seem (Also seemings, seems, seeming, seemed) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to seem


  • verb set out in a sudden, energetic or violent manner
    sally forth.
  • verb jump out from a hiding place and surprise (someone)
    rush out; leap out; burst forth.
    • The attackers leapt out from the bushes

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

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  • noun the presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis

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  • noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
  • verb turn yellow
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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

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  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    objection; dissent.

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  • noun decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
    wall hanging.
    • the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
  • noun a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    • in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment

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  • verb give life to
    • The eggs are vitalized
  • verb make more lively or vigorous
    • The treatment at the spa vitalized the old man

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  • noun liveliness and eagerness
    alacrity; smartness.
    • he accepted with alacrity
    • the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him

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  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking at; look.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him
  • noun the act of searching visually
    looking for.

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  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; compute; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.
  • verb judge to be probable
    figure; reckon; forecast; estimate; count on.

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  • verb appear or become visible; make a showing
    turn up; come out; surface; come on.
    • She turned up at the funeral
    • I hope the list key is going to surface again
  • verb be or become visible or noticeable
    • His good upbringing really shows
    • The dirty side will show

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

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  • verb be based on; of theories and claims, for example
    build on; repose on; rest on.
    • What's this new evidence based on?

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  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    shock; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    haze; fog.

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  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; lurk; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?
  • verb leave slowly and hesitantly

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  • verb extend out or project in space
    project; protrude; jut out; jut.
    • His sharp nose jutted out
    • A single rock sticks out from the cliff
  • verb be highly noticeable
    jump; jump out; leap out; stand out.

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  • noun absence or suppression of normal menstrual flow
    amenorrhoea; amenorrhea.

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  • noun an abnormal enlargement of the heart
    megacardia; enlarged heart; megalocardia.
    • mild cardiomegaly is common in athletes

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  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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  • noun (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions
    • more housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms
    • many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners
  • noun the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house
    • efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time

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  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; garble.
  • verb form into a spiral shape
    twist; twine.
    • The cord is all twisted

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  • noun state of being gratified or satisfied
    • dull repetitious work gives no gratification
    • to my immense gratification he arrived on time
  • noun the act or an instance of satisfying

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  • noun a minor short-term fight
    skirmish; brush; clash.
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway

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  • noun a deficiency of red blood cells
  • noun a lack of vitality

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  • adjective satellite perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
    baffled; bemused; lost; confounded; confused; befuddled; at sea; mazed; mixed-up.
    • obviously bemused by his questions
    • bewildered and confused
    • a cloudy and confounded philosopher
    • just a mixed-up kid
    • she felt lost on the first day of school
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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  • verb create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material
    • sculpt a swan out of a block of ice
  • verb shape (a material like stone or wood) by whittling away at it
    sculpture; grave.
    • She is sculpting the block of marble into an image of her husband

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  • verb be based on; of theories and claims, for example
    build on; rest on; build upon.
    • What's this new evidence based on?

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  • noun the 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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  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    • a narrow victory
    • the general always gets credit for his army's victory
    • clinched a victory
    • convincing victory
    • the agreement was a triumph for common sense
  • noun the exultation of victory

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  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smarting; smart.
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    cleverness; brightness.

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

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  • noun the process of coming into being; becoming reality
    • the materialization of her dream
  • noun an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
    materialization; manifestation.

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  • adjective satellite emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or fermentation
    bubbly; foaming; spumy; effervescing; foamy; frothy.
    • bubbling champagne
    • foamy (or frothy) beer
  • verb form, produce, or emit bubbles
    • The soup was bubbling

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

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  • noun (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    pulsing; pulsation; impulse.
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; heartbeat; pulsation.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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  • verb take the first step or steps in carrying out an action
    begin; get; set about; start; set out; get down; commence.
    • We began working at dawn
    • Who will start?
    • Get working as soon as the sun rises!
    • The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia
    • He began early in the day
    • Let's get down to work now
  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; set off; start; part; set out; take off.
    • The family took off for Florida

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

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

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  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; manoeuver; steer.
  • verb make a channel for; provide with a channel
    • channelize the country for better transportation

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

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

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  • verb bring into balance or equilibrium
    equilibrate; equilibrize; balance.
    • She has to balance work and her domestic duties
    • balance the two weights

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  • noun atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    fog; daze.

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  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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  • adjective satellite recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like
  • adjective satellite elastic; rebounds readily
    bouncy; springy; live; lively.
    • clean bouncy hair
    • a lively tennis ball
    • as resilient as seasoned hickory
    • springy turf

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  • 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
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; bitterness; acerbity; thorniness.

