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concept

  • noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    conception; construct.

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richard_e._byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Admiral Byrd; Richard Evelyn Byrd; Byrd.

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rene-robert_cavelier

  • noun French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
    Sieur de LaSalle; LaSalle.

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morphology

  • noun the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
  • noun studies of the rules for forming admissible words

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john_ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    Sir John Ross; Ross.

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livingstone

  • noun Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
    David Livingstone.

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flash

  • noun a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun a momentary brightness

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father

  • noun a male parent (also used as a term of address to your father)
    male parent; begetter.
    • his father was born in Atlanta
  • noun the founder of a family
    forefather; sire.
    • keep the faith of our forefathers

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charles_wilkes

  • noun United States explorer of Antarctica (1798-1877)
    Wilkes.

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environment

  • noun the totality of surrounding conditions
    • he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room
  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    surroundings; environs; surround.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround

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risk

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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geology

  • noun a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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biospeleology

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robert_scott

  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Falcon Scott; Scott.

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wilkes

  • noun English reformer who published attacks on George III and supported the rights of the American colonists (1727-1797)
    John Wilkes.
  • noun United States explorer of Antarctica (1798-1877)
    Charles Wilkes.

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geological_formation

  • noun (geology) the geological features of the earth
    formation.

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george_hubert_wilkins

  • noun Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
    Wilkins.

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biological

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biologic.
  • adjective of parents and children; related by blood
    • biological child

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obsolete

  • adjective satellite no longer in use
    disused.
    • obsolete words

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hobbyist

  • noun a person who pursues an activity in their spare time for pleasure

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captain_john_smith

  • noun English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
    John Smith; Smith.

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bacteria

  • noun (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
    bacterium.

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cordoba

  • noun the basic unit of money in Nicaragua; equal to 100 centavos
  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Francisco Fernandez de Cordova; Cordova; Francisco Fernandez Cordoba.

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international

  • adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    • international affairs
    • an international agreement
    • international waters
  • noun any of several international socialist organizations

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lasalle

  • noun French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
    Sieur de LaSalle; Rene-Robert Cavelier.

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degree

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; level.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    point; stage; level.
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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deposition

  • noun the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
    deposit.
  • noun (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office

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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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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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mantell

  • noun English geologist remembered as the first person to recognize that dinosaurs were reptiles (1790-1852)
    Gideon Algernon Mantell.

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clark

  • noun United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838)
    William Clark.
  • noun United States general who was Allied commander in Africa and Italy in World War II and was commander of the United Nations forces in Korea (1896-1984)
    Mark Wayne Clark; Mark Clark.

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magnetism

  • noun attraction for iron; associated with electric currents as well as magnets; characterized by fields of force
    magnetic attraction; magnetic force.
  • noun the branch of science that studies magnetism
    magnetics.

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detritus

  • noun the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
    dust; junk; debris; rubble.
  • noun loose material (stone fragments and silt etc) that is worn away from rocks

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study

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

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larger

  • adjective satellite large or big relative to something else
    bigger.
  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    large; big.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world

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survey

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    study.
  • noun short descriptive summary (of events)
    sketch; resume.

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dangerous_undertaking

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; escapade; adventure.

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sir_martin_frobisher

  • noun English explorer who led an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage to the orient; served under Drake and helped defeat the Spanish Armada (1535-1594)
    Frobisher.

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sebastian_vizcaino

  • noun Spanish explorer who was the first European to explore the California coast (1550-1615)
    Vizcaino.

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water_pollution

  • noun pollution of the water in rivers and lakes

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vulcanology

  • noun the branch of geology that studies volcanoes
    volcanology.

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richard_evelyn_byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Admiral Byrd; Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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petroleum

  • noun a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
    crude oil; oil; fossil oil; crude; rock oil.

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frog

  • noun any of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
    toad; batrachian; salientian; anuran; toad frog.
  • noun a person of French descent
    Gaul.

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france

  • noun a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
    French Republic.
  • noun French writer of sophisticated novels and short stories (1844-1924)
    Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault; Anatole France.

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spelaeologist

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelunker; speleologist; potholer.

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conquistador

  • noun an adventurer (especially one who led the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century)

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indiana

  • noun a state in midwestern United States
    Hoosier State; IN.
  • noun United States pop artist (born 1928)
    Robert Indiana.

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clue

  • noun a slight indication
    hint.
  • noun evidence that helps to solve a problem
    cue; clew.

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gideon_algernon_mantell

  • noun English geologist remembered as the first person to recognize that dinosaurs were reptiles (1790-1852)
    Mantell.

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geophysics

  • noun geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth
    geophysical science.

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tunnel

  • noun a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)
    • the tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection
  • noun a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
    burrow.

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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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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example

  • noun an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    instance; illustration; representative.
    • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
    • there is an example on page 10
  • noun a representative form or pattern
    model.
    • I profited from his example

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history

  • noun the aggregate of past events
    • a critical time in the school's history
  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    account; story; chronicle.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead

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robert_bartlett

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Bartlett; Robert Abram Bartlett; Captain Bob.

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process

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    procedure.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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india

A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan.

