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regionalism (Also regionalisms) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to regionalism

provincialism

  • noun a lack of sophistication
  • noun a partiality for some particular place
    localism; sectionalism.

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truman_doctrine

  • noun President Truman's policy of providing economic and military aid to any country threatened by communism or totalitarian ideology

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lack

  • noun the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    deficiency; want.
    • there is a serious lack of insight into the problem
    • water is the critical deficiency in desert regions
    • for want of a nail the shoe was lost
  • verb be without
    miss.
    • This soup lacks salt
    • There is something missing in my jewelry box!

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poetry

  • noun literature in metrical form
    verse; poesy.
  • noun any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling

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relation

  • noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
  • noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
    congress; intercourse; sexual intercourse; sex act; sexual relation; carnal knowledge; sexual congress; copulation; coitus; coition.

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trueness

  • noun conformity to reality or actuality
    the true; truth; verity.
    • they debated the truth of the proposition
    • the situation brought home to us the blunt truth of the military threat
    • he was famous for the truth of his portraits
    • he turned to religion in his search for eternal verities
  • noun the quality of being loyal
    loyalty.

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slang_term

  • noun informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
    slang expression; slang.
    • their speech was full of slang expressions

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fealty

  • noun the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)
    allegiance.

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implementation

  • noun the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
    execution; carrying out.
    • the agency was created for the implementation of the policy
  • noun the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
    effectuation.

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telegraphese

  • noun language characterized by terseness and ellipsis as in telegrams

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character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel
  • noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    lineament; quality.
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands

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literary

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of literature
    • literary criticism
  • adjective satellite knowledgeable about literature
    • a literary style

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common_sense

  • noun sound practical judgment
    gumption; mother wit; horse sense; good sense; sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away

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policy

  • noun a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
    • it was a policy of retribution
    • a politician keeps changing his policies
  • noun a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government
    • they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation

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isolationist

  • noun an advocate of isolationism in international affairs
  • adjective of or relating to isolationism
    isolationistic.

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custom

  • noun accepted or habitual practice
    usage; usance.
  • noun a specific practice of long standing
    tradition.

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non

  • adverb negation of a word or group of words
    not.
    • he does not speak French
    • she is not going
    • they are not friends
    • not many
    • not much
    • not at all

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liter

  • noun a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)
    litre; cubic decimeter; l; cubic decimetre.

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sense

  • noun a general conscious awareness
    • a sense of security
    • a sense of happiness
    • a sense of danger
    • a sense of self
  • noun the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    signified.
    • the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    • in the best sense charity is really a duty
    • the signifier is linked to the signified

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regionalist

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regional

  • adjective characteristic of a region
    • regional flora
  • adjective satellite related or limited to a particular region
    • a regional dialect

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isolationism

  • noun a policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations

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trade

  • noun the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services
    • Venice was an important center of trade with the East
    • they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade
  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    craft.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice

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regionalism

  • noun a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region
  • noun a foreign policy that defines the international interests of a country in terms of particular geographic areas

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term

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

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name

  • noun a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    • his name really is George Washington
    • those are two names for the same thing
  • noun a person's reputation
    • he wanted to protect his good name

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realist

  • noun a philosopher who believes that universals are real and exist independently of anyone thinking of them
  • noun a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly

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collective

  • noun members of a cooperative enterprise
  • adjective satellite done by or characteristic of individuals acting together
    corporate.
    • a joint identity
    • the collective mind
    • the corporate good

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neutralist

  • noun an advocate of neutrality in international affairs

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babytalk

  • noun an adult's imitation of the speech of a young child
    baby talk; motherese.
  • noun the developing speech of a young child
    baby talk.

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manifest

  • noun a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane
  • verb provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
    attest; certify; demonstrate; evidence.
    • His high fever attested to his illness
    • The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication
    • This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness

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specific

  • noun a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    particular.
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • noun a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease
    • quinine is a specific for malaria

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neutralism

  • noun a policy of neutrality or nonalignment in international affairs

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common

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

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nonaggression

  • noun a policy of not initiating hostilities
    • they signed a nonaggression pact

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steadfastness

  • noun loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty
    staunchness.
  • noun steadfast resolution

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rhyming_slang

  • noun slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component
    • Cockney rhyming slang

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noninterference

  • noun a foreign policy of staying out of other countries' disputes
    nonintervention.

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art

  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    fine art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art
  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; artistic production.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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honesty

  • noun the quality of being honest
    honestness.
  • noun southeastern European plant cultivated for its fragrant purplish flowers and round flat papery silver-white seedpods that are used for indoor decoration
    money plant; Lunaria annua; silver dollar; satinpod; satin flower.

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slang_expression

  • noun informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
    slang term; slang.
    • their speech was full of slang expressions

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ary

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national

  • noun a person who owes allegiance to that nation
    subject.
    • a monarch has a duty to his subjects
  • adjective of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country
    • national hero
    • national anthem
    • a national landmark

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creation

  • noun the human act of creating
    creative activity.
  • noun an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

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criollismo

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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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trading

  • noun buying or selling securities or commodities
  • verb engage in the trade of
    merchandise; trade.
    • he is merchandising telephone sets

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national_trading_policy

  • noun a government's policy controlling foreign trade
    trade policy.

