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rehearse (Also rehearsing, rehearsings, rehearsed, rehearses) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to rehearse

represent

  • verb take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
    correspond; stand for.
    • Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin
  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; symbolize; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

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welles

  • noun United States actor and filmmaker (1915-1985)
    Orson Welles; George Orson Welles.
  • verb come up, as of a liquid
    swell; well.
    • Tears well in her eyes
    • the currents well up

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coach

  • noun (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team
    handler; manager.
  • noun a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
    tutor; private instructor.

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work_at

  • verb to exert effort in order to do, make, or perform something
    work on.
    • the child worked at the multiplication table until she had it down cold

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dance

  • noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  • noun a party of people assembled for dancing

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ad-lib

  • noun remark made spontaneously without prior preparation
    • his ad-libs got him in trouble with the politicians
  • verb perform without preparation
    improvise; extemporize; improvize; extemporise.
    • he extemporized a speech at the wedding

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try_out

  • verb put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
    essay; prove; try; examine; test.
    • This approach has been tried with good results
    • Test this recipe
  • verb try something new, as in order to gain experience
    experiment.
    • Students experiment sexually
    • The composer experimented with a new style

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shimmy

  • noun an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels)
    • he could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel
  • noun a woman's sleeveless undergarment
    shift; teddy; slip; chemise.

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ham_it_up

  • verb exaggerate one's acting
    ham; overplay; overact.

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skiing

  • noun a sport in which participants must travel on skis
  • verb move along on skis
    ski.
    • We love to ski the Rockies
    • My children don't ski

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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follow

  • verb to travel behind, go after, come after
    • The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
    • Please follow the guide through the museum
  • verb be later in time
    postdate.
    • Tuesday always follows Monday

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captain

  • noun an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • noun the naval officer in command of a military ship
    skipper.

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striptease_artist

  • noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
    ecdysiast; exotic dancer; striptease; stripteaser; peeler; stripper.

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conjure

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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pas_de_quatre

  • noun (ballet) a dance for four people

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ingraining

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    inculcation; instilling.
  • verb thoroughly work in
    grain; ingrain.
    • His hands were grained with dirt

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folk_dance

  • noun a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
    folk dancing.
  • verb perform a folk-dance

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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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spin

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

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freelance

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelancer; free-lance; free lance; self-employed person.
  • verb work independently and on temporary contracts rather than for a long-term employer

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show

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

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overrehearsed

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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blaze

  • noun a strong flame that burns brightly
    blazing.
    • the blaze spread rapidly
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    hell.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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collaborate

  • verb work together on a common enterprise of project
    join forces; get together; cooperate.
    • The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well
    • We joined forces with another research group
  • verb cooperate as a traitor
    • he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris

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target_practice

  • noun practice in shooting at targets

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concertize

  • verb give concerts; perform in concerts
    concertise.
    • My niece is off concertizing in Europe

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baton

  • noun a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
    wand.
  • noun a short stout club used primarily by policemen
    nightstick; billy club; billystick; billy; truncheon.

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mobilise

  • verb call to arms; of military personnel
    rally; mobilize; call up.
  • verb get ready for war
    mobilize.

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candid

  • adjective satellite characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
    frank; straight-from-the-shoulder; outspoken; point-blank; plainspoken; blunt; free-spoken; forthright.
    • blunt talking and straight shooting
    • a blunt New England farmer
    • I gave them my candid opinion
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
    • tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank
    • it is possible to be outspoken without being rude
    • plainspoken and to the point
    • a point-blank accusation
  • adjective satellite informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared
    • a candid photograph
    • a candid interview

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interpreting

  • noun an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious
    rendition; interpretation; rendering.
    • the edict was subject to many interpretations
    • he annoyed us with his interpreting of parables
    • often imitations are extended to provide a more accurate rendition of the child's intended meaning
  • verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
    see; interpret; construe.
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?

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reverberate

  • verb ring or echo with sound
    ring; echo; resound.
    • the hall resounded with laughter
  • verb have a long or continuing effect
    • The discussions with my teacher reverberated throughout my adult life

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woodshed

  • noun a shed for storing firewood or garden tools

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underperform

  • verb perform less well or with less success than expected
    underachieve.
    • John consistently underachieves, although he is very able
    • My stocks underperformed last year
  • verb perform too rarely
    • Her plays are underperformed, although they are very good

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din

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; cacophony; blare; blaring.
  • noun the act of making a noisy disturbance
    tumult; ruckus; commotion; rumpus; ruction.

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washing

  • noun the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
    lavation; wash.
  • noun garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
    wash; laundry; washables.

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close-order_drill

  • noun (military) military drill of troops in standard marching (shoulder-to-shoulder)

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country-dance

  • noun a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
    country dancing; contredanse; contradance; contra danse.
  • verb perform a contradance
    contredanse; contra danse; contradance.

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sightread

  • verb perform music from a score without having seen the score before
    sight-read.
    • He is a brilliant pianist but he cannot sightread

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call_down

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb censure severely or angrily
    call on the carpet; rag; dress down; remonstrate; chew out; take to task; jaw; lambast; trounce; scold; chide; berate; chew up; have words; rebuke; reprimand; reproof; lecture; bawl out; lambaste.
    • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

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try

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    effort; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • verb make an effort or attempt
    attempt; seek; essay; assay.
    • He tried to shake off his fears
    • The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
    • The police attempted to stop the thief
    • He sought to improve himself
    • She always seeks to do good in the world

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fire_walker

  • noun someone who walks barefoot on burning coals

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session

  • noun a meeting for execution of a group's functions
    • it was the opening session of the legislature
  • noun the time during which a school holds classes
    academic session; school term; academic term.
    • they had to shorten the school term

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straight_man

  • noun a performer who acts as stooge to a comedian
    second banana.

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mobilize

  • verb make ready for action or use
    mobilise; marshal; summon.
    • marshal resources
  • verb call to arms; of military personnel
    rally; mobilise; call up.

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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misplay

  • noun (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed
    error.
  • verb play incorrectly, e.g., play a wrong note

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belt_out

  • verb sing loudly and forcefully
    belt.

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thespian

  • noun a theatrical performer
    player; role player; histrion; actor.
  • adjective of or relating to drama
    • the movie director had thespian cooperation

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rollick

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

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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jump

  • noun a sudden and decisive increase
    leap.
    • a jump in attendance
  • noun an abrupt transition
    leap; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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conjuring

  • noun calling up a spirit or devil
    conjuration; conjury; invocation.
  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain

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second

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

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do_work

  • verb be employed
    work.
    • Is your husband working again?
    • My wife never worked
    • Do you want to work after the age of 60?
    • She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money
    • She works as a waitress to put herself through college

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utter

  • verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    give tongue to; express; verbalise; verbalize.
    • She expressed her anger
    • He uttered a curse
  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    let loose; emit; let out.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand

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second_banana

  • noun a performer who acts as stooge to a comedian
    straight man.
  • noun someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role
    second fiddle.

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pavane

  • noun music composed for dancing the pavane
    pavan.
  • noun a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
    pavan.

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click

  • noun a short light metallic sound
    clink; chink.
  • noun a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
    suction stop.

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folk

  • noun people in general (often used in the plural)
    folks; common people.
    • they're just country folk
    • folks around here drink moonshine
    • the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next
  • noun a social division of (usually preliterate) people
    tribe.

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shining

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

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hymn

  • noun a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
    anthem.
  • verb sing a hymn

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educate

  • verb give an education to
    • We must educate our youngsters better
  • verb create by training and teaching
    train; develop; prepare.
    • The old master is training world-class violinists
    • we develop the leaders for the future

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curse

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

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appear

  • verb give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    seem; look.
    • She seems to be sleeping
    • This appears to be a very difficult problem
    • This project looks fishy
    • They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time
  • verb come into sight or view
    • He suddenly appeared at the wedding
    • A new star appeared on the horizon

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section

  • noun a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
    subdivision.
    • he always turns first to the business section
    • the history of this work is discussed in the next section
  • noun a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
    • sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue

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boogie

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

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glissade

  • noun (ballet) a gliding or sliding step in ballet
  • verb perform a glissade, in ballet

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verbalize

  • verb be verbose
    verbalise.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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tucker

  • noun United States anarchist influential before World War I (1854-1939)
    Benjamin Ricketson Tucker.
  • noun United States vaudevillian (born in Russia) noted for her flamboyant performances (1884-1966)
    Sophie Tucker.

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slur

  • noun (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
  • noun a disparaging remark
    aspersion.
    • in the 19th century any reference to female sexuality was considered a vile aspersion
    • it is difficult for a woman to understand a man's sensitivity to any slur on his virility

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histrion

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

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birl

  • verb cause a floating log to rotate by treading
    birle.
  • verb cause to spin
    whirl; spin; twirl.
    • spin a coin

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conduct

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

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infuse

  • verb teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
    inculcate; instill.
    • inculcate values into the young generation
  • verb fill, as with a certain quality
    impregnate; tincture; instill.
    • The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide

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row

  • noun an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line
    • a row of chairs
  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; quarrel.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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racing

  • noun the sport of engaging in contests of speed
  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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method

  • noun a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)
  • noun an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
    method acting.

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exercise

  • noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    workout; physical exertion; exercising; physical exercise.
    • the doctor recommended regular exercise
    • he did some exercising
    • the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit
  • noun the act of using
    use; utilization; utilisation; usage; employment.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers

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discase

  • verb get undressed
    uncase; peel; strip down; undress; strip; unclothe; disrobe.
    • please don't undress in front of everybody!
    • She strips in front of strangers every night for a living

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extemporize

  • verb manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
    improvise.
    • after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks
  • verb perform without preparation
    improvise; ad-lib; improvize; extemporise.
    • he extemporized a speech at the wedding

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clerk

  • noun an employee who performs clerical work (e.g., keeps records or accounts)
  • noun a salesperson in a store
    shop clerk; salesclerk; shop assistant.