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  • noun the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros
    meg; 1000000; one thousand thousand.
  • noun a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)
    billion; jillion; trillion; gazillion; zillion.
    • there were millions of flies

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  • noun presence of abnormal amounts of uric acid in the urine; symptom of gout

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  • adjective satellite glistening tremulously
    • the shimmery surface of the lake
    • a dress of shimmery satin

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  • noun symptoms that mimic those of meningitis but without inflammation of the meninges

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  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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  • noun a showy decoration that is basically valueless
    • all the tinsel of self-promotion
  • noun a thread with glittering metal foil attached

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  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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  • verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
    violate; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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  • adjective satellite evident without proof or argument
    self-evident; axiomatic.
    • an axiomatic truth
    • we hold these truths to be self-evident

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

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  • adjective satellite seen in the mind as a mental image
    envisioned; visualized; pictured.
    • the glory of his envisioned future
    • the snow-covered Alps pictured in her imagination
    • the visualized scene lacked the ugly details of real life
  • verb view the outline of by means of an X-ray
    visualise; visualize.
    • The radiologist can visualize the cancerous liver

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  • noun excessive amounts of ketone bodies in the urine as in diabetes mellitus or starvation
    acetonuria; ketoaciduria.

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  • adjective satellite powerfully persuasive
    telling; weighty.
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument

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

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  • noun a symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids
  • noun a morbid fear of water

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  • adjective satellite having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    glittery; fulgid; glistering; scintillant; coruscant; sparkly; aglitter; glinting; scintillating.
    • bugle beads all aglitter
    • glinting eyes
    • glinting water
    • his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent
    • shop window full of glittering Christmas trees
    • glittery costume jewelry
    • scintillant mica
    • the scintillating stars
    • a dress with sparkly sequins
    • `glistering' is an archaic term
  • verb be shiny, as if wet
    shine; glint; glitter; glisten; gleam.
    • His eyes were glistening

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  • verb be about
    loaf; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; lurk; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?
  • verb act foolishly, as by talking nonsense

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  • verb escape, either physically or mentally
    bilk; evade.
    • The thief eluded the police
    • This difficult idea seems to evade her
    • The event evades explanation
  • verb be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    • What you are seeing in him eludes me

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  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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  • verb act in order to achieve a certain goal
    maneuver; manoeuvre.
    • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
    • She maneuvered herself into the directorship
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; steer.

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  • noun an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
  • noun painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery

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  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb slow down the progress of; hinder
    • His late start set him back

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

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  • verb be greater in significance than
    eclipse; dominate.
    • the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness
  • verb make appear small by comparison
    shadow; dwarf.
    • This year's debt dwarfs that of last year

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

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

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

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  • verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    respire; take a breath; suspire.
    • I can breathe better when the air is clean
    • The patient is respiring
  • verb be alive
    • Every creature that breathes

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  • verb penetrate mutually or be interlocked
    • The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot
  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; pervade; penetrate; diffuse; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

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  • noun a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful
    • he was helpless under the reign of his egotism
  • noun the period during which a monarch is sovereign
    • during the reign of Henry VIII

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

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  • noun the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    position; attitude.
    • he assumed an attitude of surrender
  • noun characteristic way of bearing one's body
    bearing; carriage.
    • stood with good posture

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  • verb get warm or warmer
    warm up.
    • The soup warmed slowly on the stove
  • verb make warm or warmer
    • The blanket will warm you

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  • noun a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
    • the sting of death
    • he felt the stinging of nettles
  • noun a mental pain or distress
    • a pang of conscience

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  • noun a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement
    grinning; smiling; grin.
  • verb change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure

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  • adjective satellite showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish
    sciolistic; dilettante; dilettanteish.
    • his dilettantish efforts at painting

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

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  • noun a silly self-conscious smile
  • verb smile affectedly or derisively

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To imitate; to make a representation or likeness. Obs.
Where sembling art may carve the fair effect. Prior.

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  • noun permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation
  • noun the quality of being clear and transparent
    transparentness; transparency.

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  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or 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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  • noun one celestial body obscures another
  • verb be greater in significance than
    dominate; overshadow.
    • the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness

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  • verb observe with care or pay close attention to
    note; observe.
    • Take note of this chemical reaction

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  • noun a noncommittal or equivocal position
  • noun a gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars

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  • noun permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation
  • noun the quality of being clear and transparent
    transparence; transparentness.

