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mimicker

  • noun someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress)
    mimic.

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william_tindale

  • noun English translator and Protestant martyr; his translation of the Bible into English (which later formed the basis for the King James Version) aroused ecclesiastical opposition; he left England in 1524 and was burned at the stake in Antwerp as a heretic (1494-1536)
    Tindale; Tindal; William Tindal; Tyndale; William Tyndale.

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mithraicism

  • noun ancient Persian religion; popular among Romans during first three centuries a.d.
    Mithraism.

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recidivist

  • noun someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
    repeater; habitual criminal.
  • noun someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
    backslider; reversionist.

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commute

  • noun a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work
    • there is standing room only on the high-speed commute
  • verb exchange positions without a change in value
    transpose.
    • These operators commute with each other

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symbolisation

  • noun the use of symbols to convey meaning
    symbolization.
  • noun something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
    symbolization; symbol; symbolic representation.
    • the eagle is a symbol of the United States

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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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flashback

  • noun a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
  • noun an unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)

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mental_hygiene

  • noun the branch of psychiatry concerned with psychological methods
    psychotherapeutics; psychotherapy.

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retrofit

  • noun a component or accessory added to something after it has been manufactured
  • noun the act of adding a component or accessory to something that did not have it when it was manufactured
    • the court ordered a retrofit on all automobiles

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compact

  • noun a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse
    powder compact.
  • noun a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
    covenant; concordat.

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preserver

  • noun a skilled worker who is employed to restore or refinish buildings or antique furniture
    restorer; refinisher; renovator.
  • noun a cook who preserves fruits or meat

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revitalisation

  • noun bringing again into activity and prominence
    revivification; resurgence; revival; revitalization.
    • the revival of trade
    • a revival of a neglected play by Moliere
    • the Gothic revival in architecture

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tracing

  • noun the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline
  • noun a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
    trace.

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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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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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asian_shamanism

  • noun an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans
    shamanism.

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mimeograph

  • noun a rotary duplicator that uses a stencil through which ink is pressed (trade mark Roneo)
    Roneograph; mimeo; Roneo; mimeograph machine.
  • verb print copies from (a prepared stencil) using a mimeograph
    mimeo.
    • She mimeographed the syllabus

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literary

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

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instant_replay

  • noun the immediate rebroadcast of some action (especially sports action) that has been recorded on videotape
    replay; action replay.

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program

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    plan; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
    programme.
    • he proposed an elaborate program of public works
    • working mothers rely on the day care program

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game_of_chance

  • noun a game that involves gambling
    gambling game.

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rhythm

  • noun the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
    beat; musical rhythm.
    • the piece has a fast rhythm
    • the conductor set the beat
  • noun recurring at regular intervals
    regular recurrence.

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tenacity

  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; tenaciousness; doggedness; pertinacity; persistence.

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sharia_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; Islamic law; shariah.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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quotation

  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; reference; mention; citation; credit; cite.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases
  • noun a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
    quote; citation.

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fifth_wheel

  • noun someone or something that is unwanted and unneeded
    deadwood.
  • noun an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
    spare.

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applied

  • adjective concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
    • applied physics
    • applied psychology
    • technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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fax

  • noun duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio
    facsimile; facsimile machine.
  • verb send something via a facsimile machine
    facsimile; telefax.
    • Can you fax me the report right away?

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superfluous

  • adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    pointless; senseless; purposeless; wasted; otiose.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence
  • adjective satellite more than is needed, desired, or required
    supererogatory; extra; redundant; surplus; spare; excess; supernumerary.
    • trying to lose excess weight
    • found some extra change lying on the dresser
    • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
    • skills made redundant by technological advance
    • sleeping in the spare room
    • supernumerary ornamentation
    • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
    • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
    • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
    • surplus cheese distributed to the needy

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adumbrate

  • verb describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
    sketch; outline.
    • sketch the outline of the book
    • outline his ideas
  • verb give to understand
    insinuate; intimate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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print

  • noun the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication
    • I want to see it in print
  • noun a picture or design printed from an engraving

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spoof

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; charade; burlesque; parody.
  • verb make a parody of
    burlesque; parody.
    • The students spoofed the teachers

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long-windedness

  • noun boring verbosity
    prolixity; windiness; wordiness; prolixness.

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recreation

  • noun an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
    diversion.
    • scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists
    • for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles
    • drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation
  • noun activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation
    refreshment.
    • time for rest and refreshment by the pool
    • days of joyous recreation with his friends

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cable

  • noun a telegram sent abroad
    overseas telegram; cablegram.
  • noun a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
    transmission line; line.

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reduplication

  • noun repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
    anadiplosis.
  • noun the syllable added in a reduplicated word form

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latinize

  • verb write in the Latin alphabet
    Romanise; Latinise; Romanize.
    • many shops in Japan now carry neon signs with Romanized names
  • verb translate into Latin

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leave

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

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tyndale

  • noun English translator and Protestant martyr; his translation of the Bible into English (which later formed the basis for the King James Version) aroused ecclesiastical opposition; he left England in 1524 and was burned at the stake in Antwerp as a heretic (1494-1536)
    Tindale; Tindal; William Tindale; William Tindal; William Tyndale.

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facsimile

  • noun an exact copy or reproduction
    autotype.
  • noun duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio
    fax; facsimile machine.

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epigraph

  • noun a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
  • noun an engraved inscription

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biological

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biologic.
  • adjective of parents and children; related by blood
    • biological child

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inspection

  • noun a formal or official examination
    review.
    • the platoon stood ready for review
    • we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator

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lapse

  • noun a mistake resulting from inattention
    oversight.
  • noun a break or intermission in the occurrence of something
    • a lapse of three weeks between letters

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programme

  • noun an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
    program.
    • you can't tell the players without a program
  • noun an integrated course of academic studies
    course of study; syllabus; curriculum; program.
    • he was admitted to a new program at the university

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information_processing_system

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    data processor; computing machine; computing device; electronic computer; computer.

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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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periodicity

  • noun the quality of recurring at regular intervals
    cyclicity.

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triplicate

  • noun one of three copies; any of three things that correspond to one another exactly
  • verb reproduce threefold
    • triplicate the letter for the committee

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repetitive

  • adjective satellite repetitive and persistent
    insistent.
    • the bluejay's insistent cry
  • adjective characterized by repetition
    repetitious.
    • repetitive movement

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procession

  • noun (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost
    rise; emanation.
    • the emanation of the Holy Spirit
    • the rising of the Holy Ghost
    • the doctrine of the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father and the Son
  • noun the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation
    • processions were forbidden

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abstracter

  • noun one who makes abstracts or summarizes information
    abstractor.
  • adjective existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
    abstract.
    • abstract words like `truth' and `justice'

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zero

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; zip; nil; nada; nix; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it
  • noun a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    0; nought; cipher; cypher.

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design

  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
    designing.
    • he contributed to the design of a new instrument
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    plan.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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imperativeness

  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    press; pressure; insistency; insistence.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
  • noun the quality of being insistent
    instancy.
    • he pressed his demand with considerable instancy

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takeoff

  • noun a departure; especially of airplanes
  • noun the initial ascent of an airplane as it becomes airborne

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carillon

  • noun set of bells hung in a bell tower
  • noun playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower
    bell ringing; carillon playing.

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word

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

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epistrophe

  • noun repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
    epiphora.

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gambling_game

  • noun a game that involves gambling
    game of chance.

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substitute

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

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belief

  • noun any cognitive content held as true
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; feeling; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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index

  • noun a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
  • noun a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
    index number; indicator; indicant.

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ecclesiastical

  • adjective of or associated with a church (especially a Christian Church)
    ecclesiastic.
    • ecclesiastic history

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religious

  • noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    spiritual.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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sum

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; amount; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    total; amount.

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brief

  • noun a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
    legal brief.
  • noun a condensed written summary or abstract

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version

  • noun an interpretation of a matter from a particular viewpoint
    • his version of the fight was different from mine
  • noun something a little different from others of the same type
    edition; variant; variation.
    • an experimental version of the night fighter
    • a variant of the same word
    • an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone
    • the boy is a younger edition of his father

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palingenesis

  • noun emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
    recapitulation.

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imitator

  • noun someone who (fraudulently) assumes the appearance of another
    impersonator.
  • noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
    aper; copycat; ape; emulator.

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succinct

  • adjective satellite briefly giving the gist of something
    compact; summary; compendious.
    • a short and compendious book
    • a compact style is brief and pithy
    • succinct comparisons
    • a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject

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summing_up

  • noun a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)
    summation; rundown.

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international

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

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charade

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; burlesque; parody.
  • noun a word acted out in an episode of the game of charades

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pursuance

  • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    quest; pursuit.
    • the pursuit of love
    • life is more than the pursuance of fame
    • a quest for wealth
  • noun the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion
    prosecution.

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photo_credit

  • noun a note acknowledging the source of a published photograph

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speech_act

  • noun the use of language to perform some act

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military_law

  • noun the body of laws and rules of conduct administered by military courts for the discipline, trial, and punishment of military personnel

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hash

  • noun chopped meat mixed with potatoes and browned
  • noun purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen
    hasheesh; haschisch; hashish.

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tindal

  • noun English translator and Protestant martyr; his translation of the Bible into English (which later formed the basis for the King James Version) aroused ecclesiastical opposition; he left England in 1524 and was burned at the stake in Antwerp as a heretic (1494-1536)
    Tindale; William Tindale; William Tindal; Tyndale; William Tyndale.

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exchange

  • noun chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
  • noun a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
    • they had a bitter exchange

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onward_motion

  • noun the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    advance; forward motion; progression; advancement; procession; progress.

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commercial

  • noun a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
    commercial message.
  • adjective connected with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises
    • commercial trucker
    • commercial TV
    • commercial diamonds

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wicca

  • noun a community of followers of the Wicca religion
  • noun the polytheistic nature religion of modern witchcraft whose central deity is a mother goddess; claims origins in pre-Christian pagan religions of western Europe

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xerox_machine

  • noun a duplicator (trade mark Xerox) that copies graphic matter by the action of light on an electrically charged photoconductive insulating surface in which the latent image is developed with a resinous powder
    Xerox; xerographic copier.