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break_dance

  • noun a form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the ground; normally performed to the rhythm of rap music
    break dancing.
  • verb do a break dance
    break-dance; break.
    • Kids were break-dancing at the street corner

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conjuror

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

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dramatise

  • verb put into dramatic form
    dramatize; adopt.
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
  • verb represent something in a dramatic manner
    dramatize.
    • These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

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hammer_in

  • verb teach by drills and repetition
    ram down; beat in; drill in.

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specialise

  • verb devote oneself to a special area of work
    specialize.
    • She specializes in honey bees
    • This baker specializes in French bread
  • verb be specific about
    particularize; particularise; specify; specialize.
    • Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?

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thrash

  • noun a swimming kick used while treading water
  • verb give a thrashing to; beat hard
    lam; thresh; flail.

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retraining

  • noun training for a new occupation
  • verb teach new skills
    retrain.
    • We must retrain the linguists who cannot find employment

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investigating

  • noun the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
    investigation.
  • verb investigate scientifically
    investigate; look into.
    • Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese

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sing

  • verb deliver by singing
    • Sing Christmas carols
  • verb produce tones with the voice
    • She was singing while she was cooking
    • My brother sings very well

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along

  • adverb with a forward motion
    on.
    • we drove along admiring the view
    • the horse trotted along at a steady pace
    • the circus traveled on to the next city
    • move along
    • march on
  • adverb in accompaniment or as a companion
    • his little sister came along to the movies
    • I brought my camera along
    • working along with his father

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bring_up

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb bring up
    parent; nurture; raise; rear.
    • raise a family
    • bring up children

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peeler

  • noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
    ecdysiast; exotic dancer; striptease; stripteaser; striptease artist; stripper.
  • noun a worker who peels the skins from fruits and vegetables

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interpret

  • verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
    see; construe.
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?
  • verb give an interpretation or explanation to
    rede.

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wait

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    delay; hold; postponement; time lag.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)
    waiting.
    • the wait was an ordeal for him

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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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bop

  • noun an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
    bebop.
  • noun the law enforcement agency of the Justice Department that operates a nationwide system of prisons and detention facilities to incarcerate inmates sentenced to imprisonment for federal crimes
    Federal Bureau of Prisons.

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chant

  • noun a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
  • verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    cantillate; intonate; intone.
    • The rabbi chanted a prayer

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study

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

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bach

  • noun German baroque organist and contrapuntist; composed mostly keyboard music; one of the greatest creators of western music (1685-1750)
    Johann Sebastian Bach.
  • noun the music of Bach
    • he played Bach on the organ

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bow

  • noun a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
    bowknot.
  • noun a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments

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fire-swallower

  • noun a performer who pretends to swallow fire
    fire-eater.

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tap_dancing

  • noun a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet
    tap dance.
  • verb perform a tap dance
    tap dance.

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personify

  • verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
    body.
  • verb represent, as of a character on stage
    embody; be.
    • Derek Jacobi was Hamlet

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social

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    societal.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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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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military

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

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specialize

  • verb become more focus on an area of activity or field of study
    specialise; narrow down; narrow.
    • She specializes in Near Eastern history
  • verb be specific about
    particularize; specialise; particularise; specify.
    • Could you please specify your criticism of my paper?

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shadowboxing

  • noun sparring with an imaginary opponent (for exercise or training)
  • verb go through boxing motions without an opponent
    shadowbox.

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fantastic

  • adjective satellite ludicrously odd
    grotesque; antic; fantastical.
    • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
    • fantastic Halloween costumes
    • a grotesque reflection in the mirror
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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call_forth

  • verb evoke or provoke to appear or occur
    provoke; evoke; kick up.
    • Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple
  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain

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enactment

  • noun the passing of a law by a legislative body
    passage.
  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    act.

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schooling

  • noun the act of teaching at school
  • noun the process of being formally educated at a school
    school.
    • what will you do when you finish school?

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psychological

  • adjective satellite mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature
    • give psychological support
    • psychological warfare
  • adjective of or relating to or determined by psychology
    • psychological theories

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lark_about

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

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charming

  • adjective satellite pleasing or delighting
    • endowed with charming manners
    • a charming little cottage
    • a charming personality
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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slam_dance

  • noun a form of dancing in which dancers slam into one another; normally performed to punk rock
    slam dancing.
  • verb dance the slam dance
    thrash; slam; mosh.

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rede

  • verb give an interpretation or explanation to
    interpret.
  • verb give advice to
    advise; counsel.
    • The teacher counsels troubled students
    • The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud

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tap

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    pat; rap.
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; rap.

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stand

  • noun a support or foundation
    pedestal; base.
    • the base of the lamp
  • noun the position where a thing or person stands

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armed

  • adjective (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
    • armed robbery
  • verb prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    build up; gird; fortify; arm.
    • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
    • troops are building up on the Iraqi border

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carol

  • noun joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
    Christmas carol.
  • noun a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ)

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recite

  • verb recite in elocution
    declaim.
  • verb repeat aloud from memory
    • she recited a poem
    • The pupil recited his lesson for the day

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ape

  • noun any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all
  • noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
    aper; copycat; imitator; emulator.

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cham

To chew. Obs. or Prov. Eng. Sir T. More.

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inculcation

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    ingraining; instilling.

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harlequin

  • noun a clown or buffoon (after the Harlequin character in the commedia dell'arte)
  • verb variegate with spots or marks
    • His face was harlequined with patches

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re-create

  • verb create anew
    • Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale
  • verb make a replica of
    copy.
    • copy that drawing
    • re-create a picture by Rembrandt

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scan

  • noun the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region
    • he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars
  • noun an image produced by scanning
    CAT scan.
    • he analyzed the brain scan
    • you could see the tumor in the CAT scan

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twirler

  • noun someone who twirls a baton
    baton twirler.
  • noun (baseball) the person who does the pitching
    hurler; pitcher.
    • our pitcher has a sore arm

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arms

  • noun weapons considered collectively
    weapons system; weaponry; implements of war; munition.
  • noun the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
    coat of arms; blazon; blazonry.

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saltation

  • noun (geology) the leaping movement of sand or soil particles as they are transported in a fluid medium over an uneven surface
  • noun (genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species

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unrehearsed

  • adjective satellite with little or no preparation or forethought
    extemporaneous; extempore; offhand; ad-lib; offhanded; extemporary; impromptu; off-the-cuff.
    • his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment
    • an extemporaneous piano recital
    • an extemporary lecture
    • an extempore skit
    • an impromptu speech
    • offhand excuses
    • trying to sound offhanded and reassuring
    • an off-the-cuff toast
    • a few unrehearsed comments

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slog

  • verb work doggedly or persistently
    keep one's shoulder to the wheel; peg away; plug away; keep one's nose to the grindstone.
    • She keeps plugging away at her dissertation
  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    footslog; tramp; trudge; plod; pad.
    • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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quickstep

  • noun military march accompanying quick time
  • noun a ballroom dance with both quick and slow steps

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jive

  • noun a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
    swing music; swing.
  • verb dance to jive music; dance the jive

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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underplay

  • verb act (a role) with great restraint
    underact.
  • verb play a card lower than (a held high card)

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waltz_around

  • verb dance a waltz
    waltz.

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musician

  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    player; instrumentalist.
  • noun artist who composes or conducts music as a profession

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impress

  • noun the act of coercing someone into government service
    impressment.
  • verb have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    strike; affect; move.
    • This child impressed me as unusually mature
    • This behavior struck me as odd

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conducting

  • noun the way of administering a business
  • noun the direction of an orchestra or choir
    • he does not use a baton for conducting

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handcraft

  • noun a work produced by hand labor
    handwork; handicraft; handiwork.
  • verb make something by hand
    • We handcraft all our paper

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cooperate

  • verb work together on a common enterprise of project
    collaborate; join forces; get together.
    • The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well
    • We joined forces with another research group

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train

  • noun public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
    railroad train.
    • express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction
  • noun a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
    string.
    • a string of islands
    • train of mourners
    • a train of thought

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stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

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riding

  • noun the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
    horseback riding; equitation.
  • noun travel by being carried on horseback
    horseback riding.

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disrobe

  • verb get undressed
    uncase; peel; strip down; undress; strip; unclothe; discase.
    • please don't undress in front of everybody!
    • She strips in front of strangers every night for a living

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join

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

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reprize

  • verb repeat an earlier theme of a composition
    repeat; reprise; recapitulate.

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strain

  • noun (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
  • noun difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    stress.
    • she endured the stresses and strains of life
    • he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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pretend

  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    make-believe.
    • it was just pretend
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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militarise

  • verb lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force
    militarize.
    • militarize Germany again after the war
  • verb adopt for military use
    militarize.
    • militarize the Civil Service

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drill

  • noun a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
  • noun similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
    Mandrillus leucophaeus.

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brush_up

  • verb refresh one's memory
    review; refresh.
    • I reviewed the material before the test
  • verb bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
    polish up; polish; round; round off.
    • polish your social manners

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performer

  • noun an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
    performing artist.

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skirl

  • noun the sound of (the chanter of) a bagpipe
  • verb make a shrill, wailing sound
    • skirling bagpipes

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trump

  • noun a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps
    trump card.
    • the ace of trumps is a sure winner
  • noun (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand
    • clubs were declared trumps
    • a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led

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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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scab

  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; rat; blackleg.
  • noun the crustlike surface of a healing skin lesion

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step_dancing

  • noun dancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures
    hoofing.

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beaver

  • noun the soft brown fur of the beaver
    beaver fur.
  • noun a native or resident of Oregon
    Oregonian.

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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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dress

  • noun a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
    frock.
  • noun clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
    garb; attire.
    • formal attire
    • battle dress

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scat

  • noun singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
    scat singing.
  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; head for the hills; hightail it; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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trill

  • noun a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
    shake.
  • noun the articulation of a consonant (especially the consonant `r') with a rapid flutter of the tongue against the palate or uvula
    • he pronounced his R's with a distinct trill

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trumpet

  • noun a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves
    horn; trump; cornet.
  • verb proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet
    • Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty

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machine

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

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whore

  • noun a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
    fancy woman; woman of the street; working girl; bawd; sporting lady; cocotte; lady of pleasure; prostitute; harlot; cyprian; tart.
  • verb work as a prostitute

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hop

  • noun the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
  • noun twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
    hops.

