- verb set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner
- verb jump out from a hiding place and surprise (someone)
rush out; leap out; burst forth.
- The attackers leapt out from the bushes
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- noun the act of placing in a new position
- verb change place or direction
reposition; shift; dislodge.
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- noun the act of excusing a mistake or offense
- noun a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
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- verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
chit-chat; chew the fat; confab; chitchat; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; natter; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
- the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze
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- noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
- noun an assumption that is taken for granted
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- noun a period of time spent in military service
tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
- noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
- the negotiations were in arrest
- held them in check
- during the halt he got some lunch
- the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
- he spent the entire stop in his seat
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- verb put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
essay; prove; try; examine; test.
- This approach has been tried with good results
- Test this recipe
- verb try something new, as in order to gain experience
- Students experiment sexually
- The composer experimented with a new style
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- noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
- they finished the game under protest to the league president
- the senator rose to register his protest
- the many protestations did not stay the execution
- noun the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
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- verb depart suddenly
- He plumped out of the house
- verb make fat or plump
fatten up; fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump.
- We will plump out that poor starving child
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- noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
- he didn't get enough sleep last night
- calm as a child in dreamless slumber
- noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
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- noun decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
- the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
- noun a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
- in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment
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- verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir.
- raise the specter of unemployment
- he conjured wild birds in the air
- call down the spirits from the mountain
- verb ask for or request earnestly
beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
- The prophet bid all people to become good persons
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- noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
looking at; look.
- he went out to have a look
- his look was fixed on her eyes
- he gave it a good looking at
- his camera does his looking for him
- noun the act of searching visually
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- noun the act of consuming food
- noun the act of supplying food and nourishment
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- verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
cypher; compute; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.
- verb judge to be probable
figure; reckon; forecast; estimate; count on.
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- noun the act of distributing something to designated places or persons
- the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum
- verb give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
depute; assign; delegate; designate.
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- noun stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
- verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
avow; affirm; verify; assert; swear; aver.
- Before God I swear I am innocent
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- noun a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking
- noun the act of tickling
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- verb be based on; of theories and claims, for example
build on; repose on; rest on.
- What's this new evidence based on?
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- noun an equal exchange
swop; barter; trade.
- we had no money so we had to live by barter
- verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for
switch; swop; trade.
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- noun a person who has general authority over others
- noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.
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- noun a polite refusal of an invitation
- noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
sorrow; ruefulness; regret; rue.
- he drank to drown his sorrows
- he wrote a note expressing his regret
- to his rue, the error cost him the game
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- noun the act of removing hair with a razor
- noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
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- verb work together on a common enterprise of project
join forces; get together; cooperate.
- The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well
- We joined forces with another research group
- verb cooperate as a traitor
- he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris
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- noun the act of shielding from harm
- noun a shield of lead or concrete intended as a barrier to radiation emitted in nuclear decay
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- noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
delivery; saving; deliverance.
- work is the deliverance of mankind
- a surgeon's job is the saving of lives
- verb free from harm or evil
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- verb define clearly
nail down; narrow down; narrow; specify; peg down.
- I cannot narrow down the rules for this game
- verb place in a confining or embarrassing position
- He was trapped in a difficult situation
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- verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
dish out; deal; parcel out; distribute; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
- administer critical remarks to everyone present
- dole out some money
- shell out pocket money for the children
- deal a blow to someone
- the machine dispenses soft drinks
- verb grant a dispensation; grant an exemption
- I was dispensed from this terrible task
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- verb transmit (knowledge or skills)
leave; give; pass on.
- give a secret to the Russians
- leave your name and address here
- impart a new skill to the students
- verb bestow a quality on
lend; contribute; add; bring; bestow.
- Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company
- The music added a lot to the play
- She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings
- This adds a light note to the program
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- verb lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
- verb be about
loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
- The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
- Who is this man that is hanging around the department?
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- noun a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
- noun the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
nip; tang; flavour; savor; savour; sapidity; flavor; relish.
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- noun a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
- verb come into view indistinctly, often threateningly
- Another air plane loomed into the sky
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- noun someone who assists in a plot
collaborator; partner in crime; henchman.
- noun a supporter of the Confederate States of America
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- noun the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
- his reluctant delivery of bad news
- verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
bring; take; convey.
