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skill (Also skills) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to skill

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gatekeeper

  • noun someone who controls access to something
    • there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief
  • noun someone who guards an entrance
    ostiary; door guard; doorkeeper; doorman; porter; hall porter.

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die-sinker

  • noun someone who makes dies
    diesinker; diemaker.

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saver

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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able-bodied_seaman

  • noun a seaman in the merchant marine; trained in special skills
    able seaman.

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lumberman

  • noun a person who fells trees
    faller; logger; feller; lumberjack.

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mental_ability

  • noun the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
    capacity.

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functionally_illiterate

  • adjective satellite having reading and writing skills insufficient for ordinary practical needs

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ingeniosity

Ingenuity; skill; cunning. Obs. Cudworth.

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captain

  • noun an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • noun the naval officer in command of a military ship
    skipper.

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sports_car

  • noun a small low car with a high-powered engine; usually seats two persons
    sport car.

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swaggie

  • noun an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
    swagger; swagman.

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allayer

  • noun a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
    comforter; reliever.
    • a reliever of anxiety
    • an allayer of fears

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window_trimmer

  • noun someone who decorates shop windows
    window dresser.

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endurance_riding

  • noun riding for long hours over long distances

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originality

  • noun the ability to think and act independently
  • noun the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

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mate

  • noun the officer below the master on a commercial ship
    first mate.
  • noun a fellow member of a team
    teammate.
    • it was his first start against his former teammates

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tenacity

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

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wall-paperer

  • noun a worker who papers walls
    wallpaperer.

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teaching

  • noun the profession of a teacher
    pedagogy; instruction.
    • he prepared for teaching while still in college
    • pedagogy is recognized as an important profession
  • noun a doctrine that is taught
    precept; commandment.
    • the teachings of religion
    • he believed all the Christian precepts

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welcome

  • noun the state of being welcome
    • don't outstay your welcome
  • noun a greeting or reception
    • the proposal got a warm welcome

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sway

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

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worth

  • noun an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value
    • 10 dollars worth of gasoline
  • noun the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

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categorisation

  • noun a group of people or things arranged by class or category
    categorization; classification.
  • noun the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
    categorization; sorting; classification.

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nonresident

  • noun someone who does not live in a particular place
    • described by an admiring nonresident as a green and pleasant land
  • adjective not living in a particular place or owned by permanent residents
    • nonresident students who commute to classes
    • nonresident real estate

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william_morris

  • noun English poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
    Morris.

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judgecraft

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appropriation

  • noun money set aside (as by a legislature) for a specific purpose
  • noun incorporation by joining or uniting
    annexation.

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construction_worker

  • noun a worker skilled in building offices or dwellings etc.
    hard hat.

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jack

  • noun a small worthless amount
    diddlyshit; squat; shit; diddly-squat; diddly-shit; diddly; diddley; diddlysquat; doodly-squat.
    • you don't know jack
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; seafarer; mariner.

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philosopher

  • noun a specialist in philosophy
  • noun a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity

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grenade_thrower

  • noun an infantryman equipped with grenades
    grenadier.

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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smuts

  • noun South African statesman and soldier (1870-1950)
    Jan Christian Smuts.
  • noun a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
    smut; soot; crock; lampblack; carbon black.

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scholar

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; student.
  • noun someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
    assimilator; learner.

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yachting

  • noun water travel for pleasure
    boating.
  • verb travel in a yacht
    yacht.

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chippendale

  • noun a British cabinetmaker remembered for his graceful designs (especially of chairs) which influenced his contemporaries (1718-1779)
    Thomas Chippendale.
  • adjective of or relating to an 18th-century style of furniture made by Thomas Chippendale; graceful outlines and Greek motifs and massive rococo carvings

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elementary_education

  • noun education in elementary subjects (reading and writing and arithmetic) provided to young students at a grade school

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housebreaker

  • noun a burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house
    cat burglar.
  • noun a wrecker of houses
    housewrecker.
    • in England a housewrecker is called a housebreaker

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artistic_production

  • noun the creation of beautiful or significant things
    artistic creation; art.
    • art does not need to be innovative to be good
    • I was never any good at art
    • he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully

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soldiership

  • noun skills that are required for the life of soldier
    soldiering.

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succession

  • noun a following of one thing after another in time
    chronological succession; chronological sequence; successiveness; sequence.
    • the doctor saw a sequence of patients
  • noun a group of people or things arranged or following in order
    • a succession of stalls offering soft drinks
    • a succession of failures

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nondescript

  • noun a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    characterless.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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charwoman

  • noun a human female employed to do housework
    char; cleaning woman; woman; cleaning lady.
    • the char will clean the carpet
    • I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write

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heading

  • noun a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
    header; head.
    • the heading seemed to have little to do with the text
  • noun the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
    aim; bearing.

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charter

  • noun a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
  • noun a contract to hire or lease transportation

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force

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

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quilt

  • noun bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
    comforter; puff; comfort.
  • verb stitch or sew together
    • quilt the skirt

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pierre_terrail

  • noun French soldier said to be fearless and chivalrous (1473-1524)
    Pierre de Terrail; Chevalier de Bayard; Bayard; Seigneur de Bayard.

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miller

  • noun someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)
  • noun United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)
    Glenn Miller; Alton Glenn Miller.

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welfare

  • noun governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need
    social welfare; public assistance.
    • she lives on welfare
  • noun something that aids or promotes well-being
    benefit.
    • for the benefit of all

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direct

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

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pulse

  • 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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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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rusty

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

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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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stock_car

  • noun a car kept in dealers' stock for regular sales
  • noun a racing car with the basic chassis of a commercially available car

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channelize

  • 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
    channelise.
    • channelize the country for better transportation

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expressive

  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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cobbling

  • noun the shoemaker's trade
    shoe repairing; shoemaking.
  • verb pave with cobblestones
    cobblestone; cobble.