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stir

  • noun a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
    splash.
    • he made a great splash and then disappeared
  • noun emotional agitation and excitement

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sin

  • noun estrangement from god
    sinfulness; wickedness.
  • noun an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will
    sinning.

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construe

  • verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
    see; interpret.
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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express

  • noun mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
    express mail.
  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    limited.
    • he caught the express to New York

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military_machine

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; military; armed services; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker

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whirl

  • noun confused movement
    commotion.
    • he was caught up in a whirl of work
    • a commotion of people fought for the exits
  • noun the shape of something rotating rapidly
    swirl; vortex; convolution.

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mess

  • noun a state of confusion and disorderliness
    messiness; muss; mussiness.
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; fix; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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contredanse

  • noun a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
    country dancing; country-dance; contradance; contra danse.
  • verb perform a contradance
    country-dance; contra danse; contradance.

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cantillate

  • verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    chant; intonate; intone.
    • The rabbi chanted a prayer

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pat

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    tap; rap.
  • noun a light touch or stroke
    tap; dab.

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warble

  • noun a lumpy abscess under the hide of domestic mammals caused by larvae of a botfly or warble fly
  • verb sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
    quaver; trill.

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sightreader

  • noun a performer who reads without preparation or prior acquaintance (as in music)

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churn_out

  • verb perform in a mechanical way
  • verb produce something at a fast rate
    • He churns out papers, but they are all about the same topic

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geek

  • noun a carnival performer who does disgusting acts
  • noun a person with an unusual or odd personality
    eccentric person; eccentric; oddball; flake.

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slam_dancing

  • noun a form of dancing in which dancers slam into one another; normally performed to punk rock
    slam dance.
  • verb dance the slam dance
    thrash; slam dance; slam; mosh.

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trois

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summoning

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

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light

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

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register

  • noun an official written record of names or events or transactions
    registry.
  • noun (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments

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role_player

  • noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
    fraud; shammer; imposter; impostor; pseudo; faker; pseud; fake; pretender; sham.
  • noun a theatrical performer
    thespian; player; histrion; actor.

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blunder

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.
  • verb commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
    drop the ball; goof; boob; sin.
    • I blundered during the job interview

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bash

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; bang; belt; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun an uproarious party
    do; brawl.

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waitress

  • noun a woman waiter
  • verb serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant
    wait.
    • I'm waiting on tables at Maxim's

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underrehearsed

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rock_concert

  • noun a performance of rock music

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unclothe

  • verb strip
    • unclothe your heart of envy
  • verb take the covers off
    • She unclothed her innermost feelings

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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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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boondoggle

  • noun work of little or no value done merely to look busy
  • verb do useless, wasteful, or trivial work

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uncase

  • verb get undressed
    peel; strip down; undress; strip; unclothe; disrobe; discase.
    • please don't undress in front of everybody!
    • She strips in front of strangers every night for a living

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help

  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    aid; assistance; assist.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading
  • noun a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistant; helper; supporter.
    • my invaluable assistant
    • they hired additional help to finish the work

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tap_dance

  • noun a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet
    tap dancing.
  • verb perform a tap dance

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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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tapdance

  • verb dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
    tap.
    • Glover tapdances better than anybody

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abet

  • verb assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

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course

  • noun education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
    course of study; course of instruction; class.
    • he took a course in basket weaving
    • flirting is not unknown in college classes
  • noun a connected series of events or actions or developments
    line.
    • the government took a firm course
    • historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available

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through

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

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motion

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

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jig

  • noun music in three-four time for dancing a jig
    gigue.
  • noun a fisherman's lure with one or more hooks that is jerked up and down in the water

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tending

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; attention; care.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • verb have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    run; incline; lean; be given; tend.
    • She tends to be nervous before her lectures
    • These dresses run small
    • He inclined to corpulence

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symphonise

  • verb play or sound together, in harmony
    symphonize.

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electioneering

  • noun persuasion of voters in a political campaign
    bell ringing; canvassing.
  • noun the campaign of a candidate to be elected
    campaigning; candidacy; candidature; political campaign.

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snake_charmer

  • noun a performer who uses movements and music to control snakes

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drew

  • noun United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
    John Drew.
  • verb cause to move by pulling
    pull; draw; force.
    • draw a wagon
    • pull a sled

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labor

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    working class; labour; proletariat.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
  • noun productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
    toil; labour.
    • his labor did not require a great deal of skill

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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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express_mirth

  • verb produce laughter
    express joy; laugh.

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burns

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
    Nathan Birnbaum; George Burns.
  • noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
    Robert Burns.

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bedamn

  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    imprecate; curse; anathemise; damn; anathemize; maledict; beshrew.
    • The bad witch cursed the child

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fool

  • noun a person who lacks good judgment
    saphead; sap; tomfool; muggins.
  • noun a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
    soft touch; sucker; gull; patsy; fall guy; mug; chump; mark.

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goof

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    cuckoo; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goofball; buffoon; clown; merry andrew.

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square_dancing

  • noun American country dancing in which couples form squares
    square dance.
  • verb dance in formation
    square dance.

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click_off

  • verb perform or finish an action rapidly
    • The game was clicked off in 1:48

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practice

  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    pattern.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern
  • noun systematic training by multiple repetitions
    recitation; practice session; drill; exercise.
    • practice makes perfect

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sight

  • noun an instance of visual perception
    • the sight of his wife brought him back to reality
    • the train was an unexpected sight
  • noun anything that is seen
    • he was a familiar sight on the television
    • they went to Paris to see the sights

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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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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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reenactment

  • noun performing a role in an event that occurred at an earlier time
    • the reenactment of the battle of Princeton

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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trip_the_light_fantastic

  • verb move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance
    dance; trip the light fantastic toe.
    • My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio

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execute

  • verb kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
    put to death.
    • In some states, criminals are executed
  • verb murder in a planned fashion
    • The Mafioso who collaborated with the police was executed

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express_joy

  • verb produce laughter
    express mirth; laugh.

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musical_performance

  • noun the act of performing music

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corner

  • noun a place off to the side of an area
    • he tripled to the rightfield corner
    • the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean
  • noun the point where two lines meet or intersect
    • the corners of a rectangle

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debut

  • noun the act of beginning something new
    unveiling; introduction; entry; first appearance; launching.
    • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line
  • noun the presentation of a debutante in society

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disinvest

  • verb deprive of status or authority
    divest.
    • he was divested of his rights and his title
    • They disinvested themselves of their rights
  • verb reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)
    divest.
    • The company decided to divest
    • the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property
    • There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa

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refresh

  • verb refresh one's memory
    brush up; review.
    • I reviewed the material before the test
  • verb make (to feel) fresh
    freshen.
    • The cool water refreshed us

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bless

  • verb give a benediction to
    • The dying man blessed his son
  • verb confer prosperity or happiness on

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piping

  • noun a thin strip of covered cord used to edge hems
  • noun a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
    pipe; pipage.

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fiddle

  • noun bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
    violin.
  • verb avoid (one's assigned duties)
    goldbrick; shrink from; shirk.
    • The derelict soldier shirked his duties

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bang_out

  • verb play loudly
    • They banged out `The star-spangled banner'

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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bebop

  • noun an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
    bop.
  • verb dance the bebop
    bop.

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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beshrew

  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    imprecate; curse; anathemise; damn; bedamn; anathemize; maledict.
    • The bad witch cursed the child

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improvise

  • verb perform without preparation
    ad-lib; extemporize; improvize; extemporise.
    • he extemporized a speech at the wedding
  • verb manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
    extemporize.
    • after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks

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square

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    foursquare.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • noun the product of two equal terms
    second power.
    • nine is the second power of three
    • gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance

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weight

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

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bump

  • noun a lump on the body caused by a blow
  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; swelling; excrescence; jut; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns

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strip

  • noun a relatively long narrow piece of something
    • he felt a flat strip of muscle
  • noun artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
    slip.

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polychrome

  • noun a piece of work composed of or decorated in many colors
  • verb color with many colors; make polychrome
    polychromise; polychromize.

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recapitulate

  • verb summarize briefly
    recap.
    • Let's recapitulate the main ideas
  • verb repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life

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anathemize

  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    imprecate; curse; anathemise; damn; bedamn; maledict; beshrew.
    • The bad witch cursed the child
  • verb curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
    accurse; execrate; anathematise; anathemise; comminate; anathematize.

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replay

  • noun something (especially a game) that is played again
    rematch.
  • noun the immediate rebroadcast of some action (especially sports action) that has been recorded on videotape
    instant replay; action replay.

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whiz

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air
    • he heard the whiz of bullets near his head

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juggling

  • noun the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    juggle.
  • noun throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    juggle.

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slave

  • noun a person who is owned by someone
  • noun someone who works as hard as a slave
    hard worker; striver.

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whip

  • noun an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • noun a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    party whip.

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byplay

  • noun incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect
    stage business; business.
    • his business with the cane was hilarious

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pounce

  • noun the act of pouncing
  • verb move down on as if in an attack
    swoop.
    • The raptor swooped down on its prey
    • The teacher swooped down upon the new students

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impersonation

  • noun a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
    caricature; imitation.
  • noun pretending to be another person
    imposture.

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stunting

  • noun the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
    aerobatics; stunt flying; acrobatics.
  • verb check the growth or development of
    stunt.
    • You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles

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keep_one's_shoulder_to_the_wheel

  • verb work doggedly or persistently
    peg away; slog; plug away; keep one's nose to the grindstone.
    • She keeps plugging away at her dissertation

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ritual_dancing

  • noun a dance that is part of a religious ritual
    ritual dance; ceremonial dance.

