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promenade

  • noun a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year
    prom.
  • noun a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
    mall.

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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garter

  • noun a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
    supporter.
  • verb fasten with or as if with a garter

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shamble

  • noun walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet
    shambling; shuffle; shuffling.
    • from his shambling I assumed he was very old
  • verb walk by dragging one's feet
    shuffle; scuffle.
    • he shuffled out of the room
    • We heard his feet shuffling down the hall

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exenterate

  • verb remove the contents of (an organ)

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trolley

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity
    tram; tramcar; trolley car; streetcar.

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stub

  • noun a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost
  • noun a small piece
    nub.
    • a nub of coal
    • a stub of a pencil

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swag

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

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feeding

  • noun the act of consuming food
    eating.
  • noun the act of supplying food and nourishment
    alimentation.

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push_forward

  • verb push one's way
    thrust ahead; barge.
    • she barged into the meeting room

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swab

  • noun implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
  • noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    swob; mop.

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refinish

  • verb give a new surface
    • refinish the dining room furniture

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swan

  • noun stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; assert; swear; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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bludgeon

  • noun a club used as a weapon
  • verb overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
    • The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas

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tickle

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

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swat

  • noun a sharp blow
  • verb hit swiftly with a violent blow
    • Swat flies

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bike

  • noun a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
    motorcycle.
  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bicycle; cycle.

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swap

  • noun an equal exchange
    swop; barter; trade.
    • we had no money so we had to live by barter
  • verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    switch; swop; trade.

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under

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

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postmortem

  • noun discussion of an event after it has occurred
    post-mortem.
  • noun an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease
    postmortem examination; post-mortem; necropsy; post-mortem examination; autopsy; PM.

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andropogon_furcatus

  • noun tall grass with smooth bluish leaf sheaths grown for hay in the United States
    blue stem; Andropogon gerardii; bluestem.

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shellac

  • noun lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white
  • noun a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
    shellac varnish.

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shaving

  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
    shave.
  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; sliver.

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denudate

  • verb lay bare
    bare; denude; strip.
    • denude a forest
  • adjective satellite without the natural or usual covering
    denuded; bald.
    • a bald spot on the lawn
    • bare hills

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blanket

  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    cover.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
  • noun anything that covers
    mantle.
    • there was a blanket of snow

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rise

  • 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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pigment

  • noun dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
  • noun any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color

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smack

  • noun a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
    slap.
  • noun the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    nip; tang; flavour; savor; savour; sapidity; flavor; relish.

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asphalt

  • noun mixed asphalt and crushed gravel or sand; used especially for paving but also for roofing
  • noun a dark bituminous substance found in natural beds and as residue from petroleum distillation; consists mainly of hydrocarbons
    mineral pitch.

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cut_down

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

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • 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

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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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reexamination

  • noun (law) questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness after that witness has been subject to cross-examination
    redirect examination.
  • noun a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
    followup; review; follow-up.

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baking

  • noun making bread or cake or pastry etc.
  • noun cooking by dry heat in an oven

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whisk

  • noun a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
  • noun a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
    whisk broom.

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tallgrass

  • noun any of various grasses that are tall and that flourish with abundant moisture
    tall-grass.

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pinch

  • 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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commons

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

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strayer

  • noun someone who strays or falls behind
    straggler.
  • adjective satellite not close together in time
    isolated; stray.
    • isolated instances of rebellion
    • a few stray crumbs

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disburden

  • verb take the burden off; remove the burden from
    unburden.
    • unburden the donkey

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move_through

  • verb make a passage or journey from one place to another
    transit; pass through; pass across; pass over.
    • The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs
    • "Some travelers pass through the desert

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auto_racing

  • noun the sport of racing automobiles
    car racing.

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shlep

  • noun (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
    schlep; schlepper; shlepper.
  • noun a tedious or difficult journey
    schlep.

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rollick

  • verb play boisterously
    disport; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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bicycle

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bike; cycle.
  • verb ride a bicycle
    wheel; pedal; bike; cycle.