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  • verb establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    affirm; support; confirm; corroborate; sustain.
    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant
  • verb represent in bodily form
    embody; incarnate; body forth.
    • He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system
    • The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist

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  • noun hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
    elbow joint; cubitus; human elbow; articulatio cubiti; cubital joint.
  • noun a sharp bend in a road or river

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  • noun an (apparently) flying object whose nature is unknown; especially those considered to have extraterrestrial origins
    flying saucer; UFO.

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  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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  • verb clean refuse from
    • Scavenge a street
  • verb collect discarded or refused material
    • She scavenged the garbage cans for food

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  • noun the presence of abnormally large amounts of sodium in the urine

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  • noun a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)
  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    sully; corrupt; taint; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation

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  • 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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  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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  • verb fail to spoil or rot
    • These potatoes keep for a long time

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  • 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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  • verb connect closely and often incriminatingly
    affect; regard.
    • This new ruling affects your business
  • verb engage as a participant
    • Don't involve me in your family affairs!

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  • noun a state of extreme poverty
    neediness; deprivation; privation.
  • noun the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    deficiency; lack.
    • there is a serious lack of insight into the problem
    • water is the critical deficiency in desert regions
    • for want of a nail the shoe was lost

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  • noun a confused multitude of things
    welter; muddle; smother; clutter; mare's nest; fuddle.
  • noun small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie

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  • adjective satellite of great mass; huge and bulky
    elephantine; jumbo; giant.
    • a jumbo jet
    • jumbo shrimp

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  • noun presence of excess lipids in the blood
    hyperlipaemia; hyperlipidaemia; lipoidaemia; hyperlipoidaemia; lipaemia; hyperlipemia; lipidaemia; lipemia; hyperlipidemia; lipoidemia; lipidemia.

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  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    • 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
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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

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  • verb confirm the truth of
    • Please verify that the doors are closed
    • verify a claim
  • verb check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard
    • Are you controlling for the temperature?

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  • verb define clearly
    nail down; narrow down; narrow; specify; peg down.
    • I cannot narrow down the rules for this game
  • verb place in a confining or embarrassing position
    • He was trapped in a difficult situation

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  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    harm; impairment.
  • noun loss of military equipment
    equipment casualty.

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  • noun an unbroken period of time during which you do something
    • there were stretches of boredom
    • he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary
  • noun smallest American sandpiper
    Erolia minutilla; least sandpiper.

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

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  • verb decorate in a cheap and flashy way
    • the small-town bar was all tarted up
  • verb dress up in a cheap and provocative way

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  • noun a condition in which the ends of toes and fingers become wide and thick; a symptom of heart or lung disease
  • verb unite with a common purpose
    • The two men clubbed together

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  • noun a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
  • verb feel physical pain
    ache; suffer; hurt.
    • Were you hurting after the accident?

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  • 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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  • noun a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
    reply; response.
    • I waited several days for his answer
    • he wrote replies to several of his critics
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    solvent; resolution; solution; result.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; pursuit.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
    Salmon Portland Chase; Salmon P. Chase.

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  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have.
    • 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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  • verb imbue with a spirit

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  • verb decorate
    bedeck; deck.
    • deck the halls with holly

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  • noun a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
    febricity; feverishness; febrility; pyrexia.
  • noun intense nervous anticipation
    • in a fever of resentment

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  • noun the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; knockout; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.

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

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  • verb lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

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  • verb be hungry; go without food
    starve; hunger.
    • Let's eat--I'm starving!
  • verb deprive of food
    • They starved the prisoners

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  • adjective satellite located farther aft
  • adverb happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
    afterwards; later; later on; subsequently; afterward.
    • he apologized subsequently
    • he's going to the store but he'll be back here later
    • it didn't happen until afterward
    • two hours after that

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  • noun the quality of being beautiful and delicate in appearance
    fineness; daintiness.
    • the daintiness of her touch
    • the fineness of her features
  • noun something considered choice to eat
    goody; kickshaw; treat; dainty.

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  • noun a compact mass
    clod; ball; glob; clump; chunk.
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder
  • noun an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
    swelling; puffiness.

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  • noun capability of being demonstrated or logically proved

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  • noun the property of being easy to see and understand
    obviousness; patency; noticeableness.

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  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin

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  • noun diamonds
    • look at the ice on that dame!
  • noun a firework that burns slowly and throws out a shower of sparks

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  • noun a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  • noun a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)

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  • verb stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    resist; withstand; hold out.
  • verb refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief
    stand fast; hold firm; stand pat.

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  • noun the acquisition of something for payment
    • they closed the purchase with a handshake
  • noun something acquired by purchase

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  • noun the condition of being void of hair
  • noun the quality of not having hair

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  • noun the selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale
  • verb be sold at the retail level
    • These gems retail at thousands of dollars each

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  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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  • noun abnormally low blood sugar usually resulting from excessive insulin or a poor diet

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  • noun an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
  • noun the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    purge; purgation.