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geographical_region

  • noun a demarcated area of the Earth
    geographic area; geographic region; geographical area.

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destiny

  • noun an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
    fate.
  • noun the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)
    fate.
    • we are helpless in the face of destiny

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trade_policy

  • noun a government's policy controlling foreign trade
    national trading policy.

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interference

  • noun a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
    intervention.
  • noun the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
    hinderance; hindrance.

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critical

  • adjective marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws
    • a critical attitude
  • adjective at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction
    • a critical temperature of water is 100 degrees C--its boiling point at standard atmospheric pressure
    • critical mass
    • go critical

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briticism

  • noun an expression that is used in Great Britain (especially as contrasted with American English)
    Anglicism; Britishism.

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international

  • adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    • international affairs
    • an international agreement
    • international waters
  • noun any of several international socialist organizations

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approach

  • noun ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    plan of attack; attack.
    • his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons
    • an attack on inflation
    • his plan of attack was misguided
  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    coming; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese

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jingoism

  • noun an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions
    flag waving.
  • noun fanatical patriotism
    ultranationalism; superpatriotism; chauvinism.

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movement

  • noun a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    motion; move; motility.
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility
  • noun the act of changing location from one place to another
    motion; move.
    • police controlled the motion of the crowd
    • the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    • his move put him directly in my path

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bioregionalism

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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placelessness

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foreign_policy

  • noun a policy governing international relations

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open_door

  • noun the policy of granting equal trade opportunities to all countries
    open-door policy.
  • noun freedom of access
    • he maintained an open door for all employees

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region

  • noun the extended spatial location of something
    part.
    • the farming regions of France
    • religions in all parts of the world
    • regions of outer space
  • noun a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
    area.
    • in the abdominal region

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british

Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; -- sometimes restrict to the original inhabitants.

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foreign

  • adjective of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)
    • foreign trade
    • a foreign office
  • adjective relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world
    strange.
    • foreign nations
    • a foreign accent
    • on business in a foreign city

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ideology

  • noun an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
    political orientation; political theory.
  • noun imaginary or visionary theorization

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trusty

  • noun a convict who is considered trustworthy and granted special privileges
  • adjective worthy of trust or belief
    trustworthy.
    • a trustworthy report
    • an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion

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american

Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.

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brinkmanship

  • noun the policy of pushing a dangerous situation to the brink of disaster (to the limits of safety)

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context

  • noun discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
    linguistic context; context of use.
  • noun the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
    setting; circumstance.
    • the historical context

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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localism

  • noun a phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality
  • noun a partiality for some particular place
    provincialism; sectionalism.

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expression

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; look; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun expression without words
    reflexion; reflection; manifestation.
    • tears are an expression of grief
    • the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

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rhyming

  • adjective having corresponding sounds especially terminal sounds
    rhymed; riming.
    • rhymed verse
    • rhyming words
  • verb compose rhymes
    rime; rhyme.

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political

  • adjective involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians
    • calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman
    • political pressure
    • a political machine
    • political office
    • political policy
  • adjective of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power
    • political opinions

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allegiance

  • noun the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
    dedication; loyalty; commitment.
    • his long commitment to public service
    • they felt no loyalty to a losing team
  • noun the loyalty that citizens owe to their country (or subjects to their sovereign)
    fealty.

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manifest_destiny

  • noun a policy of imperialism rationalized as inevitable (as if granted by God)

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dependableness

  • noun the quality of being dependable or reliable
    dependability; reliability; reliableness.

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patriotism

  • noun love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
    nationalism.
    • they rode the same wave of popular patriotism
    • British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high

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Canadianism

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open

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

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intervention

  • noun the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)
    intercession.
    • it occurs without human intervention
  • noun a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
    interference.

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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accent

  • noun distinctive manner of oral expression
    speech pattern.
    • he couldn't suppress his contemptuous accent
    • she had a very clear speech pattern
  • noun special importance or significance
    emphasis.
    • the red light gave the central figure increased emphasis
    • the room was decorated in shades of grey with distinctive red accents

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fiction

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

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slang

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

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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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street_name

  • noun an alternative name that a person chooses or is given (especially in inner city neighborhoods)
    • her street name is Bonbon
  • noun slang for something (especially for an illegal drug)
    • `smack' is a street name for heroin

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argot

  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    patois; cant; vernacular; slang; jargon; lingo.
    • they don't speak our lingo

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environmental

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

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baby

  • noun a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
    infant; babe.
    • the baby began to cry again
    • she held the baby in her arms
    • it sounds simple, but when you have your own baby it is all so different
  • noun the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)
    • the baby of the family
    • the baby of the Supreme Court

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true

  • noun proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
    • out of true
  • verb make level, square, balanced, or concentric
    true up.
    • true up the cylinder of an engine

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institution

  • noun an organization founded and united for a specific purpose
    establishment.
  • noun an establishment consisting of a building or complex of buildings where an organization for the promotion of some cause is situated

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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politics

  • noun social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power
    political relation.
    • office politics is often counterproductive
  • noun the study of government of states and other political units
    government; political science.