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zinc

  • noun a bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs naturally as zinc sulphide in zinc blende
    atomic number 30; Zn.
  • verb coat or cover with zinc

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maneuver

  • noun a military training exercise
    simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.

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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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nail

  • 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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scrutinize

  • verb to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
    size up; take stock; scrutinise.
    • he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror
  • verb examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification
    audit; inspect; scrutinise.
    • audit accounts and tax returns

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ransack

  • verb steal goods; take as spoils
    pillage; strip; despoil; plunder; foray; rifle; loot; reave.
    • During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners
  • verb search thoroughly
    comb.
    • They combed the area for the missing child

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skim_off

  • verb remove from the surface
    cream off; skim; cream.
    • skim cream from the surface of milk
  • verb pick the best
    cream off.

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blue

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

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cooking

  • noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    preparation; cookery.
    • cooking can be a great art
    • people are needed who have experience in cookery
    • he left the preparation of meals to his wife
  • verb prepare a hot meal
    cook.
    • My husband doesn't cook

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burglarise

  • verb commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
    burglarize; heist; burgle.

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natural_covering

  • noun a natural object that covers or envelops
    cover; covering.
    • under a covering of dust
    • the fox was flushed from its cover

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squeeze_out

  • verb force out
    • Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts
  • verb make by laborious and precarious means
    eke out.
    • He eked out a living as a painter

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x-raying

  • noun obtaining images by the use of X rays
    X-radiation.
  • verb examine by taking x-rays
    x-ray.

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discase

  • verb get undressed
    uncase; peel; strip down; undress; strip; unclothe; disrobe.
    • please don't undress in front of everybody!
    • She strips in front of strangers every night for a living

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cull

  • noun the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
    reject.
  • verb remove something that has been rejected
    • cull the sick members of the herd

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cut_back

  • verb return in time
    flash back.
    • the film cut back to an earlier event in the story
  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

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bear_away

  • verb remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
    bear off; take away; carry away; carry off.
    • Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands
    • The car carried us off to the meeting
    • I'll take you away on a holiday
    • I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry

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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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pursuit

  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; chase.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    quest; pursuance.
    • the pursuit of love
    • life is more than the pursuance of fame
    • a quest for wealth

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plunker

  • noun (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
    plunk.

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fleet

  • noun group of aircraft operating together under the same ownership
  • noun group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership

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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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burgle

  • verb commit a burglary; enter and rob a dwelling
    burglarize; heist; burglarise.

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detoxification

  • noun a treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances
  • noun treatment for poisoning by neutralizing the toxic properties (normally a function of the liver)

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contraction

  • noun (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
    muscular contraction; muscle contraction.
  • noun the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
    condensation; compression.
    • the contraction of a gas on cooling

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dry

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

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undulation

  • noun an undulating curve
    wave.
  • noun wavelike motion; a gentle rising and falling in the manner of waves

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prostrate

  • verb get into a prostrate position, as in submission
    bow down.
  • verb render helpless or defenseless
    • They prostrated the enemy

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nimble_will

  • noun slender branching American grass of some value for grazing in central United States
    nimblewill; Muhlenbergia schreberi.

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rollerblade

  • noun (trademark) an in-line skate
  • verb travel on shoes with a single line of rubber wheels attached to their soles
    • you'd better wear a helmet and knee protectors when you Rollerblade!
    • The muscular actor loves to Rollerblade

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take_stock

  • verb to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
    size up; scrutinize; scrutinise.
    • he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror
  • verb make or include in an itemized record or report
    stock-take; inventory.
    • Inventory all books before the end of the year

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range_animal

  • noun any animal that lives and grazes in the grassy open land of western North America (especially horses, cattle, sheep)

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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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work_study

  • noun an analysis of a specific job in an effort to find the most efficient method in terms of time and effort
    time and motion study; motion study; time-motion study; time study; time-and-motion study.