- Bring me the box from the other room
- Take these letters to the boss
- This brings me to the main point
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- verb nearly do something
- She came close to quitting her job
- verb be close or similar
- Her results approximate my own
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- verb move deeply
- This book upset me
- A troubling thought
- verb change the arrangement or position of
raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.
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- adjective satellite perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
baffled; bemused; lost; confounded; confused; befuddled; at sea; mazed; mixed-up.
- obviously bemused by his questions
- bewildered and confused
- a cloudy and confounded philosopher
- just a mixed-up kid
- she felt lost on the first day of school
- verb be a mystery or bewildering to
mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
- This beats me!
- Got me--I don't know the answer!
- a vexing problem
- This question really stuck me
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- noun a painful or straitened circumstance
- the pinch of the recession
- noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed
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- verb have the idea for
gestate; conceptualize; conceptualise.
- He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
- This library was well conceived
- verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
believe; think; consider.
- I think he is very smart
- I believe her to be very smart
- I think that he is her boyfriend
- The racist conceives such people to be inferior
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- noun an organism or species surviving as a remnant of an otherwise extinct flora or fauna in an environment much changed from that in which it originated
- noun geological feature that is a remnant of a pre-existing formation after other parts have disappeared
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- verb be based on; of theories and claims, for example
build on; rest on; build upon.
- What's this new evidence based on?
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- noun the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
dust; detritus; junk; rubble.
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- verb draw from specific cases for more general cases
extrapolate; infer; generalise.
- verb speak or write in generalities
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- verb get going or set in motion
- We simply could not start the engine
- start up the computer
- verb get off the ground
start; embark on; commence.
- Who started this company?
- We embarked on an exciting enterprise
- I start my day with a good breakfast
- We began the new semester
- The afternoon session begins at 4 PM
- The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack
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- noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
- a narrow victory
- the general always gets credit for his army's victory
- clinched a victory
- convincing victory
- the agreement was a triumph for common sense
- noun the exultation of victory
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- noun small quantity of fried batter containing fruit or meat or vegetables
- verb spend frivolously and unwisely
shoot; fool; fool away; fritter away; dissipate; frivol away.
- Fritter away one's inheritance
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- verb derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
savor; savour; bask; relish.
- She relished her fame and basked in her glory
- verb have benefit from
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- noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
plug; wad; quid; cud; chaw.
- noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
manduction; chewing; mastication.
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- noun a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
- noun a contract to hire or lease transportation
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- 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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- noun activity involved in maintaining something in good working order
- he wrote the manual on car care
- noun the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence
sustainment; sustentation; maintenance; sustenance.
- they were in want of sustenance
- fishing was their main sustainment
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- noun a military training exercise
simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
- noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.
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- verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
stomach; brook; support; put up; 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
- verb recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)
- We must tolerate the religions of others
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- adjective satellite emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
bubbly; foaming; spumy; effervescing; foamy; frothy.
- bubbling champagne
- foamy (or frothy) beer
- verb form, produce, or emit bubbles
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- noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
- noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
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- verb command with authority
- He directed the children to do their homework
- verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
aim; point; place; target.
- He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
- criticism directed at her superior
- direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself
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- noun a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
vote; ballot; balloting.
- there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion
- they allowed just one vote per person
- verb express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote
- He voted for the motion
- None of the Democrats voted last night
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- noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
- noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
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- verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
begin; get; set about; start; set out; get down; commence.
- We began working at dawn
- Who will start?
- Get working as soon as the sun rises!
- The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
- He began early in the day
- Let's get down to work now
- verb leave
depart; set forth; set off; start; part; set out; take off.
- The family took off for Florida
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- noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
- noun an indefinitely short time
moment; bit; mo; minute.
- wait just a moment
- in a mo
- it only takes a minute
- in just a bit
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- verb win approval or support for
- Carry all before one
- His speech did not sway the voters
- verb cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
- You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!
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- noun noisy talk
chatter; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
- verb talk incessantly and tiresomely
jaw; yap away; yack away; rattle on.
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- noun the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it
- the shining of shoes provided a meager living
- every Sunday he gave his car a good polishing
- verb be bright by reflecting or casting light
- Drive carefully--the wet road reflects
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- noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
eventide; evening; eve.