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reduplicate

  • verb form by reduplication
    geminate.
    • The consonant reduplicates after a short vowel
    • The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word
  • verb make or do or perform again
    double; duplicate; repeat; replicate.
    • He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick

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excess

  • noun a quantity much larger than is needed
    nimiety; surplusage; surplus.
  • noun immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits
    inordinateness; excessiveness.

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cult

  • noun followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
  • noun an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
    rage; fad; furore; furor; craze.
    • he always follows the latest fads
    • it was all the rage that season

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epitome

  • noun a standard or typical example
    prototype; image; paradigm.
    • he is the prototype of good breeding
    • he provided America with an image of the good father
  • noun a brief abstract (as of an article or book)

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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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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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common_law

  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    case law; precedent.
  • noun a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
    case law; precedent.
    • common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States

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substance

  • noun the real physical matter of which a person or thing consists
    • DNA is the substance of our genes
  • noun the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    kernel; center; centre; nitty-gritty; essence; sum; meat; heart; pith; nub; heart and soul; core; inwardness; marrow; gist.
    • the gist of the prosecutor's argument
    • the heart and soul of the Republican Party
    • the nub of the story

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law_of_nations

  • noun the body of laws governing relations between nations
    international law.

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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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telecast

  • noun a television broadcast
  • verb broadcast via television
    televise.
    • The Royal wedding was televised

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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precis

  • noun a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    synopsis; outline; abstract.
  • verb make a summary (of)

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credit

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

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periodic

  • adjective happening or recurring at regular intervals
    periodical.
    • the periodic appearance of the seventeen-year locust
  • adjective satellite recurring or reappearing from time to time
    occasional.
    • periodic feelings of anxiety

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survey

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    study.
  • noun short descriptive summary (of events)
    sketch; resume.

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holdover

  • noun an official who remains in office after his term
    hangover.
  • noun something that has survived from the past
    hangover.
    • a holdover from the sixties
    • hangovers from the 19th century

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survival

  • noun a state of surviving; remaining alive
    endurance.
  • noun a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
    survival of the fittest; selection; natural selection.

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permutation

  • noun an event in which one thing is substituted for another
    replacement; transposition; switch; substitution.
    • the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood
  • noun the act of changing the arrangement of a given number of elements

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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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re-formation

  • noun forming again (especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting
    regeneration.

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inference

  • noun the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
    illation.

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demythologization

  • noun the restatement of a message (as a religious one) in rational terms
    demythologisation.

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stray

  • noun an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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extra

  • noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
    spear carrier; supernumerary.
  • noun an additional edition of a newspaper (usually to report a crisis)

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limp

  • noun the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
    hobble; hitch.
  • verb walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
    hobble; hitch; gimp.
    • The old woman hobbles down to the store every day

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regeneration

  • noun (biology) growth anew of lost tissue or destroyed parts or organs
  • noun feedback in phase with (augmenting) the input
    positive feedback.

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scoffer

  • noun someone who eats food rapidly and greedily
    gorger.
  • noun someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
    jeerer; flouter; mocker.

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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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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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book

  • noun a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
    • I am reading a good book on economics
  • noun physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
    volume.
    • he used a large book as a doorstop

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symbolist

  • noun a member of an artistic movement that expressed ideas indirectly via symbols
  • noun someone skilled in the interpretation or representation of symbols
    symboliser; symbolizer.

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computer_program

  • noun (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
    computer programme; program; programme.
    • the program required several hundred lines of code

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summation

  • noun a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)
    summing up; rundown.
  • noun (physiology) the process whereby multiple stimuli can produce a response (in a muscle or nerve or other part) that one stimulus alone does not produce

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bishop_ulfila

  • noun a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
    Bishop Wulfila; Ulfilas; Wulfila; Ulfila; Bishop Ulfilas.

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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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mimeograph_machine

  • noun a rotary duplicator that uses a stencil through which ink is pressed (trade mark Roneo)
    Roneograph; mimeo; Roneo; mimeograph.

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recurrence

  • noun happening again (especially at regular intervals)
    return.
    • the return of spring

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holy_writ

  • noun the sacred writings of the Christian religions
    Christian Bible; Bible; Word; Word of God; Holy Scripture; Book; Good Book; Scripture.
    • he went to carry the Word to the heathen

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samsara

  • noun (Hinduism and Buddhism) the endless cycle of birth and suffering and death and rebirth

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gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

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reiterative

  • adjective satellite marked by iteration
    iterative.

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symbolizer

  • noun someone skilled in the interpretation or representation of symbols
    symbolist; symboliser.

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duplicate

  • noun something additional of the same kind
    extra.
    • he always carried extras in case of an emergency
  • noun a copy that corresponds to an original exactly
    duplication.
    • he made a duplicate for the files

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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doubling

  • noun increase by a factor of two
    • doubling with a computer took no time at all
  • noun raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
    double.
    • I decided his double was a bluff

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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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law_of_the_land

  • noun a phrase used in the Magna Carta to refer to the then established law of the kingdom (as distinct from Roman or civil law); today it refers to fundamental principles of justice commensurate with due process
    • the United States Constitution declares itself to be `the supreme law of the land'

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stomach

  • noun an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
    tummy; tum; breadbasket.
  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    venter; abdomen; belly.

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roundup

  • noun the activity of gathering livestock together so that they can be counted or branded or sold
  • noun a summary list; as in e.g. "a news roundup"

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modification

  • noun the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
    adjustment; alteration.
  • noun slightly modified copy; not an exact copy
    • a modification of last year's model

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press

  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    pressure; insistency; imperativeness; insistence.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
  • noun the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
    public press.

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definition

  • noun a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
  • noun clarity of outline
    • exercise had given his muscles superior definition

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remark

  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; input.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • noun explicit notice
    • it passed without remark

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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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curriculum

  • noun an integrated course of academic studies
    course of study; syllabus; program; programme.
    • he was admitted to a new program at the university

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instrumental

  • adjective relating to or designed for or performed on musical instruments
    • instrumental compositions
    • an instrumental ensemble
  • adjective satellite serving or acting as a means or aid
    subservient; implemental.
    • instrumental in solving the crime

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windiness

  • noun a mildly windy state of the air
    breeziness.
  • noun boring verbosity
    prolixity; long-windedness; wordiness; prolixness.

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testifier

  • noun a person who testifies or gives a deposition
    deponent; deposer.

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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sound_reproduction

  • noun the reproduction of sound

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transcriber

  • noun a person who translates written messages from one language to another
    translator.
  • noun someone who rewrites in a different script

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securities_law

  • noun the body of laws governing the issuance and selling of securities

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nature_worship

  • noun a system of religion that deifies and worships natural forces and phenomena

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account

  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    story; chronicle; history.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
  • noun a short account of the news
    report; story; news report; write up.
    • the report of his speech
    • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
    • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

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reprize

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

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ecclesiastical_law

  • noun the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church
    canon law.

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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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applied_mathematics

  • noun the branches of mathematics that are involved in the study of the physical or biological or sociological world
    applied math.

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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theoretical_account

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    framework; model.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems

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mall

  • noun a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
    promenade.
  • noun mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace
    center; shopping centre; plaza; shopping mall; shopping center.
    • a good plaza should have a movie house
    • they spent their weekends at the local malls

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retell

  • verb render verbally, "recite a poem"
    recite.
    • retell a story
  • verb make into fiction
    fictionalize; fictionalise.
    • The writer fictionalized the lives of his parents in his latest novel

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reword

  • verb express the same message in different words
    paraphrase; rephrase.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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electronic_computer

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    data processor; computing machine; information processing system; computing device; computer.

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example

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

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pleonastic

  • adjective satellite repetition of same sense in different words
    tautological; redundant; tautologic.
    • `a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions
    • the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological
    • at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant

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persevere

  • verb be persistent, refuse to stop
    hold on; hang on; hang in; persist.
    • he persisted to call me every night
    • The child persisted and kept asking questions

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pony

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

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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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process

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    procedure.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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tax

  • noun charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
    revenue enhancement; taxation.
  • verb levy a tax on
    • The State taxes alcohol heavily
    • Clothing is not taxed in our state

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overplus

  • noun extreme excess
    embarrassment; superfluity; plethora.
    • an embarrassment of riches

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polyptoton

  • noun repetition of a word in a different case or inflection in the same sentence
    • My own heart's heart

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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imitation

  • noun the doctrine that representations of nature or human behavior should be accurate imitations
  • noun something copied or derived from an original

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point

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

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simulation

  • noun the act of imitating the behavior of some situation or some process by means of something suitably analogous (especially for the purpose of study or personnel training)
  • noun (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program
    computer simulation.
    • a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated

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pure_mathematics

  • noun the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness

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counterfeit

  • noun a copy that is represented as the original
    forgery.
  • verb make a copy of with the intent to deceive
    forge; fake.
    • he faked the signature
    • they counterfeited dollar bills
    • She forged a Green Card

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ditto_mark

  • noun a mark used to indicate the word above it should be repeated
    ditto.

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redundancy

  • noun repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission
  • noun the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded
    redundance.
    • the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers

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scrivener

  • noun someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
    scribe; copyist.

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pertinacity

  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; tenaciousness; doggedness; tenacity; persistence.

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photocopy

  • noun a photographic copy of written or printed or graphic work
  • verb reproduce by xerography
    xerox; run off.

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duplicator

  • noun apparatus that makes copies of typed, written or drawn material
    copier.

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parlour

  • noun reception room in an inn or club where visitors can be received
    parlor.
  • noun a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
    living-room; living room; parlor; front room; sitting room.

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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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abidance

  • noun acting according to certain accepted standards
    compliance; conformity; conformation.
    • their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices
  • noun the act of dwelling in a place
    residence; residency.

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insistent

  • adjective satellite repetitive and persistent
    repetitive.
    • the bluejay's insistent cry
  • adjective satellite demanding attention
    instant; clamant; crying; exigent.
    • clamant needs
    • a crying need
    • regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken
    • insistent hunger
    • an instant need

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vitae

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restitution

  • noun a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
    indemnification; amends; redress; damages; indemnity.
  • noun the act of restoring something to its original state

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circular

  • noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    handbill; flier; bill; broadside; flyer; broadsheet; throwaway.
    • he mailed the circular to all subscribers
  • adjective having a circular shape
    round.