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ricochet

  • noun a glancing rebound
    carom.
  • verb spring back; spring away from an impact
    spring; rebound; bound; bounce; take a hop; reverberate; recoil; resile.
    • The rubber ball bounced
    • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

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re

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

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acting

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    performing; playacting; playing.
  • verb perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    move; act.
    • think before you act
    • We must move quickly
    • The governor should act on the new energy bill
    • The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

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intonate

  • verb speak carefully, as with rising and falling pitch or in a particular tone
    intone.
    • please intonate with sadness
  • verb recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm
    chant; cantillate; intone.
    • The rabbi chanted a prayer

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forth

  • adverb from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
    away; off.
    • ran away from the lion
    • wanted to get away from there
    • sent the children away to boarding school
    • the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal
    • went off to school
    • they drove off
    • go forth and preach
  • noun a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth
    Forth River.

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belly_dancing

  • noun a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen
    danse du ventre; belly dance.
  • verb perform a belly dance
    belly dance.

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nautch

  • noun an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
    nauch; nautch dance.

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smatter

  • verb work with in an amateurish manner
    dabble; play around.
    • She dabbles in astronomy
    • He plays around with investments but he never makes any money
  • verb to talk foolishly
    babble; blather; blether; blither.
    • The two women babbled and crooned at the baby

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witching

  • noun the use or practice of witchcraft
  • verb cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
    bewitch; hex; glamour; witch; enchant; jinx.

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spiel

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

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baton_twirler

  • noun someone who twirls a baton
    twirler.

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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training

  • noun activity leading to skilled behavior
    preparation; grooming.
  • noun the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
    education; breeding.
    • a woman of breeding and refinement

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teach

  • verb impart skills or knowledge to
    instruct; learn.
    • I taught them French
    • He instructed me in building a boat
  • noun an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
    Thatch; Edward Teach; Edward Thatch; Blackbeard.

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stick_about

  • verb be available or ready for a certain function or service
    stick around; stand by.

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yodeling

  • noun singing by changing back and forth between the chest voice and a falsetto
  • verb sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
    descant; yodel; warble.
    • The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains

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minstrel

  • noun a singer of folk songs
    jongleur; troubadour; folk singer; poet-singer.
  • noun a performer in a minstrel show

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care

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

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partner

  • noun a person's partner in marriage
    married person; spouse; mate; better half.
  • noun an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest
    collaborator; cooperator; pardner.
    • the musician and the librettist were collaborators
    • sexual partners

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contra_danse

  • noun a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
    country dancing; country-dance; contredanse; contradance.
  • verb perform a contradance
    country-dance; contredanse; contradance.

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logging

  • noun the work of cutting down trees for timber
  • verb enter into a log, as on ships and planes
    log.

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understudy

  • noun an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
    standby.
  • verb be an understudy or alternate for a role
    alternate.

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pas_seul

  • noun (ballet) a solo dance or dance figure
    variation.

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ritual

  • noun any customary observance or practice
    rite.
  • noun the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies

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clarion

  • noun a medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
  • verb blow the clarion

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keep

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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turn

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

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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swing

  • noun a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
    • the party went with a swing
    • it took time to get into the swing of things
  • noun mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

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blaze_away

  • verb perform (an acting passage) brilliantly and rapidly
    • Mr. Jones blazed away in one passage after another to loud applause
  • verb shoot rapidly and repeatedly
    blaze.
    • He blazed away at the men

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tree

  • noun a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • noun a figure that branches from a single root
    tree diagram.
    • genealogical tree

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exotic

  • adjective satellite being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world
    alien.
    • alien customs
    • exotic plants in a greenhouse
    • exotic cuisine
  • adjective satellite strikingly strange or unusual
    • an exotic hair style
    • protons, neutrons, electrons and all their exotic variants
    • the exotic landscape of a dead planet

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rhumba

  • noun syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
    rumba.
  • noun a folk dance in duple time that originated in Cuba with Spanish and African elements; features complex footwork and violent movement
    rumba.

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cooper

  • noun United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
    Peter Cooper.
  • noun United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
    Gary Cooper; Frank Cooper.

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render

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

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practice_session

  • noun systematic training by multiple repetitions
    recitation; practice; drill; exercise.
    • practice makes perfect

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soliloquise

  • verb talk to oneself
    monologuize; monologuise; soliloquize.

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relate

  • verb make a logical or causal connection
    tie in; associate; colligate; link; connect; link up.
    • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
    • colligate these facts
    • I cannot relate these events at all
  • verb be relevant to
    touch on; pertain; have-to doe with; bear on; touch; come to; refer; concern.
    • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
    • My remark pertained to your earlier comments

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courante

  • noun a court dance of the 16th century; consisted of short advances and retreats

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potter

  • noun a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln
    ceramist; thrower; ceramicist.
  • verb do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
    monkey around; mess around; monkey; putter; tinker; muck around; muck about.
    • The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house

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number

  • noun the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
    figure.
    • he had a number of chores to do
    • the number of parameters is small
    • the figure was about a thousand
  • noun a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    • every number has a unique position in the sequence

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crooning

  • noun singing in a soft low tone
    • her crooning soon put the child to sleep
  • noun the act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner

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wash

  • noun a thin coat of water-base paint
  • noun the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
    lavation; washing.

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instruct

  • verb impart skills or knowledge to
    teach; learn.
    • I taught them French
    • He instructed me in building a boat
  • verb give instructions or directions for some task
    • She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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ironing

  • noun garments (clothes or linens) that are to be (or have been) ironed
    • there was a basketful of ironing to do
  • noun the work of using heat to smooth washed clothes in order to remove any wrinkles

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comic

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comedian.
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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hoof

  • noun the foot of an ungulate mammal
  • noun the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals

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conga

  • noun music composed for dancing the conga
  • noun a Latin American dance of 3 steps and a kick by people in single file

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instill

  • verb impart gradually
    transfuse.
    • Her presence instilled faith into the children
    • transfuse love of music into the students
  • verb enter drop by drop
    instil.
    • instill medication into my eye

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prank

  • noun acting like a clown or buffoon
    japery; harlequinade; clowning; frivolity; buffoonery.
  • noun a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    caper; joke; trick; antic; put-on.

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declaim

  • verb recite in elocution
    recite.
  • verb speak against in an impassioned manner
    inveigh.
    • he declaimed against the wasteful ways of modern society

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imprecate

  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    curse; anathemise; damn; bedamn; anathemize; maledict; beshrew.
    • The bad witch cursed the child
  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    cuss; curse; blaspheme; swear.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street

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sing_along

  • verb sing with a choir or an orchestra
    • Every year the local orchestra and choir perform the `Messiah' and the audience is invited to sing along

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monkey

  • noun any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)
  • noun one who is playfully mischievous
    rascal; rapscallion; scallywag; imp; scamp; scalawag.

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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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occupy

  • verb keep busy with
    busy.
    • She busies herself with her butterfly collection
  • verb live (in a certain place)
    reside; lodge in.
    • She resides in Princeton
    • he occupies two rooms on the top floor

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ritual_dance

  • noun a dance that is part of a religious ritual
    ceremonial dance; ritual dancing.

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performing_artist

  • noun an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
    performer.

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mess_around

  • verb do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
    monkey around; monkey; putter; potter; tinker; muck around; muck about.
    • The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house

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tango

  • noun a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin
  • noun music written in duple time for dancing the tango

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interlude

  • noun an intervening period or episode
  • noun a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance
    intermezzo; entr'acte.

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heming

  • noun English actor who edited the first folio of Shakespeare's plays (1556-1630)
    John Hemminge; Hemminge; John Heming.
  • verb fold over and sew together to provide with a hem
    hem.
    • hem my skirt

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contra

A Latin adverb and preposition, signifying against, contrary, in opposition, etc., entering as a prefix into the composition of many English words. Cf. Counter, adv. & pref.

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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overact

  • verb exaggerate one's acting
    ham; overplay; ham it up.

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scant

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

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act_out

  • verb represent an incident, state, or emotion by action, especially on stage
    • She could act neurotic anxiety
  • verb act out; represent or perform as if in a play
    reenact; enact.
    • She reenacted what had happened earlier that day

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banana

  • noun any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits
    banana tree.
  • noun elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh

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toe

  • noun one of the digits of the foot
  • noun the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes

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accompany

  • verb be present or associated with an event or entity
    attach to; come with; go with.
    • French fries come with the hamburger
    • heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue
    • fish usually goes with white wine
    • this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries
  • verb go or travel along with
    • The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere

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hum

  • noun the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
    busyness.
    • they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers
    • there is a constant hum of military preparation
  • noun an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan
    Al Faran; Harkat ul-Mujahedeen; HUA; Harkat-ul-Mujahidin; Harkat ul-Ansar; Movement of Holy Warriors.

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strongman

  • noun a man who performs feats of strength at a fair or circus
  • noun a powerful political figure who rules by the exercise of force or violence
    • he is determined to bring down the Iraqi strongman

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illusionist

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

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barnstorm

  • verb appear at county fairs and carnivals as a stunt flier and parachute jumper
  • verb tour the country making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting plays
    • The presidential candidates are busy barnstorming this month

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nauch

  • noun an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
    nautch dance; nautch.

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forward

  • noun the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
  • noun a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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antic

  • noun a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    caper; joke; trick; put-on; prank.
  • verb act as or like a clown
    clown around; clown.

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butt

  • noun thick end of the handle
    butt end.
  • noun the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

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charleston

  • noun state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha river
    capital of West Virginia.
  • noun a port city in southeastern South Carolina

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singsong

  • noun a regular and monotonous rising and falling intonation
  • noun informal group singing of popular songs
    singalong.

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believe

  • verb accept as true; take to be true
    • I believed his report
    • We didn't believe his stories from the War
    • She believes in spirits
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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romp

  • noun an easy victory
    laugher; blowout; runaway; walkaway; shoo-in.
  • noun a girl who behaves in a boyish manner
    tomboy; hoyden.