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byrd

  • noun English organist and composer of church music; master of 16th century polyphony; was granted a monopoly in music printing with Thomas Tallis (1543-1623)
    William Byrd.
  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Admiral Byrd; Richard Evelyn Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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avocation

  • noun an auxiliary activity
    sideline; spare-time activity; by-line; pursuit; hobby.

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volcanology

  • noun the branch of geology that studies volcanoes
    vulcanology.

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admiral_byrd

  • noun explorer and United States naval officer; led expeditions to explore Antarctica (1888-1957)
    Richard Evelyn Byrd; Byrd; Richard E. Byrd.

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information

  • noun a message received and understood
    info.
  • noun knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

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sideline

  • noun a line that marks the side boundary of a playing field
    out of bounds.
  • noun an auxiliary line of merchandise

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john_speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    Speke; John Hanning Speke.

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feature

  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    characteristic.
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
  • noun the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
    lineament.
    • an expression of pleasure crossed his features
    • his lineaments were very regular

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chemical

  • noun material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    chemical substance.
  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    chemic.
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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forest

  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    woods; wood.
  • noun land that is covered with trees and shrubs
    timberland; woodland; timber.

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animal

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; fauna; creature.
  • adjective satellite marked by the appetites and passions of the body
    fleshly; carnal; sensual.
    • animal instincts
    • carnal knowledge
    • fleshly desire
    • a sensual delight in eating
    • music is the only sensual pleasure without vice

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joliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Jolliet; Louis Joliet; Louis Jolliet.

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gamble

  • noun money that is risked for possible monetary gain
  • noun a risky act or venture

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map

  • noun a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)
  • noun (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)
    function; single-valued function; mathematical function; mapping.

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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underwater_diver

  • noun someone who works underwater
    frogman; diver.

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explorer

  • noun someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
    adventurer.
  • noun a commercial browser
    Internet Explorer; IE.

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hazard

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; risk.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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adventure

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; escapade; dangerous undertaking.
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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francisco_fernandez_cordoba

  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Francisco Fernandez de Cordova; Cordova; Cordoba.

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physic

  • noun a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
    aperient; purgative; cathartic.

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natural

  • noun someone regarded as certain to succeed
    • he's a natural for the job
  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    cancel.

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troglophobes

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american

Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.

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archaeology

  • noun the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
    archeology.

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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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smith

  • noun Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
    Ian Smith; Ian Douglas Smith.
  • noun United States sculptor (1906-1965)
    David Smith; David Roland Smith.

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major

  • noun a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
  • noun British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
    John Roy Major; John Major; John R. Major.

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james_clark_ross

  • noun British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    Sir James Clark Ross; Ross.

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surface_soil

  • noun the layer of soil on the surface
    topsoil.

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fridtjof_nansen

  • noun Norwegian explorer of the Arctic and director of the League of Nations relief program for refugees of World War I (1861-1930)
    Nansen.

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underwater

  • adjective satellite beneath the surface of the water
    submersed; submerged.
    • submerged rocks
  • adjective satellite growing or remaining under water
    subaquatic; subaqueous; submersed; submerged.
    • viewing subaqueous fauna from a glass-bottomed boat
    • submerged leaves

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inlet

  • noun an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
    recess.
  • noun an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container
    intake.

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recreational

  • adjective of or relating to recreation
    • a recreational area with a pool and ball fields
  • adjective satellite engaged in as a pastime
    unpaid; amateur.
    • an amateur painter
    • gained valuable experience in amateur theatricals
    • recreational golfers
    • reading matter that is both recreational and mentally stimulating
    • unpaid extras in the documentary

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platform

  • noun a raised horizontal surface
    • the speaker mounted the platform
  • noun a document stating the aims and principles of a political party
    program; political platform; political program.
    • their candidate simply ignored the party platform
    • they won the election even though they offered no positive program

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hobby

  • noun an auxiliary activity
    sideline; spare-time activity; by-line; avocation; pursuit.
  • noun a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride
    rocking horse; hobbyhorse.

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texas

A structure on the hurricane deck of a steamer, containing the pilot house, officers' cabins, etc. Western U.S. Knight.

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spare-time_activity

  • noun an auxiliary activity
    sideline; by-line; avocation; pursuit; hobby.

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dam

  • noun a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
    dike; dyke.
  • noun a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
    dekameter; decameter; dekametre; dkm; decametre.

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trogloxenes

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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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palaeogeology

  • noun the study of geologic features once at the surface of the earth but now buried beneath rocks
    paleogeology.

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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henry_rowe_schoolcraft

  • noun United States geologist and ethnologist and explorer who discovered the source of the Mississippi River (1793-1864)
    Schoolcraft.

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undertaking

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun the trade of a funeral director

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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stanley

  • noun United States inventor who built a steam-powered automobile (1849-1918)
    Francis Edgar Stanley.
  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    John Rowlands; Sir Henry Morton Stanley; Henry M. Stanley.

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cartography

  • noun the making of maps and charts
    mapmaking.

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sieur_de_lasalle

  • noun French explorer who claimed Louisiana for France (1643-1687)
    LaSalle; Rene-Robert Cavelier.