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inspection_and_repair

  • noun periodic maintenance on a car or machine
    overhaul; service.
    • it was time for an overhaul on the tractor

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demythologisation

  • noun the restatement of a message (as a religious one) in rational terms
    demythologization.

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information

  • noun a message received and understood
    info.
  • noun knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

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replacing

  • noun the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another
    replacement.
    • replacing the star will not be easy
  • verb substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    replace.
    • He replaced the old razor blade
    • We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago
    • the insurance will replace the lost income
    • This antique vase can never be replaced

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clone

  • noun a person who is almost identical to another
    ringer; dead ringer.
  • noun a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction
    clon.

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testimony

  • noun a solemn statement made under oath
  • noun an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact
    • according to his own testimony he can't do it

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inessential

  • noun anything that is not essential
    nonessential.
    • they discarded all their inessentials
  • adjective not basic or fundamental
    unessential.

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bell_ringing

  • noun the sound of someone playing a set of bells
  • noun persuasion of voters in a political campaign
    electioneering; canvassing.

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verbosity

  • noun an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
    verboseness.

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fi

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summarize

  • verb give a summary (of)
    resume; sum up; summarise.
    • he summed up his results
    • I will now summarize
  • verb be a summary of
    summarise; sum up; sum.
    • The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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data

  • noun a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
    information.
    • statistical data
  • noun an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
    data point; datum.

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annotation

  • noun a comment or instruction (usually added)
    note; notation.
    • his notes were appended at the end of the article
    • he added a short notation to the address on the envelope
  • noun the act of adding notes
    annotating.

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summarization

  • noun the act of preparing a summary (or an instance thereof); stating briefly and succinctly
    summarisation.

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outline

  • noun the line that appears to bound an object
    lineation.
  • noun a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    precis; synopsis; abstract.

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hash_over

  • verb go back over
    rehash; retrograde.
    • retrograde arguments

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ulfilas

  • noun a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
    Bishop Wulfila; Bishop Ulfila; Wulfila; Ulfila; Bishop Ulfilas.
  • noun a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
    Bishop Wulfila; Bishop Ulfila; Wulfila; Ulfila; Bishop Ulfilas.

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sum

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; amount; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    total; amount.

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redundant

  • adjective satellite more than is needed, desired, or required
    supererogatory; extra; surplus; spare; excess; superfluous; supernumerary.
    • trying to lose excess weight
    • found some extra change lying on the dresser
    • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
    • skills made redundant by technological advance
    • sleeping in the spare room
    • supernumerary ornamentation
    • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
    • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
    • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
    • surplus cheese distributed to the needy
  • adjective satellite repetition of same sense in different words
    pleonastic; tautological; tautologic.
    • `a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions
    • the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological
    • at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant

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tale

  • noun a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
    story; narration; narrative.
    • his narrative was interesting
    • Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children
  • noun a trivial lie
    fib; story; taradiddle; tarradiddle.
    • he told a fib about eating his spinach
    • how can I stop my child from telling stories?

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switch

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

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taoism

  • noun a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
  • noun religion adhering to the teaching of Lao-tzu

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literary_argument

  • noun a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie
    argument.
    • the editor added the argument to the poem

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autotype

  • noun process for producing permanent prints in a carbon pigment
    autotypy.
  • noun an exact copy or reproduction
    facsimile.

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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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epanaphora

  • noun repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses
    anaphora.

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interlingual_rendition

  • noun a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
    rendering; translation; version.

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fitzgerald

  • noun English poet remembered primarily for his free translation of the poetry of Omar Khayyam (1809-1883)
    Edward Fitzgerald.
  • noun United States author whose novels characterized the Jazz Age in the United States (1896-1940)
    Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald; F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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mentioner

  • noun a speaker who refers to something briefly or incidentally

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echolalia

  • noun an infant's repetition of sounds uttered by others
  • noun (psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia)

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paper

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

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telecasting

  • noun broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
    TV; television; video.
    • she is a star of screen and video
    • Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
  • verb broadcast via television
    televise; telecast.
    • The Royal wedding was televised

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interpreter

  • noun someone who mediates between speakers of different languages
    translator.
  • noun someone who uses art to represent something
    • his paintings reveal a sensitive interpreter of nature
    • she was famous as an interpreter of Shakespearean roles

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fidelity

  • noun accuracy with which an electronic system reproduces the sound or image of its input signal
  • noun the quality of being faithful
    faithfulness.

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worship

  • noun the activity of worshipping
  • noun a feeling of profound love and admiration
    adoration.

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digest

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

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linguistics

  • noun the scientific study of language
  • noun the humanistic study of language and literature
    philology.

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aper

  • noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
    copycat; ape; imitator; emulator.

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reprint

  • noun a publication (such as a book) that is reprinted without changes or editing and offered again for sale
    reissue; reprinting.
  • noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    offprint; separate.

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overhaul

  • noun periodic maintenance on a car or machine
    inspection and repair; service.
    • it was time for an overhaul on the tractor
  • noun the act of improving by renewing and restoring
    renovation; redevelopment.
    • they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
    • a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed

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refinisher

  • noun a skilled worker who is employed to restore or refinish buildings or antique furniture
    restorer; preserver; renovator.

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acknowledge

  • verb declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
    admit.
    • He admitted his errors
    • She acknowledged that she might have forgotten
  • verb report the receipt of
    receipt.
    • The program committee acknowledged the submission of the authors of the paper

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hang_in

  • verb be persistent, refuse to stop
    persevere; hold on; hang on; persist.
    • he persisted to call me every night
    • The child persisted and kept asking questions

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brook

  • noun a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
    creek.
    • the creek dried up every summer
  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    stomach; support; put up; tolerate; bear; abide; endure; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
    • I cannot bear his constant criticism
    • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    • he learned to tolerate the heat
    • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

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xerox

  • noun a copy made by a xerographic printer
    xerox copy.
  • noun a duplicator (trade mark Xerox) that copies graphic matter by the action of light on an electrically charged photoconductive insulating surface in which the latent image is developed with a resinous powder
    Xerox machine; xerographic copier.

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throwback

  • noun an organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism
    atavist.
  • noun a reappearance of an earlier characteristic
    atavism; reversion.

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playback

  • noun the act of reproducing recorded sound
    • he was allowed to hear the playback of his testimony
  • noun electronic equipment comprising the part of a tape recorder that reproduces the recorded material

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battology

A needless repetition of words in speaking or writing. Milton.

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alienism

  • noun an obsolete term for the study and treatment of mental illness
  • noun the quality of being alien
    alienage.

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persist

  • verb continue to exist
    run; die hard; prevail; endure.
    • These stories die hard
    • The legend of Elvis endures
  • verb be persistent, refuse to stop
    persevere; hold on; hang on; hang in.
    • he persisted to call me every night
    • The child persisted and kept asking questions

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criminal

  • noun someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    malefactor; crook; outlaw; felon.
  • adjective satellite bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure
    condemnable; deplorable; vicious; reprehensible.
    • a criminal waste of talent
    • a deplorable act of violence
    • adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife

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cross-index

  • noun a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work
    cross-reference.
  • verb make an index that refers from one point to the next
    • These references are cross-indexed

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vocal_music

  • noun music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment
    vocal.
  • noun music that is vocalized (as contrasted with instrumental music)

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someone

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

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return

  • noun document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
    tax return; income tax return.
    • his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    homecoming.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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pure

  • adjective free of extraneous elements of any kind
    • pure air and water
    • pure gold
    • pure primary colors
    • the violin's pure and lovely song
    • pure tones
    • pure oxygen
  • adjective satellite without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    perfect; double-dyed; complete; gross; arrant; unadulterated; sodding; stark; consummate; utter; thoroughgoing; everlasting; staring.
    • an arrant fool
    • a complete coward
    • a consummate fool
    • a double-dyed villain
    • gross negligence
    • a perfect idiot
    • pure folly
    • what a sodding mess
    • stark staring mad
    • a thoroughgoing villain
    • utter nonsense
    • the unadulterated truth

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cataphatism

  • noun the religious belief that God has given enough clues to be known to humans positively and affirmatively (e.g., God created Adam `in his own image')

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heathenism

  • noun any of various religions other than Christianity or Judaism or Islamism
    paganism; pagan religion.

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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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demythologize

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

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break

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

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framework

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    model; theoretical account.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • noun the underlying structure
    fabric.
    • providing a factual framework for future research
    • it is part of the fabric of society

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hale

  • verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
    coerce; force; squeeze; pressure.
    • He squeezed her for information
  • noun a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
    Nathan Hale.

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fingerprint

  • noun a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations
  • noun a generic term for any identifying characteristic
    • that tax bill had the senator's fingerprints all over it

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head-shrinker

  • noun a physician who specializes in psychiatry
    shrink; psychiatrist.
  • noun a savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies
    headhunter.

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insisting

  • noun continual and persistent demands
    insistence.
  • verb be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge
    take a firm stand; insist.
    • I must insist!

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facsimile_machine

  • noun duplicator that transmits the copy by wire or radio
    fax; facsimile.

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child's_game

  • noun a game enjoyed by children

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interlingual

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name

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

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herald

  • noun (formal) a person who announces important news
    trumpeter.
    • the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet
  • noun something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
    predecessor; forerunner; harbinger; precursor.

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bowling

  • noun a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
  • noun (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman

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put-on

  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.
  • noun something intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
    humbug; fraud; hoax; fraudulence; dupery.

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repeating

  • noun the act of doing or performing again
    repetition.
  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; repeat; ingeminate; retell; restate; iterate.
    • She kept reiterating her request

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redundance

  • noun the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded
    redundancy.
    • the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers

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self-renewal

  • noun the act of renewing yourself (or itself)

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william_tindal

  • noun English translator and Protestant martyr; his translation of the Bible into English (which later formed the basis for the King James Version) aroused ecclesiastical opposition; he left England in 1524 and was burned at the stake in Antwerp as a heretic (1494-1536)
    Tindale; Tindal; William Tindale; Tyndale; William Tyndale.

