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sleeplessness (Also sleeplessnesses) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to sleeplessness

asthenopia

  • noun a tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem
    eyestrain.

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cognitive_state

  • noun the state of a person's cognitive processes
    state of mind.

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consciousness

  • noun an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation
    • he lost consciousness
  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; knowingness; awareness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive

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wakeful

  • adjective satellite carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger
    vigilant; open-eyed; argus-eyed.
    • a policy of open-eyed awareness
    • the vigilant eye of the town watch
    • there was a watchful dignity in the room
    • a watchful parent with a toddler in tow
  • adjective satellite (of sleep) easily disturbed
    light.
    • in a light doze
    • a light sleeper
    • a restless wakeful night

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logginess

  • noun a dull and listless state resulting from weariness
    loginess.

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knowingness

  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; consciousness; awareness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive
  • noun shrewdness demonstrated by knowledge

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tiredness

  • noun temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work
    fatigue; weariness.
    • he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue
    • growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills
    • weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep

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sensibleness

  • noun the quality of showing good sense or practical judgment

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salt_depletion

  • noun loss of salt from the body without replacement (loss by vomiting or profuse perspiration or urination or diarrhea) thus upsetting the electrolyte balance

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somnolence

  • noun a very sleepy state
    drowsiness; sleepiness.
    • sleepiness causes many driving accidents

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thinking_cap

  • noun a state in which one thinks

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tire

  • noun hoop that covers a wheel
    tyre.
    • automobile tires are usually made of rubber and filled with compressed air
  • verb lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
    jade; fatigue; pall; weary.
    • I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food

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thinking

  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; mentation; thought; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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weariness

  • noun temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work
    fatigue; tiredness.
    • he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue
    • growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills
    • weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep

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profoundness

  • noun extremeness of degree
    • the profoundness of his ignorance
  • noun wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
    reconditeness; abstruseness; abstrusity; profundity.
    • the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs

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awareness

  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; knowingness; consciousness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive
  • noun state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
    sentience.
    • the crash intruded on his awareness

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case

  • noun an occurrence of something
    instance; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    event.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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esthesia

  • noun mental responsiveness and awareness
    sensibility; aesthesia.

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drowsiness

  • noun a very sleepy state
    somnolence; sleepiness.
    • sleepiness causes many driving accidents

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sleepiness

  • noun a very sleepy state
    somnolence; drowsiness.
    • sleepiness causes many driving accidents

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penetration

  • noun an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
    incursion.
  • noun clear or deep perception of a situation
    insight.

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know

  • noun the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people
    • he is always in the know
  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    cognize; cognise.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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cognisant

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognizant; aware.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit

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fag

  • noun offensive term for an openly homosexual man
    poove; fairy; nance; queen; fagot; pansy; poof; queer; pouf; faggot.
  • noun finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
    cigarette; coffin nail; cigaret; butt.

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cognitive

  • adjective of or being or relating to or involving cognition
    • cognitive psychology
    • cognitive style

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clutch

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clench; grasp; hold; 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 a tense critical situation
    • he is a good man in the clutch

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insobriety

  • noun a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
    tipsiness; drunkenness; inebriety; inebriation; intoxication.

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sleepless

  • adjective satellite experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness
    watchful; insomniac.
    • insomniac old people
    • insomniac nights
    • lay sleepless all night
    • twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights"- Shakespeare
  • adjective satellite always watchful
    lidless.
    • to an eye like mine, a lidless watcher of the public weal"- Alfred Tennyson

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superficiality

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

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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red_alert

  • noun the highest level of alert when an attack by the enemy seems imminent (or more generally a state of alert resulting from imminent danger)

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deepness

  • noun the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
    depth; profundity; astuteness; profoundness.
  • noun the quality of being physically deep
    profundity; profoundness.
    • the profundity of the mine was almost a mile

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knowing

  • noun a clear and certain mental apprehension
  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    know; cognize; cognise.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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unsleeping

  • adjective satellite fully awake
    wide-awake.
    • the unsleeping city
    • so excited she was wide-awake all night

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frame

  • noun the framework for a pair of eyeglasses
  • noun a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film

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sensation

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sense experience; esthesis; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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waking

  • noun the state of remaining awake
    • days of danger and nights of waking
  • verb be awake, be alert, be there
    wake.