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energy

  • noun (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs
    free energy.
    • energy can take a wide variety of forms
  • noun forceful exertion
    vigor; vigour; zip.
    • he plays tennis with great energy
    • he's full of zip

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louis_antoine_de_bougainville

  • noun French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
    Bougainville.

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john_rowlands

  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    Stanley; Sir Henry Morton Stanley; Henry M. Stanley.

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extended

  • adjective satellite relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
    lengthy; protracted; prolonged; drawn-out.
    • a drawn-out argument
    • an extended discussion
    • a lengthy visit from her mother-in-law
    • a prolonged and bitter struggle
    • protracted negotiations
  • verb extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen; extend.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard

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nansen

  • noun Norwegian explorer of the Arctic and director of the League of Nations relief program for refugees of World War I (1861-1930)
    Fridtjof Nansen.

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flinders

  • noun British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)
    Matthew Flinders; Sir Matthew Flinders.
  • noun bits and splinters and fragments
    • it would have shattered in flinders long before it did that damage

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flash_flood

  • noun a sudden local flood of great volume and short duration
    flashflood.

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ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    Sir John Ross; John Ross.
  • noun British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    James Clark Ross; Sir James Clark Ross.

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category

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    class; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

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research

  • noun systematic investigation to establish facts
  • noun a search for knowledge
    enquiry; inquiry.
    • their pottery deserves more research than it has received

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dung

  • noun fecal matter of animals
    muck; droppings.
  • verb fertilize or dress with dung
    • you must dung the land

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reason

  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    ground.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration
  • noun an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon
    • the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly

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formation

  • noun an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
    • a defensive formation
    • a formation of planes
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    shaping.

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roald_amundsen

  • noun Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)
    Amundsen.

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river

  • noun a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)
    • the river was navigable for 50 miles

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logging

  • noun the work of cutting down trees for timber
  • verb enter into a log, as on ships and planes
    log.

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route

  • noun an established line of travel or access
    path; itinerary.
  • noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    road.

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length

  • noun the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest dimension of something that is fixed in place
    • the length of the table was 5 feet
  • noun continuance in time
    duration.
    • the ceremony was of short duration
    • he complained about the length of time required

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geomorphology

  • noun the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms
    morphology.

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sverdrup

  • noun Norwegian explorer who led expeditions into the Arctic (1855-1930)
    Otto Neumann Sverdrup.

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petroleum_geologist

  • noun a specialist in petroleum geology
    oil geologist.

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romania

  • noun a republic in southeastern Europe with a short coastline on the Black Sea
    Rumania; Roumania.

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limestone

  • noun a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals

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by-line

  • noun a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article
    credit line.
  • noun an auxiliary activity
    sideline; spare-time activity; avocation; pursuit; hobby.

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physical_property

  • noun any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions

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primary

  • noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen
    primary election.
  • noun one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
    primary feather; primary quill.

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sir_alexander_mackenzie

  • noun Canadian explorer (born in England) who explored the Mackenzie River and who was first to cross North America by land north of Mexico (1764-1820)
    Mackenzie.

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frogman

  • noun someone who works underwater
    underwater diver; diver.

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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stimulation

  • noun the act of arousing an organism to action
  • noun any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
    stimulus; stimulant; input.

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jolliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Joliet; Louis Joliet; Louis Jolliet.

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grot

  • noun a small cave (usually with attractive features)
    grotto.

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moisture

  • noun wetness caused by water
    wet.
    • drops of wet gleamed on the window

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speleothems

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mining

  • noun the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
    excavation.
  • noun laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
    minelaying.

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alfred

  • noun king of Wessex; defeated the Vikings and encouraged writing in English (849-899)
    Alfred the Great.

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quarrying

  • noun the extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry
  • verb extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry
    quarry.
    • quarry marble

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hutton

  • noun English cricketer (1916-1990)
    Sir Leonard Hutton.
  • noun Scottish geologist who described the processes that have shaped the surface of the earth (1726-1797)
    James Hutton.

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meteorology

  • noun predicting what the weather will be
    weather forecasting.
  • noun the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)

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rarity

  • noun noteworthy scarcity
    rareness; infrequency.
  • noun a rarified quality
    low density; tenuity.
    • the tenuity of the upper atmosphere

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jacques_yves_costeau

  • noun French underwater explorer (born in 1910)
    Jacques Costeau; Cousteau.

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venture

  • noun any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
  • noun an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits
    speculation.
    • he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it

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burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Sir Richard Burton; Richard Burton; Sir Richard Francis Burton.
  • noun Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)
    Richard Burton.

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john_smith

  • noun English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia; was said to have been saved by Pocahontas (1580-1631)
    Captain John Smith; Smith.

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risky

  • adjective satellite involving risk or danger
    wild; hazardous.
    • skydiving is a hazardous sport
    • extremely risky going out in the tide and fog
    • a wild financial scheme
  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    speculative; bad; high-risk.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises

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geophysicist

  • noun a geologist who uses physical principles to study the properties of the earth

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cavers

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modern

  • noun a contemporary person
  • noun a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
    Bodoni font; modern font; Bodoni.

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oil_geologist

  • noun a specialist in petroleum geology
    petroleum geologist.

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speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    John Hanning Speke; John Speke.

