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rough (Also roughing, roughed, rougher, roughs, roughings, roughest) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to rough

clamoring

  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
    clamor; clamour; hue and cry; clamouring.
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd
  • verb make loud demands
    clamor; clamour.
    • he clamored for justice and tolerance

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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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foul

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

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hitch

  • 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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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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huffy

  • adjective satellite quick to take offense
    touchy; thin-skinned; feisty.
  • adjective satellite roused to anger
    sore; mad.
    • stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain
    • she gets mad when you wake her up so early
    • mad at his friend
    • sore over a remark

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insect_repellent

  • noun a chemical substance that repels insects
    insectifuge; insect repellant.

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scheming

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    conniving; calculative; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community
  • verb form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    scheme; intrigue; connive.

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aggression

  • noun a disposition to behave aggressively
  • noun a feeling of hostility that arouses thoughts of attack
    aggressiveness.

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unpressed

  • adjective satellite (of clothing) not smoothed with heat

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swag

  • noun valuable goods
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    booty; prize; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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brackish

  • adjective satellite distasteful and unpleasant; spoiled by mixture
    • a thin brackish gruel
  • adjective satellite slightly salty (especially from containing a mixture of seawater and fresh water)
    briny.
    • a brackish lagoon
    • the briny deep

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weapons-grade

  • adjective satellite of a quality adequate for use in weapons (especially in weapons of mass destruction)
    • weapons-grade plutonium
    • weapons-grade anthrax
  • adjective satellite extremely strong or concentrated or durable
    industrial-strength.
    • industrial-strength detergent
    • weapons-grade salsa

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stinky

  • adjective having an unpleasant smell
    malodorous; unpleasant-smelling; ill-smelling; malodourous.
  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; crappy; lousy; rotten; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world

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excoriate

  • verb express strong disapproval of
    decry; reprobate; objurgate; condemn.
    • We condemn the racism in South Africa
    • These ideas were reprobated
  • verb tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
    chafe.
    • This leash chafes the dog's neck

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venom

  • noun toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)
  • noun feeling a need to see others suffer
    spitefulness; maliciousness; malice; spite.

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tickle

  • noun a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking
  • noun the act of tickling
    titillation; tickling.

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unsteadiness

  • noun the quality of not being steady or securely fixed in place
    ricketiness.
  • noun the quality of being unsteady--varying and unpredictable

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funk

  • noun a state of nervous depression
    blue funk.
    • he was in a funk
  • noun United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)
    Casimir Funk.

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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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sputter

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

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angulate

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

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dapple

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; patch; maculation; fleck.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • verb colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
    cloud; mottle.

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sway

  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

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rumbustious

  • adjective satellite noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
    rambunctious; robustious; unruly; boisterous.
    • a boisterous crowd
    • a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand
    • a robustious group of teenagers
    • beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings
    • an unruly class

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wester

  • noun wind that blows from west to east
    west wind.
  • adjective situated in or facing or moving toward the west
    west.

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conjecture

  • noun a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    speculation.
    • speculations about the outcome of the election
    • he dismissed it as mere conjecture
  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.

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blistering

  • noun the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    vesiculation; vesication.
  • verb get blistered
    blister; vesicate.
    • Her feet blistered during the long hike

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appal

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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katabatic_wind

  • noun a wind caused by the downward motion of cold air
    catabatic wind.

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smack

  • noun a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
    slap.
  • 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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choppiness

  • noun used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather
    rough water; roughness.

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sleek

  • verb make slick or smooth
    slick.
  • adjective satellite well-groomed and neatly tailored; especially too well-groomed
    • sleek figures in expensive clothes

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cut_down

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

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simoon

  • noun a violent hot sand-laden wind on the deserts of Arabia and North Africa
    simoom; samiel.

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come_close

  • verb nearly do something
    • She came close to quitting her job
  • verb be close or similar
    approximate.
    • Her results approximate my own

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shoofly

  • noun an undercover police officer who investigates other policemen
  • noun a child's rocking chair with the seat built between two flat sides that are shaped to resemble an animal (such as a swan or duck)

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underreckoning

  • noun an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
    underestimation; underestimate; underrating.