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maunder

  • verb wander aimlessly
  • verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    mussitate; mumble; mutter.

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water-skiing

  • noun skiing on water while being towed by a motorboat

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exuviate

  • verb cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
    moult; shed; molt; slough.
    • our dog sheds every Spring

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armed_robbery

  • noun robbery at gunpoint
    stickup; heist; holdup.

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stray

  • noun an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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straw

  • noun plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; husk; stalk; shuck.

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shoestring

  • noun a lace used for fastening shoes
    shoelace; shoe string; shoe lace.
  • noun a small amount of money
    shoe string.
    • he managed it on a shoestring

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glance

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

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unit

  • noun any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    unit of measurement.
    • the dollar is the United States unit of currency
    • a unit of wheat is a bushel
    • change per unit volume
  • noun an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
    • the reduced the number of units and installations
    • the word is a basic linguistic unit

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plow

  • noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
    plough.
  • verb to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    turn; plough.
    • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
    • turn the earth in the Spring

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plop

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

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phalaris_arundinacea

  • noun perennial grass of marshy meadows and ditches having broad leaves; Europe and North America
    reed canary grass; ribbon grass; lady's laces; gardener's garters.

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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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orb

  • noun the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
    eyeball.
  • noun an object with a spherical shape
    globe; ball.
    • a ball of fire

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twirler

  • noun someone who twirls a baton
    baton twirler.
  • noun (baseball) the person who does the pitching
    hurler; pitcher.
    • our pitcher has a sore arm

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lime

  • noun a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
    calcium hydroxide; calcium hydrate; caustic lime; slaked lime; hydrated lime; lime hydrate.
  • noun a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
    calx; quicklime; fluxing lime; unslaked lime; burnt lime; calcined lime; calcium oxide.

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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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calk

  • noun a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping
    calkin.
  • verb provide with calks
    • calk horse shoes

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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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rock_climbing

  • noun the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)

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gilding

  • noun a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
    gilt.
  • verb decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
    gild; engild; begild.

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plagiarize

  • verb take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property
    lift; plagiarise.

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overcoating

  • noun an additional protective coating (as of paint or varnish)
    overcoat.

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hurt

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

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lunge

  • noun the act of moving forward suddenly
    lurch.
  • noun (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward
    passado; straight thrust.

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coat_of_paint

  • noun a layer of paint covering something else

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overtake

  • verb catch up with and possibly overtake
    catch; catch up with.
    • The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp
  • verb travel past
    overhaul; pass.
    • The sports car passed all the trucks

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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overstretch

  • verb strain abnormally
    pull.
    • I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up
    • The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition

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hurl

  • noun a violent throw
    cast.
  • verb throw forcefully
    cast; hurtle.

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cut_through

  • verb travel across or pass over
    traverse; track; pass over; get across; cover; cross; get over; cut across.
    • The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

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hole

  • noun an opening into or through something
  • noun an opening deliberately made in or through something

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hold

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

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unpack

  • verb remove from its packing
    take out.
    • unpack the presents

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squad

  • noun a smallest army unit
  • noun a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
    team.

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shoot

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

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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err

  • verb to make a mistake or be incorrect
    slip; mistake.
  • verb wander from a direct course or at random
    drift; stray.
    • The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her
    • don't drift from the set course

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pursue

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    prosecute; engage.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb follow in or as if in pursuit
    follow.
    • The police car pursued the suspected attacker
    • Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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smut

  • 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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worm

  • noun any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; louse.

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roof

  • noun a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
  • noun protective covering on top of a motor vehicle

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whack

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

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de-ionate

  • verb remove ions from
    • ionate thyroxine

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carry_on

  • verb direct the course of; manage or control
    deal; conduct.
    • You cannot conduct business like this
  • verb keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    preserve; continue; bear on; uphold.
    • preserve the peace in the family
    • continue the family tradition
    • Carry on the old traditions

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speeder

  • noun a driver who exceeds the safe speed limit
    speed demon.

