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spindly

  • adjective satellite long and lean
    lank.

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less

  • adjective (comparative of `little' usually used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning not as great in amount or degree
    • of less importance
    • less time to spend with the family
    • a shower uses less water
    • less than three years old
  • noun a chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
    LE; lupus erythematosus.

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spindle

  • noun (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle
    • chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis
  • noun a piece of wood that has been turned on a lathe; used as a baluster, chair leg, etc.

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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trifle

  • noun a cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate
  • noun a detail that is considered insignificant
    technicality; triviality.

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twiglike

  • adjective satellite thin as a twig
    twiggy.

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emaciated

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; cadaverous; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • verb cause to grow thin or weak
    macerate; emaciate; waste.
    • The treatment emaciated him

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leanness

  • noun the quality of being meager
    scantiness; exiguity; meagreness; scantness; poorness; meagerness.
    • an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot
  • noun the property of having little body fat
    thinness; spareness.

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kind_of

  • adverb to some (great or small) extent
    rather; sort of; kinda.
    • it was rather cold
    • the party was rather nice
    • the knife is rather dull
    • I rather regret that I cannot attend
    • He's rather good at playing the cello
    • he is kind of shy

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thinness

  • noun relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
    tenuity; slenderness.
    • the tenuity of a hair
    • the thinness of a rope
  • noun the property of having little body fat
    leanness; spareness.

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wizened

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizen; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair

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release

  • noun merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    liberation; freeing.

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slender-waisted

  • adjective satellite having a small waist
    wasp-waisted; slim-waisted.

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scrawny

  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; skinny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck
  • adjective satellite inferior in size or quality
    stunted; scrubby.
    • scrawny cattle
    • scrubby cut-over pine
    • old stunted thorn trees

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sylphlike

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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couple

  • noun a pair who associate with one another
    twosome; duet; duo.
    • the engaged couple
    • an inseparable twosome
  • noun a pair of people who live together
    mates; match.
    • a married couple from Chicago

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bony

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; emaciated; cadaverous; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • adjective composed of or containing bone
    osseous; osteal.
    • osseous tissue

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kiss

  • noun the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
    buss; osculation.
  • noun a cookie made of egg whites and sugar

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weedy

  • adjective abounding with or resembling weeds
    • a weedy path
    • weedy plants that take over a garden
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; skinny; scrawny.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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slimness

  • noun a small margin
    narrowness; narrow margin.
    • the president was not humbled by his narrow margin of victory
    • the landslide he had in the electoral college obscured the narrowness of a victory based on just 43% of the popular vote
  • noun the property of an attractively thin person
    slightness; slenderness.

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gangly

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangling; lanky; rangy.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite tall and thin
    gangling; lanky.

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skeletal

  • adjective of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton
    • the skeletal system
    • skeletal bones
    • skeletal muscles
  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; cadaverous; gaunt; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

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spindle-legged

  • adjective satellite having long slender legs
    spindle-shanked.

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small

  • noun the slender part of the back
  • noun a garment size for a small person

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rattish

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svelte

  • adjective satellite showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
    refined; polished; urbane.
    • his polished manner
    • maintained an urbane tone in his letters
  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; supple.

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delicately

  • adverb in a delicate manner
    exquisitely; finely; fine.
    • finely shaped features
    • her fine drawn body

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some

  • adjective quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity
    • have some milk
    • some roses were still blooming
    • having some friends over
    • some apples
    • some paper
  • adjective satellite relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent
    • we talked for some time
    • he was still some distance away

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twiggy

  • adjective satellite thin as a twig
    twiglike.

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spareness

  • noun the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness
    sparsity; sparseness; thinness.
  • noun the property of having little body fat
    leanness; thinness.

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wisplike

  • adjective satellite thin and weak
    wispy.
    • a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet"- Edmund Wilson

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deep-eyed

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
    hollow-eyed; sunken-eyed.