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cavern

  • noun any large dark enclosed space
    • his eyes were dark caverns
  • noun a large cave or a large chamber in a cave

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carlsbad_caverns

  • noun a group of caverns in southeastern New Mexico noted for their stalactites and stalagmites

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speleology

  • noun the scientific study of caves
    spelaeology.
  • noun the pastime of exploring caves
    spelaeology.

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cave

  • noun a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
  • verb hollow out as if making a cave or opening
    undermine.
    • The river was caving the banks

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fremont

  • noun United States explorer who mapped much of the American west and Northwest (1813-1890)
    John C. Fremont; John Charles Fremont.

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majority

  • noun the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part
    bulk.
    • the majority of his customers prefer it
    • the bulk of the work is finished
  • noun (elections) more than half of the votes
    absolute majority.

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contact

  • noun close interaction
    • they kept in daily contact
    • they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings
  • noun the act of touching physically
    physical contact.
    • her fingers came in contact with the light switch

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online

  • adjective on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system
    on-line.
    • on-line industries
  • adjective connected to a computer network or accessible by computer
    on-line.
    • an on-line database

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hall

  • noun an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open
    hallway.
    • the elevators were at the end of the hall
  • noun a large entrance or reception room or area
    entrance hall; anteroom; antechamber; vestibule; foyer; lobby.

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economic_geology

  • noun the branch of geology that deals with economically valuable geological materials

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sir_henry_morton_stanley

  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    Stanley; John Rowlands; Henry M. Stanley.

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sebastian_cabot

  • noun son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)
    Cabot.

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regular

  • noun a regular patron
    fixture; habitue.
    • an habitue of the racetrack
    • a bum who is a Central Park fixture
  • noun a soldier in the regular army

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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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organization

  • noun a group of people who work together
    organisation.
  • noun an organized structure for arranging or classifying
    organisation; system; arrangement.
    • he changed the arrangement of the topics
    • the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original
    • he tried to understand their system of classification

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class

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    category; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    grade; course; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy

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mineral

  • noun solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
  • adjective relating to minerals
    • mineral elements
    • mineral deposits

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lewis

  • noun United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
    Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • noun United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
    Frederick Carleton Lewis; Carl Lewis.

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steady

  • noun a person loved by another person
    truelove; sweetheart; sweetie.
  • verb make steady
    becalm; calm.
    • steady yourself

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aqueduct

  • noun a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley

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nineteenth

  • noun position 19 in a countable series of things
  • adjective satellite coming next after the eighteenth in position
    19th.

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organism

  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    being.
  • noun a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
    • the social organism

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surplus

  • noun a quantity much larger than is needed
    nimiety; surplusage; excess.
  • adjective satellite more than is needed, desired, or required
    supererogatory; extra; redundant; spare; excess; superfluous; supernumerary.
    • trying to lose excess weight
    • found some extra change lying on the dresser
    • yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant
    • skills made redundant by technological advance
    • sleeping in the spare room
    • supernumerary ornamentation
    • it was supererogatory of her to gloat
    • delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words
    • extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts
    • surplus cheese distributed to the needy

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cloaca

  • noun (zoology) the cavity (in birds, reptiles, amphibians, most fish, and monotremes but not mammals) at the end of the digestive tract into which the intestinal, genital, and urinary tracts open
  • noun a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
    sewer; sewerage.

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threshold

  • noun the starting point for a new state or experience
    • on the threshold of manhood
  • noun the smallest detectable sensation
    limen.

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robert_peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Edwin Peary; Peary; Robert E. Peary.

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geography

  • noun study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation
    geographics.

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protrusion

  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; bump; swelling; excrescence; jut; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns
  • noun the act of projecting out from something
    jutting; projection; jut.

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knowledge

  • noun the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
    cognition; noesis.

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david_livingstone

  • noun Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
    Livingstone.

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ruin

  • noun an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
    ruination.
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
  • noun a ruined building
    • they explored several Roman ruins

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spelaeum

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factor

  • noun anything that contributes causally to a result
    • a number of factors determined the outcome
  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; component; element.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech

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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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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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outlet

  • noun a place of business for retailing goods
    mercantile establishment; sales outlet; retail store.
  • noun receptacle providing a place in a wiring system where current can be taken to run electrical devices
    electrical outlet; electric outlet; wall plug; electric receptacle; wall socket.

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captain_bob

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Bartlett; Robert Abram Bartlett; Robert Bartlett.

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louis_joliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Joliet; Jolliet; Louis Jolliet.

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bat

  • noun nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
    chiropteran.
  • noun (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
    at-bat.
    • he was at bat when it happened
    • he got four hits in four at-bats

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mackenzie

  • noun Canadian explorer (born in England) who explored the Mackenzie River and who was first to cross North America by land north of Mexico (1764-1820)
    Sir Alexander Mackenzie.
  • noun a Canadian river; flows into the Beaufort Sea
    Mackenzie River.

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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activity

  • noun any specific behavior
    • they avoided all recreational activity
  • noun the state of being active
    action; activeness.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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archaeologist

  • noun an anthropologist who studies prehistoric people and their culture
    archeologist.

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hypogean

(Bot.) Hypogeous. Written also hypogæan.