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observance

  • noun the act of observing; taking a patient look
    observation; watching.
  • noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
    ceremony; ceremonial occasion; ceremonial.
    • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor

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mental

  • adjective involving the mind or an intellectual process
    • mental images of happy times
    • mental calculations
    • in a terrible mental state
    • mental suffering
    • free from mental defects
  • adjective of or relating to the mind
    • mental powers
    • mental development
    • mental hygiene

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replication

  • noun the act of making copies
    reproduction.
    • Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient
  • noun (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division

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needless

  • adjective satellite unnecessary and unwarranted
    uncalled-for; gratuitous.
    • a strikers' tent camp...was burned with needless loss of life
  • noun the leaf of a conifer
    acerate leaf; needle.

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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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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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rephrasing

  • noun changing a particular word or phrase
    recasting; rewording.
  • verb express the same message in different words
    paraphrase; rephrase; reword.

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naming

  • noun the verbal act of naming
    • the part he failed was the naming of state capitals
  • noun the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
    assignment; appointment; designation.
    • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee

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scribe

  • noun informal terms for journalists
    penman; scribbler.
  • noun French playwright (1791-1861)
    Augustin Eugene Scribe.

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event

  • noun something that happens at a given place and time
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    case.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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harp

  • noun a chordophone that has a triangular frame consisting of a sounding board and a pillar and a curved neck; the strings stretched between the neck and the soundbox are plucked with the fingers
  • noun a pair of curved vertical supports for a lampshade

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album

  • noun one or more recordings issued together; originally released on 12-inch phonograph records (usually with attractive record covers) and later on cassette audiotape and compact disc
    record album.
  • noun a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc

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acknowledgment

  • noun the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
    recognition; acknowledgement.
    • the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work
    • she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    reference; mention; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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computing_machine

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    data processor; information processing system; computing device; electronic computer; computer.

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pithiness

  • noun terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
    conciseness; concision; succinctness.

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refurbishment

  • noun the state of being restored to its former good condition
    restoration; renovation.
    • the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house

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content

  • noun everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something
    • he emptied the contents of his pockets
    • the two groups were similar in content
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    message; substance; subject matter.

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psychotherapeutics

  • noun the branch of psychiatry concerned with psychological methods
    psychotherapy; mental hygiene.

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imperative

  • noun a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
    imperative form; jussive mood; imperative mood.
  • noun some duty that is essential and urgent

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sikhism

  • noun the doctrines of a monotheistic religion founded in northern India in the 16th century by Guru Nanak and combining elements of Hinduism and Islam

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medicine

  • noun the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    medical specialty.
  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicament; medication; medicinal drug.

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dragoman

  • noun an interpreter and guide in the Near East; in the Ottoman Empire in the 18th and 19th centuries a translator of European languages for the Turkish and Arab authorities and most dragomans were Greek (many reached high positions in the government)

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math

  • noun a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
    maths; mathematics.

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jowett

  • noun English classical scholar noted for his translations of Plato and Aristotle (1817-1893)
    Benjamin Jowett.

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computing_device

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    data processor; computing machine; information processing system; electronic computer; computer.

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mercantile

  • adjective of or relating to the economic system of mercantilism
    • mercantile theories
    • mercantile system
  • adjective satellite profit oriented
    moneymaking; mercenary.
    • a commercial book
    • preached a mercantile and militant patriotism"- John Buchan
    • a mercenary enterprise
    • a moneymaking business

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abridgement

  • noun a shortened version of a written work
    capsule; condensation; abridgment.

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resume

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

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activity

  • noun any specific behavior
    • they avoided all recreational activity
  • noun the state of being active
    action; activeness.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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renovator

  • noun a skilled worker who is employed to restore or refinish buildings or antique furniture
    restorer; refinisher; preserver.

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formation

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

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emulation

  • noun ambition to equal or excel
  • noun (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another

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parlour_game

  • noun a game suitable for playing in a parlor
    parlor game.

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maths

  • noun a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
    mathematics; math.
  • noun a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
    mathematics; math.

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card

  • noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
    • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys
  • noun a card certifying the identity of the bearer
    identity card.
    • he had to show his card to get in

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advance

  • noun a movement forward
    progress; progression.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    betterment; improvement.

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tracer

  • noun an investigator who is employed to find missing persons or missing goods
  • noun an instrument used to make tracings

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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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spill

  • noun liquid that is spilled
    • clean up the spills
  • noun a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
    wasteweir; spillway.

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revenant

  • noun a person who returns after a lengthy absence
  • noun someone who has returned from the dead

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iterative

  • noun the aspect of the verb that expresses the repetition of an action
    iterative aspect.
  • adjective satellite marked by iteration
    reiterative.

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statutory

  • adjective relating to or created by statutes
    • statutory matters
    • statutory law
  • adjective satellite prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute
    • statutory restrictions
    • a statutory age limit
    • statutory crimes
    • statutory rape

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statutory_law

  • noun the body of laws created by legislative statutes

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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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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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caption

  • noun taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument
    • a mere caption unworthy of a reply
  • noun translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
    subtitle.

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renew

  • verb reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    regenerate.
    • We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years
    • They renewed their membership
  • verb cause to appear in a new form
    reincarnate.
    • the old product was reincarnated to appeal to a younger market

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mortal

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

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regress

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

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parrot

  • noun usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
  • noun a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated

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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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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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religious_belief

  • noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    religion; faith.
    • he lost his faith but not his morality

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revitalization

  • noun bringing again into activity and prominence
    revivification; resurgence; revitalisation; revival.
    • the revival of trade
    • a revival of a neglected play by Moliere
    • the Gothic revival in architecture

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crib

  • noun baby bed with high sides made of slats
    cot.
  • noun a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
    pony; trot.

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echo

  • noun the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
    replication; sound reflection; reverberation.
    • she could hear echoes of her own footsteps
  • noun (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained

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buddhism

  • noun a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha
  • noun the teaching of Buddha that life is permeated with suffering caused by desire, that suffering ceases when desire ceases, and that enlightenment obtained through right conduct and wisdom and meditation releases one from desire and suffering and rebirth

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periodical

  • noun a publication that appears at fixed intervals
  • adjective happening or recurring at regular intervals
    periodic.
    • the periodic appearance of the seventeen-year locust

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xerographic_copier

  • noun a duplicator (trade mark Xerox) that copies graphic matter by the action of light on an electrically charged photoconductive insulating surface in which the latent image is developed with a resinous powder
    Xerox machine; Xerox.

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message

  • noun a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled
    • he sent a three-word message
  • noun what a communication that is about something is about
    content; substance; subject matter.

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superfluity

  • noun extreme excess
    embarrassment; overplus; plethora.
    • an embarrassment of riches

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electronic

  • adjective of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons
    • electronic devices
  • adjective of or concerned with electrons
    • electronic energy

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purism

  • noun scrupulous or exaggerated insistence on purity or correctness (especially in language)
    • linguistic purisms

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islamic_law

  • noun the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    shariah law; sharia; shariah; sharia law.
    • sharia is only applicable to Muslims
    • under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

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story

  • noun a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
    tale; narration; narrative.
    • his narrative was interesting
    • Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children
  • noun a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
    • he writes stories for the magazines

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toy

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

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revival

  • noun bringing again into activity and prominence
    revivification; resurgence; revitalisation; revitalization.
    • the revival of trade
    • a revival of a neglected play by Moliere
    • the Gothic revival in architecture
  • noun an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in religion
    revival meeting.

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mercantile_law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    law merchant; commercial law.

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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renovation

  • noun the act of improving by renewing and restoring
    overhaul; redevelopment.
    • they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
    • a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed
  • noun the state of being restored to its former good condition
    restoration; refurbishment.
    • the inn was a renovation of a Colonial house

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percussion

  • noun the act of playing a percussion instrument
  • noun the act of exploding a percussion cap

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symboliser

  • noun someone skilled in the interpretation or representation of symbols
    symbolist; symbolizer.

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statement

  • noun a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
    • according to his statement he was in London on that day
  • noun a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    argument.
    • it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true

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intelligence

  • noun the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
  • noun a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy
    intelligence service; intelligence agency.

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table_game

  • noun a game that is played on a table

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dwell

  • verb think moodily or anxiously about something
    brood.
  • verb originate (in)
    lie in; consist; lie.
    • The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country

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cite

  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; reference; mention; citation; credit; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases
  • verb make reference to
    name; bring up; advert; mention; refer.
    • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

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wulfila

  • noun a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
    Bishop Wulfila; Bishop Ulfila; Ulfilas; Ulfila; Bishop Ulfilas.

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segue

  • noun the act of changing smoothly from one state or situation to another
  • verb proceed without interruption; in music or talk
    • He segued into another discourse

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perpetuation

  • noun the act of prolonging something
    lengthening; protraction; prolongation.
    • there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks

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prolixness

  • noun boring verbosity
    prolixity; windiness; long-windedness; wordiness.

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burlesque

  • noun a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
  • 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; parody.

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simulate

  • verb reproduce someone's behavior or looks
    imitate; copy.
    • The mime imitated the passers-by
    • Children often copy their parents or older siblings
  • verb create a representation or model of
    model.
    • The pilots are trained in conditions simulating high-altitude flights

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intonation

  • noun rise and fall of the voice pitch
    modulation; pitch contour.
  • noun singing by a soloist of the opening piece of plainsong

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translation

  • noun a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
    rendering; interlingual rendition; version.
  • noun a uniform movement without rotation

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copy

  • noun a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)
    transcript.
  • noun a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing
    • she made a copy of the designer dress
    • the clone was a copy of its ancestor

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television

  • noun broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
    telecasting; TV; video.
    • she is a star of screen and video
    • Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
  • noun a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
    television system.

