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samurai (Also samurais) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to samurai

son

  • noun a male human offspring
    boy.
    • their son became a famous judge
    • his boy is taller than he is
  • noun the divine word of God; the second person in the Trinity (incarnate in Jesus)
    Logos; Word.

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duty

  • noun the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
    obligation; responsibility.
    • we must instill a sense of duty in our children
    • every right implies a responsibility
  • noun work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
    • the duties of the job

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ignatius

  • noun bishop of Antioch who was martyred under the Roman Emperor Trajan (died 110)
    Saint Ignatius; St. Ignatius.

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code

  • noun a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)
    codification.
  • noun a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

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voyage

  • noun an act of traveling by water
    ocean trip.
  • noun a journey to some distant place

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musashi

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money

  • noun the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    • we tried to collect the money he owed us
  • noun wealth reckoned in terms of money
    • all his money is in real estate

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kyoto

  • noun a city in central Japan on southern Honshu; a famous cultural center that was once the capital of Japan

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sadayo

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zen

  • noun school of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan
    Zen Buddhism.
  • noun a Buddhist doctrine that enlightenment can be attained through direct intuitive insight
    Zen Buddhism.

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edo

  • noun a member of a west African people living in the tropical forest region of southern Nigeria
  • noun the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan
    Yeddo; Yedo; Tokyo; Japanese capital; Tokio; capital of Japan.

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commoner

  • noun a person who holds no title
    common man; common person.
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    common.
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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menpo

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matchlock

  • noun an early style of musket; a slow-burning wick would be lowered into a hole in the breech to ignite the charge

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scott

  • noun award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
    George C. Scott.
  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Scott; Robert Falcon Scott.

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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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kato

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battle

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    engagement; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    struggle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition

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japan

  • noun lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer
  • noun a string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean
    Japanese Islands; Japanese Archipelago.

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skill

  • noun an ability that has been acquired by training
    acquirement; attainment; accomplishment; acquisition.
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    science.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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yamamoto

  • noun Japanese admiral who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 (1884-1943)
    Isoroku Yamamoto.

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torii

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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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sekigahara

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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imagawa

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hagakure

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title

  • noun a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with
    statute title; rubric.
    • Title 8 provided federal help for schools
  • noun the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.
    • he looked for books with the word `jazz' in the title
    • he refused to give titles to his paintings
    • I can never remember movie titles

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series

  • noun similar things placed in order or happening one after another
    • they were investigating a series of bank robberies
  • noun a serialized set of programs
    serial.
    • a comedy series
    • the Masterworks concert series

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guerrilla

  • noun a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    guerilla; insurgent; irregular.

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yari

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father

  • noun a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
    male parent; begetter.
    • his father was born in Atlanta
  • noun the founder of a family
    forefather; sire.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers

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ieyasu

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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late

  • adjective being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
    • late evening
    • late 18th century
    • a late movie
    • took a late flight
    • had a late breakfast
  • adjective satellite after the expected or usual time; delayed
    tardy; belated.
    • a belated birthday card
    • I'm late for the plane
    • the train is late
    • tardy children are sent to the principal
    • always tardy in making dental appointments

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betrothal

  • noun a mutual promise to marry
    engagement; troth.
  • noun the act of becoming betrothed or engaged
    espousal.

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kiri

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kiyomasa

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farmer

  • noun a person who operates a farm
    granger; sodbuster; husbandman.
  • noun United States civil rights leader who in 1942 founded the Congress of Racial Equality (born in 1920)
    James Leonard Farmer.

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yoritomo

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kunikuzushi

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peerage

  • noun the peers of a kingdom considered as a group
    baronage.

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chiyo

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maquis

  • noun a guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War II
    Maquisard.
  • noun the French underground that fought against the German occupation in World War II

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woman

  • noun an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
    adult female.
    • the woman kept house while the man hunted
  • noun a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • he was faithful to his woman

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nipponese

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Japan
    Japanese.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language
    Japanese.
    • the Japanese Emperor
    • Japanese cars

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tactic

  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    maneuver; manoeuvre; tactics.

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shogunate

  • noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; Caesarism; totalitarianism.

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katana

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kenshin

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bushi

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tsunetomo

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saigō

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heike

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jap

  • noun (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
    Nip.

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magistrate

  • noun a lay judge or civil authority who administers the law (especially one who conducts a court dealing with minor offenses)

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shingen

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shuriken

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nip

  • noun a small drink of liquor
    shot.
    • he poured a shot of whiskey
  • noun (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
    Jap.

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taihō

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clan

  • noun group of people related by blood or marriage
    tribe; kindred; kin group; kin; kinship group.