- he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
- verb make level or straight
even out; level; flush.
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- noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
- noun body covering of a living animal
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- verb amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
buy in; stock.
- let's stock coffee as long as prices are low
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- verb change radically
- E-mail revolutionized communication in academe
- verb overthrow by a revolution, of governments
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- noun atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
- noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
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- noun someone whose style is out of fashion
fogey; dodo; fogy.
- noun the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil
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- noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
behaviour; doings; behavior.
- noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.
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- verb force out
- Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts
- verb make by laborious and precarious means
- He eked out a living as a painter
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- noun a social or business relationship
affiliation; association; tie.
- a valuable financial affiliation
- he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
- many close associations with England
- noun an interruption of normal activity
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- noun the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros
meg; 1000000; one thousand thousand.
- noun a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)
billion; jillion; trillion; gazillion; zillion.
- there were millions of flies
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- noun something left after other parts have been taken away
residue; residuum; rest; balance; remainder.
- there was no remainder
- he threw away the rest
- he took what he wanted and I got the balance
- noun (often plural) a payment that is made to a performer or writer or director of a television show or commercial that is paid for every repeat showing
- he could retire on his residuals
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- verb make oneself visible; take action
step to the fore; come to the fore; step up; come forward; come out.
- Young people should step to the fore and help their peers
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- verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
vent; air out; air.
- air the old winter clothes
- air out the smoke-filled rooms
- verb expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
- Wheat should be well ventilated
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- noun a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
whale; giant; heavyweight.
- noun a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned
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- noun chemical agent capable of activity
- noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
- `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice
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- noun the property of being of short spatial extent
- the shortness of the Channel crossing
- noun the condition of being short of something
- there was no shortness of money
- can cause shortness of breath
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- verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
- What message do you see in this letter?
- How do you interpret his behavior?
- verb give an interpretation or explanation to
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- noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
- verb remove the moisture from and make dry
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- noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
- A shrill voice sounded behind us
- noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
- a singer takes good care of his voice
- the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations
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- noun the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
- noun conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
merchant vessels; merchant marine; cargo ships.
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- noun a variety of bridge in which tricks made in excess of the contract are scored toward game; now generally superseded by contract bridge
- noun the public sale of something to the highest bidder
auction sale; vendue.
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- verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
- She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
- verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
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- verb make a gift of
- She gave away her antique furniture
- verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out.
- The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
- The actress won't reveal how old she is
- bring out the truth
- he broke the news to her
- unwrap the evidence in the murder case
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- noun a mutual promise of a couple not to date anyone else; on college campuses it was once signaled by the giving of a fraternity pin
- verb to hold fast or prevent from moving
immobilize; immobilise; trap; pin.
- The child was pinned under the fallen tree
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- noun approval
- 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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- verb annoy continually or chronically
beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
- He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
- This man harasses his female co-workers
- verb exhaust by attacking repeatedly
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- verb be verbose
- This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
- verb express in speech
verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
- She talks a lot of nonsense
- This depressed patient does not verbalize
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- noun a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
- noun the act of rotating rapidly
twist; whirl; twisting; twirl.
- he gave the crank a spin
- it broke off after much twisting
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- noun a stop during an automobile trip for rest and refreshment
- noun a brief stop at a pit during an automobile race to take on fuel or service the car
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- verb to consider or examine in speech or writing
- The author talks about the different aspects of this question
- The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'
- verb discuss or mention
- They spoke of many things
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- noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
- noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
water parting; watershed.
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- noun a race between candidates for elective office
run; political campaign.
- I managed his campaign for governor
- he is raising money for a Senate run
- noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
- he supported populist campaigns
- they worked in the cause of world peace
- the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
- the movement to end slavery
- contributed to the war effort
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- noun plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
- noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
stubble; chaff; husk; stalk; shuck.
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- verb make longer
- Lengthen this skirt, please
- verb become long or longer
- In Spring, the days lengthen
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- verb escape, either physically or mentally
- The thief eluded the police
- This difficult idea seems to evade her
- The event evades explanation
- verb be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
- What you are seeing in him eludes me
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- noun the force used in pushing
- the push of the water on the walls of the tank
- the thrust of the jet engines
- noun a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
knife thrust; stab.
- one strong stab to the heart killed him
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- noun a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
- noun a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
oddment; remainder; end.