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work_on

  • verb to exert effort in order to do, make, or perform something
    work at.
    • the child worked at the multiplication table until she had it down cold
  • verb shape, form, or improve a material
    process; work.
    • work stone into tools
    • process iron
    • work the metal

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project

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

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psalm

  • noun any sacred song used to praise the deity
  • noun one of the 150 lyrical poems and prayers that comprise the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament; said to have been written by David

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descant_on

  • verb sing a descant on a main tune or melody

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embody

  • verb represent in bodily form
    substantiate; incarnate; body forth.
    • He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system
    • The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist
  • verb represent, as of a character on stage
    be; personify.
    • Derek Jacobi was Hamlet

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mirth

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

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gambol

  • noun gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
    caper; play; frolic; romp.
    • it was all done in play
    • their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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rag

  • noun a small piece of cloth or paper
    tatter; shred; tag; tag end.
  • noun a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
    rag week.

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twisting

  • noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    straining; overrefinement; torture; distortion.
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; spin; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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strike_up

  • verb start playing
    sound off.
    • The musicians struck up a tune
  • verb begin
    • strike up a conversation
    • strike up a friendship

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premier

  • noun the person who holds the position of head of the government in the United Kingdom
    Prime Minister; PM.
  • noun the person who is head of state (in several countries)
    chancellor; prime minister.

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rat

  • noun any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; blackleg.

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slam

  • noun winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
    sweep.
  • noun the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects

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comedian

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comic.
  • noun an actor in a comedy

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clown_around

  • verb act as or like a clown
    antic; clown.

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churn

  • noun a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk
    butter churn.
  • verb stir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter

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pas_de_trois

  • noun (ballet) a dance for three people

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american_football_game

  • noun a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
    American football.

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put_forward

  • verb put before
    posit; state; submit.
    • I submit to you that the accused is guilty
  • verb insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
    assert.
    • Women should assert themselves more!

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dancing

  • noun taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
    dance; terpsichore; saltation.
  • verb move in a graceful and rhythmical way
    dance.
    • The young girl danced into the room

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whistling

  • noun the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
    whistle.
  • noun the act of whistling a tune
    • his cheerful whistling indicated that he enjoyed his work

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plug_away

  • verb work doggedly or persistently
    keep one's shoulder to the wheel; peg away; slog; keep one's nose to the grindstone.
    • She keeps plugging away at her dissertation
  • verb persist in working hard
    plug.
    • Students must plug away at this problem

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pull_one's_weight

  • verb do one's share in a common task
    • Bob has never pulled his weight, and we all have to work harder to make up for his laziness

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saltate

  • verb move by saltation
    • The sand grains are saltated by the wind
  • verb leap or skip, often in dancing
    • These fish swim with a saltating motion

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labour

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    working class; proletariat; labor.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
  • noun concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
    travail; lying-in; childbed; labor; parturiency; confinement.
    • she was in labor for six hours

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amusing

  • adjective satellite providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
    diverting; amusive.
    • an amusing speaker
    • a diverting story
  • verb occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
    disport; amuse; divert.
    • The play amused the ladies

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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performance

  • noun a dramatic or musical entertainment
    public presentation.
    • they listened to ten different performances
    • the play ran for 100 performances
    • the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity
  • noun the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
    • we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal
    • an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto

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go_through

  • verb go or live through
    see; experience.
    • We had many trials to go through
    • he saw action in Viet Nam
  • verb apply thoroughly; think through
    work through; run through.
    • We worked through an example

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rider

  • noun a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)
  • noun a clause that is appended to a legislative bill

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stage_dancing

  • noun a show involving artistic dancing
    choreography.

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roleplaying

  • noun acting a particular role (as in psychotherapy)
  • verb perform on a stage or theater
    play; playact; roleplay; act.
    • She acts in this play
    • He acted in `Julius Caesar'
    • I played in `A Christmas Carol'

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pas_de_deux

  • noun (ballet) a dance for two people (usually a ballerina and a danseur noble)
    duet.

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beat_in

  • verb teach by drills and repetition
    hammer in; ram down; drill in.

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chasse

  • noun (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading
    sashay.
  • verb perform a chasse step, in ballet
    sashay.

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serve

  • noun (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
    service.
    • his powerful serves won the game
  • verb serve a purpose, role, or function
    function.
    • The tree stump serves as a table
    • The female students served as a control group
    • This table would serve very well
    • His freedom served him well
    • The table functions as a desk

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eater

  • noun someone who consumes food for nourishment
    feeder.
  • noun any green goods that are good to eat
    • these apples are good eaters

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flute

  • noun a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
    transverse flute.
  • noun a tall narrow wineglass
    champagne flute; flute glass.

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mosh

  • verb dance the slam dance
    thrash; slam dance; slam.

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whizz

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; wiz.
  • verb make a soft swishing sound
    purr; birr; whiz; whir; whirr.
    • the motor whirred
    • the car engine purred

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clog

  • noun footwear usually with wooden soles
    geta; patten; sabot.
  • noun any object that acts as a hindrance or obstruction

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audition

  • noun the ability to hear; the auditory faculty
    auditory sense; sense of hearing; auditory modality; hearing.
    • his hearing was impaired
  • noun a test of the suitability of a performer
    tryout.

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mouth

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

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services

  • noun performance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others
    • the mayor tried to maintain city services
    • the medical services are excellent
  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    service.
    • budget separately for goods and services

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go_through_the_motions

  • verb pretend to do something by acting as if one was really doing it
    • She isn't really working--she's just going through the motions

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play_around

  • verb commit adultery
    fool around.
    • he plays around a lot
  • verb work with in an amateurish manner
    dabble; smatter.
    • She dabbles in astronomy
    • He plays around with investments but he never makes any money

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adopt

  • verb choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    follow; espouse.
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb take up and practice as one's own
    take over; take up; borrow.

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musical

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

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pipe

  • noun a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
    tobacco pipe.
  • noun a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
    piping; pipage.

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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hamming

  • noun poor acting by a ham actor
    overacting.
  • verb exaggerate one's acting
    ham; overplay; overact; ham it up.

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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professional

  • noun a person engaged in one of the learned professions
    professional person.
  • noun an athlete who plays for pay
    pro.

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playacting

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    acting; performing; playing.
  • verb perform on a stage or theater
    play; playact; roleplay; act.
    • She acts in this play
    • He acted in `Julius Caesar'
    • I played in `A Christmas Carol'

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review

  • noun a new appraisal or evaluation
    reappraisal; reassessment; revaluation.
  • noun an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    critique; critical review; review article.

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reserve

  • noun formality and propriety of manner
    modesty.
  • noun something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
    stockpile; backlog.

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pavan

  • noun music composed for dancing the pavane
    pavane.
  • noun a stately court dance of the 16th and 17th centuries
    pavane.

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serenade

  • noun a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form
    divertimento.
  • noun a song characteristically played outside the house of a woman

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bring

  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point
  • verb cause to come into a particular state or condition
    • Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence
    • bring water to the boiling point

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choreography

  • noun a show involving artistic dancing
    stage dancing.
  • noun the representation of dancing by symbols as music is represented by notes

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hill

  • noun a local and well-defined elevation of the land
    • they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia
  • noun structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
    mound.
    • they built small mounds to hide behind

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substituting

  • noun working as a substitute for someone who is ill or on leave of absence
    subbing.
  • verb put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items
    interchange; exchange; substitute; replace.
    • the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt
    • substitute regular milk with fat-free milk
    • synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning

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headliner

  • noun a performer who receives prominent billing
    star.

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caper

  • noun any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis
  • noun pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces

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busy

  • verb keep busy with
    occupy.
    • She busies herself with her butterfly collection
  • adjective actively or fully engaged or occupied
    • busy with her work
    • a busy man
    • too busy to eat lunch

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cavort

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

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headline

  • noun the heading or caption of a newspaper article
    newspaper headline.
  • verb publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline

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dramatize

  • verb put into dramatic form
    adopt; dramatise.
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
  • verb represent something in a dramatic manner
    dramatise.
    • These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

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go_along

  • verb cooperate or pretend to cooperate
    play along.
    • He decided to play along with the burglars for the moment
  • verb continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    keep; continue; proceed; go on.
    • Keep on working!
    • We continued to work into the night
    • Keep smiling
    • We went on working until well past midnight

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striptease

  • noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
    ecdysiast; exotic dancer; stripteaser; striptease artist; peeler; stripper.
  • noun a form of erotic entertainment in which a dancer gradually undresses to music
    strip show; strip.
    • she did a strip right in front of everyone

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busk

  • verb play music in a public place and solicit money for it
    • three young men were busking in the plaza

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jazz

  • noun empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
    nothingness; malarky; idle words; malarkey; wind.
    • that's a lot of wind
    • don't give me any of that jazz
  • noun a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles

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jam

  • noun preserve of crushed fruit
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; fix; muddle; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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keep_one's_nose_to_the_grindstone

  • verb work doggedly or persistently
    keep one's shoulder to the wheel; peg away; slog; plug away.
    • She keeps plugging away at her dissertation

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instrumentalist

  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    player; musician.

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caroling

  • noun singing joyful religious songs (especially at Christmas)
  • verb sing carols
    carol.
    • They went caroling on Christmas Day

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capriole

  • noun (dressage) a vertical jump of a trained horse with a kick of the hind legs at the top of the jump
  • noun a playful leap or hop
    caper.