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  • verb restate (words) from one language into another language
    render; interpret.
    • I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S.
    • Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?
    • She rendered the French poem into English
    • He translates for the U.N.
  • verb change from one form or medium into another
    transform.
    • Braque translated collage into oil

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cyclic

  • adjective conforming to the Carnot cycle
  • adjective forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl
    • cyclic petals
    • cyclic flowers

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double

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

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instruction

  • noun a message describing how something is to be done
    direction.
    • he gave directions faster than she could follow them
  • noun the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
    educational activity; didactics; teaching; pedagogy; education.
    • he received no formal education
    • our instruction was carefully programmed
    • good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded

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iteration

  • noun (computer science) a single execution of a set of instructions that are to be repeated
    loop.
    • the solution took hundreds of iterations
  • noun (computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained
    looping.
    • the solution is obtained by iteration

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vocal

  • noun music intended to be performed by one or more singers, usually with instrumental accompaniment
    vocal music.
  • noun a short musical composition with words
    song.
    • a successful musical must have at least three good songs

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nation

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; country; 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 people who live in a nation or country
    country; land.
    • a statement that sums up the nation's mood
    • the news was announced to the nation
    • the whole country worshipped him

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matter

  • noun a vaguely specified concern
    thing; affair.
    • several matters to attend to
    • it is none of your affair
    • things are going well
  • noun some situation or event that is thought about
    topic; issue; subject.
    • he kept drifting off the topic
    • he had been thinking about the subject for several years
    • it is a matter for the police

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individual

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

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reproduction

  • noun the process of generating offspring
  • noun recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall
    reproductive memory.

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cards

  • noun a game played with playing cards
    card game.
  • noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
    card.
    • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys

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video

  • noun the visible part of a television transmission
    picture.
    • they could still receive the sound but the picture was gone
  • noun a recording of both the visual and audible components (especially one containing a recording of a movie or television program)
    video recording.

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xerox_copy

  • noun a copy made by a xerographic printer
    xerox.

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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martial_law

  • noun the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law

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data_processor

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    computing machine; information processing system; computing device; electronic computer; computer.

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take_over

  • verb seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
    assume; arrogate; usurp; seize.
    • He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town
    • he usurped my rights
    • She seized control of the throne after her husband died
  • verb take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    assume; take on; adopt.
    • When will the new President assume office?

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administrative_law

  • noun the body of rules and regulations and orders and decisions created by administrative agencies of government

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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interpretive_program

  • noun (computer science) a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time
    interpreter.

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conciseness

  • noun terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
    pithiness; concision; succinctness.

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doggedness

  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; tenaciousness; tenacity; pertinacity; persistence.

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repeater

  • noun a person who repeats
    • the audience consisted largely of repeaters who had seen the movie many times
  • noun someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
    habitual criminal; recidivist.

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pasquinade

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

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symploce

  • noun repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning and another at the end of successive clauses, i.e., simultaneous use of anaphora and epistrophe

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persistency

  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; tenaciousness; doggedness; tenacity; pertinacity; persistence.

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relapse

  • noun a failure to maintain a higher state
    relapsing; reversion; lapse; reverting; lapsing; backsliding.
  • verb deteriorate in health
    get worse.
    • he relapsed

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recap

  • noun a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
    review; recapitulation.
  • noun a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads
    retread.

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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hangover

  • noun disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol)
    katzenjammer.
  • noun an official who remains in office after his term
    holdover.

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note

  • noun a brief written record
    • he made a note of the appointment
  • noun a short personal letter
    line; billet; short letter.
    • drop me a line when you get there

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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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law_of_moses

  • noun the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah)
    Mosaic law.

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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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analogy

  • noun an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
  • noun drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
    • the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain
    • the models show by analogy how matter is built up

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commentary

  • noun a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
    comment.
    • he wrote an extended comment on the proposal

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paraphrase

  • noun rewording for the purpose of clarification
    paraphrasis.
  • verb express the same message in different words
    rephrase; reword.

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persistence

  • noun the property of a continuous and connected period of time
    continuity.
  • noun persistent determination
    perseverance; persistency; tenaciousness; doggedness; tenacity; pertinacity.

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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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multiple

  • noun the product of a quantity by an integer
    • 36 is a multiple of 9
  • adjective having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual
    • multiple birth
    • multiple ownership
    • made multiple copies of the speech
    • his multiple achievements in public life
    • her multiple personalities
    • a pineapple is a multiple fruit

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trace

  • noun a just detectable amount
    suggestion; hint.
    • he speaks French with a trace of an accent
  • noun an indication that something has been present
    vestige; shadow; tincture.
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension

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resurgence

  • noun bringing again into activity and prominence
    revivification; revitalisation; revival; revitalization.
    • the revival of trade
    • a revival of a neglected play by Moliere
    • the Gothic revival in architecture

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symbolism

  • noun a system of symbols and symbolic representations
  • noun the practice of investing things with symbolic meaning
    symbolization; symbolisation.

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quote

  • noun a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
    quotation mark; inverted comma.
  • noun a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
    citation; quotation.

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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xerox

  • noun a copy made by a xerographic printer
    xerox copy.
  • noun a duplicator (trade mark Xerox) that copies graphic matter by the action of light on an electrically charged photoconductive insulating surface in which the latent image is developed with a resinous powder
    Xerox machine; xerographic copier.

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rematch

  • noun something (especially a game) that is played again
    replay.

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commercial_law

  • noun the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence
    mercantile law; law merchant.

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device

  • noun an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water
  • noun something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

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iterate

  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; repeat; ingeminate; retell; restate.
    • She kept reiterating her request
  • verb run or be performed again
    • the function iterates

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transcript

  • noun something that has been transcribed; a written record (usually typewritten) of dictated or recorded speech
    • he read a transcript of the interrogation
    • you can obtain a transcript of this radio program by sending a self-addressed envelope to the station
  • noun a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)
    copy.

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mythologize

  • verb construct a myth
    mythologise.
    • The poet mythologized that the King had three sons
  • verb make into a myth
    mythologise; mythicise; mythicize.
    • The Europeans have mythicized Rte. 66

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recasting

  • noun changing a particular word or phrase
    rewording; rephrasing.
  • verb cast again, in a different role
    recast.
    • He was recast as Iago

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observation

  • noun the act of making and recording a measurement
  • noun the act of observing; taking a patient look
    observance; watching.

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prolongation

  • noun the act of prolonging something
    lengthening; perpetuation; protraction.
    • there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks
  • noun amount or degree or range to which something extends
    lengthiness; extension.
    • the wire has an extension of 50 feet

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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tautology

  • noun (logic) a statement that is necessarily true
    • the statement `he is brave or he is not brave' is a tautology
  • noun useless repetition
    • to say that something is `adequate enough' is a tautology

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repeated

  • adjective satellite recurring again and again
    recurrent; perennial.
    • perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements
  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; repeat; ingeminate; retell; restate; iterate.
    • She kept reiterating her request

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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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anamorphosis

  • noun the evolution of one type of organism from another by a long series of gradual changes
    anamorphism.
  • noun a distorted projection or perspective; especially an image distorted in such a way that it becomes visible only when viewed in a special manner
    anamorphism.

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pattern

  • noun a perceptual structure
    shape; form.
    • the composition presents problems for students of musical form
    • a visual pattern must include not only objects but the spaces between them
  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    practice.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern

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duplication

  • noun a copy that corresponds to an original exactly
    duplicate.
    • he made a duplicate for the files
  • noun the act of copying or making a duplicate (or duplicates) of something
    gemination.
    • this kind of duplication is wasteful

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penning

  • noun the act of creating written works
    authorship; composition; writing.
    • writing was a form of therapy for him
    • it was a matter of disputed authorship
  • verb produce a literary work
    write; pen; compose; indite.
    • She composed a poem
    • He wrote four novels

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perseverance

  • noun persistent determination
    persistency; tenaciousness; doggedness; tenacity; pertinacity; persistence.
  • noun the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior
    perseveration; persistence.
    • his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate

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flouter

  • noun someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
    jeerer; mocker; scoffer.

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surplus

  • noun a quantity much larger than is needed
    nimiety; surplusage; excess.
  • adjective satellite more than is needed, desired, or required
    supererogatory; extra; redundant; spare; excess; superfluous; supernumerary.
    • trying to lose excess weight
    • found some extra change lying on the dresser
    • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
    • skills made redundant by technological advance
    • sleeping in the spare room
    • supernumerary ornamentation
    • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
    • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
    • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
    • surplus cheese distributed to the needy

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mimer

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; pantomimer; mummer; mime.

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manifold_paper

  • noun a lightweight paper used with carbon paper to make multiple copies
    manifold.
    • an original and two manifolds

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paraphrasis

  • noun rewording for the purpose of clarification
    paraphrase.

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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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reissue

  • noun a publication (such as a book) that is reprinted without changes or editing and offered again for sale
    reprint; reprinting.
  • verb print anew
    reprint.
    • They never reprinted the famous treatise

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rubric

  • noun an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure
  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    gloss.

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sendup

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

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mimeo

  • noun a rotary duplicator that uses a stencil through which ink is pressed (trade mark Roneo)
    Roneograph; Roneo; mimeograph machine; mimeograph.
  • verb print copies from (a prepared stencil) using a mimeograph
    mimeograph.
    • She mimeographed the syllabus

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sum_up

  • verb give a summary (of)
    summarize; resume; summarise.
    • he summed up his results
    • I will now summarize
  • verb be a summary of
    summarize; summarise; sum.
    • The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper

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fifth

  • noun a quantity of liquor equal to one fifth of a United States gallon
  • noun position five in a countable series of things
    • he was fifth out of several hundred runners

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trot

  • noun a slow pace of running
    lope; jog.
  • noun radicals who support Trotsky's theory that socialism must be established throughout the world by continuing revolution
    Trotskyite; Trotskyist.

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zoroastrianism

  • noun system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; set forth in the Zend-Avesta; based on concept of struggle between light (good) and dark (evil)
    Mazdaism.

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justice

  • noun the quality of being just or fair
    justness.
  • noun judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments

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refreshment

  • noun snacks and drinks served as a light meal
  • noun activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation
    recreation.
    • time for rest and refreshment by the pool
    • days of joyous recreation with his friends

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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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travesty

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    farce; farce comedy.
  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.

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instrumentalist

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

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theism

  • noun the doctrine or belief in the existence of a God or gods

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carillon_playing

  • noun playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower
    carillon; bell ringing.

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mosaic_law

  • noun the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in the first five books of the Old Testament (in Judaism these books are called the Torah)
    Law of Moses.

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curriculum_vitae

  • noun a summary of your academic and work history
    CV; resume.