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disaster

  • noun a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
    catastrophe.
    • lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system
    • his policies were a disaster
  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; calamity; cataclysm; catastrophe.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster

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reference

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    mention.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; mention; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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national

  • noun a person who owes allegiance to that nation
    subject.
    • a monarch has a duty to his subjects
  • adjective of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country
    • national hero
    • national anthem
    • a national landmark

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migration

  • noun the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
  • noun a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)

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seam

  • noun joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
  • noun a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
    crease; crinkle; line; wrinkle; furrow.
    • his face has many lines
    • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

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portrait

  • noun a word picture of a person's appearance and character
    portrayal; portraiture.
  • noun any likeness of a person, in any medium
    portrayal.
    • the photographer made excellent portraits

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sport

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    athletics.
  • noun the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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diver

  • noun someone who works underwater
    frogman; underwater diver.
  • noun someone who dives (into water)
    plunger.

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hypsography

  • noun the scientific study of the earth's configuration above sea level (emphasizing the measurement of land altitudes relative to sea level)
  • noun measurement of the elevation of land above sea level
    hypsometry.

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sir_james_clark_ross

  • noun British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800-1862)
    James Clark Ross; Ross.

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fingal's_cave

  • noun a large cave with basaltic pillars on Staffa island in Scotland

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park

  • noun a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property
    parkland.
    • there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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william_clark

  • noun United States explorer who (with Meriwether Lewis) led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River; Clark was responsible for making maps of the area (1770-1838)
    Clark.

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spéléologie

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risky_venture

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    escapade; adventure; dangerous undertaking.

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latin

Of or pertaining to Latium, or to the Latins, a people of Latium; Roman; as, the Latin language.

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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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article

  • noun nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
  • noun one of a class of artifacts
    • an article of clothing

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john_c._fremont

  • noun United States explorer who mapped much of the American west and Northwest (1813-1890)
    John Charles Fremont; Fremont.

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hydrology

  • noun the branch of geology that studies water on the earth and in the atmosphere: its distribution and uses and conservation

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region

  • noun the extended spatial location of something
    part.
    • the farming regions of France
    • religions in all parts of the world
    • regions of outer space
  • noun a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
    area.
    • in the abdominal region

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adventurer

  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    venturer.
  • noun someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
    explorer.

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paleogeology

  • noun the study of geologic features once at the surface of the earth but now buried beneath rocks
    palaeogeology.

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contribution

  • noun the part played by a person in bringing about a result
    part; share.
    • I am proud of my contribution in advancing the project
    • they all did their share of the work
  • noun a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause
    donation.

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sir_matthew_flinders

  • noun British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)
    Matthew Flinders; Flinders.

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magnetics

  • noun the branch of science that studies magnetism
    magnetism.

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peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Edwin Peary; Robert Peary; Robert E. Peary.

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human_activity

  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human action; act.

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period

  • noun an amount of time
    period of time; time period.
    • a time period of 30 years
    • hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • Picasso's blue period
  • noun the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

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community

  • noun a group of people living in a particular local area
    • the team is drawn from all parts of the community
  • noun common ownership
    • they shared a community of possessions

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jacques_costeau

  • noun French underwater explorer (born in 1910)
    Cousteau; Jacques Yves Costeau.

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news

  • noun information about recent and important events
    tidings; word; intelligence.
    • they awaited news of the outcome
  • noun information reported in a newspaper or news magazine
    • the news of my death was greatly exaggerated

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bougainville

  • noun French explorer who circumnavigated the globe accompanied by scientists (1729-1811)
    Louis Antoine de Bougainville.
  • noun the largest of the Solomon Islands; a province of Papua New Guinea

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chemical_energy

  • noun that part of the energy in a substance that can be released by a chemical reaction

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disciplinary

  • adjective relating to discipline in behavior
    • disciplinary problems in the classroom
  • adjective relating to a specific field of academic study
    • economics in its modern disciplinary sense

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james_hutton

  • noun Scottish geologist who described the processes that have shaped the surface of the earth (1726-1797)
    Hutton.

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conservancy

  • noun a commission with jurisdiction over fisheries and navigation in a port or river
  • noun the official conservation of trees and soil and rivers etc.

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speleological

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basic

  • noun (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
    staple.
  • noun a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use

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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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speleologist

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; spelunker; potholer.

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dangerous

  • adjective involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    unsafe.
    • a dangerous criminal
    • a dangerous bridge
    • unemployment reached dangerous proportions
  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    grievous; life-threatening; severe; serious; grave.
    • a dangerous operation
    • a grave situation
    • a grave illness
    • grievous bodily harm
    • a serious wound
    • a serious turn of events
    • a severe case of pneumonia
    • a life-threatening disease

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hydrogeology

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richard_burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Burton; Sir Richard Burton; Sir Richard Francis Burton.
  • noun Welsh film actor who often co-starred with Elizabeth Taylor (1925-1984)
    Burton.

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holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Sherlock Holmes.
  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..

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spelunker

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; speleologist; potholer.

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robert_edwin_peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Peary; Peary; Robert E. Peary.

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spelaeology

  • noun the scientific study of caves
    speleology.
  • noun the pastime of exploring caves
    speleology.