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root

  • 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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scavenge

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

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gardener's_garters

  • noun perennial grass of marshy meadows and ditches having broad leaves; Europe and North America
    reed canary grass; ribbon grass; lady's laces; Phalaris arundinacea.

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debone

  • verb remove the bones from
    bone.
    • bone the turkey before roasting it

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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skateboard

  • noun a board with wheels that is ridden in a standing or crouching position and propelled by foot
  • verb ride on a flat board with rollers attached to the bottom

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toss_out

  • verb throw or cast away
    dispose; cast aside; throw away; fling; toss; cast away; chuck out; throw out; cast out; put away; discard; toss away.
    • Put away your worries

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rassling

  • noun the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down
    wrestling; grappling.

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unstring

  • verb remove the strings from
    • unstring my guitar

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indusium

  • noun a membrane enclosing and protecting the developing spores especially that covering the sori of a fern

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cut_off

  • verb make a break in
    interrupt; disrupt; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages
  • verb cease, stop
    cut.
    • cut the noise
    • We had to cut short the conversation

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end

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

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turn

  • 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
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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chafing_dish

  • noun a metal pan over a heater; used to cook or to keep things warm at the table

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roller_skating

  • noun skating on wheels
  • verb travel on shoes with steel or rubber rollers attached to their soles
    roller skate.
    • In some fashionable restaurants, the waiters roller skate around

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power_shovel

  • noun a machine for excavating
    shovel; digger; excavator.

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revisit

  • verb visit again
    • We revisited Rome after 25 years

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machine

  • 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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hot

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

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punt

  • noun formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    Irish punt; pound; Irish pound.
  • noun an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole

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bunt

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

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hop

  • noun the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
  • noun twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
    hops.

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titillate

  • verb touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
    tickle; vellicate.
  • verb excite pleasurably or erotically
    • A titillating story appeared in the usually conservative magazine

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gimp

  • noun disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
    claudication; gameness; lameness; limping; gimpiness.
  • verb walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
    hobble; limp; hitch.
    • The old woman hobbles down to the store every day

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beach

  • noun an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake
  • verb land on a beach
    • the ship beached near the port

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swiftness

  • noun a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
    speed; fastness.
    • the project advanced with gratifying speed

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lam

  • noun a rapid escape (as by criminals)
    getaway.
    • the thieves made a clean getaway
    • after the expose he had to take it on the lam
  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    run; head for the hills; hightail it; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; scat; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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abstraction

  • noun a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance
    abstract.
    • he loved her only in the abstract--not in person
  • noun the act of withdrawing or removing something

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axial_rotation

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; roll.
    • wheels in axial rotation

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after

  • 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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will

  • noun the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention
    volition.
    • the exercise of their volition we construe as revolt"- George Meredith
  • noun a fixed and persistent intent or purpose
    • where there's a will there's a way

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jumping

  • noun the act of participating in an athletic competition in which you must jump
  • noun the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
    jump.
    • he advanced in a series of jumps
    • the jumping was unexpected

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lay

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

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stamping_ground

  • noun a frequently visited place
    resort; hangout; haunt; repair.

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lap

  • noun the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
    • he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap
  • noun an area of control or responsibility
    • the job fell right in my lap

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cosmonaut

  • noun a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
    astronaut; spaceman.
    • the Russians called their astronauts cosmonauts

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ablation

  • noun surgical removal of a body part or tissue
    extirpation; excision; cutting out.
  • noun the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers

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snap_up

  • verb get hold of or seize quickly and easily
    grab; snaffle.
    • I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale

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plasterwork

  • noun a surface of hardened plaster (as on a wall or ceiling)
    plaster.
    • there were cracks in the plaster

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fictional

  • adjective related to or involving literary fiction
    • clever fictional devices
    • a fictional treatment of the train robbery
  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character

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haste

  • noun overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
    precipitation; hastiness; hurry; hurriedness.
    • he soon regretted his haste
  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    rush; hurry; rushing.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book

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deep-six

  • verb toss out; get rid of
    give it the deep six.
    • deep-six these old souvenirs!
  • verb throw from a boat
    throw overboard.