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extemporise

  • verb perform without preparation
    improvise; ad-lib; extemporize; improvize.
    • he extemporized a speech at the wedding

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instilling

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    inculcation; ingraining.
  • verb impart gradually
    transfuse; instill.
    • Her presence instilled faith into the children
    • transfuse love of music into the students

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do

  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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waltz

  • noun an assured victory (especially in an election)
    walk-in.
  • noun music composed in triple time for waltzing

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skimp

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

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invoke

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb cite as an authority; resort to
    appeal.
    • He invoked the law that would save him
    • I appealed to the law of 1900
    • She invoked an ancient law

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get

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

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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stomp

  • noun a dance involving a rhythmical stamping step
  • verb walk heavily
    stamp; stump.
    • The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots

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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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break_dancing

  • noun a form of solo dancing that involves rapid acrobatic moves in which different parts of the body touch the ground; normally performed to the rhythm of rap music
    break dance.
  • verb do a break dance
    break-dance; break; break dance.
    • Kids were break-dancing at the street corner

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danse

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target

  • noun a reference point to shoot at
    mark.
    • his arrow hit the mark
  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; prey; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt

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reading

  • noun the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message
    • his main reading was detective stories
    • suggestions for further reading
  • noun a particular interpretation or performance
    • on that reading it was an insult
    • he was famous for his reading of Mozart

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artist

  • noun a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
    creative person.

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rowing

  • noun the act of rowing as a sport
    row.
  • verb propel with oars
    row.
    • row the boat across the lake

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disco

  • noun popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques
    disco music.
  • noun a public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music
    discotheque.

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peel

  • noun the rind of a fruit or vegetable
    skin.
  • noun British politician (1788-1850)
    Sir Robert Peel; Robert Peel.

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learn

  • verb gain knowledge or skills
    acquire; larn.
    • She learned dancing from her sister
    • I learned Sanskrit
    • Children acquire language at an amazing rate
  • verb get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
    pick up; get a line; discover; see; hear; find out; get wind; get word.
    • I learned that she has two grown-up children
    • I see that you have been promoted

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stump

  • noun the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
    tree stump.
  • noun the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed

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concert

  • noun a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging
  • verb contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement

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grant

  • noun any monetary aid
  • noun the act of providing a subsidy
    subsidization; subsidisation.

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puddle

  • noun a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry
  • noun a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid
    pool.
    • there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain
    • the body lay in a pool of blood

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caning

  • noun work made of interlaced slender branches (especially willow branches)
    wicker; wickerwork.
  • verb beat with a cane
    cane; flog; lambaste; lambast.

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emote

  • verb give expression or emotion to, in a stage or movie role

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savoyard

  • noun a person who performs in the operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan
  • noun a resident of Savoy

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see

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

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arouse

  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; evoke; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; come alive; wake; awake; awaken; wake up.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

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dumb

  • adjective satellite slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    dim; slow; dense; obtuse; dull.
    • so dense he never understands anything I say to him
    • never met anyone quite so dim
    • although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray
    • dumb officials make some really dumb decisions
    • he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse
    • worked with the slow students
  • adjective satellite temporarily incapable of speaking
    speechless.
    • struck dumb
    • speechless with shock

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exotic_dancer

  • noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
    ecdysiast; striptease; stripteaser; striptease artist; peeler; stripper.
  • noun a woman who performs a solo belly dance
    exotic belly dancer; belly dancer.

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close

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; last; finis; finale; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last section of a communication
    closing; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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sport

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    athletics.
  • noun the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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hammer

  • noun the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
    cock.
  • noun a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking

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electioneer

  • verb work actively for a political candidate or a party
    • My neighbors are busy electioneering during the Presidential election campaign

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refresher

  • noun a fee (in addition to that marked on the brief) paid to counsel in a case that lasts more than one day
  • noun a drink that refreshes
    • he stopped at the bar for a quick refresher

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instrumentate

  • verb write an instrumental score for
    instrument.

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yodel

  • noun a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
  • verb sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
    descant; warble.
    • The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains

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muck_about

  • verb do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
    monkey around; mess around; monkey; putter; potter; tinker; muck around.
    • The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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toe_dance

  • noun a dance performed on tiptoe
    toe dancing.

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juggle

  • noun the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    juggling.
  • noun throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    juggling.

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join_forces

  • verb work together on a common enterprise of project
    collaborate; get together; cooperate.
    • The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well
    • We joined forces with another research group

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get_together

  • noun a small informal social gathering
    meeting.
    • there was an informal meeting in my living room
  • verb get people together
    assemble; gather.
    • assemble your colleagues
    • get together all those who are interested in the project
    • gather the close family members

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solo

  • noun any activity that is performed alone without assistance
  • noun a musical composition for one voice or instrument (with or without accompaniment)

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sight-sing

  • verb sing from a score without having seen it before
    sightsing.
    • This tenor can sightsing even the most difficult pieces

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personate

  • verb pretend to be someone you are not; sometimes with fraudulent intentions
    pose; impersonate.
    • She posed as the Czar's daughter
  • verb attribute human qualities to something
    personify.
    • The Greeks personated their gods ridiculous

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two-step

  • noun a ballroom dance in duple meter; marked by sliding steps
  • verb dance the two-step

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hoofing

  • noun dancing in which the steps are more important than gestures or postures
    step dancing.
  • verb walk
    foot; leg it; hoof; hoof it.
    • let's hoof it to the disco

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joy

  • noun the emotion of great happiness
    joyfulness; joyousness.
  • noun something or someone that provides a source of happiness
    delight; pleasure.
    • a joy to behold
    • the pleasure of his company
    • the new car is a delight

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transpose

  • noun a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix
  • verb change the order or arrangement of
    commute; permute.
    • Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word

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leaping

  • noun a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    spring; bounce; bound; leap; saltation.
  • verb move forward by leaps and bounds
    jump; spring; leap; bound.
    • The horse bounded across the meadow
    • The child leapt across the puddle
    • Can you jump over the fence?

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polishing

  • noun the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
    shining.
    • the shining of shoes provided a meager living
    • every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
  • verb make (a surface) shine
    shine; polish; smooth; smoothen.
    • shine the silver, please
    • polish my shoes

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job

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    line; line of work; business; occupation.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    task; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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samba

  • noun large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood
    obeche; arere; Triplochiton scleroxcylon; obechi.
  • noun music composed for dancing the samba

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muck_around

  • verb do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
    monkey around; mess around; monkey; putter; potter; tinker; muck about.
    • The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house

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prelude

  • noun something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
    overture; preliminary.
    • training is a necessary preliminary to employment
    • drinks were the overture to dinner
  • noun music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera

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cakewalk

  • noun a strutting dance based on a march; was performed in minstrel shows; originated as a competition among Black dancers to win a cake
  • noun an easy accomplishment
    • winning the tournament was a cakewalk for him
    • invading Iraq won't be a cakewalk

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adagio

  • noun (music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully)
    • they played the adagio too quickly
  • noun a slow section of a pas de deux requiring great skill and strength by the dancers

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disport

  • verb occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
    amuse; divert.
    • The play amused the ladies
  • verb play boisterously
    rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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drum

  • noun a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
    tympan; membranophone.
  • noun the sound of a drum
    • he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes

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stand_by

  • verb not act or do anything
    • He just stood by when the police beat up the demonstrators
  • verb be available or ready for a certain function or service
    stick around; stick about.

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country

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; nation; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the territory occupied by a nation
    state; land.
    • he returned to the land of his birth
    • he visited several European countries

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recitation

  • noun written matter that is recited from memory
  • noun a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
    reading; recital.
    • the program included songs and recitations of well-loved poems

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overacting

  • noun poor acting by a ham actor
    hamming.
  • verb exaggerate one's acting
    ham; overplay; overact; ham it up.

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scamp

  • noun one who is playfully mischievous
    monkey; rascal; rapscallion; scallywag; imp; scalawag.
  • verb perform hastily and carelessly

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grooming

  • noun activity leading to skilled behavior
    preparation; training.
  • noun the activity of getting dressed; putting on clothes
    dressing.

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work_through

  • verb apply thoroughly; think through
    go through; run through.
    • We worked through an example

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co

  • noun an odorless very poisonous gas that is a product of incomplete combustion of carbon
    carbon monoxide gas; carbon monoxide.
  • noun a hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition
    atomic number 27; cobalt.

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characterization

  • noun a graphic or vivid verbal description
    picture; delineation; characterisation; word picture; depiction; word-painting.
    • too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures
    • the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland
    • the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters
  • noun the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features
    characterisation.
    • the media's characterization of Al Gore as a nerd

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clerking

  • noun the activity of recording business transactions
    bookkeeping.
  • verb work as a clerk, as in the legal business
    clerk.

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psychological_science

  • noun the science of mental life
    psychology.

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walk

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walking.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; pass.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls

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take_a_hop

  • verb spring back; spring away from an impact
    spring; rebound; bound; bounce; reverberate; recoil; resile; ricochet.
    • The rubber ball bounced
    • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

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dancer

  • noun a performer who dances professionally
    terpsichorean; professional dancer.
  • noun a person who participates in a social gathering arranged for dancing (as a ball)
    social dancer.

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stripteaser

  • noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
    ecdysiast; exotic dancer; striptease; striptease artist; peeler; stripper.

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laugh

  • noun the sound of laughing
    laughter.
  • noun a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing
    • his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision

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rave

  • noun a dance party that lasts all night and electronically synthesized music is played
    • raves are very popular in Berlin
  • noun an extravagantly enthusiastic review
    • he gave it a rave

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humming

  • noun a humming noise
    hum.
    • the hum of distant traffic
  • noun the act of singing with closed lips

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down_pat

  • adjective satellite understood perfectly
    down; mastered.
    • had his algebra problems down

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sledding

  • noun the sport of riding on a sled or sleigh
  • noun advancing toward a goal
    going.
    • persuading him was easy going
    • the proposal faces tough sledding

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belt

  • noun endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
  • noun a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

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arts

  • noun studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)
    liberal arts; humanistic discipline; humanities.
    • the college of arts and sciences
  • noun the products of human creativity; works of art collectively
    art; fine art.
    • an art exhibition
    • a fine collection of art

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cycling

  • noun the sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle
  • verb cause to go through a recurring sequence
    cycle.
    • cycle the laundry in this washing program

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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stamp

  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    mould; cast; mold.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • noun a type or class
    • more men of his stamp are needed

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create

  • verb make or cause to be or to become
    make.
    • make a mess in one's office
    • create a furor
  • verb bring into existence
    • The company was created 25 years ago
    • He created a new movement in painting

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grindstone

  • noun a revolving stone shaped like a disk; used to grind or sharpen or polish edge tools

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polka

  • noun music performed for dancing the polka
  • noun a Bohemian dance with 3 steps and a hop in fast time

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playact

  • verb perform on a stage or theater
    play; roleplay; act.
    • She acts in this play
    • He acted in `Julius Caesar'
    • I played in `A Christmas Carol'

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muck

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; slime; ooze; goop; sludge.
  • noun fecal matter of animals
    droppings; dung.