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

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  • noun the crackling sound heard on auscultation when patients with respiratory diseases inhale; associated with tuberculosis and pneumonia and congestive heart failure

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  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; get into; come in; go into; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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  • noun utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage
    plumbing system.
  • noun the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)

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  • verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    dominate; prevail; reign; rule.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
  • verb appear very large or occupy a commanding position
    tower; loom; hulk.
    • The huge sculpture predominates over the fountain
    • Large shadows loomed on the canyon wall

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  • noun (physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle
  • noun a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
    sparkling; twinkle.

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

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  • verb decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems)
    beset; encrust.
  • verb cover or coat with a crust

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  • verb make formless
    • the heat deformed the plastic sculpture
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    wring; distort; contort.

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  • noun any of various platforms built into a vessel
  • noun street name for a packet of illegal drugs

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  • adjective satellite conceived of or imagined or hoped for
    • his dreamed symphony that would take the world of music by storm
  • verb have a daydream; indulge in a fantasy
    woolgather; stargaze; dream; daydream.

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  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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  • adjective satellite lacking in substance
    • strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds"- W.A.Butler
    • dim shadowy forms
    • a wraithlike column of smoke

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  • verb determine the sum of
    tot up; add up; sum; tally; tot; add; summate; total; sum up; add together.
    • Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town

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  • verb kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    strangulate; throttle.
    • he tried to strangle his opponent
    • A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; stifle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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  • adjective satellite showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish
    dilettantish; dilettante; dilettanteish.
    • his dilettantish efforts at painting

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  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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  • noun the state of being unmixed with other material
    • the plainness of vanilla ice cream
  • noun clarity as a consequence of being perspicuous
    perspicuity; perspicuousness.

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  • verb get the meaning of something
    grok; apprehend; dig; grasp; compass; savvy; get the picture.
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
  • verb to become aware of through the senses
    • I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon

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  • verb decorate with needlework
  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.

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  • verb have a breach in relations
    • We fell out over a trivial question
  • verb come as a logical consequence; follow logically
    • It follows that your assertion is false
    • the theorem falls out nicely

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  • verb form by carving
    • Carve a flower from the ice
  • verb engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
    chip at.
    • carve one's name into the bark

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  • adjective satellite not accessible to view
    out of sight; concealed.
    • concealed (or hidden) damage
    • in stormy weather the stars are out of sight
  • verb prevent from being seen or discovered
    conceal; hide.
    • Muslim women hide their faces
    • hide the money

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  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
    quintet; quintuplet; quint; Little Phoebe; cinque; fivesome; 5; Phoebe; V; five; pentad.
  • noun one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
    tail fin; tailfin.

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  • verb be remembered
    spring to mind.
    • His name comes to mind when you mention the strike

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  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    exalt; extol; laud; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking
  • verb bestow glory upon
    • The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic

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  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb give lifelike qualities to
    animize; animise.
    • animated cartoons

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  • noun the presence of greater than normal amounts of fat in the feces which are frothy and foul smelling and floating; a symptom of disorders of fat metabolism and malabsorption syndrome

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  • verb be resplendent or radiant; to shine brightly
    • The Queen's garments resplended in velvet and jewels

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

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  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    circle; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
  • noun instrumentalists not including string players

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  • verb prove to be false
    • The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories

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  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a phantom
    spectral; spiritual; ghostlike; phantasmal; ghostly.
    • a ghostly face at the window
    • a phantasmal presence in the room
    • spectral emanations
    • spiritual tappings at a seance

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  • noun a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
    atomic number 47; Ag.
  • noun coins made of silver

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  • adjective pertaining to or constituting evidence
    • evidentiary technique
    • an evidentiary fact
  • adjective satellite serving as or based on evidence
    • evidential signs of a forced entry
    • its evidentiary value

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  • noun the location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    cleverness; smartness.

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  • adjective satellite filled with shade
    umbrageous; shady; shadowed.
    • the shady side of the street
    • the surface of the pond is dark and shadowed
    • we sat on rocks in a shadowy cove
    • cool umbrageous woodlands
  • adjective satellite lacking clarity or distinctness
    dim; faint; vague; wispy.
    • a dim figure in the distance
    • only a faint recollection
    • shadowy figures in the gloom
    • saw a vague outline of a building through the fog
    • a few wispy memories of childhood

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

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  • noun abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage

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  • noun lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling
  • noun shallowness in terms of affecting only surface layers of something
    • he ignored the wound because of its superficiality

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  • noun a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
    • he got a splinter in his finger
    • it broke into slivers
  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; shaving.