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grueling

  • adjective satellite characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    heavy; toilsome; punishing; operose; backbreaking; hard; arduous; gruelling; laborious.
    • worked their arduous way up the mining valley
    • a grueling campaign
    • hard labor
    • heavy work
    • heavy going
    • spent many laborious hours on the project
    • set a punishing pace

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naturalist

  • noun an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms
  • noun a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
    natural scientist.

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conceive

  • 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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commons

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • noun a pasture subject to common use
    common land.

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palm-shaped

  • adjective satellite of a leaf shape; having leaflets or lobes radiating from a common point
    palmate.

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brutish

  • adjective satellite resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility
    bestial; brute; brutal; beastly.
    • beastly desires
    • a bestial nature
    • brute force
    • a dull and brutish man
    • bestial treatment of prisoners

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crotch

  • noun the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches
    fork.
    • they took the south fork
    • he climbed into the crotch of a tree
  • noun the angle formed by the inner sides of the legs where they join the human trunk
    fork.

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leprose

  • adjective satellite rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf
    scurfy; lepidote; scabrous; scaly.

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roundness

  • noun the fullness of a tone of voice
    rotundity.
    • there is a musky roundness to his wordiness
  • noun the quality of being round numbers
    • he gave us the results in round numbers, but their roundness didn't affect the point he was making

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one

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

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deplorable

  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; lamentable; sorry.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs
  • adjective satellite of very poor quality or condition
    miserable; execrable; woeful; wretched.
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment

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whirlwind

  • noun a more or less vertical column of air whirling around itself as it moves over the surface of the Earth

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intermittency

  • noun the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping
    intermittence.

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parted

  • adjective satellite having a margin incised almost to the base so as to create distinct divisions or lobes
  • verb go one's own way; move apart
    part; split; separate.
    • The friends separated after the party

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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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capitalisation

  • noun writing in capital letters
    capitalization.
  • noun an estimation of the value of a business
    capitalization.

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wide_of_the_mark

  • adjective satellite not on target
    wide.
    • the kick was wide
    • the arrow was wide of the mark
    • a claim that was wide of the truth

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direct

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

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snafu

  • noun an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up
  • verb cause to be in a state of complete confusion

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approximation

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    estimate; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)

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disciplined

  • adjective satellite obeying the rules
  • verb develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    discipline; train; check; condition.
    • Parents must discipline their children
    • Is this dog trained?

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rusty

  • adjective satellite covered with or consisting of rust
    • a rusty machine
    • rusty deposits
  • adjective satellite of the brown color of rust
    rust-brown; rust.

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persuade

  • verb win approval or support for
    carry; sway.
    • 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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ill-chosen

  • adjective satellite not elegant or graceful in expression
    awkward; inept; inapt; clumsy; cumbersome.
    • an awkward prose style
    • a clumsy apology
    • his cumbersome writing style
    • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

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rigorous

  • adjective satellite rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
    strict.
    • rigorous application of the law
    • a strict vegetarian
  • adjective satellite demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    tight; stringent.
    • rigorous discipline
    • tight security
    • stringent safety measures

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intermittence

  • noun the quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping
    intermittency.

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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gawky

  • adjective satellite lacking grace in movement or posture
    clumsy; unwieldy; clunky; ungainly.
    • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
    • clumsy fingers
    • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
    • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair

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hide

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

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inelegance

  • noun the quality of lacking refinement and good taste

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ugly

  • adjective displeasing to the senses
    • an ugly face
    • ugly furniture
  • adjective satellite inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
    surly.
    • a surly waiter
    • an ugly frame of mind

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ruthless

  • adjective satellite without mercy or pity
    unpitying; remorseless; pitiless.
    • an act of ruthless ferocity
    • a monster of remorseless cruelty

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thunder

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

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zoological

  • adjective concerning the study of animals and their classification and properties
    • zoological research
  • adjective of or relating to animals or animal groups
    • zoological garden

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serrated

  • adjective satellite notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
    toothed; notched; saw-toothed; serrate.
  • verb make saw-toothed or jag the edge of
    serrate.
    • serrate the edges of the teeth

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poison

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

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condyloma

(Med.) A wartlike new growth on the outer skin or adjoining mucous membrance. ✍ There are two kinds of condylomata, the pointed and the broad, the latter being of syphilitic origin.