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inebriety

  • noun a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
    tipsiness; insobriety; drunkenness; inebriation; intoxication.

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state_of_mind

  • noun a temporary psychological state
    frame of mind.
  • noun the state of a person's cognitive processes
    cognitive state.

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living

  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    life.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life
  • noun people who are still living
    • save your pity for the living

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heads-up

  • noun a warning message
    • he sent a heads-up to the District Attorney
  • adjective satellite fully alert and watchful
    wide-awake.
    • played heads-up ball

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sentience

  • noun state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
    awareness.
    • the crash intruded on his awareness
  • noun the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    sentiency; sensory faculty; sensation; sense.
    • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

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fathom

  • noun a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
    fthm.
  • noun (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
    fthm.

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wakefulness

  • noun a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world
    • consciousness during wakefulness in a sane person is pretty well ordered and familiar
  • noun a temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep
    sleeplessness.
    • accept your wakefulness and sleep in its own contrary way is more likely to come

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inebriate

  • noun a chronic drinker
    drunk; sot; wino; drunkard; rummy.
  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; tickle pink; exalt; exhilarate; beatify.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success

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depletion

  • noun the act of decreasing something markedly
  • noun the state of being depleted

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state

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

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self-consciousness

  • noun embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you
    uncomfortableness; uneasiness.
  • noun self-awareness plus the additional realization that others are similarly aware of you

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wise

  • noun a way of doing or being
    • in no wise
    • in this wise
  • noun United States Jewish leader (born in Hungary) (1874-1949)
    Stephen Samuel Wise.

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sentiency

  • noun the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    sensory faculty; sentience; sensation; sense.
    • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

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loginess

  • noun a dull and listless state resulting from weariness
    logginess.

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alertness

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    vigilance; watchfulness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun a state of readiness to respond
    alerting.
    • alerting was indicated by the desynchronization of the EEG

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on_the_qui_vive

  • noun lively attentiveness
    sharp-sightedness; alertness.

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sensory

  • adjective satellite of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
    centripetal; receptive.
    • sensory neurons
  • adjective involving or derived from the senses
    sensorial.
    • sensory experience
    • sensory channels

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wear

  • noun impairment resulting from long use
    • the tires showed uneven wear
  • noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
    habiliment; vesture; clothing; wearable; article of clothing.

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astir

  • adjective satellite out of bed
    up.
    • are they astir yet?
    • up by seven each morning
  • adjective satellite on the move
    about.
    • up and about
    • the whole town was astir over the incident

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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frame_of_mind

  • noun a temporary psychological state
    state of mind.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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aesthesia

  • noun mental responsiveness and awareness
    sensibility; esthesia.

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stream_of_consciousness

  • noun a literary genre that reveals a character's thoughts and feeling as they develop by means of a long soliloquy
  • noun the continuous flow of ideas and feelings that constitute an individual's conscious experience

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sottishness

  • noun stupefaction from drink
  • noun lack of restraint in use of alcohol

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sensitive

  • noun someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
    spiritualist; medium.
    • he consulted several mediums
  • adjective responsive to physical stimuli
    • a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch
    • a sensitive voltmeter
    • sensitive skin
    • sensitive to light

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sleeplessness

  • noun a temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep
    wakefulness.
    • accept your wakefulness and sleep in its own contrary way is more likely to come

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temazepam

  • noun a frequently prescribed benzodiazepine (trade name Restoril); takes effect slowly and lasts long enough to help those people who wake up frequently during the night
    Restoril.

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cognizance

  • noun having knowledge of
    cognisance; knowingness; consciousness; awareness.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive
  • noun range of what one can know or understand
    ken.
    • beyond my ken

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vive

Long live, that is, success to; as, vive le roi, long live the king; vive la bagatelle, success to trifles or sport.