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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feathertop_grass

  • noun northeastern tropical African plant having feathery panicles
    feathertop; Pennistum villosum.

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incrust

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

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varment

  • noun any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote
    varmint.

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tetherball

  • noun a game with two players who use rackets to strike a ball that is tethered to the top of a pole; the object is to wrap the string around the pole

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over

  • 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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petty_larceny

  • noun larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    petit larceny; petty.

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betake_oneself

  • verb displace oneself; go from one location to another

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domesticated_animal

  • noun any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
    domestic animal.

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thievery

  • noun the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    thieving; larceny; theft; stealing.
    • the thieving is awful at Kennedy International

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ectotherm

  • noun an animal whose body temperature varies with the temperature of its surroundings; any animal except birds and mammals
    poikilotherm.

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sludge

  • noun the precipitate produced by sewage treatment
  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; slime; muck; ooze; goop.

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rubberise

  • verb coat or impregnate with rubber
    rubber; rubberize.
    • rubberize fabric for rain coats

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contuse

  • verb injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of
    bruise.
    • I bruised my knee

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gridiron

  • noun a cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat
    grid.
  • noun the playing field on which football is played
    football field.

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tramp

  • noun a disreputable vagrant
    hobo; bum.
    • a homeless tramp
    • he tried to help the really down-and-out bums
  • noun a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
    swinger.

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cutting_out

  • noun surgical removal of a body part or tissue
    extirpation; excision; ablation.

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carve

  • 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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precipitate

  • noun a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
  • verb bring about abruptly
    • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

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riff

  • noun a jazz ostinato; usually provides a background for a solo improvisation
  • noun a Berber living in northern Morocco
    Riffian.

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fin

  • 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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descend

  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    go down; come down; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    derive; come.
    • She was descended from an old Italian noble family
    • he comes from humble origins

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medical_examination

  • noun a thorough physical examination; includes a variety of tests depending on the age and sex and health of the person
    checkup; medical checkup; health check; medical; medical exam.

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plaster

  • noun a mixture of lime or gypsum with sand and water; hardens into a smooth solid; used to cover walls and ceilings
  • noun any of several gypsum cements; a white powder (a form of calcium sulphate) that forms a paste when mixed with water and hardens into a solid; used in making molds and sculptures and casts for broken limbs
    plaster of Paris.

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decarbonize

  • verb remove carbon from (an engine)
    decoke; decarbonise; decarburize; decarburise.

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collide

  • verb be incompatible; be or come into conflict
    jar; clash.
    • These colors clash
  • verb cause to collide
    • The physicists collided the particles

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trail

  • noun a track or mark left by something that has passed
    • there as a trail of blood
    • a tear left its trail on her cheek
  • noun a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • 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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root_word

  • noun (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
    radical; stem; theme; base; root.
    • thematic vowels are part of the stem

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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slip_by

  • verb pass by
    elapse; go along; lapse; slip away; go by; glide by; pass; slide by.
    • three years elapsed

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flotation

  • noun the phenomenon of floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid without sinking)
    floatation.
  • noun financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares
    floatation.

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silver

  • 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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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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eatage

  • noun bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle
    pasturage; forage; grass; pasture.

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repaint

  • verb paint again
    • He repainted the same scenery many times during his life
  • verb paint again
    • He repainted the wall after the child smeared it with tomato sauce

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leaner

  • noun (horseshoes) the throw of a horseshoe so as to lean against (but not encircle) the stake
  • adjective lacking excess flesh
    lean; thin.
    • you can't be too rich or too thin
    • Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

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crock

  • noun a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
    smut; soot; lampblack; carbon black.
  • noun nonsense; foolish talk
    • that's a crock

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wend

  • verb direct one's course or way
    • wend your way through the crowds

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chuck

  • noun informal terms for a meal
    eats; grub; chow.
  • noun the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade

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tall-grass

  • noun any of various grasses that are tall and that flourish with abundant moisture
    tallgrass.