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  • noun the physiological state of having or consisting of muscle
  • noun possessing muscular strength
    brawn; heftiness; sinew; brawniness; muscle.

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  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    crystallise; illuminate; straighten out; elucidate; clear; clear up; crystallize; sort out; crystalise; shed light on; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault
  • verb cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
    crystallise; crystalise; crystallize.
    • crystallize minerals

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  • noun an electrical force linking atoms
    chemical bond.
  • noun a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
    bond certificate.

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  • noun language expressed by visible hand gestures
    sign language.
  • verb mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)
    subscribe; sign.
    • She signed the letter and sent it off
    • Please sign here

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  • noun (reduction to the absurd) a disproof by showing that the consequences of the proposition are absurd; or a proof of a proposition by showing that its negation leads to a contradiction

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  • noun irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis
  • noun the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
    stultification; deadening; impairment.

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  • noun selling goods abroad at a price below that charged in the domestic market
  • verb throw away as refuse
    • No dumping in these woods!

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  • noun presence of excess lipids in the blood
    hyperlipoidemia; hyperlipidaemia; lipoidaemia; hyperlipoidaemia; lipaemia; hyperlipemia; lipidaemia; lipemia; hyperlipidemia; lipoidemia; lipidemia.

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  • noun frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
    looseness; diarrhea; diarrhoea.

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  • adjective satellite having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    glittery; fulgid; glistering; scintillant; coruscant; sparkly; aglitter; scintillating; glittering.
    • bugle beads all aglitter
    • glinting eyes
    • glinting water
    • his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent
    • shop window full of glittering Christmas trees
    • glittery costume jewelry
    • scintillant mica
    • the scintillating stars
    • a dress with sparkly sequins
    • `glistering' is an archaic term
  • verb be shiny, as if wet
    shine; glint; glitter; glisten; gleam.
    • His eyes were glistening

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  • verb find unexpectedly
    happen upon; fall upon; attain; come upon; chance upon; discover; light upon; strike; chance on.
    • the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb
    • she struck a goldmine
    • The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake
  • verb be perceived in a certain way; make a certain impression

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  • noun the first light of day
    sunup; daybreak; break of day; dawning; aurora; morning; break of the day; first light; dayspring; cockcrow; sunrise.
    • we got up before dawn
    • they talked until morning
  • noun the earliest period
    • the dawn of civilization
    • the morning of the world

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  • noun an orderly arrangement
    • an array of troops in battle order
  • noun an impressive display
    • it was a bewildering array of books
    • his tools were in an orderly array on the basement wall

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  • verb continue to exist
    run; prevail; endure; persist.
    • These stories die hard
    • The legend of Elvis endures

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  • adjective satellite marked by high spirits or excitement
    effervescent; bubbling; scintillating; frothy.
    • his fertile effervescent mind
    • scintillating personality
    • a row of sparkly cheerleaders
  • adjective satellite having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    glittery; fulgid; glistering; scintillant; coruscant; aglitter; glinting; scintillating; glittering.
    • bugle beads all aglitter
    • glinting eyes
    • glinting water
    • his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent
    • shop window full of glittering Christmas trees
    • glittery costume jewelry
    • scintillant mica
    • the scintillating stars
    • a dress with sparkly sequins
    • `glistering' is an archaic term

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

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

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

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

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

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  • adjective satellite (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    crystal clear; lucid; limpid; perspicuous; pellucid.
    • writes in a limpid style
    • lucid directions
    • a luculent oration"- Robert Burton
    • pellucid prose
    • a crystal clear explanation
    • a perspicuous argument

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  • noun a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
    lubricating oil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    filth; dirt; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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  • adjective designating or involving an equation whose terms are of the first degree
  • adjective of or in or along or relating to a line; involving a single dimension
    • a linear measurement

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  • noun a small column (or structure resembling a column) that is a part of a plant or animal

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  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb cause to sheer
    • She sheered her car around the obstacle

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

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  • noun a police investigation to determine the perpetrator
    detection; sleuthing; detective work.
    • detection is hard on the feet
  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; detect; find; discover.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint

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  • noun additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct
    confirmation; verification; check.
    • fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory
  • noun the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
    validation; proof.

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  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; sweat; stew; lather.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams
  • noun a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
    worn spot.