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lean

  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    tilt; list; leaning; inclination.
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right
  • verb to incline or bend from a vertical position
    tilt; tip; slant; angle.
    • She leaned over the banister

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heterodyne

  • verb combine (a radio frequency wave) with a locally generated wave of a different frequency so as to produce a new frequency equal to the sum or the difference between the two
  • adjective of or relating to the beat produced by heterodyning two oscillations

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shrivelled

  • adjective satellite (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered; sear; shriveled; sere; dried-up.
    • dried-up grass
    • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
    • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    • withered vines
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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wiry

  • adjective satellite lean and sinewy
    stringy.
  • adjective of or relating to wire

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pinched

  • adjective satellite sounding as if the nose were pinched
    nasal; adenoidal.
    • a whining nasal voice
  • verb squeeze tightly between the fingers
    twitch; pinch; tweet; twinge; nip; squeeze.
    • He pinched her behind
    • She squeezed the bottle

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slightness

  • noun the quality of being unimportant and petty or frivolous
    pettiness; puniness; triviality.
  • noun smallness of stature
    delicacy.

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slight

  • noun a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
    rebuff.
  • verb pay no attention to, disrespect
    cold-shoulder.
    • She cold-shouldered her ex-fiance

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cadaverous

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration
  • adjective of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
    cadaveric.
    • we had long anticipated his cadaverous end

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lissom

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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shriveled

  • adjective satellite (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered; sear; sere; shrivelled; dried-up.
    • dried-up grass
    • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
    • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    • withered vines
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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scraggy

  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; skinny; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck
  • adjective satellite having a sharply uneven surface or outline
    jagged; jaggy.
    • the jagged outline of the crags
    • scraggy cliffs

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spare

  • noun an extra component of a machine or other apparatus
    spare part.
  • noun an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle
    fifth wheel.

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card

  • noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
    • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys
  • noun a card certifying the identity of the bearer
    identity card.
    • he had to show his card to get in

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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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waist

  • noun the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips
    waistline.
  • noun the narrow part of the shoe connecting the heel and the wide part of the sole
    shank.

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slender

  • adjective satellite being of delicate or slender build
    svelte; slim; slight.
    • she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris
    • a slim girl with straight blonde hair
    • watched her slight figure cross the street
  • adjective satellite very narrow
    thin.
    • a thin line across the page

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mildly

  • adverb to a moderate degree
    • he was mildly interested
  • adverb in a gentle manner
    gently.
    • he talked gently to the injured animal

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more_or_less

  • adverb (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
    about; around; some; roughly; approximately; just about; or so; close to.
    • lasted approximately an hour
    • in just about a minute
    • he's about 30 years old
    • I've had about all I can stand
    • we meet about once a month
    • some forty people came
    • weighs around a hundred pounds
    • roughly $3,000
    • holds 3 gallons, more or less
    • 20 or so people were at the party
  • adverb to a small degree or extent
    slightly; somewhat.
    • his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory
    • the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other

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slightly

  • adverb to a small degree or extent
    somewhat; more or less.
    • his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory
    • the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other
  • adverb in a slim or slender manner
    slimly; slenderly.
    • a slenderly built woman
    • slightly built

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or

  • noun a state in northwestern United States on the Pacific
    Beaver State; Oregon.
  • noun a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
    operating theatre; operating theater; surgery; operating room.
    • great care is taken to keep the operating rooms aseptic

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sunken-eyed

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
    deep-eyed; hollow-eyed.

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point

  • noun a geometric element that has position but no extension
    • a point is defined by its coordinates
  • noun the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

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wasp

  • noun social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting
  • noun a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination
    white Anglo-Saxon Protestant.

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legged

  • adjective having legs of a specified kind or number
    • four-legged animals
    • a peg-legged man

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hollow

  • noun a cavity or space in something
    • hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks
  • noun a small valley between mountains
    holler.
    • he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians

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wasp-waisted

  • adjective satellite having a small waist
    slender-waisted; slim-waisted.