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william_and_mary

  • noun joint monarchs of England; William III and Mary II

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insurgent

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    freedom fighter; rebel; insurrectionist.
  • noun a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    guerrilla; guerilla; irregular.

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musō

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genteelness

  • noun elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    breeding; gentility.

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upper

  • noun the higher of two berths
    upper berth.
  • noun piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot
    • Uppers come in many styles

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asakura

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taishōgun

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daimyo

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shizugatake

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samurai

  • noun a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
  • noun feudal Japanese military aristocracy

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peasant

  • noun a country person
    bucolic; provincial.
  • noun one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers

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yaesu

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tea_ceremony

  • noun an ancient ritual for preparing and serving and drinking tea
    chanoyu.

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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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yamauchi

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bannerman

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battlefield

  • noun a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
    battleground; field; field of battle; field of honor.
    • they made a tour of Civil War battlefields

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bandou

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art

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

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masashige

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meaco

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hideyoshi

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strip

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

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hara

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nihon

  • noun a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
    Japan; Nippon.

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nippon

  • noun a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
    Japan; Nihon.

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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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kusunoki

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oda

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girl

  • noun a young woman
    young woman; fille; missy; miss; young lady.
    • a young lady of 18
  • noun a youthful female person
    female child; little girl.
    • the baby was a girl
    • the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle

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confucianism

  • noun the teachings of Confucius emphasizing love for humanity; high value given to learning and to devotion to family (including ancestors); peace; justice; influenced the traditional culture of China

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arquebus

  • noun an obsolete firearm with a long barrel
    hagbut; hackbut; harquebus.

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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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asiatic

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Asia
    Asian.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture
    Asian.
    • Asian countries

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gentility

  • noun elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    breeding; genteelness.

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feudal_lord

  • noun a man of rank in the ancient regime
    seignior; seigneur.

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populace

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; public.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public

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armor

  • noun protective covering made of metal and used in combat
    armour.
  • noun a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
    armour.

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taira

  • noun long-tailed arboreal mustelid of Central America and South America
    Eira barbara; tayra.

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baronetage

  • noun the collective body of baronets
  • noun the state of a baronet

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hashiba

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kammu

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firearm

  • noun a portable gun
    small-arm; piece.
    • he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster

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enomoto

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yumi

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pen

  • noun a writing implement with a point from which ink flows
  • noun an enclosure for confining livestock

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blitzkrieg

  • noun a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment
    blitz.
  • verb fight a quick and surprising war

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kunai

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state_of_war

  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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heian

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admiral

  • noun the supreme commander of a fleet; ranks above a vice admiral and below a fleet admiral
    full admiral.
  • noun any of several brightly colored butterflies

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genpei

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tadanori

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korea

  • noun an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Dae-Han-Min-Gook or Han-Gook
    Korean Peninsula; Han-Gook; Dae-Han-Min-Gook.

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august

  • adjective satellite of or befitting a lord
    lordly; grand.
    • heir to a lordly fortune
    • of august lineage
  • noun the month following July and preceding September
    Aug.

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power

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    powerfulness.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
  • noun (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

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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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importance

  • noun the quality of being important and worthy of note
    • the importance of a well-balanced diet
  • noun a prominent status
    grandness.
    • a person of importance

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honour

  • noun the state of being honored
    honor; laurels.
  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    accolade; honor; award; laurels.
    • an award for bravery

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loyola

  • noun Spaniard and Roman Catholic theologian and founder of the Society of Jesus; a leading opponent of the Reformation (1491-1556)
    Saint Ignatius of Loyola; Ignatius of Loyola; St. Ignatius of Loyola.

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loyalty

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

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china

  • noun high quality porcelain originally made only in China
  • noun a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
    Cathay; PRC; Communist China; mainland China; Red China; People's Republic of China.

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rebel

  • noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    insurgent; freedom fighter; insurrectionist.
  • noun `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
    Reb; Johnny Reb; greyback; Johnny.

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extent

  • noun the point or degree to which something extends
    • the extent of the damage
    • the full extent of the law
    • to a certain extent she was right
  • noun the distance or area or volume over which something extends
    • the vast extent of the desert
    • an orchard of considerable extent

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william

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boshin

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irregular

  • noun a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    guerrilla; guerilla; insurgent.
  • noun merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
    second.

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bushido

  • noun traditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living

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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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mongol

One of the Mongols. -- a. Of or pertaining to Mongolia or the Mongols.

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geisha

  • noun a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing
    geisha girl.

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uesugi

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monk

  • noun a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work
    monastic.
  • noun United States jazz pianist who was one of the founders of the bebop style (1917-1982)
    Thelonious Sphere Monk; Thelonious Monk.