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  • verb get going or set in motion
    • We simply could not start the engine
    • start up the computer
  • verb get off the ground
    start; embark on; commence.
    • Who started this company?
    • We embarked on an exciting enterprise
    • I start my day with a good breakfast
    • We began the new semester
    • The afternoon session begins at 4 PM
    • The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack

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  • adjective satellite freed from any question of guilt
    vindicated; clear; exonerated; exculpated; cleared.
    • is absolved from all blame
    • was now clear of the charge of cowardice
    • his official honor is vindicated
  • verb grant remission of a sin to
    shrive; absolve.
    • The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's

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  • noun a tan discoloration of a woman's face that is associated with pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives
    chloasma; mask of pregnancy.

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  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; chip; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; patch; maculation; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red

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  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; represent; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?
  • verb represent or identify by using a symbol; use symbols
    • The poet symbolizes love in this poem
    • These painters believed that artists should symbolize

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  • noun an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
    band; banding.
  • noun a piece of braid, usually on the sleeve, indicating military rank or length of service

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  • noun a ghostly appearing figure
    phantom; apparition; spectre; phantasma; phantasm; specter.
    • we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us
  • noun something existing in perception only
    phantom; apparition; phantasma; shadow; phantasm.
    • a ghostly apparition at midnight

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

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  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    course; class; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    tier; level.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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  • adjective satellite having the appearance spoiled
    • a disfigured face
    • strip mining left a disfigured landscape
  • verb mar or spoil the appearance of
    deface; blemish; disfigure.
    • scars defaced her cheeks
    • The vandals disfigured the statue

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  • noun a three-dimensional work of plastic art
  • noun creating figures or designs in three dimensions

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  • 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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  • noun (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence
  • noun an opportunity to state your case and be heard
    • they condemned him without a hearing
    • he saw that he had lost his audience

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  • noun imagination unrestricted by reality
    • a schoolgirl fantasy
  • noun fiction with a large amount of imagination in it
    • she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies

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  • verb overflow with a certain feeling
    spill over; overflow.
    • The children bubbled over with joy
    • My boss was bubbling over with anger

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

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  • verb specify individually
    recite; itemise; itemize.
    • She enumerated the many obstacles she had encountered
    • The doctor recited the list of possible side effects of the drug
  • verb determine the number or amount of
    count; numerate; number.
    • Can you count the books on your shelf?
    • Count your change

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  • verb send out rays or waves
    • The sun radiates heat
  • verb send out real or metaphoric rays
    • She radiates happiness

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  • noun free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
    limpidity; pellucidity; lucidity; lucidness; clearness.
  • noun the quality of clear water
    uncloudedness; clearness.
    • when she awoke the clarity was back in her eyes

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  • verb clarify by giving an example of
    exemplify; instance.
  • verb depict with an illustration

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  • verb fall backwards and down
  • verb hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    dawdle; fall behind; lag.

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  • noun the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; upper side; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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  • noun presence of excess lipids in the blood
    hyperlipoidemia; hyperlipaemia; hyperlipidaemia; lipoidaemia; lipaemia; hyperlipemia; lipidaemia; lipemia; hyperlipidemia; lipoidemia; lipidemia.

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  • noun a small amount (especially of a drink)
    • a tot of rum
  • noun a young child
    bambino; toddler; yearling.

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  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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  • noun a rapid and irregular heart beat
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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

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  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
  • verb maintain or assert
    • He contended that Communism had no future

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  • noun lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling
  • noun the quality of lacking physical depth
    • take into account the shallowness at that end of the pool before you dive

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  • verb hear with intention
    • Listen to the sound of this cello
  • verb listen and pay attention
    take heed; hear.
    • Listen to your father
    • We must hear the expert before we make a decision

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  • verb make a logical or causal connection
    tie in; associate; relate; link; connect; link up.
    • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
    • colligate these facts
    • I cannot relate these events at all
  • verb consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle

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  • noun presence of white blood cells in the urine; symptom of urinary tract infection

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  • verb hold spellbound
    ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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  • noun a pigmented ring at the outer edge of the cornea of the eye; a symptom of Wilson's disease

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  • noun rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
  • verb spring back; spring away from an impact
    spring; rebound; bound; bounce; take a hop; reverberate; recoil; resile; ricochet.
    • The rubber ball bounced
    • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

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  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; blow up; pad; embroider; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; beautify; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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  • noun loss of the ability to move a body part
  • noun a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor

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  • noun a very slow movement
    • the traffic advanced at a crawl
  • noun a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
    Australian crawl; front crawl.