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whale

  • noun a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
    giant; heavyweight; hulk.
  • noun any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head

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good_guy

  • noun any person who is on your side

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wreck

  • noun something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
    • the house was a wreck when they bought it
    • thanks to that quack I am a human wreck
  • noun an accident that destroys a ship at sea
    shipwreck.

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minuteman

  • noun an American militiaman prior to and during the American Revolution
  • noun a strategic weapon system using a guided missile of intercontinental range; missiles are equipped with nuclear warheads and dispersed in hardened silos

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socialiser

  • noun a person who takes part in social activities
    socializer.

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reasoning

  • noun thinking that is coherent and logical
    abstract thought; logical thinking.
  • verb decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion
    reason; reason out; conclude.
    • We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house

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warehouse

  • noun a storehouse for goods and merchandise
    storage warehouse.
  • verb store in a warehouse

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unskilled

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

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blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • 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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net

  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    cyberspace; internet.
  • noun a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

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discrimination

  • noun unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
    favouritism; favoritism.
  • noun the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished
    secernment.

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station_wagon

  • noun a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
    station waggon; wagon; beach waggon; beach wagon; estate car; waggon.

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scent_out

  • verb recognize or detect by or as if by smelling
    nose out; sniff out; smell out.
    • He can smell out trouble

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slicer

  • noun a golfer whose shots typically curve right (for right-handed golfers)
  • noun a machine for cutting; usually with a revolving blade

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drooler

  • noun a person who dribbles; he needs a bib"
    driveller; dribbler; slobberer.
    • that baby is a dribbler

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waterman

  • noun someone who drives or rides in a boat
    boatman; boater.

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library_paste

  • noun an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard
    paste.

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sailing_master

  • noun the ship's officer in charge of navigation
    navigator.

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entreprenerd

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herd

  • noun a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
  • noun a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra

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carrottop

  • noun someone who has red hair
    redhead; redheader; red-header.

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thomas_edward_lawrence

  • noun Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935)
    T. E. Lawrence; Lawrence of Arabia; Lawrence.

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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chimneysweep

  • noun someone who cleans soot from chimneys
    chimneysweeper; sweep.

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noncompliant

  • noun a person who refuses to comply
    balker; baulker.
  • adjective boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    defiant.
    • brought up to be aggressive and defiant
    • a defiant attitude

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hairdo

  • noun the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
    hairstyle; coif; hair style; coiffure.

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substance

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

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venturer

  • noun a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
    merchant-venturer.
  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    adventurer.

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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sniffler

  • noun a person who breathes audibly through a congested nose
    sniveler.

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browsing

  • noun reading superficially or at random
    browse.
  • noun the act of feeding by continual nibbling
    browse.

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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astuteness

  • noun intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
    shrewdness; perspicaciousness; perspicacity.
  • noun the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
    depth; profundity; profoundness; deepness.

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handwork

  • noun a work produced by hand labor
    handicraft; handiwork; handcraft.

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changer

  • noun a person who changes something
    modifier.
    • an inveterate changer of the menu
  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    auto-changer; record changer.

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tour_guide

  • noun a guide who leads others on a tour

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exquisiteness

  • noun extreme beauty of a delicate sort

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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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campaign

  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; political campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort

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skillless

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schooling

  • noun the act of teaching at school
  • noun the process of being formally educated at a school
    school.
    • what will you do when you finish school?

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topper

  • noun a worker who makes or adds the top to something
  • noun a worker who cuts tops off (of trees or vegetables etc.)

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elude

  • 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
    escape.
    • What you are seeing in him eludes me

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slating

  • noun thin layers of rock used for roofing
    slate.
  • noun a severely critical attack
    • the reviewers gave his book a sound slating

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transitionist

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manoeuver

  • 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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mooch

  • noun someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)
    cadger; scrounger; moocher.
  • verb ask for and get free; be a parasite
    sponge; cadge; bum; grub.

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ship's_officer

  • noun a person authorized to serve in a position of authority on a vessel
    officer.
    • he is the officer in charge of the ship's engines

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sagittarius

  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius
    Archer.
  • noun a large zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Scorpius and Capricornus

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browse

  • noun vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat
    • a deer needs to eat twenty pounds of browse every day
  • noun reading superficially or at random
    browsing.

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sweater

  • noun a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
    jumper.
  • noun a person who perspires
    perspirer.

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chooser

  • noun a person who chooses or selects out
    picker; selector.

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arms

  • noun weapons considered collectively
    weapons system; weaponry; implements of war; munition.
  • noun the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
    coat of arms; blazon; blazonry.

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prospector

  • noun someone who explores an area for mineral deposits

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plod

  • noun the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
    plodding.
    • I could recognize his plod anywhere
  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    footslog; tramp; trudge; slog; pad.
    • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

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call

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

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strike

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

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lobsterback

  • noun British soldier; so-called because of his red coat (especially during the American Revolution)
    redcoat.

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limousine

  • noun large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur
    limo.

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sticker

  • noun a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    pricker; spine; thorn; prickle; spikelet.
  • noun an adhesive label
    gummed label; paster.

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priestcraft

  • noun a derogatory reference to priests who use their influence to control secular or political affairs
  • noun the skills involved in the work of a priest

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sharecrop_farmer

  • noun small farmers and tenants
    cropper; sharecropper.

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withholder

  • noun a person who refrains from granting
    • a withholder of payments
  • noun a person who restrains or checks or holds back

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