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clamoring

  • noun loud and persistent outcry from many people
    clamor; clamour; hue and cry; clamouring.
    • he ignored the clamor of the crowd
  • verb make loud demands
    clamor; clamour.
    • he clamored for justice and tolerance

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represent

  • verb take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
    correspond; stand for.
    • Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin
  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; symbolize; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

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expostulation

  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    objection; remonstration; remonstrance.
  • noun an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof

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rhetorician

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; public speaker; speechmaker; speechifier.

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yenta

  • noun (Yiddish) a vulgar shrew; a shallow coarse termagant
  • noun (Yiddish) a woman who talks too much; a gossip unable to keep a secret; a woman who spreads rumors and scandal

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pour_out

  • verb express without restraint
    • The woman poured out her frustrations as the judge listened
  • verb pour out
    decant; pour.
    • the sommelier decanted the wines

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foul

  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

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malarky

  • noun empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
    jazz; nothingness; idle words; malarkey; wind.
    • that's a lot of wind
    • don't give me any of that jazz

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protest

  • noun a formal and solemn declaration of objection
    protestation.
    • they finished the game under protest to the league president
    • the senator rose to register his protest
    • the many protestations did not stay the execution
  • noun the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent
    objection; dissent.

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controversial

  • adjective marked by or capable of arousing controversy
    • the issue of the death penalty is highly controversial
    • Rushdie's controversial book
    • a controversial decision on affirmative action

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preface

  • noun a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    prolusion; foreword.
  • verb furnish with a preface or introduction
    introduce; precede; premise.
    • She always precedes her lectures with a joke
    • He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

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signalize

  • verb provide with traffic signals
    signalise.
    • signalize a busy intersection
  • verb communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    signalise; signal; sign.
    • He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
    • The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

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spellbind

  • verb to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    grip; fascinate; transfix.
    • The snake charmer fascinates the cobra
  • verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    bewitch; mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks

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lace

  • noun a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
    lacing.
  • noun a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns

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ventilate

  • verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    vent; air out; air.
    • air the old winter clothes
    • air out the smoke-filled rooms
  • verb expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
    • Wheat should be well ventilated

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spin

  • noun a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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tweet

  • noun a weak chirping sound as of a small bird
  • verb make a weak, chirping sound
    twirp.
    • the small bird was tweeting in the tree

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swan

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

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scold

  • noun someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
    nagger; common scold; nag; scolder.
  • verb censure severely or angrily
    call on the carpet; rag; dress down; remonstrate; chew out; take to task; call down; jaw; lambast; trounce; chide; berate; chew up; have words; rebuke; reprimand; reproof; lecture; bawl out; lambaste.
    • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

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send_word

  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; apprise; give notice; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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swap

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

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teaching

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

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amorous

  • adjective satellite inclined toward or displaying love
    amative.
    • feeling amorous
  • adjective satellite expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance
    amatory; romantic.
    • her amatory affairs
    • amorous glances
    • a romantic adventure
    • a romantic moonlight ride

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bellyache

  • noun an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
    stomach ache; stomachache; gastralgia.
  • verb complain
    squawk; grouse; beef; gripe; holler; bitch; crab.
    • What was he hollering about?

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stick_out

  • verb extend out or project in space
    project; protrude; jut out; jut.
    • His sharp nose jutted out
    • A single rock sticks out from the cliff
  • verb be highly noticeable
    jump; jump out; leap out; stand out.

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appal

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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vociferous

  • adjective satellite conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry
    blatant; clamant; clamorous; strident.
    • blatant radios
    • a clamorous uproar
    • strident demands
    • a vociferous mob

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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warble

  • noun a lumpy abscess under the hide of domestic mammals caused by larvae of a botfly or warble fly
  • verb sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below
    quaver; trill.

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sermon

  • noun an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
    discourse; preaching.
  • noun a moralistic rebuke
    preaching.
    • your preaching is wasted on him

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yellow

  • noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
    yellowness.
  • verb turn yellow
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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lecture

  • noun a speech that is open to the public
    talk; public lecture.
    • he attended a lecture on telecommunications
  • noun a lengthy rebuke
    speech; talking to.
    • a good lecture was my father's idea of discipline
    • the teacher gave him a talking to

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screaming

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screech; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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elocution

  • noun an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture

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prattler

  • noun someone who speaks in a childish way

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waverer

  • noun one who hesitates (usually out of fear)
    hesitater; hesitator; vacillator.