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tall_oat_grass

  • noun coarse perennial Eurasian grass resembling oat; found on roadside verges and rough grassland and in hay meadows; introduced in North America for forage
    Arrhenatherum elatius; French rye; false oat; evergreen grass; tall meadow grass.

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bonk

  • verb have sexual intercourse with
    love; fuck; sleep with; have it away; screw; have intercourse; get it on; lie with; hump; make love; make out; get laid; have a go at it; eff; have sex; jazz; be intimate; know; have it off; bang; bed; do it; roll in the hay; sleep together.
    • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
    • Adam knew Eve
    • Were you ever intimate with this man?
  • verb hit hard
    whap; bop; sock; whop; bash.

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chlamys

  • noun collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
    perigonium; perianth; floral envelope; perigone.
  • noun a short mantle or cape fastened at the shoulder; worn by men in ancient Greece

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motoring

  • noun the act of driving an automobile
  • verb travel or be transported in a vehicle
    drive; motor.
    • We drove to the university every morning
    • They motored to London for the theater

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varmint

  • noun an irritating or obnoxious person
    vermin.
  • noun any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote
    varment.

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natation

  • noun the act of someone who floats on the water
    floating.

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side

  • noun a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
    • they always sat on the right side of the church
    • he never left my side
  • noun one of two or more contesting groups
    • the Confederate side was prepared to attack

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bone

  • noun rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    os.
  • noun the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
    osseous tissue.

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wheel

  • noun a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
  • noun a handwheel that is used for steering
    steering wheel.

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shuttle

  • noun badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
    shuttlecock; bird; birdie.
  • noun public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that plies back and forth between two points

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train

  • noun public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
    railroad train.
    • express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction
  • noun a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
    string.
    • a string of islands
    • train of mourners
    • a train of thought

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displacement

  • noun act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
    supplanting.
  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    shift.

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sled

  • noun a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
    sledge; sleigh.
  • verb ride (on) a sled
    sleigh.

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juggling

  • noun the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    juggle.
  • noun throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    juggle.

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stealing

  • noun the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    thieving; larceny; thievery; theft.
    • the thieving is awful at Kennedy International
  • noun avoiding detection by moving carefully
    stealth.

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flock

  • noun a church congregation guided by a pastor
  • noun a group of birds

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extract

  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    infusion.
  • noun a passage selected from a larger work
    excerption; selection; excerpt.
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

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slew

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right

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whip

  • noun an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • noun a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    party whip.

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pounce

  • noun the act of pouncing
  • verb move down on as if in an attack
    swoop.
    • The raptor swooped down on its prey
    • The teacher swooped down upon the new students

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goo

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    gunk; guck; gook; slime; muck; ooze; goop; sludge.

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velvet

  • noun a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back
  • adjective satellite smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste
    velvety; velvet-textured.

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driving

  • noun hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
    drive.
    • he sliced his drive out of bounds
  • noun the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

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whoosh

  • noun the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
    swoosh.
  • verb move with a sibilant sound
    woosh.
    • He whooshed the doors open

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defenestrate

  • verb throw through or out of the window
    • The rebels stormed the palace and defenestrated the President

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come_up_to

  • verb speak to someone
    accost; address.

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reader

  • noun a person who enjoys reading
  • noun someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
    subscriber.

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car_racing

  • noun the sport of racing automobiles
    auto racing.

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saccharum_bengalense

  • noun tough Asiatic grass whose culms are used for ropes and baskets
    munja; Saccharum munja; munj.

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skin_diving

  • noun underwater swimming without any more breathing equipment than a snorkel
    skin-dive.