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cognisance

  • noun having knowledge of
    knowingness; consciousness; awareness; cognizance.
    • he had no awareness of his mistakes
    • his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced
    • their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive

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tipsiness

  • noun a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
    insobriety; drunkenness; inebriety; inebriation; intoxication.

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feel

  • noun an intuitive awareness;
    • he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; tone; flavor; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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apprehender

  • noun a person who knows or apprehends
    knower.
  • noun a person who seizes or arrests (especially a person who seizes or arrests in the name of justice)

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weather_eye

  • noun vigilant attentiveness
    vigilance; watchfulness.
    • he keeps a weather eye open for trouble

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preparedness

  • noun the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
    preparation; readiness.
    • putting them in readiness
    • their preparation was more than adequate

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weather

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    atmospheric condition; conditions; weather condition.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; brave; endure.
    • She braved the elements

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watchfulness

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    vigilance; alertness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun vigilant attentiveness
    vigilance; weather eye.
    • he keeps a weather eye open for trouble

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strip

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

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strip_alert

  • noun a state of readiness for domestic defense aircraft
    • the Air Force will keep fighters on strip alert at bases around the country

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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stream

  • noun a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
    watercourse.
  • noun dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
    current; flow.
    • two streams of development run through American history
    • stream of consciousness
    • the flow of thought
    • the current of history

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jet

  • noun an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
    jet-propelled plane; jet plane.
  • noun the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
    spurt; squirt; spirt.

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jealousy

  • noun a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)
    green-eyed monster.
  • noun zealous vigilance
    • cherish their official political freedom with fierce jealousy"-Paul Blanshard

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potty

  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; toilet; commode; crapper; stool; can; pot.
  • noun a receptacle for urination or defecation in the bedroom
    chamberpot; thunder mug.

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draft

  • noun a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
    order of payment; bill of exchange.
  • noun a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
    draught.

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stupefaction

  • noun a feeling of stupefied astonishment
  • noun marginal consciousness
    semiconsciousness; grogginess; stupor.
    • his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows
    • someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor

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jade

  • noun a semiprecious gemstone that takes a high polish; is usually green but sometimes whitish; consists of jadeite or nephrite
    jadestone.
  • noun a woman adulterer
    strumpet; adulteress; slut; hussy; loose woman; trollop; fornicatress.

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exhaustion

  • noun extreme fatigue
  • noun serious weakening and loss of energy
    enervation; debilitation; enfeeblement.

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bottomlessness

  • noun the property of being very deep; without limit

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life

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

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sobriety

  • noun the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
    soberness.
  • noun moderation in or abstinence from alcohol or other drugs
    dryness.

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air_alert

  • noun the time period during which military and civilian agencies are prepared for an enemy air attack
  • noun the condition in which combat aircraft are airborne and ready for an operation
    • aircraft in the Mideast are on air alert

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shallow

  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shoal.
  • verb make shallow
    shoal.
    • The silt shallowed the canal

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aware

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognisant; cognizant.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit
  • adjective bearing in mind; attentive to
    mindful.
    • ever mindful of her health
    • mindful of his responsibilities
    • mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action

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stupor

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    shock; daze.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun marginal consciousness
    semiconsciousness; grogginess; stupefaction.
    • his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows
    • someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor

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awake

  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; come alive; arouse; wake; awaken; wake up.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock
  • adjective not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
    • lay awake thinking about his new job
    • still not fully awake

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drunkenness

  • noun a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
    tipsiness; insobriety; inebriety; inebriation; intoxication.
  • noun habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
    inebriation; alcoholism; alcohol addiction.

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fly

  • noun two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • noun flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
    rainfly; tent flap; fly sheet; tent-fly.