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utter

  • verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    give tongue to; express; verbalise; verbalize.
    • She expressed her anger
    • He uttered a curse
  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    let loose; emit; let out.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand

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whisk

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

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parrot

  • noun usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
  • noun a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated

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investigator

  • noun a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
    researcher; research worker.
  • noun someone who investigates

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velar

  • noun a consonant produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate
    velar consonant.
  • adjective of or relating to the velum

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telephone_call

  • noun a telephone connection
    call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call

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monologue

  • noun speech you make to yourself
    soliloquy.
  • noun a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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straight

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight person; heterosexual person; heterosexual.
  • noun a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

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triumph

  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    victory.
    • a narrow victory
    • the general always gets credit for his army's victory
    • clinched a victory
    • convincing victory
    • the agreement was a triumph for common sense
  • noun the exultation of victory

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belt_out

  • verb sing loudly and forcefully
    belt.

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chew

  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    plug; wad; quid; cud; chaw.
  • noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
    manduction; chewing; mastication.

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mumbling

  • noun indistinct enunciation
  • noun ineffectual chewing (as if without teeth)
    gumming.

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sweet_nothings

  • noun inconsequential expressions of affection
    honeyed words.
    • he whispered sweet nothings into her ear

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gasbag

  • noun a boring person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics
    windbag.
  • noun the bag containing the gas in a balloon
    envelope.

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blasphemy

  • noun blasphemous language (expressing disrespect for God or for something sacred)
  • noun blasphemous behavior; the act of depriving something of its sacred character
    profanation; desecration; sacrilege.
    • desecration of the Holy Sabbath

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give_notice

  • verb terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    give the axe; send away; give the sack; fire; dismiss; terminate; displace; sack; force out; can.
    • The boss fired his secretary today
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; send word; apprise; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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direct

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

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horn

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

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preacher

  • noun someone whose occupation is preaching the gospel
    preacher man; sermonizer; sermoniser.

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talks

  • noun a discussion intended to produce an agreement
    negotiation; dialogue.
    • the buyout negotiation lasted several days
    • they disagreed but kept an open dialogue
    • talks between Israelis and Palestinians
  • noun an exchange of ideas via conversation
    talking; talk.
    • let's have more work and less talk around here

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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street

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

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blaspheme

  • verb utter obscenities or profanities
    imprecate; cuss; curse; swear.
    • The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street
  • verb speak of in an irreverent or impious manner
    • blaspheme God

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warbler

  • noun a singer; usually a singer who adds embellishments to the song
  • noun a small active songbird

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yack

  • noun noisy talk
    chatter; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • verb talk incessantly and tiresomely
    jaw; yap away; yack away; rattle on.

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expressive

  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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prosody

  • noun the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
    inflection.
  • noun (prosody) a system of versification
    poetic rhythm; rhythmic pattern.

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enounce

  • verb speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
    sound out; pronounce; enunciate; articulate; say.
    • She pronounces French words in a funny way
    • I cannot say `zip wire'
    • Can the child sound out this complicated word?

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blue

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

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coquet

  • verb talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions
    butterfly; coquette; mash; flirt; romance; philander; dally; chat up.
    • The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries
    • My husband never flirts with other women

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panegyrist

  • noun an orator who delivers eulogies or panegyrics
    eulogist.

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blub

  • verb cry or whine with snuffling
    blubber; snuffle; snivel; sniffle.
    • Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!

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religious

  • noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • adjective satellite concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church
    spiritual.
    • religious texts
    • a member of a religious order
    • lords temporal and spiritual
    • spiritual leaders
    • spiritual songs

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commemorating

  • adjective intended as a commemoration
    commemorative.
    • a commemorative plaque
  • verb mark by some ceremony or observation
    commemorate; mark.
    • The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade

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neb

  • noun a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head; especially the nose
    snout.
  • noun horny projecting mouth of a bird
    nib; pecker; bill; beak.

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crabby_person

  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crab.

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conduct

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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thrash_out

  • verb discuss vehemently in order to reach a solution or an agreement
    hammer out.
    • The leaders of the various Middle Eastern countries are trying to hammer out a peace agreement

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psalmody

  • noun the act of singing psalms or hymns
    hymnody.

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prate

  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    prattle; chin music; blether; idle talk.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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reporter

  • noun a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories
    newsperson; newsman.

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laugh_loudly

  • verb laugh boisterously
    guffaw.