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tautologic

  • adjective satellite repetition of same sense in different words
    pleonastic; tautological; redundant.
    • `a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions
    • the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological
    • at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant

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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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notation

  • noun a technical system of symbols used to represent special things
    notational system.
  • noun a comment or instruction (usually added)
    note; annotation.
    • his notes were appended at the end of the article
    • he added a short notation to the address on the envelope

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psychiatrist

  • noun a physician who specializes in psychiatry
    head-shrinker; shrink.

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bear

  • noun massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  • noun an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price

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instrumental_music

  • noun music intended to be performed by a musical instrument or group of instruments
  • noun music produced by playing a musical instrument

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capsule

  • noun a small container
  • noun a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside

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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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habitual_criminal

  • noun someone who is repeatedly arrested for criminal behavior (especially for the same criminal behavior)
    repeater; recidivist.

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rendition

  • noun a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.
    rendering.
    • they heard a live rendition of three pieces by Schubert
  • noun an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious
    interpretation; interpreting; 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

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mysticism

  • noun a religion based on mystical communion with an ultimate reality
    religious mysticism.
  • noun obscure or irrational thought

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high_fidelity

  • noun the reproduction of sound with little or no distortion
    hi-fi.

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reversionist

  • noun someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
    backslider; recidivist.

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hold_on

  • verb hold firmly
    grasp.
  • verb stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
    stop.
    • Hold on a moment!

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harbinger

  • noun something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
    predecessor; herald; forerunner; precursor.
  • verb foreshadow or presage
    herald; announce; foretell; annunciate.

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brahminism

  • noun the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism
    Brahmanism.
  • noun the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads
    Brahmanism.

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looping

  • noun (computer science) executing the same set of instructions a given number of times or until a specified result is obtained
    iteration.
    • the solution is obtained by iteration
  • verb move in loops
    loop.
    • The bicycle looped around the tree

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transposition

  • noun any abnormal position of the organs of the body
    heterotaxy.
  • noun an event in which one thing is substituted for another
    replacement; permutation; switch; substitution.
    • the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood

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symbolization

  • noun the use of symbols to convey meaning
    symbolisation.
  • noun something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible
    symbol; symbolic representation; symbolisation.
    • the eagle is a symbol of the United States

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shintoism

  • noun the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors
    Shinto.

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summary

  • noun a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
    sum-up.
    • he gave a summary of the conclusions
  • adjective satellite performed speedily and without formality
    drumhead.
    • a summary execution
    • summary justice

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common

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

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ploce

  • noun (rhetoric) repetition to gain special emphasis or extend meaning

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applied_math

  • noun the branches of mathematics that are involved in the study of the physical or biological or sociological world
    applied mathematics.

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hsuan_chiao

  • noun popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu but characterized by a pantheism of many gods and the practices of alchemy and divination and magic
    Taoism.

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shinto

  • noun the native religion and former ethnic cult of Japan
  • noun the ancient indigenous religion of Japan lacking formal dogma; characterized by a veneration of nature spirits and of ancestors
    Shintoism.

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manichaeanism

  • noun a religion founded by Manes in the third century; a synthesis of Zoroastrian dualism between light and dark and Babylonian folklore and Buddhist ethics and superficial elements of Christianity; spread widely in the Roman Empire but had largely died out by 1000
    Manichaeism.

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repetitiveness

  • noun verboseness resulting from excessive repetitions
    repetitiousness.

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repercussion

  • noun a remote or indirect consequence of some action
    reverberation.
    • his declaration had unforeseen repercussions
    • reverberations of the market crash were felt years later
  • noun a movement back from an impact
    rebound; recoil; backlash.

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translator

  • noun a person who translates written messages from one language to another
    transcriber.
  • noun someone who mediates between speakers of different languages
    interpreter.

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pall-mall

  • noun a 17th century game; a wooden ball was driven along an alley with a mallet

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reference

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    mention.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; mention; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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imitate

  • verb reproduce someone's behavior or looks
    copy; simulate.
    • The mime imitated the passers-by
    • Children often copy their parents or older siblings
  • verb appear like, as in behavior or appearance
    • Life imitate art

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holy_scripture

  • noun the sacred writings of the Christian religions
    Christian Bible; Bible; Word; Word of God; Holy Writ; Book; Good Book; Scripture.
    • he went to carry the Word to the heathen

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reiterate

  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    repeat; ingeminate; retell; restate; iterate.
    • She kept reiterating her request

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christianity

  • noun a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
    Christian religion.
  • noun the collective body of Christians throughout the world and history (found predominantly in Europe and the Americas and Australia)
    Christendom.
    • for a thousand years the Roman Catholic Church was the principal church of Christendom

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computer

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    data processor; computing machine; information processing system; computing device; electronic computer.
  • noun an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
    calculator; estimator; figurer; reckoner.

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verboseness

  • noun an expressive style that uses excessive or empty words
    verbosity.

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roneo

  • verb make copies on a Roneograph
  • noun a rotary duplicator that uses a stencil through which ink is pressed (trade mark Roneo)
    Roneograph; mimeo; mimeograph machine; mimeograph.

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brahmanism

  • noun the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism
    Brahminism.
  • noun the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads
    Brahminism.

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subject

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; theme.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation
    content; depicted object.
    • a moving picture of a train is more dramatic than a still picture of the same subject

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jainism

  • noun sect founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism
  • noun religion founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism; emphasizes asceticism and immortality and transmigration of the soul; denies existence of a perfect or supreme being

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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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expert

  • noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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merry-go-round

  • noun a never-ending cycle of activities and events (especially when they seem to have little purpose)
    • if we lose the election the whole legislative merry-go-round will have to start over
  • noun a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
    roundabout; whirligig; carrousel; carousel.

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carbon_copy

  • noun a copy made with carbon paper
    carbon.

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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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nature

  • noun the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • it is the nature of fire to burn
    • the true nature of jealousy
  • noun a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • the laws of nature
    • nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women

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artificial

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

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score

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; mark.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
    musical score.
    • he studied the score of the sonata

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rephrase

  • verb express the same message in different words
    paraphrase; reword.

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perseveration

  • noun the tendency for a memory or idea to persist or recur without any apparent stimulus for it
  • noun the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior
    perseverance; persistence.
    • his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate

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progress

  • noun gradual improvement or growth or development
    advancement.
    • advancement of knowledge
    • great progress in the arts
  • noun the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    advance; forward motion; progression; advancement; procession; onward motion.

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paraphrastic

  • adjective satellite altered by paraphrasing

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rundown

  • noun a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)
    summation; summing up.

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notice

  • noun an announcement containing information about an event
    • you didn't give me enough notice
    • an obituary notice
    • a notice of sale
  • noun the act of noticing or paying attention
    observance; observation.
    • he escaped the notice of the police

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bible

  • noun the sacred writings of the Christian religions
    Christian Bible; Word; Word of God; Holy Writ; Holy Scripture; Book; Good Book; Scripture.
    • he went to carry the Word to the heathen
  • noun a book regarded as authoritative in its field

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instruction_execution

  • noun (computer science) the process of carrying out an instruction by a computer
    execution.

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revivification

  • noun bringing again into activity and prominence
    resurgence; revitalisation; revival; revitalization.
    • the revival of trade
    • a revival of a neglected play by Moliere
    • the Gothic revival in architecture

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quadruplicate

  • noun any four copies; any of four things that correspond to one another exactly
    • it was signed in quadruplicate
  • verb reproduce fourfold
    • quadruplicate the bill

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tindale

  • noun English translator and Protestant martyr; his translation of the Bible into English (which later formed the basis for the King James Version) aroused ecclesiastical opposition; he left England in 1524 and was burned at the stake in Antwerp as a heretic (1494-1536)
    Tindal; William Tindale; William Tindal; Tyndale; William Tyndale.

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hindooism

  • noun the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
    Hinduism.
  • noun a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
    Hinduism.

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embarrassment

  • noun the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
  • noun the state of being embarrassed (usually by some financial inadequacy)
    • he is currently suffering financial embarrassments

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concentrate

  • noun the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
    dressed ore.
  • noun a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water

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spare

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

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merry

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; mirthful; jolly; jovial.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh
  • adjective satellite offering fun and gaiety
    festal; gay; festive.
    • a festive (or festal) occasion
    • gay and exciting night life
    • a merry evening

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jog

  • noun a sharp change in direction
    • there was a jog in the road
  • noun a slow pace of running
    lope; trot.

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carbon

  • noun an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
    C; atomic number 6.
  • noun a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper
    carbon paper.

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pagan

  • noun a person who does not acknowledge your god
    heathen; infidel; gentile.
  • noun a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)

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deposer

  • noun a person who testifies or gives a deposition
    testifier; deponent.

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instant

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    wink; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; jiffy; heartbeat; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
  • noun a particular point in time
    moment; second; minute.
    • the moment he arrived the party began

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retroversion

  • noun a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part
    retroflection; retroflexion.
    • retroversion of the uterus
  • noun translation back into the original language
    • the teacher translated Latin texts into English which he gave to his students for retroversion

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mummer

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; pantomimer; mime; mimer.

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contract

  • noun a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
  • noun (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
    declaration.

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sketchy

  • adjective satellite giving only major points; lacking completeness
    unelaborated.
    • a sketchy account
    • details of the plan remain sketchy

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logic

  • noun the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
  • noun reasoned and reasonable judgment
    • it made a certain kind of logic

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zero-sum_game

  • noun a game in which the total of all the gains and losses is zero

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progression

  • noun a series with a definite pattern of advance
    patterned advance.
  • noun a movement forward
    progress; advance.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops

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epigone

  • noun an inferior imitator of some distinguished writer or artist of musician
    epigon.

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grounds

  • noun your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
    evidence.
    • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling
  • noun the enclosed land around a house or other building
    curtilage; yard.
    • it was a small house with almost no yard

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comment

  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    input; remark.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • noun a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
    commentary.
    • he wrote an extended comment on the proposal

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forward_motion

  • noun the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    advance; progression; advancement; procession; onward motion; progress.

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onward

  • adverb forward in time or order or degree
    forward; forth.
    • from that time forth
    • from the sixth century onward
  • adverb in a forward direction
    ahead; forwards; onwards; forward; forrader.
    • go ahead
    • the train moved ahead slowly
    • the boat lurched ahead
    • moved onward into the forest
    • they went slowly forward in the mud

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subtitle

  • noun translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
    caption.
  • noun secondary or explanatory title

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bell

  • noun a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
  • noun a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed
    buzzer; doorbell.