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  • noun (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
  • noun anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence

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  • verb go away from a place
    leave; go away.
    • At what time does your train leave?
    • She didn't leave until midnight
    • The ship leaves at midnight
  • verb come out of
    emerge; egress; issue; come out; come forth.
    • Water issued from the hole in the wall
    • The words seemed to come out by themselves

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

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  • noun a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
    • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
    • the rate of change was faster than expected
  • noun amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
    charge per unit.
    • a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5

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  • verb make clear and (more) comprehensible
    clarify; elucidate.
    • clarify the mystery surrounding her death
  • verb finish a task completely
    finish up; get through; wrap up; mop up; polish off; finish off.
    • I finally got through this homework assignment

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  • verb force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
    turn back; dispel; drive away; chase away; drive off; run off.
    • Drive away potential burglars
    • drive away bad thoughts
    • dispel doubts
    • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers
  • verb force or drive out
    force out; rouse; rout out.
    • The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

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

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  • 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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  • noun the state of an engine or other mechanism that is idling
    • the car engine was running at idle
  • verb run disconnected or idle
    tick over.
    • the engine is idling

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  • adjective satellite reciprocally connected
  • verb be in a relationship with
    relate; interrelate.
    • How are these two observations related?

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  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    stomach; brook; support; put up; tolerate; bear; abide; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
    • I cannot bear his constant criticism
    • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    • he learned to tolerate the heat
    • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; weather; brave.
    • She braved the elements

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  • adjective satellite worthy of being treated in a particular way
    • an idea worth considering
    • the deserving poor" (often used ironically)
  • verb be worthy or deserving
    deserve; merit.
    • You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done

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  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; lurk; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

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  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual
  • noun a vague idea in which some confidence is placed
    impression; belief; opinion; notion.
    • his impression of her was favorable
    • what are your feelings about the crisis?
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
    • I had a feeling that she was lying

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  • verb produce
    set up; effect.
    • The scientists set up a shock wave

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  • noun any physical or psychological disturbance (as sweating or depression) experienced by a drug addict when deprived of the drug

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  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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  • verb strengthen or make more firm
    • The witnesses confirmed the victim's account

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  • noun perennial plants having thick branching aromatic rhizomes and leafy reedlike stems
  • noun dried ground gingerroot
    powdered ginger.

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  • noun the state of being contaminated
  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    sully; defile; corrupt; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation

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  • verb put a caparison on
    dress up; bard; caparison.
    • caparison the horses for the festive occasion

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  • verb adorn unnecessarily (something that is already beautiful)
    gild the lily.
  • verb make unnecessary additions to what is already complete
    gild the lily.

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  • verb give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    look; appear.
    • She seems to be sleeping
    • This appears to be a very difficult problem
    • This project looks fishy
    • They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time
  • verb seem to be true, probable, or apparent
    • It seems that he is very gifted
    • It appears that the weather in California is very bad

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  • noun a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
  • noun the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

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  • noun a column of light (as from a beacon)
    shaft; ray of light; irradiation; shaft of light; beam; beam of light; light beam.
  • noun a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence

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  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    adjustment; accommodation.
  • noun a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

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  • noun the act of causing something to happen
  • verb give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
    do; make; cause.
    • cause a commotion
    • make a stir
    • cause an accident

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

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  • noun something many people believe that is false
    fantasy; illusion; fancy.
    • they have the illusion that I am very wealthy
  • noun fiction with a large amount of imagination in it
    • she made a lot of money writing romantic fantasies

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

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  • verb hammer into thin flat foils
    • foliate metal
  • verb decorate with leaves

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  • verb puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals
    • The men in some African tribes scarify their faces
  • verb scratch the surface of
    • scarify seeds

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

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  • verb have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    run; incline; lean; tend.
    • She tends to be nervous before her lectures
    • These dresses run small
    • He inclined to corpulence

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  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

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  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    volute; spiral; helix; whorl.
    • a coil of rope
  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; curl; curlicue; roll.

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  • verb be based on; of theories and claims, for example
    repose on; rest on; build upon.
    • What's this new evidence based on?

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  • noun a ghostly appearing figure
    phantom; fantasm; apparition; spectre; phantasma; specter.
    • we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us
  • noun something existing in perception only
    phantom; fantasm; apparition; phantasma; shadow.
    • a ghostly apparition at midnight

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  • noun an alert and refreshed state
  • noun light from nonthermal sources

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  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; elaborate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb state
    exposit; set forth.
    • set forth one's reasons

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  • noun teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)
  • noun a Spanish gentleman or nobleman

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  • noun a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
    febricity; fever; feverishness; febrility.

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  • noun the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
  • noun the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    flow rate; rate of flow.

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  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    domestic dog; Canis familiaris.
    • the dog barked all night
  • noun a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog

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  • noun a short respite
    breathing place; breathing space; breath; breathing time; breathing spell.
  • noun air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time
    snorkel breather; snorkel; schnorkel; schnorchel.

