of English origin

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top_out

  • verb give up one's career just as one becomes very successful
    • The financial consultant topped out at age 40 because he was burned out
  • verb provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure)
    top.
    • the towers were topped with conical roofs

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door

  • noun a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle
    • he knocked on the door
    • he slammed the door as he left
  • noun the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
    threshold; room access; doorway.
    • he stuck his head in the doorway

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cramp_iron

  • noun a strip of metal with ends bent at right angles; used to hold masonry together
    cramp.

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shallow

  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shoal.
  • verb make shallow
    shoal.
    • The silt shallowed the canal

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permian

(Geol.) Belonging or relating to the period, and also to the formation, next following the Carboniferous, and regarded as closing the Carboniferous age and Paleozoic era. -- n. The Permian period. See Chart of Geology.

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simplify

  • verb make simpler or easier or reduce in complexity or extent
    • We had to simplify the instructions
    • this move will simplify our lives

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bikini

  • noun an atoll in the Marshall Islands; formerly used by the United States as a site for testing nuclear weapons
  • noun a woman's very brief bathing suit
    two-piece.

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maria

  • noun a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
    mare.
  • noun valuable timber tree of Panama
    Calophyllum longifolium.

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zealand

  • noun the largest island of Denmark and the site of Copenhagen
    Sjaelland; Seeland.

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scale_down

  • verb reduce proportionally
    • The model is scaled down
  • verb make smaller
    reduce.
    • reduce an image

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camp

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

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demagnetize

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

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disaffect

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

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point

  • noun a geometric element that has position but no extension
    • a point is defined by its coordinates
  • noun the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

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classicise

  • verb make classic or classical
    classicize.

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detransitivize

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

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profundity

  • noun wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
    reconditeness; abstruseness; abstrusity; profoundness.
    • the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs
  • noun intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc
    profoundness.
    • the depth of my feeling
    • the profoundness of the silence

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planetary

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling the physical or orbital characteristics of a planet or the planets
    planetal.
    • planetary motion
    • planetary year
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants
    terrestrial.
    • planetary rumblings and eructations"- L.C.Eiseley
    • the planetary tilt
    • this terrestrial ball

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prim

  • verb assume a prim appearance
    • They mince and prim
  • verb contract one's lips
    • She primmed her lips after every bite of food

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transaminate

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

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earth

  • noun the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    globe; world.
    • the Earth moves around the sun
    • he sailed around the world
  • noun the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    ground.
    • they dug into the earth outside the church

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aquarius_the_water_bearer

  • noun the eleventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about January 20 to February 18
    Aquarius; Water Bearer.

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wight

  • noun a human being; `wight' is an archaic term
    creature.
  • noun an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel
    Isle of Wight.

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profoundness

  • noun extremeness of degree
    • the profoundness of his ignorance
  • noun wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
    reconditeness; abstruseness; abstrusity; profundity.
    • the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs

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de

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

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watch

  • noun a small portable timepiece
    ticker.
  • noun a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

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fluid

  • noun a substance that is fluid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun continuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas

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coast

  • noun the shore of a sea or ocean
    sea-coast; seashore; seacoast.
  • noun a slope down which sleds may coast
    • when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course

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reversal

  • noun a change from one state to the opposite state
    • there was a reversal of autonomic function
  • noun an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
    blow; setback; reverse; black eye.

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reconstruct

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

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phanerozoic

  • noun the period from about 5,400 million years ago until the present
    Phanerozoic aeon; Phanerozoic eon.

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humanise

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

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bay

  • noun an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
    embayment.
  • noun the sound of a hound on the scent

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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neckband

  • noun a band around the collar of a garment
  • noun a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over
    collar.

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reef

  • noun a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water
  • noun a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese
    Rand; Witwatersrand.

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misdirect

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

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reefer

  • noun marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
    joint; spliff; marijuana cigarette; stick.

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radius

  • noun the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere
    r.
  • noun a straight line from the center to the perimeter of a circle (or from the center to the surface of a sphere)

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fail

  • verb fail to do something; leave something undone
    neglect.
    • She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib
    • The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account
  • verb be unsuccessful
    miscarry; go wrong.
    • Where do today's public schools fail?
    • The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably

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internationalize

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

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reef

  • noun a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water
  • noun a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese
    Rand; Witwatersrand.

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hydrolyse

  • verb undergo hydrolysis; decompose by reacting with water
    hydrolyze.