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unskilled

  • adjective not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    • unskilled in the art of rhetoric
    • an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
    • unskilled labor
    • workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
    • unskilled workmanship
  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    amateurish; amateur; inexpert.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

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lowliness

  • noun the state of being humble and unimportant
    obscureness; humbleness; unimportance.
  • noun a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
    low status; lowness.

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uproarious

  • adjective satellite uncontrollably noisy
    rackety; rip-roaring.
  • adjective satellite marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    screaming; hilarious.
    • hilarious broad comedy
    • a screaming farce
    • uproarious stories

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new

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

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jaundice

  • noun yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia
    icterus.
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; bitterness; acerbity; thorniness.

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maverick

  • noun someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
    rebel.
  • noun an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it

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wart

  • noun any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)
  • noun an imperfection in someone or something that is suggestive of a wart (especially in smallness or unattractiveness)

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crunch

  • noun the sound of something crunching
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
  • noun a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch

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dead_reckoning

  • noun an estimate based on little or no information
    guesswork; guess; shot; guessing.
  • noun navigation without the aid of celestial observations

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environmental_science

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    bionomics; ecology.

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leaning

  • noun an inclination to do something
    propensity; tendency.
    • he felt leanings toward frivolity
  • noun a natural inclination
    propensity; proclivity.
    • he has a proclivity for exaggeration

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granularity

  • noun the quality of being composed of relatively large particles
    coarseness; graininess.

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shriek

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screaming; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    screech; screeching; screaming; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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calculate

  • 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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doldrums

  • noun a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
    stagnancy; stagnation.
    • economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation
  • noun a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific

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elaborate

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

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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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harass

  • 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
    • harass the enemy

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exacting

  • adjective having complicated nutritional requirements; especially growing only in special artificial cultures
    fastidious.
    • fastidious microorganisms
    • certain highly specialized xerophytes are extremely exacting in their requirements
  • verb claim as due or just
    exact; demand.
    • The bank demanded payment of the loan

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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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spotty

  • adjective satellite having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
    spotted; patched.
    • a field patched with ice and snow
    • the wall had a spotty speckled effect
    • a black-and-white spotted cow
  • adjective satellite lacking consistency
    uneven; scratchy.
    • the golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty

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menial

  • noun a domestic servant
  • adjective satellite used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
    humble; lowly.

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climber

  • noun a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants
  • noun someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
    social climber.

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bloomer

  • noun a flower that blooms in a particular way
    • a night bloomer
  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; blunder; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle.

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shore_boulder

  • noun a boulder found on a shore remote from its place of origin

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rock-ribbed

  • adjective satellite abounding in or bordered by rocky cliffs or scarps
    rockbound.
    • the rock-ribbed coast of Maine
  • adjective satellite tradition-bound and obstinately opinionated
    die-hard.
    • an inflexible (or die-hard) conservative
    • rock-ribbed republican

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hunch

  • noun an impression that something might be the case
    intuition; suspicion.
    • he had an intuition that something had gone wrong
  • noun the act of bending yourself into a humped position

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criticise

  • verb find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    knock; pick apart; criticize.
    • The paper criticized the new movie
    • Don't knock the food--it's free
  • verb act as a critic
    criticize.
    • Those who criticize others often are not perfect, either

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rustle

  • noun a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
    whispering; whisper; rustling.
  • verb make a dry crackling sound
    • rustling silk
    • the dry leaves were rustling in the breeze

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nauseate

  • verb upset and make nauseated
    sicken; turn one's stomach.
    • The smell of the food turned the pregnant woman's stomach
    • The mold on the food sickened the diners
  • verb cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
    sicken; revolt; churn up; disgust.
    • The pornographic pictures sickened us

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bumpy

  • adjective causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
    jumpy; rocky; jolty; jolting; rough.
    • a rough ride
  • adjective satellite covered with or full of bumps
    • a bumpy country road

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cogency

  • noun persuasive relevance
  • noun the quality of being valid and rigorous
    rigor; rigour; validity.

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intensiveness

  • noun high level or degree; the property of being intense
    intensity.