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damn

  • noun something of little value
    tinker's dam; tinker's damn; red cent; hoot; darn; shucks; shit.
    • his promise is not worth a damn
    • not worth one red cent
    • not worth shucks
  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    imprecate; curse; anathemise; bedamn; anathemize; maledict; beshrew.
    • The bad witch cursed the child

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frisk

  • noun the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs
    frisking.
    • he gave the suspect a quick frisk
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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foxtrot

  • noun a ballroom dance in quadruple time; combines short and long and fast and slow steps fixed sequences
    fox-trot.
  • verb dance the foxtrot

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drop_the_ball

  • verb commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
    goof; boob; sin; blunder.
    • I blundered during the job interview

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juggler

  • noun a performer who juggles objects and performs tricks of manual dexterity

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ram

  • noun a tool for driving or forcing something by impact
  • noun the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible
    read/write memory; random memory; random access memory; random-access memory.

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strip_down

  • verb get undressed
    uncase; peel; undress; strip; unclothe; disrobe; discase.
    • please don't undress in front of everybody!
    • She strips in front of strangers every night for a living

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champion

  • noun someone who has won first place in a competition
    champ; title-holder.
  • noun someone who fights for a cause
    hero; paladin; fighter.

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fire

  • noun the event of something burning (often destructive)
    • they lost everything in the fire
  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    firing.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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manual_of_arms

  • noun (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
    manual.

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protect

  • verb shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
    • Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain
  • verb use tariffs to favor domestic industry

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sightsing

  • verb sing from a score without having seen it before
    sight-sing.
    • This tenor can sightsing even the most difficult pieces

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repertoire

  • noun the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation
    repertory.
    • the repertory of the supposed feats of mesmerism
    • has a large repertory of dialects and characters
  • noun a collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company can perform and do perform for short intervals on a regular schedule
    repertory.

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rub_up

  • noun a review that refreshes your memory
    • I need a rub up on my Latin

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minister

  • noun a person authorized to conduct religious worship
    curate; pastor; rector; minister of religion; parson.
    • clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches
  • noun a person appointed to a high office in the government
    government minister.
    • Minister of Finance

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gag

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    joke; jest; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
    muzzle.

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dumb_show

  • noun a performance using gestures and body movements without words
    mime; pantomime.

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conjure_up

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain

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present

  • noun the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
    nowadays.
    • that is enough for the present
    • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow
  • noun something presented as a gift
    • his tie was a present from his wife

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volunteer

  • noun (military) a person who freely enlists for service
    military volunteer; voluntary.
  • noun a person who performs voluntary work
    unpaid worker.

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drill_in

  • verb teach by drills and repetition
    hammer in; ram down; beat in.

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practise

  • verb engage in a rehearsal (of)
    practice; rehearse.
  • verb carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
    practice; exercise; do.
    • practice law

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overplay

  • verb exaggerate one's acting
    ham; overact; ham it up.

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straight

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

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skipper

  • noun a student who fails to attend classes
  • noun an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
    captain; master; sea captain.

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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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trick

  • noun a cunning or deceitful action or device
    fast one.
    • he played a trick on me
    • he pulled a fast one and got away with it
  • noun a period of work or duty

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tragedy

  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    calamity; cataclysm; catastrophe; disaster.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster
  • noun drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity

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kick

  • noun the act of delivering a blow with the foot
    kicking; boot.
    • he gave the ball a powerful kick
    • the team's kicking was excellent
  • noun the swift release of a store of affective force
    rush; thrill; boot; charge; bang; flush.
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks

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joke

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; jest; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; jest.

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stopping

  • noun fastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
    fillet.
  • noun the kind of playing that involves pressing the fingers on the strings of a stringed instrument to control the pitch
    • the violinist's stopping was excellent

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aid

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

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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at

  • noun a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
    atomic number 85; astatine.
  • noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos

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deux

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concerted

  • adjective satellite involving the joint activity of two or more
    conjunct; cooperative; conjunctive.
    • concerted action
    • the conjunct influence of fire and strong wind
    • the conjunctive focus of political opposition
    • a cooperative effort
    • a united effort
    • joint military activities
  • verb contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
    concert.

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rap

  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    blame.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; tap.

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run_through

  • verb apply thoroughly; think through
    work through; go through.
    • We worked through an example
  • verb use up (resources or materials)
    exhaust; consume; wipe out; deplete; use up; eat up; eat.
    • this car consumes a lot of gas
    • We exhausted our savings
    • They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

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descant

  • noun a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    discant.
  • verb sing in descant

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it

  • noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
    information technology.

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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impersonate

  • verb assume or act the character of
    portray.
    • She impersonates Madonna
    • The actor portrays an elderly, lonely man
  • verb represent another person with comic intentions

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jest

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; joke; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; joke.

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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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campaigning

  • noun the campaign of a candidate to be elected
    electioneering; candidacy; candidature; political campaign.
  • verb run, stand, or compete for an office or a position
    run; campaign.
    • Who's running for treasurer this year?

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hope

  • noun a specific instance of feeling hopeful
    • it revived their hope of winning the pennant
  • noun the general feeling that some desire will be fulfilled
    • in spite of his troubles he never gave up hope

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portray

  • verb portray in words
    • The book portrays the actor as a selfish person
  • verb make a portrait of
    depict; limn.
    • Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba

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personation

  • noun imitating the mannerisms of another person
    impersonation.
  • noun acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
    portrayal; enactment; characterization.

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pas

  • noun (ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)
  • noun an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
    dad; dada; papa; pop; pappa; pa; daddy.

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develop

  • verb make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
    • Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather
    • They developed a new technique
  • verb work out
    evolve; germinate.
    • We have developed a new theory of evolution

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ingrain

  • verb thoroughly work in
    grain.
    • His hands were grained with dirt
  • verb produce or try to produce a vivid impression of
    impress; instill.
    • Mother tried to ingrain respect for our elders in us

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soldier

  • noun an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army
    • the soldiers stood at attention
  • noun a wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony

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perform

  • verb carry out or perform an action
    do; execute.
    • John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
    • the skater executed a triple pirouette
    • she did a little dance
  • verb perform a function
    • Who will perform the wedding?

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pay

  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; earnings; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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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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read

  • noun something that is read
    • the article was a very good read
  • verb interpret something that is written or printed
    • read the advertisement
    • Have you read Salman Rushdie?

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belly

  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    venter; stomach; abdomen.
  • noun a protruding abdomen
    paunch.

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military_drill

  • noun training in marching and the use of weapons

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verbalise

  • verb be verbose
    verbalize.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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mime

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; pantomimer; mummer; mimer.
  • noun a performance using gestures and body movements without words
    dumb show; pantomime.

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rebound

  • noun a movement back from an impact
    repercussion; recoil; backlash.
  • noun a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration
    • he is still on the rebound from his wife's death

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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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ball

  • noun round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
    • the mayor threw out the first ball
    • the ball rolled into the corner pocket
  • noun a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
    musket ball.
    • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

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co-star

  • noun one of two actors who are given equal status as stars in a play or film
  • verb feature as the co-star in a performance

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premiere

  • noun the first public performance of a play or movie
  • verb be performed for the first time
    premier.
    • We premiered the opera of the young composer and it was a critical success

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assist

  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    aid; assistance; help.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading
  • noun (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play

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vocalise

  • verb sing (each note a scale or in a melody) with the same vowel
    vocalize.
  • verb pronounce as a vowel
    vowelise; vocalize; vowelize.
    • between two consonants, this liquid is vowelized

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grandstand

  • noun the audience at a stadium or racetrack
  • noun a stand at a racecourse or stadium consisting of tiers with rows of individual seats that are under a protective roof
    covered stand.

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magician

  • noun someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
    illusionist; prestidigitator; conjurer; conjuror.
  • noun one who practices magic or sorcery
    necromancer; wizard; thaumaturgist; thaumaturge; sorcerer.

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tune

  • noun a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    melodic phrase; air; melodic line; strain; melody; line.
    • she was humming an air from Beethoven
  • noun the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch
    • he cannot sing in tune
    • the clarinet was out of tune

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stick_around

  • verb be available or ready for a certain function or service
    stick about; stand by.
  • verb stay put (in a certain place); we are not moving to Cincinnati"
    stay put; stick; stay.
    • We are staying in Detroit
    • Stay put in the corner here!
    • Stick around and you will learn something!

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gutter

  • noun a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
    trough.
  • noun misfortune resulting in lost effort or money
    toilet; sewer.
    • his career was in the gutter
    • all that work went down the sewer
    • pensions are in the toilet

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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fire-eater

  • noun a member of a fire department who tries to extinguish fires
    firefighter; fire fighter; fireman.
  • noun a belligerent grouch
    hothead.

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toe_dancing

  • noun a dance performed on tiptoe
    toe dance.

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snake

  • noun limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
    ophidian; serpent.
  • noun a deceitful or treacherous person
    snake in the grass.

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grind

  • noun an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
    wonk; dweeb; nerd; swot.
  • noun the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground
    • a coarse grind of coffee

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riff

  • noun a jazz ostinato; usually provides a background for a solo improvisation
  • noun a Berber living in northern Morocco
    Riffian.