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supple

  • verb make pliant and flexible
    • These boots are not yet suppled by frequent use
  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte.

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anorexic

  • noun a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
    anorectic.
  • adjective satellite suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
    anorectic.

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little

  • noun a small amount or duration
    • he accepted the little they gave him
  • adjective limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    small.
    • a little dining room
    • a little house
    • a small car
    • a little (or small) group

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libration

  • noun (astronomy) a real or apparent slow oscillation of a moon or satellite
    • the libration of the moon

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a_trifle

  • adverb to a small degree; somewhat
    a bit; a little.
    • it's a bit warm
    • felt a little better
    • a trifle smaller

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few

  • noun a small elite group
    • it was designed for the discriminating few
  • adjective a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a'; a small but indefinite number
    • a few weeks ago
    • a few more wagons than usual
    • an invalid's pleasures are few and far between
    • few roses were still blooming
    • few women have led troops in battle

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lithe

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; svelte; supple.

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reedlike

  • adjective satellite resembling a reed in being upright and slender
    reedy.

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marginally

  • adverb in a marginal manner
    • marginally interesting

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more

  • adjective (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
    more than.
    • more land
    • more support
    • more rain fell
    • more than a gallon
  • noun English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
    Sir Thomas More; Thomas More.

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flat

  • noun a level tract of land
    • the salt flats of Utah
  • noun a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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lissome

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lithesome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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reedy

  • adjective satellite having a tone of a reed instrument
    wheezy.
  • adjective satellite resembling a reed in being upright and slender
    reedlike.

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rawboned

  • adjective satellite having a lean and bony physique
    • a rawboned cow hand

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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somewhat

  • adverb to a small degree or extent
    slightly; more or less.
    • his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory
    • the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other
  • adverb to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
    fairly; pretty; passably; reasonably; moderately; jolly; middling.
    • pretty big
    • pretty bad
    • jolly decent of him
    • the shoes are priced reasonably
    • he is fairly clever with computers

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a_little

  • adverb to a small degree; somewhat
    a bit; a trifle.
    • it's a bit warm
    • felt a little better
    • a trifle smaller

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wasted

  • adjective satellite serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    pointless; senseless; purposeless; otiose; superfluous.
    • otiose lines in a play
    • advice is wasted words
    • a pointless remark
    • a life essentially purposeless
    • senseless violence
  • verb spend thoughtlessly; throw away
    blow; waste; squander.
    • He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
    • You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree

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sheer

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

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shrunken

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizen; wizened; shrivelled.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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wafer-thin

  • adjective satellite very thin
    • wafer-thin sheets of metal
  • adverb very thin
    • it was cut wafer-thin

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kind

  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; form; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?
  • adjective having or showing a tender and considerate and helpful nature; used especially of persons and their behavior
    • kind to sick patients
    • a kind master
    • kind words showing understanding and sympathy
    • thanked her for her kind letter

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slimly

  • adverb in a slim or slender manner
    slightly; slenderly.
    • a slenderly built woman
    • slightly built

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matter

  • noun a vaguely specified concern
    thing; affair.
    • several matters to attend to
    • it is none of your affair
    • things are going well
  • noun some situation or event that is thought about
    topic; issue; subject.
    • he kept drifting off the topic
    • he had been thinking about the subject for several years
    • it is a matter for the police

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thin

  • verb lose thickness; become thin or thinner
  • verb make thin or thinner
    • Thin the solution

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gangling

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangly; lanky; rangy.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite tall and thin
    gangly; lanky.