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glance

  • noun a quick look
    coup d'oeil; glimpse.
  • verb throw a glance at; take a brief look at
    peek; glint.
    • She only glanced at the paper
    • I only peeked--I didn't see anything interesting

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head-on

  • adjective satellite characterized by direct opposition
    • a head-on confrontation
  • adjective satellite meeting front to front
    frontal.
    • a frontal attack
    • a head-on collision

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acerate

  • adjective satellite narrow and long and pointed; as pine leaves
    acicular; acerose; needle-shaped.

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aegypiidae

  • noun in some classifications considered the family comprising the Old World vultures which are more often included in the family Accipitridae
    family Aegypiidae.

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plop

  • noun the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash
  • verb drop something with a plopping sound

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barky

  • adjective satellite resembling the rough bark of a tree
    • the rattlesnake's barky scales

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catchy

  • adjective satellite having concealed difficulty
    tricky.
    • a catchy question
    • a tricky recipe to follow
  • adjective satellite likely to attract attention
    attention-getting.
    • a catchy title for a movie

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negative

  • 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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industrial-strength

  • adjective satellite extremely strong or concentrated or durable
    weapons-grade.
    • industrial-strength detergent
    • weapons-grade salsa

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call

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

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bedrock

  • noun solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil
  • noun principles from which other truths can be derived
    fundamentals; fundamental principle; basics; basic principle.
    • first you must learn the fundamentals
    • let's get down to basics

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knoll

  • noun a small natural hill
    hillock; mound; hummock; hammock.

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strike

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

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assessment

  • noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
    appraisal.
  • noun an amount determined as payable
    • the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership

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put_forward

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

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decomposable

  • adjective satellite capable of being partitioned
    analyzable.

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startle_response

  • noun a complicated involuntary reaction to a sudden unexpected stimulus (especially a loud noise); involves flexion of most skeletal muscles and a variety of visceral reactions
    startle reaction.

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barbarous

  • adjective satellite (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    savage; vicious; brutal; cruel; fell; roughshod.
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks
  • adjective satellite primitive in customs and culture

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valuator

  • noun one who estimates officially the worth or value or quality of things
    appraiser.

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composite

  • noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts
    complex.
    • the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town
  • noun considered the most highly evolved dicotyledonous plants, characterized by florets arranged in dense heads that resemble single flowers
    composite plant.

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naive

  • adjective marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience
    naif.
    • a teenager's naive ignorance of life
    • the naive assumption that things can only get better
    • this naive simple creature with wide friendly eyes so eager to believe appearances
  • adjective satellite of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style
    primitive.
    • primitive art such as that by Grandma Moses is often colorful and striking

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ascribe

  • verb attribute or credit to
    impute; assign; attribute.
    • We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare
    • People impute great cleverness to cats

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yahoo

  • noun a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
    rube; bumpkin; hayseed; chawbacon; yokel; hick.
  • noun one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift

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billowing

  • adjective satellite characterized by great swelling waves or surges
    surging; billowy.
    • billowy storm clouds
    • the restless billowing sea
    • surging waves
  • verb rise up as if in waves
    wallow; billow.
    • smoke billowed up into the sky

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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wavy

  • adjective satellite (of hair) having waves
    • she had long wavy hair
  • adjective satellite uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
    rippled; crinkly; crinkled; wavelike.

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abrasive_material

  • noun a substance that abrades or wears down
    abrasive; abradant.

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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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tripinnate

  • adjective satellite (of a leaf shape) thrice pinnate
    tripinnated.

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foul_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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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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sorry

  • adjective feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    bad; regretful.
    • felt regretful over his vanished youth
    • regretful over mistakes she had made
    • he felt bad about breaking the vase
  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; lamentable; deplorable.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs

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blustering

  • adjective satellite blowing in violent and abrupt bursts
    blustery; blusterous.
    • blustering (or blusterous) winds of Patagonia
    • a cold blustery day
    • a gusty storm with strong sudden rushes of wind
  • verb blow hard; be gusty, as of wind
    bluster.
    • A southeaster blustered onshore
    • The flames blustered

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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ineptness

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
    awkwardness; ineptitude; maladroitness; clumsiness; slowness.
  • noun the quality of having the wrong properties for a specific purpose
    unsuitableness; unsuitability.