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- noun the whole amount
aggregate; sum; totality.
- noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
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- verb surround so as to force to give up
beleaguer; hem in; surround; besiege.
- The Turks besieged Vienna
- verb beat through cleverness and wit
outsmart; beat; overreach; outwit; outfox.
- I beat the traffic
- She outfoxed her competitors
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- verb act in order to achieve a certain goal
- He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
- She maneuvered herself into the directorship
- verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; steer.
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- noun an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
- noun painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery
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- verb hold back to a later time
prorogue; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
- verb slow down the progress of; hinder
- His late start set him back
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- noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
- verb to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
- Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
- turn the earth in the Spring
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- noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
- the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
- his strenuous pulling strained his back
- verb cause to move by pulling
pull; draw; force.
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- verb give an incentive for action
prompt; propel; incite; move; actuate.
- This moved me to sacrifice my career
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- verb be greater in significance than
- the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness
- verb make appear small by comparison
- This year's debt dwarfs that of last year
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- noun a reply of denial
- he answered in the negative
- noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed
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- noun a telephone connection
telephone call; phone call.
- she reported several anonymous calls
- he placed a phone call to London
- he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
- noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
- he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call
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- noun the act of taking something back
- verb take back by force, as after a battle
- The military forces managed to recapture the fort
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- noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
- the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
- noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
- the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn
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- verb continue to live through hardship or adversity
live on; last; hold up; live; endure; hold out; go.
- We went without water and food for 3 days
- These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
- The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
- how long can a person last without food and water?
- verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
pull round; make it; come through; pull through.
- He survived the cancer against all odds
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- noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
- noun an amount determined as payable
- the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership
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- verb express in words
- 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)
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- verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
respire; take a breath; suspire.
- I can breathe better when the air is clean
- The patient is respiring
- verb be alive
- Every creature that breathes
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- noun an indication that something has been present
shadow; tincture; trace.
- there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
- a tincture of condescension
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- noun the act of passing something along from one person or group to another
- noun a crew of workers who relieve another crew
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- verb become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
unwind; unbend; decompress; slow down; loosen up.
- He relaxed in the hot tub
- Let's all relax after a hard day's work
- verb make less taut
- relax the tension on the rope
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- verb have amorous affairs; of men
- He has been womanizing for years
- verb to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to
effeminise; effeminize; feminize; feminise.
- This hairdo feminizes the man
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- noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
- 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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- verb attribute or credit to
impute; assign; attribute.
- We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare
- People impute great cleverness to cats
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- noun a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
- he was helpless under the reign of his egotism
- noun the period during which a monarch is sovereign
- during the reign of Henry VIII
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- noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
harm; injury; trauma.
- noun psychological suffering
- the death of his wife caused him great distress
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- verb start an engine again, for example
- verb take up or begin anew
- We resumed the negotiations
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- noun a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
- the sting of death
- he felt the stinging of nettles
- noun a mental pain or distress
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- noun the profession of a teacher
- he prepared for teaching while still in college
- pedagogy is recognized as an important profession
- noun a doctrine that is taught
- the teachings of religion
- he believed all the Christian precepts
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- verb close at the end of a session
recess; break up.
- verb break from a meeting or gathering
- We adjourned for lunch
- The men retired to the library
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- 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
- he has a good grasp of accounting practices
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- noun an effortful attempt to attain a goal
strain; pains; nisus.
- verb attempt by employing effort
endeavor; endeavour; strive.
- we endeavor to make our customers happy
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- noun a new branch
- noun the act of shooting at targets
- they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer
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- verb make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
set; prepare; fix; set up; ready.
- Get the children ready for school!
- prepare for war
- I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill
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- noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
juncture; joint; junction; articulation.
- noun a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
- let C be the union of the sets A and B
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- noun an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
- the rooms were very small but they had a nice view
- noun space for movement
elbow room; way.
- room to pass
- make way for
- hardly enough elbow room to turn around
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- verb to make a mistake or be incorrect
- verb wander from a direct course or at random
- The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her
- don't drift from the set course
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- verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
- She pursued many activities
- They engaged in a discussion
- verb follow in or as if in pursuit
- The police car pursued the suspected attacker
- Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life
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- noun activity directed toward making or doing something
- she checked several points needing further work
- noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or