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continuation

  • noun the act of continuing an activity without interruption
    continuance.
  • noun a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
    sequel.

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hectograph

  • noun duplicator consisting of a gelatin plate from which ink can be taken to make a copy
    heliotype.
  • verb copy on a duplicator
    • hectograph the hand-outs

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habitual

  • adjective satellite commonly used or practiced; usual
    customary; accustomed; wonted.
    • his accustomed thoroughness
    • took his customary morning walk
    • his habitual comment
    • with her wonted candor

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hygiene

  • noun a condition promoting sanitary practices
    • personal hygiene
  • noun the science concerned with the prevention of illness and maintenance of health
    hygienics.

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usance

  • noun the period of time permitted by commercial usage for the payment of a bill of exchange (especially a foreign bill of exchange)
  • noun (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
    use of goods and services; use; economic consumption; consumption.
    • the consumption of energy has increased steadily

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scanning

  • noun the process of translating photographs into a digital form that can be recognized by a computer
  • noun the act of systematically moving a finely focused beam of light or electrons over a surface in order to produce an image of it for analysis or transmission

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modeling

  • noun sculpture produced by molding
    mould; clay sculpture; molding; moulding; mold.
  • noun a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied
    moulding; modelling; molding.

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table

  • noun a set of data arranged in rows and columns
    tabular array.
    • see table 1
  • noun a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
    • it was a sturdy table

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writing

  • noun the act of creating written works
    authorship; penning; composition.
    • writing was a form of therapy for him
    • it was a matter of disputed authorship
  • noun the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
    written material; piece of writing.
    • the writing in her novels is excellent
    • that editorial was a fine piece of writing

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revealed_religion

  • noun a religion founded primarily on the revelations of God to humankind

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pantomimer

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimist; mummer; mime; mimer.

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benjamin_jowett

  • noun English classical scholar noted for his translations of Plato and Aristotle (1817-1893)
    Jowett.

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copycat

  • noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
    aper; ape; imitator; emulator.

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caricature

  • noun a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
    impersonation; imitation.
  • verb represent in or produce a caricature of
    ape.
    • The drawing caricatured the President

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mention

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    reference.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; reference; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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recur

  • verb happen or occur again
    repeat.
    • This is a recurring story
  • verb return in thought or speech to something
    go back.

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regenerate

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

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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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copier

  • noun apparatus that makes copies of typed, written or drawn material
    duplicator.

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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advert

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advertising; advertisement; advertizement; advertizing.
  • verb give heed (to)
    hang; give ear; attend; pay heed.
    • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
    • She hung on his every word
    • They attended to everything he said

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mathematics

  • noun a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
    maths; math.

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epigon

  • noun an inferior imitator of some distinguished writer or artist of musician
    epigone.

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doctrine_of_analogy

  • noun the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate
    analogy.

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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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cable_television

  • noun television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver
    cable.
  • noun a television system that transmits over cables
    cable television service; cable; cable system.

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heliotype

  • noun duplicator consisting of a gelatin plate from which ink can be taken to make a copy
    hectograph.

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ulfila

  • noun a Christian believed to be of Cappadocian descent who became bishop of the Visigoths in 341 and translated the Bible from Greek into Gothic; traditionally held to have invented the Gothic alphabet (311-382)
    Bishop Wulfila; Bishop Ulfila; Ulfilas; Wulfila; Bishop Ulfilas.

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edward_fitzgerald

  • noun English poet remembered primarily for his free translation of the poetry of Omar Khayyam (1809-1883)
    Fitzgerald.

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retrospect

  • noun contemplation of things past
    • in retrospect
  • verb look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
    review; look back.
    • she reviewed her achievements with pride

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photostat

  • noun a photocopy made on a Photostat machine
  • noun a duplicating machine that makes quick positive or negative copies directly on the surface of prepared paper
    Photostat machine.

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convert

  • noun a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
  • verb change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
    change over.
    • We converted from 220 to 110 Volt

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modelling

  • noun a preliminary sculpture in wax or clay from which a finished work can be copied
    modeling; moulding; molding.
  • noun the act of representing something (usually on a smaller scale)
    modeling; model.

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argument

  • noun a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
    statement.
    • it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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jeerer

  • noun someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
    flouter; mocker; scoffer.

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psychotherapy

  • noun the branch of psychiatry concerned with psychological methods
    psychotherapeutics; mental hygiene.
  • noun the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means

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repetition

  • noun an event that repeats
    repeat.
    • the events today were a repeat of yesterday's
  • noun the act of doing or performing again
    repeating.

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land

  • noun the land on which real estate is located
    • he built the house on land leased from the city
  • noun material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
    soil; ground.
    • the land had never been plowed
    • good agricultural soil

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case

  • noun an occurrence of something
    instance; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    event.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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glossary

  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    gloss.

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line_score

  • noun a summary of the scoring in a game (usually in tabular form)

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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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cast

  • noun the actors in a play
    cast of characters; dramatis personae.
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; mold.

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roneo

  • noun a rotary duplicator that uses a stencil through which ink is pressed (trade mark Roneo)
    Roneograph; mimeo; mimeograph machine; mimeograph.
  • verb make copies on a Roneograph

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religious_cult

  • noun a system of religious beliefs and rituals
    cult; cultus.
    • devoted to the cultus of the Blessed Virgin

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mythology

  • noun myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
  • noun the study of myths

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loop

  • noun fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
    eyelet; grommet; grummet; cringle.
  • noun anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)

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redevelopment

  • noun the act of improving by renewing and restoring
    overhaul; renovation.
    • they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
    • a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed

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tremolo

  • noun (music) a tremulous effect produced by rapid repetition of a single tone or rapid alternation of two tones
  • noun vocal vibrato especially an excessive or poorly controlled one

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physical_process

  • noun a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
    process.
    • events now in process
    • the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls

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ringing

  • noun the sound of a bell ringing
    tintinnabulation; ring.
    • the distinctive ring of the church bell
    • the ringing of the telephone
    • the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells"--E. A. Poe
  • noun the giving of a ring as a token of engagement

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repetitiousness

  • noun verboseness resulting from excessive repetitions
    repetitiveness.

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reiteration

  • noun the act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof)
    reduplication.

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canon

  • noun a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy
    • the neoclassical canon
    • canons of polite society
  • noun a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter

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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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william_tyndale

  • noun English translator and Protestant martyr; his translation of the Bible into English (which later formed the basis for the King James Version) aroused ecclesiastical opposition; he left England in 1524 and was burned at the stake in Antwerp as a heretic (1494-1536)
    Tindale; Tindal; William Tindale; William Tindal; Tyndale.

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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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hinduism

  • noun the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
    Hindooism.
  • noun a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
    Hindooism.

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ride

  • noun a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
    drive.
    • he took the family for a drive in his new car
  • noun a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

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demythologise

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

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miniature

  • noun painting or drawing included in a book (especially in illuminated medieval manuscripts)
    illumination.
  • noun a copy that reproduces a person or thing in greatly reduced size
    toy.

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recurrent

  • adjective satellite recurring again and again
    repeated; perennial.
    • perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements

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succinctness

  • noun terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
    conciseness; pithiness; concision.

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cross

  • noun a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    crisscross; mark.

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supertitle

  • noun translation of the words of a foreign opera (or choral work) projected on a screen above the stage
    surtitle.

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speech

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

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play_back

  • verb reproduce (a recording) on a recorder
    replay.
    • The lawyers played back the conversation to show that their client was innocent

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copying

  • noun an act of copying
  • verb copy down as is
    copy.
    • The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over

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lengthening

  • noun the act of prolonging something
    perpetuation; protraction; prolongation.
    • there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks
  • verb make longer
    lengthen.
    • Lengthen this skirt, please

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epanalepsis

  • noun repetition after intervening words

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composition

  • noun the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole
    composing.
    • harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art
  • noun the way in which someone or something is composed
    physical composition; make-up; makeup; constitution.

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emulator

  • noun someone who copies the words or behavior of another
    aper; copycat; ape; imitator.

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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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mockery

  • noun showing your contempt by derision
    jeer; scoffing; scoff; jeering.
  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; takeoff; lampoon; travesty; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.

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reversion

  • noun (law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee)
  • noun (genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)

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retrograde

  • verb move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies
  • verb move in a direction contrary to the usual one
    • retrograding planets

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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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effect

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    result; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun an outward appearance
    impression.
    • he made a good impression
    • I wanted to create an impression of success
    • she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

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christian_bible

  • noun the sacred writings of the Christian religions
    Bible; Word; Word of God; Holy Writ; Holy Scripture; Book; Good Book; Scripture.
    • he went to carry the Word to the heathen

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mythologise

  • verb construct a myth
    mythologize.
    • The poet mythologized that the King had three sons
  • verb make into a myth
    mythologize; mythicise; mythicize.
    • The Europeans have mythicized Rte. 66

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running

  • noun (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
    run; running play; running game.
    • the defensive line braced to stop the run
    • the coach put great emphasis on running
  • noun the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
    run.
    • he broke into a run
    • his daily run keeps him fit

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deadwood

  • noun a branch or a part of a tree that is dead
  • noun someone or something that is unwanted and unneeded
    fifth wheel.

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perseverate

  • verb psychology: repeat a response after the cessation of the original stimulus
    • The subjects in this study perseverated

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rotary

  • noun a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
    traffic circle; circle; roundabout.
    • the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary
  • noun electrical converter consisting of a synchronous machine that converts alternating to direct current or vice versa
    rotary converter; synchronous converter.

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shamanism

  • noun any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)
  • noun an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans
    Asian shamanism.

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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cycle

  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    round; rhythm.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons
  • noun a series of poems or songs on the same theme
    • Schubert's song cycles

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compendium

  • noun a publication containing a variety of works
    collection.
  • noun a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work

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backslider

  • noun someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
    recidivist; reversionist.

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perennial

  • noun (botany) a plant lasting for three seasons or more
  • adjective lasting three seasons or more
    • the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant

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acknowledgement

  • noun the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
    acknowledgment; recognition.
    • the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work
    • she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own
  • noun a statement acknowledging something or someone
    acknowledgment.
    • she must have seen him but she gave no sign of acknowledgment
    • the preface contained an acknowledgment of those who had helped her

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cross-reference

  • noun a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work
    cross-index.