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wide

  • adjective having great (or a certain) extent from one side to the other
    broad.
    • wide roads
    • a wide necktie
    • wide margins
    • three feet wide
    • a river two miles broad
    • broad shoulders
    • a broad river
  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    across-the-board; broad; blanket; all-encompassing; encompassing; all-inclusive; all-embracing; extensive; panoptic.
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
    • granted him wide powers

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self-awareness

  • noun awareness of your own individuality

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cap

  • noun a tight-fitting headdress
  • noun a top (as for a bottle)

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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preparation

  • noun the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
    readying.
    • preparations for the ceremony had begun
  • noun a substance prepared according to a formula
    formulation.
    • the physician prescribed a commercial preparation of the medicine

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grogginess

  • noun a dazed and staggering state caused by alcohol
  • noun a groggy state resulting from weariness

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shallowness

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

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eyestrain

  • noun a tiredness of the eyes caused by prolonged close work by a person with an uncorrected vision problem
    asthenopia.

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awakened

  • adjective aroused or activated
    • an awakened interest in ballet
  • verb cause to become awake or conscious
    awaken; waken; arouse; wake; rouse; wake up.
    • He was roused by the drunken men in the street
    • Please wake me at 6 AM.

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sensory_faculty

  • noun the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    sentiency; sentience; sensation; sense.
    • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

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souse

  • noun a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
    alcoholic; lush; alky; boozer; dipsomaniac; soaker.
  • noun pork trimmings chopped and pickled and jelled

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jet_lag

  • noun fatigue and sleep disturbance resulting from disruption of the body's normal circadian rhythm as a result of jet travel

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qui_vive

  • noun condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
    alert.
    • bombers were put on alert during the crisis

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semiconsciousness

  • noun marginal consciousness
    grogginess; stupor; stupefaction.
    • his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows
    • someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor

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sharp-sightedness

  • noun sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)
    acuity; visual acuity.
  • noun lively attentiveness
    alertness; on the qui vive.

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mind

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

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deep

  • noun the central and most intense or profound part
    • in the deep of night
    • in the deep of winter
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    trench; oceanic abyss.

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cognizant

  • adjective (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    cognisant; aware.
    • was aware of his opponent's hostility
    • became aware of her surroundings
    • aware that he had exceeded the speed limit

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sense

  • noun a general conscious awareness
    • a sense of security
    • a sense of happiness
    • a sense of danger
    • a sense of self
  • noun the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    signified.
    • the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    • in the best sense charity is really a duty
    • the signifier is linked to the signified

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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agrypnia

  • noun a vigil before certain feasts (as e.g. Easter)

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watchful

  • adjective engaged in or accustomed to close observation
    alert.
    • caught by a couple of alert cops
    • alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came
    • constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty
  • adjective satellite experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness
    sleepless; insomniac.
    • insomniac old people
    • insomniac nights
    • lay sleepless all night
    • twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights"- Shakespeare

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sounding

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

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emergency

  • noun a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
    pinch; exigency.
    • he never knew what to do in an emergency
  • noun a state in which martial law applies
    • the governor declared a state of emergency

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insomniac

  • noun someone who cannot sleep
    sleepless person.
  • adjective satellite experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness
    watchful; sleepless.
    • insomniac old people
    • insomniac nights
    • lay sleepless all night
    • twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights"- Shakespeare

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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animation

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

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vigilance

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    watchfulness; alertness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun vigilant attentiveness
    watchfulness; weather eye.
    • he keeps a weather eye open for trouble

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smell

  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odour; odor; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses
  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odor; odour; aroma; olfactory property.

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wide-awake

  • adjective satellite fully awake
    unsleeping.
    • the unsleeping city
    • so excited she was wide-awake all night
  • adjective satellite fully alert and watchful
    heads-up.
    • played heads-up ball

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exhaust

  • noun gases ejected from an engine as waste products
    exhaust fumes; fumes.
  • noun system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged
    exhaust system.