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fuck_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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battleful

  • adjective satellite having or showing a ready disposition to fight
    combative; bellicose.
    • bellicose young officers
    • a combative impulse
    • a contentious nature

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nephrolith

  • noun a calculus formed in the kidney
    kidney stone; urinary calculus; renal calculus.

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abrasiveness

  • noun the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
    harshness; scratchiness.
  • noun the quality of being sharply disagreeable

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sandblast

  • noun a blast of wind laden with sand
  • verb grind with a sandblast
    • sandblast the facade of the building

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ventricular_fibrillation

  • noun fibrillation of heart muscles resulting in interference with rhythmic contractions of the ventricles and possibly leading to cardiac arrest

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work

  • 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 thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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whack

  • noun the sound made by a sharp swift blow
  • noun the act of hitting vigorously
    knock; whang; rap; belt.
    • he gave the table a whack

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nub

  • noun a small lump or protuberance
    nubble.
  • noun a small piece
    stub.
    • a nub of coal
    • a stub of a pencil

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palpitating

  • adjective satellite having a slight and rapid trembling motion
    palpitant.
    • palpitant movements rather than violent eruptions
    • my palpitating heart
  • verb cause to throb or beat rapidly
    palpitate.
    • Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart

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appraisal

  • noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
    assessment.
  • noun a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)
    estimate; estimation.

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overcapitalise

  • verb estimate the capital value of (a company) at an unreasonably or unlawfully high level
    overcapitalize.
  • verb overestimate the market value of
    overcapitalize.
    • overcapitalize a property

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quiver

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a shaky motion
    quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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waviness

  • noun (of hair) a tendency to curl
    curliness.
  • noun unevenness produced by waves or wrinkles

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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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permanent-press

  • adjective satellite used of fabrics that do not require ironing
    drip-dry.
    • drip-dry shirts for travel

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turn_one's_stomach

  • verb upset and make nauseated
    nauseate; sicken.
    • The smell of the food turned the pregnant woman's stomach
    • The mold on the food sickened the diners

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shield-shaped

  • adjective satellite (of a leaf shape) round, with the stem attached near the center of the lower surface rather than the margin (as a nasturtium leaf for example)
    peltate.

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malign

  • verb speak unfavorably about
    traduce; badmouth; drag through the mud.
    • She badmouths her husband everywhere
  • adjective evil or harmful in nature or influence
    • prompted by malign motives
    • believed in witches and malign spirits
    • gave him a malign look
    • a malign lesion

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unevenness

  • noun the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity
    variability.
  • noun the quality of being unbalanced

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oscillating

  • adjective satellite having periodic vibrations
    oscillatory.
  • verb be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
    hover; vacillate; vibrate; oscillate.
    • He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement

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fohn

  • noun a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps
    foehn.

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end

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

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barbarousness

  • noun the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
    atrocity; heinousness; atrociousness; barbarity.

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serrate

  • verb make saw-toothed or jag the edge of
    • serrate the edges of the teeth
  • adjective satellite notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
    toothed; serrated; notched; saw-toothed.

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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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reeler

  • noun someone who walks unsteadily as if about to fall
    staggerer; totterer.
  • noun a dancer of reels

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bunt

  • noun (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
  • noun disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores
    stinking smut.

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vociferous

  • adjective satellite conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
    blatant; clamant; clamorous; strident.
    • blatant radios
    • a clamorous uproar
    • strident demands
    • a vociferous mob

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tangled

  • adjective in a confused mass
    • pushed back her tangled hair
    • the tangled ropes
  • verb force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
    embroil; sweep; drag; drag in; sweep up; tangle.
    • They were swept up by the events
    • don't drag me into this business

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faulty

  • adjective satellite having a defect
    defective.
    • I returned the appliance because it was defective
  • adjective satellite characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules; the wrong side of the road"
    incorrect; wrong.
    • he submitted a faulty report
    • an incorrect transcription

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noisiness

  • noun the auditory effect characterized by loud and constant noise
    racketiness.

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sialolith

  • noun a stone formed in the salivary gland