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mew

  • noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    meow; miaow; miaou; miaul.
  • noun the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America
    mew gull; Larus canus; sea mew.

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protection

  • noun the activity of protecting someone or something
    • the witnesses demanded police protection
  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protective covering; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors

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neven

To name; to mention; to utter. Obs.
As oft I heard my lord them neven. Chaucer.

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active

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

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shriek

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screaming; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    screech; screeching; screaming; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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conversational

  • adjective satellite characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
    colloquial.
    • wrote her letters in a colloquial style
    • the broken syntax and casual enunciation of conversational English

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voice

  • noun the distinctive quality or pitch or condition of a person's speech
    • A shrill voice sounded behind us
  • noun the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
    vocalism; phonation; vocalization; vocalisation; vox.
    • a singer takes good care of his voice
    • the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations

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ridicule

  • noun language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
  • noun the act of deriding or treating with contempt
    derision.

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orinasal

  • noun a speech sound produced with both the oral and nasal passages open (as French nasal vowels)
    orinasal phone.

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give_away

  • verb make a gift of
    • She gave away her antique furniture
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; reveal; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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controversy

  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; tilt; argument; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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credit

  • noun approval
    recognition.
    • give her recognition for trying
    • he was given credit for his work
    • give her credit for trying
  • noun money available for a client to borrow

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verbalise

  • verb be verbose
    verbalize.
    • This lawyer verbalizes and is rather tedious
  • verb express in speech
    verbalize; mouth; utter; talk; speak.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize

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bass_voice

  • noun the lowest adult male singing voice
    basso; bass.

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military

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

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maunder

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

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verbalism

  • noun the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
    verbal expression; expression.
    • expressions of good will
    • he helped me find verbal expression for my ideas
    • the idea was immediate but the verbalism took hours
  • noun overabundance of words
    verbiage.

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intrigue

  • noun a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
    machination.
  • noun a clandestine love affair

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table_talk

  • noun conversation during a meal

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tonguage

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golden

  • adjective satellite having the deep slightly brownish color of gold
    aureate; gilded; gilt; gold.
    • long aureate (or golden) hair
    • a gold carpet
  • adjective satellite marked by peace and prosperity
    halcyon; prosperous.
    • a golden era
    • the halcyon days of the clipper trade

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swearing

  • noun profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
    swearword; expletive; cuss; curse; oath; curse word.
    • expletives were deleted
  • noun a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
    oath.

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talk_about

  • verb to consider or examine in speech or writing
    discourse; discuss.
    • The author talks about the different aspects of this question
    • The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'
  • verb discuss or mention
    talk of.
    • They spoke of many things

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campaign

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

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drag_up

  • verb mention something unpleasant from the past
    dredge up.
    • Drag up old stories

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sneer

  • noun a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls
    leer.
  • noun a contemptuous or scornful remark

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unix

  • noun trademark for a powerful operating system
    UNIX system; UNIX operating system.

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paint_a_picture

  • verb call to mind
    suggest; evoke.
    • this remark evoked sadness

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grumbler

  • noun a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining
    squawker; moaner; sniveller; crybaby; complainer; whiner; bellyacher.

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plow

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

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spoke

  • noun support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim
    wheel spoke; radius.
  • noun one of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder
    rung; rundle.

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exhort

  • verb spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    urge; inspire; barrack; cheer; urge on; root on; pep up.
    • The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers
  • verb force or impel in an indicated direction
    press; urge; urge on.
    • I urged him to finish his studies

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mediate

  • verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
    intermediate; liaise; intercede; arbitrate.
    • He interceded in the family dispute
    • He mediated a settlement
  • verb occupy an intermediate or middle position or form a connecting link or stage between two others
    • mediate between the old and the new

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call

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

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minstrel

  • noun a singer of folk songs
    jongleur; troubadour; folk singer; poet-singer.
  • noun a performer in a minstrel show

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rumormonger

  • noun a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
    gossipmonger; rumourmonger; gossiper; newsmonger; gossip.

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sexy

  • adjective marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest
    • feeling sexy
    • sexy clothes
    • sexy poses
    • a sexy book
    • sexy jokes
  • adjective exciting sexual desire
    aphrodisiacal; aphrodisiac.

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leaky

  • adjective permitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases
    • a leaky roof
    • a leaky defense system
  • adjective satellite used informally; unable to retain urine

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assessment

  • noun the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
    appraisal.
  • noun an amount determined as payable
    • the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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