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temporary

  • noun a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis
    temporary worker; temp.
  • adjective not permanent; not lasting
    impermanent.
    • politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber
    • impermanent palm cottages
    • a temperary arrangement
    • temporary housing

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draught

  • noun a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg
    potation; tipple; draft.
    • they served beer on draft
  • noun a large and hurried swallow
    gulp; swig; draft.
    • he finished it at a single gulp

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oscitance

  • noun drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning
    oscitancy.
  • noun an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
    yawn; yawning; oscitancy.
    • he could not suppress a yawn
    • the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
    • he apologized for his oscitancy

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lag

  • noun the act of slowing down or falling behind
    retardation; slowdown.
  • noun the time between one event, process, or period and another
    meantime; interim; meanwhile.
    • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

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alert

  • noun condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
    qui vive.
    • bombers were put on alert during the crisis
  • noun a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
    alerting.

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fatigue

  • noun temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work
    tiredness; weariness.
    • he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue
    • growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills
    • weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep
  • noun used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress
    • metal fatigue

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oscitancy

  • noun drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning
    oscitance.
  • noun an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth; usually triggered by fatigue or boredom
    yawn; oscitance; yawning.
    • he could not suppress a yawn
    • the yawning in the audience told him it was time to stop
    • he apologized for his oscitancy

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faculty

  • noun one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
    mental faculty; module.
  • noun the body of teachers and administrators at a school
    staff.
    • the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university

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sensibility

  • noun mental responsiveness and awareness
    aesthesia; esthesia.
  • noun refined sensitivity to pleasurable or painful impressions
    • cruelty offended his sensibility

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voluntary

  • noun (military) a person who freely enlists for service
    military volunteer; volunteer.
  • noun composition (often improvised) for a solo instrument (especially solo organ) and not a regular part of a religious service or musical performance

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readiness

  • noun the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
    preparation; preparedness.
    • putting them in readiness
    • their preparation was more than adequate
  • noun prompt willingness
    zeal; eagerness; forwardness.
    • readiness to continue discussions
    • they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel
    • they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority
    • he tried to explain his forwardness in battle

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soak

  • noun the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
    soaking; soakage.
    • a good soak put life back in the wagon
  • noun washing something by allowing it to soak
    soaking.

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conscious

  • adjective satellite intentionally conceived
    witting.
    • a conscious effort to speak more slowly
    • a conscious policy
  • adjective knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
    • remained conscious during the operation
    • conscious of his faults
    • became conscious that he was being followed

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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alarm

  • noun fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    dismay; consternation.
  • noun a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
    alarm system; warning device.

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temporary_state

  • noun a state that continues for a limited time

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soberness

  • noun the state of being sober and not intoxicated by alcohol
    sobriety.
  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; graveness; gravity; sombreness; somberness.

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depth

  • noun the extent downward or backward or inward
    deepness.
    • the depth of the water
    • depth of a shelf
    • depth of a closet
  • noun degree of psychological or intellectual profundity

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ego

  • noun an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
    self-importance; egotism.
  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    self.

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inebriation

  • noun habitual intoxication; prolonged and excessive intake of alcoholic drinks leading to a breakdown in health and an addiction to alcohol such that abrupt deprivation leads to severe withdrawal symptoms
    alcoholism; drunkenness; alcohol addiction.
  • noun a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
    tipsiness; insobriety; drunkenness; inebriety; intoxication.

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knower

  • noun a person who knows or apprehends
    apprehender.

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profundity

  • noun wisdom that is recondite and abstruse and profound
    reconditeness; abstruseness; abstrusity; profoundness.
    • the anthropologist was impressed by the reconditeness of the native proverbs
  • noun intellectual depth; penetrating knowledge; keen insight; etc
    profoundness.
    • the depth of my feeling
    • the profoundness of the silence

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aliveness

  • noun the condition of living or the state of being alive
    living; life; animation.
    • while there's life there's hope
    • life depends on many chemical and physical processes
  • noun the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life
    animateness; liveness.

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salt

  • noun a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
  • noun white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
    common salt; table salt.

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intoxication

  • noun the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
    toxic condition; poisoning.
  • noun a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
    tipsiness; insobriety; drunkenness; inebriety; inebriation.

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