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trim

  • noun a state of arrangement or appearance
    trimness.
    • in good trim
  • noun a decoration or adornment on a garment
    passementerie; trimming.
    • the trimming on a hat
    • the trim on a shirt

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withered

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    shriveled; wizen; wizened; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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wizen

  • adjective satellite lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    withered; shriveled; wizened; shrivelled; shrunken.
    • the old woman's shriveled skin
    • he looked shriveled and ill
    • a shrunken old man
    • a lanky scarecrow of a man with withered face and lantern jaws"-W.F.Starkie
    • he did well despite his withered arm
    • a wizened little man with frizzy grey hair

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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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slim

  • verb take off weight
    melt off; slenderize; reduce; slim down; lose weight; thin.
  • adjective satellite being of delicate or slender build
    svelte; slender; slight.
    • she was slender as a willow shoot is slender"- Frank Norris
    • a slim girl with straight blonde hair
    • watched her slight figure cross the street

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hollow-eyed

  • adjective satellite characteristic of the bony face of a cadaver
    deep-eyed; sunken-eyed.

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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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slenderness

  • noun the quality of being slight or inadequate
    • he knew the slenderness of my wallet
    • the slenderness of the chances that anything would be done
    • the slenderness of the evidence
  • noun relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
    thinness; tenuity.
    • the tenuity of a hair
    • the thinness of a rope

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char

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

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boney

  • adjective having bones especially many or prominent bones
    bony.
    • a bony shad fillet
    • her bony wrist
    • bony fish
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; scraggy; skinny; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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gaunt

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; cadaverous; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • emaciated bony hands
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
    • eyes were haggard and cavernous
    • small pinched faces
    • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

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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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sunken

  • adjective satellite having a sunken area
    recessed; deep-set.
    • hunger gave their faces a sunken look
  • verb fall or descend to a lower place or level
    drop down; drop; sink.
    • He sank to his knees

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shank

  • noun a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg
  • noun the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

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ratherish

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underweight

  • adjective satellite being very thin
    boney; scraggy; skinny; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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lanky

  • adjective satellite tall and thin and having long slender limbs
    gangling; gangly; rangy.
    • a gangling teenager
    • a lanky kid transformed almost overnight into a handsome young man
  • adjective satellite tall and thin
    gangling; gangly.

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lithesome

  • adjective satellite moving and bending with ease
    lissome; sylphlike; lissom; slender; lithe; svelte; supple.

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anorectic

  • noun a person suffering from anorexia nervosa
    anorexic.
  • adjective satellite suffering from anorexia nervosa; pathologically thin
    anorexic.

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delicacy

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

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scarecrowish

  • adjective satellite resembling a scarecrow in being thin and ragged
    • a forlorn scarecrowish figure

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haggard

  • adjective satellite showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
    careworn; raddled; worn; drawn.
    • looking careworn as she bent over her mending
    • her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness
    • that raddled but still noble face
    • shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens
  • noun British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
    Sir Henry Rider Haggard; Rider Haggard.

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wispy

  • adjective satellite thin and weak
    wisplike.
    • a wispy little fellow with small hands and feet"- Edmund Wilson
  • adjective satellite lacking clarity or distinctness
    dim; shadowy; faint; vague.
    • a dim figure in the distance
    • only a faint recollection
    • shadowy figures in the gloom
    • saw a vague outline of a building through the fog
    • a few wispy memories of childhood

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wafer

  • noun a small adhesive disk of paste; used to seal letters
  • noun a small thin crisp cake or cookie

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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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slim-waisted

  • adjective satellite having a small waist
    slender-waisted; wasp-waisted.

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lank

  • adjective satellite long and thin and often limp
    • grown lank with fasting
    • lank mousy hair
  • adjective satellite long and lean
    spindly.

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slenderly

  • adverb in a slim or slender manner
    slightly; slimly.
    • a slenderly built woman
    • slightly built
  • adverb to a meager degree or in a meager manner
    sparingly; meagrely; meagerly.
    • these voices are meagerly represented at the conference
    • the area is slenderly endowed with natural resources

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stringy

  • adjective satellite lean and sinewy
    wiry.
  • adjective satellite (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
    fibrous; unchewable; sinewy.

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skinny

  • noun confidential information about a topic or person
    • he wanted the inside skinny on the new partner
  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; scraggy; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck

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spindle-shanked

  • adjective satellite having long slender legs
    spindle-legged.

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