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technical

  • noun a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it
  • noun (basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play
    technical foul.

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cave

  • noun a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
  • verb hollow out as if making a cave or opening
    undermine.
    • The river was caving the banks

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property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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guide

  • noun someone employed to conduct others
    usher.
  • noun someone who shows the way by leading or advising

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louis_jolliet

  • noun French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)
    Joliet; Jolliet; Louis Joliet.

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century

  • noun a period of 100 years
  • noun ten 10s
    one C; 100; hundred; C.

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soil

  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    grease; filth; dirt; grime; grunge; stain.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
    dirt.

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surface

  • noun the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    • there is a special cleaner for these surfaces
    • the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface
  • noun the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
    • they skimmed over the surface of the water
    • a brush small enough to clean every dental surface
    • the sun has no distinct surface

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cordova

  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Francisco Fernandez de Cordova; Francisco Fernandez Cordoba; Cordoba.
  • noun a city in southern Spain; center of Moorish culture
    Cordoba.

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situ

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participant

  • noun someone who takes part in an activity
  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    player.

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cross

  • noun a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    crisscross; mark.

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underground

  • noun a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
    resistance.
  • noun an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)
    tube; subway system; subway; metro.
    • in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'

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karst

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oil

  • noun a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
  • noun oil paint containing pigment that is used by an artist
    oil color; oil colour.

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life_form

  • noun the characteristic bodily form of a mature organism

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champlain

  • noun French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)
    Samuel de Champlain.
  • noun a lake in northeastern New York, northwestern Vermont and southern Quebec; site of many battles in the French and Indian War and in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812
    Lake Champlain.

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kund_johan_victor_rasmussen

  • noun Danish ethnologist and Arctic explorer; led expeditions into the Arctic to find support for his theory that Eskimos and North American Indians originally migrated from Asia (1879-1933)
    Rasmussen.

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arthur_holmes

  • noun English geologist and supporter of the theory of continental drift (1890-1965)
    Holmes.

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center

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
    centerfield; center field.
    • he hit the ball to deep center

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spelæology

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petroleum_geology

  • noun the branch of economic geology that deals with the occurrence and exploitation of oil and gas fields

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escapade

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; adventure; dangerous undertaking.
  • noun any carefree episode
    lark.

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sinkhole

  • noun a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof
    swallow hole; sink.

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room

  • noun an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    • the rooms were very small but they had a nice view
  • noun space for movement
    elbow room; way.
    • room to pass
    • make way for
    • hardly enough elbow room to turn around

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english

Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.

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position

  • noun the particular portion of space occupied by something
    place.
    • he put the lamp back in its place
  • noun a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
    military position.

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chemistry

  • noun the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
    chemical science.
  • noun the chemical composition and properties of a substance or object
    • the chemistry of soil

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robert_falcon_scott

  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Scott; Scott.

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human

  • noun any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    human being; homo; man.
  • adjective characteristic of humanity
    • human nature

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skill

  • noun an ability that has been acquired by training
    acquirement; attainment; accomplishment; acquisition.
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    science.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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discipline

  • noun a branch of knowledge
    subject field; field of study; study; subject area; field; bailiwick; subject.
    • in what discipline is his doctorate?
    • teachers should be well trained in their subject
    • anthropology is the study of human beings
  • noun a system of rules of conduct or method of practice;
    • he quickly learned the discipline of prison routine
    • for such a plan to work requires discipline

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sir_richard_francis_burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Burton; Sir Richard Burton; Richard Burton.

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field

  • noun a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
    • he planted a field of wheat
  • noun a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
    battlefield; battleground; field of battle; field of honor.
    • they made a tour of Civil War battlefields

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speleomorphology

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geological

  • adjective of or relating to or based on geology
    geologic.
    • geological formations
    • geologic forces

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chemoautotrophic

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source

  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; root; beginning; rootage.
    • 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
  • noun a document (or organization) from which information is obtained
    • the reporter had two sources for the story

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otto_neumann_sverdrup

  • noun Norwegian explorer who led expeditions into the Arctic (1855-1930)
    Sverdrup.

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crack

  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; fissure.
  • noun a narrow opening
    gap.
    • he opened the window a crack

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survival

  • noun a state of surviving; remaining alive
    endurance.
  • noun a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
    survival of the fittest; selection; natural selection.

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stratigraphy

  • noun the branch of geology that studies the arrangement and succession of strata

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unique

  • adjective satellite radically distinctive and without equal
    alone; unequaled; unequalled; unparalleled.
    • he is alone in the field of microbiology
    • this theory is altogether alone in its penetration of the problem
    • Bach was unique in his handling of counterpoint
    • craftsmen whose skill is unequaled
    • unparalleled athletic ability
    • a breakdown of law unparalleled in our history
  • adjective satellite (followed by `to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality
    • a species unique to Australia

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specific

  • noun a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
    particular.
    • he always reasons from the particular to the general
  • noun a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease
    • quinine is a specific for malaria

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henry_m._stanley

  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    Stanley; John Rowlands; Sir Henry Morton Stanley.

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biota

  • noun all the plant and animal life of a particular region
    biology.