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begrime

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

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artificial

  • adjective contrived by art rather than nature
    unreal.
    • artificial flowers
    • artificial flavoring
    • an artificial diamond
    • artificial fibers
    • artificial sweeteners
  • adjective satellite artificially formal
    contrived; stilted; hokey.
    • that artificial humility that her husband hated
    • contrived coyness
    • a stilted letter of acknowledgment
    • when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

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let_up

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

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extend

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

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opsonize

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

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visualise

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

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personalize

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

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emulsify

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

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doris

  • noun (Greek mythology) wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids
  • noun a small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken

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improve

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

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pit

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    cavity.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    fossa.

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intergalactic_space

  • noun the space between galaxies
    • the Milky Way travels through intergalactic space

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sanitise

  • verb make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
    hygienise; sanitize; hygienize.
  • verb make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features
    sanitize.
    • sanitize a document before releasing it to the press
    • sanitize history
    • sanitize the language in a book

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gemini

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini
    Twin.
  • noun a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere between Taurus and Cancer on the ecliptic

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cynoscephalae

  • noun the fields in Thessaly where in 197 BC the Romans defeated the Macedonians
  • noun the battle that ended the second Macedonian War (197 BC); the Romans defeated Philip V who lost his control of Greece
    battle of Cynoscephalae.

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sublime

  • verb vaporize and then condense right back again
    sublimate.
  • verb change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting
    sublimate.
    • sublime iodine
    • some salts sublime when heated

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officialise

  • verb make official
    officialize.
    • We officialized our relationship

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tone

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

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mullion

  • noun a nonstructural vertical strip between the casements or panes of a window (or the panels of a screen)

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verbify

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

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matte

  • noun a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted
  • noun the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
    matt; mat; lusterlessness; lustrelessness; flatness.

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inactivate

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

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seafloor

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vitrify

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

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accustom

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

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beef

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

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regenerate

  • verb reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    renew.
    • We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years
    • They renewed their membership
  • verb amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit

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mitigation

  • noun to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
    extenuation; palliation.
  • noun a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
    extenuation.

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dismiss

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

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excite

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

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appleton_layer

  • noun the highest region of the ionosphere (from 90 to 600 miles up) which contains the highest concentration of free electrons and is most useful for long-range radio transmission
    F layer; F region.

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habituate

  • verb take or consume (regularly or habitually)
    use.
    • She uses drugs rarely
  • verb make psychologically or physically used (to something)
    accustom.
    • She became habituated to the background music

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lift

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

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price_reduction

  • noun the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
    deduction; discount.

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catch

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

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deepen

  • verb make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    heighten; intensify; compound.
    • The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    • Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    • This event only deepened my convictions
  • verb become more intense
    intensify.
    • The debate intensified
    • His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan

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chill

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

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solvate

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

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lessen

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

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plasticise

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

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calcium

  • noun a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
    Ca; atomic number 20.

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blot_out

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

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superannuate

  • verb retire and pension (someone) because of age or physical inability
  • verb declare to be obsolete

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prostrate

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

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armband

  • noun worn around arm as identification or to indicate mourning
  • noun a band worn around the upper arm

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elaborate

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

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step-down

  • noun the act of decreasing or reducing something
    diminution; reduction; decrease.

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womanize

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

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dizzy

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

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exterior

  • noun the region that is outside of something
    outside.
  • noun the outer side or surface of something
    outside.

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cell_wall

  • noun a rigid layer of polysaccharides enclosing the membrane of plant and prokaryotic cells; maintains the shape of the cell and serves as a protective barrier

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demoralise

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

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conk

  • noun informal term for the nose
  • verb come to a stop
    stall.
    • The car stalled in the driveway

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patent

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

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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complex

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    composite.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated
    coordination compound.

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descend

  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    go down; come down; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    derive; come.
    • She was descended from an old Italian noble family
    • he comes from humble origins

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contaminate

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

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wheel

  • noun a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
  • noun a handwheel that is used for steering
    steering wheel.

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independent

  • noun a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
    mugwump; fencesitter.
  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    freelance; freelancer; free-lance; free lance; self-employed person.

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emphasise

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

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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boiler

  • noun sealed vessel where water is converted to steam
    steam boiler.
  • noun a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
    kettle.

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amortization

  • noun the reduction of the value of an asset by prorating its cost over a period of years
    amortisation.
  • noun payment of an obligation in a series of installments or transfers
    amortisation.