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mithraism

  • noun ancient Persian religion; popular among Romans during first three centuries a.d.
    Mithraicism.

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person

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

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synopsis

  • noun a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    precis; outline; abstract.

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rewording

  • noun changing a particular word or phrase
    recasting; rephrasing.
  • verb express the same message in different words
    paraphrase; rephrase; reword.

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model

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    framework; theoretical account.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • noun a type of product
    • his car was an old model

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athletic_game

  • noun a game involving athletic activity

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docket

  • noun (law) the calendar of a court; the list of cases to be tried or a summary of the court's activities
  • noun a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
    agenda; schedule.

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mocker

  • noun someone who jeers or mocks or treats something with contempt or calls out in derision
    jeerer; flouter; scoffer.
  • noun long-tailed grey-and-white songbird of the southern United States able to mimic songs of other birds
    mockingbird; Mimus polyglotktos.

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abstractor

  • noun one who makes abstracts or summarizes information
    abstracter.

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manifold

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

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rehash

  • noun old material that is slightly reworked and used again
    • merely a dull rehash of his first novel
  • verb present or use over, with no or few changes

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athletic

  • adjective relating to or befitting athletics or athletes
    • athletic facilities
  • adjective satellite vigorously active
    gymnastic; acrobatic.
    • an acrobatic dance
    • an athletic child
    • athletic playing
    • gymnastic exercises

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photo

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

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clon

  • noun a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction
    clone.

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good_book

  • noun the sacred writings of the Christian religions
    Christian Bible; Bible; Word; Word of God; Holy Writ; Holy Scripture; Book; Scripture.
    • he went to carry the Word to the heathen

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quoter

  • noun a communicator (speaker or writer) who uses quotations

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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ingeminate

  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; repeat; retell; restate; iterate.
    • She kept reiterating her request

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case_law

  • noun a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
    common law; precedent.
    • common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States
  • noun (civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
    common law; precedent.

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mythicize

  • verb interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology
    mythicise.
    • mythicize the ancient stories
  • verb make into a myth
    mythologise; mythologize; mythicise.
    • The Europeans have mythicized Rte. 66

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scripture

  • noun the sacred writings of the Christian religions
    Christian Bible; Bible; Word; Word of God; Holy Writ; Holy Scripture; Book; Good Book.
    • he went to carry the Word to the heathen
  • noun any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
    sacred scripture.

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civil_law

  • noun the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
  • noun the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian; the basis for many modern systems of civil law
    Justinian code; Roman law; jus civile.

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machine_translation

  • noun the use of computers to translate from one language to another
    MT.

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mythicise

  • verb interpret as a myth or in terms of mythology
    mythicize.
    • mythicize the ancient stories
  • verb make into a myth
    mythologise; mythologize; mythicize.
    • The Europeans have mythicized Rte. 66

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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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repetitious

  • adjective characterized by repetition
    repetitive.
    • repetitive movement

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anadiplosis

  • noun repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
    reduplication.

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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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advancement

  • noun encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
    promotion; furtherance.
  • noun the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    advance; forward motion; progression; procession; onward motion; progress.

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biological_science

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biology.

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source

  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; root; beginning; rootage.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root
  • noun a document (or organization) from which information is obtained
    • the reporter had two sources for the story

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crying

  • noun the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
    tears; weeping.
    • I hate to hear the crying of a child
    • she was in tears
  • noun a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition
    cry; shout; call; outcry; vociferation; yell.
    • the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience

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overview

  • noun a general summary of a subject
    • the treasurer gave a brief overview of the financial consequences

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usage

  • noun the act of using
    use; utilization; utilisation; employment; exercise.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers
  • noun accepted or habitual practice
    usance; custom.

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input

  • noun signal going into an electronic system
    input signal.
  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; remark.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account

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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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casting

  • noun object formed by a mold
    cast.
  • noun the act of creating something by casting it in a mold
    molding.

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myth

  • noun a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people

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replicate

  • verb bend or turn backward
    retroflex.
  • verb reproduce or make an exact copy of
    copy.
    • replicate the cell
    • copy the genetic information

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photocopier

  • noun a copier that uses photographic methods of making copies

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retread

  • noun a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads
    recap.
  • verb use again in altered form
    rework; make over.
    • retread an old plot

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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blackjack

  • noun a common scrubby deciduous tree of central and southeastern United States having dark bark and broad three-lobed (club-shaped) leaves; tends to form dense thickets
    jack oak; Quercus marilandica; blackjack oak.
  • noun a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people
    sap; cosh.

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mazdaism

  • noun system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; set forth in the Zend-Avesta; based on concept of struggle between light (good) and dark (evil)
    Zoroastrianism.

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capitulation

  • noun a document containing the terms of surrender
  • noun a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic

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hi-fi

  • noun equipment for the reproduction of sound with high fidelity
    high fidelity sound system.
  • noun the reproduction of sound with little or no distortion
    high fidelity.

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authorship

  • noun the act of creating written works
    penning; composition; writing.
    • writing was a form of therapy for him
    • it was a matter of disputed authorship
  • noun the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing
    paternity.
    • the authorship of the theory is disputed

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execution

  • noun putting a condemned person to death
    executing; death penalty; capital punishment.
  • noun the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
    performance; carrying into action; carrying out.
    • they criticised his performance as mayor
    • experience generally improves performance

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surrogate

  • noun someone who takes the place of another person
    replacement; alternate.
  • noun a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
    deputy.

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computer_programme

  • noun (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
    program; computer program; programme.
    • the program required several hundred lines of code

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ditto

  • noun a mark used to indicate the word above it should be repeated
    ditto mark.
  • verb repeat an action or statement
    • The next speaker dittoed her argument

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misquote

  • noun an incorrect quotation
    misquotation.
  • verb quote incorrectly
    • He had misquoted the politician

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psychological_medicine

  • noun the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
    psychiatry; psychopathology.

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signal

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signaling; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • noun any incitement to action
    • he awaited the signal to start
    • the victory was a signal for wild celebration

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manifest

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

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grit

  • noun a hard coarse-grained siliceous sandstone
    gritrock; gritstone.
  • noun fortitude and determination
    backbone; gumption; guts; sand; moxie.
    • he didn't have the guts to try it

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roneograph

  • noun a rotary duplicator that uses a stencil through which ink is pressed (trade mark Roneo)
    mimeo; Roneo; mimeograph machine; mimeograph.

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jurist

  • noun a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
    legal expert.
  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    judge; justice.

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supernumerary

  • noun a person serving no apparent function
    • reducing staff is difficult because our employees include no supernumeraries
  • noun a minor actor in crowd scenes
    spear carrier; extra.

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summarise

  • verb be a summary of
    summarize; sum up; sum.
    • The abstract summarizes the main ideas in the paper
  • verb give a summary (of)
    summarize; resume; sum up.
    • he summed up his results
    • I will now summarize

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replacement

  • noun the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another
    replacing.
    • replacing the star will not be easy
  • noun someone who takes the place of another person
    alternate; surrogate.

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mathematical

  • adjective of or pertaining to or of the nature of mathematics
    • a mathematical textbook
    • slide rules and other mathematical instruments
    • a mathematical solution to a problem
    • mathematical proof
  • adjective relating to or having ability to think in or work with numbers
    numerical.
    • tests for rating numerical aptitude
    • a mathematical whiz

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sketch

  • noun preliminary drawing for later elaboration
    study.
    • he made several studies before starting to paint
  • noun a brief literary description
    vignette.

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apophatism

  • noun the religious belief that God cannot be known but is completely `other' and must be described in negative terms (in terms of what God is not)

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sequence

  • noun serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
    • the sequence of names was alphabetical
    • he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA
  • noun a following of one thing after another in time
    chronological succession; succession; chronological sequence; successiveness.
    • the doctor saw a sequence of patients

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unelaborated

  • adjective satellite giving only major points; lacking completeness
    sketchy.
    • a sketchy account
    • details of the plan remain sketchy

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insistency

  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    press; pressure; imperativeness; insistence.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
  • noun the act of insisting on something
    insistence.
    • insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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compendious

  • adjective satellite briefly giving the gist of something
    compact; summary; succinct.
    • a short and compendious book
    • a compact style is brief and pithy
    • succinct comparisons
    • a summary formulation of a wide-ranging subject

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martial

  • adjective satellite (of persons) befitting a warrior
    soldierlike; warriorlike; soldierly.
    • a military bearing
  • noun Roman poet noted for epigrams (first century BC)

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repeat

  • noun an event that repeats
    repetition.
    • the events today were a repeat of yesterday's
  • verb to say, state, or perform again
    reiterate; ingeminate; retell; restate; iterate.
    • She kept reiterating her request

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pall

  • noun a sudden numbing dread
    chill.
  • noun burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
    shroud; winding-sheet; winding-clothes; cerement.

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insistence

  • noun continual and persistent demands
    insisting.
  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    press; pressure; insistency; imperativeness.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters

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wordiness

  • noun boring verbosity
    prolixity; windiness; long-windedness; prolixness.

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security

  • noun the state of being free from danger or injury
    • we support the armed services in the name of national security
  • noun defense against financial failure; financial independence
    protection.
    • his pension gave him security in his old age
    • insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness

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scale

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; ordered series; graduated table.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10
  • noun relative magnitude
    • they entertained on a grand scale

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jurisprudence

  • noun the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    legal philosophy; law.
  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    law.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order

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pantomimist

  • noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression
    pantomimer; mummer; mime; mimer.

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legal

  • adjective established by or founded upon law or official or accepted rules
  • adjective of or relating to jurisprudence
    • legal loophole

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religion

  • noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
    religious belief; faith.
    • he lost his faith but not his morality
  • noun an institution to express belief in a divine power
    organized religion; faith.
    • he was raised in the Baptist religion
    • a member of his own faith contradicted him

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mythologisation

  • noun the restatement of a message as a myth
    mythologization.

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refer

  • verb make reference to
    name; bring up; advert; mention; cite.
    • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention
  • verb be relevant to
    touch on; relate; pertain; have-to doe with; bear on; touch; come to; concern.
    • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
    • My remark pertained to your earlier comments

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