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lascaux

  • noun a cave in southwestern France that contains Paleolithic paintings

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groundwater

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société

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ecology

  • noun the environment as it relates to living organisms
    • it changed the ecology of the island
  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    bionomics; environmental science.

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habitat

  • noun the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs
    home ground.
    • a marine habitat
    • he felt safe on his home grounds

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creation

  • noun the human act of creating
    creative activity.
  • noun an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone

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economic

  • adjective of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth
    economical.
    • economic growth
    • aspects of social, political, and economical life
  • adjective of or relating to the science of economics
    • economic theory

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home

  • noun where you live at a particular time
    place.
    • deliver the package to my home
    • he doesn't have a home to go to
    • your place or mine?
  • noun housing that someone is living in
    abode; dwelling house; dwelling; domicile; habitation.
    • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
    • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless

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meriwether_lewis

  • noun United States explorer and soldier who lead led an expedition from St. Louis to the mouth of the Columbia River (1774-1809)
    Lewis.

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charles_francis_hall

  • noun United States explorer who led three expeditions to the Arctic (1821-1871)
    Hall.

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biology

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biological science.
  • noun characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms
    • the biology of viruses

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scientific

  • adjective of or relating to the practice of science
    • scientific journals
  • adjective conforming with the principles or methods used in science
    • a scientific approach

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journal

  • noun a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
    diary.
  • noun a periodical dedicated to a particular subject
    • he reads the medical journals

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by

  • adverb so as to pass a given point
    past.
    • every hour a train goes past
  • adverb in reserve; not for immediate use
    away; aside.
    • started setting aside money to buy a car
    • put something by for her old age
    • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

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comparison

  • noun the act of examining resemblances
    comparing.
    • they made a comparison of noise levels
    • the fractions selected for comparison must require pupils to consider both numerator and denominator
  • noun relation based on similarities and differences

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frobisher

  • noun English explorer who led an expedition in search of the Northwest Passage to the orient; served under Drake and helped defeat the Spanish Armada (1535-1594)
    Sir Martin Frobisher.

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pollution

  • noun undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities
  • noun the state of being polluted
    befoulment; defilement.

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mineralogy

  • noun the branch of geology that studies minerals: their structure and properties and the ways of distinguishing them

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communication

  • noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
    communicating.
    • they could not act without official communication from Moscow
  • noun something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

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rasmussen

  • noun Danish ethnologist and Arctic explorer; led expeditions into the Arctic to find support for his theory that Eskimos and North American Indians originally migrated from Asia (1879-1933)
    Kund Johan Victor Rasmussen.

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robert_e._peary

  • noun United States Arctic explorer and United States naval officer who has been regarded as the first man to reach the North Pole (1856-1920)
    Robert Edwin Peary; Robert Peary; Peary.

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samuel_de_champlain

  • noun French explorer in Nova Scotia who established a settlement on the site of modern Quebec (1567-1635)
    Champlain.

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wilkins

  • noun United States civil rights leader (1901-1981)
    Roy Wilkins.
  • noun Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
    George Hubert Wilkins.

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vizcaino

  • noun Spanish explorer who was the first European to explore the California coast (1550-1615)
    Sebastian Vizcaino.

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sunlight

  • noun the rays of the sun
    sun; sunshine.
    • the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind

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conservation

  • noun an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change
    preservation.
  • noun the preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources

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bartlett

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Robert Abram Bartlett; Captain Bob; Robert Bartlett.
  • noun United States publisher and editor who compiled a book of familiar quotations (1820-1905)
    John Bartlett.

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speleogenesis

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geophysical_science

  • noun geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth
    geophysics.

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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matthew_flinders

  • noun British explorer who mapped the Australian coast (1774-1814)
    Flinders; Sir Matthew Flinders.

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volume

  • noun the amount of 3-dimensional space occupied by an object
    • the gas expanded to twice its original volume
  • noun the property of something that is great in magnitude
    bulk; mass.
    • it is cheaper to buy it in bulk
    • he received a mass of correspondence
    • the volume of exports

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construction

  • noun the act of constructing something
    building.
    • during the construction we had to take a detour
    • his hobby was the building of boats
  • noun a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
    expression; grammatical construction.
    • I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner

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hoosier

A nickname given to an inhabitant of the State of Indiana. U.S.

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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schoolcraft

  • noun United States geologist and ethnologist and explorer who discovered the source of the Mississippi River (1793-1864)
    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft.

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maximum

  • noun the largest possible quantity
    upper limit.
  • noun the greatest possible degree
    uttermost; utmost; level best.
    • he tried his utmost

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growth

  • noun (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
    development; ontogenesis; maturation; ontogeny; growing.
    • he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children
  • noun a progression from simpler to more complex forms
    • the growth of culture

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exploration

  • noun to travel for the purpose of discovery
    geographic expedition.
  • noun a careful systematic search

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autonomous

  • adjective satellite (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
    self-governing; independent; sovereign.
    • an autonomous judiciary
    • a sovereign state
  • adjective satellite existing as an independent entity
    • the partitioning of India created two separate and autonomous jute economies

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amundsen

  • noun Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)
    Roald Amundsen.