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de-emphasize

  • verb reduce the emphasis
    de-emphasise; destress.

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transitivise

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

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leicester

  • noun a largely agricultural county in central England
    Leicestershire.
  • noun an industrial city in Leicestershire in central England; built on the site of a Roman settlement

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humble

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

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ocean

  • noun a large body of water constituting a principal part of the hydrosphere
  • noun anything apparently limitless in quantity or volume
    sea.

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lower_mantle

  • noun the deeper part of the mantle

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recombine

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

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cincture

  • noun a band of material around the waist that strengthens a skirt or trousers
    girdle; waistband; sash; waistcloth.

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mingle

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

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photo

  • noun a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
    photograph; pic; picture; exposure.

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out-of-doors

  • noun where the air is unconfined
    open; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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harmonise

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

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suburbanise

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

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achromatize

  • verb remove color from
    achromatise.
    • achromatize the lenses

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rock_outcrop

  • noun the part of a rock formation that appears above the surface of the surrounding land
    outcrop; outcropping.

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rusticate

  • verb live in the country and lead a rustic life
  • verb send to the country
    • He was rusticated for his bad behavior

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frost_over

  • verb become covered with a layer of ice; of a surface such as a window
    ice up; ice over.
    • When the wings iced up, the pilot was forced to land his plane

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devaluation

  • noun an official lowering of a nation's currency; a decrease in the value of a country's currency relative to that of foreign countries
  • noun the reduction of something's value or worth

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ease

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

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aquarius

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aquarius
    Water Bearer.
  • noun a zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Capricornus and Pisces

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isomerise

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

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affinity

  • noun (immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody
  • noun (anthropology) kinship by marriage or adoption; not a blood relationship

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domesticise

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

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east

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
    eastward; E; due east.
  • noun the countries of Asia
    Orient.

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replace

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

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shoulder

  • noun the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
  • noun a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg

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danger_zone

  • noun a dangerous area

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come_down

  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    go down; descend; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb be the essential element
    boil down; reduce.
    • The proposal boils down to a compromise

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rudist

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go_out

  • verb move out of or depart from
    leave; exit; get out.
    • leave the room
    • the fugitive has left the country
  • verb leave the house to go somewhere
    • We never went out when our children were small

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antique

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

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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letting_down

  • noun the act of causing something to move to a lower level
    lowering.

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edit_out

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

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crown

  • noun the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
  • noun the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy
    • the colonies revolted against the Crown

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mesosphere

  • noun the atmospheric layer between the stratosphere and the thermosphere

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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sponge

  • noun a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
  • noun someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily
    quick study.
    • she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge

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desensitize

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

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arterialize

  • verb change venous blood into arterial blood
    arterialise.

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animate

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

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depositional

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glamorize

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

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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bottom

  • noun the lower side of anything
    undersurface; underside.
  • noun the lowest part of anything
    • they started at the bottom of the hill

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ice

  • noun water frozen in the solid state
    water ice.
    • Americans like ice in their drinks
  • noun the frozen part of a body of water

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leo

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo
    Lion.
  • noun a zodiacal constellation in northern hemisphere between Cancer and Virgo

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extenuation

  • noun a partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances
    mitigation.
  • noun to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
    mitigation; palliation.

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minimization

  • noun the act of reducing something to the least possible amount or degree or position
    minimisation.

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deflation

  • noun (geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind
    • a constant deflation of the desert landscape
  • noun a contraction of economic activity resulting in a decline of prices

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discount

  • noun the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
    deduction; price reduction.
  • noun interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
    bank discount; discount rate.

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etiolate

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

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bolt

  • noun a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
    thunderbolt; bolt of lightning.
  • noun a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

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greenbelt

  • noun a belt of parks or rural land surrounding a town or city
    greenway.

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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digitalize

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

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ice_over

  • verb become covered with a layer of ice; of a surface such as a window
    ice up; frost over.
    • When the wings iced up, the pilot was forced to land his plane

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go_bad

  • verb stop operating or functioning
    die; give out; give way; break; go; conk out; fail; break down.
    • The engine finally went
    • The car died on the road
    • The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town
    • The coffee maker broke
    • The engine failed on the way to town
    • her eyesight went after the accident
  • verb become unfit for consumption or use
    spoil.
    • the meat must be eaten before it spoils

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coral

  • noun a variable color averaging a deep pink
  • noun the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry
    precious coral; red coral.