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reliability

  • noun the quality of being dependable or reliable
    dependability; dependableness; reliableness.

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open-door_policy

  • noun the policy of granting equal trade opportunities to all countries
    open door.

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monroe_doctrine

  • noun an American foreign policy opposing interference in the western hemisphere from outside powers

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chauvinism

  • noun fanatical patriotism
    ultranationalism; superpatriotism; jingoism.
  • noun activity indicative of belief in the superiority of men over women
    antifeminism; male chauvinism.

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lingo

  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    patois; argot; cant; vernacular; slang; jargon.
    • they don't speak our lingo

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history

  • noun the aggregate of past events
    • a critical time in the school's history
  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    account; story; chronicle.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead

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patois

  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    argot; cant; vernacular; slang; jargon; lingo.
    • they don't speak our lingo
  • noun a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard

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nationalist

  • noun one who loves and defends his or her country
    patriot.
  • noun an advocate of national independence of or a strong national government

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dependability

  • noun the quality of being dependable or reliable
    reliability; dependableness; reliableness.

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imperialist

  • noun a believer in imperialism
  • adjective of or relating to imperialism
    imperialistic.
    • imperialistic wars

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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honestness

  • noun the quality of being honest
    honesty.

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cant

  • noun stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
    buzzword.
  • noun a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
    camber; bank.

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imperialism

  • noun a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries
  • noun a political orientation that advocates imperial interests

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eye_dialect

  • noun the use of misspellings to identify a colloquial or uneducated speaker

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phrase

  • noun an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence
  • noun a short musical passage
    musical phrase.

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nonintervention

  • noun a foreign policy of staying out of other countries' disputes
    noninterference.

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jargon

  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    patois; argot; cant; vernacular; slang; lingo.
    • they don't speak our lingo
  • noun a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon
    jargoon.

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nationalism

  • noun love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
    patriotism.
    • they rode the same wave of popular patriotism
    • British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high
  • noun the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other

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motherese

  • noun an adult's imitation of the speech of a young child
    baby talk; babytalk.

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autonomy

  • noun immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
    liberty.
  • noun personal independence
    self-direction; self-reliance; self-sufficiency.

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faithful

  • noun any loyal and steadfast following
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    fold; congregation.

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feature

  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    characteristic.
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
  • noun the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
    lineament.
    • an expression of pleasure crossed his features
    • his lineaments were very regular

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idiom

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

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vernacular

  • noun a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    patois; argot; cant; slang; jargon; lingo.
    • they don't speak our lingo
  • noun the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)

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speech

  • noun the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
    address.
    • he listened to an address on minor Roman poets
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; language; voice communication; speech communication; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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geographical

  • adjective of or relating to the science of geography
    geographic.
  • adjective determined by geography
    geographic.
    • the north and south geographic poles

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ultranationalism

  • noun fanatical patriotism
    superpatriotism; chauvinism; jingoism.

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dialect

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

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non-standard_speech

  • noun speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community

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literature

  • noun creative writing of recognized artistic value
  • noun the humanistic study of a body of literature
    lit.
    • he took a course in Russian lit

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britishism

  • noun an expression that is used in Great Britain (especially as contrasted with American English)
    Anglicism; Briticism.
  • noun a custom that is peculiar to England or its citizens
    Anglicism.

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loyalty

  • noun the quality of being loyal
    trueness.
  • noun feelings of allegiance

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superpatriotism

  • noun fanatical patriotism
    ultranationalism; chauvinism; jingoism.

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purpose

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; intent.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun what something is used for
    function; use; role.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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baby_talk

  • noun an adult's imitation of the speech of a young child
    babytalk; motherese.
  • noun the developing speech of a young child
    babytalk.

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identity

  • noun the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity
    personal identity; individuality.
    • you can lose your identity when you join the army
  • noun the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known
    • geneticists only recently discovered the identity of the gene that causes it
    • it was too dark to determine his identity
    • she guessed the identity of his lover

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architecture

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

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building

  • noun a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
    edifice.
    • there was a three-story building on the corner
    • it was an imposing edifice
  • noun the act of constructing something
    construction.
    • during the construction we had to take a detour
    • his hobby was the building of boats

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stress

  • noun the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch)
    accent; emphasis.
    • he put the stress on the wrong syllable
  • noun (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
    tension; tenseness.
    • he suffered from fatigue and emotional tension
    • stress is a vasoconstrictor

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staunchness

  • noun loyalty in the face of trouble and difficulty
    steadfastness.

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reliableness

  • noun the quality of being dependable or reliable
    dependability; reliability; dependableness.

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americanism

  • noun loyalty to the United States and its institutions
  • noun an expression that is characteristic of English as spoken by Americans

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talk

  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here
  • noun discussion; (`talk about' is a less formal alternative for `discussion of')
    • his poetry contains much talk about love and anger

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