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uchigatana

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urban_guerrilla

  • noun a guerrilla who fights only in cities and towns

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soldier

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

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massive

  • adjective satellite imposing in size or bulk or solidity
    monumental; monolithic.
    • massive oak doors
    • Moore's massive sculptures
    • the monolithic proportions of Stalinist architecture
    • a monumental scale
  • adjective satellite being the same substance throughout
    • massive silver

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geisha_girl

  • noun a Japanese woman trained to entertain men with conversation and singing and dancing
    geisha.

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social

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

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ferdinand_and_isabella

  • noun joint monarchs of Spain; Ferdinand V and Isabella I

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castle

  • noun a large and stately mansion
    palace.
  • noun a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack

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emperor

  • noun the male ruler of an empire
  • noun red table grape of California

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honor

  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; accolade; award; laurels.
    • an award for bravery
  • noun the state of being honored
    honour; laurels.

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goliath

  • noun (Old Testament) a giant Philistine warrior who was slain by David with a slingshot
  • noun someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
    giant; colossus; monster; behemoth.

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daisho

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baronage

  • noun the peers of a kingdom considered as a group
    peerage.

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takeda

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shizoku

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student

  • noun a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
    educatee; pupil.
  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; scholar.

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family

  • noun a social unit living together
    house; household; menage; home.
    • he moved his family to Virginia
    • It was a good Christian household
    • I waited until the whole house was asleep
    • the teacher asked how many people made up his home
  • noun primary social group; parents and children
    family unit.
    • he wanted to have a good job before starting a family

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character

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

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powerful

  • adjective having great power or force or potency or effect
    • the most powerful government in western Europe
    • his powerful arms
    • a powerful bomb
    • the horse's powerful kick
    • powerful drugs
    • a powerful argument
  • adjective satellite strong enough to knock down or overwhelm
    knock-down.
    • a knock-down blow

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period

  • noun an amount of time
    period of time; time period.
    • a time period of 30 years
    • hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • Picasso's blue period
  • noun the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

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rank

  • noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
  • noun relative status
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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social_class

  • noun people having the same social, economic, or educational status
    socio-economic class; class; stratum.
    • the working class
    • an emerging professional class

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kurosawa

  • noun Japanese filmmaker noted for blending Japanese folklore with western styles of acting (1910-1998)
    Akira Kurosawa.

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follower

  • noun a person who accepts the leadership of another
  • noun someone who travels behind or pursues another

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brave

  • noun a North American Indian warrior
  • noun people who are brave
    • the home of the free and the brave

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monogatari

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invader

  • noun someone who enters by force in order to conquer
    encroacher.

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wakizashi

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filial

  • adjective designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring
    • filial respect

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feudal

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of feudalism
    feudalistic.

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yuan

  • noun the basic unit of money in China
    kwai.
  • noun the imperial dynasty of China from 1279 to 1368
    Yuan dynasty; Mongol dynasty.

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shogun

  • noun a hereditary military dictator of Japan; the shoguns ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867-68

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army

  • noun a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
    ground forces; regular army.
  • noun a large number of people united for some specific purpose

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sake

  • noun a reason for wanting something done
    interest.
    • for your sake
    • died for the sake of his country
    • in the interest of safety
    • in the common interest
  • noun Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot
    rice beer; saki.

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divorce

  • noun the legal dissolution of a marriage
    divorcement.
  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; disjoint; disassociate; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president

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term

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

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imperial

  • noun a small tufted beard worn by Emperor Napoleon III
    imperial beard.
  • noun a piece of luggage carried on top of a coach

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kozane

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katō

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mitsuhide

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master

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

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breeding

  • noun elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    gentility; genteelness.
  • noun the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
    training; education.
    • a woman of breeding and refinement

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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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aristocracy

  • noun a privileged class holding hereditary titles
    nobility.
  • noun the most powerful members of a society
    gentry.

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urban

  • adjective relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
    • urban sociology
    • urban development
  • adjective located in or characteristic of a city or city life
    • urban property owners
    • urban affairs
    • urban manners

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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cagoxima

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eastern

  • adjective satellite lying toward or situated in the east
    • the eastern end of the island
  • adjective of or characteristic of eastern regions of the United States
    • the Eastern establishment

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naginata

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maquisard

  • noun a guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War II
    Maquis.

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yoshihiro

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samurai

  • noun a Japanese warrior who was a member of the feudal military aristocracy
  • noun feudal Japanese military aristocracy

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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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typhoon

  • noun a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans

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concubine

  • noun a woman who cohabits with an important man
    courtesan; doxy; paramour.