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miniaturisation

  • noun act of making on a greatly reduced scale
    miniaturization.

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distinct

  • adjective satellite (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality
    distinguishable.
    • plants of several distinct types
    • the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses
    • gold is distinct from iron
    • a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech
    • management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees
  • adjective easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
    • a distinct flavor
    • a distinct odor of turpentine
    • a distinct outline
    • the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette
    • distinct fingerprints

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magazine

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

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north_yorkshire

  • noun a county in northern England

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commix

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

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blind_side

  • noun the side on which your vision is limited or obstructed

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crinoid

  • noun primitive echinoderms having five or more feathery arms radiating from a central disk
  • adjective of or relating to or belonging to the class Crinoidea

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strike_zone

  • noun (baseball) the area over home plate between a batter's knees and shoulders through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike

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decimalize

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

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mantle

  • noun the cloak as a symbol of authority
    • place the mantle of authority on younger shoulders
  • noun United States baseball player (1931-1997)
    Mickey Mantle; Mickey Charles Mantle.

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float

  • noun the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
  • noun the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public

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bound

  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge.
  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bounds.

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frenchify

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

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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compression

  • noun an increase in the density of something
    densification; concretion; compaction.
  • noun the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
    condensation; contraction.
    • the contraction of a gas on cooling

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initial

  • noun the first letter of a word (especially a person's name)
    • he refused to put the initials FRS after his name
  • verb mark with one's initials

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transform

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

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tame

  • verb correct by punishment or discipline
    chasten; subdue.
  • verb make less strong or intense; soften
    moderate; tone down.
    • Tone down that aggressive letter
    • The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements

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let_down

  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; lower; get down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf
  • verb fail to meet the hopes or expectations of
    disappoint.
    • Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage

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conservation

  • noun an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
    preservation.
  • noun the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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medium

  • noun a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
  • noun the surrounding environment
    • fish require an aqueous medium

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form

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

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spike

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

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witwatersrand

  • noun a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese
    Rand; Reef.

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watch_bracelet

  • noun a band of cloth or leather or metal links attached to a wristwatch and wrapped around the wrist
    watchstrap; bracelet; watchband; wristband.

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heat

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

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berm

  • noun a narrow ledge or shelf typically at the top or bottom of a slope
  • noun a narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road
    shoulder.
    • the car pulled off onto the shoulder

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extremity

  • noun an external body part that projects from the body
    appendage; member.
    • it is important to keep the extremities warm
  • noun an extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease)

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inside

  • noun the region that is inside of something
    interior.
  • noun the inner or enclosed surface of something
    interior.

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bounds

  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bound.
  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge; bound.

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libra_the_scales

  • noun the seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22
    Balance; Libra; Libra the Balance.

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decorate

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

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radicalize

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

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zodiac

  • noun a belt-shaped region in the heavens on either side to the ecliptic; divided into 12 constellations or signs for astrological purposes
  • noun (astrology) a circular diagram representing the 12 zodiacal constellations and showing their signs

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temper

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

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accelerate

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

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communize

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

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stranded

  • adjective satellite cut off or left behind
    marooned; isolated.
    • an isolated pawn
    • several stranded fish in a tide pool
    • travelers marooned by the blizzard
  • verb leave stranded or isolated with little hope of rescue
    strand; maroon.
    • the travellers were marooned

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lowering

  • noun the act of causing to become less
  • noun the act of causing something to move to a lower level
    letting down.

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evidence

  • noun your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
    grounds.
    • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling
  • noun an indication that makes something evident
    • his trembling was evidence of his fear

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virgin

  • noun a person who has never had sex
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
    Virgo.

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change_intensity

  • verb increase or decrease in intensity

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promise

  • noun a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
  • noun grounds for feeling hopeful about the future
    hope.
    • there is little or no promise that he will recover

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isle_of_wight

  • noun an isle and county of southern England in the English Channel
    Wight.

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vivify

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

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mold

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

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check

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

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physical

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

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inspissate

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

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relax

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

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cornwall

  • noun a hilly county in southwestern England

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erosion

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    wearing; eating away; eroding; wearing away.
  • noun condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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ordovician

(Geol.) Of or pertaining to a division of the Silurian formation, corresponding in general to the Lower Silurian of most authors, exclusive of the Cambrian. -- n. The Ordovician formation.