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  • noun the property of being apparent

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  • noun a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    endeavor; endeavour.
    • he had doubts about the whole enterprise
  • noun an organization created for business ventures
    • a growing enterprise must have a bold leader

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  • verb act or move at high speed
    rush; hasten; festinate; hurry.
    • We have to rush!
    • hurry--it's late!

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  • noun the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
    brightness; luminosity; luminousness; light; brightness level.
    • its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun

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  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; animate; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb supply the inspiration for
    • The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work

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  • noun a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
  • noun strong desire for something (not food or drink)
    hungriness; thirstiness; thirst.
    • a thirst for knowledge
    • hunger for affection

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  • noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    ecstasy; raptus; transport; exaltation.
    • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
  • noun a state of elated bliss

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  • noun adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing
    diamante; sequin.
  • verb glitter as if covered with spangles

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  • verb negotiate the terms of an exchange
    • We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar

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  • noun the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme)
    • I don't like words that have -ism as an ending
  • noun the act of ending something
    termination; conclusion.
    • the termination of the agreement

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  • verb bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
    focalise; focalize; focus; concenter.

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  • adjective satellite covered with beads or jewels or sequins
    gemmed; spangled; beady; jewelled; sequined; jeweled.

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  • noun the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent
    emergence; egress.

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

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  • verb be healthy; feel good
    • She has not been well lately

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  • verb be the result of
    be due.

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  • noun a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery
    lubricant; lubricating substance; lubricator.
  • verb apply a lubricant to
    • lubricate my car

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  • noun a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
    wrick; kink; crick.
  • noun a stack of hay
    hayrick; haystack.

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  • noun stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance
    nattiness; rakishness; dapperness.
  • noun a breezy liveliness
    • a delightful breeziness of manner

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  • noun a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
  • noun (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is assumed to be self-evident

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  • noun the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
    scouring; scrub.
  • verb clean with hard rubbing
    scrub; scour.
    • She scrubbed his back

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  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    eating away; eroding; erosion; wearing away.
  • noun the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
    • she bought it for everyday wear

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  • noun a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
    soot; crock; lampblack; carbon black.
  • noun destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores

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  • noun the event of something ending
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • noun the act of stopping something
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

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  • verb to become aware of through the senses
    • I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon
  • verb become conscious of
    • She finally perceived the futility of her protest

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  • noun a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy
    baffle board.
  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; perplex; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me

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  • noun the act of closing something
  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close; shut.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window

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  • verb observe with special attention
    • Take notice of the great architecture

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  • adjective satellite according with custom or propriety
    comme il faut; decent; becoming; comely; decorous.
    • her becoming modesty
    • comely behavior
    • it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money
    • a decent burial
    • seemly behavior

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  • noun chronic secretion of mucus from the rear of the nasal cavity into the nasopharynx

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  • verb to express great joy
    jubilate; rejoice; exult; triumph.
    • Who cannot exult in Spring?

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  • adjective satellite small and round and shiny like a shiny bead or button
    buttony; beadlike; buttonlike.
    • bright beady eyes
    • black buttony eyes
  • adjective satellite covered with beads or jewels or sequins
    gemmed; spangled; jewelled; sequined; spangly; jeweled.

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  • noun swelling of the rumen or intestinal tract of domestic animals caused by excessive gas
  • verb become bloated or swollen or puff up
    • The dead man's stomach was bloated

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  • noun an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
    • it was a narrow defeat
    • the army's only defeat
    • they suffered a convincing licking
  • noun the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    trouncing; whacking; drubbing; thrashing; lacing; beating.

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  • verb appear or become visible; make a showing
    show up; come out; surface; come on.
    • She turned up at the funeral
    • I hope the list key is going to surface again
  • verb bend or lay so that one part covers the other
    fold up; fold.
    • fold up the newspaper
    • turn up your collar

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  • verb start abruptly
    break out.
    • After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc
  • verb erupt or intensify suddenly
    flare; break open; flare up; burst out; irrupt.
    • Unrest erupted in the country
    • Tempers flared at the meeting
    • The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism

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  • adjective satellite freed from any question of guilt
    vindicated; clear; exonerated; absolved; cleared.
    • is absolved from all blame
    • was now clear of the charge of cowardice
    • his official honor is vindicated
  • verb pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
    exculpate; acquit; clear; discharge; assoil; exonerate.
    • The suspect was cleared of the murder charges

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  • verb make something appear superficially attractive
    dress up.
    • The researcher tried to dress up the uninteresting data
    • Don't try to dress up the unpleasant truth

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  • adjective satellite having the form of a column
    columnlike; columnar.