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twirl

  • noun a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
    twist; kink.
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; spin.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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toil

  • noun productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
    labour; labor.
    • his labor did not require a great deal of skill
  • verb work hard
    moil; travail; dig; grind; labour; drudge; labor; fag.
    • She was digging away at her math homework
    • Lexicographers drudge all day long

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monologuize

  • verb talk to oneself
    soliloquise; monologuise; soliloquize.

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fire_drill

  • noun an exercise intended to train people in duties and escape procedures to be followed in case of fire

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folk_dancing

  • noun a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts)
    folk dance.
  • verb perform a folk-dance
    folk dance.

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parody

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque.
  • noun humorous or satirical mimicry
    mockery; takeoff.

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performing_arts

  • noun arts or skills that require public performance

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chord

  • noun a straight line connecting two points on a curve
  • noun a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together

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stooge

  • noun a person of unquestioning obedience
    flunky; yes-man; flunkey.
  • noun a victim of ridicule or pranks
    laughingstock; goat; butt.

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monkey_around

  • verb do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
    mess around; monkey; putter; potter; tinker; muck around; muck about.
    • The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house

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belabor

  • verb to work at or to absurd length
    belabour.
    • belabor the obvious
  • verb attack verbally with harsh criticism
    belabour.
    • She was belabored by her fellow students

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terpsichorean

  • noun a performer who dances professionally
    dancer; professional dancer.
  • adjective of or relating to dancing
    • her terpsichorean activities

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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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stage_business

  • noun incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect
    business; byplay.
    • his business with the cane was hilarious

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monologuise

  • verb talk to oneself
    soliloquise; monologuize; soliloquize.

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walk_through

  • verb perform in a perfunctory way, as for a first rehearsal

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modulate

  • verb change the key of, in music
    • modulate the melody
  • verb vary the pitch of one's speech
    inflect; tone.

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discipline

  • noun a branch of knowledge
    subject field; field of study; study; subject area; field; bailiwick; subject.
    • in what discipline is his doctorate?
    • teachers should be well trained in their subject
    • anthropology is the study of human beings
  • noun a system of rules of conduct or method of practice;
    • he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine
    • for such a plan to work requires discipline

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task

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; undertaking; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    job; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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cut

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

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ham

  • noun meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked)
    jambon; gammon.
  • noun (Old Testament) son of Noah

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tight

  • adjective closely constrained or constricted or constricting
    • tight skirts
    • he hated tight starched collars
    • fingers closed in a tight fist
    • a tight feeling in his chest
  • adjective satellite pulled or drawn tight
    taut.
    • taut sails
    • a tight drumhead
    • a tight rope

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alternate

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

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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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refresher_course

  • noun a course that reviews and updates a topic for those who have not kept abreast of developments
    refresher.

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instrument

  • noun a device that requires skill for proper use
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    tool.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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conjurer

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

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maledict

  • verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
    imprecate; curse; anathemise; damn; bedamn; anathemize; beshrew.
    • The bad witch cursed the child
  • adjective satellite under a curse
    accurst; accursed.

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harmonize

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

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reenact

  • verb enact or perform again
    • They reenacted the battle of Princeton
  • verb enact again
    • Congress reenacted the law

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playing

  • noun the act of playing a musical instrument
  • noun the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation

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sight-read

  • verb perform music from a score without having seen the score before
    sightread.
    • He is a brilliant pianist but he cannot sightread

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enact

  • verb order by virtue of superior authority; decree
    ordain.
    • The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews
    • the legislature enacted this law in 1985
  • verb act out; represent or perform as if in a play
    reenact; act out.
    • She reenacted what had happened earlier that day

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take

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

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vocalizing

  • noun the act of singing vocal music
    singing.
  • verb utter with vibrating vocal chords
    sound; vocalize; voice; vocalise.

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around

  • adverb in the area or vicinity
    about.
    • a few spectators standing about
    • hanging around
    • waited around for the next flight
  • adverb by a circular or circuitous route
    • He came all the way around the base
    • the road goes around the pond

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masquerade

  • noun a party of guests wearing costumes and masks
    masque; mask; masquerade party.
  • noun a costume worn as a disguise at a masquerade party
    fancy dress; masquerade costume.

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james

  • noun a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
    James IV.
  • noun the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    James II.

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belabour

  • verb to work at or to absurd length
    belabor.
    • belabor the obvious
  • verb beat soundly
    belabor.

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stopper

  • noun an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
    showstopper; show-stopper.
  • noun a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
    conversation stopper.

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swallow

  • noun a small amount of liquid food
    sup.
    • a sup of ale
  • noun the act of swallowing
    drink; deglutition.
    • one swallow of the liquid was enough
    • he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips

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solmizate

  • verb sing by the syllables of solmization
    • solmizate a song before you learn the lyrics
  • verb sing using syllables like `do', `re' and `mi' to represent the tones of the scale
    • The voice teacher showed the students how to solmizate

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stunt

  • noun a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention
  • noun a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth

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bit

  • noun a small piece or quantity of something
    spot.
    • a spot of tea
    • a bit of paper
    • a bit of lint
    • I gave him a bit of my mind
  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    fleck; chip; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye

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remilitarise

  • verb militarize anew
    remilitarize.
    • Should Japan be remilitarized?

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armed_forces

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    military; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker

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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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frolic

  • noun gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
    caper; play; gambol; romp.
    • it was all done in play
    • their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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militarize

  • verb lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force
    militarise.
    • militarize Germany again after the war
  • verb adopt for military use
    militarise.
    • militarize the Civil Service

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rehearsal

  • noun a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert)
    dry run.
    • he missed too many rehearsals
    • a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding
  • noun (psychology) a form of practice; repetition of information (silently or aloud) in order to keep it in short-term memory

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performing

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    acting; playacting; playing.
  • verb carry out or perform an action
    perform; do; execute.
    • John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
    • the skater executed a triple pirouette
    • she did a little dance

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manual

  • noun a small handbook
  • noun (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
    manual of arms.

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clown

  • noun a rude or vulgar fool
    buffoon.
  • noun a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
    goof; goofball; buffoon; merry andrew.

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chorus

  • noun any utterance produced simultaneously by a group
    • a chorus of boos
  • noun a group of people assembled to sing together

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benefit

  • noun financial assistance in time of need
  • noun something that aids or promotes well-being
    welfare.
    • for the benefit of all

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trip_the_light_fantastic_toe

  • verb move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance
    dance; trip the light fantastic.
    • My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio

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nose

  • noun the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals
    olfactory organ.
    • he has a cold in the nose
  • noun a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft)
    • the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry

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undertaking

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun the trade of a funeral director

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divest

  • verb take away possessions from someone
    deprive; strip.
    • The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets
  • verb deprive of status or authority
    disinvest.
    • he was divested of his rights and his title
    • They disinvested themselves of their rights

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one-step

  • noun an early ballroom dance; precursor to the fox-trot
  • verb dance the one-step

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ceremonial

  • noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
    ceremony; ceremonial occasion; observance.
    • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor
  • adjective satellite marked by pomp or ceremony or formality
    • a ceremonial occasion
    • ceremonial garb

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heel

  • noun the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
  • noun the back part of the human foot

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drop

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

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nautch_dance

  • noun an intricate traditional dance in India performed by professional dancing girls
    nauch; nautch.

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spring

  • noun the season of growth
    springtime.
    • the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring
    • he will hold office until the spring of next year
  • noun a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed
    • the spring was broken

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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bounce

  • noun the quality of a substance that is able to rebound
    bounciness.
  • noun a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    spring; leaping; bound; leap; saltation.

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sound_off

  • verb express one's opinion openly and without fear or hesitation
    speak up; animadvert; opine; speak out.
    • John spoke up at the meeting
  • verb start playing
    strike up.
    • The musicians struck up a tune

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scrimmage

  • noun (American football) practice play between a football team's squads
  • noun a noisy riotous fight
    melee; battle royal.

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intern

  • noun an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)
    houseman; medical intern; interne.
  • verb deprive of freedom
    • During WW II, Japanese were interned in camps in the West

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peg_away

  • verb work doggedly or persistently
    keep one's shoulder to the wheel; slog; plug away; keep one's nose to the grindstone.
    • She keeps plugging away at her dissertation

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star

  • noun (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; whizz; wiz.

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square_dance

  • noun American country dancing in which couples form squares
    square dancing.
  • verb dance in formation

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choir

  • noun a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
  • noun a family of similar musical instrument playing together
    consort.

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whip_through

  • verb go through very fast
    • We whipped through the last papers that we had to read before the weekend

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ram_down

  • verb strike or drive against with a heavy impact
    ram; pound.
    • ram the gate with a sledgehammer
    • pound on the door
  • verb teach by drills and repetition
    hammer in; beat in; drill in.

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jitterbug

  • noun a jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s
  • verb do the jitterbug

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lead

  • noun an advantage held by a competitor in a race
    • he took the lead at the last turn
  • noun a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
    Pb; atomic number 82.
    • the children were playing with lead soldiers

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blackleg

  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; rat.
  • verb take the place of work of someone on strike
    fink; scab; rat.

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singing

  • noun the act of singing vocal music
    vocalizing.
  • noun disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    telling; tattle.

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putter

  • noun a golfer who is putting
  • noun the iron normally used on the putting green
    putting iron.

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rehearse

  • verb engage in a rehearsal (of)
    practise; practice.

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leap

  • noun a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    spring; leaping; bounce; bound; saltation.
  • noun an abrupt transition
    jump; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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pipe_up

  • verb begin to play or sing
  • verb utter a shrill cry
    pipe; shrill; shriek.

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symphonize

  • verb play or sound together, in harmony
    symphonise.

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lark

  • noun North American songbirds having a yellow breast
    meadowlark.
  • noun a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage
    pipit; titlark.

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peg

  • noun a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
    nog.
  • noun small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
    pin.

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be

  • noun a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
    atomic number 4; glucinium; beryllium.
  • verb have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
    • John is rich
    • This is not a good answer

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dry_run

  • noun a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert)
    rehearsal.
    • he missed too many rehearsals
    • a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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