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felt

  • noun a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
  • verb mat together and make felt-like
    • felt the wool

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reef_knot

  • noun a square knot used in a reef line
    flat knot.

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objectify

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

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stratigraphic

(Geol.) Pertaining to, or depended upon, the order or arrangement of strata; as, stratigraphical evidence. -- Strat`i*graph"ic*al*ly, adv.

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ramify

  • verb have or develop complicating consequences
    complexify.
    • These actions will ramify
  • verb grow and send out branches or branch-like structures
    branch.
    • these plants ramify early and get to be very large

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assume

  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    take for granted; presume.
    • I assume his train was late
  • verb take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    take on; take over; adopt.
    • When will the new President assume office?

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pseudo

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; faker; pseud; role player; fake; pretender; sham.
  • adjective satellite (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of
    • a pseudo esthete
    • pseudoclassic

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stripping

  • noun the removal of covering
    uncovering; husking; baring; denudation.
  • verb take away possessions from someone
    deprive; divest; strip.
    • The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets

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time

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

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fasten

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

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decelerate

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

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debauch

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

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effeminize

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

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horseback

  • noun the back of a horse
  • noun a narrow ridge of hills
    hogback.

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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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midst

  • noun the location of something surrounded by other things
    thick.
    • in the midst of the crowd

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great_salt_lake

  • noun a shallow body of salt water in northwestern Utah

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play_out

  • verb deplete
    exhaust; run down; sap; tire.
    • exhaust one's savings
    • We quickly played out our strength
  • verb perform or be performed to the end
    • How will the election drama be played out?

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ionise

  • verb become converted into ions
    ionize.
  • verb convert into ions
    ionize.

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environment

  • noun the totality of surrounding conditions
    • he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room
  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    surroundings; environs; surround.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround

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charge

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

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compensate

  • verb adjust for
    even off; make up; counterbalance; even out; even up; correct.
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
  • verb make amends for; pay compensation for
    repair; indemnify; recompense.
    • One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich
    • She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident

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weakening

  • noun becoming weaker
  • noun the act of reducing the strength of something

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string

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

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terminate

  • verb bring to an end or halt
    end.
    • She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime
    • The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I
  • verb have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical
    stop; cease; finish; end.
    • the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed
    • Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other
    • My property ends by the bushes
    • The symphony ends in a pianissimo

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nationalize

  • verb put under state control or ownership
    nationalise.
    • Mitterand nationalized the banks
  • verb make national in character or scope
    nationalise.
    • His heroic deeds were nationalized by the press

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europeanize

  • verb make (continental) European in customs, character, or ideas
    Europeanise.
  • verb denationalize and subject (a territory) to the supervision of an agency of a European community of nations
    Europeanise.

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rugosan

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cook

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

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cool

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

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stiffen

  • verb become stiff or stiffer
    • He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room
  • verb make stiff or stiffer
    • Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine

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dim

  • verb switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    dip.
  • verb become dim or lusterless
    • the lights dimmed and the curtain rose

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geological_formation

  • noun (geology) the geological features of the earth
    formation.

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eruptive

  • adjective producing or characterized by eruptions
    • an eruptive disease
  • adjective produced by the action of fire or intense heat
    igneous.
    • rocks formed by igneous agents

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die

  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    dice.
  • noun a device used for shaping metal

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sedimentary

  • adjective resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment
    • sedimentary deposits
  • adjective produced by the action of water
    aqueous.

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gum

  • noun a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
    chewing gum.
  • noun the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
    gingiva.

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leave

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

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fordable

  • adjective satellite shallow enough to be crossed by walking or riding on an animal or in a vehicle
    • the stream was fordable

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disqualify

  • verb make unfit or unsuitable
    indispose; unfit.
    • Your income disqualifies you
  • verb declare unfit
    • She was disqualified for the Olympics because she was a professional athlete

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dip

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

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accumulation

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

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slow_down

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    decelerate; slow; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb become slow or slower
    slacken; slow; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed

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upper

  • noun the higher of two berths
    upper berth.
  • noun piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot
    • Uppers come in many styles

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fill_up

  • verb make full, also in a metaphorical sense
    make full; fill.
    • fill a container
    • fill the child with pride
  • verb become full
    fill.
    • The pool slowly filled with water
    • The theater filled up slowly