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lord

  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    overlord; master.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Almighty; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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emishi

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blue_blood

  • noun a member of the aristocracy
    aristocrat; patrician.

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royal

  • noun a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
  • noun stag with antlers of 12 or more branches
    royal stag.

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anjiro

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toyotomi

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culture

  • noun a particular society at a particular time and place
    civilization; civilisation.
    • early Mayan civilization
  • noun the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group

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civility

  • noun formal or perfunctory politeness
  • noun the act of showing regard for others
    politeness.

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ryukyuan

  • noun a member of the Japanese people living on the Ryukyu Islands southwest of Japan
  • noun the language (related to Japanese) that is spoken by the people of the Ryukyu Islands

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crusade

  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    campaign; cause; drive; 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
  • noun any of the more or less continuous military expeditions in the 11th to 13th centuries when Christian powers of Europe tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims

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seppuku

  • noun ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
    harakiri; hara-kiri; harikari.

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kazutoyo

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lesser

  • adjective of less size or importance
    • the lesser anteater
    • the lesser of two evils
  • adjective satellite smaller in size or amount or value
    • the lesser powers of Europe
    • the lesser anteater

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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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marriage

  • noun the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
    union; spousal relationship; matrimony; wedlock.
    • a long and happy marriage
    • God bless this union
  • noun two people who are married to each other
    married couple; man and wife.
    • his second marriage was happier than the first
    • a married couple without love

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era

  • noun a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
    epoch.
  • noun a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
    geological era.

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sengoku

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animated

  • adjective having life or vigor or spirit
    alive.
    • an animated and expressive face
    • animated conversation
    • became very animated when he heard the good news
  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; animate; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination

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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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history

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

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bonze

A Buddhist or Fohist priest, monk, or nun. ✍ The name was given by the Portuguese to the priests of Japan, and has since been applied to the priests of China, Cochin China, and the neighboring countries.

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ad

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    advert; advertising; advertisement; advertizement; advertizing.
  • adverb in the Christian era; used before dates after the supposed year Christ was born
    A.D.; anno Domini.
    • in AD 200

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century

  • noun a period of 100 years
  • noun ten 10s
    one C; 100; hundred; C.

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household

  • noun a social unit living together
    house; menage; family; home.
    • he moved his family to Virginia
    • It was a good Christian household
    • I waited until the whole house was asleep
    • the teacher asked how many people made up his home

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modern

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

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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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ashikaga

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jidaigeki

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echelon

  • noun a body of troops arranged in a line
  • noun a diffraction grating consisting of a pile of plates of equal thickness arranged stepwise with a constant offset

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kamakura

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bakufu

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tanegashima

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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ronin

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tea

  • noun a beverage made by steeping tea leaves in water
    • iced tea is a cooling drink
  • noun a light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes
    afternoon tea; teatime.
    • an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea

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ship

  • noun a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  • verb transport commercially
    send; transport.

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education

  • noun the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
    instruction; educational activity; didactics; teaching; pedagogy.
    • he received no formal education
    • our instruction was carefully programmed
    • good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded
  • noun knowledge acquired by learning and instruction
    • it was clear that he had a very broad education

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film

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; picture show; pic; movie; motion picture; moving-picture show; motion-picture show; moving picture.
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location
  • noun a medium that disseminates moving pictures
    celluloid; cinema.
    • theater pieces transferred to celluloid
    • this story would be good cinema
    • film coverage of sporting events

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ceremony

  • noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
    ceremonial occasion; observance; ceremonial.
    • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor
  • noun any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way
    • the ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine
    • he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball
    • he disposed of it without ceremony

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satsuma

  • noun a variety of mandarin orange
    satsuma tree.
  • noun medium-sized largely seedless mandarin orange with thin smooth skin

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wilson

  • noun author of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870)
    Harriet Wilson.
  • noun English writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991)
    Sir Angus Wilson; Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson.

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miyamoto

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court

  • noun an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    tribunal; judicature.
  • noun a room in which a lawcourt sits
    courtroom.
    • television cameras were admitted in the courtroom

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yobina

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haramaki

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handed

  • adjective having or involving the use of hands
    • a handed, tree-living animal
    • a four-handed card game
  • verb place into the hands or custody of
    give; turn over; reach; hand; pass; pass on.
    • hand me the spoon, please
    • Turn the files over to me, please
    • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

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rebellion

  • noun refusal to accept some authority or code or convention
    • each generation must have its own rebellion
    • his body was in rebellion against fatigue
  • noun organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
    rising; uprising; insurrection; revolt.

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ideal

  • noun the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; apotheosis; saint; nonpareil.