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detailed

  • adjective satellite developed or executed with care and in minute detail
    elaborate; elaborated.
    • a detailed plan
    • the elaborate register of the inhabitants prevented tax evasion"- John Buchan
    • the carefully elaborated theme
  • verb provide details for
    detail.

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sir_richard_burton

  • noun English explorer who with John Speke was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika (1821-1890)
    Burton; Richard Burton; Sir Richard Francis Burton.

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deer

  • noun distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
    cervid.

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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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cabot

  • noun son of John Cabot who was born in Italy and who led an English expedition in search of the Northwest Passage and a Spanish expedition that explored the La Plata region of Brazil; in 1544 he published a map of the world (1476-1557)
    Sebastian Cabot.
  • noun Italian explorer who led the English expedition in 1497 that discovered the mainland of North America and explored the coast from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland (ca. 1450-1498)
    John Cabot; Giovanni Cabato.

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potholer

  • noun a person who explores caves
    spelaeologist; spelunker; speleologist.

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édouard

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physical

  • adjective involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit
    • physical exercise
    • physical suffering
    • was sloppy about everything but her physical appearance
  • adjective relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics
    • physical sciences
    • physical laws

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cousteau

  • noun French underwater explorer (born in 1910)
    Jacques Costeau; Jacques Yves Costeau.

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speos

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flood

  • noun the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    alluvion; deluge; inundation.
    • plains fertilized by annual inundations
  • noun an overwhelming number or amount
    torrent; deluge; inundation.
    • a flood of requests
    • a torrent of abuse

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other

  • adjective not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied
    • today isn't any other day"- the White Queen
    • the construction of highways and other public works
    • he asked for other employment
    • any other person would tell the truth
    • his other books are still in storage
    • then we looked at the other house
    • hearing was good in his other ear
    • the other sex
    • she lived on the other side of the street from me
    • went in the other direction
  • adjective satellite recently past
    • the other evening

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mungo_park

  • noun Scottish explorer in Africa (1771-1806)
    Park.

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geodesy

  • noun the branch of geology that studies the shape of the earth and the determination of the exact position of geographical points

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branch

  • noun a division of some larger or more complex organization
    subdivision; arm.
    • a branch of Congress
    • botany is a branch of biology
    • the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages
  • noun a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

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spatial

  • adjective pertaining to or involving or having the nature of space
    spacial.
    • the first dimension to concentrate on is the spatial one
    • spatial ability
    • spatial awareness
    • the spatial distribution of the population

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department

  • noun a specialized division of a large organization
    section.
    • you'll find it in the hardware department
    • she got a job in the historical section of the Treasury
  • noun the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)

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poor

  • noun people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
    poor people.
    • the urban poor need assistance
  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    wretched; pathetic; pitiable; piteous; misfortunate; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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ecosystem

  • noun a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment

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accidental

  • noun a musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature
  • adjective satellite happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally
    inadvertent.
    • with an inadvertent gesture she swept the vase off the table
    • accidental poisoning
    • an accidental shooting

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mining_geology

  • noun the branch of economic geology that deals with the applications of geology to mining

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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cove

  • noun a small inlet
  • noun small or narrow cave in the side of a cliff or mountain

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chance

  • noun a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    opportunity.
    • the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington
    • now is your chance
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    fortune; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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robert_abram_bartlett

  • noun United States explorer who accompanied Peary's expedition to the North Pole and who led many other Arctic trips (1875-1946)
    Bartlett; Captain Bob; Robert Bartlett.

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structure

  • noun a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
    construction.
    • the structure consisted of a series of arches
    • she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons
  • noun the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
    • artists must study the structure of the human body
    • the structure of the benzene molecule

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francisco_fernandez_de_cordova

  • noun Spanish explorer who discovered Yucatan (1475-1526)
    Cordova; Francisco Fernandez Cordoba; Cordoba.

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john_charles_fremont

  • noun United States explorer who mapped much of the American west and Northwest (1813-1890)
    John C. Fremont; Fremont.

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john_hanning_speke

  • noun English explorer who with Sir Richard Burton was the first European to explore Lake Tanganyika; he also discovered Lake Victoria and named it (1827-1864)
    Speke; John Speke.

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sir_john_ross

  • noun Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777-1856)
    John Ross; Ross.

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daily

  • noun a newspaper that is published every day
  • adjective satellite of or belonging to or occurring every day
    day-by-day; day-after-day; day-to-day.
    • daily routine
    • a daily paper

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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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sewer

  • noun a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
    cloaca; sewerage.
  • noun someone who sews
    • a sewer of fine gowns

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scott

  • noun award-winning United States film actor (1928-1999)
    George C. Scott.
  • noun English explorer who reached the South Pole just a month after Amundsen; he and his party died on the return journey (1868-1912)
    Robert Scott; Robert Falcon Scott.

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missouri

  • noun a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
    MO; Show Me State.
  • noun the longest river in the United States; arises in Montana and flows southeastward to become a tributary of the Mississippi at Saint Louis
    Missouri River.
    • The Missouri and Mississippi Rivers together form the third longest river in the world

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nutrient

  • noun any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
    food.
  • noun any substance (such as a chemical element or inorganic compound) that can be taken in by a green plant and used in organic synthesis

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speology

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