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transylvania

  • noun a historical plateau region in northwestern Romania that is separated from the rest of the country by the Transylvanian Alps; originally part of Hungary; incorporated into Romania at the end of World War I

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eniwetok

  • noun an atoll in the Marshall Islands; site of an amphibious assault in World War II; later used temporarily by the United States to test atomic bombs
  • noun World War II (February 1944); American infantry landed and captured a Japanese stronghold

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sign

  • noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    mark.
    • he showed signs of strain
    • they welcomed the signs of spring
  • noun a public display of a message
    • he posted signs in all the shop windows

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hobbyist

  • noun a person who pursues an activity in their spare time for pleasure

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de-escalation

  • noun (war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war)

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professionalise

  • verb become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood
    professionalize.
  • verb make professional or give a professional character to
    professionalize.
    • Philosophy has not always been professionalized and used to be a subject pursued only by amateurs

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port

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

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substitute

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

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islamize

  • verb cause to conform to Islamic law
    Islamise.
    • Islamize the dietary laws
  • verb convert to Islam
    Islamise.
    • The Mughals Islamized much of Northern India in the 16th century

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sentimentalise

  • verb make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities
    sentimentalize.
    • Too much poetry sentimentalizes the mind
    • These experiences have sentimentalized her
  • verb look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment
    sentimentalize.
    • Don't sentimentalize the past events

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melt

  • noun the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    melting; thaw; thawing.
    • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
    • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
  • verb reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    melt down; run.
    • melt butter
    • melt down gold
    • The wax melted in the sun

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supporter

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; protagonist; admirer; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun someone who supports or champions something
    sponsor; patron.

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switch

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

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alkalinize

  • verb become alkaline
    alkalinise.
  • verb make (a substance) alkaline
    alkalinise.
    • The oxide is alkalized

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achromatise

  • verb remove color from
    achromatize.
    • achromatize the lenses

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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magnetise

  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks
  • verb make magnetic
    magnetize.
    • The strong magnet magnetized the iron shavings

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dynamize

  • verb make more dynamic
    dynamise.
    • She was dynamized by her desire to go to grad school
  • verb make (a drug) effective
    dynamise.
    • dynamized medicine

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change

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

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shift

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

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solarize

  • verb reverse some of the tones of (a negative or print) and introduce pronounced outlines of highlights, by exposing it briefly to light, then washing and redeveloping it
    solarise.
  • verb become overexposed
    solarise.
    • The film solarized

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shrink

  • noun a physician who specializes in psychiatry
    head-shrinker; psychiatrist.
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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reclaim

  • verb claim back
    repossess.
  • verb reuse (materials from waste products)
    recover.

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immaterialise

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

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snake_pit

  • noun any place of pain and turmoil;
    the pits; hellhole; hell on earth; hell; inferno.
    • the hell of battle
    • the inferno of the engine room
    • when you're alone Christmas is the pits
  • noun pejorative terms for an insane asylum
    crazy house; cuckoo's nest; Bedlam; loony bin; booby hatch; madhouse; nuthouse; funny farm; sanatorium; nut house; funny house.

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roll_up

  • verb form into a cylinder by rolling
    furl.
    • Roll up the cloth
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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bellyband

  • noun a cloth band that is worn around the waist (as on infants until the navel has healed)
  • noun a strap around the belly of a draft animal holding the shafts of a wagon

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aries

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries
    Ram.
  • noun a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Pisces and Taurus

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market

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

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bryozoan

  • noun sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding
    sea mat; sea moss; moss animal; polyzoan.

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desalinize

  • verb remove salt from
    desalinate; desalinise; desalt.
    • desalinate water

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subvert

  • verb cause the downfall of; of rulers
    bring down; overturn; overthrow.
    • The Czar was overthrown
    • subvert the ruling class
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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thermosphere

  • noun the atmospheric layer between the mesosphere and the exosphere

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sharpen

  • verb make sharp or sharper
    • sharpen the knives
  • verb make crisp or more crisp and precise
    • We had to sharpen our arguments

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meliorate

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

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slenderize

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

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digitise

  • verb put into digital form, as for use in a computer
    digitalise; digitalize; digitize.
    • he bought a device to digitize the data

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sex_up

  • verb give erotic character to or make more interesting
    eroticize.
    • eroticize the ads

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fly

  • noun two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • noun flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
    rainfly; tent flap; fly sheet; tent-fly.

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cay

  • noun a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida
    Florida key; key.