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animation

  • noun the condition of living or the state of being alive
    living; life; aliveness.
    • while there's life there's hope
    • life depends on many chemical and physical processes
  • noun the property of being able to survive and grow
    vitality.
    • the vitality of a seed

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shinto

One of the two great systems of religious belief in Japan. Its essence is ancestor worship, and sacrifice to dead heroes. Written also Sintu, and Sintuism.

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sword

  • noun a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
    steel; brand; blade.

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grand

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
    yard; G; thou; thousand; M; chiliad; one thousand; K; 1000.
  • noun a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
    grand piano.

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minamoto

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noble

  • noun a titled peer of the realm
    nobleman; Lord.
  • adjective satellite impressive in appearance
    imposing; baronial; stately.
    • a baronial mansion
    • an imposing residence
    • a noble tree
    • severe-looking policemen sat astride noble horses
    • stately columns

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war

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    warfare.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply
    state of war.
    • war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring

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bushidō

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noblesse

  • noun the state of being of noble birth
    nobility.
  • noun members of the nobility (especially of the French nobility)

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patrician

  • noun a person of refined upbringing and manners
  • noun a member of the aristocracy
    aristocrat; blue blood.

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tokugawa

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hara-kiri

  • noun ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society
    harakiri; seppuku; harikari.

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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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most

  • adjective (superlative of `many' used with count nouns and often preceded by `the') quantifier meaning the greatest in number
    • who has the most apples?
    • most people like eggs
    • most fishes have fins
  • adjective the superlative of `much' that can be used with mass nouns and is usually preceded by `the'; a quantifier meaning the greatest in amount or extent or degree
    • made the most money he could
    • what attracts the most attention?
    • made the most of a bad deal

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akechi

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blood

  • noun the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
    • blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products
    • the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions
  • noun temperament or disposition
    • a person of hot blood

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letter

  • noun a written message addressed to a person or organization
    missive.
    • mailed an indignant letter to the editor
  • noun the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
    alphabetic character; letter of the alphabet.
    • his grandmother taught him his letters

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japan

  • noun a string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean
    Japanese Islands; Japanese Archipelago.
  • noun a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
    Nippon; Nihon.

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invasion

  • noun the act of invading; the act of an army that invades for conquest or plunder
  • noun any entry into an area not previously occupied
    encroachment; intrusion.
    • an invasion of tourists
    • an invasion of locusts

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warfare

  • noun the waging of armed conflict against an enemy
    war.
    • thousands of people were killed in the war
  • noun an active struggle between competing entities
    war.
    • a price war
    • a war of wits
    • diplomatic warfare

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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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class

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    category; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    grade; course; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy

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guerilla

  • noun a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    guerrilla; insurgent; irregular.

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crusader

  • noun a disputant who advocates reform
    reformer; meliorist; reformist; social reformer.
  • noun a warrior who engages in a holy war
    • the Crusaders tried to recapture the Holy Land from the Muslims

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wife

  • noun a married woman; a man's partner in marriage
    married woman.

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weapon

  • noun any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
    arm; weapon system.
    • he was licensed to carry a weapon
  • noun a means of persuading or arguing
    artillery.
    • he used all his conversational weapons

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required

  • adjective satellite necessary for relief or supply
    needed; needful; requisite.
    • provided them with all things needful
  • verb require as useful, just, or proper
    call for; require; necessitate; involve; need; take; demand; ask; postulate.
    • It takes nerve to do what she did
    • success usually requires hard work
    • This job asks a lot of patience and skill
    • This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
    • This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
    • This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent

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kanji

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japanese

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Japan
    Nipponese.
  • noun the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese

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rule

  • noun a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
    regulation.
    • it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast
    • short haircuts were the regulation
  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; normal; convention.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors

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nobunaga

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traditional

  • adjective consisting of or derived from tradition
    • traditional history
    • traditional morality
  • adjective satellite pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines
    • the simple security of traditional assumptions has vanished

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purple

  • noun a purple color or pigment
    purpleness.
  • noun of imperial status
    • he was born to the purple

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nanori

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shimazu

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asian

  • noun a native or inhabitant of Asia
    Asiatic.
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture
    Asiatic.
    • Asian countries

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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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xavier

  • noun Spanish missionary and Jesuit who establish missionaries in Japan and Ceylon and the East Indies (1506-1552)
    Saint Francis Xavier.

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takamori

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nobility

  • noun a privileged class holding hereditary titles
    aristocracy.
  • noun the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
    nobleness; grandeur; magnanimousness.

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virtue

  • noun the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong
    virtuousness; moral excellence.
  • noun any admirable quality or attribute
    merit.
    • work of great merit

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