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wash_off

  • verb remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
    wash; wash away; wash out.
    • he washed the dirt from his coat
    • The nurse washed away the blood
    • Can you wash away the spots on the windows?
    • he managed to wash out the stains

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perianth

  • noun collective term for the outer parts of a flower consisting of the calyx and corolla and enclosing the stamens and pistils
    perigonium; chlamys; floral envelope; perigone.

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turning

  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turn.
    • he took a turn to the right
  • noun act of changing in practice or custom
    • the law took many turnings over the years

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breathalyze

  • verb test someone's alcohol level in his blood by means of a breathalyzer
    breathalyse.

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waddle

  • noun walking with short steps and the weight tilting from one foot to the other
    • ducks walk with a waddle
  • verb walk unsteadily
    totter; paddle; coggle; dodder; toddle.
    • small children toddle

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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ascending

  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; rise; ascent.
  • verb travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
    ascend; go up.
    • go up a ladder
    • The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope

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dodder

  • noun a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria
  • verb walk unsteadily
    totter; waddle; paddle; coggle; toddle.
    • small children toddle

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marco_polo

  • noun Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324)
    Polo.

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substantiation

  • 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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depilation

  • noun the condition of being void of hair
    hairlessness.
  • noun the act of removing hair (as from an animal skin)
    epilation.

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osseous_tissue

  • noun the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
    bone.

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disafforest

  • verb remove the trees from
    deforest; disforest.
    • The landscape was deforested by the enemy attacks

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render

  • 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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take_the_air

  • verb take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure
    walk.
    • The lovers held hands while walking
    • We like to walk every Sunday

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rye_grass

  • noun any of several annual or perennial Eurasian grasses
    ryegrass.

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bombard

  • noun a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family
    bombardon.
  • verb cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
    pelt.
    • They pelted each other with snowballs

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hook

  • noun a catch for locking a door
  • noun a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    crotchet.

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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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ditch

  • noun a long narrow excavation in the earth
  • noun any small natural waterway

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hoof

  • noun the foot of an ungulate mammal
  • noun the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals

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hood

  • noun an aggressive and violent young criminal
    strong-armer; tough; goon; punk; hoodlum; thug; toughie.
  • noun a protective covering that is part of a plant
    cap.

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dance_step

  • noun a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance
    step.
    • he taught them the waltz step

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timothy

  • noun grass with long cylindrical spikes grown in northern United States and Europe for hay
    herd's grass; Phleum pratense.
  • noun a disciple of Saint Paul who became the leader of the Christian community at Ephesus

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fall_back

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

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engagement

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun a meeting arranged in advance
    date; appointment.
    • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

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fumble

  • noun (sports) dropping the ball
    muff.
  • verb feel about uncertainly or blindly
    grope.
    • She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom

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go_forward

  • verb move ahead; travel onward in time or space
    continue; proceed.
    • We proceeded towards Washington
    • She continued in the direction of the hills
    • We are moving ahead in time now

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dislodgement

  • noun forced removal from a position of advantage
    dislodgment.

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critter

  • noun a regional term for `creature' (especially for domestic animals)

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toe

  • noun one of the digits of the foot
  • noun the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes

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efface

  • verb remove completely from recognition or memory
    obliterate.
    • efface the memory of the time in the camps
  • verb make inconspicuous
    • efface oneself

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hangout

  • noun a frequently visited place
    stamping ground; resort; haunt; repair.

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intestine

  • noun the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    bowel; gut.

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plunderage

  • noun the act of plundering (especially the embezzlement of goods on shipboard)

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bouncing

  • noun rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
    bounce.
  • 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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lunger

  • noun someone who moves forward suddenly (as in fencing)
  • noun a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
    tubercular; consumptive.

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shellack

  • verb cover with shellac
    shellac.
    • She wanted to shellac the desk to protect it from water spots

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cereal

  • noun grass whose starchy grains are used as food: wheat; rice; rye; oats; maize; buckwheat; millet
    cereal grass.
  • noun foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
    food grain; grain.

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indumentum

  • noun a covering of fine hairs (or sometimes scales) as on a leaf or insect
    indument.